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Ready to Go
Sidney: Are you ready?
Deborah: Grace is still in her room.
Sidney: She needs to rush. We don’t have enough time.
Deborah: What time does the movie begin?
Sidney: It starts at seven thirty.
Deborah: What’s the time now?
Sidney: About seven ten.
Deborah: There’s no hurry. It only takes ten minutes by car to get there.
Sidney: I know, but there aren’t enough parking spaces around the theatre.
Deborah: Well, I’d better tell Grace to hurry up. She can take hours to get ready.
An Interesting Movie
Edith: I thought that movie was terrific, didn’t you?
Martin: I don’t know. It didn’t seem to have any meaning.
Edith: Come on. It seems that you expect intellectual stimulation from every movie.
Marin: I just think that a good movie should have a central theme at least.
Edith: Yes. But it doesn’t hurt you to watch a funny movie once in a while. Relax and enjoy it!
Martin: You’re right. I’m too serious sometimes.
In the Bus
Raymond: I see you’re reading Harry Potter. How do you like it?
Victoria: I can’t put it down. Have you read it?
Raymond: Yes. In fact, I just finished it. The ending’s great…
Victoria: Don’t tell me! I only have fifty pages to go.
Raymond: OK, I won’t tell you who dies.
Victoria: DON’T TELL ME ANYTHING!
Raymond: OK, but I’m biting my tongue.
Victoria: Good, bite hard!
Raymond: Such a shame though.
Victoria: What is?
Raymond: That Harry dies.
A New Job
Miss Wallace: Mr. Adams, have you seen this ad in the Recruit News?
Mr. Adams: Yes, I saw it, but I’m not interested in finding a new job. I’ve been here since I graduated from my university. I like working here.
Miss Wallace: Really? I’ve only been here for one year, and I’m already tired of doing the same thing every day. I’m afraid of getting really bored.
Mr. Adams: Oh, come on! It’s not that bad. Wherever you work, you have to do the same thing every day to a certain degree.
Miss Wallace: Well, what’s more, I’ve been working about ten hours a day since last month.
Mr. Adams: But you’ve been getting paid more money for it, haven’t you?
Miss Wallace: Yes, but I’m not interested in making more money. I’m going to apply for another job.
Mr. Adams: What kind of job?
Miss Wallace: A secretarial job.
Mr. Adams: Well, good luck.
Miss Wallace: Thank you very much!
A Date (2)
Gill: Sandy? Is that you?
Sandy: Yes, uh-huh. Who’s this?
Gill: It’s Gill.
Sandy: Gill? Gill who?
Gill: What you do you mean, “Gill who?” Gill Dixon, of course.
Sandy: Oh, Gill, I’m sorry.
Gill: Yes. We had a date last night. Where were you? I waited for one hour.
Sandy: Oh, I’m sorry, Gill. I couldn’t come.
Gill: Couldn’t come! Why not?
Sandy: Well, I had to pack my stuff for my trip.
Gill: Why didn’t you call me?
Sandy: I wanted to call you, but-uh-I-uh- couldn’t remember your phone number.
Gill: And now I’m going to forget yours!