Basic English Conversation: 100 Daily Topics | Topic: 71 – 80

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Basic English Conversation: 100 Daily Topics | Topic: 71 – 80

Lesson 71: TAKING A TAXI

  • Hello Miss, do you need a taxi?
  • Yes.
  • Do you have any luggage?
  • Just these two suitcases.
  • OK, I’ll put them in the back for you. Where are you going?
  • The Comfort Inn.
  • I think there are two in Boston. Which one are you going to?
  • The one downtown.
  • Is this your first time in Boston?
  • No. I’ve been here many times. I come here for work all the time. Do you know how long it’ll take?
  • It shouldn’t take long. Probably about 15 minutes.
  • Wow, it looks like the traffic is really bad.
  • Yeah, there might be an accident up ahead.
  • OK, then stop at the next intersection. I’m gonna get out there and take the subway.


Lesson 72: WE’RE NOT LOST

  • Are you hungry?
  • No, why?
  • We’ve been driving for a long time. I think we’d better find some place to eat soon.
  • No, I’m OK. We’re late so we’d better not stop.
  • We’ve passed that same store three times already. I think we’re lost. We should ask someone for directions.
  • We’re not lost.
  • I’ve never gone this way before. Do you know where you’re going?
  • Yes, this road goes through town. It’s faster than the highway.
  • Would you mind driving a little slower, please?
  • Sure, no problem.
  • Did you see that sign back there? I think this is a one-way street.
  • No, I didn’t see it. I’m going to have to turn around.
  • You can’t turn around here. I think you should let me drive.
  • I think you’re right. I’m getting tired. 



  • Adam, can you do me a favor?
  • Sure.
  • I can’t find my purse. Can you help me?
  • No problem, I’ll help you look for it.
  • Thanks.
  • What color is it?
  • It’s black.
  • Did you look in the kitchen?
  • Yes, I already looked there.
  • I’ll look in the living room.
  • Did you find it?
  • No. It’s not in there. When was the last time you saw it?
  • I had it when I went to the library this morning.
  • Do you think you might have left it there?
  • Maybe. I’ll call the library and ask them if anyone found it.
  • Wait! Is this it?
  • Yes, That’s it. That’s my purse. Thanks for helping me find it.



  • Excuse me, sir, will you take a picture of us?
  • Sure. This is a really nice camera.
  • Thanks, my parents gave it to me.
  • How do you use it?
  • You press this button here.
  • Come a little closer. Wait, that’s too close. Move a little to the left. Move back a little farther. OK, stay right there.
  • Do you mean here?
  • Yes, that’s good. Oh, I can’t get it to work.
  • You need to hold down the button for about 3 seconds.
  • OK, I got it, are you ready?
  • Yes.
  • Smile.



  • Hi Tracy. What’s going on?
  • Hi Thomas. I’m waiting in line to buy a DVD player.
  • The line is too long. Why don’t you come back tomorrow?
  • I think you’re right. They’re going to close soon.
  • Let’s go get some coffee.
  • Wait a minute, I have to get something out of my purse. Will you hold this for me?
  • Sure. Oops.
  • What happened?
  • I dropped your calculator. Is it broken?
  • I’m not sure. Let me have a look. No, I don’t think it’s broken. The button came off though. I can fix it.
  • Sorry about that.
  • Don’t worry about it. I do that all the time. If it is broken, I have another one in my car.



  • Hey, how did you get here?
  • I rode my bike.
  • Are you serious? Why did you do that? I could have picked you up.
  • That’s OK, I didn’t want to bother you. I know you don’t like to wake up early.
  • That’s so nice of you. Aren’t you cold?
  • No, not really. I wore a coat.
  • What’s in the bag?
  • It’s a special type of apple.
  • Oh. Can I try one? It’s very sweet.
  • I put sugar on it. These apples are really good. They were only 30 cents each.
  • Aren’t those more expensive than the ones at the supermarket?
  • Yeah, they’re more expensive, but they taste better.
  • Did you buy any other fruit?
  • Well, besides the apples, I bought oranges and bananas.



  • Hello?
  • Hi. Are you still up?
  • Yes.
  • You sound tired, is everything OK?
  • Yeah, everything’s fine. I’m just getting ready to go to bed. It’s been a really long day.
  • Do you have time to get some coffee with me later? I’ve something I want to talk to you about.
  • No, sorry. Not today. I have to get up early tomorrow.
  • Oh, What are you going to do tomorrow?
  • My mother-in-law is coming over so I have to get up early and clean the house.
  • I see.
  • Are you free tomorrow?
  • Yes, in the afternoon. I have to finish something I’m working on, but I’ll be free after 3:30.
  • Do you want to get together after you finish work?
  • Do you think you’ll have time?
  • Yeah, my mother-in-law will be leaving here around 2 PM.



  • Hey, I just talked to Jim.
  • What did he say?
  • He said he had to cancel the meeting this afternoon.
  • Oh, I see.
  • Is there a problem?
  • No, It’s not a big deal. He and I were supposed to talk to some new customers today.
  • Sorry to hear that.
  • It’s OK. This has been happening quite a bit recently.
  • That’s strange. I wonder why?
  • His wife has been sick, so sometimes he has to go home early to take care of her.
  • I see. How’s work been going?
  • Things are slow right now. Would you mind if I borrow your phone, mine’s out of batteries and I have to call my boss to tell him about this.
  • OK, let me go get it. It’s in the car.



  • Hello?
  • Hi John, sorry for calling so late, I hope I didn’t wake you up.
  • Actually, I was just finishing some work. I haven’t gone to bed yet.
  • Did you hear Bill got fired yesterday?
  • No. I didn’t hear that. Are you sure?
  • Yeah, Sarah told me this afternoon. She was pretty upset about it.
  • That’s too bad. Bill’s a nice guy.
  • Yeah, I know.
  • Why did they fire him?
  • She didn’t say.
  • I see. Well, if you talk to Sara again, tell her there’s a job opening at my company. Bill can have an interview this week if he wants.
  • Oh, thank you so much. I’ll call her and tell her.


  • Hi Jim.
  • You look upset, what’s wrong?
  • It’s nothing. I’m just a little nervous.
  • Is everything all right?
  • Well, I’m having surgery tomorrow on my finger.
  • What’s wrong with your finger?
  • I broke it the other day playing basketball.
  • Oh, that’s terrible.
  • Yeah, it’s been bothering me since that day.
  • Are you afraid of having surgery?
  • Yes. I’ve never had surgery before.
  • I wouldn’t worry. I had to have surgery on my leg last year. Everything went fine.
  • Were you nervous before the surgery?
  • A little. Who’s your doctor?
  • Dr. Allen.
  • Oh, I’ve heard he’s really good. I don’t think you have anything to worry about.
  • Good. That makes me feel much better.

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