Informal and Formal Telephone Conversations
Неофициальные и официальные телефонные разговоры
Talking of Studies
FRED: Hello, Yuri. This is Fred.
YURI: Hello, Freddy, how are you?
FRED: Not very well, I'm afraid.
YURI: What's the matter? Somebody's ill?
FRED: No, everybody's fine. But I'm giving up. I certainly can't learn Russian.
YURI: Why are you upset? I think you're making wonderful progress.
FRED: No, I'm not. I try and try but still cannot speak it well.
YURI: Well, learning any language takes a lot of effort and time. But don't give up. What if I help you? I have a very good textbook only recently brought from Moscow.
FRED: Thank you, Yuri. I'm sure your help will improve things.
YURI: See you on Monday, Freddy. Goodbye.
FRED: Thanks again, Yuri. Goodbye.
to be upset - расcтроиться
to give up - отказываться бросать какое-либо занятие