Shop assistant: Good morning.
How can I help you?
Customer: Good morning. I've
come to look over your collection of books.
S: We've got a rich collection
of books: fiction, science fiction, detective
stories, reference books and many others.
C: Well, I would like to see
what dictionaries you have.
S: The section you are interested
in is on your left.
C: I need to buy two dictionaries.
One is a bilingual dictionary. I find it difficult
guessing the meaning of the words I am learning
so I prefer getting an exact translation of
a word or a phrase.
S: We have such a dictionary.
Would you like a hard cover or a paper back?
C: I think I'll take a paper
back edition. I also need a pronouncing dictionary.
I consider that it is important to know not
only the grammar of the language you are studying
but also to be able to sound like a native.
Besides, we have a class in pronunciation
at my college that's why I want to buy the
S: Good. We have a few dictionaries
like that. Have a look.
C: I'll buy a hard cover edition
of this pronouncing dictionary: Thanks!
S: Anything else?
C: Yes, I want to buy a book
for my friend. He is fond of fantasy.
S: I recommend you to take this
book. It enjoys great popularity among young
C: Thanks. You've been most
S: My pleasure. And can I ask
you what kind of books you are interested
C: I like detective stories.
I've chosen one already. Here it is.
S: Oh, it has been on the best-seller
list for more than two months.
C: If it is so popular, why
is it that the book is still available here.
S: Well, it can easily be explained.
There is a very great demand for it, so we
have a lot of copies. It is always available.
C: Thank you for your help and
S: Thank you. Come again. If
you are interested in any book which is not
available, our shop can let you know when
it comes in, or we can order it for you.
C: Oh, thank you. It's great.