English Conversation in the Articraft Store
Are you being served, sir?
I’m sorry, sir. They are sold out. We only have some big ones now, but we are expecting to have some tomorrow.
Oh, I’m leaving China tomorrow. I don’t think I have much time. Let me see. How much is the big one?
That sounds reasonable. Will you show me some?
Yes, sir. How would you like this one? The background is pale blue with traditional Chinese paintings of flowers and birds.
It’s attractive. I’ll take a pair. Can you pack the vases and send them to New York by mail for me?
Yes, sir. Please write your name and address on this slip.
Okay. How much should I pay then?
400 yuan altogether, including the postage and the charge for the packing. You know, we’ll have to make a special box.
Shall we buy some fans?
Are these old Sandalwood fans?
Not all of them. Some are made of Chinese little leaf boxwood with scent sprayed on. Those made of real sandalwood are much more expensive.
May I take a smell of them and compare which one I like better.
Yes, please. Here you are.
I’ll take both of them.