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.
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.