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Conversation at School Canteen

Conversation at School Canteen

Conversation at School Canteen

 This is another material of speaking corner. It is Conversation at School Canteen that we can share for this occasion so that we can be able having more understanding about variety of conversation situation and purpose. (also study : Conversation on Telephone about Banking)

Let’s go to the example of Conversation at School Canteen.

Conversation at School Canteen

Paula    : Hi Nancy, Why do you just stay in the class? Let’s go to the canteen.

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(Nancy and Paula are from different class in the same grade. However, they are close friend)

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Nancy   : Actually in this break time I have to finish my homework. But, no problem, I can do it later.

Paula    : This homework should be done at home, why didn’t you do it at home?

Nancy   : That’s my bad habit? Any problem?

Paula    : Not really.

Nancy   : Let’s go now!

And they are going to the school canteen. ……

When they are at the canteen.

Nancy   : What do you want to order?

Paula    : I think fried rice and ice tea.

Nancy   : Ok, wait a minute, I tell your order.

Paula    : Ok, thank you.

Nancy   : No problem. read more

Conversation on Telephone about Banking

Conversation on Telephone about Banking

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Conversation on Telephone about Banking

 In this occasion we would like to share about Conversation on Telephone about Banking. As we know that we need to call the bank customer if we have some purpose about banking but we don’t have any time to come to the bank office. In this case Conversation on Telephone about Banking is very important.

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How can we do Conversation on Telephone about Banking? The example of Conversation on Telephone about Banking below may be able to one way of communication on the phone. (also read : Expression of Calling on the Phone)

Conversation on Telephone about Banking

Customer Service : Good morning, Mandiri Bank Office, This is Customer service Department, What can I help you?
Customer : Hello. I’d like, some information on the telephone banking services offered by you.
Customer Service : Certainly. What is your account number, sir?
Customer : 14 16789000 89539 at the MG Road Branch.
Customer Service : What would you like to know?
Customer : Can you tell me how the telephone banking services work?
Customer Service : You can do all your day-to-day banking over the telephone 24 hours a day.
Customer : That’s great. How do I access my account?
Customer Service : Just call 80000498, key in your PIN number and listen to the menu of options available.
Customer : How do I choose the option I want?
Customer Service : Just press the number for the service stated by the recording.
Customer : What kind of things can I do?
Customer Service : You can check your balance, pay your bills, order a statement, request for cheque book or even transfer money to another bank.
Customer : That’s fantastic! Can I trade stocks and bonds?
Customer Service : I’m afraid you will have to have a special account for that.
Customer : What about getting help if I have any problems?
Customer Service : There’s an automated answering machine and staff are available 9 to 5 for seven days a week.
Customer : It all sounds very good to me. I’d like to sign up.
Customer Service : Alright, can you answer a few more questions please?
Customer : Certainly… read more

Expression for Conversation at Airport

Expression for Conversation at Airport

Expression for Conversation at Airport

 After having known about vocabulary words related to the airport and flight (see previous post about Words related to the Airport and Flight), now we want to share some Expression for Conversation at Airport. These common expressions are usually used or heard when we are at the airport for flying to somewhere we go.

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Below are some Expression for Conversation at Airport:

The passengers will usually hear some expressions as below when they are at the airport:

  • Ticket please.
  • Your ticket is expired.
  • Your passport is expired.
  • Can I see your tickets?
  • Can I have your ticket?
  • Can I see your passport?
  • May I see your ticket?
  • Do you have an e-ticket?
  • Do you have some photo ID?
  • How many bags are you checking?
  • Did you pack these bags yourself?
  • Do you have a carry-on bag? (a bag or purse to take on the airplane)
  • Do you require special assistance? (example a “wheelchair”)
  • Have you paid your airport improvement fee/tax?
  • Would you like a window or an aisle seat?
  • Your baggage is overweight. (Remove some contents or pay a fine.)
  • Your carry-on luggage is too large.
  • Your flight is delayed. (It’s late.)
  • Your flight has been cancelled. (You must rebook a new flight)
  • Your connecting flight/connection has been cancelled/is delayed.
  • Commands and questions at the Security Checkpoint:
  • Boarding pass, please.
  • ID please. (show your photo ID)
  • Spread your arms out please. (Put your arms up and out to the sides of your body)
  • Take your shoes off.
  • Open your bag.
  • Take off/remove your belt.
  • Do you have any change in your pockets?
  • Do you have any metals?
  • Do you have any food/produce?
  • Do you have any liquids or medicine?
  • Walk through.
  • You must dump all food or beverages. (You can’t bring it through the gates.)

The passengers may need to use the following questions to ask when they are at the airport:

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  • Is my flight on time?
  • When should I be at the gate?
  • Where is the boarding gate?
  • Where is the washroom?
  • Can I get a window seat?
  • Is there somewhere to eat?
  • Can I get a coffee at the gate?
  • Is my connection on time?
  • Where do I collect my baggage?
  • Where can I find a taxi?
  • Where is the departure gate?
  • Where is the arrival gate?
  • Where is the check-in desk for ….airlines?
  • Where is the domestics level?
  • Where is the international level?

Example in conversation

Airport official: Good morning. Can I have your ticket, please?

Passenger; Here you are.

Airport official: Thank you. Would you like smoking or non-smoking?

Passenger; Non-smoking, please.

Airport official: Would you like a window or an aisle seat?

Passenger; An aisle seat, please.

Airport official: Do you have any baggage?

Passenger; Yes, this suitcase and this carry-on bag.

Airport official: Here’s your boarding pass. Have a nice flight.

Passenger; Thank you.

 That’s all our post about Expression for Conversation at Airport we can share. We hope that our post about Expression for Conversation at Airport above can be used to improve our English skill, especially when we are having conversation at the airport. (also read : Giving Instruction and Its Response) read more

Conversation about Weather

Conversation about Weather

Conversation about Weather

 After discussing about some words related to the weather, now we will continue our discussion about the weather. In this case we will talk about example of conversation about weather. However, before giving example of Conversation about Weather, it is better we are giving some phrases that we might hear people saying about the weather. (also read : Common Words Describe Weather)

Below is the material of Conversation about Weather

Some phrases sometimes people use in Conversation about Weather:

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Lovely day!

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It’s turned out nice again.

Terrible weather, isn’t it?

Isn’t this weather miserable?

Isn’t it cold today?

I hear it’ll clear up later.

It’s looking nice out today.

And below some examples of Conversation about Weather

Conversation about good weather

Linda: Don’t you think it’s really nice outside today?

Randy: Yes, I think it is really nice day. The weather is perfect.

Linda: But I want it is going to rain.

Randy: I hope so. I hope the rain will drop soon.

Linda: I love it. The sky looks so clean after it rains. I especially love the night air after the rains. read more

Tips Speaking English Fluently

Tips Speaking English Fluently

Tips Speaking English Fluently

 In this session I want to give you some Tips Speaking English Fluently. If you want to speak fluently, there is nothing can help you better except you practice speaking with others. It doesn’t matter your vocabulary is lack, you can improve your ability in speaking just doing practicing in speaking. For supporting you to speak well, in this occasion we would like to share some Tips Speaking English Fluently. However, some tips below are just as support, and for making you are capable in speaking fluently depends on yourself. (also read : EXPRESSION AND RESPONSE OFFER)

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Below are some Tips Speaking English Fluently:

Tip one: Using “Yes or No” questions and answers.

 Start with simple conversation by using “yes or no” type questions and answers until you find something that is interesting to both you and your conversation partner. Then continue the conversation using “open-ended” questions that encourage your partner to talk more.

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For example:

A: Do you live in Sidoarjo?

B: No.

A: So, Do you live in Surabaya?

B: Yes.

A: Are you happy living in Surabaya? read more

Expression of Calling on the Phone

Expression of Calling on the Phone

Expression of Calling on the Phone

 In this occasion we would like to share about Expression of Calling on the Phone because nowadays we know that People spend a lot of time talking on the phone. Phone calls will be different depending on the situation. For example, a group of friends will use different language on the phone than business associates. So it is important to know some Expression of Calling on the Phone. (also read : Reservation Check-in and Check-out the Hotel)

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Let’s go to the material of Expression of Calling on the Phone as below.

 Common Telephone Phrases of Expression of Calling on the Phone for the Person Make Phone Call

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General Expression

  • Who is speaking, please?
  • Could you speak up, please
  • Who would you like to speak to?
  • Oh sorry, I think I’ve dialed the wrong number
  • I didn’t understand what you just said.
  • Can I speak to …. (give the person’s name), please?
  • Could you ask …. (give the person’s name) to call me back?
  • Please speak more slowly.
  • Could you call me back again tomorrow morning?
  • What is your phone number?
  • Could you please repeat that?
  • Can you hear me clearly?
  • Just a moment, please!
  • Could you spell that, please?
  • Please say each number separately.
  • Hold the line, please!
  • The number is busy.
  • May I hold on the line.
  • I am sorry can’t hear you.
  • I am sorry I can’t understand you.
  • Please speak slowly, I am having a difficult time understanding you.
  • Who am I speaking to?
  • Who is calling?
  • The line was disconnected.
  • Please connect me to ….(give the name or the person, or the extensions)

Greeting –

  • Hi
  • Hello
  • Good morning
  • Good afternoon
  • Good evening
  • How are you?

Introduction –

  • This is …. (give your name)
  • This is …. (give your name), from …. (state place, or company).
  • Hello this … (give your name)

Requesting Someone –

  • Can I please speak to …. (give the person’s name)
  • I would like to speak to…(give the person’s name)
  • Is ….(give the person’s name) available.
  • Is it possible to speak to ….(give the person’s name).
  • I need to speak to ….(give the person’s name)

When Party (the person you are trying to call) is Unavailable

  • May I leave a message, please?
  • Do you know when he/she will be available?
  • Do you know when he/she will return to the office/home?
  • I will call back later/in an hour/tomorrow.
  • Please tell him …..(give your name) called, and I will call later/call again.
  • Please have him/she call me back.
  • Can I leave my telephone number? My phone number is…..(give your number)?
  • Please have him/her contact at ……(state a place or a phone number).
  • Where/How can I reach him/her?
  • What is her/his mobile phone number/Cell/Cellular phone number?

Sending Faxes

  • May I send you a fax?
  • What is your fax number?
  • Did you receive my fax?
  • I send a fax to…. (give person’s name), did he/she receive it?

Leave Taking

  • Alright, I will call again later then. Thank you.
  • thanks for calling
  • Bye
  • Thanks bye
  • Good bye
  • You’re welcome. Bye
  • See you

Examples in Dialogue of Calling on the Phone

Calling on the Phone 1

Nindy: Hello.

Martha: Hey is Risty there?

Nindy: Uh, yeah. Who’s this?

B: It’s Martha.

Nindy: Wait a minute, Martha (Hang on just a second) … Risty, phone’s for you. read more

Reservation Check-in and Check-out the Hotel

Reservation Check-in and Check-out the Hotel

Reservation Check-in and Check-out the Hotel

 After sharing about Expression of Conversation at Hotel, now we want to share Reservation Check-in and Check-out the Hotel.  This post is implementing of Expression of Conversation at Hotel and being shown in three dialogues, they are Making Reservation, Checking-In and Checking-out the hotel.

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Here is the dialogue about Reservation Check-in and Check-out the Hotel:

Making Reservation

Receptionist: Good afternoon. Welcome to The Bumi Hyat Hotel.

Guest: Hi, good afternoon. I’d like to make a reservation for the fourth weekend in July. Do you have any vacancies?

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Receptionist: Yes sir, we have several rooms available for that particular weekend. And what is the exact date of your arrival?

Guest: The 29th.

Receptionist: How long will you be staying?

Guest: I’ll be staying for two nights.

Receptionist: How many people is the reservation for?

Guest: There will be two of us.

Receptionist: And would you like a room with twin beds or a double bed?

Guest: A double bed, please.

Receptionist: Great. And would you prefer to have a room with a view of the ocean?

Guest: If that type of room is available, I would love to have an ocean view. What’s the rate for the room? read more

Expression of Conversation at Hotel

Expression of Conversation at Hotel

Expression of Conversation at Hotel

 Everywhere we are, we need to communicate, in the airport, bus station, bank, hotel or other place. For this in this occasion we want to share some Expression of Conversation at Hotel. This topic will be divided into three sub topic, they are common expression used by guest, expression used by hotel receptionist and example in conversation. (also read : Expression of Conversation at Restaurant)

Below is the topic of Expression of Conversation at Hotel:

Common expression used by guest

There are many expressions usually used by guests of a hotel, some of them are:

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I’d like a room for ….

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I’d like to make a reservation for ….

I’ve got a reservation.

I’ll be staying for ….

Certainly. Here it is.

Checking in

Checking out.

Common expression used by hotel receptionist

And there are also many expressions usually used by hotel receptionist of a hotel, some of them are:

May I help you?

Do you have a reservation?

we have several rooms available

How long will you be staying?

Please fill your name in this register

We need you to fill in this form please

May I see your ID, please, Mr. …? read more

Expression of Conversation at Restaurant

Expression of Conversation at Restaurant

Expression of Conversation at Restaurant

 When we go to the restaurant for getting meal or drink, it is not being avoided that we need to communicate to the waiter or waitress. For this, in this occasion we want to share about expression of conversation at restaurant. There are two main topics we are going to share. They are expression and the example of Expression of Conversation at Restaurant in dialogue. (also read : Expression of Agreement and Disagreement)

Below is the material of Expression of Conversation at Restaurant:

Expression of Conversation at Restaurant

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PHRASES

Some expressions or phrases can be used by the waiter to say or ask

Good morning/afternoon/evening

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Excuse me, Sir/Madam

What can I do for you?

Have you booked a table?

Would you like to see the menu?

Could I take your order, sir/madam?

What would you like to start with?

What would you like to drink? /Anything to drink?

What would you like for main course/ for dessert?

Is everything alright?

Enjoy your meal!

Some expressions or phrases can be used by the guest or customer to say or ask

I’ll have…/ I am having…

As an entrée I’ll have a salad and for main course I’d like the roast beef.

Could I have chips instead of potatoes, please?

Is there anything you would recommend? read more

asking for Name in Dialogue

Asking for Name in Dialogue

Asking for Name in Dialogue

 When we meet new people whom we don’t know his/her name before wherever we go or sometimes there are situations when we have already met the person but forgotten their name, we need to ask their name.

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 In this lesson we will learn how to ask someone’s name by using the expression “What’s your name?” However, in this lesson we directly apply the expression of asking for Name in Dialogue in many different ways. The purpose of giving different ways in asking for Name in Dialogue to express “What’s your name?” so that You’ll get more comfortable with asking a stranger for their name, and also with asking someone you’ve already met to remind you of their name. (also read : How to Introduce Yourself or Other People)

Let’s look at some dialogues that will help us to learn, or remember, a person’s name.

Just Ask Her

Fanty: Hey Rudy.

Rudy: Hey Fanty. How are you?

Fanty: I’m fine, thank you. What’s up with you lately?

Rudy: Nothing. I like this girl in my office but I just don’t have the guts to ask her name.

Fanty: Oh silly. It’s easy, just say “What’s your name?” read more