Let’s Learn Spoken English-Telephone Conversations
Receiver: Hello, 626566
Caller: Hello, is that Mr. Chowdhury?
Receiver: Whom do you want?
Caller: I want Mr. Chowdhury
Receiver: Mr. Robin Chowdhury or Mr. Jevin Chowdhury.
Caller: Mr. Robin Chowdhury.
Receiver: Who are you speaking?
Caller: I’m Ben Foster.
Receiver: Please hold on. Let me see if he is available. Sorry, he is not at home. He is out now.
Caller: Could you give him a message for me?
Receiver: Sure. What should I tell him?
Caller: Please tell him to call me tomorrow at 9 a.m. I’ll be waiting for his call.
Receiver: I will.
Caller: Thank you very much.
Receiver: That’s all right.
Receiver: Hello. James Finlay.
Caller: Hello. I want to talk to Mr. David
Receiver: Who is calling him?
Caller: My name is Paul.
Receiver: Wait a minute, Mr. Paul. I’m putting him through.
Customer: Excuse me!
Postmaster: Yes, please. How can I help you?
Customer: I want to send a letter.
Customer: To USA
Postmaster: How much does it weigh?
Customer: I think it is below twenty grams. But I’m not sure.
Postmaster: Let’s see. Give me the letter.
Customer: Here you are.
Postmaster: That’s twenty-five grams.
Customer: How much does it cost?
Postmaster: 30 dollars.
Customer: I also want five stamped envelopes.
Postmaster: Here you are.
Customer: So, how much do I have to pay?
Postmaster: 40 dollars in total.
Customer: Here you are 50 dollars.
Postmaster: Here’s 10 dollars change.
Customer: Can I drop the letter in this box?
Postmaster: Yes, you can.
Customer: Thank you.
Interviewer: Now I am going to talk to contestant number7. At first, I will ask him to come over here. Please take your rest.
Contestant: Thank you very much.
Interviewer: Your name, please.
Contestant: Javed Omar.
Interviewer: You are a student, aren’t you?
Contestant: Yes, I am
Interviewer: Where are you studying now?
Contestant: I study biology at the University of Chittagong now. Now I am in the third year honors class.
Interviewer: What do you do for fun?
Contestant: I play chess and listen to music in my spare time.
Interviewer: What is your future plan?
Contestant: I want to be a scientist.
Interviewer: That’s a good plan. Why?
Contestant: I think our country needs more scientists.
Interviewer: In your family, who are you most intimate with?
Contestant: My mother. She is my inspiration for everything.
Interviewer: Do you use a computer?
Contestant: Yes, I do.
Interviewer: What things do you do with your computer?
Contestant: I can operate some package programs such as ms word, ms excel, PowerPoint, adobe photoshop, etc.
Besides, I play computer games and watch movies and songs on my computer.
Interviewer: What TV programs do you like most?
Contestant: I like “Ittadi” very much.
Interviewer: Do you watch our program regularly?
Contestant: Yes, I do.
Interviewer: If you were the prime minister of Bangladesh, what would you do?
Contestant: At first I would ensure education for every person in the country. Then I will eradicate corruption and terrorism.
Interviewer: Thank you very much, Javed Omar. It was nice talking to you. Now, I am going to talk to the next contestant.
Molly: Hi, Polly how do you do?
Polly: Fine. Thank you.
Molly: Have you recently made any journey?
Polly: Yes, I have recently visited Cox’s Bazar, the longest sea beach in the world.
Molly: How was the journey?
Polly: The journey was very fascinating.
Molly: Did you enjoy it?
Polly: Yes, I did.
Molly: Was there any difficulty?
Polly: No, there wasn’t.
Molly: How have you come?
Polly: I started my journey from Tongi. I got on a train at Tongi railway station. I got down off the train in Chittagong.
There I met some of my friends. Then I got onto a bus. I got off the bus at Cox’s Bazar and have just reached here by rickshaw.
Molly: How long has the journey taken?
Polly: The journey has taken about twelve hours.
Molly: How long were you at Cox’s Bazar?
Polly: I was at cox’s Bazar for five days.
Molly: When did you go there?
Polly: I went there on the 10th instant.
Molly: Why did you go there?
Polly: I went there to enjoy my vacation.
Molly: How did you like the place?
Polly: I liked it very much.
Molly: Did you go to the beach every day?
Polly: Yes, I did. I spent the mornings and afternoons on the beach.
Molly: How was the beach?
Polly: The beach was very amazing.
Molly: How were the people?
Polly: The people of the place were exquisite.
Molly: Was the journey comfortable?
Polly: The journey was very splendid indeed.
Molly: How many days did you stay there?
Polly: We stayed there three days.
Molly: Thank you very much.
Polly: You are most welcome.