Basic English Conversation: 100 Daily Topics | Topic: 21 -30

Lesson 21: THE SUPERMARKET IS CLOSED

  • Jeff, I’m going to the supermarket. Do you want to come with me? 
  • I think the supermarket is closed now.
  • Oh, When does it close?
  • It closes at 7:00 on Sundays.
  • That’s too bad. 
  • Don’t worry, we can go tomorrow morning. It opens at 8:00.
  • Alright. What do you want to do now? 
  • Lets take a walk for a half an hour. My sister will get here at about 8:30PM and then we can all go out to dinner.
  • Where does she live? 
  • She lives in San Francisco.
  • How long has she lived there? 
  • I think she’s lived there for about 10 years.
  • That’s a long time. Where did she live before that? 
  • San Diego.

 

Lesson 22: DO YOU HAVE ANY CHILDREN?

  • Charles, do you have any children? 
  • Yes.
  • How many children do you have? 
  • I have two kids. A boy and a girl.
  • What are their names? 
  • Jack and Stephanie.
  • How old are they? 
  • Stephanie is 18 and Jack is 24.
  • Are they in school? 
  • Stephanie is. She goes to college in Washington and Jack works in Florida.
  • What does Stephanie study? 
  • She studies English.
  • Is she here now? 
  • No, she’s at school.

 

Lesson 23: HELP WITH PRONUNCIATION

  • William, do you like studying English? 
  • I like studying English, and I can read well, but speaking can be difficult.
  • It’s not that bad. If you talk to your American friends every day, you’ll learn quickly. 
  • Can I ask you a question?
  • Sure, what do you want to know? 
  • I have my book from class here. How do you say this word?
  • ‘Laptop ‘
  • Sorry, I don’t understand. What does that mean?
  • A laptop is a type of computer that you can carry with you. Do you understand? 
  • Yes, I think so. Can you say it again?
  • ‘Laptop’. 
  • ‘Laptop’. Did I pronounce that correctly?
  • Yes, that’s right. That’s very good. 
  • Thanks. And this word? How do you pronounce this?
  • That word is pronounced ‘kitchen’. 
  • Thanks so much. You’re a good teacher.
  • Thanks. 

Lesson 24: I LOST MY WALLET

  • Hey, How’s it going? 
  • Not good. I lost my wallet.
  • Oh, that’s too bad. Was it stolen? 
  • No, I think it came out of my pocket when I was in the taxi.
  • Is there anything I can do? 
  • Can I borrow some money?
  • Sure, how much do you need? 
  • About 50 dollars.
  • That’s no problem. 
  • Thanks. I’ll pay you back on Friday.
  • That’ll be fine. Here you are. 
  • What are you going to do now?
  • I’m going to buy some books and then I’m going to the gas station. 
  • If you wait a minute I can go with you.
  • I’ll wait for you.

 

Lesson 25: PHONE CALL AT WORK

  • Hello? 
  • Hi, is James there please?
  • Yes. Who’s calling? 
  • Linda.
  • One moment please. 
  • Hello? 
  • Hi James, it’s Linda.
  • Hi Linda. 
  • What are you doing now?
  • I’m working. 
  • Are you busy?
  • Yes. It’s been really busy here all day. 
  • What time do you get off (of) work?
  • 8:30PM 
  • I’ll call you back after 8:30PM
  • Talk to you later.
  • Bye bye.

Lesson 26: FAMILY TRIP

  • David, what have you been up to lately? 
  • I went on a trip with my family last week.
  • Really? Where did you go? 
  • We went to Europe.
  • What cities did you go to? 
  • London, Paris and a few other smaller cities.
  • Did you go to Berlin? 
  • No, We didn’t go there. I’d like to go there next time.
  • I think the summer is a good time to visit Berlin. It’s a beautiful place and the people there are very nice. 
  • That’s what I’ve heard.
  • I went there last year. If you want, I can give you some information I have about the city. 
  • Thanks.

 

Lesson 27: I WENT SHOPPING

  • Sarah, what did you do today? 
  • I went shopping.
  • Did you buy anything? 
  • Yes, I bought a few things.
  • What did you buy? 
  • I bought this coat. Do you like it?
  • Yeah, I like it a lot. It’s very pretty. Where did you buy it? 
  • At the mall on 5th street.
  • Was it expensive? 
  • No, it wasn’t expensive. It was on sale for 20 dollars.
  • That’s cheap. 
  • I know. It was a really good deal.
  • I don’t think you’ll need to wear it for a while. It’s been really hot lately. 

 

Lesson 28: WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?

  • Paul, what kind of music do you like to listen to? 
  • All kinds, but mostly Pop, rock and classical. Why?
  • I have tickets to a show. Do you want to go with me? 
  • What kind of music is it?
  • Pop. It’s Mariah Carey. 
  • When is it?
  • At 8PM tomorrow night. 
  • Yeah, I’d like to go. Do you think we should have dinner first?
  • Yes, that’s a good idea. 
  • Let’s eat at the restaurant across the street from my apartment.
  • Oh, I think I know the place you mean. We ate there last month, right? 
  • Yes, that’s right. You have a good memory.

 

Lesson 29: GOING TO THE LIBRARY

  • Lisa, would you like to go to the library with me? 
  • Do you think we can go buy a newspaper first?
  • Sure. First we’ll go buy a newspaper and then we’ll go to the library. 
  • Are we going to walk or drive?
  • The weather is really nice today. Let’s walk. 
  • The weather is good now, but I think it’s suppose to rain this afternoon.
  • Alright, then let’s take an umbrella. Is your brother coming with us? 
  • No, he’s still sleeping.
  • Wow, it’s already 10:00AM. He must have been up late last night. 
  • Yeah, he didn’t come home until 12:00AM.
  • I hope he can come later.
  • I hope so too. I’ll give him a call when we get there.
  • How do we get to the library from here? 
  • It’s straight down this road on the left, next to the museum. It takes about 10 minutes.

 

Lesson 30: WHERE DO YOUR PARENTS LIVE?

  • Hi Melissa, are you going home this weekend? 
  • No, not this weekend. I have too much work to do.
  • Where do your parents live? 
  • My father lives in Washington DC.
  • How about your mother? 
  • My mother died two years ago.
  • Oh, I am sorry to hear that. Is your father still working? 
  • No, he’s retired.
  • Do you have any family here? 
  • Yes, two of my cousins live here and my aunt and uncle live about 30 miles from here.
  • Do you have any brothers or sisters? 
  • Yes, I have two brothers who live in New York and a sister who lives in Boston.
  • Do you see them a lot? 
  • Not as much as I’d like to. Usually just on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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