Should I Go to Shanghai?
Fay asks Jerry's advice about going to Shanghai to work.
Fay: Hi Jerry! Welcome back from summer vacation. Did you have a good time in
Jerry: Yes, I did. It was everything I expected, and more. How about you? Did you go
Fay: Yes, as a matter of fact I did. I spent a week in Shanghai. I'm thinking about
getting a job there.
Jerry: Ah, Shanghai - such a wonderful city! You'll really enjoy living there.
Fay: Hmm... I'm not so sure. Shanghai has a lot going for it, but I like Beijing too.
Jerry: What do you like best about Shanghai?
Fay: Shanghai is the business center of China, so there are lots of jobs, and there's
always something new. It's more modern than Beijing and generally a
convenient place to live.
Jerry: Why would you want to stay in Beijing?
Fay: For one thing, Beijing has a sense of history about it. You know, there's no Great
Wall in Shanghai!
Jerry: That's for sure. There's no Forbidden City or Summer Palace, either.
Fay: For another thing, I think people are friendlier in Beijing. Still, I think I'd like to
marry a man from Shanghai.
Jerry: But you just said people from Beijing are friendlier!
Fay: Yes, generally speaking. But I've heard that men from Shanghai will help their
wives with housework. That's the kind of husband for me!