Real English Conversation: New co-worker at the office

New co-worker

A: Hi. Sam.

B: Michael. Good to meet you!

A: Did you just arrive here?

B: Yeah, We arrived last week.

A: How do you like it?

B: It’s exciting! It’s much busier than the last city we lived in. I was working in Seattle for the last 3 years.

A: It really is very busy. I moved here from Tokyo 5 years ago and I still have trouble sometimes. Did you move here with your wife?

B: Actually, I’m not married. I moved here with my dog, Charles. We are very close.

A: Oh. I see.

B: What about you?

A: Yes, I am married and I have two children.

B: How old are they?

A: 6 and 8 years old

B: Oh, great. That age is a lot of fun.

A: But it is exhausting.

B: I understand. My brother has kids the same age. Every time we visit he falls asleep on the sofa.

A. Must be nice. We don’t have time for sleep, we have to drink a lot of coffee.

( laughter)

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exhausting: something makes you very tired.
Ex: Working on a farm is exhausting, you have to exercise all day.
Ex: Speaking English all day can be exhausting.

fall+ asleep: the beginning of sleep.
Ex: He was in bed and falling asleep when the phone rang.

very close: to have a close relationship with a friend or family member.
Ex: You can be very close to your sister or your classmates.

have+ trouble: informal way to speak about having problems.
Ex: I have trouble with my knee sometimes. She has trouble hearing because she is very old.

Learn more: English Conversations in Real Life with common Phrases (Meaning & Example)