Dario: If I gave you an airplane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you choose to go?
Brian: That‘s such a hard question, maybe New York or London.
Dario: I would go straight back home to see my family.
Brian: Well, you are a good son. I want to do some independent travel. I can see my family anytime.
Dario: I think that you have to be very brave to travel overseas alone!
Brian: But it is very rewarding. You can prove to yourself that you can survive using your own skills.
Dario: True. Why don‘t we travel together so we can practice our English all day?
Brian: We would need to take a laptop computer though.
Dario: Why would we take a notebook computer?
Brian: So that we could check our emails from Xianzai of course!
NEW WORDS （生词）
1) Neighbors: the people who live next to you
Our neighbors argue all the time and wake me up early in the morning.
2) Selfish: only thinking about yourself
I dumped my last boyfriend because he was so selfish.
3) Air guitar: pretending to play guitar
Look at those young guys over in the corner playing their air guitars. Don‘t they look geeky?
Jessie: Tina, will you sing a song to help me relax?
Tina: You know that I love to sing.
Jessie: And you have such a nice voice as well.
Tina: You always say nice things about me. What song can I sing for you?
Jessie: I would like a song with a story.
Tina: How about one of the most famous American songs?
Jessie: Sounds great – can I count you in?
Tina: I‘m ready when you are!
Jessie: A one, two, a one two, three four…
NEW WORDS （生词）
1) Break-a-leg: the way that actors say good luck to each other
Actors believe that if they say ‘Good Luck‘ it will actually bring bad luck.
2) Dunce: idiot, stupid person
In high school, I was always the dunce of the class and had to sit outside.
3) Cab: American for taxi
Cab drivers always have the best gossip about a city and usually love to talk with their passengers.
4) Exotic: mysterious, unusual
My husband says that my new perfume makes me very exotic.
There are two reasons to make a trip to an airport. The first is to catch a plane and then second is to meet someone. In both cases, the most important thing is to be on time. It‘s much better to be early than late.
If you are meeting someone you don‘t know, say if your boss has asked you to meet a customer, take a medium sized white sign, with the guests name written in large letters. Stand near to the exit so that your guest will see your sign quickly.
If it is someone that you know well, it might be nice to take some flowers to the airport to meet them with.
Offer to carry the bags or push the trolley, but if the person says that they will, don‘t insist. If they want to carry or push their own bags, let them.
Remember that most people are not in the best mood after they have gotten off a long flight. Don‘t ask too many questions straight away. Let the person you are meeting relax a little and ask them if they want to have a cigarette before getting in the car or cab.
Dialogue – Past Tense（过去时对话）
Jeff: How was your trip out to the airport yesterday?
Joan: Cool. I loved it. I sat and imagined all of the exotic places that the planes were taking off to.
Jeff: Did you have to meet someone there?
Joan: I was picking up my sister who has been away for 5 years.
Jeff: You must have been very excited to see her?
Joan: I was but before she even said hello to me, she rushed outside to light a cigarette!
Jeff: Well because you cannot smoke on flights these days, I kinda understand how she must have felt.
Joan: Yeah – I understood too, but she should have said hello to me first.
Jeff: Did you drive out to the airport or catch a taxi?
Joan: I caught a cab. My sister has always hated my driving skills!
Jeff: Better to be safe than sorry, Joan.