Read the sample conversations given below. They have an academic theme.
Just point me in the right direction
Here is a piece of conversation between a student and a librarian.
Student: Hello. I’m looking for books on world history. Which aisle are they in?
Librarian: We’ve got quite a few books on world history. Which one do you want?
Student: Oh, don’t worry; just point me in the right direction and I’ll find it myself.
Librarian: Then look in the stacks down Aisle 4.
Thanks for clarifying that
Here is a piece of conversation between a student and his professor.
Student: Professor, I can’t find enough reference material for my research paper. There is hardly any book published on the topic, only some magazines and newspaper articles.
Professor: That should be enough.
Student: But, the assignment says that I must refer to at least five academic sources.
Professor: By academic, I don’t mean just books. If an article is well-written and provides comprehensive information, it’ll do just fine.
Student: Oh. I didn’t know that. Thanks for clarifying this point.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best!
Amar: You look so worried, Jeena. Do you have something on your mind?
Jeena: I’m worried about my results. They’ll announce it tomorrow.
Amar: Don’t worry. You’ll get good marks.
Jeena: I hope so.
Amar: Come on Jeena. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
To keep your fingers crossed is to hope for the best.