An English dialogue at a party.
Some people are talking about everyday things at a party.
Mr. Schwartz: Mr. Winter, I’d like you to meet my wife, Maggie.
Mr. Winter: Very nice to meet you. This is a wonderful party.
Mrs. Schwartz: Nice to meet you. I’m glad you’re enjoying yourself.
Mr. Schwartz: Would you like something to drink?
Mr. Winter: Yes, I’ll have a glass of white wine. Thank you.
Mrs. Schwartz: There are some hors d’oeuvres over here. Please try some.
Mr. Winter: Mmm. They’re delicious. What recipe did you use?
Mrs. Schwartz: Well, it’s a secret! Too bad your wife couldn’t join us tonight. I understand she had to leave town on business?
Mr. Winter: Yes, unfortunately.
Mrs. Schwartz: So that leaves only you to take care of your son?
Mr. Winter: We used to have a babysitter, but now he’s old enough to stay home alone.
Mrs. Schwartz: How old is he?
Mr. Winter: Fourteen.
Mr. Schwartz: Where does he go to school?
Mr. Winter: He’s at in Hugh High School Fairfield.
Mrs. Schwartz: What a coincidence. Our youngest goes to school there as well. She’ll graduate this spring.
Mr. Winter: Does your daughter already know what she wants to do after graduation?
Mr. Schwartz: She’s thinking about going to Boston University.
Mr. Winter: Oh, Boston is such a wonderful city for young people. As a matter of fact, I went there just last weekend.
Mrs. Schwartz: So did we.
Mr. Winter: You’re kidding. What did you do there?
Mrs. Schwartz: We just stopped for dinner on our way back from a skiing trip.
Mr. Winter: How nice! I used to go skiing all the time, but now I just don’t seem to find the time. Where did you say you went?
Mr. Schwartz: To a small, cozy place in Vermont. You should join us some time.
Mr. Winter: I’d love to.
Mrs. Schwartz: So tell us, how do you like life in New York?
Mr. Winter: It’s quite an adjustment. My wife and son are adapting quite well, though.
Mrs. Schwartz: And what about you?
Mr. Winter: Between you and me, I just cant get used to city life.