Anna: Hello! DC is a city for walking. In our neighborhood, I can do all my errands. Marsha, before we get ice cream, I need to return three books to the library. Where is the library?
Marsha: It is on this street on the corner.
Marsha: Let's go!
Anna: Marsha, I can return the books here.
Marsha: Anna, what are those in the books?
Anna: Marsha, these are letters to my family and friends back home … four letters! Is there a post office near here?
Marsha: Um, no. The post office is far from here. But there is a mailbox across from the store.
Anna: Awesome! Let’s go!
(At the mailbox)
Anna: Marsha, now I need to buy stamps.
Marsha: Do you have cash?
Anna: No. Is there a bank near here?
Marsha: There is a bank behind you.
Anna: Thanks, Marsha. You know our neighborhood so well.
Anna: Now I have cash. I can buy stamps.
Marsha: That store sells stamps.
Anna: Wait here.
Anna: I have stamps.
Marsha: Wow, you’re fast.
Anna: Thank you, thank you letters, for sending my words… my love … to my family and friends -
Marsha: Do you have more cash?
Anna: I do!
Marsh and Anna: Ice cream!!
Anna: I love my new neighborhood! Everything is near our apartment! Even hair salons*, and ice cream!
Anna: Until next time!
*salon - n. a business that gives customers beauty treatments (such as haircuts)
bank - n. a business where people keep their money, borrow money, etc., or the building where such a business operates (банк)
buy - v. to get (something) by paying money for it (покупать)
cash - n. money in the form of coins and bills (наличные деньги)
corner - n. the place where two streets or roads meet (угол)
errand - n. a short journey that you take to do or get something (поручения, повседневные дела)
fast - adj. moving or able to move quickly (быстро)
get - v. to obtain (something) (получать что-либо)
ice cream - n. a frozen food containing sweetened and flavored cream (мороженое)
library - n. place where books, magazines, and other materials (such as videos and musical recordings) are available for people to use or borrow (библиотека)
mailbox - n. a public box in which letters and packages are placed to be collected and sent out (почтовый ящик)
post office - n. a building where the mail for a local area is sent and received (почта)
return - v. to bring, give, send, or take (something) to the place that it came from or the place where it should go (вернуть)
sell - v. to exchange (something) for money (продавать)
send - v. to cause (a letter, an e-mail, a package, etc.) to go or to be carried from one place or person to another (отправлять)
stamp - n. a small piece of paper that you buy and then stick to an envelope or package to pay the cost of mailing it (марка)
store - n. a building or room where things are sold (магазин)