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Getting A Visa
Henry: Does it take long to get a visa?
Mr. Chandler: It depends on the season. Anywhere from one month to two months.
Henry: What do I need to do?
Mr. Chandler: Fill out an application form and wait.
Henry: Will there be a long waiting period?
Mr. Chandler: Not if you don’t run into any government delays.
Employing a new member
Mr Orwell: Well, this woman may be suitable for the job. But is she energetic enough?
Mr Bays: Yes, she certainly seems to have lots of energy.
Mr Orwell: Mm. She’s got to be ambitious too. Is she?
Mr Bays: Yes, she has plenty of ambition.
Mr Orwell: And we really need a flexible sort of person. Do you think she is?
Mr Bays: Mm. She seems to be determined enough, but she’s a little tough.
Mr. Orwell: Well I guess we will give her a try, and see how she works out!
A Date (1)
Harry: What are you so happy about? You’re grinning from ear to ear.
Gill: Sandy and I are going to go out this weekend.
Harry: Oh, yeah? That’s fast work. That’s great! Which night are you going to see her Friday or Saturday?
Gill: On Friday. She isn’t going to be in town on Saturday and Sunday. She’s going to visit a friend in Quebec.
Harry: What are you going to do on Friday?
Gill: I don’t know yet. Do you have any ideas?
Harry: How about taking her out to a Chinese restaurant? I’ve heard that she likes Chinese food.
Gill: That’s a great idea.
Harry: What are you going to wear on your date?
Gill: I am going to wear my new suit.
Harry: That’s too formal. Wear your jeans and a T-shirt.
Gill: How about your sports jacket? Are you going to wear it Friday night?
Harry: No, I am not. Go ahead and wear it.
What did you do yesterday?
Richard: Hi, how are you? You look tired. Did you sleep okay last night?
Dave: No, I didn’t.
Richard: Why? What did you do yesterday?
Dave: I went to a nightclub last night and danced all night.
Richard: Oh, yeah? Did you have a good time?
Dave: I had a wonderful time, but I’m beat today.
Richard: What time did you leave the nightclub?
Dave: I left at about 3:00 a.m.
Richard: I’m not surprised that you’re tired. Which nightclub did you go to?
Dave: Fantastic. It’s on Ontario Street. It’s really nice.
Travelling by Air
Henry: Do I check in here for Air Canada to Mexico?
Mr. Silver: Do you already have your ticket?
Henry: Yes. Here you are.
Mr. Silver: Thank you. Can you put your luggage up here, please?
Henry: Sure, I have three suitcases.
Mr. Silver: We allow only two pieces. You’ll have to pay an extra charge.
Henry: Oh! Can I carry this one with me?
Mr. Silver: No, I’m sorry. It won’t fit under your seat. That’s $45.00.
Henry: Here you are.
Mr. Silver: Thank you. You can choose your seat. A window seat or aisle seat?
Henry: I’d like a window seat, please.
Mr. Silver: Fine. Seat 15A. Here’s your ticket and your boarding pass. Enjoy your flight!