Improve your ability to speak English
To Buy a Birthday Present
Mark: What are you getting Jim for his birthday?
Leslie: I don’t know yet.
Mark: You can always get him a shirt.
Leslie: But I got him one last year.
Mark: Oh, that’s right. Let me think.
Leslie: I want to get him something different.
Mark: How about a briefcase?
Leslie: Good idea! His briefcase is getting old.
Mark: And it’s something he’ll use every day.
Leslie: Of course! Why didn’t I think of that?
Mr Palmer: Hello?
Sue: Hello, is Mary there?
Mr Palmer: I’m sorry, you have the wrong number.
Sue: Oh…is this 685-5290?
Mr Palmer: No, it’s not.
Sue: I’m sorry.
Mr Palmer: That’s OK.
A Light Eater
Frances: Would you like anything else? You haven’t eaten very much.
Grace: No, thanks. I’m already full.
Frances: Oh, come on. Have some more.
Grace: No, I really can’t. I’ve never been much of an eater.
Frances: Have some coffee then.
Grace: That would be nice.
Frances: How do you take it?
Grace: With sugar please, no cream.
Frances: Here you are.
Grace: Thank you.
A Nice Flat (1)
Agent: This is a nice flat.
Agent: There’s a living room. There’s a kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom, and there’s a bidet!
Jane: What is a bidet?
Agent: It’s like a toilet, only better, I’ll let you figure it out!
Jane: Well, none of my friends have a bidet, and even if I don’t know what it is, they will be jealous when I tell them!
A Nice Flat (2)
Agent: Well, here’s the kitchen.
Jane: Hmm…It’s very small.
Agent: Yes, it isn’t very large, but there’s a cooker and a fridge. There are some cupboards under the sink. Jane: Are there any plates?
Agent: Yes, there are.
Jane: Good. Are there any chairs in here?
Agent: No, there aren’t, but there are some in the living room.
Jane: Hmm. There aren’t any glasses!
Agent: Yes, there are! They’re in the cupboard.
Jane: …and …er… where’s the toilet?