6-10 IV. Entertainment:
6. Rained Out
A: What′s on TV?
B: Nothing much.
A: What about the baseball game?
B: It got rained out.
A: Rained out?
B: Yes, rained out.
A: How could that be?
B: Well, you can′t play baseball in a rainstorm.
A: I thought they were playing under a dome.
B: The dome doesn′t close.
A: Why doesn′t it close?
B: Who knows? They said they′ll fix it before next season.
7. A Sip of Coffee
A: Can I try your coffee?
B: Sure. Here you go.
A: Hmm, that′s not bad.
B: There′s nothing in it.
A: What do you mean?
B: I mean, it′s just coffee.
A: I figured that.
B: It′s not too bitter for you?
A: It′s a little bitter, but it′s okay.
B: There′s no sugar or cream in it.
A: No, it′s a taste you have to get used to.
B: Sort of like beer.
8. A Chilly Day
A: Let′s take a walk.
B: What′s the weather like?
A: Let me step outside and see.
B: It′s a little chilly, right?
A: Yes, it is.
B: I′ll put on my cap.
A: Wear a jacket, too.
B: I wonder if I should bring my gloves.
A: Maybe you should, just in case it gets colder.
B: I′ll put a glove in each pocket.
A: We′ll get warmer as we walk.
B: Yes, but it gets colder as the sun goes down.
9. A Crazy Driver
A: Look at the car chase on TV!
B: That driver is crazy.
A: I can′t believe he hasn′t crashed.
B: How fast is he going?
A: They say he′s going 80 miles per hour.
B: He′s going to kill someone.
A: Look! He just hit that car.
B: Oh, my goodness. No one is safe on the streets.
A: Now he′s slowing down.
B: Maybe he ran out of gas.
A: Look! He just got out of the car and started running.
B: I hope the police catch him.
10. It Isn′t News
A: TV news is so stupid.
B: They shouldn′t even call it news.
A: Last night they told us about a cat in a sofa.
B: Yesterday they told us about a dog in a pipe.
A: Last week they told us about a bear in a back yard.
B: Last month they told us about a mouse in a restaurant.
A: The weatherman tells us the temperature in every town.
B: The sports guy shows us players fighting.
A: They always tell us "what′s next."
B: They always make "what′s next" sound exciting, but it never is.
A: It′s more like news for kids.
B: They should have kid reporters.