Talking about the weather

source: Twominute English     2013年1月23日
# discussing good weather
Lily: Don’t you think it’s really nice outside today?
John: Yes, it really is. The weather is perfect.
Lily: I think that it’s going to rain.
John: I hope it does rain.
Lily: I love it. The sky looks so clean after it rains. I especially love the night air after the rains.
John: I know. The rain does make it smell cleaner. I would love it if it rains today.
Lily: Yeah, so will I.
# going out in nice weather
Samira: I would really like to go to the beach this weekend.
Lily: That sounds fun. What’s the weather going to be like?
Samira: The forecast said it will be warm on the weekend.
Lily: So do you think it will be perfect weather for the beach?
Samira: Certainly. It sounds like it will be.
Lily: I really hope it doesn't get cold.
Samira: I want this trip to be perfect. I hope it stays warm.
# changing schedule due to weather
John: It doesn't look very nice outside today.
Samira: That’s true. I think we should postpone our plans for the beach.
John: Yeah, the weather is turning horrible. Weather forecast says it might rain.
Samira: Let’s plan for some other day when the weather is better.
John: That would be perfect. Wish the weather is pleasant soon.
Samira: Yeah! Me too.
# tomorrow’s weather
John: It’s so cold today!
Samira: Yes I know. I hope it’s warmer tomorrow.
John: No. Actually it’s going to be even cooler.
Samira: Well. How do you know that?
John: I read tomorrow’s forecast.
Samira: The forecast? Then you don’t need to worry. It will certainly be warm. The forecast guys never get it right.
John : Really? I hope so for our sake!

Catching a Bus - bus routes, schedules, ticket fare and booking

source: Twominute English   2013年11月5日
# Which bus goes to Minute Maid Park?
--Hey, I'm new to this town. Would you tell me which bus takes me to Minute Maid park?
--Sure. You can take Route 23B or 34B, whichever one comes first.
--Are these direct lines or might I need to change elsewhere?
--No. Both of these buses are direct.
--That'd be great. When can I expect them?
--24B should be here in a few minutes.
--Thanks for your help. I hope I didn't take too much of your time.
--That's okay. We all need help sometimes.
# What is the fare?
--Where do you want to go?
--I wanna go to Rocksprings. What is the fare for that route?
--It's $1.
--That's pretty high. Last time I visited Dallas, it was 50 cents for the same route.
--Yup, but there was a hike in the rates fairly recently. Now it's one dollar.
# Do you have change?
--How much is the fare to Rodeland?
--It's 60 cents.
--I'm afraid I don't have any change. Could you break a 5?
--Sure thing!
--Thank you so much.
# booking the tickets in advance
--What do you think would be the best way to travel to Rockshire?
--I think the bus would be cheapest. And I'm pretty sure you'll get the booking and you'll get there pretty early.
--Okay. Can I book the bus tickets online?
--Yep, you can book your booking at
--Thank you. I'll book the bus tickets online.
--No problem. Have a safe trip.