实用交际英语(九)

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Conversation 1

A : Peter, why don't you go outside and play basketball with your friends?

B : No, Mum, I'd rather stay inside.

A : I just can't understand why you want to stay at home. It is such a wonderful day today.

B : I prefer staying at home and watching TV.

A : Didn't you just finish watching a basketball game on TV?

B : Yes, but a football game is next.

A : Oh, Peter. You really should go and play ball yourself rather than watching games.

B : I just enjoy watching games.

A : You really shouldn't watch so much television.

 

Conversation 2

A : What's the problem? You don't look happy.

B : I failed my oral test.

A : How come?

B : I'm not practicing enough.

A : Why don't you go to the English corner to talk to your classmates in English quite often?

B : When I talk to Chinese, I always want to speak Chinese.

A : You should always keep in mind: the more you practice , the better English you can speak.

 

Conversation 3

A : You're going to Shanghai tomorrow , are you?

B : That's right . Do you think it'll be cold?

A : It might be. You'd better take a heavy sweater with you . The nights are usually quite cold at this time of year.

B : Do you think I'll need a cotton coat?

A : Not for now, I think, But I believe there'll be rain, so take your raincoat with you.

 

Conversation 4

A : What would you like to be in the future?

B : A teacher.

A : But if I were you, I would be a singer. You've got such a beautiful voice .

B : I wouldn't like to be a singer, but I'd like to become a music teacher to teach children to sing, That dream developed in my mind when I was a child.

A : Are you sure about that?

B : I'm quite sure. I've always loved working with children.

 

Conversation 5

A : Betty , would you please read this letter of application I've just written? I'd like to have your opinion .

B : I'd be glad to tell you what I think.

A : Good !I'm interested in your advice.

B : If I were you , I would change the beginning . You should write about your education first because we like to judge a man by his abilities.

A : Good idea, Betty. What would you think about the second part?

B : I think it's too short . You'd better say something about your work experience.

A : You're right, I'll change it. How about the last part?

B : Very good. But you should talk about your family, too.

A : I agree. I appreciate your helping me.

 

Conversation 6

A : I'd like to have your opinion on my essay.

B : I'd be glad to tell you what I think.

A : What do you think about the second part?

B : I think it's too short.

A : You are right. I'll change it.

 

Conversation 7

A : Do you want a cigarette?

B : No , thank you . I've given up , you know .

A : You don't mind if I have one.

B : Well, all tight. But you know, smoking does do harm to your health.

A : Yes , you are right.

B : Why don't you try and give it up?

A : I've tried to give up smoking several times, but it's no use.

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