Listen to a conversation between two people at a party.
Ben: Great party
Sandra: Yes. it is.
Ben: Sorry…hi…my name’s Ben.
Sandra: I’m Sandra
Ben: What do you do, Sandra?
Sandra: I’m a nurse. How about you?
Ben: Me?oh,I’m a student.
Sandra: A student? Really? What college do you go to?
Ben: Columbia. l go to Columbia University. Fm in my second year of medical school.
Sandra: Do you like it?
Ben: Yes. I do. Hike it a lot.
Ben: What do you think of the music, Sandra? Do you like it?
Sandra: No, not really.
Ben: What kind of music do you listen to?
Sandra: Hike rock music.
Ben: Do you? Who’s your favorite band?
Sandra: Muse.I really like Muse.
Ben: Me,too. Did you go to the concert last month?
Sandra: No, I didn’t. Was it good?
Ben: Yes, it was awesome. I’m sorry you missed it.Do you play any sports, Sandra?
Sandra: Yes, I play tennis.
Ben: Ah, nice.play ice hockey. Fm on a club team.
Sandra: Are you?
Ben: Yes, I am. But I play tennis, too. Maybe we can play together one day.
Sandra: Maybe. But l usually play with my boyfriend.
Ben: Your boyfriend?
Sandra: Yes, here he is. Wayne, this is Ben. Ben, Wayne.
Wayne: Hello. Nice to meet you.
Ben: Hi. Um, look at the time. Um, gotta go – some friends are waiting for me. Um, bye Sandra.
Listen to a radio program about online dating.
Host: Hello, and welcome to Love Online. Today, we’d like you, the listeners, to call in and tell us about your experiences with online relationships. And –oh, my!– that’s quick!–we already have our first caller. Hello?
Alan: Hi, my name’s Alan.
Host: Hello, Alan. Can you tell us about your experience with Internet dating?
Alan: Yes, of course.I’m pretty shy, you see, and I’m not very good at talking to girls I don’t know. So one day, I registered on an online dating agency, and I met Susan.
Host: And what happened?
Alan: We got along really well. In fact, after four months, we got engaged.
Host: Congratulations, Alan! Thanks for calling. Now,I think we have another caller. Hello?
Kate: Hi.I’m Kate.
Host: Hello, Kate. What can you tell us about love online?
Kate: Well, I decided to try a dating site because I work long hours, and I don’t have time to meet new people.
Host: So what happened?
Kate: Well, I met some guys, and then I met Craig.
Host: Who’s Craig?
Kate: Well, now, he’s my husband. We’re very happy together and we’re thinking of having children.
Host: That’s great news, Kate! It looks as if it is possible to find love online. Now, who’s our next caller.
Host: Hi, Paolo. Did you marry someone you met on the Internet?
Paolo: Yes, I did, but it was the worst thing I ever did.
Host: Oh. Whys that?
Paolo: Because she didn’t really love me.
Host: How do you know that?
Paolo: It was in the newspaper. There was an article about a woman who contacted men online, married them, and then left with all their money, And there was a photo of my wife next to the article.
Host: Oh,I’m sorry to hear that, Paolo. And I’m afraid that’s all we have time for today. Join me next week for another edition of Love Online..
Listen to an advertisement for an art exhibition.
And now for the latest news in the art world. If you’re in Paris this weekend, you might like to visit the new David Hockney exhibition called Fresh Flowers. As the name suggests, most of the pictures depict flowers. However, these are no ordinary flower pictures, because Hockney uses his iPhone or his iPad to draw them.
Hockney started painting on his iPhone during the winter of 2008. At the time, he was staying at his home in northern England where he has a beautiful view out of his bedroom window. One morning, he picked up his iPhone and used his fingers to paint the sunrise. He was very happy with the result, and started experimenting with other pictures. Now, he sends his friends a different flower picture every morning. They love it!
Fresh Flowers is at the Fondation Pierre Berg, Yves Saint Laurent in Paris until January 30th. The exhibition shows the drawings Hockney made on an iPhone and the pictures he drew on an iPad. The gallery is open from 1la.m.to6p.m.from Tuesday to Friday, and admission costs five euros. Don’t miss this show; it will be a bright moment in your day