- A.From the TV weather report．
- B.By the cell phone message．
- C.Through the Internet．
- A.A sunny day except for a thunderstorm．
- B.A week long lasting high temperature．
- C.Fine with several showers．
M: I can come to your house and pick you up in half an hour．Is that all right?
W: Good．That means you’ll be here at seven thirty．
M: When did the accident happen?
W: The day before yesterday．
M: What time was the accident？
W: About 7:40 in the morning．
W: We are offering quite a few programs this fall, feel free to call any time and talk to the nurse．
M: Maybe I’ll do that．There are some things I’d like to know about the weight reduction program you’re offering．
W: Can you show me your driver’s license?
M: But I wasn’t speeding．Why did you pull me over?
W: We’re stopping cars to see if the drivers have current licenses．
M: OK．Wait a minute．
M: We’ve been sitting here for such a long time．I wonder when our beef will be served．
W: Perhaps they had to kill the cow first．
M: Hmm, you never know．Could be．
W: Paul, did you go to the concert last night?
M: Well, I had wanted to, but Peter invited me to his birthday party．Did you go?
M: How was it?
W: It was wonderful．They played quite a few of Beethoven’s works．You really should have gone．
M: What a pity!’
W: But I hear it was video-taped and will be shown on TV．
M: Really? Then I can watch it．When will it be on?
W: I have no idea．
M: Betty, whose keys are these? I’ve just found them on my desk．
W: They’re not mine, Jack．I saw them this morning after Joe left．He probably forgot them．
M: Why did he leave so early? Did he have a class?
W: No．When he was playing basketball, he fell and hurt his arm．I’ll see Joe in class this afternoon．I’ll ask him if the keys are his．
M: If they aren’t his, maybe they’re my uncle’s．He brought me some cakes this morning, you know．
W: That’s right．But he came by car, didn’t he? Then how could he get into his car without his keys?
M: Well, they must be somebody else’s．I’m sure he’s looking for the keys now．
M: Hello, Linda．
W: Hello, John．Haven’t heard from you for long．How are you doing?
M: Fine．I’m calling to ask if you’d like to have dinner with me this evening．
W: Why not? Where?
M: Let’s go to the Korean restaurant in Green Street．
W: How can I get there?
M: You get out of your office and turn right．Then go along North Street．Turn left to Winter Street and then take the second turning on the right．That’s Green Street．
W: Wait, wait．Turn left to Winter Street and then take the second turning on the right at Green Street．
M: Right．And the restaurant is on the corner, next to the Blue Hotel．
W: ．．．next to the Blue Hotel．Good．See you at…
W: It’ s too early．How about 7:10?
M: Excuse me, we’ve been waiting for a friend for over half an hour at your bar．Have you seen anyone looking for somebody?
W: No, I’m afraid I haven’t．
M: I just don’t understand, our friend is never late．
W: Well, maybe he’s at Joe’s Pub．
M: Joe’s Pub?
W: Yes, there’s also a Joe’s Pub in town．People mix us up all the time!
M: Do you think you could give a ring and see if he’s there?
W: No problem．What’s his name?
W: Yes, this is Joe’s Bar and Grill．Is there an Alex waiting there? …Yes, great．Thanks．Goodbye．
M: He’s there, isn’t he?
W: Yes, he’s there and he’s been waiting for half an hour．
M: Oh, no! He’s at Joe’s Pub! Is there a taxi nearby?
W: Yes, on the corner opposite the church．
Americans often use names upon meeting a stranger and they often smile and say “Hi” or “Hello”, rather than using a more formal handshake．It is good to remember that to an American, such an informal greeting really means the same thing as a more formal handshake．Similarly, when they leave a party or business meeting, they will often just wave goodbye to the whole group, then they will leave．
Americans seem either totally hurried and hardworking or totally informal and at ease．Often you will see men working at office desks without their chairs and even putting their feet up on the desk while they talk on the telephone．This is not meant to be rude．A visitor to the United States should therefore understand that being in a great hurry does not mean unfriendliness and being informal and being at ease does not show a lack of respect．
Complete the form． Write ONE WORD for each answer．
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation．
Complete the form． Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer．