学习啦【实用英语】 编辑：焯杰 发布时间：2016-08-27
Jason: Come on! It's time to go.
Kate: Wait a minute. Just hold your horses! What's your hurry, anyway?
Jason: We've got to get gas. And there might be a bit of a line-up at the station. There was the last time I went and I don't feel like waiting too long this time.
Kate: That won't take long.
Jason: Well, it won't if there's no line at the pump.
Kate: Well. I'm not quite ready.
Jason: I'll give you five more minutes, and then I'm going without you!
Kate: You wouldn't do a thing like that!
Jason: Of course I would!
Kate: But I'm your favorite, you wouldn't be so mean to me, would you?
Jason: Who says?
Husband: You look worried. What's wrong?
Wife: I got fired today, but I have no idea why.
Husband: I thought you were an excellent secretary. What went wrong?
Wife: I don't know. It seems that my manager doesn't agree with you. I guess he thinks I'm not efficient, or something.
Husband: Forget about it. I'm sure the boss will come to regret his decision.
Wife: Maybe. But now I have nothing to do. I'm worried about the money. What will we do for rent?
Husband: Don't worry about it too much. I understand how you feel, but you can't let it bother you too much. Besides, you
still have the kids to look after. We will find a way out of this problem.
Wife: But I didn't want to be a housewife. I like working. Do you really think we'll be OK?
Husband: Of course. I think you can get another job easily. You're good at what you do and I believe in you.
Wife: Thanks for your support. I'll do my best.
Man: Is something wrong? Can I help?
Woman: I just moved here and I'm a little confused. I need a laundromat. Can you tell me where the nearest one is?
Man: Let me think.
Woman: Is it far away from here?
Man: Not really. The nearest one is on Garfield Street. Head straight down this road until you reach the bowling alley, turn
right and walk two blocks. That's Garfield, turn left and the laundromat is in the middle of the block on the right side,
next to a drugstore.
Woman: Got it, straight to the bowling alley, tum right and go two blocks, then left, it's next to a drugstore.
Woman: Thank you very much.
Man: You're welcome.
Jim: Can I ask you a question?
Lily: Sure, go ahead.
Jim: Do you think rich people are much happier?
Lily: I doubt it. I don't think happiness and wealth are really related. I think if you don't have money you'd be unhappy.
but having money doesn't mean you'd be happy.
Jim: What do you mean?
Lily: Well, when you're rich, you can buy whatever you want. But it is difficult to trust other people; they might just want
your money. So it might be hard to make real friends. I imagine it is kind of lonely.
Jim: So you are saying that rich people are unhappy?
Lily: Not exactly. Compare the rich with the poor, and you will see completely. The rich are not just happy because they
have money. Poor people, on the other hand,are unhappy because they have to worry all the time about money for food and their
apartment. They might have a few more friends but with no money they have a hard life.
Jim: I got it. Money and happiness aren't really related.