W: Here is twenty dollars for you. How much do I still owe you now?
M: You paid me fifty last week, so...now you still owe me ten dollars.
M: Hi, Lucy, long time no see! Surprised to see you here. How is your life after graduation?
W: I have changed several jobs since we graduated, and now I am an assistant teacher in our university.
W: How do you get along with your new project?
M: At first I tried every method I could think of, but nothing worked. However, with the help of Professor Brown, now it is getting to the end.
W: Do you always read in low light? You will need glasses soon.
M: Usually. I know it's bad for my eyesight, but I share a room with my brother. I don't want to wake him up with bright light.
W: Do you have any plans after the class?
M: Yes. We'll have our midterm exams next month, so I plan to study at the library. But before that I need to return some books that are due today. In the afternoon, I want to swim in the gym.
W: I'm very glad you could come, Mr. Frank. Come in and take a seat, please. I've prepared some homestyle food.
M: Thank you. This is my first time to have Chinese dishes. Could you tell me some features of Chinese food?
W: Well, they vary with the style of cooking. For example, Shanghai food is rather oily; Hunan dishes are relatively hot, which have a strong taste. And Cantonese food, my favourite, is a bit light.
M: Wow, that's really amazing. I heard Chinese dishes are very good in colour and taste. I just can't wait to have a try.
W: Then go ahead! I'm sure you will love them.
W: Hello, Bradford Company. This is Tracy speaking. How may I help you?
M: Hello, this is Bill Burton from Milford Insurance. I'd like to speak to Ms. Jenkins, please.
W: I'm sorry, Mr. Burton. But now Ms. Jenkins is out visiting an important agent. Would you like to leave a message for her?
M: Yes, please tell her I'm calling for the details of our meeting next Tuesday and have her call me back. It's best if she can contact me before 3 pm today. She can reach me at 635-8799.
W: All right, I will make sure Ms. Jenkins receives your message and returns your call in time.
M: Thank you very much.
W: Welcome to Star Hotel, sir. What can I do for you?
M: I booked a room under Steve John two weeks ago, and it is a room with a double bed.
W: Wait a minute, please. Ah, yes, here it is. Your room is on the 3rd floor. If you don't mind, I need to see some identification and the credit card you booked the room with.
M: Sure, here you are. By the way, what time is breakfast served?
W: It is offered for four hours, starting from 6:00 am, in the canteen. OK, I've got you checked in, and here is the key. Anything else I can help?
M: Yes, could you call a taxi for me, please? I need to go out in twenty minutes after putting my suitcase in the room.
M: That's strange. I didn't get a straw with my drink.
W: They don't use straws anymore here.
M: Some coffee shops are doing that, too, right?
W: Yes. I'm never going to use straws again. They end up in our oceans.
M: I know. I've seen pictures of birds and fish with straws in their stomachs.
W: I just saw the saddest video. A tortoise had a plastic straw stuck in its nose. It makes me feel terrible. Scientists believe that by 2050, more plastics will be found in the ocean than fish.
M: So awful!
W: And we throw away 50% of the plastics immediately. It's so silly. I think we can switch to steel straws. We can clean them and use them again.
M: That will make a lot of people mad at first.
W: It's better than killing the fish in our oceans. After we eat, I'll take you to a gift shop where they sell recycled products. It's just around the corner next to a grocery.
W: Hello, everyone. I'm Gloria. Thank you for reaching us to share your concerns about your kids returning to school this fall. It is obvious that if all students return to school, their safety will likely be put at risk. We have also been discussing this matter for many times. Now I am going to tell you that the Board has approved our Off Campus learning program for this fall. We will be fixing the full details on how this program will be carried out in elementary school and junior high, and have appointed teachers to run the program for your students.At this time we are reaching out to confirm your participation in this program so we can decide on numbers as seats are limited. So your report is required to be sent to me by noon tomorrow. Then we will send out a contract for you to sign which is about the first term of Off Campus learning. This will allow us to move forward with specific planning. After that, the Off Campus learning teachers will be in touch with the plans for Term One. Thank you!