A: Are you going to the party on Saturday?
B: I was thinking about it. Are you?
A: Yeah, I heard it’s going to be a lot of fun.
B: Really? Well, what time does it start?
A: It starts at 8:00 pm, and I really think you should go.
B: Well, who else is going to be there?
A: Everybody from school.
B: How do you know it’s going to be so fun?
A: This party is going to have a DJ, food, and drinks.
B: Wow, that does sound like it’s going to be fun.
A: So am I going to see you at the party?
B: Yeah, I will be there.
A: Are you going to be at the party this Saturday?
B: I’m not sure yet. Are you going?
A: Of course I am, because it’s going to be great.
B: Is it really? When does it start?
A: The party starts at 8 o’clock, and you should really try to go.
B: I’m thinking about it. Who is going to the party?
A: Pretty much everybody from school.
B: What makes you think it’s going to be so much fun?
A: The party is going to have food, drinks, and live music.
B: That does sound like it will be fun.
A: Are you going to go?
B: Certainly. I’m definitely going to go.
A: Do you plan on attending the party on Saturday?
B: I haven’t decided yet. Are you going to go?
A: Yes, I’m going, because it’s going to be so much fun.
B: For real? What time is the party?
A: The party is at 8, and I hope to see you there.
B: Maybe I will go. Who’s going to be there?
A: The whole school is going to be there.
B: What’s going to be so much fun about this party?
A: There’s going to be a live DJ, food, and drinks at the party.
B: It seems like it will be a very good time.
A: So I guess I’ll see you there?
B: Indeed! I need to join the fun.
A: What are you doing this weekend?
B: I am not sure. What are you doing?
A: I was thinking of maybe taking a drive to the beach.
B: That sounds like a great idea!
A: Would you be interested in joining me?
B: Sure, I would love to go with you. When would you be leaving?
A: I thought that we could leave around 8:00 on Saturday morning.
B: That would give us plenty of time to explore. Did you know that there is a music festival on the beach in Santa Barbara?
A: That was part of my plan.
B: Well then, I’ll see you on Saturday. Thanks for asking me to go with you.
A: Do you have any plans for the weekend?
B: I haven’t given it much thought. What were you thinking of doing?
A: I was planning on taking a trip up the coast to the beach.
B: What a perfect thing to do on a beautiful weekend!
A: Would you like to come along?
B: I think I would enjoy that a lot. When would we leave?
A: Saturday morning around 8:00.
B: Good. That would get us there with time to look around. There is a music festival in Santa Barbara on the beach that day.
A: Yes, I was hoping to be able to go to the festival.
B: I am so glad we talked. Thank you for inviting me to the beach with you.
A: Have you thought about what you might like to do this weekend?
B: I have no idea. Do you have any ideas?
A: If the weather stays nice, I’d like to go to the beach.
B: That would be a good choice. The weather has been great for the beach!
A: Why don’t you come with me?
B: Hey, that would be perfect! What time are you leaving?
A: I think that Saturday morning around 8:00 would work out well.
B: Santa Barbara has a music festival on the beach that day. We would have enough time to drop in and see it.
A: Yes, I knew the festival would be there and was looking forward to going to it.
B: I am really looking forward to Saturday. Thank you for letting me go with you.
A: Hey, Robert, what are you doing this weekend?
B: I didn’t have any big plans.
A: We are putting together a birthday party for Mary.
B: That sounds like fun. Where will it be?
A: We thought it would be fun to have a pool party at Jay’s house.
B: Oh good! Can I bring anything?
A: We will be providing hot dogs, hamburgers, and cake, but people can bring side dishes.
B: I am assuming that the dress is casual.
A: Dress casually and bring your bathing suit!
B: Wonderful. Just e-mail me the time and date and I’ll be there.
A: Robert, do you have plans for the weekend?
B: I have nothing definite planned.
A: Saturday is Mary’s birthday, and we are throwing her a party.
B: Sure, I could come to her party. Where are you going to have it?
A: It’s going to be a pool party at Jay’s apartment building.
B: That sounds like fun. Is it a potluck?
A: We would like for people to help us by bringing side dishes and drinks.
B: The dress will be casual then?
A: Make sure to bring your bathing suit, and dress casually.
B: Sounds great. Just drop me an e-mail with the time you’ve picked.
A: Robert, are you going to be in town this weekend?
B: I don’t have anything scheduled yet.
A: We were wondering if you would like to come to Mary’s birthday party on Saturday.
B: I would enjoy coming to Mary’s party. Will it be at your house?
A: The party will be at Jay’s house out by the pool.
B: Will everyone be pitching in with some food?
A: It would be great if you could bring a side dish, but the rest of the food will be provided.
B: What should we wear?
A: This is a pool party, so make sure to bring your bathing suit.
B: Sounds like we’ll have a great time. When you’ve figured out the details, drop me an e-mail.
A: Mr. Lee, I was wondering if you and your wife had plans for next Friday night?
B: Yes, I think we might be free. What did you have in mind?
A: I’ve mailed a formal written invitation to your home inviting you to a dinner party at my home.
B: That sounds great. Is it casual?
A: Actually, we thought it would be fun to have a formal sit-down dinner for the holidays.
B: That sounds good. It will give my wife a chance to dress up.
A: Yes, we’ve invited four other couples, so it should be a good mix of people.
B: That sounds wonderful. Will there be anyone there that I know?
A: Oh yes, everyone we are inviting is from our company.
B: Great! I’ll look forward to it. We’ll make sure and check the mail for our invitation.
A: Mr. Lee, would you and your wife be free next Friday night?
B: I don’t think we have any plans, but I would need to see what my wife has planned. Why?
A: My wife mailed a written invitation to your wife asking you both to our dinner party.
B: It would be our pleasure to join you for dinner. What type of party is it?
A: We’ve always wanted to have a formal dinner party.
B: I think we would enjoy that, especially our wives!
A: Four other couples are coming, so I’m hoping for some interesting conversation.
B: I am sure we will have a great time. Will some of the couples be from our company?
A: Yes, you will know all of our guests.
B: I’ll make sure to check the mail for our invitation. Your dinner plans sound wonderful.
A: Would you and your wife be available next Friday night, Mr. Lee?
B: I’ll have to check with my wife, of course. Did you have something planned?
A: We are having a dinner party, and my wife sent you and your wife an invitation.
B: I think we would enjoy that. Is it a formal affair?
A: My wife insisted on having it be a formal dinner party this time.
B: That would be a change. Usually we just do barbeques and never get a chance to dress up.
A: We thought that inviting four other couples would make nice conversation.
B: I think we will enjoy being there. Will we know anyone?
A: We are only inviting people from work.
B: I am sure that a good time will be had by everyone. We will be looking for your invitation.
A: Joe, how are you doing today?
B: Pretty good. Mary, I was wondering if you would like to come to a party on Friday night?
A: I am free that night, and a party sounds good.
B: Fine. It will be at my house. Do you know how to get there?
A: I kind of know where you live, but could you e-mail me your address?
B: I can do that. Do you have anyone that you would like to bring with you to the party?
A: I would really like to bring my friend Jake, if that would be OK.
B: Oh yeah, I remember Jake. That would be fine.
A: Would you like some help with the food?
B: Just bring along whatever it is that you and Jake would like to drink.
A: Hi Joe, is everything going OK with you?
B: Things are great. Mary, I am having a party on Friday night and was wondering if you would be available?
A: I would love to come to your party!
B: I am glad you are free. Do you know how to get to my house?
A: If you would e-mail me your address, that would help.
B: Sure, no problem. Can you think of anyone else I can invite to the party?
A: My friend Jake is in town, and I would like it if I could bring him.
B: Sure, bring Jake along. The more the merrier!
A: Can I bring anything?
B: If there is something special that you and Jake would like to drink, bring that along.
A: Hey Joe, how’s it going?
B: Oh good, Mary. I was hoping I’d see you today. Would you like to come to a party on Friday night?
A: A party would be a perfect way to end the week!
B: Good! Do you need my address?
A: I’ve been to your house once, but I would appreciate you e-mailing me your address.
B: That would be no trouble at all. Who else do you think I should ask to the party?
A: I don’t know if you remember my friend Jake, but I would like to bring him with me.
B: Jake would be welcome. If you think of anyone else, feel free to bring them along also.
A: What would you like me to bring?
B: Everything is taken care of, but if you and Jake want to bring something to drink, that would be appreciated.
A: I need some flowers for my wife because it is her birthday.
B: We have some fresh red roses.
A: How much are the roses?
B: Twenty dollars per dozen.
A: That sounds like a good deal.
B: Yes, that is today’s sale price.
A: I’ll take a dozen.
B: Is there anything else you’d like to get?
A: No, the roses will be fine.
B: I’m sure your wife will love them.
A: It’s my wife’s birthday, and I’m going to buy her some flowers.
B: Perhaps you’d be interested in red roses.
A: How much do the roses cost?
B: They’re only $20 a dozen.
A: That sounds good, since last year I paid $30.
B: Yes, you’re saving money because they’re on sale today.
A: I’ll take a dozen of your most beautiful roses.
B: Could I interest you in anything else?
A: No, I’ll just give her the roses and a card.
B: She should be very pleased with these roses.
A: I need to buy some flowers for my wife’s birthday.
B: Red roses are always a popular gift for birthdays.
A: What would the roses cost me?
B: You can get a dozen for only $20.
A: That’s a price that I like.
B: You’re in luck today because the roses are on sale.
A: I’ll purchase the roses.
B: Perhaps you’d like something else to go with the roses?
A: No, the roses are good enough.
B: These roses should make your wife very happy.
A: I have no idea what to buy for Mary for her birthday.
B: Me, neither! Would you like to go in and buy her a gift together?
A: Yes, that would be good!
B: We need to think about what she might like. What are her interests?
A: If I remember right, she likes music, skiing, and reading.
B: You know, maybe we could get her some concert tickets. Who would know her favorite groups?
A: Her roommate, Malia, might know what her favorite groups are.
B: Yeah, Malia would be able to help us choose a concert.
A: Let’s give Malia a call and ask her for her help right now.
B: Good! Maybe Malia would like to go in with us on this gift.
A: I can’t figure out what to get Mary for her birthday.
B: I am having a problem figuring that out myself. Do you want to pick something out together?
A: Yes, that way we would have more money to spend.
B: She has a lot of interests. What things do you think she likes to do the best?
A: Well, she really likes going hiking, listening to music, and travel.
B: The music idea sounds good. I wonder who knows what concerts she might like to go to?
A: Maybe we could ask her roommate, Malia, who her favorite groups are.
B: Malia would be a great help. She has known Mary a long time.
A: Let’s e-mail Malia and ask her for her suggestions.
B: I think that maybe Malia might like to contribute to this gift too.
A: I have been trying hard to pick out a cool gift for Mary for her birthday.
B: That’s been challenging for me too. Would you like to go in with me and choose something together?
A: Yes, two heads are better than one.
B: What does she like to do? That might help us pick something out.
A: She seems to really enjoy music, getting pedicures, and going to the movies.
B: Maybe we could get her some concert tickets. Do you know who might know what concert she might like to go to?
A: I think that her roommate, Malia, could give us some suggestions.
B: Malia definitely could help us. She knows Mary very well.
A: I am going to see Malia this afternoon after class and ask her what she thinks.
B: That will work out well. Perhaps Malia would like to help buy this gift.
A: Welcome, Ron, come on in!
B: Hi, Malia! What a nice home!
A: We enjoy it too!
B: How long have you lived here?
A: About four years now.
B: Well, it is very beautiful.
A: Ron, have a seat and I’ll get us something to drink.
B: Good! I am really thirsty. You know it really is hot outside!
A: I have lemonade, iced tea, and mango juice.
B: Mango juice would be perfect. Thank you!
A: Hi Ron, please come in!
B: Good to see you, Malia. I love your house!
A: We are very lucky to be living in this house.
B: Have you lived here a long time?
A: This was my parents’ house, so I grew up here.
B: It seems to be perfect for you.
A: Come on in and see the kitchen, and I’ll get us both something to drink.
B: Great! It’s such a hot day today, isn’t it?
A: Would you like lemonade, iced tea, or mango juice?
B: I would love a nice glass of lemonade.
A: Come right on in, Ron, and welcome to our home!
B: It’s so nice to see you, Malia. What a wonderful home!
A: We really like living in this neighborhood.
B: How long have you had this house?
A: We just moved here last year.
B: It’s a beautiful home. You’ve done a great job decorating it.
A: I’ve got some drinks for us in the kitchen.
B: That would be wonderful. It was really hot driving over here.
A: I can offer you lemonade, iced tea, or mango juice.
B: Iced tea sounds really good right now!
A: Hi, I haven’t seen you in a while.
B: Yes, it has been a long time!
A: How long has it been since we last saw each other?
B: I think that we last saw each other two years ago.
A: What have you been doing for the past two years?
B: I have been going to graduate school at USC.
A: What are you majoring in?
B: I am studying international communications.
A: You should easily be able to find a job with that major.
B: I am counting on being able to get a good job.
A: Hello, it’s been a long time since I have seen you.
B: It is true that I have not seen you in a while.
A: Exactly how long do you think that it has been?
B: I believe that it has been two years since we last saw each other.
A: So where have you been since I last saw you?
B: I am working on my doctorate at USC.
A: What is your field of emphasis?
B: I decided to pursue international communications.
A: I think that you will be very employable after you finish your degree.
B: I hope that when I finish I will find good work.
A: It has certainly been a long time since I saw you last.
B: It has been a long time since I last saw you.
A: Can you remember when we last saw each other?
B: It was about two years ago that we saw each other.
A: What have you been up to for the past two years?
B: I am finishing up my doctorate at USC.
A: What subject did you decide to study?
B: International communications is my field.
A: That sounds like a very marketable degree.
B: I am expecting to get my degree and find an interesting position.
A: Ashley, what a great dinner party!
B: Thank you, Joe. What would you like to drink with your meal? I can offer you wine, mango juice, or water.
A: Just water would be fine.
B: Excellent choice. Can I dish you up some chicken?
A: Yes, the chicken looks wonderful!
B: How about some salad to go with your chicken?
A: Sure, I love salad!
B: Would you like to have rice with your chicken?
A: Yes, I think that rice will go perfectly with my chicken!
B: Good! Julie, if you could pass this plate down to Joe, I think we are all set.
A: What a wonderful dinner you’ve prepared, Ashley!
B: Thanks, Joe. Would you like some wine, mango juice, or water to go with your dinner?
A: I think that a glass of wine would be perfect.
B: Here is your beverage. If you pass me your plate, I can dish you up some chicken.
A: Yes, the chicken smells great!
B: Can I interest you in some salad to go with your chicken?
A: I would love to have some salad!
B: I also have rice. Would you like some rice on the side?
A: Yes, I absolutely love chicken and rice.
B: Excellent! If Julie could pass this plate down to you, we can dig in!
A: Oh Ashley, your dinner looks delicious!
B: I appreciate the compliment, Joe. What would you prefer with your meal–wine, mango juice, or water?
A: Mango juice would be a good choice for me.
B: Julie can pour your drink for you. Can I offer you some chicken?
A: Yes, that chicken looks yummy!
B: Would you like some salad to go with your chicken?
A: Yes, I would enjoy having some salad.
B: I have also prepared rice. Are you ready for some rice?
A: Yes, chicken and rice are a favorite of mine.
B: Good! Julie, could you pass this plate to Joe so we can get started?
A: Mary, it’s good to see you!
B: Josh and I were just on our way back home from the beach and thought we’d drop by.
A: I am so glad that you decided to stop by!
B: Yes, it has been a long time since we have seen you.
A: Mary, can I get Josh or you something to drink?
B: Oh no, thank you. We aren’t all that thirsty.
A: How about a little snack then?
B: No, thank you, we just ate lunch a little while ago.
A: Well then, how is your family?
B: Everyone is doing great. My sister finally had her baby.
A: Mary, what a surprise!
B: I am so glad you are home! Josh and I thought that we’d take a chance and stop by for a visit.
A: Your timing is perfect!
B: It’s been a long time since we’ve stopped by.
A: Mary, Josh, would either of you like something to drink?
B: Thanks, but we really are fine.
A: Would you like a little snack?
B: No, thanks. We are still full from lunch.
A: Is your family doing well?
B: Things are going well for everyone. My brother finally got the job he had been trying for.
A: Mary, how have you been?
B: Josh and I just took a chance on our way home from the beach to see if you were up for visitors.
A: I was just thinking about you yesterday!
B: It’s been ages since we had a chance to visit with you!
A: Mary, please let me get the two of you something to drink.
B: Oh, please don’t go to any trouble. We just stopped by for a visit.
A: Can I get you a little something to eat?
B: We appreciate the offer, but we already ate.
A: So tell me, how is your family doing?
B: We are all doing well. My dad finally got to retire and is enjoying his leisure time.
A: Hi Julie, how are things going?
B: Everything is great, Tad. How are you?
A: I’m doing really well.
B: Tad, I’m pretty hungry right now. Want to walk over and check out the food table?
A: Julie, do you know who that woman is over there by the window?
B: That is Mary. I heard that she’s just moved in with Lee.
A: I thought that he was with Malia.
B: Oh, that relationship is history. Malia hooked up with a guy she met on holiday.
A: I bet that Lee wasn’t too happy with that!
B: Actually, he was OK with it. They hadn’t been getting along too well.
A: Hi Julie, how are you?
B: Things are going good, Tad. How about you?
A: Things have been going well for me.
B: That food smells delicious! Let’s wander over to the food table and see what’s up.
A: Julie, do you know who that woman talking to Lee is?
B: I think that her name is Mary. I think that she and Lee are moving in together.
A: Isn’t he with Malia?
B: Malia dumped him. She ran off with a guy she met on vacation.
A: Lee was probably less than thrilled with that!
B: He was kind of relieved. They had been having some problems.
A: Hi Julie, how have things been going for you?
B: I’m good, Tad. How are things with you?
A: Things couldn’t be better right now.
B: Boy, that’s quite a spread over on the food table! Let’s go check out the party food.
A: Julie, who is the woman sitting next to Lee on the sofa?
B: Someone told me her name is Mary. Supposedly, she and Lee are living together in Lee’s apartment.
A: What about his relationship with Malia?
B: Malia is no longer in the picture. She moved to Australia to be with a guy she met on vacation.
A: How did Lee feel about that happening?
B: He took it pretty well. I think that he had kind of had his eye on Mary for a while.
A: Their wedding was absolutely beautiful.
B: It really was. I want a wedding like that.
A: How much do you think they spent on their wedding?
B: I think it might’ve cost them a nice chunk of change.
A: Do you want a big wedding like that?
B: Not really. I’d rather have a small wedding.
A: I wouldn’t want a small wedding.
B: Why not?
A: I want my wedding to be big and memorable.
B: It can be small and memorable too.
A: Well, to each his own.
B: You are absolutely right.
A: Their wedding was just exquisite.
B: I know. Maybe one day I’ll have a wedding like that.
A: What do you think their budget was?
B: It must have cost them a pretty penny.
A: Would you like to have a big wedding like they did?
B: No. I think I would prefer a smaller wedding.
A: I want a big wedding.
B: How come?
A: I want my wedding to be extravagant, and I want everyone to remember it.
B: Your wedding doesn’t have to be big to be memorable.
A: Whatever floats your boat.
B: That is correct.
A: Their wedding was so beautiful.
B: I agree completely. I hope that I have a wedding like that one day.
A: How much do you reckon it cost to pull that wedding off?
B: I think it cost them a lot of money.
A: Do you hope to have a wedding as big as theirs?
B: I don’t think so. I want to have a smaller wedding.
A: Not me.
B: Why do you want a bigger wedding?
A: I want to have a large wedding that everyone will remember.
B: You can have a small wedding, and people will still remember it.
A: Whatever flicks your Bic.
B: That is true.
A: Do you want to go to the beach tonight?
B: Sure, which beach are we going to?
A: I wanted to go to Malibu beach.
B: I like Santa Monica.
A: The water there looks so dirty.
B: I just like the pier they have at Santa Monica.
A: I like the pier too, because it’s beautiful at night.
B: Is Malibu beach nice?
A: It’s a lot nicer, and I really like it better.
B: So you want to go to Malibu?
A: If that’s okay with you.
B: Sure, let’s go to Malibu.
A: What do you think about going to the beach tonight?
B: I’d love to. Which beach?
A: It’s up to you, but I was thinking Malibu beach.
B: I really like Santa Monica beach.
A: But the water there doesn’t look too clean.
B: I only go because of the pier.
A: The pier is really nice at night.
B: How is it at Malibu beach?
A: I love Malibu beach, because it’s so beautiful.
B: So is Malibu where you really want to go?
A: Are you cool with that?
B: Yeah, we can go to Malibu.
A: I want to go to the beach tonight.
B: That sounds like fun. Which one are you thinking about?
A: I was thinking Malibu, unless there is another beach you want to go to.
B: How about Santa Monica?
A: I don’t really like that beach, as the water seems really dirty.
B: The only thing I like about that beach is the pier.
A: At night, the pier is absolutely beautiful.
B: What’s it like at Malibu beach?
A: I love that beach, because it’s just so nice.
B: So we’re going to Malibu?
A: Well, if you don’t want to go to Malibu, we can go to Santa Monica.
B: We can always go to Santa Monica another day.