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Queuing at the Bus-stop: Talking about weather


You are next to each other in a queue at the bus-stop. You know you'll be queuing together at least for a quarter of an hour. The weather is good, but there are some clouds in the sky.

Speakers' functions 
 Intentions
A: "Lovely day, isn't it?"  A wants to get into contact with B.
B: "Yes, it is."  oder: (mit fallender Intonation:) B wants to be left alone.
B: "Yes, it makes a nice change ". oder
    " Well, lets's hope, it'll last". 
B shows interest.
A: " It's really a hot day, isn't it ?  A goes on to find out if B wants to talk with him instead of simply being polite.
B: "Yes, it really is ." B confirms his interest.
A: "Quite different from the  forecast. I think the bus is late "  A finishes talking about weather in order to talk about another topic.
B: "Well, the same old story every day. I'm waiting for 
      No 35   to.... 
B responds to the new topic.

You are next to each other in a queue at the ticket office for a concert. You know you'll be queuing together at least for an hour. The weather is bad, it's rainy and windy.
Please write down the conversation between the two persons. Work with your partner. The word set WEATHER may help you.


 
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