Basic English Conversation: 100 Daily Topics | Topic: 61 -70

Lesson 61: DOCTOR’S VISIT

  • Hello Mrs. Wilson.
  • Hi Doctor.
  • How are you feeling?
  • I don’t feel good.
  • What’s bothering you?
  • I have a stomachache and a headache.
  • Where does it hurt?
  • Here.
  • Do you have a fever?
  • No, I don’t think so.
  • Let me look at your throat. Open your mouth. Your throat’s red. Does it hurt?
  • Yes. It’s sore.
  • When did it start to feel this way?
  • Last week.
  • I think you have a virus. It might be the flu. I’m going to give you a prescription for some medicine.
  • Thank you.
  • Try to get some rest, and be sure to drink lots of water and orange juice. 

 

Lesson 62: MAKING A HOTEL RESERVATION

  • Hello, Marriott Hotel, how may I help you?
  • Hi. I’d like to make a reservation.
  • Just a moment. OK, for what date?
  • July 25th.
  • How many nights will you be staying?
  • 2 nights. What’s the room rate?
  • 75 dollars a night plus tax. Would you like me to reserve a room for you?
  • Yes, please.
  • Your name?
  • Nancy Anderson.
  • Miss Anderson, how will you be paying?
  • Visa.
  • Card number, please.
  • 4198 2289 3388 228.
  • Expiration date?
  • Jan 9, 2012
  • OK, You’re all set. We’ll see you on the 25th. 

 

Lesson 63: I CHANGED MY MIND

  • Kevin, what would you like to do?
  • I don’t know. Maybe watch TV.
  • That’s a good idea. We’re going shopping later so I think you should rest for a while.
  • I don’t think I want to go anymore.
  • What do you mean? I thought you said we were going shopping.
  • I know, but I changed my mind. I’m too tired.
  • Well, I still have a lot of stuff to buy. When do you think we’ll go?
  • Maybe tonight.
  • OK, would you mind if I use your phone?
  • Sorry, I don’t have a signal.
  • Are you kidding? I usually have really good reception here.
  • My phone is very old and it doesn’t work very well.
  • What if I take it outside?
  • Yes, that’s fine. It works well outside. 

 

Lesson 64: DO YOU WANT TO PLAY A GAME?

  • Andrew, would you like to play a game?
  • OK, what kind of game?
  • Let’s play cards. Do you know how to play Blackjack?
  • Yes, that’s an easy game. I don’t want to play that right now.
  • OK, Do you remember how to play poker?
  • I think so, but you’re going to have to explain the rules to me again.
  • Look at this piece of paper. It has all the rules on it.
  • OK, yes. I remember now. I think the last time we played this game, you won and I lost.
  • Yes, that was fun.
  • OK, let’s play, but this time I don’t want to bet money.
  • OK, we won’t bet. We’ll just play for fun. 

 

Lesson 65: BIRTHDAY PRESENT

  • Angela, come in.
  • Happy Birthday!
  • Thanks. I can’t believe you remembered that.
  • Well, I have a calendar on my computer. It helps me remember things like that. What are you up to?
  • I’m reading a book my cousin gave me for my birthday.
  • Let me see. Oh, I have this book at home. I want to give you a present too.
  • Wow, it’s a guitar. I already have one, but I like this one better. Thank you.
  • You’re welcome. Do you know how to play the guitar?
  • Yeah, I know how to play. My father taught me when I was young.
  • Will you play it now? I want to listen to some music.
  • Do you know this one?
  • Yeah, I’ve heard that one. I could sing that song when I was in middle school.
  • It’s an old one. It makes me feel old. When I was in college they use to play it on the radio all the time. 

 

Lesson 66: CHECKING INTO A HOTEL

  • Good evening.
  • Hi. Do you have any vacancies tonight?
  • Yes. The rate is 55 dollars.
  • Do the rooms have internet access?
  • We have wireless. If you have a computer you can use the wireless network for an additional 5 dollars.
  • OK, I’d like a room, please.
  • Would you like a smoking or a non-smoking room?
  • Non-smoking.
  • How will you be paying?
  • Visa. Here you are.
  • How many people?
  • Two.
  • Would you like a king-size bed or two double beds?
  • King size, please.
  • You’re in room 237. It’s on the second floor. Here’s your key. Sign here, please.
  • What time is checkout?
  • 11:30AM 

 

Lesson 67: SENDING A PACKAGE

  • Hello, how may I help you?
  • I’d like to send this package to California.
  • Would you like to send it overnight or by regular mail?
  • How much is it to send it overnight?
  • 20 dollars
  • And by regular mail?
  • 12 dollars.
  • I’d like it to get there tomorrow.
  • Please fill out this form. When you’re finished, come back to this window.
  • OK, I think I’m done, is this correct?
  • Yes, that’s right.
  • I’d also like to mail this letter.
  • Do you need to buy stamps?
  • Yes.
  • A book of stamps costs 3 dollars. So that’ll be 23 dollars for everything.
  • Oh, I forgot my wallet in the car. I’ll be right back. 

 

Lesson 68: I HAVE ALLERGIES

  • Patrick, why didn’t you call me last night? I was worried about you.
  • Sorry, I was sick. I went to bed early.
  • What’s wrong?
  • I had a cough and my eyes were really dry.
  • Are you better now?
  • Yes, I’m feeling a lot better. Much better than yesterday.
  • Do you have allergies?
  • Yes. The last time I went to the doctor, he did some tests and told me I have allergies. It gets worse in the spring.
  • What time did you wake up this morning?
  • Around 9:30 AM.
  • Are you going to work today?
  • No. I think I’ll just stay home and watch TV. I can work from home today.
  • Good. Get some rest and I’ll bring over some food later.
  • Thanks.

 

Lesson 69: JOSH WORKS AT A SOFTWARE COMPANY

  • Hi Rachel!
  • Hi Josh! It’s been a long time. Where are you working now?
  • I work at a software company downtown. I’m an engineer.
  • That’s interesting. What kind of software do you write?
  • It’s a database for small businesses.
  • Does your company have a website?
  • Yes.
  • What’s the website address?
  • http://www.sun.com
  • How can I get the software?
  • You can download it from the website. It’s very popular and it’s free.
  • OK, I’ll do that. I have to go now. It was really nice seeing you again.
  • It was nice seeing you too. Email me next week and we’ll get together for coffee.
  • My computer is broken so I can’t send an email right now. Can I call you?
  • Sure, my number is 233-288-2328.

Lesson 70: LISTENING TO MUSIC

  • What are you listening to?
  • I’m listening to the radio.
  • I know that. Who are they playing?
  • Guess.
  • I think that’s the Beatles, right?
  • That’s right. How did you know that?
  • In my country, everyone knows who they are. They’re famous.
  • Really?
  • Of course. My parents saw them at a concert a long time ago.
  • Did you know that they’re from England?
  • Yes, of course.
  • What kind of music do you usually listen to?
  • I listen to everything, but my favorite is Pop.
  • I see. Who’s your favorite singer?
  • Celine Dion.
  • I like her too. She’s got a great voice.

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