Part One: Expressions
1. This is a great area of the city for shopping.
2. What about things other than food?
3. Are there small shops near here as well?
4. The grocery store is closed.
5. Our schedules are so weird.
6. We are out of everything.
7. I mean give me a break.
8. I’d like to buy this dress.
9. Will you be paying by cash, check, or credit card?
10. Yes, it seems to be working fine.
Part Two: Dialogues
A: What sort of shopping is nearby, Mr. Taylor?
B: Call me John. This is a great area of the city for shopping. There’s a grocery store just around the corner.
A: What about things other than food?
B: Well, the Riverside Mall has 200 stores in it, including four major department stores.
A: Are there small shops near here as well?
B: Yes, on 4th street, near the movie theater there are many specialty shops, including clothing boutiques.
A: Well, that sounds just wonderful.
B: Yes, it’s a really nice neighborhood.
A: On, darn. The grocery store is closed.
B: Yeah, this one closes at ten. We could drive to the 24-hour store on sixth.
A: Alright. We are out of everything.
B: I wish the store close to us was open 24-hous a day.
A: I know, our schedules are so weird. Sometimes, the little corner store is the only thing within walking distance that’s open when we get home.
B: Yeah, and the prices there are very high.
A: I know. Three dollars for milk.
A: Good afternoon, miss, can I help you?
B: Yes, I’d like to buy this dress, please.
A: It’s certainly a pretty dress. I can ring you up at the register over here.
A: Will you be paying by cash, check, or credit card?
B: I want to use a credit card. Do you take Discover?
A: Sorry, no. We only take MasterCard or Visa.
B: I’ll put it on my Visa card, then.
A: Very well, ma’am. Oh, there seems to be a problem, it says it’s rejected.
B: There must be something wrong with the system. Try my MasterCard.
A: Alright. Thank you. Yes, it seems to be working fine. Your total is $199.00, sign here, please.
A: Here you go, and here’s your receipt. Have a nice day.
B: Thanks. You have a good one, too.
A: 抱歉，我们不收。只收Master 或Visa卡。