A: Can you help me set up my voicemail message? I just got this service and I am not really sure what I am supposed to say.
B: Sure! You just basically gotta let the caller know who they called, and ask them for their contact information so you can call them back.
A: Ok, so can I say, "This is Abby's voicemail. I will call you later, so leave me your name and number".
B: That's more or less the idea, but try something that sounds more friendly.
A: Ok, so how about this, "This is Abby and I am really happy you called! I promise I will give you a ring as soon as I can,so please leave me your name and number. Talk to you soon!".
B: A little too friendly Abby. Just say this, "Hi, you have reached Abby. I am unable to answer your call right now, but if you leave me your name and phone number, I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks".
A: That's perfect! Can you say that again and record it for me?
Melissa: Hey Michelle, jump in quick. It's pouring out there!
Michelle: Oh, hi Melissa. Are you going to the conference too? I was planning to pick up Mr. Campbell.
Melissa: Yes, he told me. We need to pick him up at his hotel and then go to the conference.
Michelle: Oh I see, okay. So I heard you got married. Congratulations!
Melissa: Ah thank you! I'm very excited. We were going to get married next year, but then we decided to get married on holiday instead. It was wonderful.
Michelle: That sounds so romantic! Jack and I were hoping to get married in Europe next year, but we had to postpone our plans. We just don't have the money!
Melissa: I know what you mean. I think Shanghai is getting more and more expensive, don't you?
Michelle: I sure do. In my opinion, it's actually becoming more expensive than back home.
Melissa: Definitely. Oh, there's Mr. Campbell. Driver, can you stop here please?
A: Welcome to Al's Bakery. What can I get you?
B: Hi! Let me get a dozen croissants, four blueberry muffins and a loaf of sourdough bread.
A: Sure. Would you like to have the loaf sliced?
B: No, that's OK. Do you have any whole wheat bread?
A: We are out at the moment. May I suggest some rye bread?
B: Sure that sounds good. Do you have any cakes?
A: We have various birthday cakes and also ice cream cakes.
B: I'll just take a cheesecake.
A: Will that be all?
A: Your total is forty three dollars and twenty cents.