School (Диалог, 7 класс)

A: Hi! May I ask you a few questions about your school?

B: Hi! Of course, I am ready to answer.

A: What subjects do you have in your timetable??

B: We have English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, PE and some others. There are 11 of them.

A: Which days of the week are your schooldays? How many lessons do you have every day?

B: We have five schooldays. Usually there are 5 or 6 lessons a day.

A: What can you say about your classmates?

B: They are mostly nice and friendly people.

A: And what about your teachers?

B: Some of them are strict, but most of them are easy-going.

A: Do you take part in any school activities?

B: Yes, I do. I always take part in school competitions.

A: Can you tell me anything about your hobbies?

B: I do not collect any objects, but I like to take photos.

A: How do you get to schoool?

B: I do not live far from my school, so I always go on foot. It takes me 15 minutes.

A: Do you have any problems at school?

B: I can’t say that I have them. Maybe sometimes we have too much homework.

The UK (Dialogue) — 7 класс

— Hi, Nikita!

— Hi, Dima!

— Do you know the full name of the UK?

— Of course. It is ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.

— What does Great Britain consist of?

— It includes England, Wales, Scotland.

— Do you remember their capitals?

— Sure. London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

— They all have their national symbols, don’t they?

— Quite right. There are four of them: red rose, thistle, daffodil and clover.

— What else can you tell me about the UK?

— Well, English is the main official language but people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own languages and dialects, which aren’t easy to understand.

— Do you know that there are more than 5.000 islands in the UK?

— Yes, the geographical position influences the climate greatly: it’s cool and changeable.

— Bye.

— Bye.

An excuse to be late (a dialogue)

— Good morning, Mr Davids. I’m sorry I’m late. May I come in?

— I would be surprised if you came on time. You are late for every class. You are ignoring the school rules and the rules of politeness, young man!

— Oh, I’m so sorry! You see I have wrong time on my smartphone. It’s one hour slow. The time has been changed automatically. I don’t know why…

— Show it to me. Oh, this time you seem to be telling the truth. You always find excuses.

— So, may I come in? I promise to be always on time from now on.

— Ok. Take your place. I had the same thing on my phone a couple of days ago. That’s why I have a wrist-watch.

— I’ll ask the parents to buy me one too. Thanks. Mr. Davids!

— Take your seat!

Dialogues in English — Why are you frowning?

Why are you frowning? Are you frowning at me?

No, no way! I’ve bought a pile of  books in Chemistry, but they don’t cover even one third of the necessary material!

Nonsense, you are a just a genius for detail! Have a better look. By the way, where did you buy them?

In a bookshop, but two of them are second-hand, not so expensive.

Oh, then you really have a problem. When are you taking the finals? 

In a week. I have to clench my fists and concentrate on work.

Now, just listen to this, will you? – I’ve got an idea, ask Laura – she seems to like you and will lend you all the necessary textbooks. I think she won’t refuse.

Do you really think so? There’s nothing for it but to ask Laura on your advice

Good luck then!

Dialogues in English — Agatha Christies’s story

— What do you make of Caroline?

— I like this character of Agatha Christie, and her motto ‘go and find out’. She’s presented as a humorous personage, but she herself doesn’t possess a sense of humour.

— Really, sarcasm is wasted on her, she takes everything seriously and answers accordingly. Sometimes she reacts even resentfully.

— She has all the makings of a born detective, but her methods leave much to be desired.

— Really. She got to know about the death of Mrs. Ferrars and the reason from a milkman, and the milkman got to know it from the cook, and the cook got to know it probably from someone else.

— Yes, something like Chinese Whispers! And Dr. Sheppard, her brother, got used to it.

— Once she said that she didn’t mean to eavesdrop when she saw Ralph speaking to a young girl with such an air that Sheppard couldn’t help mocking at her.

— Yes, but when she’s carried away by her thoughts and suggestions he doesn’t pay any attention to any offensive remarks.

— She can easily take any joke for granted and then without thinking it over, break it as sensational news.

— Everyone understands that, especially Poirot, and on the whole she gets on very well with anyone in Kings Abbott.

— To tell the truth I find her a little bit childish. She really believes it’s important to find out the colour of Ralph’s boots.

— To recapitulate, Agatha Christie makes the whole story more humorous, vivid and lively by means of using such characters.

Dialogues in English — Brighton

— What’s up?

— Oh! Never mind! I have to prepare some topic about the city of Brighton.

— How lucky you are! I went to Turkey in August and there I met Laura and Dan, they are from Brighton. They told me about this famous English resort.

— How far is it from London?

-Only sixty kilometers from London. Brighton’s nickname in the XIX century was “ London-by-the- sea”

— Queen Victoria was rather too serious to enjoy Brighton, but an earlier king, George the Fourth, built an extremely wonderful palace with various rooms inside.

— It has many seaside entertainments. This mixture gives Brighton its special character, appreciated all over the world.

— Over the sea is the old pier, a place of fun and traditional seaside entertainment since 1901.

— Along beside the beach goes the oldest electric train in Britain.

— But few people know that it was first used in 1883- long before the days of the bikini and the all-over suntan.

— Who made Brighton fashionable?

— King George the Fourth made it fashionable 200 years ago. 

— The Royal Pavilion- that’s the palace he built here. It was a fantasy palace, not for business, for pleasure.

— It is made in oriental style, has domes in the shape of an onion. Inside, the rooms are richly decorated in Chinese style.

— He came here to enjoy himself and to escape from the formal life of the court in London.

—  Inside it is the most beautiful: silver dragons statues, chandeliers that are of great value.

— Luxurious meals were served here.

— By the way, can I buy anything delicious in the street?

— Yes you can. There are rocks, a kind of sweet, very hard and tastes of peppermint sugar. And also you can buy ordinary snacks or fast food.

— I know there are many antique shops where you can buy souvenirs. You can also drink some beer in a pub or spend time in the cafes.

— The scenery is magnificent here. Near Brighton the famous chalk cliffs known as the Seven Sisters are situated.

-Very good that visitors have the opportunity to enjoy them twice: when you come to Brighton and when you leave it.

Dialogues in English — Travelling by Air

— Hello, John. Haven’t seen you long.

— No wonder. In August I travelled over Europe.

— Did you travel by bus or by train?

— Nothing like that. I prefer travelling by bus only within the extents of one country. And travelling by air is much more convenient.

— I see. I’m fond of flying too, as looking down, you gain a magnificent view of charming landscapes. You see cities, towns, villages, rivers and lakes each following the other in a quick succession.

— Besides, it’s really pleasant to travel with comfort, no dusty carriages, no fidgeting, no changings, plus extreme speed. Besides you can adjust your seat, lean back and relax.

— Right, all the jet-propelled aircrafts fly nowadays at the speed not less than 700 km per hour. But the problem is that some people get air-sick while flying. 

— Besides, a ticket for a plane is very expensive, but on the other hand, you are provided with an excellent meal and you save in hotel charges, so, when you are travelling a long distance it really saves your money.

— You’re quite right. I remember my flight from Moscow to Vladivostok, you leave behind a huge city at night and when you’re already airborne you see the sunrise. Besides, at the altitude of 9000 meters you perceive the Urals quite differently; you can see their outlines at a great distance smothered in fog.

— Yes, it seems that you belong to a bigger, wider, freer world than the one you’ve left.

— But year by year it gets more dangerous to travel by air.

— Unfortunately, that’s right, but all the same people travelling on business have to save time, so that there’s no other way out.

— By the way what companies did you choose?

— Aeroflot and Lüfthansa in Europe.

Dialogues in English — Travelling by Train

We’re at the railway station at last. Look here, Mike, have you already taken the tickets from the booking-office?

No. Let’s do it immediately. The train is due out, precisely at 12.10.

When did you manage to buy a railway timetable? That’ll help us to make a changing at Gloucester.

Shall we hire a porter, George?

No, I think we can cope with it ourselves. But we are to have the luggage registered.

Ye, it’ll never do to climb up into a carriage with two huge trunks.

You know what? We have two lower berths, I’ll finally have a good rest.

I did not sleep a wink last night either. We are lucky to have two lower ones. Читать далее Dialogues in English — Travelling by Train

The Painted Veil (Dialogue)

To tell the truth  I liked The Painted Vail by Maugham very much but I am not quite sure that I understood it well. Let’s discuss it and try to find out answers to all the interesting questions.

Not a bad idea. It’s important to understand all the personages in order to get a full picture. What can you say about Kitty? In my opinion she’s rather a contradictory person.

Well, Kitty is the major character in the book  and all the events go through her feelings and emotions. The author tries to describe the events from Kitty’s point of view.

I agree with you. I want to touch upon Kitty’s personality. She is an ordinary woman, not enough educated, takes everything for granted, doesn’t understand other people’s feelings, thinks only about her happiness. It’s not very important for her to be loved. Her husband bacteriologist from her point of view is a complete bore.

Yes. She is a shallow person. We see that she got nothing at the end and maybe it’s a revenge for her attitude towards everything. But I think that she is a dynamic character. She saw a lot. She went with her husband to the infected town, tried to help him, met different people there, worked at the convent, saw hundreds dying. Her husband’s death  was a great sorrow for her.

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Tone Groups 3-4 Dialogue

I’ve just seen the new musical.

What is it called?

Underneath the Arches.

What did you think of it?

The cast was perfect. Nelly Borne played the part of Judy.

That’s not very convincing.

Well can you think of a better argument?

I can’t think what to ask.

Don’t ask anything at all. It was wonderful.

Do you really think it’s worth seeing? So I’ll go and see it tomorrow.

Yes, do.

And how much was the ticket?

38 pounds. And I don’t regret that I paid that sum.

Much too expensive.

 

Don’t go there in the end, if it really is!

Tone Group 5 Dialogue

May I borrow your pen?

+Do. Do you want a black one or a blue one?

Which one shall I choose?

It’s up to you. You must make up your own mind.

I can’t draw a line.

Well borrow a ruler.

Whose?

Dasha’s.

Well give up the idea. I borrowed her ruler two weeks ago and I lost it somewhere.

You must pay for it.

How?

Think of something, you helpless man.

Maybe I should buy her another ruler or a bar of chocolate instead.

 

Clever, aren’t you?

Tone group 10 Dialogue

What’s happened to Jack?

It’s always the same. He’s hardly ever on time.

I’m afraid he’s failed his exam.

I’m not at all surprised. He did absolutely no work for it.

That’s the second time he’s failed.

Poor old Jack. He’ll never make it.

Is that Jack?

Yes, that’s the fellow.

It seems to me it’s not Jack! You’ve taken him for somebody else!

What’s the time? I don’t want to keep waiting any more!

I suppose it’s about twelve.

Oh, but he’s taking his exam at half past twelve, he phoned me in the morning.

But why didn’t you tell me? I could have come later!

 

So sorry!

English Grammar Dialogues — the Subjunctive Mood 1

—     Hello, Mike! Haven’t seen you for ages. You look rather tired.

—     No surprise. I’ve just returned from a holiday cruise.

—     That’s great! I wish I spent a couple of days somewhere on the sea. I’ve been working without a break already for two weeks.

—     And I wish I had never done it. A storm was raging all the time, and if I had not gone there, I would feel much better now.

—     Oh, I see. But for my work, I would have been far away from here in Turkey, two days ago. I had nearly bought a ticket for the plane, but at the last moment I had to give up the idea.

—     That’s rather disappointing. And where else would you go if you had enough time? Читать далее English Grammar Dialogues — the Subjunctive Mood 1

Dialogues in English — Sea Cruise

Hello, Mike. I hear you’ve just returned from a holiday cruise.

Right. I spent over a week on board the ‘Odessa’, a very beautiful sea-going liner.

OK. It seems to me I know her (the ship-she). Isn’t it a beautiful ship with three decks? I saw it when I was in Novorossiysk last time.

Oh, this ship often calls at the port of Novorossiysk. It was there that I went on its board.

Was it a rough or a smooth voyage? I know that a heavy storm was raging for two days on the Black Sea. I mean last week.

It took me a few days to get accustomed to the rolling motion of the ship. But all the same I can’t say that I’m a poor sailor.

Well you see, the displacement of the ‘Odessa’ is large. Once I happened to be on board a small ship and the motion and rocking of it was awful.  And you can easily go by the board when the sea is rough enough.

Yes, I always try to hold on tightly to the rail even if it’s windy. But I prefer to weather a storm in the cabin.

By the way, how many passengers does the “Odessa” accommodate? Читать далее Dialogues in English — Sea Cruise

Dialogues in English — Schooling

Hello, Mike. My friend with his family is going to Britain for permanent living. I know that you know a lot about the National educational System of the UK. Could you please answer my several questions?

Certainly. First of all I should tell you that there are two main types of schools in Britain. These are state and private schools, the latter are fee-paying. For example the fees at Eton, Harrow and Winchester are usually not less than several thousand pounds per year.

And what about state schools? I hear that pupils in Britain are to receive full-time education from the age of 5 up to 16. And who runs these state schools?

Well. Schools in the state system can be county schools, owned as well as funded by the local education authorities, or voluntary schools, belonging to the Church. It’s difficult to choose a school, because public schools are accused of being snobbish and elitist. And on the other hand it’s known, that the academic excellence and results of state schools aren’t very high. Читать далее Dialogues in English — Schooling

Dialogues in English — Dr. Sheppard and Poirot

— Dr. Sheppard, do you have any suggestions concerning Parker?

-I should think he’s a very suspicious person. He may have something up his sleeve, really.

-Well, he may or he may not. I arranged a meeting with him at Fernly. Parker is to be there at 12.

-So, we needn’t hurry, as it’s only 10 now. I have a patient coming at 10.30, so I should be in my study at that time.

-Will you join me later on, Dr. Sheppard? I would like you to be present there.

-Sure. Where shall I wait for you?

-I’ll be at my place. Today we’ll have to make Parker speak on the point, I’m sure. If he’s not to blame, let it be so.

-I should have known him better. He has always seemed to be a model butler.

-Quite right. And if he has something to conceal, I must persuade him to make a clean breast of things.

-Mr. Poirot, you are the only hope of all in King’s Abbot. You ought to find out the murderer, no matter who he can possibly be.

-Don’t worry. The murderer shall be found and punished. Method, order and the little grey cells will put everything in its place.

 

— I must be off in a minute. See you at the front porch.

Dialogues in English — Treatment

 

A dialogue. Exercise 14 page 75-76 Arakin.

(Situation 3.)

Good morning, son! Nice day, isn’t it? It’s 7.50, it’s just the time to get up, isn’t it?

Good morning father! You see, my throat isn’t all right, it hurts me to swallow.

Now let me examine your throat then. Now, open your mouth, stick out the tongue. You seem to be quite healthy. Let me take your temperature.

Isn’t it high? I even feel sick.

There’s nothing to worry about, sonny! It’s 36.6 oC.

Oh, this terrible splitting headache! It’s awful. I can’t bear it! Do you any medicine for it?

Here’s aspirin, it’ll soothe your pain. Take this pill. It won’t do you harm. Anything else?

Yes, Dad. My back aches, I feel giddy, isn’t it ‘flu?

I’m not much of a doctor you know, but if you had ‘flu, you would have a temperature. Now, let me see… what did you do yesterday in the evening?

Oh, I… I… I don’t remember.

But I do. You were playing computer games till 9 o’clock, weren’t you?

No, that’s yes…

So go to school and don’t play me up.

Dialogues in English — Mike is cutting classes

-Good afternoon, Mr. Johnson!

-Come in. Sorry, who are you?

-I’m Mr. Sandman, Mike’s father.

-Take a seat, please. I was waiting for you yesterday in the morning. Do you know your son cuts classes?

-Really? We are trying to make him a bit more responsible. But it’s very difficult to do that.

-Besides, he has no respect for teachers and behaves very rudely in the class. So some teachers can’t cope with his behavior in class.

-But my wife and me have been trying to bring him up for many years. But our methods don’t work. Should we punish him? Читать далее Dialogues in English — Mike is cutting classes

Dialogues in English — A Hotel Scene

Look here, Mary. Yesterday I received a call from a VIP, who reserved for a suite-room with us. You know all the conveniences, all possible things and so on. And they can also have some unpredictable whims. The “bigwig” arrives today at noon.

The room should be repaired in the shortest possible time. The popularity of our hotel depends on such things. Even if it’s a trifle, a small thing that is out of order, we can have real problems with our rates. Moreover this person is going to stay at us for a week.

We didn’t still speak about the way of paying. When she comes, we’ll settle everything.

There’s a barber’s and a hairdresser’s, a foreign currency bank, a post office, a dry cleaner’s a shoe-repair shop and a laundry. All of them are on the ground floor.

In the way of entertainment we have billiards, bowling, sauna and many other things.

 

Don’t worry; your room is quite all right. Let me show you all these things we have here, for you to get acquainted with the hotel.

Dialogues in English — Hiking

— Hello, John. How are you?

— Hello, Mike! Fine, and you?

— Good. Look here. Mike, what do you feel about hiking?

— Well, you see, I have just a slight idea about it. I’m not much of a hiker, but I’ve been always interested in taking part in one of them.

— Perfect. That’s what I’m driving at. My family is going on a hike this Saturday. Will you join us?

— I’ll do it with pleasure, but I’m not experienced, it’ll be my first time I go on a hike.

— That’s not a problem. I’ll give you some information, so that you could understand how wonderful it is.

— Oh, I’m all ears.

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Dialogues in English — Oxford University

— Hello, John!

— Hi, Mike.

— Have you ever heard of Oxford University?

— Yes, of course. Only that’s a pity I can’t go there.

— Why? You have all the chances. My sister graduated from it in June.

-Wonderful. What did she tell you about it?

-Oh! Quite a lot of things. Oxford University is a unique British institution. She told me about extraordinary customs and rituals there.

— I know that Oxford is very big.

— You are quite right. Its campus includes libraries, lecture rooms, museums, the botanic gardens. They are all parts of the university but they are not exactly its “centre”. The university consists of different colleges.

— I read in a book that the “university” is a more elusive concept. Читать далее Dialogues in English — Oxford University

English Grammar Dialogues — Modal Verbs

 

— Hello old chap! Have you heard anything from Mike?

— He wanted to go to Germany in early June.

— He can’t have gone there! We have exams till the end of June! He can’t have failed to take his exams!

— Certainly. He might have warned us. Still we’re friends. Have  you got his number? Let’s phone him.

— Could you dial his number? I don’t have my cell with me now.

— Sure.

— “The subscriber isn’t available, please call later…”  Where can he possibly be?

— I don’t know. His absence can cause me some troubles. The thing is: he took my two best textbooks in philosophy, and then went away.

— How could he have done that? You can take mine. I have my exam in philosophy on the 20th of June, what about you?

— Cool. I take it on the 23rd. Could you drop in on me somewhere on Thursday?

— Don’t worry. You can rely on me. Читать далее English Grammar Dialogues — Modal Verbs

English Grammar Dialogues — the Subjunctive Mood

Oh, here you are, John. The situation is getting worse day by day. It looks as if a real rebellion were going to start.

Really, if it were not for the help of Royal forces, such a rebellion would have taken place a couple of days ago. If only we had not introduced paper money so quickly…

I wish I were not a Regent. It’s such a burden! What would we do if they should find out that the Bank has printed more banknotes than necessary, and it can cause great inflation.

I fear lest we should be accused. I suggest that we should try to come back to the coin-based system again. Besides, it’s time the government turned to the national reserve supplies!

Be it so! May success attend us! The most shocking news comes from Provence. If they had been more careful with those ships, coming from Syria, there would have been no plague at all. Confound those Arabs!

Were I in you place, I would prohibit all the trading relations with those countries for some time. The plague is likely to spread over the whole country. Читать далее English Grammar Dialogues — the Subjunctive Mood

Dialogues in English — Going on an Outing

-Let’s go on an outing, shall we?

-That’s a good idea. What day shall we choose?

-I think Sunday will be best.

-Right. And what’s the right time for you? Let’s decide on it at once.

-Do you think you can be free at 12?

-Oh, Sasha, I’m sorry, but I have studies on that day at 12. Just a little bit later.

-Not at all. Will 2 o’clock suit you?

-I think so. That’s better. Don’t forget you fishing rod.

-We’ll do some fishing! Great! I think it’ll be too hot that day. Shall I take a tent?

-Yes, please. Now, perhaps, I’ll go. See you then!

-Wait a bit! Well, you said Sunday?

-Yeah!?

-My sister is marrying on Sunday!

-Oh, congratulations! So let’s put it off, OK?

 

-OK!

Dialogues in English: Flights

-1   Hello, Mike. I’ll have to make a business trip.

-2   And what’s your destination point? Is it a long way from Moscow?

-3   The longest possible. It’s Vladivostok. And I’m in between. I don’t know what transport to choose.

-4   It’s either train or plane. I think plane will be better. You take off at 5 a.m. and the landing is at 3 p.m. It’s not a direct, but a connecting flight.

-5   So you mean there’s a landing at some other point? Novosibirsk, for example.

-6   Right. And a train crawls at a snail’s pace.

-7   But going on train is much safer. There are so many cases nowadays, that plane’s engines are out of commission, or pilots get in trouble because of non-flying weather.

-8   But all the same weather forecasts usually warn pilots of troubles. Then the flight is delayed. But I agree with you all the same. Last time we hit an air-pocket, and the rocking of the plane lasted for five minutes or so. Strong air currents, cross wind can really frighten you sometimes.

-9   And what’s your personal experience in the way of finance? Is it more or less expensive than going by train?

-10 Look here, John, it’s rather a long distance from Moscow to Vladivostok. Travelling by train is several times cheaper when you cover a short distance: from France to Germany for example.

-11 Besides, I think I can get air sick while flying.

-12 Oh, never mind, there are a lot of pills for it nowadays. Besides you’ll get train-sick for sure over a week in a stuffy carriage.

-13 I didn’t think of it really. Besides all possible conveniences will be at my disposal on board a plane. But the problem is that I don’t know all the rules of behaviour at the airport.

-14 Don’t worry; you’ll get all necessary information at the information office.

-15 Ok. Is it a difficult procedure to board a plane? I’ve never tried flying. I know that one is to go through security check and customs after buying a ticket. How many kilos of hand luggage are allowed in the second class?

-16 20 or so I think. The rest should be registered. And don’t forget to get acquainted with the list of do’s and don’ts.

-17 All right. You’ve been most helpful.

-18 Have a safe flight.

 

Dialogues in English: Gerund

Walter, I insist on your being extremely careful while working with the ill people. You know cholera spreading instantaneously among the population. Over the last week more than 800  people fell dead.

I’ve been looking forward to my carrying out scientific experiments. I am sure of the results doing people good, they are sure to be valuable for medicine. It’s my purpose, as I’m a scholar after all.

I’m constantly thinking of your wife, Kitty, having come here. It’s extremely dangerous for a woman to stay in May-tan-fu. I insist on her living with the nuns at the convent, as it’s much safer.

I also object to Kitty’s walking out. I rely on you and Colonel keeping an eye on her and protecting her from possible dangers when I’m away.

I’m really afraid of her neglecting the rules of safety. But don’t worry, Dr. Fane, we’ll do our  best. I have already informed Colonel Yu of your coming here.

By the way, Mr. Waddington, we expect you paying us a visit. Читать далее Dialogues in English: Gerund

Dialogue — Meeting

Hi, I am Steve; I come from the USA, and you?

I am Mary and I am from Scotland. Where do you live in the USA?

I live in Washington, DC

And I live in Edinburgh

Do you have a big family?

Oh yes, I live with my parents, my sister and my brother.

What is your brother’s name?

His name is Sam

And your sister’s name?

My sister’s name is Kate

How old are they?

Kate is 14 years old and Sam is 19

And how old are you?

I am also 19

Have you got any relatives abroad?

Actually not many, one of my uncles lives in Australia

Oh, really? It is a wonderful country

You are right

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Dialogue — Medicine and Treatment

Hello, Dan! Why were you absent from classes for the whole week?

Oh, hi, Mike! Glad to see you. I caught a cold.

Did you have a temperature?

Yes, Idid. The doctor was called for. And when he came, he took my temperature.

So what was it?

It was 38, 2 C.

Oh, it was rather high. I think you had better stay in bed for a longer period of time. Maybe it was flu.

Yes, you are right. My mother consulted the doctor and he said it was a light epidemic of flu.

Did the doctor prescribe the medicine for you. Читать далее Dialogue — Medicine and Treatment

At the Airport plus Customs — Dialogue

Hello. Could I have a ticket for Flight 567?

Certainly. What class do you want?

Business class, please. Besides, I have overweight luggage. Where can have it registered?

The porter will take it to have it labeled. You can pay for it right over the corner.

What channel do I use? I have something to declare.

It’s red Channel 3. The loudspeaker will call your flight at the proper time.

As I know, the flight time is 15.40.

Ok, here’s your ticket. The total sum is 500 euro.

Thanks.

Well, I have to declare some things, these are two pieces of jewelry and a collection of oriental knives, they are packed and wrapped up.

Would you show them to me please? All right, it’s all allowed. But we’ll have to charge you 150 euro on these things.

Ok. Shall I open my bag? Читать далее At the Airport plus Customs — Dialogue

Dialogue «At a Hotel»

Hi, Mike! I know you were in London in summer. Where did you stay there?

Oh, that’s rather an interesting story. I stayed at one of those old hotels, just like those described in Agatha Christie’s stories.

Aah, I do remember Bertram’s Hotel, the Savoy, you mean these ones?

Well, you are quite right, but of course not so expensive. But all the same, they say everything looked there absolutely the same at the beginning of the 20th century.

It’s really just like stepping back a hundred years, or even more! But of course, the restoration of such a hotel is very expensive, to make the place look Edwardian, or even older.

I noticed, that people, coming mostly from Europe, stay ay such old-fashioned hotels, and Americans prefer modern décor, and food and all the things that make them feel at home.

Certainly, when you say old-fashioned, you mean the style, right?

Naturally, of course, the visitors of the hotel have all modern conveniences at their disposal: central heating, electric razors showers and so on. Besides, they can choose between a modern and an old fashioned variant of breakfast, I mean the traditional English breakfast.

Ok, it’s really wonderful, that one can still find such a quiet place nearby London, and enjoy “Merry Old England” to the full extent. I also stayed at such a hotel in France a couple of years ago. Just when you enter the lounge, I found myself in the days of Louis the 14th or something like that.

It must have been extremely expensive! Читать далее Dialogue «At a Hotel»

Dialogue on Assimilation

-Sasha, will you read these phonetic exercises to the class?

-Oh, yes, what shall I begin with?

-Start reading exercise 4 on page 4.

-Wealth, all three, smell the rose, all this, small then…

-Ok, your reading is absolutely correct. And now  let’s pass over to Exercise 7.

-Ok, think, pink, finger, English, tinkle…

-Again your reading is quite right. And what was the kind of assimilation in the exercises you have just read?

-It was assimilation, affecting the place of obstruction and the active organ of speech.

-What shall we read next?

-Exercise 11, please.

-Ridden, gladden, burden, mitten…

-Stop, stop, stop. Let’s read it again. Repeat after me. Ridden, gladden, burden, mitten…

-Ridden, gladden, burden, mitten…

-Now it’s all right; what other kinds of assimilation do you know?

-Assimilation affecting the work of the vocal cords and assimilation the position of the lips.

-And will you kindly give an example of your own related to the assimilation affecting the position of the lips?

-Let me think for a moment. All right: “clasp, fraction”.

 

-I think you are wrong.

Диалоги по английскому: A Football Match Dialogue

-What splendid seats. We’re able to see everything from here.

! Yes, Jan has certainly looked after us well. We should take him out to dinner after the match.

-That’s a good idea!

! And we must shout for his team. I hope Jan is in form today.

-I hope he is. I hear they choose players for tomorrow international match. If Jan plays well today he will be chosen.

! I hear the selection Committee is present at this match. Jan is to play his best as they are watching him.

— It must be exciting to play an international match.

! Here are the teams coming out. Jan is leading the London team. He must be the captain.

-He is. Читать далее Диалоги по английскому: A Football Match Dialogue