1. W: John, is Mark coming for tea tomorrow?
M: Yes, I told you yesterday, Tracy.
W: Oh, did you? Sorry, I must have forgotten.
2. W: What’s the hurry? We’d like you to stay for dinner.
M: Well, thank you, but Helen and I have to meet my parents at the railway station.
3. W: Hi, Tom. We have to start the meeting without you.
M: I know. My flight was delayed because of the heavy rain.
W: But you are just in time for the discussion.
4. M: How much are these shoes?
W: Oh, they are 35 dollars a pair.
M: Do you have Size 9.
W: I’m afraid they are sold out.
5. M: Hi, I’m thinking of taking a trip during the Christmas holidays.
W: Where would you like to go?
M: Well, maybe somewhere warm and sunny.
W: How about a tour to Southeast Asia?
6. M: Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s welcome Jane Carter. Jane, you are so young. How can you sing so well?
W: Well, Mr. Green. I like singing very much. And I’ve been doing this for a while, above all I have Mr James as my teacher.
M: No wonder. I believe you’ll do a wonderful job tonight. Now ladies and gentlemen, Jane Carter.
7. W: Happy birthday, Jimmy. Are you ready for the next present?
M: You mean there’s more besides the watch?
W: Come with us. It’s in the car. Now, here we are. You’ve been talking about this for months.
M: Oh, it’s a new computer. It’s just what I want. I’m so happy about it. Thank you so much, Mum and Dad.
8. W: Excuse me, sir?
M: Can I help you?
W: My name is Jane Smith. I’m a designer, looking for a job.
M: See my secretary. She will set you up with the test.
M: Next month.
W: I can’t wait that long.
M: Excuse me?
W: I can’t wait a month. I need something sooner.
M: I’m sorry.
9. M: Hi, Lily, how’s your new flat?
W: It’s great. I really like it.
M: How big is it?
W: It’s one big room, but it has a bathroom and a small kitchen, too.
M: How far is it from the office.
W: It’s only about 10 minutes.
M: 10 minutes by bus or by car?
W: On foot. I walked to work this morning. I was 10 minutes early.
M: You are lucky. I was 10 minutes late.
W: What happened
M: All the buses came late.
W: What did Susan say?
M:She was late too.
W: What happened to her?
M: She took the train, and it was late too.
W: Well then you’re really lucky after all. But what are you going to do tomorrow.
M: I’ll start 15 minutes earlier.
M: Good afternoon, everybody and welcome to this class on English words. I hope that all of you can hear me. If not, please let me know. I am Pref. John Morris. I’ll be your teacher for the next 13 weeks. As you can probably tell, this is one of popular and crowded classes. Indeed, every time these courses are offered, this room is very full. Why is that? Well, in order to use the English language, it’s very important to have at least a basic understanding of how words are formed. Just to mention one figure, and there are many. There are about one million words in English. If you are an English learner, you might wonder how you can possibly remember all of these words. Well, for one thing you don’t have to. No native speaker exists who knows all of the words in the English language. Besides there are shortcuts. Shortcuts? Yes, for example, if you know how words are formed by using parts of words from other languages, such Greek and French, you’ll understand a good number of English words when you first come across them. Let me put it this way. Knowing the rules will help you master a large number of words. This is probably the No. 1 reason why this class is so popular.