Basic English Conversation: 100 Daily Topics | Topic: 31 -40

Lesson 31: CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A FEW THINGS?

  • I can’t find my glasses & I can’t see anything. Can you help me find a few things? 
  • No problem. What are you looking for?
  • My laptop, do you see it? 
  • Yes, your laptop is on the chair.
  • Where’s my book? 
  • Which one?
  • The dictionary. 
  • It’s under the table.
  • Where’s my pencil? 
  • There’s a pencil in front of the lamp.
  • That’s not a pencil. That’s a pen. 
  • Oh, sorry. There is a pencil behind the cup.
  • How about my backpack? Do you know where that is? 
  • It’s in between the wall and the bed.
  • Where are my shoes? 
  • They’re on the left side of the TV.
  • I don’t see them. 
  • Sorry, I made a mistake. They’re on the right side of the TV.
  • Thanks. 
  • Oh, and here are your glasses. They were next to your cell phone.

 

Lesson 32: PAYING FOR DINNER

  • Excuse me. Check, please. 
  • OK, how was everything?
  • Very nice. Thank you. 
  • Would you like this to go?
  • Yes, can you put it in a plastic bag? 
  • Sure, no problem. Here you are. That’ll be 25 dollars.
  • Do you take credit cards? 
  • Yes, we accept Visa and MasterCard.
  • OK, here you are. 
  • Thanks. I’ll be right back.
  • Here’s your receipt.
  • Thank you. 
  • You’re welcome. Please come again.

 

Lesson 33: BUYING A PLANE TICKET

  • Next, please. Hello. How can I help you? 
  • I’d like to buy a ticket to New York.
  • Would you like one way or round trip? 
  • Round trip.
  • When will you be leaving? 
  • When does the next plane leave?
  • In about 2 hours. 
  • I’d like a ticket for that flight, please.
  • First class or coach? 
  • Coach. OK, let me check availability. I’m sorry. Tickets for that flight are sold out.
  • How about the one after that? 
  • Let me see. Yes, that one still has seats available. Would you like me to reserve a seat for you?
  • Yes, please. 
  • That’ll be 120 dollars.
  • Thank you, here’s your change.

 

Lesson 34: PUTTING THINGS IN ORDER

  • Michelle, Can you help me clean things up before we go? 
  • Sure. Where should I put this cup?
  • Which cup? 
  • The red one.
  • Put it on top of the table. 
  • How about this fruit?
  • Oh, that goes in the refrigerator. 
  • And those pencils? What should I do with them?
  • Bring those upstairs and put them in the bedroom. 
  • How about this pen?
  • Give it to me. I need to use it. 
  • What do you want me to do with that paper over there?
  • You can throw that away. I don’t need it anymore. 
  • The trash is full.
  • Alright, then please put it in a bag and take it outside. 
  • Now what?
  • I think we’re finished. Can you please turn off the lights and shut the door? 
  • Sure.

Lesson 35 – AT THE RESTAURANT

  • This looks like a nice restaurant.
  • Yeah, it is. I come here all the time.
  • Let’s sit over there.
  • OK.
  • Can you pass me a menu please.
  • Sure. What are you going to have to drink?
  • I’m going to have a glass of beer. How about you?
  • I think I’ll have a glass of wine.
  • Do you want to order an appetizer first?
  • Not really, maybe we can just order some bread.
  • What are you going to have to eat?
  • I’m not sure. I haven’t decided yet. Can you recommend something?
  • Sure, I’ve had the steak and the lobster before. They’re both very good.
  • I think I’ll have the lobster. What are you going to have?
  • I’m not that hungry. I think I’m just going to have a salad.
  • I’m gonna go to the bathroom. When the waitress comes back, will you order for me?
  • Sure. No problem.

Lesson 36: I NEED TO DO LAUNDRY

  • Hi Anna, come in.
  • Wow, your apartment is a mess.
  • I know, I didn’t have time to put things away before you got here.
  • Look! Are those all your clothes on the couch?
  • Yes.
  • Are they clean?
  • Actually, most of them are dirty. I haven’t done laundry in a while. I usually wait until I can do it at my parent’s house.
  • My sister and I usually go to the laundromat down the street. Why don’t you go there?
  • I know I should, but that place isn’t very convenient. You have to wait for a long time.
  • Yes I know. I have to do it every week. Anyway, are you ready to go?
  • No I’m not ready yet. I still have to brush my teeth and wash my face. Can you wait for a few minutes?
  • OK, but please hurry. I think the restaurant is closing soon. 

 

Lesson 37: FINDING A CONVENIENCE STORE

  • Pam, where’s the closest ATM?
  • It’s not that far. Do you see that Yellow building over there?
  • The big one or the small one?
  • The big one.
  • Yes.
  • It’s right next to it, on the right.
  • Do you know if there’s a convenience store around here?
  • I don’t think there’s one around here. The closest one is on 3rd street, but that’s probably closed now.
  • I really need to get some things before I leave.
  • Well, you could go down to 22nd street. There are lot of stores down there that are open 24 hours a day.
  • Can I take the subway to get there?
  • Yes, but that’ll probably take about half an hour. You should just take a cab.
  • Won’t that be expensive?
  • No, from here I think it’s only about 5 dollars.

Lesson 38: GEOGRAPHY AND DIRECTION

  • Professor, where’s Canada?
  • Canada is north of here.
  • Can you show me on the map?
  • Sure. Look here. Canada is north of the United States.
  • Oh, I see. Where’s Mexico?
  • Mexico is south of the United States.
  • How about Connecticut? Where’s that?
  • Connecticut is east of New York.
  • What state is west of Pennsylvania?
  • Ohio.
  • OK, Where’s Los Angeles?
  • Los Angeles is in California. It’s southeast of San Francisco.
  • Where’s Boston.
  • Boston is in the northeast part of the country.
  • Where is Las Vegas?
  • Las Vegas is in the southwest. 

 

Lesson 39: I ATE AT THE HOTEL

  • Hi Maria, did you have breakfast yet?
  • Yes, I ate at the hotel with my son and my husband.
  • Oh, they have good food there. What did you have?
  • I had some cereal, fried eggs, and orange juice.
  • How was it?
  • The food didn’t taste very good, and actually, I don’t feel very well now.
  • That’s too bad. Do you want to take a break?
  • No, I’m going to go back to the hotel at lunchtime to lie down.
  • I’m going to the drug store later. Is there anything I can get for you?
  • No, that’s OK. I think if I rest for a little while, I’ll feel better.

Lesson 40: GOING TO THE MOVIES

  • Ann, what do you want to do tonight?
  • I’d like to go see a movie.
  • I heard Titanic is playing at the movie theater.
  • Oh, I’ve heard that’s a good movie. What time does it start?
  • 6:30 PM. It’s a long movie. I think it lasts for about 3 hours.
  • Will you come and pick me up?
  • What time?
  • I think we should get there early because they might be sold out. Is 5:00 PM OK?
  • Yes, that’ll be fine. I’ll meet you at your house at 5:00 PM.
  • Do you want to get something to eat before the movie?
  • I’m not sure there will be enough time for that. We can have popcorn and hot dogs at the theater if you want.
  • I don’t like the popcorn they have there. I think they put too much salt on it.
  • OK then, I’ll pick you up a little earlier and we can go to the Thai restaurant next to the theater, is that OK?
  • Yes, I like that place.

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