W:Have you seen the movie Hangover? We went to see it last night.
M:How was it?
W:Jason thought it was extremely amusing, but I was a bit disappointed.
M:Susan, I heard you are going to France. How long will you be staying there?
W:A whole year. My aunt lives there. I’m going to do a one month course at a language school and spend the rest of the time traveling.
M:Let’s see what drinks you’ve got for the party tonight.
W:Everything, beer, wine, soft drinks like Coke, Seven-Up — you name it, I’ve got it. Have you ordered the cake?
M:I don’t have a library card. Do I need one?
W:You have to have one — only to take books out. You’re OK if you just sit in one of the rooms reading.
M:Well then, I’ll just read here. Thank you.
W:I wish I knew the times of the trains to London, but our phone’s out of order.
M:Don’t worry, Grandma. I’ll find out for you on the Internet.
W:Excuse me, I wonder if you could tell me how to find a place to have my shoes mended. I’m new in town.
M:Ah, there is a good shop not far from here. Go straight ahead and walk about three blocks. I can’t remember the name of the shop, but you’ll find it. It’s near the police station. By the way, you know about the Town Guide? It’s a thin book and has all kinds of useful information. You’ll find one in any bookstore.
W:Thanks a lot, you’ve been so helpful. Let’s see, did you say the repair shop was three blocks away from here?
M:I’ve been here many times. There are quite a lot of delicious dishes to choose from. What are you thinking of ordering?
W:Well, I haven’t decided yet. What are you going to order?
M:I think I’ll have the roast chicken. They really make it well here.
W:I had roast chicken yesterday when I ate out with Shelly.
M:Their beef steak is good, too. You can have it served with beans and mushrooms. W:But I’m not that hungry. Is the fried fish or the seafood salad good?
M:Never had them before. Maybe if you get the steak, we could share.
W:That sounds like a good idea.
W:Hello, Mr. White, do you think it’s possible for us to talk sometime today?
M:I’d love to, Miss Wilson, but I’ve got a pretty tight schedule today. I’ve got to finish reading the yearly financial report by ten. Then I have to drive to the airport to pick up an advertiser at eleven. After that, I’ll have a meeting with him over lunch.
W:Can I see you after lunch?
M:Well, let me see. After lunch, I have to attend a senior staff meeting, which may last about two hours. Can you come at three? We can talk for an hour before I meet my sales team at four.
W:I’m afraid an hour is too short. What about tomorrow morning?
M:Nine to eleven, then. I’ll wait for you at the office.
W:OK. See you then.
W:Hey, Bill, I hear they’re going to send you to Germany for the new project.
M: Boy, news travels fast around here. I only got the orders a couple of hours ago —Rachel doesn’t even know!
W:Oh no? So what are you waiting for? When do you plan to tell her?
M:Well, she’s at work at the moment — she doesn’t finish until 5. I’ll have to wait until tonight now, I suppose.
W:Well, I was posted there before — back in 2008. It’s OK. A bit like England really — at least the weather’s similar and the people aren’t much different. The only thing I didn’t like is the food, especially the sausages. What do you intend to do about the family? Are you going to take them with you?
M:Well, I’d like to, but I don’t know much about the situation at the moment — you know, about schools and all that, but I hope to move the family out there in a couple of months’ time. I don’t think I want to spend a year and a half out there on my own — I mean, without Rachel and the kids. I mean, I don’t see that much of them now as it is.
W:Yeah, well that’s the way it is normally in our company, I suppose.
M:Yeah, well, we’ll see. Let me pay for the coffee.
W:No, no, I’ll pay.
W:Hello, everyone. Welcome to our program. I’m Jenny Jackson. The weather here in Juárez has become unbearable. With no rains for over a year, the city is suffering from unusually hot weather. Some light showers have been forecast since last month, but all of them have been effective in surrounding areas. Summer has not even started yet but temperatures have reached 40 degrees Centigrade in the past three days, and people have been warned not to go out of their homes, not if you walk on foot, at least, between 11 in the morning and 7 in the evening. Little kids and the elderly are the ones who have suffered the most from this extreme heat wave. They must drink water all the time. To help our audience have a better understanding of this extreme weather, we have invited Professor Torres from University of Mexico to our studio this evening.