1. Buying Fruit in a Traditional Market Angela, an American, is looking through a market stall's fruit selection. A=Angela P=Passerby A: (To vendor, slowly) Do you have green grapes? (The vendor motions with her hands that she can't speak English and backs away.) P: Actually, it seems this vendor doesn't have green grapes. You could check one of the other stalls in the market if you want. A: No, that's all right. P: (Holding up a dragon fruit) Have you ever had this before? It's a dragon fruit. A: Never. What does it taste like? P: It has a light taste and is not overly sweet. It's also got crunchy little seeds like a kiwi. A: Maybe I'll try one. It certainly has a fitting name. It looks like a dragon egg from a fantasy movie.
2. Discussing Local Fruit Varieties A passerby is introducing some local fruits to Angela. A=Angela P=Passerby P: (Hands Angela a dragon fruit) This one's ripe. Has anything else caught your eye? How about a durian? A: No, thanks. I'm not feeling quite so bold. What about that? P: That's a sugar apple. A: It kind of looks like a guava crossed with a pineapple. P: It does. You should get some. It tastes a bit like custard. A: All right. I think I'm ready to pay. Thanks for your help. P: Not at all.