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Taking a Cab
Cab Driver: Hello.
Cab Driver: Where do you want to go?
Michael: 70 Maple Street, please.
Cab Driver: 70 Mibble Street.
Michael: No, Maple street.
Cab Driver: Maple Street…let's see… Is that near St. David Street?
Michael: I don't know. I've been here only one week.
Cab Driver: Oh, where are you from?
I Hate to Get Up
Mike: I hate to get up in the morning.
Ray: Me too! What time do you get up?
Mike: At six o'clock.
Ray: Why do you get up so early?
Mike: I have to be at work by seven.
Ray: I don't get up until eight.
Mike: You're lucky. What do you do?
Ray: I own a bookstore.
Mike: What time does your store open?
Ray: At eight-thirty.
A Hot Day
Mel: This heat is killing me!
Matthew: Me too! It must be ninety-five degrees.
Mel: I would like a cold drink.
Matthew: I'll get you one.
Mel: Thanks. Mmm. This tastes good!
Matthew: It does, jeez, this hot weather makes me lazy.
Mel: Me too, get me another drink?
Matthew: I guess if you're lazy no one else is allowed to be!
Mel: He he he, thanks for understanding!
Phone Out of Order (1)
Gerald: Hey! Hey!
Walter: What's wrong?
Gerald: There is something wrong with the phone. I'm getting a strange noise.
Walter: Are you? I can hear you very clearly.
Gerald: Hello! Hello!
Walter: This pay phone might be out of order. I'll call you again with another phone….
Walter: Hello! How about now? Is there still a strange noise?
Gerald: Yes. Perhaps phone is out of order.
Walter: You should get in touch with the phone company.
Phone Out of Order (2)
Gerald: Hey! What's the matter with the phone?(Handing the receiver to B) Listen to this peculiar noise.
Thomas: It doesn't sound like a dial tone.
Gerald: It must be out of order. We'd better notify the phone company.
Thomas: How do we do that? We can't use the phone.
Gerald: Let's go next door and use our neighbour's phone.
Thomas: He's always complaining about people. I don't want to ask any favours of him.
Gerald: How about across the street?
Thomas: I forgot about Mrs. Riley! I'm sure she'd let us use her phone.