Conversation: 8. Checking Smoke Detectors
8. Checking Smoke Detectors

1. Repeat


A: Hello, this is Betty.

B: Hi, Betty. Larry here. How many smoke detectors are in your apartment?

A: Actually, I have two.

B: Are the batteries fresh?

A: Both batteries are good.

B: Great. I need to come by and check them myself.

A: No problem, when are you coming by?

B: Thursday at noon. I'll let myself in if you're not there.

A: Okay, remember to lock my door when you leave.

B: I'll be in and out of there in just a few minutes.

2. Repeat


A: Hello, this is Betty.

B: Hello, Betty. This is Larry. How many smoke detectors are on your ceiling?

A: I have two smoke detectors.

B: Do you have fresh batteries in both of them?

A: Both batteries are pretty fresh.

B: Very good. I have to come by there and check out all the detectors.

A: Very good, when do you think you'll be coming over?

B: I'll be by on Thursday at noon. You don't have to be there.

A: I won't be home. Just remember to lock my door, okay?

B: You won't even know that I've been there.

3. Repeat


A: Hello, Betty speaking.

B: Hey, Betty. This is Larry. Tell me how many smoke detectors you have, please.

A: This apartment came with one, and I installed another one.

B: Are there fresh batteries in each of them?

A: Each detector beeps when the battery is low. They're not beeping.

B: Good. I'm calling all the tenants because I have to check all the detectors.

A: Okay, What day were you thinking about dropping by?

B: I'll be at your building at noon on Thursday. If you're not there, I'll let myself in.

A: If you're thirsty, you can grab a beer or soda out of my frig.

B: Thanks, but it'll only take me about two minutes to test them and leave.

4. Repeat


A: Hi, this is Betty.

B: Hi, Betty. It's Larry. I need to know how many smoke detectors are in your apartment.

A: There was one when I moved in. Then I added one.

B: Do both detectors have fresh batteries?

A: I always keep them fresh. I don't want to burn to death.

B: That's good. I have to come by there and check out all of the detectors.

A: Not a problem. When will you be here?

B: I'll be letting myself into all the apartments on Thursday at noon.

A: If it's raining, make sure you wipe your feet before you come inside, okay?

B: Not to worry. I'll be in and out of your place in a flash.

5. Repeat


A: Hi, this is Betty.

B: Hi, Betty. It's Larry. Can you tell me how many smoke detectors you have?

A: There are two smoke detectors in my apartment.

B: Do you know how new the batteries are?

A: I'm very afraid of fires. I change the batteries every Labor Day.

B: Good. I'm calling all the tenants before I come by to test the detectors.

A: My detectors are ready for you. When will you be visiting?

B: This Thursday at noon. But you don't have to be there.

A: Okay, just pardon the mess when you come in.

B: You'll never even know that I was there.


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