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Jurg: Mrs. Scott … Mrs. Scott: Yes?
Jurg: I’m afraid I’ve had an accident. Mrs. Scott: Oh, dear, what’s happened? Jurg: I’ve spilt my coffee.
Mrs. Scott: Never mind. Here’s a cloth.
Klaus is using the launderette for the first time. Klaus: Excuse me, do you know how this works?
Housewife: Yes. Put the washing inside … shut the door … the money goes in here, then when the machine starts you have to put the soap powder in through here.
Klaus: Is that all?
Housewife: Yes, you don’t have to do anything else until the machine stops. Klaus: Thank you.
Terry: Frank’s getting married. James: Is he really?
Terry: Yes he is.
James: I don’t believe it. Terry: It’s true.
James: Who’s he marrying?
Terry: A girl he met on holiday in Spain, I think.
James: Good heavens … where are they going to live?
A: Do you love me?
B: I’m very fond of you.
A: Yes, but do you love me?
B: Uh … You mean a lot to me.
A: Why won’t you answer my question? B: What question?
A: Do you love me? Come on! I want to know. B: I care for you very deeply. You know that.
A: That isn’t the same thing!
B: What kind of answer do you expect? A: The truth! I want the truth!
B: How can I possibly answer such a question?
B. Interview: Too Old at Twenty
Do you remember Sally Green, the swimming star? She was the girl who broke all the records at the last Olympics. Where is she now? Last week our reporter, Tom Parker, went to see Sally in her Californian home.
Tom: Is it true that you don’t swim at all now?
Sally: I’m afraid so. I’m too old.
Tom: But you are only twenty!
Sally: That’s too old for a swimmer. If I swam in an international competition now, I wouldn’t win. So I’d rather not swim at all.
Tom: But don’t you enjoy swimming?
Sally: I used to, when I was small. But if you enter for big competitions you have to work very hard. I used to get up at 6 am to go to the pool. I had to train before school, after school and at weekends. I swam thirty-five miles every week!
Tom: But you were famous at fifteen. And look at all those cups.
Sally: Would you like to polish them? It’s true that I have some wonderful memories. I enjoyed visiting other countries, and the Olympics were very exciting. But I missed more important things. While other girls were growing up, I was swimming. What can I do now?
There is a small shop at the end of our road. I buy my newspaper there every Sunday. This is the only shop that is open on a Sunday, so it is always very busy. They sell milk, eggs, biscuits, tea and coffee. You can get aspirins, toothpaste or a writing pad there. It is a nice little shop.
This evening I am going to the cinema. I sometimes go with Beatriz, but this evening I am going alone. Beatriz is nice, but she talks a lot and when I go to the cinema I like to watch the film. The film I am going to is an old one, but it is very good. It is a Hitchcock film.