1. Blind Date
Rainfailed to dampen the enthusiasm of thousands of singles who attended Shanghai'slargest matchmaking event last weekend，in suburban Qingpu District.
Theevent，now in its third year， attracted about 18，000singles to sign up， and organizers estimated some 12，000 attended this year.
Comparedwith the previous events， the age of participants is younger and there are fewer parents， saidZhou Juemin，director of the Shanghai Matchmaking Association，theindustry body that organized the event.
Zhousaid singles aged between 21 and 30 accounted for 65 percent of those attendingthis year， with one third of all participants aged below 25. The youngestsingletons were 21.
此外，文中出现的singleton和single是指“未婚者”，也可以说bachelor。相关词汇还如“夫妻、情侣”couple；“配偶”spouse或partner ；“新娘”bride ；“新郎”groom或bridegroom；“求婚” proposal；“订婚” engagement；“未婚夫” fiance；“未婚妻” fiancee；“嫁妆” dowry；“离婚” divorce；“前妻” ex-wife。
Topic: Work in pairs. A girl student and a boy student act to attend a blind date in a café.
A: Are you Tony?
B: Yes, are you Ann?
A: Yes, it’s me, Nice to meet you. Sit down, please. What do you like to drink?
B: A cup of coffee, please.
B: Could you talk about your family?
A: Absolutely, now I live with my parents and my sister. My sister is four years younger than me and she is in senior high school now. My father is a doctor and my mother is a teacher.
B: You have a very harmonious family, yes?
A: Yes, you are right. How about your family?
B: I live with my parents and my grandma.
A: Are you the only child?
B: Yes. Which school do you study in?
A: I graduated from China University of Mining & Technology. And now I’m an engineer in a mechanical manufacturing company, and you?
B: I graduated from Nanjing University. I’m a teacher in a college.
A: That’s a good job.
B: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I’d like to listen to music especially light music and classical music. When I have a holiday I usually travel around with friends.
B: Maybe traveling is a good way to relax. I’d like to shopping and see movies in my spare time also I like stay at home read books.
A: If you don’t mind, may I ask you a question?
B: Of course not.
A: Love and bread, which is more important for you?
B: In my opinion, both of them are important. But if you insist that I give the exact answer, I think love would be a little more important.
A: Oh, I see. Could you tell me your mobile phone number and QQ number?
B: Em, no problem. My mobile phone number is 158*****073 and my QQ number is 519777***. A: I hope we will be good friends. See you later.
B: See you.