Listen to the recording funerals and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Heather: Hi, Tim. [Hi] I'm really sorry to hear about your dad. My sincerest condolences go out to you and your family. He was such a great man.
Tim: Thanks. As you know, he had been sick for some time before he passed away, so we were somewhat prepared.
Heather: So, how's your mom taking it?
Tim: Oh, it's been really hard on her. I don't think you get over something like that.
Heather: Yeah, I'm sure. My heart really goes out to her. [Thanks.] Uh, so how's your mom going to be able to manage things alone?
Tim: Well, financially, mom will be able to live a secure life from now on. I mean, Dad had life insurance and substantial investments in property and stocks, so returns on those should take care of her. [That's good to hear.] But our main concern at this moment is her emotional state. [Yeah.] She's really down, so a call now and again should brighten her day.
Heather: So, what are the funeral arrangements? The obituary in the paper didn't mention much about the funeral.
Tim: Well, some of the family members will get together on Tuesday morning for a private memorial service, but there will be a viewing in the afternoon from 2:00 to 3:00, followed by the funeral service. One of my uncles will be giving the eulogy.
Heather: I wish there was something I could do you. *
Tim: Well, actually, there is. [Oh?]. You know, Dad really admired you a lot, and before he died, he asked if you'd sing a musical number at the funeral.
Heather: Really? I'd be honored.
Tim: It would really mean a lot to the family.
Heather: Sure. Then, see you on Tuesday.
Tim: Okay, see you then.