Basic English Conversation: 100 Daily Topics | Topic: 51 -60

Lesson 51: STUDYING FOR EXAMS

  • Hi Kim.
  • Hey Shawn, good to see you again.
  • How have you been?
  • OK, I didn’t sleep much last night though. I stayed up until 2 AM studying for an exam.
  • I was up late last night too. The semester is almost over. I’ve had exams all week.
  • Are you going back to California after you graduate?
  • I think so. After I graduate I’ll probably go back home and try to get a job.
  • Do you know where you’d like to work?
  • Not yet, but I want to be an English translator.
  • That’d be really cool. I’d like to be a translator too, but I don’t think my English is good enough.
  • Don’t worry about that. Your English is better than most of my classmates.
  • Thanks. Where are you going now?
  • I’m going to study at the library. I have to take an exam tomorrow.
  • Me too. How late does the library stay open?
  • I think it’s open until 11:30 PM.
  • OK, Good luck.
  • You too.

 

Lesson 52: DID YOU GET MY MESSAGE?

  • Hello?
  • Hi Angela, it’s Dan.
  • Hi Dan. How are you?
  • Good.
  • I called you yesterday. Did you get my message?
  • Yes, I was taking a shower when you called. I saw that you called and I tried to call you back, but I think your phone was off.
  • No problem. I wanted to remind you that my friend is getting married next week. You’re still coming to the wedding with me, right?
  • Oh, is that next week?
  • Yes. Did you forget?
  • No, of course not. I already bought them a present.
  • That’s good. I want to invite Megan also. Next time you see her, can you tell her for me.
  • Sure. Does she know your friend?
  • Yes, I think they might have gone to the same college or something like that. I’m not exactly sure how they know each other.
  • Are we all going to drive together?
  • Yes. I’ll pick you up first, and then we’ll go get Megan. 

 

Lesson 53: MAKING A DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT

  • Hi, I’d like to see the doctor, please.
  • Do you have an appointment?
  • No.
  • When would you like an appointment?
  • Is today possible?
  • Yes. Today is fine. What time would you like?
  • As soon as possible. My stomach really hurts.
  • Please wait a moment. I’ll see if the doctor is available.
  • OK.
  • Sorry, he’s with a patient right now. It’s probably going to be about another 30 minutes. Would you mind waiting a little longer?
  • No problem.
  • May I see your insurance card, please?
  • Here you are.
  • Thanks. That’s going to be 25 dollars for today’s visit.
  • Really? I didn’t think it would be that much.
  • I know how you feel.
  • I’ll pay with cash.
  • Thank you.
  • Would you please turn on the heat? It’s really cold in here.
  • It is cold in here, isn’t it? I’ll take care of that in a moment. Please have a seat and fill out these forms. Bring them back to me when you’re done.

 

Lesson 54: MAIL

  • Hey Jane, did you get the mail yet?
  • Yes. I picked it up this morning. There were a few bills and a letter from my mother. There was also a lot of junk mail.
  • Was there anything for me?
  • I don’t remember, let me check. Yes, it looks like there’s something here for you.
  • Who’s it from?
  • The American Embassy.
  • My hands are dirty. Will you open it for me?
  • What does it say?
  • It says your passport is ready. You can pick it up anytime.
  • Do you think you can drive me there?
  • Sure, when?
  • I think we should go get it now. I’m going to wash my hands and then we’ll go. Is that OK? 

 

Lesson 55: I HAVE A COLD

  • How are you feeling?
  • I still have a cold.
  • Still? It’s been over a week now, hasn’t it?
  • Yeah, it’s been a while. I started feeling this way last Monday.
  • Are you feeling any better?
  • A little. I took some medicine this morning and I feel a little better now.
  • What’s wrong?
  • I have a bad cough.
  • Did you go see the doctor yet?
  • Not yet, I might go tomorrow.
  • I’m going to the drug store now, can I get you anything?
  • Yes, if it’s not too much trouble, would you get me some tissues.
  • Sure. Anything else?
  • No, that’s it.
  • OK, I’ll be back in about an hour. If you think of anything else you need, give me a call.
  • Thanks. 

Lesson 56: DINNER INVITATION

  • Hi James, it’s good to see you again.
  • Hi Barbara.
  • Are you here for work?
  • Yes.
  • Is Steve with you?
  • No, I’m here alone. Steve couldn’t come this time.
  • How long will you be staying?
  • 4 days. I’m going back on Friday.
  • My brother and I are getting together for dinner. Do you want to come with us?
  • Yeah, that would be nice. I have a meeting in an hour. I can meet you afterward if that’s OK. The meeting shouldn’t last long.
  • That’s fine. Who is your meeting with?
  • The Boston Insurance Company. I’ll call you when it’s over.
  • OK.
  • Can I use your phone? I left mine in the car and I want to call them to get directions.
  • Sure, here you go.

 

Lesson 57: SEND ME THE DIRECTION

  • Hello?
  • Hi Frank, it’s Pam.
  • Hey Pam, what’s up?
  • Not much. Where are you?
  • I’m in the car driving home.
  • When you get home, will you send me an email with directions to the party tonight?
  • Sure, no problem.
  • When do you think you’ll get home?
  • I don’t know, maybe in about 30 minutes or so. There’s a lot of traffic.
  • I have to go out soon. Can you just send me a text message with the address instead?
  • OK, I’ll do that as soon as I get home.
  • Thanks a lot. Drive carefully.
  • OK, I’ll see you tonight.
  • Bye. 

 

Lesson 58: BAD CELLPHONE RECEPTION

  • Hello?
  • Hi Sharon, it’s George again. What time do you think you’ll get to the party tonight?
  • Sorry, what did you say?
  • Hello, can you hear me? I said what time do you think you’ll be getting to the party?
  • Sorry, I can’t hear you.
  • Can you hear me now?
  • No, not very clearly. It’s really noisy here.
  • It might be my cell phone, I don’t think I have very good reception.
  • Oh, that’s OK.
  • Can I call you right back?

 

Lesson 59: GOING TO THE GYM

  • Ed, what should we do today?
  • I have been studying all week. I’d like to exercise.
  • Me too. Let’s go to the gym.
  • Good idea. What are we going to do there?
  • We can lift weights or play basketball.
  • I like to play basketball. Are you good at it?
  • Not really, but I like to play. I use to play a lot when I was in school, but now there’s no time.
  • I know what you mean. I used to play soccer a lot. Do you think we can play soccer there?
  • No, there’s not enough room. I think it’s better if we play outside.
  • OK, maybe we can go play soccer later this afternoon.
  • It’s too cold outside today. Let’s wait until the weather gets a little warmer.
  • OK.

Lesson 60: CAR ACCIDENT

  • Anthony, are you OK?
  • I’m OK now, but I got into a car accident this morning.
  • Were you hurt?
  • No, but my neck is still a little sore.
  • What happened?
  • I wasn’t paying attention and I hit a car that stopped in front of me.
  • Were the people in the other car all right?
  • Yes, they’re fine. I wasn’t going very fast.
  • Were you wearing a seatbelt?
  • Yes.
  • Did the police come?
  • Yeah, I called them on my cell phone right after it happened.
  • Do you want me to drive you home?
  • No, I need to go get my car fixed this afternoon.

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