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A New Dress
Kay: Who is it?
Pamela: It’s me, dear.
Kay: Don’t you have your key?
Pamela: No, let me in! (Lets her in)
Kay: What’s in that box? What did you get?
Pamela: A new dress, honey.
Kay: But you have a closet full of dresses.
Pamela: I know, but I need a new one.
Kay: What’s wrong with all the other dresses?
Pamela: They’re not this one!
Louise: Let’s go for a picnic.
Esther: That’s a great idea! Where shall we go?
Louise: Let’s go to the park.
Esther: How far is it?
Louise: About a mile.
Esther: Is it a nice place?
Louise: Sure. It has picnic tables and a beautiful lake.
Esther: Good. I’ll make some sandwiches.
Louise: I’ll bring soda and cookies.
Esther: The kids will love it.
I’m Going Skiing
Laura: We’ve got ten inches of snow.
Stacy: Wow! That’s terrific!
Laura: What’s so terrific about it?
Stacy: I’m going skiing.
Laura: Skiing? Are you serious?
Stacy: Yes. It’s a lot of fun.
Laura: Maybe, but it’s also dangerous.
Stacy: You need to live on the edge!
Laura: And you need to make sure you don’t fall off it!
Traffic Rules (1)
Kay: Sara! You can’t park here! It’s a bus stop.
Sara: Oh, we’ll be back in a few minutes. It’s OK.
Kay: Oh, no, it isn’t. You’ll get a parking ticket if you leave it here.
Sara: No, I won’t. It’s half past five. All the traffic wardens have gone home.
Warden: Is this your car, ma’am?
Wendy: Whew! I’m really tired and now I have to go home and cook.
Sue: Do you make dinner every night?
Wendy: Yes, I usually make dinner, and my husband washes the dishes.
Sue: I live alone, so I do everything. Sometimes I eat out, though. There are some good restaurants in my neighbourhood.
Wendy: Where do you live?
Sue: Near the Pen Centre.
Wendy: That’s good. There aren’t any good restaurants near my house.
Sue: Does your husband help you do housework much?
Wendy: Umm…yes. He sets the table almost every night, and he makes our bed every morning. But I usually make all the meals.
Sue: How about cleaning?
Wendy: We clean the house together every weekend. I vacuum the rooms, and he usually sweeps the floor of the kitchen, and he does yard work.
Sue: Your husband helps you so much. Does he help do the laundry too?
Wendy: Well, he’s never helped me do the laundry.