Improve your ability to speak English
To Buy a Bus Ticket
Raymond: Excuse me…
Teller: Yes. Can I help you?
Raymond: Yes, I'd like some information about buses please.
Teller: Where to?
Raymond: … to Toronto.
Raymond: This Saturday.
Teller: Morning or afternoon?
Raymond: In the afternoon. About three o'clock.
Teller: There's one at 3:20.
Raymond: Thank you that sounds perfect; I'll take it!
On the Phone
Miss Wallace: Good morning, Scott and Smith Law Office. May I help you?
Nick: Yes. May I speak to David Waller, please?
Miss Wallace: I'm sorry, he isn't here yet. May I take a message?
Nick: Yes. Could you ask him to call Marjorie Vale?
Miss Wallace: How do you spell your last name?
Miss Wallace: What's your phone number? Or does Mr. Waller have it?
Nick: Uh, no, he doesn't. It's 680-5290.
Miss Wallace: I'm sorry, could you repeat that?
Miss Wallace: I'll give him the message.
Nick: Thank you.
Miss Wallace: You're welcome.
Doctor: Mrs, Martin? I'm Dr. Thomas.
Mrs. Martin: Oh, doctor, how is he?
Doctor: Well, I'm afraid we'll have to operate.
Mrs. Martin: Oh, no! He's always been afraid of operations.
Doctor: Don't worry. If we operate now, he'll be all right.
Mrs. Martin: Oh, doctor, do you really have to?
Doctor: I'm afraid so. He's lost a lot of blood. If we don't operate, he'll die!
Mrs. Martin: Oh, please just do whatever you have to.
A Car Loan
Lynn: I want to go to the bank this afternoon.
Andy: I'll drive you there.
Lynn: Thanks. I'm going to apply for a loan.
Andy: Why do you need a loan?
Lynn: I have to buy a new car.
Andy: What's wrong with your car?
Lynn: It won't start, and it's ten years old.
Andy: How much will a new car cost?
Lynn: About fifteen thousand dollars.
Andy: Wow! That's a lot of money.
Lynn: I know. That's why I need a loan.
Brenda: What kind of work do you do?
Ralph: I'm a cashier at a supermarket.
Brenda: Do you like your job?
Ralph: No, It's not very interesting.
Brenda: And you don't make much money.
Ralph: That's right. I make very little.
Brenda: I think you should look for another job.
Ralph: I am, but it's not easy to find one.
Brenda: Keep looking! You'll get one.
Ralph: Thanks. I hope you're right.