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Everyday English Conversation

During a conversation, we usually use some expressions to keep the conversation going on and not so boring. Do you know what these expressions are? Listen to the conversation below and find the expressions that make the story more interesting.

PeterHello, Lucy. You look very smart.
LucyOh, hello, Peter. Thank you. Well, I’m a P.A.(*) now, you know.
PeterOh, yes. Are you enjoying your new job?
LucyYes, it’s fine, thanks.
PeterI’m glad to hear that.
LucyWell, Olive Green’s still my boss, but she’s Director for Europe now and she travels a lot. So it’s OK.
PeterThat’s good. Are you on your way to The Coffee Shop?
LucyNo, I’m going to buy some shoes. What about you?
PeterI’m goding to meet Zelda for dinner.
Lucy Zelda?
PeterShe’s my ex-wife and she’s in London at the moment. She wants to talk about her plans for the future.
LucyThat sounds interesting.
PeterYes, she’s getting married again.
LucyOh, really?
PeterYes, she wants to talk about our old house in the States. She still lives there, but she wants to sell it now.
LucyOh, I see. And what about you, Peter? What are your plans?
PeterWell, I’d like to get married, too, but you know all about that.
LucyYes, Is Sarah still away?
PeterI think so.

(*) P.A. = Personal Assistant

 

Language Note:

Now you will learn some everyday expressions to make the conversation more interesting.

I’m glad to hear that.
(I am happy and pleased with the news and you want )

That’s good.
(use this expression when you want to compliment on something.)

That sounds interesting.
(use it when you want someone to talk more about the topic, what is more interesting.)

Oh, really?
(when you’re surprised by what someone says)

Oh, I see.
(use this when you hear something new to you and you’ve understood it.)

I think so.
(I agree or I think what has been said is true.)

 

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Exercise

Are the statement True or False?

[rapid_quiz question=”Lucy doesn’t like her new job?” answer=”False” options=”True|False” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”Olive Green is away a lot.” answer=”True” options=”True|False” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”Lucy is going to work.” answer=”False” options=”True|False” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”Peter is going to have lunch with his ex-wife.” answer=”False” options=”True|False” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”Zelda lives in France.” answer=”False” options=”True|False” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”Lucy is going to get married again.” answer=”False” options=”True|False” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”Peter wants to get married.” answer=”True” options=”True|False” notes=””]

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