M: How would you like your meat cooked, ma'am? We can do anything from rare to well done.
W: I'd like it medium-rare with spicy sauce on the side, please.
W: I thought you were going to that concert this weekend. Shouldn't you be on your way to the stadium now?
M: That's next weekend. This weekend I will enjoy an art exhibition with my mom in town.
M: Bobby, can you stop talking when your mouth is full? And can you sit up in your chair, please?
W: And how many times have your father and I told you? Don't eat with your hands!
W: Grandpa, how come your hair looks so different in this picture?
M: Well, because I was a lot younger then. You see, when you get older, you start losing your hair. Don't worry, though. It's different with girls.
W: I need your help with moving my new table into the apartment this weekend.
M: I'll be back at my place on Sunday. Will we need to pick it up with my truck?
W: Yes. They're holding it at the furniture store where I bought it.
W: Why do you listen to that music? Why not listen to classical music?
M: Classical music is the music of the past and this is the music of the present.
W: But can't you turn it down? It hurts my ears.
M: It's electronic music. We live in an electronic age. I do like some classical music. Some of it is very interesting.
W: I don't understand your music.
M: When you were 18, you probably liked the music of your time. Things change.
W: When I was 16, a year younger than you, I attended a classical concert. I've loved that music ever since.
M: Are you going to be home at 3:00 p.m. today, or are you staying late at work?
W: I'm not staying late, but I am going to stop by the grocery store on my way home. Why?
M: I have something being delivered around 5:00 p.m., and I want to make sure someone is there to receive it.
W: Oh, okay. I can be home by 5:00 p.m., but the kids will both be home from soccer practice by then. One of them could sign for it.
M: No, they can't, because it is a box of wine. The delivery person will need to see identification to make sure the person signing is over 21 years old. Our kids are not old enough yet.
W: Fine. I will hurry home before the wine arrives.
W: I think I want to become an expert on computer safety, but the schools that I want to apply to don't have that major. I know that there are some private colleges that offer it. Should I send applications to those places, too?
M: I don't think that's a good idea, honey. You can consider that as a career, but I think you should study a broader subject in school.
W: Like what?
M: Well, what would be a learning requirement for a computer security job?
W: Computer science!
M: Definitely. But let's go even further. Do you know what you should learn well in order to be good at computer science?
W: But… I don't know if I want to major in math. It seems like it would be so hard!
M: It's okay, honey. You don't have to only study math. But you do need to have a solid background in it. Choosing computer science as your major is good, but you should also take plenty of math classes. No matter what you plan to do, I'm behind you, my little girl.
M: Hey, Lisa. I am glad I catch you before you go in. Now we can go in together.
W: Hey, John. I'm surprised to see you here. What made you come tonight? You said you were busy when I asked yesterday. Did your plan to go to your grandparents' house change?
M: Well, I did say that originally. However, I want to be honest now and tell you that I lied to you. I really wanted to come tonight, but I was scared. I have never been on a roller coaster before.
W: Don't apologize for that. I'm sorry that I put you into that position. I wouldn't have invited you if I had known you were scared. I never meant to make tonight stressful.
M: No, it's my fault. I really never had the opportunity to fix my problem before, so I didn't know what to do. But I came tonight to face my fears directly!
W: That is very brave of you. I'm glad to be here with you while you do that. Besides, the town's holiday celebrations have much smaller rides. It is a good place to start. Let's buy some tickets and enjoy the celebrations.
M: Thank you for being so understanding. You are a really great friend. Let me buy the tickets for us to thank you.
M: Today is the third day of my week's holiday in Paris. The journey here was very long and I felt tired because I didn't get much sleep on the plane. But I was excited when I got in the taxi and I could see the Eiffel Tower from the window. It is quite an impressive sight. The weather here is a little bit cold, and sometimes rainy. So I had to buy a new umbrella because I forgot to bring one. The traffic is very bad, so usually I like to walk if I can. But it's a big city, so it can get very tiring after a few hours. The food here is delicious, but I don't like the breakfast served at the hotel. However, I am so lucky because there is a nice bakery close to where I am staying. They have fresh bread every morning and the shopkeeper always greets me with a big smile. I have visited most of the famous places, but I couldn't get into the Louvre, because I went too late last night and the tickets were all sold out. I really hope I can go today, because I'm a big fan of art galleries and I must see the painting of Mona Lisa. It's the real reason why I came here.