10 Bobby: For how many hours do you watch TV everyday? Aman: Mostly for one hour.

On holidays I may watch for even two hours or more. Bobby: Why do you watch television? Aman: I watch it for information and entertainment. Bobby: Do you watch movies too? Aman: I don’t have enough time to watch movies. I hardly watch one movie a month. Bobby: Are movies good for our society? Aman: Most of them are not. They waste our time and energy. People don’t learn anything good from them. Bobby: Do you like any advertisement? Aman: I like creative advertisements. Bobby: Which is your favourite TV channel? Aman: I like to watch sports channel ESPN. Bobby: Are you very interested in sports? Aman: Of course I am. Bobby: What do you expect from a TV programme? Aman: A TV programme should be informative and encouraging. It should help us develop our personality. Bobby: Don’t you watch any other channel? Aman: I also watch Discovery, History and

some news channels. Bobby: Do you think TV really benefits our society? Aman: TV is both beneficial and harmful. Good programmes help us to live a better life. Bad and vulgar programmes have negative effect on us. Bobby: Is TV changing our kids too? Aman: It is definitely changing. It is improving their brain power. But some programmes may have a very bad impact on their psychology. Bobby: What is your opinion about cartoon films? Aman: Most of the cartoon movies refresh our mind. Such films can convey a powerful message in very simple way. ••• Posted by WABS English 5 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 1, Conversations - Movies Reactions: Life in Delhi 9 Shiva: Since when have you been living in Delhi? Akram: I have been living here since my birth.

Shiva: Can you tell me something about Delhi? Akram: Of course (certainly). Shiva: Which type of people live here? Akram: Delhi is a cosmopolitan city. People from all the states of India have settled here. Shiva: Does your city have everything you need? Akram: Yes, it has. It also has the best educational and medical facilities in India. Shiva: Are you satisfied with public transport facility? Akram: It is satisfactory. Government is trying to improve it further with Metro train network. Shiva: Have you traveled by Metro? Akram: Many times. It is an excellent train. Shiva: Have you seen the international airport? Akram: I haven’t yet seen the airport. Shiva: Is this city clean and well-planned? Akram: Many areas are old and dirty. There are also areas which are clean and wellplanned. Shiva: In which college are you studying? Akram: I am studying in Ramjas College, University of Delhi. Shiva: Do you like the university? Akram: Yes. It is the best university in India. Shiva: What are other attractions of Delhi?

Akram: President’s House, Parliament House, Connaught Place, Chanakya Puri, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Appu Ghar, India Gate are the main attractions of the city. Shiva: Have you visited all these places? Akram: Yes, I have. Shiva: Is Delhi one of the best cities in the world? Akram: No. It is not. But it is developing very fast. Shiva: Can you show me your city some day? Akram: Definitely. We can go on coming Sunday. ••• Posted by WABS English 1 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 1 Reactions: Going Abroad 8 Reema: To which country do you want to go? Gauri: Canada. Reema: Why do you want to go to Canada? Gauri: It is a large and beautiful country. Reema: Do you think Canada provides good career opportunities for young persons? Gauri: Definitely. Moreover it is fun to live in Canada. It is a vast and almost pollution free

country. Roads are wide. You can own a large house. Reema: Do you have any friends or relatives in Canada? Gauri: My uncle lives there. He is calling me. Reema: What does your uncle do there ? Gauri: He is manager of an automobile show room. Reema: Where does he live? Gauri: He lives in Toronto City. Reema: When are you going there? Gauri: Next month. Reema: Have you got your passport made? Gauri: Yes, I got it made last year. Reema: Are you going there on a short tour? Gauri: No. I am going to settle there. My uncle has a vacancy of receptionist in his showroom. Reema: Have you cleared your IELTS exam ? Gauri: I am preparing and sit for it after ten days. Reema: Will you be able to go through it successfully? Gauri: Any student whose sentence making is good can pass this exam easily. Reema: By which airline would you like to travel? Gauri: I would like to travel by Air India. Reema: Would you marry a boy living in Canada?

Gauri: I haven’t thought it yet. Reema: You are a graduate. Would you like to study further ? Gauri: I shall do my MBA in Canada. Reema: Would you call your family members after settling down there properly? Gauri: Life will lose its charm without any family members with me. So, I shall try my best. Reema: There are lot of opportunities in India too. India has become one of the largest economies in the world ? Gauri: I think career opportunities in India are much better than most of the countries, but still I don’t like to live here. Reema: Why ? Gauri: Pollution, over-population and corruption are the problems I don’t want to face. Moreover I have been dreaming to live in Canada since my childhood. Posted by WABS English 1 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 1 Reactions: Job in a School 7 Isha: Are you a teacher?

Henna: Yeah, I am. Isha: In which school do you teach? Henna: In Winners Public School. Isha: What subject do you teach? Henna: I teach science. Isha: Which classes do you teach? Henna: Senior secondary classes. Isha: Do you like your job? Henna: Yeah, I like it very much. Isha: How long have you been working at your present job? Henna: For the last five years. Isha: Where is your school situated? Henna: It is at India Gate. Isha: Who is the principal of this school? Henna: Mrs. Radhika Khanna. Isha: How many teachers are there in your school? Henna: There are thirty teachers. Isha: At what time do you reach the school? Henna: I reach at 7.15am. Isha: When does the school break up? Henna: It breaks up at 1.30pm. Isha: Do you also give a lot of home work to your students? Henna: Our school is working differently. We don’t give home work like other schools. We teach them well at school. Isha: Why don’t you give home work?

Henna: Too much burden of studies hampers the physical and mental development of a student. It may actually crush the talent of many students. Isha: Doesn’t the policy of your school affect the annual result? Henna: No. Our school is considered one of the best schools in India. Isha: How are you able to achieve good result without home-work. Home-work helps a student to revise and learn better. Henna: If you help a student to develop personality it helps him/her to have sharper brain and better health. It improves their performance. Isha: How does the school help a student to get a good personality? Henna: Every week we arrange a personality development session. Isha: What do you teach them in this session? Henna: We teach them the art of getting more brain power and art of meditation. We advise them to do exercise or play games everyday. It is necessary for physical fitness. We also advise them to read newspapers and watch informative TV programmes. Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 1 Reactions:

Importance of English 6 tance of EnglishSumit: Are you learning English? Sarita: Yes, I am learning. Sumit: Why are you learning it? Sarita: Without it we can’t make a good career. Sumit: Where are you learning? Sarita: I am learning it at LSE. Sumit: Why have you joined this institute? Sarita: It is a good institute to learn effective English. Sumit: What do they teach? Sarita: They teach good sentencemaking, vocabulary, conversation, fluent speaking, group discussions, newspaper reading, personality development, art of interview etc. Sumit: Do they take any test before admission? Sarita: They take a simple verbal test. Sumit: What is the benefit of learning English? Sarita: It is an international language.

If we know English we can talk to others in any foreign country. Sumit: Can’t we get a good job if our English is poor? Sarita: It is very difficult to get a good job. In almost every big company interview is held in English only. Sumit: In your opinion, what are other benefits of learning English? Sarita: Students learn to make good sentences so they get better marks in all the subjects. We also get social respect. Sumit: Can’t we improve English at home? Sarita: Most of the persons learn incorrect English at home. We need guidance of a good teacher to be really effective in English writing and speaking. Two Friends Talking About Job 5 John: In which company are you working? Tom: I am working in Wipro. John: What post are you having?

Tom: I am market executive in its printer department. John: Do you like your job? Tom: I shall work till I get a better one. John: Which is the perfect job for you? Tom: In administration. I like managing than marketing. John: Do you like your boss? Tom: He is a nice man. John: Have you been given any conveyance by the company? Tom: Yes, I have a bike, given by the company. John: How long have you been working at your present job? Tom: For last six months. John: For how many hours a week do you work? Tom: I work for 48 hours in a week. John: How much salary are you drawing? Tom: I am drawing Rs.15000/- plus 5% commission on sale. John: Have you ever met Azim Premji the big boss of your company? Tom: I attended a company meeting addressed by him. I haven't been able to meet or communicate to him. John: He is the richest man of India at present. What is your opinion about him?

Tom: He is very hardworking and dedicated. John: Can you help me to get a job in your company? Is there any vacancy? Tom: Haven't you got any job yet? John: No. I am still finding. Tom: What have you done? John: You know I have completed my diploma in web designing. Tom: I have developed a good rapport with my boss. I shall talk to him about you. He may try to help you. Please call me after three days. John: We have met after several months. Let's have refreshments somewhere. Tom: Let's go to Bikanerwala then. It's near and the best place to eat in this area. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 1 Reactions: Visit to a City 4 Rishi: Where did you go last week? Mintu: I went to Chandigarh. Rishi: With whom did you go? Mintu: I went there with my parents. Rishi: How did you go there?

Mintu: We went there in our car? Rishi: Where did you stay there? Mintu: We stayed at the home of my uncle. Rishi: What does your uncle do? Mintu: He is a retired bank officer. Rishi: For how many days did you stay? Mintu: We stayed there for five days? Rishi: Did you like the city? Mintu: Yes I liked it. Rishi: Why did you like it? Mintu: It is a well-planned and beautiful city. Rishi: What did you see there? Mintu: We saw Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake etc. Rishi: What was the activity that you enjoyed most? Mintu: I enjoyed boating in Sukhna Lake. It is a big and beautiful lake. Rishi: How are the people of the city Mintu: The people are friendly and energetic. They love music and food. Most of the people belong to middle class. Most of the women are wise, beautiful and educated here. Rishi: Which language do the people speak there? Mintu: Most of the people speak Punjabi and Hindi. Educated persons speak English too. Rishi: Which type of food is eaten there? Mintu: Chapatti, rice, pulses, vegetables are

the favourites of the people. Rishi: Are the people educated? Mintu: Most of the people are educated and modern. Rishi: Would you advise your friends to visit this city? Mintu: Yes I would. It is a beautiful city. Everybody should see it. Rishi: Did you have any bad experience in the city? Mintu: Everywhere you have some bad and some good experiences. Luckily we didn’t have any bad experience there. Rishi: How are you feeling after this vacation? Mintu: I am feeling happy and relaxed. Rishi: Where would you like to go next time? Mintu: I would like to go to Ooty in South India. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 1 Reactions: Talking About Diet 3 Rubina: Are you a vegetarian or nonvegetarian?

Anju: I am a vegetarian Rubina: Why don’t you eat non-veg? Anju: I don’t like it. Rubina: Do you enjoy fruits and vegetables? Anju: I really enjoy them and eat daily. They are good for our health. Rubina: What is your favourite fruit? Anju: My favourite fruit is apple. Rubina: Which fruit you don’t like to eat? Anju: I don’t like papaya. Rubina: And which vegetable you don’t like? Anju: I don’t like to eat gourd. Rubina: At what time do you take breakfast? Anju: I take breakfast at 8am. Rubina: What do you take in breakfast? Anju: I mostly take bread and butter or fruits with milk. Rubina: Don’t you enjoy stuffed paranthas? Anju: We enjoy paranthas with curd but only on Sunday. Rubina: Don’t you take tea in the morning? Anju: I don’t like tea. My favourite drink is flavoured milk. Rubina: What about cold drinks like Pepsi, Coke etc. Anju: They are bad for health because they contain pesticides. Rubina: Don’t you go to enjoy outside food at restaurants or hotels?

Anju: Only on special occasions. Rubina: With whom do you go? Anju: With my parents or friends. Rubina: What is your favourite dish? Anju: Potato parantha with curd at home and pizza when we go outside. Rubina: What do you take in lunch and dinner? Anju: Mostly chapattis with pulse or vegetable and raita. I also eat salad or fruit with each meal. Rubina: So you try to take a balanced diet. Anju: Every body should take a balanced diet because it is necessary to keep our body healthy. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 1 Reactions: Visit to a Music Concert 2 Madhu: Where did you go on Sunday? Preeti: I attended a music concert. Madhu: Where was the music concert? Preeti: It was in Talkatora Stadium. Madhu: Where is this stadium? Preeti: It is near Dr. RML Hospital.

Madhu: Who organised this concert? Preeti: It was organised by Lions Club, Delhi Madhu: Which musicians or singers were called? Preeti: There were two singers: Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik Madhu: Who composed the music? Preeti: Annu Malik. Madhu: With whom did you go there? Preeti: I went there with my family. Madhu: How many family members went with you? Preeti: Three - my parents and my elder brother. Madhu: At what time did you reach there? Preeti: At 8pm. Madhu: What was the rate of the entry ticket? Preeti: Rs.300/- and Rs.500/Madhu: How many audiences were there? Preeti: About 1000. Madhu: Did you enjoy the show? Preeti: It was excellent. I enjoyed it very much. Madhu: Did the audiences cheer the singers? Preeti: They cheered many times. Madhu: Did you eat anything there? Preeti: Yes, we ate ice-creams. Madhu: At what time did you come back? Preeti: The show ended at 11pm and we

reached home at 11.30pm. Madhu: Did you tell your friends about this music concert? Preeti: Yes, I told many friends. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 1 Reactions: Talking to a Student 1 Tony: In which class do you study? Rinku: I study in 8th class.. Tony: What is the name of your school? Rinku: Its name is WNN Public School. Tony: How far is it from your home? Rinku: It is 7 km far. Tony: Do you like your school? Rinku: Yes, I like it very much. Tony: Why do you like your school? Rinku: I like it for good study and discipline. Tony: How do you go to school? Rinku: I go to school by bus. Tony: Does your school have a library? Rinku: Yes, it has a library. Tony: Who is the principal of your school? Rinku: Ms.Renu Singh is the principal of our school.

Tony: How many students are there in your class? Rinku: There are 30 students in my class. Tony: How many friends do you have? Rinku: I have ten friends. Tony: Will you invite all of them on your birthday? Rinku: Yes, I shall. Tony: What is your birth date? Rinku: It is 20th October. Tony: Where do you celebrate your birthday? Rinku: I celebrate it at my home. Tony: Which games do you like to play? Rinku: I like to play cricket. Tony: Do you play it daily? Rinku: No. I play it only on holidays. Tony: Who is your favourite cricket player? Rinku: Sehwag. Tony: Which TV do you have at your home? Rinku: We have Sony TV. Tony: For how many hours do you watch TV? Rinku: I watch TV for half an hour daily. Tony: Do you watch TV serials or movies? Rinku: No. I don't. It is wastage of time. Tony: What do you watch then? Rinku: I watch Discovery channel now and then. Tony: What are your parents? Rinku: My father is a businessman and my

mother is a doctor. Tony: Does your mother have her own clinic? Rinku: No. She is working in RML Hospital. Tony: What is the business of your father? Rinku: He is exporter of readymade garments.

20 Mohit: Hello John, how are you? John: I am fine. How are you Mohit? Do you remember, it is Sunny’s birthday today? Mohit: How can I forget the birthday of such a nice friend. Are you going? John: Definitely. At what time will you go? Mohit: At 7 p.m. Why don’t you come to my house. We’ll go together in my car. John: OK. I’ll come. Have you bought any present for Sunny?

Mohit: Not yet. I am unable to decide. And what have you bought? John: I’ll give him Rs.101/- cash. Mohit: We should give him a nice gift. We can also buy a combined gift for him. John: Good idea. Let’s buy a good watch for him. Or suggest other gifts. Mohit: There may be other gifts like cricket bat, a set of pens etc. John: Sunny is fond of playing cricket. Why don’t we buy a good bat and a ball. Mohit: Let’s go to market then. (At Sunny’s House) John: Hello dear Sunny! How are you feeling today? Mohit: You are looking very smart. Sunny: (angrily) I don’t want to talk to you. Have you got time to attend my birthday? Where have you been? Why are you so late? Mohit: In fact we got late in the market. John: We are extremely (very much) sorry. Haven’t you cut the cake as yet? Sunny: How can I? I was to cut the cake at 7.30pm. Now it is 8.00. I have been anxiously waiting for you. John: Now cheer up and cut the cake. We have brought a wonderful gift for you. Where are the candles and the matchbox? Let me light the candles. Call all the friends and other

guests in this room. Mohit: Where is the photographer? Haven’t you arranged a camera? Sunny: Are you seeing a camera there? Mohit: Yeah . Sunny: Then pick it up and become a photographer. Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 2 Reactions: Opening a bank Account 19 Harish: Good morning, sir! Account: Good morning! What can I do for you? Harish: I want to open an account in your bank. Account: Which type of account do you want to open ? Harish: I want to open a saving bank account. Account: Please fill this form and get this introduced by a person who has an account in this bank. Harish: How much money is needed to open the account? Account: You can open an SB A/c with minimum amount of Rs.1000/- only.

Harish: Will you also issue me a cheque book. Account: You will get a cheque book, and you will have to maintain a minimum balance of Rs.1000/Harish: Thank you. When shall I come to open an account? Account: Come any time between 10am to 1pm. Harish: Thanks for this information. Account: It’s my pleasure. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 2 Reactions: Buying a Mobile 18 Visitor: Excuse me. Salesgirl: Welcome, sir! Visitor: Could you show me a good mobile phone? Salesgirl: Between which range sir? Visitor: Any good camera phone. Salesgirl: Please come to this side. Here are a few latest models of Nokia, LG and Samsung. Visitor: What is the price of this Nokia model. Salesgirl: It is latest model from Nokia. Its price is Rs.23,000/-

Visitor: It is really very costly. Salesgirl: But it has great features. Visiter: How much is the resolution of its camera? Salesgirl: It's 1.3 mega pixel. Printing result will be excellent. And it has a video recording of one hour. Now you can shoot any function at your home and enjoy that movie on your computer. Visitor: It is really a fine mobile. If I pay you in cash how much will you charge? Salesgirl: I shall give you this phone in 22,000. Visitor: I won't give you more than 20,000. Salesgirl: Sorry sir! Not even a 100 rupees less. I have told you a very reasonable price. Visitor: Will you give receipt and warranty card? Salesgirl: Definitely sir! Visitor: How much is this Samsung camera mobile? Salesgirl: Rs.12000/- only. It has a rotating camera. It has no video recording. Visitor: I shall go for Nokia 6630. I shall definitely buy it tomorrow. Salesgirl: Most welcome. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 2 Reactions:

Talking to Sachin Tendulkar 17 Rishi: Hello! Am I talking to Sachin? Sachin: Of course. Who is there? Rishi: I am Rishi from Delhi. I have been trying to talk to you for many days. I am happy you are attending my call. Sachin: Whenever I have time I do talk to my fans. Rishi, in which class do you study? Rishi: In 12th class. You are a great cricketer. I love your batting. Sachin: Thanks for your appreciation Rishi. Rishi: You always seem full of confidence. Sachin: I always pray to God and He keeps me free from pressure. Rishi: Although you are a great cricketer yet you too have seen many bad phases in your career. Sachin: Every player passes through a bad period. I am also not in a good form always. It is part of the game. Rishi: Can you guide me about the secret of your success? Sachin: I have worked very hard in life. A person must be very dedicated and willing to sacrifice many things to attain success. Rishi: I want to meet you. Will you give me

time? Sachin: Next month I may be in Delhi for 15 days. You can call me next month. I shall definitely meet you. Rishi: Thanking you very much. Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 2 Reactions: Calling a Doctor 16 Ravi Khanna: Hello! Is it Vandana Clinic? Receptionist: Yes. Ravi Khanna: Can I talk to Dr. M.K. Sethi? Dr. Sethi: Hello! Ravi Khanna: Good Morning Dr. Sethi! I am Khanna from house no. D-7. My grandfather is seriously ill. He needs immediate treatment. Can you come here to attend him please? Dr. Sethi: Sorry, I am unable to leave my clinic at this time. You will have to bring the patient to my clinic. Ravi Khanna: The condition of the patient is very serious. He can’t be moved to your clinic. Dr. Sethi: But how can I abandon other serious patients at my clinic? Everybody can’t be treated at the same time. Call an ambulance and get the patient admitted in hospital.

Ravi Khanna: Hospital is very far. You are near, so only you can save him. I request you again to please come. Dr. Sethi: OK. I am coming. Immediately send someone to pick me up. Ravi Khanna: Thanking you very much doctor. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 2 Reactions: Breakfast Table 15 Mother: Chintu! Where are you? You are getting late for school. Take your breakfast. Chintu: What is there in the breakfast, Mom? I won't eat apple. I'll just take bread with butter. Father: My child, apple is good for health. Chintu: But I don't like. Mother: Take bread and butter. I am giving you just a small piece of apple. It will improve your brain-power. Chintu: O.K. I'll take a small piece. Ritika: Papa, sandwitch is very tasty. Would you have one more? Father: Thanks my daughter. Now hurry up, you may get late for school. It is 7.20 now. ..... Ranjana! Have you packed their

lunch? Mother: Yes, I have. What would you take, tea or coffee? Father: Half cup tea. Ritika! How is your study going on? Ritika: I have some problem in understanding one poem. Would you help? Father: Why not, remind me at night. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 2 Reactions: Ordering Pizza 14 Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut. How can I help you? Customer: I would like to order two pizzas please. Pizza Hut: OK. I am transferring your call to home delivery department. Wait for a moment pelase. Home DD: Welcome sir! What would you like to order? Customer: Two standard size veg. pizzas. Home DD: Anything else sir! Customer: Nothing else. Home DD: Can I have your name and address please?

Customer: Oh sure. My name is………… and the address is……………….. Home DD: And phone no.? Customer: It is 98………… Home DD: Can you tell me about any landmark that can help our boy to locate your house easily? Customer: My house is near the community centre….. How long will you take to deliver? Home DD: About 20 minutes sir. Customer: How much have I to pay to your delivery boy? Home DD: Only Rs.130/- sir. Customer: Thanks. Home DD: Welcome. Bye for now. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 2 Reactions: Shopping Programme 13 Raman: Hello Tony! What are you doing? Tony: Nothing special. How have you remembered me today? Raman: Are you free in the evening? Tony: Yes. Have you to go somewhere? Raman: Let's go for shopping. I have to buy

dresses. Tony: From where will you buy? Raman: From Rajouri Garden. Tony: Things are costlier there, still you run to that market again and again. You can get more variety at cheaper rates in Karol Bagh. Raman: I have to spend money, then what's your problem? Tony: As you wish. When shall we go? Raman: Reach my home at 5 in the evening. My car is out of order. We shall go on your bike. Tony: What about burger and Coke? Raman: We shall go to Bikanerwala. You can take there whatever you want. Tony: OK, I shall come at 5. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 2 Reactions: Asking For Money 12 Rajani: Is it 25834243? I am Rajani speaking. Can I talk to Dimple? Mani: I am Dimple’s brother Mani. Hold on please. I am just calling Dimple. Rajani: Thank you.

Dimple: Hello, who is speaking? Rajani: Hello Dimple, I am Rajani. How are you? Dimple: I am excellent. And how are you? Rajani: Fine. Today I am ringing to ask for a small favour. Dimple: It’s my pleasure. What can I do for you? Rajani: I urgently need some money. Dimple: How much money do you need? Rajani: Actually I am buying a car. And I am short of Rs.20,000/- only. Dimple: All right. How can I say no to you? Can you wait till tomorrow? I shall have to withdraw money from the bank tomorrow. Rajani: Thanking you very much Dimple. At what time shall I come to you to collet this money? Dimple: Any time after 10.30 a.m. Rajani: O.K. I shall reach your home at 11 a.m. Dimple: And, will you be able to return my money after 3 months? I may need it then at the occasion on my brother’s marriage. Please don’t mind. Rajani: Don’t worry Dimple, I shall return it just after a month. I am thankful to you. See you tomorrow, bye! •••

Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 2 Reactions: Calling a Friend 11 Vimal: Hello, Rocky! What's the problem with you? You have not been coming to college for three days? Rocky: In fact, I got viral fever. Vimal: At least you should have called. Rocky: I called once but you were not at home. Your brother attended the phone. Vimal: Probably he forgot to tell. How are you now? Rocky: Now I am better. I may attend the college after 2 days. Vimal: From where are you taking treatment? Rocky: From Dr. M.C. Midha, our family doctor. Vimal: Is he an MBBS doctor? Rocky: Yes, he is. Vimal: I am coming to meet you in the evening today. I miss you a lot at college. Rocky : I am also feeling sad without friends. •••

23 Ruchi: Excuse me! Could you suggest me a good computer? Salesgirl: Please have a seat. Would you tell me the configuration? Ruchi: I exactly don't know what the configuration should be. It must have enough power to help me operate Internet easily and do my graphic works comfortably. Salesgirl: You can go for 2GB MHz with 15'' colour monitor. Would you like to get a computer assembled? Ruchi: No, I want HCL. I think it is the best one. Salesgirl: Certainly. It is HCL's latest model. Ruchi: It's beautiful computer. What's its price? Salesgirl: Rs.34,000/- only. Ruchi: Is there any discount? Salesgirl: There is no discount. Prices are fixed. But under the company's scheme you will get one HP printer free with this computer. Ruchi: How much warranty is there on computer? Salesgirl: It has one year onsite warranty. But this is a good computer. It won't give any problem.

Ruchi: Please get it packed and help me to keep it in my car. Salesgirl: Sure ma'am.... This is your bill ma'am. Ruchi: Here is amount of the bill. Please count it. Salesgirl: Thanks. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 3 Reactions: Buying Shoes 22 Shopkeeper: Welcome, sir! Have a seat please. Would you take a cold drink? Sunny: No, thanks. Do you have Liberty shoes? Shopkeeper: Certainly, sir! What size do you wear? Sunny: Size 9 and black colour. Please show me the latest designs only. Shopkeeper: Don’t worry sir. We have beautiful and the latest designs and maximum variety. Try this shoe. Sunny: It is bit tight. Shopkeeper: Sorry sir, I brought size 8 by mistake..... Please try this one.

Sunny: Yes, it fits well. And it is comfortable too. But its design is not much good. Shopkeeper: Here are other designs. Sunny: I have liked this pair. What is its price? Shopkeeper: Rs.1500/- only. Sunny: Oh! It’s too much. Who will come to your shop if you loot the customers? Please tell me the minimum price. Shopkeeper: It’s an excellent and durable pair. And how beautiful it looks. The price is reasonable. You know we never overcharge. Still we are giving you 5% discount as you are our old customer. Sunny: I won’t give you more than 1200/-. Give it or I am going. I am in a hurry. Shopkeeper: We don’t want to annoy you as you are our old customer. Now we are giving up our profit. Please give only Rs.1300/Sunny: I’ll give you Rs.1250/- only, not even a single rupee more.....say yes or no..... Shopkeeper: OK., be happy sir. It is our first sale today. Take it. Sunny: Please don’t pack it, I am going to wear it just now..... Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversation Practice : Part 3 Reactions: A Guest At Home

21 A GUEST AT HOME Rita: Good evening uncle! How are you? I am so happy to see you today. Uncle: I am fine my daughter. And how do you do? Rita: Quite well. Please come in uncle. Uncle: Where are your parents? Rita: Papa is out of station, and Mummy has just gone to market. Uncle: Where has your father gone? Rita: He has gone to Jaipur on business. Uncle: But he had asked me to meet him today as he wanted to talk over some matter. Rita: Actually he had to go suddenly in the morning today because there was an urgent business call from Jaipur. And he had rung you up at your home at 8 a.m but no one picked up the phone. He had told me that you would come and he instructed me to inform you about his sudden departure. He will come back in the evening tomorrow and he will contact you then. Uncle: When will your mother return from the market? Rita: Probably she’ll be back after half an hour. Would you have water uncle? Uncle: Oh yes.......... Are you doing B.A. Rita?

Rita: Yes, I am studying in B.A. 2nd year. Uncle: In which college? Rita: In Kalindi college. And uncle, what is your daughter Madhuri doing? Uncle: You know she completed her graduation last year. These days she is doing a computer course. She remembers you a lot. Rita: I will ring her up. I must prepare tea now. Uncle: My child, there is no need for tea. I am leaving. Ask your papa to telephone me as soon as he comes back from Jaipur. Good night my child! Rita: Good night uncle!

BOBBY:

Why are you sad Ronnie?

RONNIE: I lost one more chance. I think I can’t succeed in getting a good job. I shall not go for any interview again. BOBBY: RONNIE: What happened?

I again didn’t perform well in interview.

BOBBY: You are intelligent still you always lose due to your poor personality. An attractive personality always helps us to climb the ladder of career. RONNIE: Please guide me what to do. I am frustrated. BOBBY: Join a good institute where you can get some good training in personality development. You need to develop fluency in speaking, good dress sense, and selfconfidence. RONNIE: What personality has to do with my job skills which I am already having? Why can’t the companies see my ability of doing a work well? BOBBY: Instead of blaming the companies or interview board learn the way to face them. And as far as I can understand you need a better personality to solve your problem. World is full with failed skilful people. But a man with powerful personality never fails in life. RONNIE: I think I must take your suggestion

seriously and spare some time to develop my personality. Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Conversations - Interviews Reactions: Interview for the Post Of Marketing Officer Candidate: May I come in, sir? Interview Board: Yes, please come in. Candidate: Good morning, sir. Interview Board: Good morning, please sit down. Candidate: Sir, my name is Rohit Kapoor. Interview Board: Which post have you applied for? Candidate: Marketing officer, sir. Interview Board: What is your educational qualification? Candidate: B.A. Hons. in Economics. And I have postgraduate diploma in Marketing Management. Interview Board: From which university did you pass B.A? Candidate: Sir, I passed from University of Delhi. Interview Board: What division did you get? Candidate: First division, sir.

Interview Board: And from where did you do Marketing Management? Candidate: From YMCA, Connaught Place. Interview Board: What is your hobby? Candidate: Sir, my hobby is reading books on marketing. Interview Board: We need a marketing officer who is not only capable but also fluent and effective in English Speaking. Candidate: Sir, I am capable enough to join your reputed company. Interview Board: Do you have any experience? Candidate: I have three years experience as a marketing officer in Engineers India. Interview Board: Are you still working there? Candidate: Yes sir. Interview Board: You are already working in a big government company. So why do you want to abandon it? Candidate: Sir, everyone wants better prospects (chances of success). No doubt the company is good. But I am not having jobsatisfaction. I want to develop my marketing talents further. And it’ll be possible only in a big multinational where I am able to both learn and contribute. Interview Board: Well, how much salary are you getting there? Candidate: Sir, I am getting 15,000/- per month.

Interview Board: And how much minimum salary do you expect from our company? Candidate: Any salary that you think your company should give me. But I am definitely seeking job-satisfaction - a marketing field where there is a possibility of development. Interview Board: What motivated you to join our company? Candidate: It is a reputed company. I have heard that it provides a good environment that nurtures growth and talent development. Interview Board: What is the main strength of your personality? Candidate: I am enthusiastic and know how to motivate people. Interview Board: What are your weaknesses? Candidate: I may lose my sleep if I make mistake. Interview Board: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? Candidate: Working happily at a senior position in this company. Interview Board: What do you like most about your present job? Candidate: Marketing tour to South India now and then. Interview Board: And what do you dislike? Candidate: I dislike resistance to new ideas.

Interview Board: Suppose you have to persuade a new dealer in a state to sell our mobiles what will be your opening lines? Candidate: I shall frame my opening lines after reading the body language of the dealer, especially his face. Common opening lines may be: Good morning sir, I am Rajnish, Marketing Officer of LG - a world leader - whose new range of mobiles are rapidly increasing its market share in India. Would you like to go for an association with us to boost business? Interview Board: What is the best trait of a marketing officer in your opinion? Candidate: The art of motivation. Interview Board: Suppose we select you, then would you be able to join our company from the 1st of coming month? Candidate: Definitely sir. Interview Board: OK, youngman we are almost satisfied with your answers. You may leave now. The board’s decision regarding selection will be conveyed to you within a week. Good luck. Candidate: Thanking you very much sir. ••• Posted by WABS English 1 comments Labels: Conversations - Interviews Reactions:

Interview - Call Centre/Multinational Company Interviewer: Please tell us something about you! Candidate: I passed 12th through English medium from CBSE with 75% marks. Now I am doing graduation from University of Delhi. I am also doing a part time job as a computer operator. My hobbies are watching cricket and listening to music. Interviewer: Where are you working? Candidate: I am working at the office of a chartered accountant in Karol Bagh. Interviewer: How much salary are you taking? Candidate: Rs.2000/- per month. Interviewer: Why do you want to leave that job? Candidate: Firstly, it is a part time job and I want to do a full time job. Secondly, I am not interested in accounting. Interviewer: You are doing graduation. How will you be able to do a full time job? Candidate: I am doing graduation through correspondence. Therefore, I will be able to do a full time job. Interviewer: Why do you want to join a call centre?

Candidate: I like to talk to others. Moreover, career prospectus are bright in a big company. Talent is valued here. Interviewer: Your hobbies are watching cricket and listening to music. Who is a better batsman – Sehwag or Brian Lara? Candidate: Although both are excellent batsmen yet Lara has more experience on his side and he can judge the turn of a ball better. Interviewer: Which type of music do you like to listen to? Candidate: I enjoy both classical and pop music. Interviewer: Why are Punjabi pop songs more popular in India than songs of any other Indian language? Candidate: They are melodious and foottapping. Interviewer: Who is your favourite family member? Candidate: My father is my favourite. Interviewer: Why is he your favourite? Candidate: He is hard-working and wise. Now and then, he sits with us and gives friendly guidance. Interviewer: If you are made the chief minister of Delhi state what would be your first two steps? Candidate: To remove illegal encroachments

from the city and ensure parks and parking places in each colony. Interviewer: And if you become God for one day tell us one thing you would like to do. Candidate: To create a new world without violence. Interview: How many buttons does your shirt have? Candidate: Sorry sir! I never counted them. Interviewer: Who is the prime minister of UK? Candidate: Tony Blair. Interviewer: When did Akbar the great land on moon? Candidate: Actually, he never landed on moon. He was king of India, a great mogul. Interviewer: What is your weak point? Candidate: Eating spicy food. Interviewer: What is the main strength of your personality? Candidate: The ability to talk to any person without hesitation. Interviewer: Where do you see yourself after five years? Candidate: Working in your company at a senior position. Interviewer: Speak a few sentences on ‘a bunch of ripe bananas’. Candidate: It reflects a healthy and zestful

life. It also fills us with a feeling of togetherness. A spirit of cooperation among employees makes them more useful and valuable. If we work in a team we become very competitive. Therefore join hands and move forward to win the world. Interviewer: And you have won the post. Would you like to have your appointment letter just now and join the company from the first of coming month? Candidate: Definitely! Thanking you a lot for giving me an opportunity to serve the company!

10 Bobby: For how many hours do you watch TV everyday? Aman: Mostly for one hour. On holidays I may watch for even two hours or more. Bobby: Why do you watch television? Aman: I watch it for information and entertainment. Bobby: Do you watch movies too? Aman: I don’t have enough time to watch movies. I hardly watch one movie a month.

Bobby: Are movies good for our society? Aman: Most of them are not. They waste our time and energy. People don’t learn anything good from them. Bobby: Do you like any advertisement? Aman: I like creative advertisements. Bobby: Which is your favourite TV channel? Aman: I like to watch sports channel ESPN. Bobby: Are you very interested in sports? Aman: Of course I am. Bobby: What do you expect from a TV programme? Aman: A TV programme should be informative and encouraging. It should help us develop our personality. Bobby: Don’t you watch any other channel? Aman: I also watch Discovery, History and some news channels. Bobby: Do you think TV really benefits our society? Aman: TV is both beneficial and harmful. Good programmes help us to live a better life. Bad and vulgar programmes have negative effect on us. Bobby: Is TV changing our kids too? Aman: It is definitely changing. It is improving their brain power. But some programmes may have a very bad impact on their psychology. Bobby: What is your opinion about cartoon

films? Aman: Most of the cartoon movies refresh our mind. Such films can convey a powerful message in very simple way

• Whose car will you take? = I shall take Monika's car. • Would you like to have another cup of tea? = No, thanks. • Can you lend me your watch for two days as my watch has gone out of order? = Yes, I can. • Would you help me if I ask you? = I would do anything for you. • Why have you come late today? = Some guests came at home and I had to attend to them. (or I was blocked in traffic jam.) • Where do you want to go in summer vacation? = I want to go to Mussourie in summer vacation. • Which city of India do you like most? = I like Bangalore. • Why do you like this city most? = Because it is IT centre of India. It also has a

lot of parks. • Which places have you visited in India? = I have visited Shimla, Chandigarh, Agra, Kolkata, Gwalior, Madras, Mumbai and Goa. • How was your performance in the exam? = I am satisfied with my performance. • Why didn't you go to market? = Because it was raining heavily. ••• Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Questions-Answers Reactions: Questions-Answers : Part 3 • Which mobile do you have? = I have Nokia 6630. • How is its performance? = Excellent. It also has 1.3 megapixel camera, and one hour's video recording. • Did you buy a new one or second hand? = It is new. My father gave it to me on my birthday. • What would you like to do in the evening? = I would like to play. • What’s wrong with him? = He is feeling fever/he is not feeling well. • How is the child now? = The child is better/fine now. • How often do you come here?

= I come here thrice a week. • He quarrelled with his friend, didn’t he? = Yes, he did. • You were in the park, weren’t you? = No, I wasn’t. • Isn’t it cold today? = Yes, it is. • Can he get success in this work? = Yes, he can. • Don’t you know that man? = No, I don’t. • You know how to paint, don’t you? = Yes, I do. • What is the time please? At what time did you reach his home? = At quarter past four. • Why did the teacher punish John? = Because he hadn’t done his homework. • Whose father is going to foreign country? = Nita's father is going to foreign country. • To which country is he going? = He is going to Germany. • Where have you been so long? = I went to market for shopping. • What did you purchase? = I purchased two new dresses. • With whom did you go there? = I went there with my mother.

= It is ten minutes to five. Posted by WABS English 1 comments Labels: Questions-Answers Reactions: Questions-Answers : Part 2 Questions-Answers • How many friends do you have? = I have ten friends. • In which college/school do you study? = I study in Ramjas college/WNN Public School. • Where is your school/college situated? = My school/college is situated at Vasant Vihar/Maurice Nagar. • What are your subjects? = My subjects are .................. • Who is the principal of your college/school? = Mr. ....... is the principal of our school/college. • How far is your college/school from your home? = It is 5 kms far from my home. • How do you go to school/college? = I go to school/college by bus. • How many teachers are there in your school/college? = There are 25 teachers in our school/college.

• What time is it now? = It is ..... O’clock now. • How do you do/ how are you? = I am quite well. • What are your hobbies? = My hobbies are listening to music and reading books. • Which is your favourite music album? = My favourite music album is ...... • Have you a bike or scooter? = I have a bike. • Which bike do you have? = I have Bajaj Pulsar. • Why did you buy this bike? = Because it is good-looking and powerful. How much did this bike cost you? = It costed me fifty thousand rupees. • Do you know how to drive a car? = Yes I do. • Whom will you go to meet tomorrow? = I shall go to meet my uncle tomorrow. • Which exercise do you take daily? = I do jogging/yoga. • Where do you go for it? = I go to Punjabi Bagh Club. Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Questions-Answers Reactions:

Questions-Answers : Part 1 • What is your good name? = My name is Mamata. • What is your father's name? = His name is Sh. R.P. Sharma. • What is your age/ How old are you? = My age is 20 years/ I am 20 years old. • What is your father? = My father is a businessman. • Which type of business does he do? = He deals in ready-made garments. • What is your mother? = She is a teacher. • How many members are there in your family? = There are five members in my family. • Who is the youngest member? = I am the youngest member of the family. • Who is the oldest member of your family? = My grandfather is the oldest member of the family. • What does your grandfather do? = He is an advocate in High Court. • How many brothers and sisters do you have? = I have one brother and one sister. • Where do you live? = I live at Punjabi Bagh.

• At what time do you get up in the morning? = I get up at 6 am. • At what time do you go to bed? = I go to bed at 10.30 pm. • In which company are you working? = I am working in Global Consusltants, Gurgaon. • What is your post there? = I am a software engineer. • How many employees are there in your company? = There are about 50 employees. • How much salary are you drawing? = I am drawing Rs.35,000/- per month. • Your company is very far from your house. How do you go there? = I go there by the company bus. • What is your favourite TV channel? = Discovery is my favourite TV channel. Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Questions-Answers Reactions: Questions-Answers : Part 1 • What is your good name? = My name is Mamata. • What is your father's name? = His name is Sh. R.P. Sharma. • What is your age/ How old are you?

= My age is 20 years/ I am 20 years old. • What is your father? = My father is a businessman. • Which type of business does he do? = He deals in ready-made garments. • What is your mother? = She is a teacher. • How many members are there in your family? = There are five members in my family. • Who is the youngest member? = I am the youngest member of the family. • Who is the oldest member of your family? = My grandfather is the oldest member of the family. • What does your grandfather do? = He is an advocate in High Court. • How many brothers and sisters do you have? = I have one brother and one sister. • Where do you live? = I live at Punjabi Bagh. • At what time do you get up in the morning? = I get up at 6 am. • At what time do you go to bed? = I go to bed at 10.30 pm. • In which company are you working? = I am working in Global Consusltants, Gurgaon. • What is your post there?

= I am a software engineer. • How many employees are there in your company? = There are about 50 employees. • How much salary are you drawing? = I am drawing Rs.35,000/- per month. • Your company is very far from your house. How do you go there? = I go there by the company bus. • What is your favourite TV channel? = Discovery is my favourite TV channel. Magic Show Last Sunday I saw a magic show in Talkatora Stadium. I went there with my friends. The show started at 8pm. The magician showed many good tricks. It was a wonderful show. The audience clapped many times. I also enjoyed the show very much. 22 Report Car Theft Excuse me! Please write my F.I.R. My car has been stolen. I had gone for shopping in Rajouri Garden market. I had parked my car in the parking place. When I came back from shopping my car was not there. Its colour is blue. It is Honda City. Its number is .......

23 going on trip Good morning, papa. Our school has arranged a trip to Ooty. Charges of the tour are Rs.1500/-. My all friends are going. I also want to go. Please give me permission to go. Thanks papa. 24 Uncle Has Got Late for Dinner Hello uncle! Where are you late? Why have you not reached as yet? We are worried. You were to come at 8pm. Now it is 9pm. Dinner is ready and getting cool. Please come soon. 25 Thanking Uncle for Gift Uncle, thanks for sending me birthday gift. It is a beautiful video game. Everybody has liked it. Why didn't you come on my birthday. I missed you on my birthday. 26 Someone skipped Red Light Please stop your car! Come aside. Why have you skipped the red light? Don't you know the traffic rules? If you skip the red light you may

meet with an accident. Traffic rules are for the safety of public. I am making out your challan. Please give me Rs.100/-. Be careful in future. 27 Reporting a Kidnapping Case Is it police station? Please write a kidnapping report. I was standing at Kirti Nagar bus stop. Suddenly a white van came and kidnapped a child. The number of the van is...... The kidnappers have fled towards Raja Garden. Please chase them to help the child. 28 Why should we learn english? In modern world English language plays a very important role in our career. It is an international language. If our English is effective we can get a good job in a good company. We also get social respect. If we go to other states or any foreign country we can communicate to others easily. Therefore we must learn good English. 29 Should we beat the children? We should never beat the children. Even if they are very naughty we should handle them with affection. They are tender. Beating

disturbs them mentally. So they can not develop their talent properly. If they get some bad habits we should make them understand with love. 30 Should parents be friendly with their children? Yes. Parents must be friendly with their children. If parents are friendly the children can express their feelings freely. They ask for help to solve their problems without hesitation. Children are very intelligent these days. They get good education, watch television and read newspapers. With some friendly guidance from their parents they can make good decisions. They always respect good and friendly parents. Friendly atmosphere at home keeps the children tension-free. It is also good for their all-round personality development. Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Situation Speaking Reactions: Situation Speaking : Part 2 11 Booking room in a hotel Hello, is it Taj Palace, Shimla? I am speaking from Delhi. I want to book one double-bed

room. What are your charges ? Please book the room for three days. We shall reach Shilmla on 5th of next month. 12 Advise Your Brother to Work Hard Aman, come here. I always see you sitting in front of TV. Why do you not study? You may fail in the examination. So, I advise you to work hard and get good marks. Without study you can't make a good career. 13 Call a Doctor Hello, is it Vandana Clinic? Good morning doctor! I am speaking from Ramesh Nagar. Doctor, my neighbour has very high fever. He is unable to come to your clinic. Please, come immediately. The address is........... 14 Demand Pocket Money From Your Father Good evening, papa! I have to talk to you. You don't give me pocket money. In college my friends bring pocket money. They can purchase what they want. Some friends make fun of me. I feel ashamed. Can you please give me Rs.100/- every week. I promise that I shall not misuse my pocket money

15 Buying A TV Excuse me! I want to buy a good television. It should have at least 100 Channels and 21 inches screen. It must be attractive. Will you suggest me one? And, can I pay in installments? 16 Trade Fair Programme Hello Meena! I am Rajani speaking. How are you? You know International Trade Fare is going on at Pragati Maidan. We can visit there on Sunday. We shall go in my car. Please reach my home at 11am. 17 Advising your brother Rahul, come here. You often tell a lie. It is not a good habit. Nobody will believe you. It may spoil your career. So you must improve yourself. I hope you will follow my advice. 18 Scolding a Kid Manu! What are you doing? Why are you breaking your toy? You often break your toys. What is the reason? Toys are costly. You must

keep them with care. Otherwise we shall never bring toys for you. 19 Inviting an MP Good morning, sir! I am speaking from Delhi Welfare Society. We are holding annual function on coming Sunday. We are inviting you as the chief guest. We hope you will grace the occasion. Please come at 9am. We shall be thankful to you. 20 Scolding younger brother Mahesh, come here. How did you break the headlight of my bike? You drive very fast. If you don't drive carefully I shall never give you my bike again. Now get the headlight repaired from your pocket money. Posted by WABS English 0 comments Labels: Situation Speaking Reactions: Situation Speaking : Part 1 1 Borrow Friends Book Raju, I have lost my English Book - 'Guided Reading'. Can you give me your book for one day? My test is tomorrow. I have to prepare

for the test. Thanks. 2 birthday invitation Hello Ravi, how are you? You will be glad to know that tomorrow is my birthday. I am celebrating it at my home. I shall cut the cake at 7pm. There is dinner afterwards. I invite you. Please do come. 3 Shopping Programme Hello Mohan! Are you free in the evening? Can you go with me to the market? I have to buy some new dresses. Please reach my home at 5pm. We shall go to Rajouri Garden on my bike. 4 Borrow your friend's car Hello, Ramesh? How are you? I am Raju. My car has broken down. There are guests at home. Can you give me your car for one day? Thanking you very much. 5 Order dishes Hello, is it Narula's? Please note down my order: one plate shahi paneer, one plate dal

makhani, one plate raita, four butter nans and two pastries. Send the dishes soon. Write my address and phone number........ 6 HOW DID YOU CELEBRATE YOUR LAST BIRTHDAY? I celebrated my last birthday at my home. My family decorated the drawing room. I invited my friends only. My mother prepared tasty food. We enjoyed music and dance. 7 Calling a taxi Is it taxi stand? We need a taxi. We have to go to IGI Airport. There are only three passengers and some luggage. What will be the charges? Please send one taxi at 10pm. Note down my address and phone no...... 8 Urgent Need of Money Hello Puneet, how are you? Puneet I want Rs.500/- urgently for my school fee. My parents are not here. They have gone out of Delhi for two days. As soon as my parents come back I shall return your money. Thanks. 9 Congratulating Your Friend

Hello, Sushma! I am very happy today. Heartiest congratulations to you on passing with good marks. I saw your result in the newspaper. May God give you success in every field of life! When will you give me treat? I shall wait for your phone. 10 Invite Your Uncle To the Party Hello uncle, how are you? I am Amrita Speaking. Uncle, there is a good news for you. I have got job in a multinational company. So we are giving a party at home on coming Sunday. The party will start at 7 pm.. We invite you with family. We shall wait for you.

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