Mary: it's ok. It seems we have a lot in common.
S: oh, really. That is great news. What does he look like?
M: he is tall and slim, fair-haired.
S: sounds like he is pretty cute. What do you think of him?
M: he is a nice guy and very considerate. I was impressed with how smart he was and he has a great sense of humor.
S: oh, it's love at first sight. When will you see each other again?
M: he didn't say, but he said he would call me.
S: maybe he is busy with his work. Just wait and try not to think about it too much!
M: oh, steve. Stop it! I am a bit nervous! What if he doesn't call?
S: come on, Mary, you're a total catch. I bet he will call you. Don't worry.
M: thank you, Steve. You're always so encouraging.
S: that's what friends are for.
Harry: yes. It was so crowded. I'm worn-out. Let's find our seats.
S: are they window seats or aisle seats?
H: let me see… yes, one window seat and one aisle.
S: ok. But can I trede my seat with you? I prefer the one near the window. I'm a terrible flyer. I always get airsick and can never relax until after I've landed.
H: that's fine. I'd like to be on the aisle anyway. It's easier to get in and out.
S: thanks. Where shall we put our luggage?
H: I think the smaller carry-on bag can go in the overhead compartment, and the others can go under the seat.
S: good idea.
H: don't forget to keep the seat belt on.
S: ok. Hope it's a pleasant trip.
S: and no hijackers.
H: oh, you have too wild of an imagination.
A: it’s so sad. They had been together for only two months. Do you know what the matter was?
J: Mary said Jack was cheating on her. Jack was seeing a girl from his hometown. One day, Maey saw them holding hands and ended the relationship immediately.
A: really? I’m very surprised. He doesn’t look like a guy who’d ever do that sort of thing, right?
J: do, he doesn’t. Anyway, she found out that he had been two-timing her for a long time.
A: maybe it is for the best. They are not suitable for each other because they have nothing in common and are completely different people.
J: how so?
A: he is an extrovert while she is an introvert. He likes parties while she hates them.
J: poor Mary! She really liked him.
A: anyway, she was right to end things and she deserves better.
B: do you think they’ll get back together?
A: no, I don’t think so. I know Mary. Once she makes a decision, she won’t change her mind.
J: I hope she’ll recover soon.
A: so do I.
K: did you get the position you wanted?
C: yes, I'll be promoted to department manager.
K: I'm glad to hear that. Congratulations!
C: thank you. Actually, I could not believe it at first. You know, there're so many outstanding people in our company. Many of them are qualified to fill that position.
K: sure, but you really did great and outperformed the others. You deserved it!
C: thank you very much.
K: you always have unique ideas and you're such a team leader.
C: I appreciate it very much. You've been doing great. I expect to see you be promoted pretty soon.
K: that's very nice of you to say so. I'll try my best. When will you start at the new position?
C: next week.
K: so by then, you'll be in charge of the whole department.
N: I'm in a good mood today, actually. How about you?
C: to be honest, I'm a bit fed up.
N: what's wrong?
C: there's a girl in my company that I really like but I always get shy when she is around.
N: I see! Do you want to ask her out?
C: sure, but how?
N: you can ask her out for drink after work.
C: but for what reasons? She doesn't even know who I am.
N: then you've got a lot of homework to do. You need to get her notice first.
C: easier said than done.
N: you can start by meeting her at the bus stop and saying hello to her.
C: but I always get tongue-tied when I see her.
N: that's something you need to overcome. Men should make the first move as most of girls perfer being chased.
C: I see. I'll try.
N: good luck!
M: I feel sorry for you. It's a jungle out there.
H: Do you know any places?
M: well. I guess I can ask around to see if anyone's got a room or apartment available.
H: thank you. I think I should also have a look at the Internet to see if anyone's got a sublet.
M: how much do are you looking to spend?
H: I can only afford about 1,000 yuan a month.
M: looks like you'll have to get a place in the suburbs.
H: it doesn't matter, but it needs to be close to the subway or on a convenient bus route.
M: anything you need to have in the place?
H: I want a bedroom with full bath, and it'll be better if the bedroom is on the sunny side.
M: you can also check out university bulletin boards.
H: why? Will those be students who are leaving?
M: not really, but landlords put up notices to attract students and they often have low rent.
H: thank you. I'll be sure to take a look.
M: good luck.