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English conversation in post office


Balu : May I come in, sir?

Post Master : Please do, what can I do for you?

Balu : My father is in Mumbai. He sent a mail last week.

But I haven’t received

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it so far. Would you

please check it up?

Post Master : You see, the letters from the West are delayed due

to the train accident.

Balu : Is that so? Can I get some information regarding

my mail?

Post Master : You may try with the Sorting Office.

Balu : Could you tell me the way?

Post Master : I am a little busy. Could I ask the attendant to

help you?

[Balu meets the buy viagra online attendant]

Attendant : Well. As you go out of the Post Office, turn left.

Balu : O.K. sir.

Attendant : Keep walking.

Balu : How far is it, sir?

Attendant : Just half a kilometer. Take the right turn.

Balu : I know now. Thank you very much.

Attendant : Cross the road carefully….

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conversation between friends


Vijay : Hello, Karthik! I visited your house yesterday.

You weren’t there. Where did you go?

Karthik : I went to see the football match between our school

and Brindavan sc

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hool. I left home very early.

Vijay : How was the match? Was it interesting yesterday?

Karthik : The match started exactly at 5 pm. Our

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school played

well and scored the first goal before half time

immediately after, Brindavan School scored the

equalizer.Our school scored the winning goal in the

last minute and won the match.

Vijay : Oh! When did you reach home?

Karthik : I reached home very late.

Vijay : By the way who won the match last year?

Karthik : Even last year, our school won the match

situation 2

Raj       : Hey Seema, did you watch the match yesterday?

sachin was in terrific form

Seema  : Oh yes, I did. But don’t you think we should stop

spending so much money on  cricket and cricketers?

Raj       : No way. I don’t think so. I don’t agree with you,

Seema, Cricket is, the only sport we excel at as a nation.

So there’s nothing wrong in encouraging the game.

What do you feel Arun?

Arun     : I tend to disagree with you Raj. However if you want my frank opinion,

I feel India can do without cricket until poverty und illiteracy is eradiated.

Right, Seema?

Seema  : Absolutely! OUR focus should be on economic development right now.

Raj       : I think-both of you are very foolish. Cricket creates

so much national pride that it binds the nation.

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Ramu and Gopal – simple conversation between two friends

Ramu : Hello! Gopal how are you getting on?
Gopal : Better not talk about it. I’ve been going through a hard time.
Ramu : What’s the matter, why don’t you come up with it?
Gopal : I don’t know how to put it across to you. 1 think I won’t yet through the Exam.
Ramu : I’ve always been telling you not to put off studies till the last minute.
Gopal : I know I will have to bring myself round to putting in regular hours of hard work. I’m so worried.
Ramu : Stop worrying and get down to studies. You can surely make up for the time lost.

General conversation in English

Mr. Wellington : I used to see you frequently at the doctor’s. Now I don’t. I suppose you’re fit and well.
Mr. Illingworth : In fact, I haven’t been enjoying good health of late. I was suffering from continuous high grade fever and severe bouts of cold. I was down with typhoid, followed by a malarial attack. As I was recuperating, I slipped down the stairs and fractured my arm. I also sustained a ligament tear in my left ankle. To top it all I almost had a cardiac arrest. I was admitted in the hospital. I was there for ten days. I was discharged only last week. I’m convalescing at my son’s place now. The neighbour over three coughs all night. I’m already suffering from insomnia. I thought I could go over to my daughter’s place in Bangalore. But you know I have wheezing, and the climate over there might aggravate it. Moreover…..
Mr. Wellington : But what does the doctor suggest?
Mr. Illingworth : Which doctor?
Mr. Wellington : The doctor at the clinic, where I see you, whenever I pass by.
Mr. Illingworth : Well, that’s my clinic, and I’m the doctor.
Mr. Wellington : ?!

Pets at the Vet’s – conversation with doctor

Mr. Bhairav : Doctor, my dog is scratching like crazy all the time. She has lost lot of hair.  I’m afraid she wouldn’t win this year’s Ms. Beautiful Hair at the Annual Dog Show.

Vet : Let me see. Well, she’s infested with fleas. I’ll prescribe a shampoo and powder. For now, my assistant will apply a lotion. Do not wash it immediately. Let it dry for three to four hours. Then bathe her with this shampoo. Dry her after her bath and apply this powder. ……

Ms. Kitty : Doctor, My cat hasn’t eaten anything for two days.

Vet : Let me take a look. (inspects the cat) By the way, Ms. Kitty, you seem to have gone down quite a bit since I saw you last.

Ms. Kitty : Well, doctor. You’re right. I’ve been attending a dieting and slimming course.
Vet : Have you been taking her with you?

Ms. Kitty : Of, course. She follows me wherever I go.

Vet : No, wonder then. She’s dieting too!

Ms. Kitty : What do I do, doctor?

Vet : Well, have you tried tempting her with a plateful of fish and lot of milk?

Ms. Kitty : No, doctor. You see, I would be tempted on seeing a plateful of food. And what would happen to my Ms.Chennai dream? ……

Anila : Doctor, I picked up a baby squirrel from the garden yesterday. She is bruised. Must’ve fallen off the tree.

Vet : (treats the squirrel)I’ve applied an antiseptic cream. That’ll do. She’ll
be alright.

Anila : Doctor, how do I feed her? She is too weak to drink from the saucer.

Vet : Try tube-feeding her until she gets strong.

After a vacation – talking and sharing conversation

Prabha : Hi Sudha! How was your vacation?

Sudha : Great!We had lots of adventure and excitement!

Prabha : Adventure?! How come? You were going to Pune for a quiet holiday at your grandfather’s farm, weren’t you?

Sudha : Yes. You see, we had to go to Pune en route Bombay to pick up my aunts and via Hyderabad for a stop-over as Dad had some business deals to complete. Dad came up with a suggestion that we try different modes of transport. So we booked air and train tickets at the booking counters, boarded the train to Hyderabad, took a flight to Bombay and from
there we completed our journey to Pune by road.

Prabha : So that was the adventure!

Sudha : It was just one of the many. The adventure started from home when we couldn’t get the car started so we had to phone for a call taxi.We were delayed on our way due to
traffic snarls, and we managed to reach the railway station at the nick of time. Surprisingly, the train was starting out as scheduled so we scrambled into the coach with the porter
pushing us in along with our luggage. With the train departing on time we arrived at Hyderabad, without much ado but it was difficult to find the three star hotel in which
we had booked rooms well in advance. By the time we checked in we were exhausted!
As we had to catch a 7 a.m flight with the reporting time at 6 am we asked the reception to give us an early morning call at 4 a.m. He woke us only at 5.30 a.m. So we had to dash
to the airport, run up to the check-in desk, weigh our luggage – fortunately we had no excess baggage – collect our boarding passes and rush to the departure lounge. It was only then that we noticed the weather conditions! Yes, you guessed right! There was heavy fog! So you can imagine what followed: the flight was delayed by fog! We finally boarded
the plane at 8 am found our seats with the help of the airsteward and relaxed only after we had fastened our seat belts, and watched through the porthole the plane taxiing along the runway before it took off. The flight was not bumpy in spite of the weather and the pilot being a veteran, the plane cruised at a comfortable altitude. The touchdown was so smooth that I didn’t realise we had landed. When we alighted from the plane and walked to the terminal building we found our aunties waiting to receive us. They had rented cars for our drive down to Pune. So we piled in into two Ambassadors and from here the excitement began.

Prabha : I don’t see what is so exciting about riding in a car.We are doing it everyday, aren’t we?

Sudha : It’s not the car ride I’m talking about! It’s the road! The beautiful scenery on either side; the cool freshness of the air! There’s nothing like travelling by road if you want to know your country!

Prabha : So, how did the rest of your vacation go?

Sudha : I’ll tell you later, it’s time for the Morning Assembly.

Among a group of wedding guests conversation

Ravi : Hi!You look familiar! Are you the groom’s colleague?

Prabhu : No, a close friend of the groom’s brother. I’m Prabhu. He and I work in a  publishing house. I’m an accountant in T S Publications.

Ravi : Oh! Is that so? They are one of the leading publishers, I’m told, with a high turn over! Your work must be quite  interesting.

Prabhu : Far from it! It is a nine-to-five job, with a lot of paper work and a fixed salary with no perks. But it is my first job so I am learning the ropes to gain experience.

Ravi : I’m Ravi. I am with a small-scale industry. We produce nuts and bolts for  automobile ancillary units. I look after administration as well as quality control, though my designation is Senior Manager , Accounts.

Prabhu : You must be on your toes the whole day!

Ravi : Not at all! It’s a safe and sedate  job especially when you have a responsible team under your command. Besides, there are no transfers, no chances of embezzlement and no bossy orders from the top. Everything works on set schedules and procedures, so I can go about my work in a mechanical way till I am ready for retirement.

Kumar : I’m Kumar – Ravi’s cousin. He calls his monotonous job a sedate one. Not my cup of tea! I’m in the State Fire fighting Department. I literally and figuratively keep climbing ladders.

Prabhu : Wow!You are the kind of person the kittens like!

Kumar : Yes!We do occasionally save kittens from trees and dogs caught in large garbage bins, but more often we are fighting fires in narrow streets and high-rise buildings.

Prabhu : Interesting! What are your hours of work? Twenty- four hours? How about your salary?

Kumar : Not always. It’s not a nine-to-five job, nor a part time one. Nor is it exactly flexi-time.We follow a shift system on roster but adjust in a crisis with an over-time and often forego our time-off voluntarily. As for salary, its a government scale of pay with PF, CCA, HRA, increment, bonus name it, we have it!

Prabhu : Do you have any other perquisites or privileges?

Kumar : Of course! We are fully insured with medical facilities. Promotions are smooth and quick depending on our performance. We have our share of holidays with travel allowance and earned leave but “priority to the call of duty” is the unspoken law.

Suresh : Duty is always the priority! I’m Suresh, a doctor – specialist in Cardiology and my cell-phone and keys are always within reach!

Kumar : You look too young to be a doctor! And how is your job? Is it as exciting as mine?

Suresh : Well! … exciting .. er… yes, in a way. It is as high-risk a job as yours, because one wrong diagnosis or a careless movement of the lancet and my career is as good as dead! Ravi : Do you have fixed working hours when there are no outpatients or theatre-operations?

Suresh : No, we are not bound by time-schedules, only duty schedules. And other aspects like transfer are only in government hospitals and private chain-hospitals. Promotions .. well, you climb the career ladder on the percentage of patients you successfully send out with full recovery. In other words, your career growth is synonymous with your experience measured by the trust your patients have in you.

Prabhu : How about you? Are you with Kumar? You look as young as him!

Gopal : No, I’m the bride’s cousin. I am a trainee at an engineering unit. I have been appointed through my Institute’s placement interviews.

Prabhu : Normally trainees are green at their jobs and are bound to get “kicked around” a bit before they get stream-lined into a specialised area of work. How is it with you?

Gopal : Well, nothing to provoke complaints, but the boss is a demanding, tough task-master. He has a reputation of having sacked thrice as many trainees as he has had promoted. So I’m already on the look out for another opening so that I can quit before he dismisses me!

Prabhu : You trainees are paid quite a sum these days ! Thirty years ago an “apprentice” as he was called then, earned a “stipend” of a maximum of Rs.100/- per month!

Gopal : Yes, job benefits are sound and having a pay-slip showing a five-digit salary when we are just out of college, is quite intoxicating. Besides, we have all other facilities and perks. There’s travel allowance, over-time pay when we work late hours; and there are luncheons and dinners galore on the slightest pretext of a conference. And the work is really challenging enough, to not burn out with fatigue or boredom.

Prabhu : So when does your training get over?

Gopal : It’s a six month traineeship, then if I satisfy my boss I am promoted right away into ‘executive’ position. From thereon success depends on quantitative and qualitative project completion. The more impressive my portfolio, the better are the chances of growth.

Prabhu : All the best Gopal! Shiva : Hey! Don’t leave me out! I’m Shiva, the bride’s kid brother, and I am with the largest group in India. It’s called the UGGI, the Unemployed Graduate Group of Idlers!

All : Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!! …

Father and Son – asking money

Son : I’m sorry to bother you, I need a help daddy.

Father : What help?

Son : I want ss…some…mm money.

Father : What was that?

Son : I said I want some money.

Father : Money? What for?

Son : I’ve lost my friend’s cell phone Daddy.

Father : Your friend’s cell phone? How did it happen?

Son : It was in my shirt pocket, Daddy. While travelling in a crowded bus, some thief picked it from my pocket. I have to buy a new one and give it to him.

Father : You’re always careless. How much does it cost?

Son : Only Rs.3000 /-

Father : Go and get it from your mom.

Son : Thank you, Daddy.

conversation between a sales representative and a prospective buyer

Sales rep : Excuse me, Madam. Could I have a few minutes of
your time, please? I’m Daniel Robinson, and I represent Crusoe Automatons Ltd. You see, we have launched a robot – Girl Friday. You name the chore and she performs it. Want a glass of water? Just tell her and she’ll get you one.
Buyer : What if I want the floor cleaned?
Sales rep : She’ll do it in a jiffy. She’s a real wonder.
Buyer : How do I operate her?
Sales rep : See this knob. Just turn and switch on this button. Here
she goes.
Buyer : What about the power connection?
Sales rep : She operates on battery. Once a week she needs to be
Buyer : She too! Well, what’s the cost of this robot?
Sales rep : Only ten thousand rupees.
Buyer : Only? My! That’s quite expensive.
Sales rep : Think about the time and energy saved, Madam.
Buyer : What other features does the robot have?
Sales rep : Well, she has a remarkable memory. She can store any
amount of information. For example you can tell her your shopping list, birthdays, things to do, etc., and she reminds you every now and then.
Buyer : Will she wake me up every morning?
Sales rep : Of bourse she will. But you don’t have to, because she would do all the chores. You can have your beauty sleep.
Buyer : What’s the warranty period?
Sales rep : Three years.
Buyer : And after sales service?
Sales rep : She wouldn’t need that for a long time. Alter all she’s
designed to serve you. Well, in ease of trouble, you can contact this hour help line.
Buyer : Why is she called Girl Friday?
Sales rep : Well, that’s because Friday is her day off.

Meeting a foreigner and converse with him

Rahul : May I introduce myself? My name is Rahul. (introducing oneself)
John : I am John.
Rahul : How do you do? (responding to introduction)
John : How do you do?
Rahul : Where are you from, Mr.John? (asking for information)
John : I’m from the US. How about you?
Rahul : I belong here. How long have you been here?
John : I’ve been here for two weeks.
Rahul : Are you going to stay for long?
John : No, I’m just on a short holiday.
Rahul : Do you like Chennai? (asking for likes/dislikes)
John : Yes, I am enjoying it here. (expressing likes/ dislikes)
Rahul : Is it too hot for you?
John : No, not too hot.
Rahul : And how do you like the food here? (asking for likes/dislikes)
John : It’s delicious and tasty, but a little hot and spicy. (expressing likes/dislikes)
Rahul : Do you like our idlis?
John : I love the soft idlis, particularly with sambar. Fantastic combination.
Rahul : How about parathas?
John : Parathas? I can’t stand that. (expressing likes/ dislikes)
It is tough and leathery unnlike your fluffy idlis.