1) BIG BEN
Alex: Excuse me, what time is it?
Russian tourists: Как это сказать? Look at Big Ben.
Alex: Thank you, have a nice day.
What a beautiful dress. Can I take a picture of you?
Patricia: 30 pounds 50 p. Joke. Of course you can.
Alex: Selfie. I'm Alex. What's your name?
Patricia: I'm Patricia. I'm from Brasil. Oh, Gaku is here!
Alex: What's Gaku?
Patricia: Who is Gaku. He's my classmate. He's from Japan.
Gaku: Hello, Patricia, How are you?
Patricia: I'm fine! This is Alex.
Gaku: Hello, Alex, I'm Gaku. Nice to meet you.
Alex: Nice to meet you too.
Gaku: I'm going to see the match in the pub. England and Uruguay play.
Patricia: Will you join us, Alex.
Guard: Your ID, please
Gaku: Here's my student card
Patricia: Here's my passport
Guard: OK. Your ID, please
Alex: Unfortunately, my passport is at home, but I have a photo of my visa.
Guard: Sorry, we don't accept photocopies and things. Only originals.
Alex: It's not fake. I'm a student here.
Guard: You have to be over 18 and you have to show your ID, too.
Patricia: Alex, are you with us?
Alex: My friends are there.
Guard: OK, next time, please, bring your ID with you.
Gaku: What beer would you like, Alex?
Alex: I don't drink alcohol.
Patricia: THe match is great
Alex: England doesn't have much luck today
Patricia: I support U...
Patricia: I support U... you know what I mean
Waitress: So, you ordered 3 drinks
Alex: No, 2 drinks
Waitress: I can't believe this guy! He says he had 2 drinks, but he had 3.
Alex: Oh, sorry! I forgot! 3 drinks, but they cost 2 pounds. I'm not good with numbers!
Alex: What's wrong?
Driver: Our mirror fell off. Our LEFT mirror. We can't go at all!
Alex: What are we supposed to do?
Driver: We need to get off the bus. Oh no! We can't. The mirror blocked the door. We're trapped.
Alex: Can you open the emergency door?
Driver: Yes, I can. It's open.
Alex: I can fix it!
Driver: It won't be long! The mechanics will deal with it! I'll call them. They will be here in 15 minutes.
Alex: On Friday night! Great! Well, we'll wait for 2 hours!
Alex: Hello, Can I stay here for a night?
Clerk: Yes, no problem. Your passport and 30 pounds please. Breakfast is included.
Alex: Can I charge my telephone?
Clerk: An adapter costs 3 pounds
Alex: Fine. Where's my room?
Clerk: It's on the 3rd floor. You can take a lift. Here's the key.
Alex: Did Amir stay here?
Clerk: A guy called Amir arrived last night. But I don't remember which room he stayed in.
Alex: OK, See you in the morning.
Clerk: Good night!
6) BUS STATION
Alex: Hello. My bus from Bournemouth had an accident. I got a sorry card. They promised a free tour as a refund. So, I'd like a free tour back to Bournemouth.
Clerk: Our main office is in Birmingham. Do you think I can help?
Alex: Yes, Well, you work for this company!
Clerk: OK then. I'll phone our main office.
Alex: Hello, My bus from Bournemouth had an accident. I got a sorry card. They promised a free tour as a refund. So, I'd like a free tour back to Bournemouth. Sorry card number is 90597
Operator: Your name, please
Alex: Alexander Nevzorov.
Operator: Can you spell your surname?
Alex: It's N-E-V-Z-O-R-O-V
Operator: Thank you, Your bus leaves at 1:30 am. The number is TRB01764.
Alex: The number is TRB01764. Got it. Thank you.
7) CHINESE RESTAURANT
Alex: Let's go to the Chinese restaurant
Patricia: Oh, I love Chinese cuisine
Alex: I thought you liked pizza
Patricia: Yes, I do, but I like Oriental food more
Alex: And that's not all! You pay 25 pounds and you can eat as much as you want!
Patricia: That's great! Let's go there. But let's take something mild. I don't like spicy food very much.
Alex: Really? I love it!
8) LIVERPOOL PLACES
Alex: We'd like to take an excursion around Liverpool, to see the Beatles places.
Clerk: You can take a bus tour. Or a taxi tour. It cost just 45 pounds for two.
Patricia: We are two!
Alex: What will we see?
Clerk: You'll see Lennon's house, McCartney's house, Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, Liverpool Institute, where John and George studied and Ringo Starr's house too.
Alex: Wonderfel! Can you call the taxi for us right now?
Clerk: Sure! They'll be here very soon.
Alex: Thanks a lot!
9) UNUSUAL ICE CREAM
Alex: Hello, can I have some ice cream?
Seller: Sure, you can choose any kind of ice cream
Alex: Banana, chocolate, strawberry, honey mmmm, do you have any special ice cream.
Seller: Here's chili pepper ice cream but it's sweet
Alex: Wow! That's something new! I'll take it! 1 scoop of this one, please.
Seller: Here you are.
Alex: Thank you! By the way, today is my birthday, the 1st of June.
Seller: Happy birthday!
Alex: Thank you!
Alex: It's summer solstice today. The shortest night of the year!
Patricia: Oh, that's why there are so many people here.
Alex: You bet, It happens once a year!
Partricia: Look! They are singing, playing the drums, shout, take pictures.
Alex: So much fun! They won't let us sleep! They won't stop until the sunrise.
Patricia: Look! The sky is getting pink!
Alex: It's an unforgetable experience!
Gaku: Good morning, Alex
Alex: Good morning, Gaku, you're so early today
Gaku: I'm having breakfast. Join me?
Alex: Sure! Can I have some juice?
Gaku: Stop, Alex, it's not juice, it's squash, you need to add it water.
Alex: Thanks for warning, Gaku! I'm going to get some water.
Gaku: I almost saved your life!
Alex: Thank you, Gaku, thanks a lot!
Alex: Patricia! Do you have a plaster?
Patricia: What have you done?
Alex: I've cut my finger!
Patricia: How did you cut it?
Alex: With a knife!
Gaku: It was an interesting question!
Patricia: Here's a plaster for you!
Alex: Thank you! I feel better already!
Alex: Patricia, would you like to take a ride on that beautiful hot-air balloon?
Patricia: It would be wonderful
Alex: I've got two tickets. Let's go! We'll see the whole city from above!
Alex: By the way, will you join me for the International fair after our ballon ride?
Patricia: I'd love to, but I have to study hard. My test is tomorrow. Sorry.
Alex: Well, good luck. and now, let's run to the balloon until it's too late!
14) DANGEROUS NEIGHBOURHOOD
Alex: It's late and a lot of people are drunk.
Patricia: I see.
Alex: It's a dangerous neighbourhood.
Patricia: So, what are we to do?
Alex: Hold my hand... and watch your wallet.
Patricia: I have no wallet with me.
Alex: Well, watch your pocket.
Patricia: I don't have any either!
Alex: Then try not to lose me!
15) THE "LOCAL" CARD
MISS JENKINS: Do you have enough money to go to Liverpool?
Alex: Yes, I have enough cash, but I'm not sure about my card.
MISS JENKINS: What's wrong with it?
Alex: It doesn't work in a shop. I can only withdraw money from a cashpoint.
MISS JENKINS: Is it a credit card?
Alex: No, it's a debit card. Mastercard.
MISS JENKINS:All Mastercard cards are credit.
Alex: Mine is not.
MISS JENKINS: It's impossible.
Alex: I really don't know what's wrong with it. May be it's a LOCAL card...
MISS JENKINS: Did you get it here?
Alex: No, I got it in Moscow
MISS JENKINS: So, you can't say It's LOCAL.
Alex: Well, I mean it WAS local, when I was in Moscow.
MISS JENKINS: What's wrong with your card? Are you still sure going to Liverpool is a good idea?
MISS JENKINS: Ok, then, Can I buy some coffee for you?
Alex: That's very nice of you, MISS JENKINS.
16) TRAIN STATION
Alex: How long does it take to get to Liverpool?
Clerk: 5 hours.
Alex: I'd like to go on Satuday morning and come back by Sunday night
Clerk: What time do you want to leave?
Alex: Let's say.. 10 o'clock.
Clerk: OK, So this is a ticket to LIverpool with a change in Stafford
Alex: 2 tickets, please
Clerk: No problem, have a nice trip!
Miss Jenkins: So, Alex, we need to meet. Let’s spend some time in the café. What’s your favourite?
Alex: Oh, I don’t know… let’s see.. Pizza hut on Crimea Road.
Miss Jenkins: But it’s not a café. Anyway, it wasn’t a café. May be it is now. Ok, see you there.
After 20 minutes
Miss Jenkins: Well, I told you, Pizza Hut was a delivery point, not a café. I asked you if you had any café you liked to have lunch at.
Alex: But I don’t usually have lunch at the café. I study all the time. And even when I eat, I prefer to buy food at the shop.
Miss Jenkins: All right, get into the car, we’ll drive to the sea, where we can see a wonderful sunset.
Alex: Sure. Let’s go.
18) Clotted Cream
Alex: Excuse me, can you help me to remember the name of some food?
Alex: I remember, it was a dairy product. Some cream, with a past participle word. Like, clouded cream
Teacher: Clotted cream.
Alex: Yes, that’s right. Clotted cream.
Teacher: When you take a scone and spread some clotted cream on it and add some black currant jam and Earl Grey tea with me, it will be a real English breakfast.
Alex: Great! I’ve got to try.
19) Singing sands
Alex: Patricia, I want to show you something.
Alex: At the beach. It’s a special kind of sand.
Patricia: Is it red?
Patricia: White? Blue? Green?
Alex: No, it’s not about the colour, it’s about the way it sounds.
Patricia: Sand? Sounds?
Alex: Yes, it’s called singing sand. It makes squeaking and whistling sounds when you move it with your hands or when you run on it.
Patricia: How interesting!