Lena (L): Uh oh, that doesn't sound good. Did you catch a cold?
M: I don't know. I feel fine. It's just my throat hurts.
L: I bet that's from last night... you were really singing loudly: 'We are the champions, my friends...'
M: Oh stop it! You never stopped singing, either.
L: That's true, but I've got more experience than you.
M: Practice makes perfect.
L: Hey, we have a lot to do today, you can't get sick! You'd better go to the pharmacy and get something for your cold.
M: That would probably be the best idea. Are you coming along?
L: No, I'd rather write a few postcards.
M: Do you know where a pharmacy is?
L: I saw one yesterday. Right by the bus stop, on the other side of the street.
M: Thanks, see you in a bit.
L: See you soon.
Pharmacist (P): Good morning!
M: Good morning. I need something for a sore throat.
P: Do you have a runny nose or a fever?
M: No, at the moment I'm just a bit hoarse and my throat hurts.
P: Is it difficult to swallow?
M: Sorry, I didn't understand that.
P: Does it hurt to drink?
M: Oh, right. No, not really. My throat is scratchy and it's uncomfortable to talk.
P: Would you rather have cough syrup or cough drops?
M: Which works better?
P: Hard to say. The cough syrup is effective, but you can only take it twice a day. You can take the cough drops once every hour though.
M: Can I combine the two?
P: Sure. But you should wait two hours after taking the syrup before you suck on a cough drop.
M: How much is it all together?
P: The syrup costs 6 euros 50 and the package of cough drops is 2 euros 30.
M: Then I'll take both.
P: The total is 8 euros 80 then.
M: I've got exact change. Here you go.
P: Thank you. I hope you get well soon!
M: Good bye.
M: Mmmh, that feels better!