10th June 2020
Some more dialogue scenes to practise using grammar, phrasal verbs, idioms and expressions
To practise question words and the past tense.
what / where /why / when / who / which / how
Dialogue: Catching up
Jane & Tina are catching up
Jane What did you do last night ? Who did you meet ?
Tina I went out with friends. We saw a movie. How about you ?
Jane I just stayed at home and did chores. Which cinema did you go to ?
Tina At Diamond Plaza. We bought popcorn which we ate before the film began.
Jane You must have been very hungry ! Was the film good ?
Tina Yeah, really exciting. The tickets were incredibly cheap too.
Jane How much were they ?
Tina Only 333 000 VND (three hundred and thirty-three thousand Dong).
Jane is intrigued and curious about the price
Jane Why so cheap ?
Tina Because my husband won a competition.
Jane Which competition ? Where was it ?
Tina An online one. Do you want to drink coffee tonight ?
Jane Of course ! When ? What time do you knock off work ?
Tina About 10 … we have been very busy, lots of work.
Jane Me too. I worked until midnight last week. I was exhausted.
Tina I saw you. You looked terrible !
Jane Thank you !
Knock off = phrasal verb to finish work
Linking words: and / as well as / also / along with
Meeting the new boss
Sid What are your plans for this afternoon ?
Viv Well, I need to buy some coffee as well as some milk. How about you ?
Sid Oh, I’ve got to have a meeting with the new director. He seems very strict.
Viv Yeah, I get the impression that he is very serious. However, he is friendly.
Sid Right, he could be an improvement. Having said that, he could be worse.
Viv He seems professional, very neat and tidy. Always a plain white shirt.
Sid Remember the old boss ? Such gaudy ties ! For me, that was unprofessional.
Viv Anyway, is there a convenience store nearby ?
Sid Naturally. Take the second left, then cross over. Can’t miss it.
Viv Brilliant ! You’re an angel.
Dialogue: Talking about Germany
Present perfect, past continuous and questions. Listen for adverbs
Mary Have you been to Germany ?
Amy No, not yet. Have you ?
Mary Yes, twice. I have (I’ve) visited Berlin and Munich.
Amy Which did you like best ?
Mary Well, Munich is very clean, elegant and stylish, but quite expensive.
Amy And Berlin, the capital ?
Mary I was working there for six months. It was really cool.
They continue after eating a big piece of pie.
Amy Sounds like you had lots of fun !
Mary Oh, yes ! The food was cheap and the people were incredibly friendly.
Amy How about the weather ? I have heard it can be cold.
Mary It was terrible ! Every day it rained cats and dogs.
Amy You must have been so glad to get back to Vietnam. (glad = happy)
Mary Yes, but I miss the German trains and buses; they were so reliable.