1.Asking about a job opening
Roles: An applicant and a personal clerk in ABC Company
Situation: An applicant calls ABC Company asking about a job for a gardener. 2.Interviewing for a job
Roles: An applicant and the personnel manager
Situation: The personnel manager interviews the applicant about his application for a position in Public Relation.
3.Talking about a public service advertisement about waste disposal
Roles: Brian and Xiaohong
Situation: Brian and Xiaohong talk about an environmental protection advertisement in which the citizens are requested to sort out the useful wastes and put them in three slots—blue slot for paper, yellow for aluminum cans, and brown for plastic bottles. They think it a good idea to dispose of the wastes.
4.Talking about being cheated by a sales advertisement
Roles: Victor and Lili
Situation: Victor saw an advertisement saying “Clearance Sale” in front of XYZ fashion shop. He paid 30 yuan for two T-shirts, but they shrank to children’s size after being washed only once. His friend Lili reminded him to be always careful about the so-called “price cutting” and not to be misled by the beautiful lies in the ad.
5.Talking about a traffic accident
Roles: Carl and John
Situation: Carl saw an accident on campus. His roommate Larry, who was riding
a bicycle, collided with a car and Larry got injured. Carl told John
about the collision and Larry’s injuries.
6.Visiting the people injured in the traffic accident
Roles: Carl and Larry
Situation: Carl went to the hospital to visit Larry, who was injured in the accident. Carl expressed his sympathy and told him not to worry
about his injuries and the missed class.