Josh: Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the pharmacy from here?
Stranger: Sure, you just go straight ahead for about three blocks, then make a left and take that street for…
Josh: Hold on a second, let me write this down.
Josh: Three blocks, then a left…
Stranger: Yes, you’ll go over a bridge and the pharmacy will be on your right. Next to the electronics store.
Josh: Oh, thanks very much. I’m from out of town, do you happen to know of a good restaurant nearby?
Stranger: What kind of food do you like?
Josh: What about Chinese?
Stranger: Oh, yes. There is an excellent one not far from here.
Josh: Is it on the way to the pharmacy?
Stranger: Unfortunately, it’s in the opposite direction.
Josh: Oh well, as long as it isn’t far.
Stranger: Just turn around and go about a block and a half. Then turn left and go for about three kilometers past the McDonald’s…
Josh: Oh, wait a second. I don’t have a car, I’m going on foot!
Stranger: I see, in that case it might be a bit far.
Josh: So what is there that’s closer?
Stranger: Do you like Indian food?
Josh: No, that’s too spicy for me!
Stranger: What about Italian?
Josh: Oh, perfect. I love Italian!
Stranger: Great. That one is very close.
Josh: How do I get there?
Stranger: You just turn right over there, walk for about a block or two and it will be on your left. It’s on the corner, you can’t miss it!
Josh: Thank you very much, you’ve been so helpful.
Stranger: No trouble at all.
Josh: No, you’ve really saved me a lot of looking around. Can I buy you lunch to pay you back for all your help?
Stranger: Well, I was on my way to pick up my dry cleaning, but that can wait. It isn’t going anywhere!
Josh: Great, let’s go!
英会話 – At the beauty salon
Beautician: Good morning.
Kate: Hi! I was just passing by and I saw your salon. What services do you offer?
Beautician: We offer hair, skin, and nail care, waxing, massage, and tanning.
Kate: Oh, cool. How much is a perm?
Beautician: $30 and it comes with a complimentary shampoo and scalp massage,
Kate: And an eyebrow wax?
Beautician: That’s $10.
Kate: Excellent to know! I don’t need one today, but I will come back in the future.
Beautician: Well, someone just canceled an appointment, so there is an open slot right now. Is there anything we can do for you?
Kate: Hmm, let’s see. I do have some time before work. How about a manicure?
Beautician: OK, great! Please take a seat.
Kate: Thank you.
Beautician: Would you like a French tip or color?
Kate: Color, please.
Beautician: Ok, pick out which one you’d like from our shelf.
Kate: I’ll take that dark plum color.
Beautician: Good choice. It suits your skin tone.
The beautician paints Kate’s nails
Beautician: Ok, they will be dry in a few minutes,
Kate: Thank you so much. How much is it?
Beautician: $15 dollars. You can pay our cashier up at the front and also make any appointments you might need.
Kate: Thanks again. Here’s a little something for your trouble.
Beautician: Thank you! Come again soon!
Kate: I will!
英会話 – Post office
Larry: Hello there, I’d like to send this package please.
Post Office Worker: Is it going within the United States?
Larry: Yes, to Alabama.
Post Office Worker: Are you sending anything liquid, flammable, or hazardous?
Post Office Worker: Okay, I need to weigh it.
Larry: Here you go.
Post Office Worker: Four pounds, three ounces. It will cost $15.67 to send. Would you like insurance or delivery confirmation for this package?
Larry: How much is delivery confirmation?
Post Office Worker: It’s ninety seven cents and you can check our website to see whether your package has arrived.
Larry: And what about insurance?
Post Office Worker: Your package will be insured up to fifty dollars for a cost of two dollars. We can insure it for more if necessary.
Larry: Fifty dollars is enough. I’ll take the delivery confirmation and insurance, please.
Post Office Worker: Okay, is there anything else I can do for you?
Larry: May I have a dozen stamps, please?
Post Office Worker: Yes, here you are. Anything else?
Larry: That’s all for today.
Post Office Worker: Then your total comes to $23.56.
Larry: Here you go.
Post Office Worker: Thank you, have a nice day.
英会話 – At the cinema
Joy: So Bill, what movie do you want to see?
Bill: I’m not sure, what’s playing?
Joy: ‘Ever After’ is playing at 5:00. Should we see that?
Bill: What kind of movie is it?
Joy: It’s a romance.
Bill: Oh no, I hate romance films. What about ‘Die Hard 2’?
Joy: No way! It’s an action movie and I can’t stand those!
Bill: Hmm, ok. What else is playing?
Joy: How about ‘Office Space’. It’s on at 6:00
Bill: Is that a comedy?
Joy: Yeah, I heard it’s really funny!
Bill: Cool, let’s see that.
Joy: Ok, I could go for a laugh! Let’s go!
Bill goes to the ticket counter
Bill: Good evening. Could I please have two tickets to the 6:00 showing of ‘Office Space’?
Ticket Seller: Here you are. That’s $15.75
Bill: Thanks a lot!
Ticket Seller: Enjoy the movie.
Joy: Would you like some popcorn, Bill?
Joy: Ok, I’ve got it . Why don’t you go find some seats?
Bill: Ok, see you inside.
英会話 – At the bank
Banker: Hello, how may I help you?
Customer: Good afternoon, I would like to exchange some money.
Banker: Okay, what currencies?
Customer: Hryvnia into US dollars, can you tell me the exchange rate please?
Banker: It’s 7.90 hryvnia to the dollar.
Customer: Okay, I’d like to exchange 600 hryvnia please.
Banker: That’s $75.95. Do you have 40 kopeks? Then it will be 76 dollars even.
Customer: I think so. Oh, here we are.
Gives banker kopeks
Banker: Thank you. Here’s your money, 76 US dollars.
Customer: Great. May I have a receipt please?
Banker: Certainly. Here you are. Have a nice day.
Customer: Thanks, you too!
英会話 – At the Pharmacy (2)
Pharmacist: Hello, how can I help you?
Elaine: Hi, I need to get my prescription filled.
Pharmacist: Do you have it with you?
Elaine: Yes, here it is, from Dr. Smith’s office.
Pharmacist: Ok, we will fill this for you. It will be ready in about an hour. How will you be paying for this today?
Elaine: Oh, here’s my insurance card.
Pharmacist: Oh, thank you very much. Is there anything else I can help you with?
Elaine: Not right now. Thank you! See you in an hour.