A: excuse me; is this seat taken?
C: no. It's all yours.
A: thank you very much. My name is Ashlyn. It's nice to meet you.
C: Carson. It's nice to mee you, too.
A: the weather is so warm for December, don't you think?
C: it is unusually warm. I balme it on global warming.
A: global warming is wreaking havoc everywhere.
C: so sure. Are you from around here?
A: no. I'm new here. I just moved here a few months ago.
C: where are you from?
A: I'm from China. What about you?
C: I am from Texas. I was in China once, but it was a long time ago.
A: did you enjoy it?
C: I did. I especially liked the food. What do you think about the food here?
A: it's very different from Chinese food, but I am getting used to it.
C: Is that the Da Vinci Code that you've got there?
A: yes, have you read it?
C: no, but I saw the movie. What do you think about it?
A: well,to be honest, I've only gotten though 10 pages of it. So far, though, it's interesting.
C: well, this is my stop. it was nice talking with you.
A: likewise. Bye!
Ashley: do you like playing games?
David:I like playing computer games, but I'm not really into board games.
A: how about individual games like the Rubik's cube or solitaire?
D: the Rubik's cube is so difficult to solve that I think it should be banned!
A:if I taught you how to do it, I'm sure you could solve it.
D: how did you figure out how to slove the Rubik's cube?
A: I didn't really have to figure it out. I just followed the instructions!
D: I had no idea there were a set of instructions. I thought everyone who could solve it were all geniuses!
A: hints are really important when you're solving puzzles. If you give me some hints about playing that PS2 game, I’ll show you how to solve the Rubik's cube.
D: it's a deal.
A: do you remember, years ago, when everybody at the New Year's party had yo-yos?
D: yeah. That was a strange party. Can you still do any of those yo-yo tricks?
A: I don't know. I haven't tried yo-yo since that party!
D: I could never figure out how to use my yo-yo.
A: if you don't start when you're young, it's hard to get the hang of it.
D: let's get started with this game then.