Level 1 - Evening meeting.
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Dialogue 1 - Nicolas and Zoë have just met at their friend Jonathan's birthday party. They get to know each other.
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Zoe: Hi, my name is Zoe.
Nicolas: My name is Nicolas but everyone calls me Cols. Nice to meet you.
Zoe: Nice to meet you. It's funny, where does this nickname come from?
Nicolas: From my dad. He used to call me that when I was little. Since then, everyone calls me that.
Zoe: And have you known Jonathan for long?
Nicolas: We've known each other for... 20 years.
Zoe: Oh yes, it has been a long time. You turned 30 this year too, so I guess.
Nicolas: Yeah, in February. But you're a little younger, right?
Zoe: Yes, I am 26 years old.
Nicolas: Oh yeah, okay. And you, how do you know Jonathan? You're a colleague from work I think, right?
Zoe: No, you're confusing it with the other Zoé. Jonathan and I have been doing theater together for three years.
Nicolas: Oh yes, yes, excuse me, excuse me. And what do you do for work?
Zoe: I am a math teacher in a school in Nice. I am originally from Brittany, but I came to live in the South to join my partner. And you, what is your job ?
Nicolas: I am an engineer. So for the moment, I'm working on a construction site in Marseille. In fact, I moved there last year and I have to stay there for another two years.
Zoe: Do you like the city?
Nicolas: Yeah, I like it a lot. It's a little over 2 hours from Nice by car. I miss my family and friends a little bit... but hey.
Zoe: You (didn't) make any friends in Marseille ?
Nicolas: Frankly, I'm not very sociable so it's quite difficult. I'm a very shy person.
Zoe: Really? You don't look like it!
Nicolas: I did meet a couple of people at the gym though. I also started taking cooking classes. It helped, but still...
Zoe: Great! I love to bake too I bake cakes and cookies almost every weekend.
Nicolas: Mmm. Well, not bad ! Well, I'm the cookies. Frankly, cookies are my specialty. And if not, do you have children?
Zoe: Yes, I have a six month old baby. A little girl.
Nicolas: Ah too good. What is her name?
Zoe: Her name is Sofia.
Nicolas: It's a beautiful name. Congratulations on your name.
Zoe: Thank you. Don't you have children?
Nicolas: No, no, no, frankly, not yet. I haven't found the right one yet.
Zoe: Summer is coming soon. It's a little easier to meet people.
Nicolas: Yes, it's true, it's true. Otherwise let's change the subject! Do you have time to watch series? I'm looking for ideas right now.
Zoe: I just finished "Ten Percent" on Netflix. Everyone had seen that series except me I feel like. I don't know if this will really give you any ideas of new series to watch. I don't watch much television. I prefer reading.
Nicolas: Yes, I too prefer reading. I read every day, especially on the bus when I go to work. So what are you reading at the moment?
Zoe: I'm reading a book called "Children are Kings".
Nicolas: I've heard of it, I think. It's about social networking, right?
Zoe: Yes, that's right.
Nicolas: I'm reading a mystery novel right now.
Zoe: I love mystery novels, but I don't know why... I never think to read them.
Nicolas: Excuse me, I'll be right back. I'm a little tired.
Zoe: No worries, it was nice to meet you anyway.
Nicolas: Same, see you soon I hope.
Zoe: See you soon.