February 3, 2011 Chunyu Qu Conversation I An instructor and an international student at starbucks (I was in starbucks alone, and I noticed an international student, who was checking hers paper or maybe assignment. After few minutes, an instructor, who was coming and sit with her. I was trying to figure out what kind of date it was, so I recorded their conversation by my mobile.) A(Professor), B( Student). A: Hi Heying, how are you doing? B: I ‘m good, how are you professor? A: Pretty good. But it’s still freezing outside, stay warm. B: Thanks. I wish my next class would be cancelled. Professor, am I going to change my topic for my speech. A: Yeah, you have to find something else, selecting a topic that really matters to you, and not just a topic you know is controversial. You may do better to avoid include: Abortion, reducing drunks driving, steroid abuse, and changing the salary. B: But, I wrote something about prohibition of late abortion already, so I need to come up a new one as soon as possible A: Yeah, you have to. You can email me your outline instead of proposal before tomorrow midnight because I need to grade it. B: Sure, thanks!
Conversation II Two girls’ Conversation at the food court of Library (I was in downstairs of library with my roommate and two girls sit next to us were talking and eating. I recorded their talk by my mobile and I wrote it in transcript form as follow. ) A: Did you watch the Bachelor Pad? B: Yes I did for killing time! A: Jealous women—they are everywhere, they just do anything to get the money, and it sucks. B: Yeah, it’s full of drama. By the way, you know Rick going to drop Korean class. A: Oh, no way! Why? He’ s a funny guy, I mean in class. B: Yes, he is. But there is no way he had time to do a quiz everyday. He has 18 credit hours so he can graduate. He was bummed too. A: So sad. B: I now have the text message ring tone from Secret Garden. I love this drama, and hyun-‐bin, he is one of my favorite actor. A: Absolutely, I am on episode 5 and it’s already amazing. B: Hyun-‐bin is perfectly gorgeous as a girl in this drama! A: hahaha, do they ever get switched back? I am on episode 5. B: actually, whenever rainy days are coming, they could switch back! A: I look forward to that! By the way, do we have any homework for Korean today?
B: I don’t think so. A: what are you going to do after school? B: I don’t now. I want to buy a pair of shoes, maybe downtown or college mall. You wanna go with me? A: I am not sure. I have a discussion around 3:00pm. I will text you. B: sure.