(1)A:Someone came to see you last night.
B:Last night?What does he look like?
A:He's rather tall with blonde hair and has blue eyes.
(2)A:What's the weather in your hometown like?
B:We've got a sandy spring,hot summer,golden fall and cold winter.
A:Your hometown must be Beijing!
(1)A TV news reporter is interviewing someone who has just saved a little boy at the beach.
A:What happened and when did it happen?
B:Well,I was lying on the beach listening to the radio this afternoon,when suddenly I heard someone shouting for help.
A:So what did you do?
B:I jumped up.Looked out toward the ocean,and saw a little boy waving his arms in the air.
A:What did you do next?
B:I took off my shirt and my watch and jumped into the water.
A:And THEN what did you do?
B:I swam out to the little boy,held him so head stayed above water,and brought him back to shore.
A:That sounds like it was really an experience!
B:It sure was!
(1)A:I like to take pictures and play football in my spare time.
B:But I think taking pictures is more interesting than playing football.
(2)A:Did you go to the movies yesterday evening?
B:Yes.That's the worst film I've ever seen.I slept during most of the movie.
(1)A:I don't think we should eat here.
B:You mean it isn't a good place or it's too expensive?
A:No,what I mean is,the service is terrible.
(2)A:Why are you late again?You promised not to be late again.
B:Let me explain.My daughter had an accident,so I had to take her to the hospital.
A:That's what you said the last time you were late!
B:Oh,I mean my other daughter!
A:You only have one daughter.
B:Oh,I meant my friend's daughter.
A:You're not only late all the time,you're a liar too!
(1)A:He likes all kinds of outdoor activities,for example,football,basketball,swimming and skiing.
B:Really?No wonder he looks so fit.
(2)A:There are many wanys to improve your English that don't cost much money.Take the China Daily for example,it's a great source of learning material.
B:Wow,you are right.I never even think of buying that newspaper.
(3)A:The city is undergoing a lot of changes.Take traffic for example,many new overpasses have been built.
B:Right,many are still under construction.When I came back from America I almost didn't realize that I was in Guangzhou.
101.Swearing and Yelling
Top Ten Swearing & Yelling Sentences
2.Go to hell!
5.You son of a bitch!
7.You shit head!
(1)A:I have some bad news.
B:Oh?What is it?
A:My husband just lost his job.
A:I'm afraid so.
B:That's too bad!You must be very upset.
B:I'm very sorry to hear that.
A;Thanks for listening.I really appreciate it.
(2)A:Do you by any chance know when the president is going to arrive?
B:Yes.As far as I know,he's going to arrive at 4:30.
A:Hmm.Somehow I thought he was going to arrive earlier than that.
B:I don't think so.
A:Are you sure?
B:Yes.I'm positive.He arrives at 4:30.
(3)A:Have you heard the mayor is going to resign?
B:The mayor is going to resign?!I don't believe it!Where did you hear that?
A:All the neighbors are talking about it.
B:Do you think it's true?
A:I think so,but I don't know for sure.
B:Well,personally,I doubt it.
(4)A:Would you mind playing your radio somewhere else?
B:I'm sorry.I didn't hear you.What did you say?
A:I asked you if you'd play your radio someplace else.
B:Sure.I'd be happy to.
(5)A:Would you like to stay home or see a movie、
B:I think I'd prefer to stay home.How about you?
A:Well,to be honest,I really don't feel like staying home.I'd much rather see a movie.Is that OK with you?
B:Sure.We haven't seen a movie in a long time.
(6)A:Would you mind if I went home early?
B:No.I wouldn't mind.
A:Are you sure?I mean if you'd rather I didn't,I won't.
B:No.Honestly.It doesn't matter to me whether you go home early or not.It's entirely up to you.
(7)A:Hi!Sam,How are you doing?
B:Great.Thank you.And you.
A:Fine.What are you going to do this afternoon?
B:I'm not sure.I'll probably stay home and read a book.How about you?
A:Well.I'm planning to go fishing.Would you like to join me?
B:Sure.I'd be happy to.Going fishing sounds much more exciting than staying home and reading a book.
A:Good!I'll pick you up around one o'clock.
B:See you then.
(8)A:Have you decided who you're going to ask to the party?
B:No.I haven't made up my mind yet.I've been thinking of asking Sue,but then again,I thought I might ask Ann.
A:Sounds like a difficult decision.I'll be curious to know what you decide.
B:I'll let you know.
(9)A:If you're not busy,would you by any chance be interested in seeing a movie with me this Saturday?
B:I'd love to,but I can't.I have to study for my college entrance exams.
A:That's too bad.
B:Thanks for asking,though.Maybe we can see a movie some other time.
(10)A:You're going to be very disappointed with me.
B:What makes you say that?
A:Well,remember I was supposed to save you a seat?
A:Well,uh...I'm afraid I wasn't able to do it.
A:The truth is I tried,but the usher wouldn't let me.
B:Don't worry about it.
A:I feel bad.After all,you were counting on me to save it.
B:Don't worry about it.These things happen.
A:You aren't upset?
(11)A:Which washing machine are you interested in purchasing?
B:I'm not sure.I might buy the cheap one.On the other hand,perhaps I'll buy the deluxe model.
A:Take my advice!Don't buy the cheap one!You'll be disappointed.
B:Oh.Well,in that case,I'll probably buy the deluxe model.
A:You won't be sorry.
(12)A:It's a shame this restaurant is so expensive.
B:I agree.I wish it were cheaper.
A:Me,too.I was hoping we could eat here tonight,but it looks like that's out of the question.
B:I'm afraid so.
(13)A:You know,I think you hurt Kate's feelings when you told her she is a litter overweight.
B:Hmm,I didn't realize that.Do you think she is angry with me?
A:I don't know if "angry"is the right word,but it seems to me she's a little upset.
B:Oh,I feel terrible.
A:Maybe you ought to apologize to her.That might help patch things up between the two of you.
B:Good idea!I'll do that.
(14)A:I'd love to continue this conversation,but I really need to go now.I have to get back to the office.
B:Well,let's get together soon.
A:Okay.Would you like to have lunch some day next week?
B:Sure.How about Monday?
A:Uh...I'm afraid I can't make it on Monday.I've got to fly to Chicago on business.
B:Well,unfortunately I'm tied up on Tuesday.I'm supposed to have lunch with an important visitor from out of town,and I don't think there's any way I can get out of it.Are you free on Wednesday?
A:Wednesday?Let's see.Uh...Somehow I think I've already got something scheduled for Wednesday.Oh,yes!I've got an appointment with my dentist to have my teeth cleaned,and it's essential that I keep it.
B:Well,I'm afraid Thursday is out for me.I'm expected to attend a meeting of our personnel committee,and it's very important for me to be there.
A:So that leaves Friday.I don't have any obligations or commitments on Friday.How about you?
B:Friday sounds good.Where should we meet?
A:You know,I really must be going now or I'll be very late.Can you give me a call tomorrow and we'll decide?
B:Fine.Speak to you then.
A:Sorry I have to rush off like this.
B:That's okay.I understand.
3.Agreeing on Time
(15)A:What's your opinion about nuclear energy?
B:Nuclear energy?Now,that's really an issue!I actually have some pretty strong viewpoints regarding nuclear energy.Are you interested in hearing them?
B:Well,in my opinion,nuclear energy is our best hope for the future.
A:But don't you think it poses a threat to the safety of the population?
B:Not really.As I see it,nuclear reactors are a clean and safe source of electricity.
A:Well,if you ask me,people don't realize how dangerous radiation can be.
B:The thing to keep in mind is that our oil and gas resources are limited.And furthermore,...
A:Let me say one more thing.
A:I'd just like to point out that I think too many accidents are happening at nuclear power plants all over the world.
B:You know,we could probably go on talking about this forever and never come to an agreement.
A:You're probably right.I guess we just don't see eye to when it comes to nuclear energy.
B:I guess not.