Basic English Conversation: 100 Daily Topics | Topic: 41 -50

Lesson 41: THE FOOD TASTES GREAT

  • How do you like the food?
  • It tastes really great. Did you cook it?
  • Yes. I made it this afternoon. Would you like some more?
  • OK, just a little though. I’m really full.
  • Oh. Would you like some soup instead?
  • What kind is it?
  • Tomato and rice. Have you had that before?
  • No. This is my first time. How does it taste?
  • It’s good, try it. What do you think?
  • Wow. It is good. Did you make that also?
  • Yes.
  • You’re a really good cook.
  • Thanks, next time I’ll make chicken soup for us.
  • That sounds good. Did you study cooking in school?
  • No, I learned by myself. I have a good cookbook that I read when I have time. 
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Lesson 42: HELPING A FRIEND MOVE

  • Kelly, will you help me take these things to the car?
  • OK, which car do you want me to put them in?
  • Bring them to my wife’s car.
  • Which one is hers?
  • The blue SUV in front of the Honda.
  • What should I take first?
  • That chair over there, but please be careful with it. It was a gift from my mother-in-law.
  • Don’t worry, I won’t drop it. Wow, it’s really heavy. I don’t think I can move it by myself.
  • Let me help you with that. I don’t want you to hurt your back.
  • Where are you taking all this stuff?
  • Didn’t I tell you? We’re moving to Florida?
  • You’re moving now? I knew you were moving, but I thought you said you were moving next month.
  • Yes, that’s true, but my wife found a new apartment on the Internet the other day and she wants to move right away.

 

Lesson 43: VISITING FAMILY

  • Judy, your husband has a really nice car.
  • Thanks. It’s a lot better than mine, and it’s new.
  • Where are you going?
  • We’re going to visit my sister in the city.
  • I didn’t know your sister lives in the city, when did she move there?
  • About a year ago. She lives in an apartment on 3rd street, across from the public library.
  • I see. It’s almost 5:00 PM now, don’t you think there will be a lot of traffic?
  • Oh, we’re not driving. We’re going to take the subway. The subway only takes about 20 minutes.
  • Yes, but it can be very crowded around this time. I always feel uncomfortable taking the subway.
  • I take the subway to work every day, so I’m used to it now.
  • Doesn’t your mother live in the city?
  • Yes, she’s lived there for about ten years.
  • I remember when she moved there. Apartments were a lot cheaper then.
  • I know what you mean. It’s hard to find anything that’s reasonable now.
  • Have a good time. Next time you’re free, give me a call and we’ll go play poker.
  • See you later.

Lesson 44: LOOKING AT VACATION PICTURES

  • Jim, I heard you took a trip to San Diego. Is that right?
  • Yeah, I just got back this morning.
  • That sounds really nice. What did you do there?
  • Well, we were only there for three days, so we didn’t do too much. We went shopping and went out to dinner a few times. At night we walked around the city with some friends.
  • Did you take any pictures?
  • Yes, I have them with me. Do you want to look at them?
  • Sure, I love looking at photos.
  • This one is of my wife and me on the beach, and this one is our daughter Emily standing next to my wife.
  • Your daughter looks like her mother.
  • I know, they look very similar.
  • Where was this picture taken?
  • That was taken at the train station before we left.
  • Did you have time to go to the zoo?
  • No, not this time. We went there last time.
  • It looks like you all had a nice time.
  • Yeah, it was a lot of fun.

Lesson 45: ORDERING FLOWERS

  • Good afternoon, how may I help you?
  • Hi, I’d like to order some flowers.
  • Who are they for?
  • They’re for my Wife. Her name is Samantha.
  • What kind of flowers would you like?
  • I don’t know. I don’t know too much about flowers. Can you recommend something?
  • What’s the reason you are sending her flowers?
  • Today’s her birthday and she told me she wants me to buy her flowers.
  • Do you know what kind of flowers she likes?
  • I’m not sure. I know I should know that, but I can’t remember right now.
  • Well, they’re for your wife, so I think you should give her roses.
  • Roses will be fine.
  • What color?
  • I think red would be nice.
  • Do you want to pick them up or should we deliver them?
  • Can you deliver them please?
  • What’s the address?
  • 241 Main street.
  • Alright, they’ll be there within 2 hours. 

Lesson 46: LEAVING A MESSAGE

  • Hello?
  • Hi, is Heather there, please?
  • Sorry, I think you have the wrong number.
  • Is this 617-228-2289?
  • Yes. Who are you looking for again?
  • Heather Johnson.
  • Oh, I thought you said Laura. Sorry about that. This is the right number, but Heather’s not here right now.
  • Do you know where she went?
  • She went to the store to buy some groceries. Would you like to leave a message?
  • Yes, would you please tell her Eric Martin called?
  • Hi Eric, this is her roommate Kathy. I met you a couple of months ago at the Christmas party.
  • Oh, yes. How are you?
  • Good. Heather will be back in about 20 minutes. I’ll tell her you called.
  • Thanks.
  • Bye bye. 

 

Lesson 47: TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER

  • Hello?
  • Hi Tina, It’s Joe.
  • Hi Joe.
  • How’s the weather there today?
  • It’s really cold. It snowed all day and the schools closed early.
  • What’s the temperature?
  • It’s 30 degrees now. It was even colder this morning.
  • Have you heard what the weather is going to be like tomorrow?
  • I was watching the news a little earlier. They said it’s probably going to snow tomorrow.
  • I really don’t like the winter. I wish it were summer.
  • Me too. How’s the weather where you are?
  • It’s not too bad, but it’s pretty cold here too. It was about 45 today and it rained this afternoon. I heard it’s going to be a little warmer tomorrow.

 

Lesson 48: MAKING PLANS

  • It’s almost Christmas. What are you doing this weekend?
  • Nothing special, just working. Why do you ask?
  • Well, I still haven’t finished my Christmas shopping. Do you want to go shopping with me this weekend?
  • I’d like to, but I’m not sure if I can. Work has been really busy lately. Why don’t we go on Friday instead?
  • Friday’s not good. I think the stores will be very crowded and I have to work.
  • OK, then let’s try to go this weekend. I should know if I can go by Friday. Is it OK if I call you then?
  • Yeah, that’s fine.
  • What’s your number?
  • 233-331-8828. Let me give you my email address too. It’s sara@gmail.com
  • OK, I’ll talk to you soon.
  • OK.

Lesson 49: MEETING A FRIEND

  • Hello?
  • Hi Vicky.
  • Are you there yet?
  • Yes.
  • I just got off the subway. I’m almost there. Sorry, I’m late.
  • That’s no problem. I just wanted to tell you I’m inside.
  • Where are you?
  • On the second floor.
  • Should I come to the second floor or do you want to come to the first floor?
  • Come upstairs.
  • What?
  • Oh, Can you hear me OK? I said, come to the second floor.
  • Oh, OK. What are you doing there?
  • Just looking at some books on how to learn English.
  • Do you want to get something to eat later?
  • No, I’m still full from dinner.
  • What do you want to do?
  • I don’t know for sure. When you get here we’ll talk about it.
  • OK, see you soon.
  • Bye.

Lesson 50: I’M A STUDENT

  • Craig, what do you do for work?
  • I’m still a student.
  • What school do you go to?
  • Boston University.
  • That’s a good school. What do you study?
  • I’m studying English, math, and history. My major is English.
  • How long have you been studying English?
  • More than six years.
  • That’s a long time.
  • Yeah, I started to learn English when I was in high school.
  • No wonder your English is so good.
  • Actually, it’s not that good. I can read but I can’t speak very well. I haven’t had a lot of chances to practice.
  • I see. Talking with other people is very important.
  • Yes, but I still don’t have many friends here yet.
  • I’m having a party tonight at my apartment. You should come.
  • Oh thanks for inviting me. I’d love to come. 

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