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When’s the Baby Due?
Sharon: I have some good news.
Mel: What is it?
Sharon: Lisa is going to have a baby.
Mel: That’s great! I’m so happy for her.
Sharon: Me too!
Mel: Do they want a boy or a girl?
Sharon: A girl.
Mel: When’s the baby due?
Sharon: In the beginning of September.
Mel: I’m going to phone Lisa tonight.
Sharon: That’s nice. Say hello for me.
Jean: Barbara! Do you work around here?
Barbara: Yes, I work in that building across the street.
Jean: Really? What do you do?
Barbara: I work in a law office, I’m a secretary.
Jean: Oh, that’s interesting.
Barbara: What about you? What do you do?
Jean: I work at Duru Restaurant.
Barbara: Oh…are you a cook?
Jean: No, I’m a waitress.
Barbara: That’s a really hard job; I don’t envy you.
Jean: Me neither!
(In the bus)
Barbara: Do you live alone, Jean?
Jean: No, I don’t. I live with my family. How about you?
Barbara: I’m married now. I got married last year.
Jean: Really? Congratulations!
Jean: Whom did you marry?
Barbara: His name’s Jeff Hunt. He lives in my building.
Jean: Oh, what does he do?
Barbara: He’s a doctor.
Jean: How wonderful, I’m very happy for you!
Constance: Your garden is really lovely.
Gwen: Thank you. I enjoy working in the garden.
Constance: Do you do everything yourself?
Gwen: I trim the bushes and weed the flowerbeds myself.
Constance: Who cuts the grass?
Gwen: Oh, it’s so big that I hire one of the boys in the neighbourhood to do it for me.
Constance: Well, I must say he does a good job.
Gwen: Yes. His work is more than satisfactory.
A Lazy Boy
Sheila: I’m very angry with my son, Harry.
Connie: Why? What’s the problem?
Sheila: He’s not doing well in school.
Connie: That’s a surprise. Harry is a smart boy.
Sheila: Yes, but he never studies.
Connie: Did you talk to his teachers?
Sheila: Yes, I did.
Connie: What did they say?
Sheila: He’s a nice boy, but he’s very lazy.
Connie: Maybe they’re right.
Sheila: I’m afraid so.
Connie: Have you thought about getting him a tutor?
Sheila: Maybe that’s a good idea; I really want him to excel.
Connie: Let’s go look in the phone book now then.
Can I Drive There?
Maggie: What time is it?
Fran: It’s three o’clock.
Maggie: Oh no, I’m late.
Fran: Where are you going?
Maggie: To the dentist.
Fran: Can I drive you there?
Maggie: Sure! That will help.
Fran: Do you have a toothache?
Maggie: Yes, and it’s very bad.
Fran: I’m sorry to hear that.
Maggie: I’ve had it for weeks, and this is the first time that I could get in. My dentist is always so busy!
Fran: I guess that’s a good thing! It means a lot of people like him.
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