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What’s A Grant?
Ted: My daughter is going to college.
Keith: That’s great, but it must be expensive.
Ted: Yes, but she has a grant.
Keith: A grant? What’s a grant?
Ted: The government is giving her money.
Keith: To pay for her education?
Ted: That’s right.
Keith: Does it pay for everything?
Ted: No, she has a loan, too.
Keith: What’s the difference between a loan and a grant?
Ted: You have to pay back a loan; a grant is a gift.
I’m Busy On Friday
John: Would you like to go to a pop concert?
Chris: Well, I’d like to… but when is it?
John: On Friday evening.
Chris: What a pity! I’m busy on Friday.
John: Maybe you could change your plans? It’s going to be a really great concert.
Chris: Maybe I will, I wouldn’t want to miss it.
John: Great, I’ll see you Friday!
Smith: God bless you!
Wild: Thank you.
Smith: Do you have a cold?
Wild: Yes, that’s why I’m sneezing so much.
Smith: I hope you feel better soon.
Wild: I get a bad cold every winter.
Smith: Are you taking anything for your cold?
Wild: I’m taking Contac.
Smith: Does it help?
Wild: Yes, but it makes me sleepy.
Smith: You’d better not drive then!
I Don’t Feel Well
Phil: What are you looking for?
Donald: My jacket. I’m going to the doctor.
Phil: Why? What’s the problem?
Donald: I’m not sure, but I don’t feel well.
Phil: Do you have a fever?
Donald: No, but I have a pain in my chest.
Phil: What time is your appointment?
Donald: Eleven-thirty. I’m going now. Bye.
Phil: Good-bye. I hope it’s nothing serious.
Donald: Thanks. See you.
Can You Help Me?
Ron: Can you help me, officer?
Steve: I’ll try. What’s the problem?
Ron: I can’t get into my car.
Steve: Where are your keys?
Ron: They’re in the car.
Steve: Don’t worry. I can open it.
Ron: How can you do that?
Steve: With a coat hanger. It’s easy.
Ron: Where can we get a coat hanger?
Steve: There’s one in the police car. Wait here.
Ron: Thanks a lot! You’re very kind.