M: Shall we go for a walk, Julie?
W: Is it warm outside?
M: No, you need a coat.
W: Well, I think I’ll stay at home, then.
M: I’d like a coffee. What about you?
W: Mm…me, too. And the kids will drink coke. But just ask for one bottle. They’ll never finish about it for each.
M: Orange juice is much better for them. I know, but they always refuse to drink it.
W: Have you heard there’s been a big fire in the old paper factory?
M: Are you sure? There is nothing in the newspaper about it.
W: I was there last night. Go and watch TV. There might be something about it.
M: I can’t believe this traffic.
W: Well, it’s rush hour.
M: We’ll never make it on time unless the match is delayed.
W: Yes, we will. Don’t worry about it.
W: Alan, you’re back. How was your vacation?
M: Just don’t ask. I wish I had never had it.
W: What went wrong?
M: What didn’t go wrong? That would be a better question.
M: Hi, Cathy. It’s Jason.
W: Hi, Jason. I haven’t heard from you in a while.
M: Well, I’ve been busy. I’ve started my own company.
W: Well, what kind of business is it?
M: Just a small on-line store. I’m hurrying staff and want you to come to work for me.
W: Actually I just got started working at the old company again.
M: Oh, I didn’t realize you were going back.. Well, can you recommend someone else?
M: Helen, I heard that you wanted to be a Gym teacher, didn’t you?
W: Yes, I did think about it. But it was going to be too expensive.
M: You mean the training?
W: Yes, you need to pay for the use of all the equipment, you know.
M: So you went to a nursing college.
W: I did. And I have no regrets.
M: Really? You enjoyed it?
W: Oh, very much.
M: Didn’t you feel sad that you couldn’t become a teacher?
W: Well, in a way. But as time went on, I really began to like my job.
M: Hi, Susan. Are you interested in buying some used books for school? You can really save some money that way.
W: Well, what do you have?
M: Well, let’s see. I have a science book, called “Today’s World”. And I’m selling it for 30 dollars.
W: 30? That’s too expensive for a broken book like that.
M: Maybe so, but I bought it for 60, and I wrote a lot of notes in the book. That should help you with the class if you could read my writing.
W: What else are you selling?
M: OK. I have an English writing textbook, for 14 dollars, a math book, for 23 and a novel, for only 7.
M: It’s up to you. You know, these things go fast.
W: OK. I’ll take the writing book and the novel. I need both of those for sure.
M: No more textbooks?
W: Not now. Teachers are always changing their minds about textbooks.
M: All right.
M: Hello, Darling. I’ve just heard I have to go to Italy for a couple of days. I’m flying this evening.
W: Oh, David. Do you really have to go? You know the Johnsons are coming around to see us tonight.
M: Yes, I know. But I can’t help it. They’ll have to come some other time.
W: Then we won’t be able to go to the theatre tomorrow.
M: No, I’m afraid we’ll have to change all our plans.
W: All right, David. When exactly are you leaving, then?
M: I’m taking the 7:00 plane to Rome.
W: Are you coming home before you go to the airport?
M: I’m afraid I can’t. I’m still having a talk with my boss here.
W: What about your suitcase?
M: I’m afraid you’ll have to pack it for me.
W: And who’s fetching it for you?
M: You’ll bring it, Darling.
W: Why me?
M: Because you are coming with me. It’s your birthday on Saturday. And this trip is my birthday present for you. I’ll meet you at the airport, three quarters before the flight. Don’t forget anything and don’t be late. See you later, Darling.
Hi. I’m Adam with the news’ headlines. It’s Thursday, 23rd of April. To start with, it’s the fourth day of our inquiry. And today we’ll talk about what makes you most afraid. We spoke to a thousand students from across the UK. And school violence came up top. On the other hand, one in five of you feel unsafe on the streets.
Other top stories. Parents of schools in Glasgow are re-acting against the plans to shut down 25 primary schools and nurseries. This afternoon, some parents moved into the schools. Others gather on the roofs of the buildings. The city government says closing the schools will save &300,000,000. A final decision is expected later.
Litter pickers in Manchester are taking the day off. It’s part of a plan to encourage people to clean up after themselves and not to drop rubbish. The city government will still be collecting litter that’s been put in public dustbins, though.
In sport. Last night, Liverpool beat Barcelona 3-1. It will play AC Milan in the European Cup final, which is to be held in Moscow on May 28th.
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