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  1. 1. Activities to improve spoken English - conversation exercise Task 1: Complete the following dialogue using these phrases and practise it by taking turns. Rahul : Good Morning, Madam! How are you? Teacher : Fine! Oh! When did you come back from the inter-school sports tournament? Rahul : I came this morning, Madam. Teacher : Did you win the 100 metres race as usual? Rahul : Yes, Madam, I won the first prize this time too Teacher : .................!Keep it up! Rahul : Thank you, Madam. I read in the papers that you have been selected for the State Best Teacher Award................! Teacher : Thank you, Rahul. I am going to the library now. See you later. 2: (Rosy is talking to her uncle in Gujarat over the phone.) Rosy : Hello, uncle! My friend Nancy is coming by Navjivan Express in coach S 2 on the 15th of this month, to Anand. Will you be able to receive her at the station? Uncle : Yes, Rosy. I will do that. What does she look like? Rosy : She is short and plump. She has thick, black, curly hair. She has blue eyes and dimpled cheeks. She is very fair and pretty. (Nancy is leaving for Gujarat) Rosy : Nancy, I have spoken to my uncle. He will receive you at the station. Nancy : But, how will I identify him? Rosy : My uncle is very tall and thin. He has brown eyes and he is totally bald, with a dark complexion. He sports a beard. He always carries a walking stick. Nancy : Does he wear spectacles? Rosy : No, he doesn’t. Nancy : But, how will he identify me, Rosy? Rosy : Don’t worry. I have already described you to him. There will not be any problem. Nancy : Thank you, Rosy. I shall leave now. Task 1: Underline the words which are used to describe
  2. 2. Nancy and Uncle. Task 2: Now, you give a description of someone you know. You can make use of these words : (Grey hair, large eyes, sharp nose, long hands, broad shoulders, bespectacled, sparkling eyes, straight hair, rosy lips, pointed chin) Finding Descriptive word - Dialogue Rosy : Hello, uncle! My friend Nancy is coming by Navjivan Express in coach S 2 on the 15th of this month, to Anand. Will you be able to receive her at the station? Uncle : Yes, Rosy. I will do that. What does she look like? Rosy : She is short and plump. She has thick, black, curly hair. She has blue eyes and dimpled cheeks. She is very fair and pretty. (Nancy is leaving for Gujarat) Rosy : Nancy, I have spoken to my uncle. He will receive you at the station. Nancy : But, how will I identify him? Rosy : My uncle is very tall and thin. He has brown eyes and he is totally bald, with a dark complexion. He sports a beard. He always carries a walking stick. Nancy : Does he wear spectacles? Rosy : No, he doesn’t. Nancy : But, how will he identify me, Rosy? Rosy : Don’t worry. I have already described you to him. There will not be any problem. Nancy : Thank you, Rosy. I shall leave now. English Learning Activities - Forming a story Two - in - one stories : Here are two stories jumbled up. Read the sentences and arrange them meaningfully, so as to get two stories A and B. Give suitable titles. 1. The goose laid a golden egg everyday. 2. Once, a tiny mouse entered his den and ran up the lion’s nose. 3. Slowly he became very rich. 4. A long time ago there was a lion in a jungle. 5. Though the mouse was scared, it was brave.
  3. 3. 6. A man had a magic goose. 7. Suddenly, the lion woke up and caught the mouse. 8. You see, he was a greedy man. 9. So he said, “Oh king! Please spare me I’m too small to be a meal for you. May be, some day I will help you”. 10. And the man sold the eggs and bought a farm. 11. Therefore, he cut the goose open to get all the golden eggs. English sentence - How are you and how do you do - when to use The following two expressions do not mean die same 1. ‘How are you?’ and 2. ‘How do you do?’ 1. While speaking to a familiar person, we ask, ‘How are you?’ and the response will be ‘I am fine’. 2. When a person is introduced to a stranger he/she will say ’How do you do?’ The response is also ‘How do you do? Other-ways of strangers greeting each other is to say ‘glad’ /’pleased’ /’nice to meet you’. • When someone is in distress, we say, ‘How sad!’ When someone is sick, we say, ‘Wish you/him speedy recovery’. • Between Iriends. saying ‘How are you?’ itself becomes a form of greeting. IV. ORAL PRACTICE Amit : Ramesh, have you met Mr.Praveen? Praveen, this is Ramesh, my classmate. Praveen : Pleased to meet you, Ramesh. Ramesh : Nice to meet you, Praveen. Shruthi : I’d like you to meet Miss Sarala. She’s a teacher at Vidya Nikethan. Vimala : Pleased to meet you. My name is Vimala. Sarala : It’s niceiomeet you. Akhil : Let me introduce my friend Kumar to you Kumar, meet Mr. Sekar, my business partner. Kumar : How do you do? Sekar : How do you do? Rajni : Have you met Balu before? Mohamed : I don’t think I have met him.
  4. 4. Rajni : Balu, this is Mohammed, my colleague. Balu : Pleased to meet you. Mohammed : Pleased to meet you. English spoken conversation about telling our wishes - Children Basic I. Teacher : What are you going to do during the summer holidays? Vani : I want to learn karate. Teacher : Why do you want to learn karate? Vani : Learning karate gives me self- confidence and teaches me self-defence. Devi : I want to read books. Teacher : Yes, reading maketh a full man. Kani : I want to watch television. Teacher : Watching television all the time is not good for your eyes and mind I want to write an article. Writing is my hobby Improve spoken English - Telephone conversation example The following is a conversation conveying a message. Ramesh : Hello! Can I speak to Arthi, please? Sridhar : Arthi is not at home. May I know who’s calling, please? Ramesh : I’m her friend Ramesh. Mmm.... I’ll talk to her later. Sridhar : Is there any thing to be conveyed to her? Ramesh : Could you tell her that I’m coming tomorrow to Ahmedabad? I plan to visit schools attended by Gandhiji in Gujarat. Sridhar : I’ll give her your message. Ramesh : Thank you. Task : Practise this conversation II. The following is a con versation enquiring after one’s health. Vikram : Hello! I’m Vikram calling from Bangalore. Is it 24422537? Ravi : Hello, Vikram! How are you? Vikram : I’m fine. How are you? Ravi : Fine. Vikram : In fact, I called you to enquire after your father’s health. I heard he was hospitalised. Ravi : He is still in hospital. He is improving and should be
  5. 5. back home tomorrow. Vikram : He was alright when I saw him some time back. What happened now? Ravi : He complained of giddiness. We took him to the hospital. He was admitted because the doctors wanted to keep him under observation. Vikram : I hope there is nothing serious. Ravi : His blood pressure was a little high, but now it is under control. Vikram : Wish him a speedy recovery. Ravi : Yes, I will. Thanks for calling. Vikram : I am sending a ‘get well’ card too. Ravi : Thank you. conversation between two school boys - Discussing about television media Rajesh : Why are you worried about your project? Switch on to Discovery Channel or Animal Planet. You’ll get enough information through the various documentaries on wild animals. Don’t you read the newspaper everyday? The dailies carry magazine sections during the week, and the Sunday supplement has several features on Nature Science. I am sure you’ll find sufficient material to work on. Prasad : Thank you, Rajesh. I’ll check the paper but how would I know when those programmes would be relayed on TV? Rajesh : “A guide to Radio and Television” is a regular section in the paper. It gives you the various programmes under each channel and the time of relay - be it news, quiz, game or chat shows, comedy or drama series, documentaries, movies, sit.coms, soap operas or current affairs, live commentary or recorded highlights of games. Prasad : You must be spending a lot of time on TV viewing! Rajesh : Not at all! The TV is shared by the family - we are eight members! … we have cable TV facility with64 channels, so there is a constant tussle between us as to what should be watched, when and how! Either the volume has to be turned up for my grandmother who is short of hearing or it has to be turned down for my sister who is frequently writing entrance
  6. 6. exams. And then, there’s my younger sister and brother who quarrel over the remote control and keep switching channels. While one wants Cartoon Network the other wants a sponsored serial. I get to watch TV only when they’re showing a good film or music programme. That’s when there’s a unanimous choice in the family. I do listen to radio programmes often. I can receive broadcasts from all over the world on my radio and I can pick up many interesting stations on the short wave. Even the radio comes in for tug-of-war between my brother and sister, especially when the FM radio is broadcasting ‘Listener’s choice’ anchored by their favourite radio jockeys. Prasad : Then how is it you know so much about TV programmes? Rajesh : My source of information is the newspaper. There’s everything under the sun in it. Some newspapers focus on sensational news whereas a quality newspaper reports facts and editors take care to be objective. I prefer a newspaper to TV or radio because I can choose what I want to know on my own time. If I am in a hurry I read only headlines and get to reading the news reports, the editorial and other feature articles at my leisure. The newspaper has so many other interesting sections. There’s the regional, national, and international news, sports reports, the business news, the special supplements, cartoons, crosswords, zodiac predictions, weather forecasts, classified ads, what not! Even an obituary column - my grandfather makes me read it to him everyday and most often he knows those old persons and tells me so many interesting anecdotes from their lives. Prasad : Don’t tell me you read all the newspapers available?! Rajesh : No, I don’t but it’s not impossible! I’m told that a certain U.S President would read eight newspapers during his morning cup of tea, and was able to quote from them during his discussions in the White House. It is a matter of speed-reading really. The newspaper has no doubt helped me improve my reading skills! Prasad : Thanks Rajesh. You’ve been a great help!
  7. 7. Conversation skills - Asking someone to do something in English Example conversation to ask other people to do something by conversation skills. “You have to leave your footwear outside.” Where have you seen this kind of instruction? Why is it necessary to follow this instruction? Formal .Arundathi : My son in Delhi has written to me asking me to go over there next Monday. Bhagyam : What for? Arundathi : It seems he has to attend a training programme at Kolkatta. Do I need to go? Bhagyam : Yes, I think you ought to go. His family needs some elderly person to be with them. Arundathi : In that case let me tell my husband to book a train ticket for me to Delhi. Bhagyam : It’s better if he books today itself. Arundathi : Yes, that’s a good idea. In a Transport Company, the manager has received a court warrant for deposing before the magistrate about a bus accident. Transport Inspector : Sir, did you see the warrant from the magistrate court? Manager : Yes, but I didn’t see the details. Transport Inspector : You know, Sir. One of our buses plying to Trichy was involved in an accident a fortnight ago. Manager : Oh! I see. Are we required to be present in the court? Transport Inspector : I think we are under an obligation to depose before the magistrate. Manager : Who will do it, you or me, Sir? Transport Inspector : One of us can represent our company. I myself will attend because I know all the details of the case very well. Manager : OK. Thank you. ORAL PRACTICE 1. Teacher : All the students except you, have submitted the assignment. I don’t see how you can get away
  8. 8. with it. Student : Must I complete the assignment before this evening? Teacher : Yes, you must. Conversation between Father and son 2. Ravi brought a letter from his school to his father with a request to permit him to attend NSS camp for ten days. Father : We’re planning to go to Thiruppathi next week. Do you really need to attend the camp? Ravi : Yes, Daddy. I’m an NSS volunteer. I am afraid I can’t avoid it. Father : What do you all do there? Ravi : We have to render some social service to the villagers. Father : OK then, go ahead with your camp. Improve spoken English - Ticket booking conversation Anita : Good morning. I want to book a ticket to Singapore. Clerk : Good morning, madam. When do you want to travel? And by which class, executive or business? Anita : Next Monday. Business class. Clerk : OK. Please wait. Let me check the availability. Anita : Sure. Clerk : Yes. Tickets are available. Shall I block your ticket? Anita : Please. How much is the fare? Clerk : Just a minute ....... That will be Rs.24,000, madam. Anita : OK. Thank you. I’ll drop by in an hour and pick up the ticket. Clerk : You are welcome. Improve Spoken English - conversation police station (This is a dialogue between a Superintendent of Police and an Inspector.) Inspector : Good morning, Sir. Superintendent : Good morning, Inspector. I’m sorry to spoil your Sunday, but something urgent has turned up. Inspector : It’s alright, Sir. Superintendent : We’ve just had some information about Dawood, the terrorist. He’s in his uncle’s house in Pudur, near the only hotel in the place. You............ proceed to Pudur immediately.
  9. 9. Inspector : Very good sir............ I take a constable with me? Superintendent : Of course, you............because he is dangerous. When you catch him, you ............bring him in a taxi. You ............wait for the train. Inspector : No, sir. I’ll take a taxi. Superintendent : That’s all Inspector .............you like to have some more constables with you? Inspector : Not necessary, Sir. My train leaves in ten minutes and I ..................reach the station on time. Superintendent : That’s fine. Inspector : Sir,................I handcuff the prisoner? Superintendent : Yes, you..................if the situation warrants. Don’t relax until he is put behind bars. Inspector : I’ll be very alert Sir, ..........................I use your telephone? I inform my wife. Superintendent : Certainly. Conversation between Friends - Cricket - Example sentence Raj : Hey Seema, did you watch the match yesterday? Suchin was in terrific form. Seema : Oh yes, I did. But don’t you think we should stop spending so much money on cricket and cricketers? Raj : No way. I don’t think so. I don’t agree with you, Seema, Cricket is, the only sport we excel at as a nation. So there’s nothing wrong in encouragomg the game. What do you feel Arun? Arun :I tend to disagree with you Raj. However if you want my frank opinion, I feel India can do without cricket until poverty und illiteracy are eradiaited Riglit, Seema ? Seema : Absolutely! OUR focus should be on economic development right now. Raj : I think-both of you are very foolish. Cricket creates so much national pride that it binds the nation. Now look at these phrases: don’t you think.... No way. I don’t think so. I don’t agree with you..,, I tend to disagree.., However if you want my frank opinion.., I feel.... Right ...? Absolutely...
  10. 10. All these phrases arc used to agree or disagree with or to offer an opinion on a topic. Improve communication skills FOCUS ON COMMUNICATION The following two expressions do not mean die same 1. ‘How are you?’ and 2. ‘How do you do?’ 1. While speaking to a familiar person, we ask, ‘How are you?’ and the response will be ‘I am fine’. 2. When a person is introduced to a stranger he/she will say ’How do you do?’ The response is also ‘How do you do? Other-ways of strangers greeting each other is to say ‘glad’ /’pleased’ /’nice to meet you’. • When someone is in distress, we say, ‘How sad!’ When someone is sick, we say, ‘Wish you/him speedy recovery’. • Between Iriends. saying ‘How are you?’ itself becomes a form of greeting. Ways to improve your speaking skill Store and More - Interactive Practice A: "Hi. I would like to send this to Korea." B: "How would you like to send it?" A: "What is the price difference?" B: "You can send it priority airmail for $17.68 or regular airmail for $13.95." A: "I'll send it through regular airmail." B: "Is there any food items in here?" A: "No."
  11. 11. B: "Is there any firearms or explosives?" A: "No." B: "Is there anything fragile?" A: "No." B: "Would you like to insure the contents?" A: "How much is insurance?" B: "For $200, it comes to $3.76." A: "Yes please." B: "Do you need any stamps today?" A: "No thank you." B: "Ok. Your total is $18.63." Improve your speaking skills - Store and More Store and More - Interactive Practice Example - 1 A: "Do you need help finding anything?" B: "I'm looking for this shirt in a small." A: "Let me see if we have any in the back." B: "Thank you." A: "I found a couple. Here you go." B: "Thank you. Do you sell belts here?" A: "Yes. They are on the other side of the counter there." B: "Thank you."
  12. 12. A: "You're welcome. Let me know if you need anything else." Example - 2 A: "Do you have disposable cameras?" B: "Yes. They are next to the film on aisle 6A." A: "Which way is 6A?" B: "Two rows that way." A: "Great. Thank you." Improve your spoken English. improve spoken English,spoken English exercises, spoken English practice,spoken English tutorial, spoken English vocabulary,spoken English conversation, free spoken English, easy way to learn children English and speak English, faster way to learn and speak English, speak English easy. Search SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010 how to understanding anger There are only a few things you need to say when someone is talking to you about anger. The best thing to do is understand their feeling. "I can't believe that happened. I'd be so pissed." "I know how you feel. I was so angry when that happened to me." "I can't imagine how angry you must feel. That has never happened to me." "If that happened to me, I'd get revenge.""What are you going to do to get him back?" "Are you serious? That is so fucked up. What was he thinking?" "That totally sucks, but I'm not surprised. I always knew he was a back stabber."
  13. 13. "The best thing to do is stop being his friend. He doesn't deserve to have any friends." how to express angery There are many ways a person can get angry. Let's first look at the situation where it involved a different person. "I'm so pissed. Roger just stabbed me in the back." "When I see Roger, I'm going to kick his ass." "What was he thinking! I thought we were friends too." "I don't know what I'm going to do when I see him. I found out that he's been sleeping with my girlfriend." "Matt is dating my ex-girlfriend. I'm pretty upset about that. He knows I still have feelings for her." "Whenever I think about him, I get pissed. He treats his friends like crap." "I can't believe he was talking behind my back. Whenever he talks to me, he acts like we're close friends." "Matt borrowed my car and put a dent in it. He claims he didn't do it. I'm never trusting him again." "I told Scott a secret and made sure he never tells anyone. The next week, I heard it from three different people. I was so pissed." How to express happy feelings 1 Person A | Person B A: "Hey John. I have some great news." B: "What happened?" A: "I got a job offer from Dell." B: "That's great. I thought you said you didn't get the job." A: "I thought I did bad on the interview, but I guess I was wrong. I'm so happy right now." B: "I bet. That's great news. I'm very happy for you." A: "Thanks. I feel like celebrating. Let's go have a beer. It's on me." B: "Sounds good." 2 Person A | Person B A: "Mike, did you win the lottery or something? Why the big smile?" B: "I'm so relieved. I just passed the bar exam." A: "You did? That's great! You must be very happy now?" B: "That's an understatement. I'm on cloud nine. I couldn't be any happier."
  14. 14. A: "Did you tell your parents yet?" B: "Not yet. I didn't get a hold of them. I'll try to call them again tonight." A: "They're probably going to be so happy." B: "I think so. It's turning out to be a great day." 3 Person A | Person B A: "Life's so boring." B: "Well, most of the time it is, I guess." A: "What do you think will make you happy?" B: "I think money will make me happy." A: "You heard people say that money doesn't guarantee happiness." B: "It will for me. Then I can do all the things I want to do." A: "You'll get bored eventually." B: "Then I can find something new to do. If I don't have to worry about money, then I don't have to work." A: "That's true, I guess. If I didn't have to work, I think I would be happy." B: "You see... money doesn't equal happiness, but it takes away a lot of responsibilities." How to express happy feelings in English General statements are usually short. Here are a few examples. "I'm very happy right now." "I'm happy." "I haven't been this happy in a long time." "I don't think I can be any happier right now." "He is very happy." "She is so happy right now." "My wife is pretty happy." "My husband is happy." These sentences are very basic. Most of the time, you will be explaining why you are happy. Let's incorporate the reason into the sentence.
  15. 15. "I'm so happy I got a job offer." "I was happy when I received an A for my final report." "I'll be happy when that happens." "This semester is such a headache. I'll be so happy when it's over." "My brother was happy after passing the examination." "I think my mother was happier than I was when I got into the University." "If you find a job you are happy with, then that is the perfect job for you." "It's more important to be happy with your job then what other people think." "I don't think she will be happy if you do that." "My parents won't be happy if I drop out of school." "I think my professor was happy with my essay." "My grandmother is always happy when I come visit her." "My grandfather is always happy to see me." "I'm so happy for you. That's wonderful news." "Congratulations on your engagement, I'm so happy for you." "I want to find a gift that she will be happy with." "He never likes his presents, but he is happy with the fact that we tried." "Happiness is probably the most important thing in life." "My goal in life is to make other people happy." Happy and Feeling Good - Questions
  16. 16. "Do you think he will be happy with this present?" "Do you believe money can buy happiness?" "Do you think she will be happy if I show up?" "What would make you happy?" "Was your brother happy with the results?" "When was your happiest time period?" "How can you put a price tag on happiness?" "How much money do you need to be happy?" "Would you be happy if that happened to you?" "Why are you so happy right now?" "Why are you in such a good mood?" "Did something good happen? You look so happy?" "Why do you have such a big smile on your face?" Conversation between friends about stress feeling in english Interactive Practice about stress A: "Hi Jackie. You don't look too well. What's going on?" B: "It's nothing. I'm just a little stressed out." A: "Why? What's stressing you out?" B: "School. Since I was working part time, I had a difficult time keeping up with class. Now that we have exams coming up, I'm totally freaking out." A: "The best thing to do is study as much as you can. I'm sure you'll do alright." B: "I hope so. I guess I won't be sleeping for the next 3 days. That's what it'll take." A: "I have to study for an exam too. Why don't we study together. We can encourage each other." B: "That will be great." how to say in english - I am stress Stress - Work "I get a lot of stress from work." "I'm sick of all the stress I have to deal with." "The project I'm working on is giving me a lot of stress." "I have a lot of stress because of my manager. He wants me to finish my project in four days."
  17. 17. "The most stressful thing about work is always making sure my manager is happy." "Work is so stressful." "I get a lot of stress from my coworkers. They're all way too competitive." "I volunteered for another project and it's stressful to say the least. I'm working 14 hours a day." "My company is over working me. They expect way too much from everybody." "If the work doesn't kill me, the stress will." Expressions in English - Sample dialogue Srinath : Good morning, Sir. (greeting-formal) Headmaster : Good morning Mr. Srinath. Prabhu : Hello, Srinath. (greeting-informal) Srinath : Hello Prabhu. how are you? Prabhu : I’m fine. How are you? Headmaster : I am glad you both have come on time. (expressing happiness) Srinath : Sir, it is very kind of you to have invited us. (thanking-formal) Headmaster : It’s a pleasure! (responding to thanks) My wife suggested that we ask you both over to tea. Prabhu : We too have been wanting to visit you. Headmaster : Thanking you. (neutral) Shall we start with the slices of cake? (suggesting) Would you like these plum cakes? Srinath : I would love to. (expressing liking) Headmaster : Help yourselves with these sandwiches. (offering) Prabhu : They are really delicious! Headmaster : Mr. Sri, how do you like your tea? Strong (asking for liking) Srinath : Not very strong Sir. Thank you. (thanking neutral) Headmaster : Welcome! (responding to thanking you Mr. Prabhu? Prabhu : A little strong, (stating slight preference) Headmaster : I think you take more sugar. Prabhu : Yes Sir, two spoonfuls. Headmaster : Here you are. By the way, how’s our students’ performance? Srinath : We can expect better result this year. Headmaster : That’s fine. Prabhu : I can assure you a minimum often centums in Mathematics. Headmaster : Oh, really. That’s great! (expressing satisfaction)
  18. 18. How about another cup of tea? (suggesting informal) Prabhu : That’s very kind of you. Sir (thanking- formal) But I am afraid I am full. (refusing politely) Example conversation in Post office Post Office If you are sending it to a different country, you have to fill out a form. You can either wait until you are ready to send it, or you can fill out the form before going to the counter. They will have blank forms available next to the counter for anyone to take. On the form, you have to specify what you are sending, how much it costs, and the address of where you are sending it to. After filling out the form and packing your box, you are ready to go back to the post office to send it. Because the box should already have the address, they will not ask you where you are sending it. The first question they usually ask is how you want to send it. You can send it by boat, and a variety of air mail. "How would you like to send it?" "How much is it for air mail?" If that is too expensive, you can ask if there is anything cheaper. "What is the cheapest way to send it?" Because you are sending a box, they have standard questions they ask everyone. "Are there any perishable food items in the package?" "Are there any fragile items?"
  19. 19. They also ask if you want insurance on the package. It's not that expensive so you can ask how much it is. "Would you like to insure your package?" "Would you like insurance?" "How much is it?" "It's $7.16." After everything is determined, they always ask one more question. "Do you need any stamps today?" That is basically it. Let's cover some general sentences you might need to know in the post office. "How much does it cost to send a regular letter to Korea?" "What is the fastest way to send this mail?" "What time do you open in the morning?" "What time do you close?" Learn a word everyday Offshorable -Something that can be done or produced in another country, especially at reduced costs. Oversharing - Providing too much information on the Internet (credit card details, personal information, etc.) especially through social network sites.
  20. 20. Overworking class - A segment of today's working population where there is a desire or need to work long hours. Recessionista- Popular new term for a person who succeeds in dressing stylishly on a tight budget. Road rage - Aggressive habits often resulting in violence against other drivers. Sandwich generation - A generation of people who care for the needs of their children as well as those of their own elderly parents. Screenager - A young person or teenager who spends a lot of time in front of the computer screen. Slumdog - Very poor, underprivileged person who lives in an overcrowded squalid area of a city called a slum. Smirt - Blend of 'smoke' and 'flirt' Smoking prohibition laws have led to a new sort of social pastime : 'smirting', smokers getting to know each other when outside on the pavement. Snail mail - The standard system of delivering mail which is very slow in contrast to electronic mail. Spinnish - The language used by spin doctors, spokes-persons, campaign managers, etc. when trying to present information in a favourable light.
  21. 21. Staycation - A vacation in which you stay at home and relax or visit places close to where you live. Learn a word daily Fashionista - Person who dresses according to the latest fashion trends Flexitarian - A vegetarian who sometimes eats meat or fish Freemale - A woman who is happy to stay single and independent so that she can do what she wants when she wants. Funkinetics - A form of energetic step aerobics that mixes exercise and soul music. Gastropub - A pub which, in addition to beer and alcoholic drinks, offers gastronomic cuisine. Gastrosexuals - A new generation of men who see cooking more as a hobby than a household chore, and use their cooking skills to impress friends and potential partners. Hoody or hoodie - A person, especially a youth, wearing a hooded top. Hotspot - Location in which wireless Internet access is available for example airports, hotels, train stations, etc. Infomania - Constantly checking and responding to email and text messages. Infotainment - Blend of 'information' and 'entertainment'. Online services connected to information and leisure activities. It bag - High-priced designer handbag that is the bag "of the moment", or a "must-have" item. Jumbrella - Blend of 'jumbo' and 'umbrella'. Very large umbrella set above tables outdoors at a coffee shop, pub or restaurant. Mailbomb - To deliberately try to disrupt another computer system by sending massive amounts of email to it.
  22. 22. Meritocracy - The idea that merit and individual effort determine one’s success rather than wealth or birth. Mocktail - Non-alcoholic drink that looks like a cocktail. Netbook - Small laptop computer which weighs less than 3 pounds and has a 7 to 10 inch screen. Netiquette - Blend of 'network' and 'etiquette'. Set of rules governing appropriate behaviour and courtesy on the internet. Netizen - Blend of 'internet' and 'citizen'. A person who spends an excessive amount of time on the internet. Notspot - An area where there is slow Internet access or no connection at all. Noughties - The years between 2000 and 2009 which contain a 'nought' (zero), in the same way as other decades are called the 'thirties', 'sixties', etc . Basic english conversation - Post office Balu : May I come in, sir? Post Master : Please do, what can I do for you? Balu : My father is in Mumbai. He sent a mail last week. But I haven’t received it so far. Would you please check it up? Post Master : You see, the letters from the West are delayed due to the train accident. Balu : Is that so? Can I get some information regarding my mail? Post Master : You may try with the Sorting Office.
  23. 23. Balu : Could you tell me the way? Post Master : I am a little busy. Could I ask the attendant to help you? [Balu meets the attendant] Attendant : Well. As you go out of the Post Office, turn left. Balu : O.K. sir. Attendant : Keep walking. Balu : How far is it, sir? Attendant : Just half a kilometer. Take the right turn. Balu : I know now. Thank you very much. Attendant : Cross the road carefully. Related Articles Simple English conversation - Train station 2 Conversation A S1. How do you get home every day? S2. I take the commuter train to Westport. S1. Isn't it rather expensive going by train? S2. No. I buy a twenty-trip commuter ticket each month. Conversation B S1. Can you give me some information? S2. You're at the right place. S1. I want to go to Washington. S2. The next train leaves at four thirty. Conversation C S1. How soon does the train leave? S2. It leaves in ten minutes. S1. Do I have time to check my bags? S2. I don't think you do. Conversation D S1.At what time does the next train leave for the city? S2.There's one at four and another at four forty-five. S1.What's the fare? S2.It's eight fifty including tax. Conversation E S1. How much is the fare to Miami?
  24. 24. S2. A hundred fifty dollars round trip. S3. What time does the next train leave? S4. one leaves at six thirty on track 31. Simple English conversation - Train station Conversation A S1. I've got to go to the train station. S2. What do you have to go for? S1. To meet my cousin from Washington. S2. Let me take you in my car. Conversation B S1. Did you get to the station on time? S2. We did, but we were almost late. S1. How close was it? S2. We got on the train just as it was starting. Conversation C S1. Did your cousin arrive on time? S2. No. He was an hour late. S1. Did you meet him at the station? S2. I was right there on the platform when the train came. Conversation D S1. Where's my bag? S2. Here it is. S1.Where's my briefcase? S2. There it is-over there. Conversation E S1. Do you have your suitcases? S2. I've got one of them with me. S1. Where are the rest of them? S2. I checked my two other ones at the baggage room. Simple English conversation - Evening Activities Conversation A
  25. 25. S1. Let's go the movies tonight. S2. Fine.I don't have anything else to do. S1. What would you like to see? S2. Why don't we look in the movie section of the newspaper? Conversation B S1. Where are you going tonight? S2. I'm going to the political rally for Senator Smith. S1. Sounds interesting. Can we go with you? S2. Certainly. Meet me here at eight fifteen. Conversation C S1. Would you like to go to the concert with me tonight? S2. Yes. Thank you very much. S1. Would you like to go at about eight o'clock? S2. That would be fine. Conversation D S1. What are you going to do tonight? S2. I haven't decided yet. S1. Would you like to go to the movies? S2. Can I call you and tell you later? Conversation E S1. Would you like to go to the movies tonight? S2. I'd rather stay home and watch television. S1. Are there going to be any good programs tonight? S2. Yes. There's going to be a good play on channel 4 English conversation topic - Talking about activities Conversation A S1. Where have you been? S2. I've been to the movies. S1. What did you see? S2. I saw an Italian movie about life in Sicily. Conversation B S1. What places have you seen so far? S2. I've been to almost all the museums.
  26. 26. S1. Have you gone to any parks yet? S2. No, I haven't. I haven't had enough time for that. Conversation C S1. Let's meet at your house tonight. S2. O.K. That sounds fine. S1. I've forgotten how to get to your house. S2. Just take the Tenth Street bus to Third Avenue. Conversation D S1. Let's watch television for a while. S2: All right, but let's finish this work first. S1. Oh, let's not do the work right now. S2. You're just lazy, in my opinion. Conversation E S1. I can't hear the television set. S2. Why don't you sit closer? S1. I'm right beside it now. S2. Why don't you turn up the volume? English conversation topic - What did you do Conversation A S1. Where did you go after lunch? S2. I went to the public library. S1. Which one did you go to? S2. I went to the one at 42nd Street. .. Conversation B S1. What did you do last night? S2. I watched television. S1. Where did you watch it? S2. I watched it here- in the recreation room. Conversation C S1. Was that television program interesting? S2. I thought it was very boring. S1. What did your friends think of it? S2. They were bored too.
  27. 27. Conversation D S1.I went to a lecture last night. S2.What was it about? S1.Society and modern art S2.I wish I'd gone with you. Conversation E S1. We went to the movies the night before last. S2. What did you see? S1. We saw a film about cowboys and Indians. S2. Don't you ever get tired of those westerns? Movies - Interactive Practice Listen All | Person A | Person B A: I hear Batman is supposed to be good. Do you want to go see it tomorrow? B: I have to eat dinner with my family tomorrow. A:We can watch the late show. I think it starts at nine forty five. B: That would be great. A: What time can you be at the theatre by? B: I can be there by 9:15. A: Ok. I'll meet you there. 2 Listen All | Person A | Person B A: What are you doing tomorrow? B: Nothing really. A: Let's watch a movie or something. B: What's on these days? A: I think they're playing Lord of the Rings B: That sounds pretty good. Let's watch that. A: Where should we meet? B: How about at the subway entrance. A: Aright. I'll meet you there at one o'clock. 3 Listen All | Person A | Person B A: Hey Steve, what are you doing these days? B: Just working. The same as usual. A: Have you seen Shiri? B: No. I haven't seen that yet.
  28. 28. A: Let's go watch it tomorrow. It's a weekend and you should take a break. B: Well, to think of it, that sounds great. A: I'll give you a call tomorrow about noon and let you know the time. B: Ok. I'll see you tomorrow. A: See you. 4 Listen All | Person A | Person B A: What should we do this Saturday? B: Rocky six is suppose to come out this Friday. A: Yeah, but I don't know if it is going to be any good. B: The only reason I want to see it is because I have seen the previous five. A: True. Ok. Let's see it this Saturday. B: How about we hook up for lunch at 12:00, and then go see the movie afterwards. A: Sounds like a plan. Let's meet in front of Tower Records at 12:00. Post Office - Example conversation Post Office If you buy too many things and you have to send it through the mail, you can go to the post office. If you don't have a box, most post offices sell boxes of all sizes. "Do you sell boxes here?" "Can I buy one of those large boxes?" "What is the largest box you sell?" "How much is the box?" Movies - Interactive Practice Listen All | Person A | Person B A: I hear Batman is supposed to be good. Do you want to go see it tomorrow? B: I have to eat dinner with my family tomorrow. A:We can watch the late show. I think it starts at nine forty five. B: That would be great. A: What time can you be at the theatre by? B: I can be there by 9:15. A: Ok. I'll meet you there.
  29. 29. 2 Listen All | Person A | Person B A: What are you doing tomorrow? B: Nothing really. A: Let's watch a movie or something. B: What's on these days? A: I think they're playing Lord of the Rings B: That sounds pretty good. Let's watch that. A: Where should we meet? B: How about at the subway entrance. A: Aright. I'll meet you there at one o'clock. 3 Listen All | Person A | Person B A: Hey Steve, what are you doing these days? B: Just working. The same as usual. A: Have you seen Shiri? B: No. I haven't seen that yet. A: Let's go watch it tomorrow. It's a weekend and you should take a break. B: Well, to think of it, that sounds great. A: I'll give you a call tomorrow about noon and let you know the time. B: Ok. I'll see you tomorrow. A: See you. 4 Listen All | Person A | Person B A: What should we do this Saturday? B: Rocky six is suppose to come out this Friday. A: Yeah, but I don't know if it is going to be any good. B: The only reason I want to see it is because I have seen the previous five. A: True. Ok. Let's see it this Saturday. B: How about we hook up for lunch at 12:00, and then go see the movie afterwards. A: Sounds like a plan. Let's meet in front of Tower Records at 12:00. Movies - Example Conversation Let's look at a couple of example conversations before going to the practice section.
  30. 30. Person A: Hey John, I'm going to see The Matrix with Peter and Brad. Do you wanna come? Person B: When are you guys going? Person A:We're going to see the eight O'clock showing. Person B: That would be perfect. Where are you guys meeting? Person A:We're meeting at the theatre at seven thirty. Person B: Great. I'll meet you guys there. Person A: Hey Jill. Person B: What's up Mike? Person A:I was wondering if you have any plans for tomorrow night. Person B: Umm... I don't think I have anything special for tomorrow. Why? Person A: Do you want to see The Titanic with me? Person B: I wanted to see that. Yeah. Let's go. Person A: What time is good for you? Person B: How about seven thirty. Person A: Sure. I'll meet you at the theatre at seven. Currency Exchange - Example conversation Bank - Currency Exchange If you are a traveler, then you don't need to open a bank account. For more banking specifics, feel free to ask us. "Do you exchange foreign currency?" "What is your exchange rate for the Korean Won?" "Can I cash my traveler's checks here?" "The exchange rate is .0009 cents for one won." "I would like to exchange 500,000 won please."
  31. 31. "500,000 won at the current exchange rate is $450. Here you go." BUSINESS ENGLISH - TELEPHONE speaking tips Useful telephone vocabulary and phrases in English Making contact • Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon .. • This is John Brown speaking. • Could I speak to .......... please? • I'd like to speak to .......... please. • I'm trying to contact .......... Giving more information • I'm calling from Tokyo/Paris/New York/Sydney • I'm calling on behalf of (Mr. X ...) Taking a call • X speaking • Can I help you? Asking for a name/information • Who's calling please? • Who's speaking?
  32. 32. • Where are you calling from? • Are you sure you have the right number/name? Asking the caller to wait • Hold the line please • Could you hold on please • Just a moment please Connecting • Thank you for holding • The line's free now ..... I'll put you through • I'll connect you now / I'm connecting you now. BUSINESS ENGLISH - WRITING BUSINESS LETTERS Useful phrases Prices • Please send us your price list. • You will find enclosed our most recent catalogue and price list. • Please note that our prices are subject to change without notice. • We have pleasure in enclosing a detailed quotation. • We can make you a firm offer of ... • Our terms of payment are as follows : Referring to payment
  33. 33. • Our records show that we have not yet received payment of ... • According to our records ... • Please send payment as soon as possible. • You will receive a credit note for the sum of ... Enclosing documents • I am enclosing ... • Please find enclosed ... • You will find enclosed ... Closing remarks • If we can be of any further assistance, please let us know • If I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me • If you require more information ... • For further details ... • Thank you for taking this into consideration • Thank you for your help. • We hope you are happy with this arrangement. • We hope you can settle this matter to our satisfaction. Referring to future business • We look forward to a successful working relationship in the future • We would be (very) pleased to do business with your company. • I would be happy to have an opportunity to work with your firm.
  34. 34. Referring to future contact • I look forward to seeing you next week • Looking forward to hearing from you • " " to receiving your comments • I look forward to meeting you on the 15th • I would appreciate a reply at your earliest convenience. Ending business letters • Sincerely, } • Yours sincerely, } (for all customers/clients) • Sincerely yours, } • Regards, (for those you already know and/or with whom you already have a working relationship.) Writing business letter - Useful Hints Useful phrases Making a request • We would appreciate it if you would ... • I would be grateful if you could... • Could you please send me . . . • Could you possibly tell us/let us have... • In addition, I would like to receive ... • It would be helpful if you could send us ... • I am interested in (obtaining/receiving...) • I would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter. • Please let me know what action you propose to take. Offering help
  35. 35. • We would be happy to ... • Would you like us to ... • We are quite willing to ... • Our company would be pleased to ... Giving good news • We are pleased to announce that ... • I am delighted to inform you that ... • You will be pleased to learn that ... Giving bad news • We regret to inform you that ... • I'm afraid it would not be possible to ... • Unfortunately we cannot/we are unable to ... • After careful consideration we have decided (not) to ... Complaining • I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with ... • I am writing to complain about ... • Please note that the goods we ordered on (date) have not yet arrived. • We regret to inform you that our order n°--- is now considerably overdue. • I would like to query the transport charges which seem unusually high.
  36. 36. Apologizing • We are sorry for the delay in replying ... • I regret any inconvenience caused • I would like to apologize for (the delay/the inconvenience) ... • Once again, I apologise for any inconvenience. Orders • Thank you for your quotation of ... • We are pleased to place an order with your company for ... • We would like to cancel our order n°... • Please confirm receipt of our order. • I am pleased to acknowledge receipt of your order n°... • Your order will be processed as quickly as possible. • It will take about (three) weeks to process your order. • We can guarantee delivery before ... • Unfortunately these articles are no longer available/are out of stock. Tips to writing business English letters - Useful phrases Salutation • Dear Mr Brown • Dear Ms White • Dear Sir • Dear Sirs • Dear Madam • Dear Sir or Madam Starting
  37. 37. • We are writing to inform you that ... to confirm ... to request ... to enquire about ... • I am contacting you for the following reason. • I recently read/heard about . . . and would like to know . . . • Having seen your advertisement in ... , I would like to ... • I would be interested in (obtaining/receiving) ... • I received your address from ... and would like to ... • I am writing to tell you about ... Referring to previous contact • Thank you for your letter of March 15 ... • Thank you for contacting us. • In reply to your request ... • Thank you for your letter regarding ... • With reference to our telephone conversation yesterday ... • Further to our meeting last week ... • It was a pleasure meeting you in London last month. • I enjoyed having lunch with you last week in Tokyo. • I would just like to confirm the main points we discussed on Tuesday . . . Spoken English conversation - Finding a way S1.Pardon me. "Where's the Central Theater? S2.It's in the next block-straight'- ahead. S1.Thank You very much .
  38. 38. S2.That's all right. Conversation B S1. Where's the National Department Store? S2. It’s down town-on Brown Street. S1. Do you know the exact address? S2. Yes. It's 521 Brown Street. Conversation C S1. Can you tell me where the library is located? S2. Yes. Do you see that church down the street'? S1. Yes. It's quite easy to see with such a tall spire. S2. Just turn left there and walk three blocks. Conversation D S1. Are the instructions too complicated for you? S2. Well, would you mind repeating them? S1. I’d be glad to. S2. I'd like to write them down this time. Conversation E S1. Can you tell me where the station is? S2. Turn right and go four blocks. S1. Would you mind repeating that? S2. 1'd be glad to. Practice spoken English - Getting information Conversation A S1. What's the matter? S2. I need some information. S1. Go to that desk over there. S2. Thank you very much. Conversation B S1. Can you help me, please? S2. I'll try to. S1. What's the best way to get to this address? S2. I'm sorry, but I really don't know.
  39. 39. Conversation C S1. How can I get to that address? S2. You can go by taxi. S1. Isn't there any other way? S2. Yes, by bus, but it's complicated. Conversation D S1. How do I get to the nearest subway station? S2. It's two blocks up that street. S1. Do you mean the street running that way? S2. Yes. That's the one. Conversation E S1. Is this the right way to Grand Central Station? S2. No. You're going the wrong way. S1. Which way should I be going then? S2. It's in that direction-about six blocks. Spoken English conversation Asking about business S1. Where do I get the downtown bus? S2. Walk straight ahead one block S1. Thanks very much S2. Don't mention it. Conversation B S1. Where does the bus stop? S2. At the next corner. S1. Does it go downtown? S2. Only the number 5 bus goes downtown Conversation C. S1. Are there many bus stops along this street? S2. Yes, there are. There are quite a few. S1. Are they located at the corners? S2. Most of them are, but a few aren't. Conversation D
  40. 40. S1. How do I get to the station? S2.Take the bus at the next corner. S1. Do you know which bus I take? S2. Watch for number 32. Conversation E S1. How much is the fare on this bus? S2 It's fifteen cents. S1. do I give the money to you. S2. No just drop it in this machine. University Related Conversations University Life - More Question and Answer "What is an easy class to take?" "Fishing 101 is an easy 4.0" "I thought psychology 101 was an easy class." "Communication is pretty easy if you're not afraid to make speeches." "Where is the best place to hang out?" "The best place to hang out is on the Ave." "Currently, the bar on 4th and James is the best hangout. Everyone goes there on the weekends." "Are you in the dormitory?" "Yeah. I'm over at Terry Hall." "Yes. At Buchanan Towers." "No. I'm commuting from home." "I have an apartment right next to school."
  41. 41. "Where do you live?" "You know the McDonalds on the south side? Just 2 blocks from there." "I live next to the west entrance. There are some apartments behind the dormitories." "I live in the dormitory." "I live in Seattle." "Why did you decide to come to this school?" "It was the most convenient." "It was either this school or the University next to my home. I wanted to get away from home, so I came here." "I researched a bit, and found that this school offers exactly what I am looking for." "This is the best school that I could afford." "Do you know where the music building is?" "The music building is 2 buildings away from the library." "Over by the fountain. It's the building with the round looking doors." "I'm not sure. There are maps in the Student Union Building though." "I think it's over in that direction, but not exactly sure." "Where is the student union building?" "Ah, that's what I'm looking for too." "I was told it was right next to the east parking lot." "It's the brick building behind the large oak tree." Remember that when you are talking to somebody, an answer to a question is
  42. 42. another potential topic to talk about. I'll show you an example of a conversation. Please take note that I ask questions about the answer. Look for it in the practice session. English conversation lessons - Asking Time 25. ASKING THE TIME / CONVERSATIONS ________________________________________ Conversation A S1. What time do you have? S2. It's ten o'clock sharp. S1. Thanks a lot. S2. Don't mention it. Conversation B S1. What's the time? S2. It’s almost eight. S1. Do you have the exact time? S2. Yes, it's two minutes to eight. Conversation C S1. Excuse me. What time is it? S2. Its a quarter of two. S1. I guess my watch is slow then. S2. Well, I know mine isn't fast. Conversation D S1. What time is it right now? S2. It’s a five twenty five. S1. I've got five thirty five. S2. You're ten minutes fast then. Conversation E S1. Do you have the correct time? S2. Yes. It's two minutes to three. S1. Are you sure your watch is right? S2. It may be a few minutes slow. Basic english conversation - Finding Hotel
  43. 43. Conversation A S1. Where's the hotel, please? S2. It's on Main Street. S1. Where's that? S2. It's the next street straight ahead. Conversation B S1. Can you tell me where the hotel is? S2. It's in the next block. S1. On this side or the other side? S2. This side. Straight ahead of you. Conversation C S1. I want to go to the Beachside Hotel. S2. Do you have a map? S1. Yes, I do. Here it is S2. The hotel is right there –at that intersection. Conversation D S1. Excuse me. I'm lost. S2. Where do you live? S1. I live at Royal Hotel. S2. The Royal Hotel is two blocks that way. Conversation E S1. Can you help me, please? S2. What's the matter? S1. Where is the grand hotel on this map? S2. It is right here-right next to the train station. Asking direction - Simple english conversation S1. Where's the airlines office? S2. It's near bus terminal--the Central Terminal. S1. How far is that from here? S2. About a half a mile, I think. Conversation B S1. Where's the post office? S2. It's three blocks that way.
  44. 44. S1. What did you say? S2. Three blocks up that street. Conversation C S1. Where's airport? S2. It’s north of the city. S1. What's the best way to get there? S4. Take Highway 15 to the north. Conversation D S1. What street is the local library on? S2. I don't know. S3. How can I find out? S2. Why don't you ask a policeman? Conversation E S1. Where's is the nearest telephone? S2. There's one in that drugstore. S1. Do you mean that store over there? S2. Yes. That's the one. Exercise 1 / Line A1 / Where's the airlines office? the bus terminal Where's the bus terminal? the train station Where's the train station? the airport Where's the airport? the local library Where's the local library? the nearest hospital Where's the nearest hospital? the next bus stop Where's the next bus stop? Practice spoken English - Car trip conversation S1. Are you taking a trip today? S2. Yes. We're going to Boston. S1. lt's a good day for the trip S2. I'm glad the sun is shining Conversation B S1. How far is it from here to the coast? S2. It's about 250 miles.
  45. 45. S1. How long does it take to get there by car? S2. It takes about five hours. Conversation C S1. How far is it to the next gas station? S2. There's one two miles from here. S1. Is there a place to eat there? S2. Yes. There's a restaurant next to the station. Conversation D S1. What's the best way to Ocean City. S2. The superhighway, but it's also the longest way. S1. How much longer is it that way? S2. About 10 or 12 miles. Conversation E S1. Are they going by way of North Plains? S2. No. They aren't taking that route. S1. How are they traveling then? S2. They're driving directly to Ocean City. Simple English conversation - Getting Taxi Conversation A S1. Where are you going now? S2. To the hotel. S1. Are you going by bus or by taxi. S2. Probably by taxi if I can get one. Conversation B S1. I need a taxi. S2. The taxis are by the entrance. S1. Thank you much. S2. You're welcome. Conversation C S1. Is this taxi taken? S2. No. Where are you going? S1. I'm going to the University Student Center. S2. O.K. I know right where it is.
  46. 46. Conversation D S1. How much is the fare? S2. Two dollars and fifty cents. S1. Here. Keep the change. S2. Thank you very much Conversation E S1. It's raining very hard right now. S2. Why don't we get a taxi? S1. That's a good idea. S2. Now, I only hope we can find one. Basic english conversation - Travelling in Bus S1. Does this bus go into the city? S2. Yes. Where do you want to go? S1. I want to go to Harbor Heights. S2. This is the right bus then. Conversation B S1. Does this bus go as far as Washington Square? S2. No. You'll have to transfer. S1. Where can I do it? S2. You can get the Washington Square bus at the next corner. Conversation C S1. Is this where I get off the bus? S2. No. Not here-•at the next stop. S1. Can I catch a taxi right there? S2. Yes. There's a taxi stand right by the bus stop. Conversation D S1. Excuse me, but how do I get to this address? S2. Get off the bus at Water Street and Main. S1. Thanks very much for your help. S2. Don't mention it. Conversation E S1. Is West Street the next stop? S2. I'm sorry, but I didn't understand you.
  47. 47. S1. Does the bus stop at West Street next? S2. Yes. Right at the next corner. English conversation lessons - Asking Time 25. ASKING THE TIME / CONVERSATIONS ________________________________________ Conversation A S1. What time do you have? S2. It's ten o'clock sharp. S1. Thanks a lot. S2. Don't mention it. Conversation B S1. What's the time? S2. It’s almost eight. S1. Do you have the exact time? S2. Yes, it's two minutes to eight. Conversation C S1. Excuse me. What time is it? S2. Its a quarter of two. S1. I guess my watch is slow then. S2. Well, I know mine isn't fast. Conversation D S1. What time is it right now? S2. It’s a five twenty five. S1. I've got five thirty five. S2. You're ten minutes fast then. Conversation E S1. Do you have the correct time? S2. Yes. It's two minutes to three. S1. Are you sure your watch is right? S2. It may be a few minutes slow. English conversation lessons - Question Conversation Drill A
  48. 48. S1. Excuse me. Where's (A) S2. It's (B) S1. Thank you for the help. S2. That's all right. (A) (B) the rest room down the hall the post office around the corner the bus terminal in the next block the ticket office by the main entrance Conversation Drill B S1. Where's the (A)? S2. It's on this floor. S1. How can I get there from here? S2. (B) (A) (B) reception desk Turn left right over there main office Walk straight ahead. Cafeteria Go in the second door on the right cashier's window Just walk to the end of this hall. Conversation Drill C S1. How do I get to the train station? S2. Turn left (A) S1. How far is it (B)? S2. It's about a quarter of a mile. (A) (B) at the second stoplight to the stoplight in the center of town to the center at the next intersection to the intersection at Main Street to Main Street by the bus depot to the depot

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