Everyday English Conversations (Boston English Centre).

Everyday English Conversations (Boston English Centre).

How are you? I’m good, how are you?
Good. Do you speak English?
A little. Are you American?
Where are you from?
I’m from California.
Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you too.
Excuse me, are you American?
Do you speak English?
A little, but not very well.
How long have you been here?
2 months.
What do you do for work?
I’m a student. How about you?
I’m a student too.

What’s your name?

Excuse me, what’s your name?
My name is Jessica, what’s yours?
You speak English very well.
Thank you.
Do you know what time it is?
Sure, it’s 5:10PM
What did you say?
I said, it’s 5:10PM
You’re welcome.

Asking directions.

Hi Michael.
Hi Amy. What’s up?
I’m looking for the airport. Can you tell me how to get there?
No, sorry. I don’t know.
I think I can take the subway to the airport.Do you know where the subway is?
Sure, it’s over there.
Where? I don’t see it.
Across the street.
Oh, I see it now. Thanks.
No problem.
Do you know if there is a restroom around here?
Yes, there’s one here. It’s in the store.
Thank you.
Bye bye.

I’m hungry.

Hi Sarah, how are you?
Fine, how are you doing?
What do you want to do?
I’m hungry. I’d like to eat something.
Where do you want to go?
I’d like to go to an Italian restaurant.
What kind of Italian food do you like?
I like spaghetti. Do you like spaghetti?
No, I don’t. But I like pizza.

Do you want something to drink?

David, would you like something to eat?
No, I’m full.
Do you want something to drink?
Yes, I’d like some coffee.
Sorry, I don’t have any coffee.
That’s OK. I’ll have a glass of water.
A small glass, or a big one?
Small please.
Here you are.
You’re welcome.

That’s too late.

Mary, would you like to get something to eat with me?
OK. When?
At 10 O’clock.
10 in the morning?
No, at night.
Sorry, that’s too late. I usually go to bed around 10:00PM.
OK, how about 1:30PM?
No, that’s too early. I’ll still be at work then.
How about 5:00PM?
That’s fine.
OK, see you then.
Alright. Bye.

Choosing a time to meet.

Jennifer, would you like to have dinner with me?
Yes. That would be nice. When do you want to go?
Is today OK?
Sorry, I can’t go today.
How about tomorrow night?
OK. What time?
Is 9:00PM alright?
I think that’s too late.
Is 6:00PM OK?
Yes, that’s good. Where would you like to go?
The Italian restaurant on 5th street.
Oh, I don’t like that Restaurant. I don’t want to go there.
How about the Korean restaurant next to it?
OK, I like that place.

When do you want to go?

Hi Mark.
What are you planning to do today?
I’m not sure yet.
Would you like to have lunch with me?
Yes. When?
Is 11:30AM OK?
Sorry, I didn’t hear you. Can you say that again please?
I said, 11:30 AM.
Oh, I’m busy then. Can we meet a little later?
OK, how about 12:30PM?
OK, where?
How about Bill’s Seafood Restaurant?
Oh, where is that?
It’s on 7th street.
OK, I’ll meet you there.

Ordering food.

Hello, sir. Welcome to the French Garden Restaurant. How many?
Right this way. Please have a seat. Your waitress will be with you in a moment.
Hello, sir. Would you like to order now?
Yes please.
What would you like to drink?
What do you have?
We have bottled water, juice, and Coke.
I’ll have a bottle of water please.
What would you like to eat?
I’ll have a tuna fish sandwich and a bowl of vegetable soup.

Now or later?

Chris, where are you going?
I’m going to the store.
Really? I need to go to the store too.
Would you like to come with me?
Yeah, let’s go together.
Would you like to go now or later?
Now would be better.
OK, let’s go.
Should we walk?
No, it’s too far, let’s drive.

Do you have enough money?

Laura, what are you going to do today?
I’m going shopping.
What time are you leaving?
I’m going to leave around 4 O’clock.
Will you buy a ham sandwich for me at the store?
Do you have enough money?
I’m not sure.
How much do you have?
25 dollars. Do you think that’s enough?
That’s not very much.
I think it’s OK. I also have two credit cards.
Let me give you another ten dollars.
Thanks. See you later.

How have you been?

Hello Richard.
Hi Karen.
How have you been?
Not too good.
I’m sick.
Sorry to hear that.
It’s OK. It’s not serious.
That’s good. How’s your wife?
She’s good.
Is she in America now?
No, she is not here yet.
Where is she?
She’s in Canada with our kids.
I see. I have to go now. Please tell your wife I said hi.
OK, I’ll talk to you later.
I hope you feel better.

Introducing a friend.

Robert, this is my friend, Mrs. Smith.
Hi, nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you too.
Mrs. Smith, what do you do for work?
I’m a doctor.
Oh. Where do you work?
New York University hospital in New York City. What do you do?
I’m a teacher.
What do you teach?
I teach English.
At a high school in New Jersey.
That’s nice. How old are you?
I’m 32.

Buying a shirt.

Excuse me.
Hello sir, may I help you?
Yes. Can I see that T-shirt on the top shelf please?
Sure. Here it is.
How much does it cost?
50 dollars.
50 dollars? That’s too much!
How about this one? It’s on sale for only 35 dollars.
I don’t like that one.
How about the one next to the black gloves? It’s very similar to the one you like.
That’s nice. How much is it?
30 dollars.
That’ll be fine.
Is this color OK, or would you like a different color?
That blue one’s fine.
Do you need any more of these shirts?
How many do you want?
I’ll take two more, a red one and a white one.

Asking about location

Excuse me, I’m looking for the Holiday Inn. Do you know where it is?
Sure. It’s down this street on the left.
Is it far from here?
No, it’s not far.
How far is it?
About a mile and a half.
How long does it take to get there?
5 minutes or so.
Is it close to the subway station?
Yes, it’s very close. The subway station is next to the hotel. You can walk there.
Thanks a lot.

Do you know the address?

Excuse me, do you know how to get to the mall?
Sure, I used to work there. Go straight for about a mile, then turn left at the light. The mall will be on your right.
Do you know the address?
Yes, the address is 541 Main street.
Can you write it down for me please?
No problem.
Is it faster if I take Highland avenue? Будет быстрее, если я поеду по Хайленд-авеню?
No, that way is longer. There are more stop lights on that street. Нет, так дольше. На этой улице больше светофоров.
I think you’re right, thank you.

Vacation to Canada.

What’s today’s date?
It’s July 5th.
When are going on vacation?
I’m leaving on Sunday. We’re going to Canada.
Really? The day after tomorrow? That’s very soon.
Yeah I know.
How long are you going to stay there?
About two weeks.
When are you coming back?
I’m coming back on 17th.
Alright. Have a nice trip.

Who is that woman?

Joseph, who is that woman?
That’s Susan.
What does she do for work?
She’s a lawyer.
Is she American?
No, but she speaks English fluently.
She’s really tall. Do you know her?
Yes, I know her. We’re friends.
Who’s that man standing next to her?
Which man?
That short guy on her right. What’s his name?
Oh, that’s Matt.
He’s really good looking.
Do you know him?
I don’t know him, but I think my sister does.
Is he married?
Yes, he’s married.
I remember now, I met him before.

Common questions.

Brian, do you know how to speak English?
Where did you learn?
I learned in college?
You speak really well.
Thank you.
How long have you been in the U.S.?
3 weeks.
Is your wife with you?
Yes, she just got here yesterday.
Have you been to California before?
No. I’ve never been there.
Have you ever been to Las Vegas?
Yes. I went there once on a business trip.

The supermarket is closed.

Jeff, I’m going to the supermarket. Do you want to come with me?
I think the supermarket is closed now.
Oh, when does it close?
It closes at 7:00 on Sundays.
That’s too bad.
Don’t worry, we can go tomorrow morning. It opens at 8:00.
Alright. What do you want to do now?
Let’s take a walk for a half an hour. My sister will get/be here at about 8:30PM and then we can all go out to dinner.
Where does she live?
She lives in San Francisco.
How long has she lived there?
I think she has lived there for about 10 years.
That’s a long time. Where did she live before that?
San Diego.

Do you have any children?

Charles, do you have any children?
How many children do you have?
I have two kids. A boy and a girl.
What are their names?
Jack and Stephanie.
How old are they?
Stephanie is 18 and Jack is 24.
Are they in school?
Stephanie is. She goes to college in Washington and Jack works in Florida.
What does Stephanie study?
She studies English.
Is she here now?
No, she’s at school.

Help with pronunciation.

William, do you like studying English?
I like studying English, and I can read well, but speaking can be difficult.
It’s not that bad. If you talk to your American friends every day, you’ll learn quickly.
Can I ask you a question?
Sure, what do you want to know?
I have my book from class here. How do you say this word?
Sorry, I don’t understand. What does that mean?
A laptop is a type of computer that you can carry with you. Do you understand?
Yes, I think so. Can you say it again?
Laptop. Did I pronounce that correctly?
Yes, that’s right. That’s very good.
Thanks, and this word? How do you pronounce this?
That word is pronounced kitchen.
Thanks so much. You’re a good teacher.

I lost my wallet.

Hey, how’s it going?
Not good. I lost my wallet.
Oh, that’s too bad. Was it stolen?
No, I thin it came out of my pocket when I was in the taxi.
Is there anything I can do?
Can I borrow some money?
Sure, how much do you need?
About 50 dollars?
That’s no problem.
Thank. I’ll pay you back on Friday.
That’ll be fine. Here you are.
What are you going to do now?
I’m going to buy some books and then I’m going to the gas station.
If you wait a minute I can go with you.
OK. I’ll wait for you.

Phone call at work.

Hi, is James there please?
Yes. Who’s calling?
One moment please.
Hi James, it’s Linda.
Hi Linda.
What are you doing now?
I’m working.
Are you busy?
Yes. It’s been really busy here all day.
What time do you get off of work?
I’ll call you back after 8:30PM
OK. Talk to you later.
Bye bye.

Family trip.

David, what have you been up to lately? Дэвид, чем ты занимался в последнее время?
I went on a trip with my family last week. Я отправился в путешествие со своей семьей на прошлой неделе.
Really? Where did you go? В самом деле? Куда вы ездили?
We went to Europe. Мы ездили в Европу.
What cities did you go to? В какие города вы ездили?
London, Paris and a few other smaller cities. Лондон, Париж и несколько других небольших городов.
Did you go to Berlin? Вы ездили в Берлин?
No, we didn’t go there. I’d like to go there next time. Нет, мы туда не ездили. Я хотел бы поехать туда в следующий раз.
I think the summer is a good time to visit Berlin. It’s a beautiful place and the people there are very nice. Я думаю, что лето — хорошее время для посещения Берлина. Это прекрасное место, и люди там очень хорошие.
That’s what I’ve heard. Это то, что я слышал.
I went there last year. If you want I can give you some information about the city. Я был там в прошлом году. Если вы хотите, я могу дать вам некоторую информацию о городе.
Thanks. Благодарю.

I went shopping.

Sarah, what did you do today? Сара, что ты делала сегодня?
I went shopping. Я ходила по магазинам.
Did you buy anything? Что-нибудь купила?
Yes, I bought a few things. Да, я купила несколько вещей.
What did you buy? Что ты купила?
I bought this coat, do you like it? Я купила куртку, тебе нравится?
Yes, I like it a lot. It’s very pretty. Where did you buy it? Да, она мне очень нравится. Очень красивая. Где ты её купила?
At the mall on 5th street. В торговом центре на 5-й улице.
Was it expensive? Дорого обошлась?
No, it wasn’t expensive. It was on sale for 20 dollars. Нет, недорого. Она была на распродаже за 20 долларов.
That’s cheap. Ну, это дёшево.
I know. It was a really good deal. Я знаю. Это была действительно хорошая сделка.
I don’t think you’ll need to wear it for a while. It’s been really hot lately. Я не думаю, что вам нужно будет носить это какое-то время. В последнее время было очень жарко.

What kind of music do you like?

Paul, what kind of music do you like to listen to? Пол, какую музыку ты любишь слушать?
All kinds, but mostly pop, rock and classical. Why? Все виды, но в основном поп, рок и классика. Зачем ты спрашиваешь?
I have two tickets to a show. Do you want to go with me? У меня есть два билета на шоу. Ты хочешь пойти со мной?
What kind of music is it? Что это за музыка?
Pop. It’s Mariah Carey. Поп. Это Мэрайя Кэри.
When is it? Когда это?
At 8PM tomorrow night. Завтра вечером в 8 вечера.
Yeah, I’d like to go. Do you think we should have dinner first? Да, я бы хотел пойти. Думаешь, стоит сначала поужинать?
Yes, that’s a good idea. Да, что это хорошая идея.
Let’s eat at the restaurant across the street from my apartment. Давайте есть в ресторане через дорогу от моей квартиры.
Oh, I think I know the place you mean. We ate there last month, right? О, я думаю, я знаю место, которое вы имеете в виду. Мы ели в прошлом месяце, верно?
Yeah, that’s right, you have a good memory. Да, верно, у тебя хорошая память.

Going to the library.

Lisa, would you like to go to the library with me? Лиза, ты не хочешь пойти со мной в библиотеку?
OK. Do you think we can go buy a newspaper first? ХОРОШО. Как вы думаете, мы можем сначала купить газету?
Sure, first we’ll go buy a newspaper and then we’ll go to the library. Конечно, сначала мы пойдем купить газету, а затем мы пойдем в библиотеку.
Are we going to walk or drive? Собираемся ли мы пешком или на машине?
The weather is really nice today, let’s walk. Погода сегодня действительно хорошая, давай пройдемся.

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