[in the studio]
Reporter: The weather is beautiful today！But yesterday's rainstorm was the heaviest one so far this year. So, what were people doing yesterday at the time of the rainstorm?
[outside the studio, on the street]
Girl: I was at home doing my homework. But I could hear the heavy rain against my bedroom window.
Boy: I was reading at the library after school. I’m so glad I didn't decide to play basketball！
Woman: I was waiting for the bus after work.. Then the rain suddenly started and I got all wet.
Man: I was walking home from the supermarket. Luckily I had an umbrella, but I still got wet！
[back in the studio]
Reporter: Looks like many people were caught in the rain yesterday. Many took hours to get home...
Boy: Yesterday was a terrible day. My alarm didn't go off so I woke up late. It was seven thirty when I woke up, and I needed to be at school by eight！ I ran to the bus stop... but, I still missed the bus. It was eight thirty when I got to school. My teacher was angry and I felt bad all day At four thirty it was time to go home. I was waiting for the bus when... all of a sudden... it began to rain heavily It was like... a really crazy rainstorm！ I thought I had an umbrella in my schoolbag, so I kept trying to look for it. I was so busy looking for the umbrella that I didn't see a car coming. And it got water all over me！ I was waiting like that.. completely wet... for maybe almost an hour. finally the bus came and brought me home. I took a hot shower and ate some warm food. It felt so good to be home！
John: Hey Kate, why weren't you at the school basketball competition yesterday? I called you so many times, but you didn't answer.
Kate: Sorry, John.. I left my phone at home.
John: What were you doing at the time of the competition?
Kate: Well, I left my house late and when the competition started, I was still making my way to school.
John: Then what happened?
Kate: when I got to the bus stop, I realized that my bag was still at home！
Iohn: But why didn’t you just go home to get your bag?
Kate: I did, but while I was running back home, I saw a dog by the side of the road and it was hurt.
John: Oh, so I'm sure you helped the dog. I know how much you love animals.
Kate: Yes, I wanted to call the Animal Helpline, but I didn't have my phone so I had to wait for someone to walk by. Then I used his phone to call the helpline.
John: OK. No wonder you didn't make it to the competition.
Kate: Yes, I'm so sorry I wasn't there to cheer you on, but I'm happy that your team won！