John likes Jenny, but he's afraid to ask her out. His friend Jack is trying to encourage him.
John: Hey, Jack, is Jenny coming with us?
Jack: Yes. Why?
John: Nothing. I'm just asking.
Jack: Just asking? But why is your face burning like mad? Ah-huh, someone has a crush on Jenny, doesn't he?
John: Who has a crush?!
Jack: Come on, John, don't be such a chicken. If you like her, you've got to tell her. Maybe she likes you.
John: But I don't have the guts to ask her out.
Jack: What're you so afraid of?
John: I'd totally die if she turned me down.
Jack: But that's better than keeping everything to yourself. You've got to let her know. Come on! You've got to take a chance!
John: I don't know....Well, maybe, you're right, but how am I going to tell her?
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John has a new girlfriend. His friend Jack is envious....
John: Hi, Jack, long time, no see!
Jack: Yeah! How's everything going?
John: Not bad! At least I'm still alive.
Jack: Just alive? I heard you're going out with Jane.
John: Where did you get that idea?
Jack: Oh, come on. Jane is a very nice girl, someone you meet only once in a lifetime.
John: Yeah, you're right. I'm not boasting, but she's really as beautiful as she is intelligent.
Jack: Well, I really envy you for finding such a girl.
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Jane's friend Michelle tells Jane that she's lucky to have Jack as her boyfriend because....
Michelle: I heard you're going out with Jack.
Jane: Yes. To be frank, I really love him to death.
Michelle: You're so lucky!
Jane: Why do you say that?
Michelle: Why? Are you kidding me? A boy like him is so hard to find. So caring, so patient, and, did I mention, so handsome?
Jane: It's very nice of you to say so.
Michelle: Well, it's not a compliment. I'm saying it from the bottom of my heart! It's obvious that he's head over heels in love with you.
Jane: I sure hope so.
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Jenny's boyfriend is a very nice person, but her friend Katie is concerned about his age....
Katie: Jenny, I know you like John a lot, but what do you like about him?
Jenny: Well, there's just something about him. Don't you think so?
Katie: Really? What's this something?
Jenny: Well, he's mature, handsome, gentle, and successful. I think he's my Mr. Right!
Katie: He's certainly mature, but don't you think he's a little old for you? He's almost twice as old as you are!
Jenny: Well, age shouldn't be something that comes in the way of a person's marriage. As long as we love each other, age is not an issue. It never has been!
Katie: But what will others think about it?
Jenny: I don't care what others will think about us. I just know I love him and he loves me. And that's all that matters.
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Tom wants to settle down and start a family, but his girlfriend Monica is not ready yet. Therefore, they have to break up....
Jack: Hi, Tom, how have you been?
Tom: Not very well.
Jack: Why? What happened? You look so down!
Jack: Come on. For a man who's so down, there're usually two reasons. Either his career is going downhill, or he has a broken heart. You're so successful, so....
Tom: Well, you're right. I just broke up with Monica.
Jack: Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you two were made for each other.
Tom: Well, you never know. I'm ready for a commitment and want to settle down, but she says she wants to pursue her career while she's still young.
Jack: Well, it's always difficult to choose between career and family.
Tom: Maybe you're right.
Jack: John, I don't know what to say to comfort you, but cheer up! There's plenty of fish out there and you'll find your perfect match!
Tom: Yeah, but it's hard to forget her at the moment. You know, we were together for almost five years. It's really hard....
Dialogue 6Listen to the Whole Conversation
Mike has recently broken up with his girlfriend because....
John: Hi, Mike, we're having a party tonight, wanna come join us? You can bring your girlfriend.
Mike: Well...er...I'm breaking up with Cathy.
John: What happened? Did you have a big fight?
Mike: No. She's really a very nice girl....
John: Yeah, she's pretty and caring.
Mike: Well, she's really caring, but sometimes it's too much...and uh...I kind of want a break, you know...some room for myself.
John: Did you talk with her about it?
Mike: I've tried, but...it didn't work.
John: Oh, I'm really sorry to hear that. When are you going to tell her?
Mike: Maybe tonight, I don't know. I don't know how to tell her.
John: I know she's head over heels in love with you and she'll really be hurt.
Mike: I know....