Category: Speaking

Small Talk | Sample Conversation

We often engage in conversations with strangers we meet at places like railway stations and bus stops. Here are some sample dialogues using the conversational structures you learned in the previous lessons. Conversation 1...

Talking about family relationships

Here are some useful phrases for discussing family and relationships. Parents and grandparents ‘Where do your parents live?’ ‘My parents live in Kerala.’ ‘Are your parents still alive?’ ‘Yes, my parents are still alive.’...

It depends | English phrases

Read the piece of conversation given below. First speaker: What do you do? Second speaker: I am a salesman. First speaker: Where do you work? Second speaker: I work at a marketing company in...

Expressing wishes in English

The phrase I wish I had… is the most common structure used to talk about our wishes. Here are some common wishes people have. I wish I had more money. I wish I had...

It’s up to you

It’s up to you simply means you are the one who has to make a decision. Ravi: Should I buy this blue shirt? What do you think? Priya: It’s up to you. You may...

Giving orders and instructions in English

There are several ways to give orders and instructions in English. Here are some of them. Use the imperative form We use the imperative form to give orders, warnings and advice: Be quiet! Take...