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Theme-based conversations and language practice for students of English, such as EFL, ESL and ESOL, at a beginner level. The dialogs have two or more speakers. Read transcripts and listen to mp3 files.

ELT Podcast - Basic Conversations for EFL and ESL Robert Chartrand and Bill Pellowe

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Theme-based conversations and language practice for students of English, such as EFL, ESL and ESOL, at a beginner level. The dialogs have two or more speakers. Read transcripts and listen to mp3 files.

    Basic Conversations - Introductions

    Basic Conversations - Introductions

    This is a basic introduction between two people. You will hear it three times: first at a regular speed, then at a slower speed, then at the regular speed again.

    Robert: Hi, I'm Robert Chartrand.
    Bill: Hi. I'm Bill Pellowe. Nice to meet you.
    Robert: Nice to meet you, too. What do you do?
    Bill: I'm a university teacher. How about you?
    Robert: Me too! What university do you teach at?
    Bill: I teach at Kinki University. And you?
    Robert: Oh, I teach at Kurume University.

    • 2 min
    Basic Conversations - How long are you staying?

    Basic Conversations - How long are you staying?

    Bill: Hi Robert! What's up?
    Robert: I'm going to the U.S. next week.
    Bill: Oh, really? I didn't know that. Where are you going?
    Robert: I'm going to Tampa.
    Bill: Where's that?
    Robert: In Florida.
    Bill: What are you going to do there?
    Robert: I'm going to visit my family. My grandmother lives there.
    Bill: That sounds nice. When are you leaving?
    Robert: On Saturday March 11th.
    Bill: How long are you staying?
    Robert: A couple of weeks.

    Let's practice.

    Where are you going?
    To Rock Island.
    Where's that?
    In Illinois.
    When are you leaving?
    On Monday February 2nd.
    How long are you staying?
    For a month.

    Where are you going?
    To Abbotsford.
    Where's that?
    In British Columbia, Canada.
    When are you leaving?
    On Thursday November 1st.
    How long are you staying?
    For four years.

    Your turn... You answer...
    Where are you going?
    Where's that?
    When are you leaving?
    How long are you staying there?

    • 4 min
    Basic Conversations - What kind of sports do you like?

    Basic Conversations - What kind of sports do you like?

    Bill: Robert, I have some tickets to the Hawks game. Do you want to go?
    Robert: Not really, Bill. I don't like baseball.
    Bill: Oh, do you like sports?
    Robert: Yes, of course.
    Bill: What kind of sports do you like?
    Robert: I like soccer.
    Bill: Well, that's the world's most popular sport.

    Let's practice.
    A: What kind of sports do you like?
    B: I like soccer.

    A: What kind of Japanese food do you like?
    B: I like sushi.

    A: What kind of books do you like?
    B: I like Harry Potter.

    A: What kind of movies do you like?
    B: I like action movies.

    A: What kind of cars do you like?
    B: I like sports cars.

    A: What kind of computers do you like?
    B: I like Apple computers.

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    • 2 min
    Basic Conversations - The Weekend

    Basic Conversations - The Weekend

    This is a basic conversation about the weekend. First, you'll hear it at a normal speed, then at a slower speed. Next, you'll hear some practice drills. Finally, you'll hear the conversation again at a normal speed.

    Robert: Good morning, Bill. How are you today?
    Bill: Good morning, Robert. I'm all right. How are you?
    Robert: Pretty good. Did you have a nice weekend?
    Bill: Not bad. I went to the movies on Saturday night.
    Robert: Oh yeah? What did you see?
    Bill: I saw the new Harry Potter movie.
    Robert: Did you like it?
    Bill: Yes, it was excellent!

    Practice
    A: I went to the movies.
    B: Oh yeah? What did you see?

    A: I went to a new restaurant.
    B: Oh yeah? What did you eat?

    A: I went shopping.
    B: Oh yeah? What did you buy?

    A: I went for a drive.
    B: Oh yeah? Where did you go?

    • 2 min
    Basic Conversations - Who did you talk to?

    Basic Conversations - Who did you talk to?

    Who did you talk to?

    Robert: I talked to someone interesting yesterday.
    Bill: Who did you talk to?
    Robert: I can't remember his name, but I was sitting on the train...
    Bill: Yeah...
    Robert: ...and this young man started talking to me.
    Bill: What did he say?
    Robert: He said that he was from Thailand and he was studying here in Japan.
    Bill: You mean he was a university student.
    Robert: No, he was a high school student. He had a uniform on.
    Bill: I see, so what did you talk about?
    Robert: Well, he said that he enjoyed living in Japan, but he did not have much chance to speak in English.
    Bill: How was his English?
    Robert: Pretty good. So, he asked me if we could chat while sitting on the train.
    Bill: That's interesting. It's not everyday that you meet a Thai student in Japan.
    Robert: That's right.

    Let's practice...

    I saw someone interesting last week.
    Who did you see?

    I went somewhere fun last month.
    Where did you go?

    I ate something strange. I don't feel so good.
    When did you eat it?

    I read an interesting book.
    What did you read?

    I have to go to England next week.
    Why do you have to go there?

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    • 5 min
    Basic Conversations - Weekend plans

    Basic Conversations - Weekend plans

    Weekend plans

    Robert: Do you have any plans for this weekend?
    Bill: I don't know. I might watch a video at home. And you?
    Robert: I'm going to meet some friends.
    Bill: What are you going to do?
    Robert: We might go sailing if the weather is nice.
    Bill: Sailing, wow! Do you have a sailboat?
    Robert: No, my friend has one. She goes sailing every weekend.

    Let's practice.

    A: We might go for a drive.
    B: A drive, wow! Do you have a car?

    A: We might go hunting.
    B: Hunting, wow! Do you have a gun?

    A: We might go surfing.
    B: Surfing, wow! Do you have a surfboard?

    A: We might buy a house.
    B: A house, wow! Do you have enough money?

    A: We might play some music.
    B: Play music, wow! Do you have a band?

    Your turn... You answer...

    What are going to wear tomorrow?
    What are you are going eat for dinner?
    Who are you going to meet later?
    When are you going to go home?
    Where are you going to go for your next vacation?
    How are you going to go home?

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    • 5 min

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