Dialogues for beginners

Narrator: Randall Benton & Barbara Dawson Matt & Caryl Auckerman (USA)

Dialogue 1 - Hello. My name's Pete. What's yours? - Ann - Nice name. I like it very much. - Thank you. You name's good, too. - It was nice meeting you. - Thanks. It was nice meeting you.

Dialogue 2 - What's the date today, I wonder? - Sunday, the 8th of March. - What is it famous for? - Don't you know? It's International Women's Day.

Dialogue 3 - Are lessons over? - Yes, they are. - Where're you going? Home? - No, to the pictures. My friend's waiting for me there. - Good luck, then. Good bye. - Well, I'm off. See you later.

Dialogue 4 - Have you got any hobbies? I have. I like English. - So do I. - Do you read much? - Yes, because I want to know English well. - Oh, let's talk English for a bit. - No objections to it.

Dialogue 5

Engineering.Because I have to work hard learning a lot by heart. .The main one is I like English..Why so early. .I don't think English is easy.To school. . .I'm trying to. you know. Dialogue 8 . dear. I think. hurry up! .I'm ready now. come on. I wonder? It's only 12 o'clock now. Dialogue 7 .Well.I'm going to be an English language teacher. where're you going? .What reasons.Oh. It's your first day at school.I like medicine. .That's right.Why do you think so? . . . but I'm on duty.What do you think the best sort of job is? .Off we go! Dialogue 6 . . as you see. Dialogue 9 . I wonder? .To my mind the best one is the one you like the most.Why? .For a number of reasons. .I see. .I say. .Do you want to be late? . .

Bye-bye.Where're you going? . .. Dialogue 12 . . But look. .I'm trying to.I'll work harder.To a friend of mine to play chess. . .To have a look at it. .I'm ashamed of myself. . Dialogue 11 .Here you are. .Thank you.Have you had a good day at school? .Please give me that book. .You're far too lazy.Thank you.And what about Physics? . Look at your English. Is this the best you can do? . isn't there half an hour before school starts? . I promise.Is that the right time? . Congratulations! . Dialogue 10 .I'm sure it is. Bye-bye.Jolly good. Dialogue 13 .Well.Not at all.What for? .You know I'm no good at English. hurry up.Wonderful! I've got three really good marks! .You could easily come top of the class. .

When do the holidays start? .On the south coast as usual with your elder sister? .Yes.I doubt it. very much. Dialogue 15 . .Except Geography. .I'll improve. I spent them at a youth camp.Dialogue 14 . . Dialogue 16 . indeed.Yes.That's no excuse. yes.It wasn't really my fault.How did you enjoy your summer holidays? . I know. . please. You came second to bottom in that.Which one is it? . there.No.How lucky you were! .School's almost over. not that one. You've come bottom in nearly every subject. . .This one? . . but this time I was alone. Dialogue 17 .Next week. wasn't I? . I was ill for some time.How many more days? . .Yes.Oh. . .Look here.It's one of those. this has got to stop.Six. . . .My bag.That's right.

thank you.Oh.Well.Not so good.It's my elder brother's hobby. but what about you? . isn't it? .So you've passed your exams.I see.Not at all.I prefer books.And how about your English? . .Today's your birthday.Why do you think so? . so am I. .It's brown« Yes. .That's right. Thank you.Hello. . Dialogue 18 . That's it. What beautiful flowers! I don't know how to thank you.. I was all right in History.What colour? . two eggs and a cup of tea? . Dialogue 21 . Here's a present for you. . only so-so.Is painting your hobby? . .Hello.Well.What shall we have for breakfast? .Because there're a lot of pictures in this room.What about some bread and butter. Dialogue 19 . .It's because you worked hard. It's kind of you to remember. many happy returns of the day. but I didn't do so well in Literature. I think. .It wasn't all that difficult. Dialogue 20 . . . glad to see you! .

They say rather interesting. Dialogue 22 . but not every day..Pete. .I do. We'll meet at the entrance.Watching the TV programme.I'd like to see your sister. . K.Thank you. . . . Dialogue 23 . . . Pete.Good morning.I'm sorry. She's still at school.What's on? . but I can't.I'd like to speak to Eliza.Oh.Well. who's that? . . no.OK.Well. of course. in that case I'll give you some meat. So am I.Hello.Won't you come and sit down? . but I'd like to add some biscuits. Glad to see you. I don't mind. . How are you? . What's up? .Why not. then. you know.Shall we go to the cinema? I've got three tickets.Why. quite well. . I wonder why? . What are you doing? . . .Fish? Again? .Hello.A new film. Is she in? .O.Hello. What's she doing? .I'm short of time.Well.Playing chess with my father.Good morning. Thanks. . . Dialogue 24 . I thought you liked it.Shall we? . That'll be better.

.Oh. I've lost my book.Well. .Mummy! .Come on now.Nothing.I didn't have time last night.Well. isn't it? . yes. I've got a bad mark.I say.Have you done your homework? . Beautiful one. . . you see. Dialogue 26 . . .. Everything's fine. I .. if you must know.What? Again? Dialogue 27 . .So do I. there.All right.Yes. then. what's wrong? . What's the matter? You seem upset? . . then? Will you tell me what's happened? .What are you looking at? .Have you looked for it everywhere in the room? .Yes.Yes.That one. out with it! .Why are you crying. I still can't find it.. .That book. it is..Yes.Why not? .Which one? Point to it.Not yet. .That's no excuse. Dialogue 28 . I wish I had it. well . . dear.Dialogue 25 . . what's happened? ..You see . .

Will you polish the floor today? . no.Yes. Dialogue 32 .Thanks.In that case you kill it yourself.It's no bother at all.Shall I help you wash? . .What about killing that fly? .Why are you switching on the radio set? . Don't bother.Of course not. all right. It's already one to 7. Your brother did it last time.As you like.Oh. then. it is. . . . . my boy? .Why not? .No.Well. but I'd rather do it myself. .No. Dialogue 30 .Shall we listen to the 7 o'clock news? . it isn't.Isn't it too early for that now? . Dialogue 31 . It's a pity I can't help you or shall I try? .Isn't it annoying you? .Oh.Why should I? .Will you help me.Is it my turn? .What do you want me to do. Mummy? . it's annoying me.Dialogue 29 . .

Dialogue 33 . . but I'd rather not.Will you copy this text for me? . ..Sorry. You'd better get it repaired. but still. .Excuse me.I'll try. Why are you asking me? .Is that as difficult as all that? . Dialogue 37 . but I can't help...Something's wrong with my alarm-clock.Let me see .With pleasure.. please? . what about it? . .How about doing it now? . .Please bring me a pail of water. Sorry. What do you want? . Could you help me.Why not? .What can I do for you? .What are you doing here? . Dialogue 34 .Your things are lying about all over the room.Well. . Dialogue 36 . if you insist. .I'll think about it.. ..Just tidy them up. you have to do it yourself.I'm reading. Dialogue 35 .No.Well. but I need your help.I don't feel like copying.Sorry.

Dialogue 39 .Wonderful! She'll be delighted.How nice! What? .Oh.Will you come with us? . Dialogue 38 .This drawing.Oh. .Do you have a headache? . yes..Isn't it about time to think of a good present for her? . . .Well. I'll bet it cost a lot. I'd like to.What's the matter with you? .I'd like to go and play for a while.Have you really? Then you may go.Why are you hesitating? . Dialogue 41 . in that case you'd better stay at home.Well. and a sore throat.You don't say! That's wonderful! . ..Well. .Believe it or not! I've got three tickets for today's football match! .Well.It's a very pretty one. you see . I .You know it's our mother's birthday soon. I've a little surprise for her. but I'd better ask my mother first.Yes. .. . What do you think of it? .. .This is my new dress.I'm not feeling very well today. . I'll have to..But you've got to do your lessons first. Dialogue 40 . . too. . I've already done my homework.

Can I see you for a minute.. . then.What do you mean by this? .It certainly did. you shouldn't eat in between meals.Why not. .Why not? I wonder why? .But did you call a doctor.Well. Dialogue 44 .Has she ever touched my things? .Where did you get it? .No. where my book is? . .time soon.Why don't you ask your sister? . I wonder? .What's up? .There'll be no classes tomorrow! Dialogue 43 . .What difference does it make to you? .A bit better.Don't you know the news? .What are you doing? Eating? Jam? . please? . . . .All right. thank you.I wonder.In London.Really? Dialogue 42 .How should I know? Dialogue 45 .It's dinner .How are you feeling today? .

Well.Time for bed. it is. you stay in bed until you're well. but I had to.Well. I forbid you to fight. Dialogue 46 . . hurry up! Dialogue 49 . darling. . wash your hands and sit down at table. . I think that's all the reading for today. . . .I don't care what the reasons are. isn't it? .What exactly is the trouble? .O.Dinner's ready. .Yes. Dialogue 48 . doctor. .K. Dialogue 47 . I didn't think it was necessary. But I'm going to bed now.Now.Are you working hard and getting too little rest? . Take off your coat. I think.I've got an awful headache.That's the best place for you at the moment.What's the matter with you? . Coming. I'm a bit late.Is it getting late? What time is it now? ..Yes. .I don't want you fighting.Now. . am I? . I think so. .That's all right.Sorry.I'm not feeling very well. Mummy. Stop it once and for all. He started it.Sorry.

.Where're you going? I'd like to know.Not at all . I'd be glad to! Dialogue 53 .Well. do you have anything arranged for tomorrow? .So long.To play football for a while. Dialogue 52 . but I can't.Good idea! Where to? . We've got plenty of time.Thanks .I'm sorry. .Where to? . . . then. I'm busy now. .Nothing definite.To Ostankino Tower.Dialogue 50 . Here. yes. .Certainly..Don't you think we'd better go to the fields? . . Dialogue 51 .Let me see.To the playground.What a shame! Good-bye. Do you have a ball? . .How would you like to go on an excursion? .. .Let's go to the park.Shall we go for a walk? . It's 10 o'clock now. help yourself . Dialogue 54 . Will you come with me? .Oh.What for? .Excuse me.

. Do you want to come? . Dialogue 55 .I beg your pardon..What for? . .Thank you. . How do I get there from here? . . .Here you are. . . what a nuisance! Why not? . It's the quickest way. Much obliged. I'm stranger in these parts myself. please. . Is this the right way to Hyde Park? . even better. ask somebody else or. please.Thanks.Can't you? Why not? .Well.Do.Are you going out? . ask a policeman.35. I do.To meet a friend of mine. .Oh.I'm sorry.Oh. Dialogue 57 . I can't tell you.You see. in that case I'll stay at home and help you.Thanks. you can do it tomorrow. .Yes.Because I have to do my homework now. colour? . . brown.Well. then? . Dialogue 56 . I've got to do it today.Oh. . May I try them on? . I think. .What shall I do. I want some shoes.What size.Catch a bus. to the playground.I've got to go to the Railway station. yes.Oh. That's very nice of you.Yes. no! There'll be no time for that tomorrow. please. But I can't.Anything I can show you? .

if you give me some money. I'd buy a bicycle. .It's raining hard at the moment. It's Mummy's birthday tomorrow.Can I help you? . .I'd buy a scooter. Dialogue 59 . please.Then. Dialogue 58 .Yes.Why do you ask? .They're all right. It'll do.Will you be going shopping today? .Certainly. I'm very short.But if you can't buy a scooter? . Dialogue 60 .I'm afraid of getting wet. yes.What would you do if you had a lot of money? . Anything else? . Dialogue 61 . I want a large box of chocolates for a present.. . . How much are they? .That's a good idea.What can I do for you? .Would you get me some sugar and bread? .And we're both carrying parcels. . please.Why not get a bus? .75 pence.I'd like to ask you a favour. Thank you. .10 roubles.What about this one? . .Nothing else. How much is it? .Oh.

Oh.It's just on the tip of my tongue.Hello! Is that nice? I hope you enjoy your breakfast.Well. . Dialogue 63 .Oh.Oh. . I'm too old to do that.. will you? . yes. . . dear. don't you? .Dialogue 62 . yes.May I sit at your table. I can't do that. . Thanks. but I can't think of it.Don't tell me you've forgotten it. . Dialogue 65 . please. . .Thank you.He's up in the tree. I know it.What's that girl's name? .Well. please? . let him come down.Let me see. very.. . it'll come back to me in a minute.It slipped my memory. Dialogue 64 . no.You must remember. . . . .Neither can I. that's the one. call your little brother.Oh.Think hard.You're very welcome. It'll come back to me in a moment.I've got it at last! Caroline! .It's just slipped my mind.What's his telephone number? .Do you mean the one in the blue coat? . .He says he won't until you agree to play football with him.

I'm quite well. It depends. I was ill last week. . I prefer the theatre. then.Oh.Not so bad. I think.Is it warm in the street. Dialogue 67 .Do you like going to the pictures? .How often? .Do you often go to the theatre? . .All right. And you? .Yes.Once or twice a month. Dialogue 68 . The sun's shining brightly in the blue sky. It's November now.I shouldn't think so. .You're right. because I live a long way from school. I always walk to school. .Poor you! You had an awful time I should think.Yes. Are you afraid of catching cold? .Yes it is.Dialogue 66 .What luck running into you! How are you getting on? . Everything's all right.Shall I put a coat on? . high temperature and a headache. .Certainly.Thanks.The weather's fine today. isn't it? .What was the matter with you? . . I live nearby. . .Not specially.Do you come to school by bus? . . Dialogue 69 .As you like. . I do. . I wonder? .You see.I had a cold.

Look. please. .How do we get to the theatre? By bus or tram? .O.How about ringing him up? .Yes.At 6 o'clock.Oh. .Well. I hope he won't be too long? . I simply can't. Dialogue 74 .. .I am afraid I've no idea.Let me see.How long shall we have to wait for him? ..Why.Sorry to trouble you. . . Dialogue 73 . too. Hurry up! . there's a number 3 bus over there. . Let's catch the next one. yes. no.Number 2 to the stadium.Can I get to the museum by bus? . Can you come? .I'm going to have a party on Sunday. you can catch any bus to get there.Either. What time shall I come? .Yes. thank you for the invitation.Dialogue 70 .That's a good idea! Let's. Dialogue 72 . That suits me. But the tram takes much longer.What bus are you catching? .I hope so. but should I catch the same bus for the Post-Office? . K. Dialogue 71 .

I think.I've got to get off at Fleet Street. .Where to? . What'll I do.Oh.About twenty minutes.How long will it take me to get there.No.Sorry. Dialogue 76 . do you think? . . Do I have to change? .Which is the best way to get there? .Excuse me.Thanks a lot. then? . not for the Railway station. You're going away from it. Dialogue 77 . Please let me by. cross the road and take the same tram going the other way. . I didn't know that. You need a number 4 trolley-bus or a number 11 bus. . .Are you getting off at the next stop? . .By trolley-bus.Excuse me. . you « you walk the rest of the way.First you get a number 5 bus.What bus shall I take? . dear. . Dialogue 75 .What is it? .And then? .Thanks.Certainly. . .You're going the wrong way.Can you tell me how to get to the circus? .Get off at the next stop.Then. . I think.The Railway station. .But that's the next stop but one..

And what about a cup of coffee? .Here you are.How much is an ice-cream? . . .Order what you like. what sort of ice-cream do you want? .I'll have one. a choc-ice. if you can spare it.I've bought the tickets! .Have you really? Splendid! How did you manage it? .With the help of a friend of mine.Thanks. When do you want it. I wonder? .A couple of cheese sandwiches.Well.Anything else? . . Dialogue 80 . please. . .Here you are. . please.Thanks. .This one.As you please. Dialogue 81 . please. .Sixpence.15 pence. .Could you give me some money? . I'll pay.Thanks.Well done! It's a good thing you were able to.Straight away. . I don't think I'll have anything else. Dialogue 79 . .Dialogue 78 .How much do you want.All right. . . please.

. then? .That's what I want you to do.Shall I read it to you? .Can't you read English? . Sorry.With pleasure.What does that sign say? . . Editor: thankyou .Can I get a cup of coffee? I'm so cold and tired.There's no milk either...Why would I ask if I could? .Can't I have a glass of milk.Dialogue 82 . Dialogue 83 . there's no coffee. but you can have a cup of tea. if it's hot.Just a moment. .

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