George：What a lovely day, isn’t it?
Rose：Yes, it’s nice and bright.
George：I hope it stays like this.
Rose：I hope so too.
George：Is the weather usually like this here?
Rose：It’s usually a bit hotter than today.
George：What’s the weather like in winter?
Rose：It’s pretty cold and it often snows.
George：I wonder what it’s going to be like tomorrow.
Rose：Let’s hear the weather report later. What’s the weather like in your hometown?
George：Neither too cold nor too hot.
Rose：That’s quite a lovely weather.
George：Yes, especially in spring.
Rose：Have you ever seen a hurricane?
George：Once, when I was a child.
Rose：Do they often happen in your country?
George：Now and then.
Rose：Oh, it’s time for the weather report. Let’s turn on the TV.
Linda：Lousy weather, isn’t it?
Jack ：It has stopped snowing, but it is even colder.
Linda：Look at the ice there hanging from the eaves!
Jack ：And the streets are covered with snow.
Linda：Do you know what the temperature is today?
Jack ：I missed today’s weather forecast over the TV.
Linda：It feels like 10 degrees below zero at least. I don’t mind the cold weather, but I do hate it when it gets slippery.
Jack ：The ice will soon be thick enough for skating. I’m so fond of winter sports!
Linda：That’s great. Let’s go skating together tomorrow.
Larry ：Did you hear how cold it got last night?
Shirley：I heard the radio announcer say it was 18 degrees below zero.
Larry ：It was so cold this morning. I could hardly start my car.
Shirley：My car didn’t want to start, either, at first.
Larry ：Don’t you have a garage?
Shirley：Not in the new apartment. We have to leave the car in the parking lot.
Larry ：How much antifreeze did you put in your car then? You must have to keep it well below zero.
Shirley：I do. Right now I have it protected up to 30 below zero.
Larry ：Does it ever get that cold on here?
Shirley：Not really. It sometimes gets to 20 below.
Larry ：Speaking of cold, how about going for a cup of coffee to warm up?
Gary：Oh, my! It’s really hot! I’ve never seen such scorching weather in my life!
Sharon：Tell my about it! It’s like the whole world is broiling.
Gary：Oh, look at the thermometer! The temperature has hit 98!
Sharon：I hope it’s not gonna break into three digits!
Gary：But it’s already awfully close!
Sharon：Well, I just hope it’ll level off.
Gary：I guess we can’t do anything until after dark then.
Sharon：I guess so. What else can we do? You can’t stay in the heat for long!
Steve：Wow, you look like a drowned rat! Didn’t you know there’s a thunder-storm today?
Judy：I knew there would be a shower, but I didn’t realize it would rain cats and dogs today.
Steve：Well, you’d better take a hot shower right now, or you’ll catch a cold.
Judy：I know. I don’t want to get sick, especially during finals week.
Sally：I think a drought has set in. it hasn’t rained a drop for months.
Eve ：I think so, too, but didn’t it rain last month?
Sally：It did rain last month, but the rainfall was only half the monthly average.
Eve ：Oh. That bad?!
Sally：That’s right. It’s really bad. I’m really concerned though not panicked yet.
Eve ：I don’t blame you. The pastures have browned out even before the summer hasn’t arrived.
Sally：Yeah, and the soil has been baked so hard that the plow can’t even break the soil.
Eve ：Looks like it’s going to be an ongoing thing that would get worse each day.
Sally：Yeah. If it doesn’t rain, it’s going to get critical.
1．现在几点What Time Is It?
Jane：Excuse me. What time is it?
George：Yes. It’s half past nine.
Jane：Thank you very much.
Jane：Do you have some time to have a little talk with me?
George：I am sorry. I am quite busy now.
2．今天几号What’s the Date Today?
George：What’s the date today?
Susan ：July 28.
George：Why do we come to such an expensive restaurant? Is there anything special?
Susan ：Today is your birthday.
George：Oh, my goodness! How could I ever forget that!
3．今天周几What Day Is Today?
Bill：Tina, what day is today?
Tina：Let me think…
Tina：No. It’s Wednesday.
Tina：Oh, my God!
Bill：What’s the matter?
Tina：Oh, I should have attended a meeting this morning, I totally forgot it. What shall I say to the boss?
4．务必准时Be on Time
Jean：May I see you around 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, please?
Mr. Lee：Certainly. Come to my office at 10:10. Be prompt, please. I have another appointment at 11 o’clock.
Jean：Don’t worry. I’ll be there right on time.
Jane：My watch always gains ten minutes a day.
Mary：That’s funny. My watch always loses ten minutes a day.
Mary：I’m serious. Every morning I set my watch by the radio, but it still loses ten minutes.
Jane：You know what you can do?
Mary：Throw it away and buy a new one?
Jane：No, you don’t have to. You only need to put your watch back ten minutes everyday.
Mary：So you put your watch back ten minutes everyday?
Jane：Yeah, that’s what I’m doing.
Mary：Why bother? Just buy a new watch. It doesn’t cost much.. Besides, I just can’t put up with this thing any more.
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