Basic English Conversation: 100 Daily Topics | Topic: 11 -20

Lesson 11: NOW OR LATER?

  • Chris, where are you going? 
  • I’m going to the store. I need to buy something.
  • Really? I need to go to the store too. 
  • Would you like to come with me?
  • Yeah, let’s go together. 
  • Would you like to go now or later?
  • Now. 
  • What?
  • Now would be better. 
  • OK, let’s go.
  • Should we walk? 
  • No, it’s too far. Let’s drive.

Lesson 12: DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY?

  • Laura, what are you going to do today? 
  • I’m going shopping.
  • What time are you leaving? 
  • I’m going to leave around 4 o’clock.
  • Will you buy a ham sandwich for me at the store? 
  • Do you have enough money? 
  • I’m not sure.
  • How much do you have? 
  • 25 dollars. Do you think that’s enough?
  • That’s not very much. 
  • I think it’s OK. I also have two credit cards.
  • Let me give you another ten dollars. 
  • Thanks. See you later.
  • Bye. 

 

Lesson 13: HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?

  • Hello Richard. 
  • Hi Karen. How have you been?
  • Not too good. 
  • Why?
  • I’m sick. 
  • Sorry to hear that.
  • It’s OK. It’s not serious. 
  • That’s good. How’s your wife?
  • She’s good. 
  • Is she in America now?
  • No, she’s not here yet. 
  • Where is she?
  • She’s in Canada with our kids. 
  • I see. I have to go now. Please tell your wife I said hi.
  • OK, I’ll talk to you later. 
  • I hope you feel better.

 

Lesson 14: INTRODUCING A FRIEND

  • Robert, this is my friend, Mrs. Smith. 
  • Hi, Nice to meet you.
  • Nice to meet you too. 
  • Mrs. Smith, what do you do for work?
  • I’m a doctor. 
  • Oh. Where do you work?
  • New York University hospital in New York City. What do you do? 
  • I’m a teacher.
  • What do you teach? 
  • I teach English.
  • Where? 
  • At a high school in New Jersey.
  • That’s nice. How old are you? 
  • I’m 32.

 

Lesson 15: BUYING A SHIRT

  • Excuse me. 
  • Hello sir, may I help you?
  • Yes. Can I see that shirt on the top shelf please? 
  • Sure. Here it is.
  • How much does it cost? 
  • 50 dollars.
  • 50 dollars. That’s too much. 
  • How about this one? It’s on sale for only 35 dollars.
  • I don’t like that one. 
  • How about the one next to the black gloves? It’s very similar to the one you like.
  • That’s nice. How much is it? 
  • 30 dollars.
  • That’ll be fine. 
  • Is this color OK, or would you like a different color?
  • That blue one’s fine. 
  • Do you need any more of these shirts?
  • Yes. 
  • How many do you want?
  • I’ll take two more, a red one and a white one. 

 

Lesson 16: ASKING ABOUT LOCATION

  • Excuse me, I’m looking for the Holiday Inn. Do you know where it is? 
  • Sure. It’s down this street on the left.
  • Is it far from here? 
  • No, it’s not far.
  • How far is it? 
  • About a mile and a half.
  • How long does it take to get there? 
  • 5 minutes or so.
  • Is it close to the subway station? 
  • Yes, it’s very close. The subway station is next to the hotel. You can walk there.
  • Thanks a lot.

 

Lesson 17: DO YOU KNOW THE ADDRESS?

  • Excuse me. Do you know how to get to the mall? 
  • Sure, I used to work there. Go straight for about a mile, then turn left at the light. The mall will be on the right.
  • Do you know the address? 
  • Yes, the address is 541 Main street.
  • Can you write it down for me please? 
  • No problem.
  • Is it faster if I take Highland avenue? 
  • No, that way is longer. There are more stop lights on that street.
  • I think you’re right. Thank you. 

 

Lesson 18: VACATION TO CANADA

  • What’s today’s date? 
  • It’s July 5th.
  • When are you going on vacation? 
  • I’m leaving on Sunday. We’re going to Canada.
  • Really? The day after tomorrow? That’s very soon. 
  • Yeah I know.
  • How long are you going to stay there? 
  • About 2 weeks.
  • When are you coming back? 
  • I’m coming back on the 17th.
  • Alright. Have a nice trip. 

 

Lesson 19: WHO IS THAT WOMAN?

  • Joseph, who is that woman? 
  • That’s Susan.
  • What does she do for work? 
  • She’s a lawyer.
  • Is she American? 
  • No, but she speaks English fluently.
  • She’s really tall. Do you know her? 
  • Yes, I know her. We’re friends.
  • Who’s that man standing next to her? 
  • Which man?
  • That short guy on her right. What’s his name? 
  • Oh, that’s Matt.
  • He’s really good looking. 
  • Yeah.
  • Do you know him? 
  • I don’t know him, but I think my sister does.
  • Is he married? 
  • Yes, he’s married.
  • I remember now. I met him before. 
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Lesson 20: COMMON QUESTIONS

  • Brian, do you know how to speak English? 
  • Yes.
  • Where did you learn? 
  • I learned in college.
  • You speak really well. 
  • Thank you.
  • How long have you been in the US? 
  • 3 weeks.
  • Is your wife with you? 
  • Yes, she just got here yesterday.
  • Have you been to California before? 
  • No. I’ve never been there.
  • Have you ever been to Las Vegas? 
  • Yes. I went there once on a business trip.

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