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Please help me with some dialogues:) [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-8-13 16:04:59 |Display all floors

The last one: An Invitation to Dinner

-Hi, Kate! It’s so nice to meet you here! I was just about to phone you.
-What a coincidence! How is everything with you, Alice?
-Fine. And you?
-Fine too. Are you free for our party next Friday evening?
-Friday? Let me see. No problem.
- Well, we're having a few friends over for dinner, and we'd like you and your husband to join us.
-It's very kind of you, Richard. Thank you very much for your invitation.
-Well. I think I've got to run, my wife is waiting for me outside.
-OK. Have a nice time. Please give my regards to your husband.
-Certainly I will. Thank you, and good-bye!
-Good-bye!



[ Last edited by coolmax at 2006-8-13 04:07 PM ]

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Post time 2006-8-14 18:56:48 |Display all floors

dialoue 1: dinner

done
whats done
the dinner
but its still 4 o clock
your watch is broken its dark already
i have tasty bread and egg
im not hungry yet

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Post time 2006-8-16 03:19:34 |Display all floors
-Done!
-Perfect! It's almost 4 o'clock. Would you like to have dinner together?
-I'm sorry. I already have another appointment tonight.
-That’s all right. How about tomorrow?
-I'm afraid not. I’ll be on a business trip to Shanghai tonight until Friday.
-Well, we can make it another time.
-Sure. Thank you.

:)

Dialogue II: A Car Show

-Hello, may I speak to Alice?
-This is Alice. Who is that?
-Hi Alice, this is Bob. What're / What are you going to do tomorrow afternoon, Alice?
-Um, nothing planned actually.
-Are you free then? I’d like to invite you to a car show. I've got two tickets.
-Great! Where is it?
-In the Grand Conference Center.
-Very good! Let’s meet at 3 o’clock at the south gate of the center, shall we?
-It’s a deal!

**"what're - It would definitely sound like that when spoken, but we don't write it like that. We would always write "what are", though you are right that it sounds like "what're". Maybe it's a new contraction, catching on!

[ Last edited by freakyqi at 2006-8-16 03:23 AM ]

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Post time 2006-8-16 03:32:47 |Display all floors
Housewarming party - perfect, A+


Dialogue IV: A Birthday Party

-It’s you, Dan! What brings you here? Come in please, and take a seat!
-Thank you, Peter, I’d like to invite you to my birthday party.  I’m going to be 18 next week.
-Congratulations! And thank you very much for the invitation. Of course I’d love to come.
-It will be held at 7:30 next Tuesday evening. (not wrong at all, but it's a little formal - in casual conversation it would usually just be "It'll be 7:30 next Tuesday." Don't worry about not saying "evening" - no 18 yr old would have a party at 7:30am! haha You could say "Tuesday night" if you want, it's more casual, especially for young people.)
-No problem.
-Thank you. Bye.
-Bye. Please watch your step.

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Post time 2006-8-16 03:47:38 |Display all floors
Dialogue V: A weekend Plan

-Hi Tom, What are you doing over the weekend?
-Well, haven't got any plans yet, (no "and") I’m still thinking about it.
-How about going skating and boating?
-Skating? That sounds great! In the park again? ('It" isn't wrong, but 'that' is more natural)
-Yes. I’ll call you tomorrow. Shall we go out for a walk now?
- Let’s go!

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-Hi, Kate! It’s so nice to meet you here! I was just about to phone you.
-What a coincidence! How is everything with you, Alice?
-Fine. And you?
-Fine too. Are you free for our party next Friday evening?
-Friday? Let me see. No problem.
- Well, we're having a few friends over for dinner, and we'd like you and your husband to join us.
-That's very kind of you, Richard. Thank you very much for your invitation.
-Well. I think I've got to run, my wife is waiting for me outside.
-OK. Have a nice time. Please give my regards to your husband.
-Certainly I will. Thank you, and good-bye!
-Good-bye!


Um... I'm confused, maybe it's me... maybe you meant "wife" instead of husband?

ALICE  -That's very kind of you, Richard. Thank you very much for your invitation.
RICHARD  -Well. I think I've got to run, my wife is waiting for me outside.
ALICE -OK. Have a nice time. Please give my regards to your husband.

If that last line I copied is Alice, she is telling Richard to say hello to his husband. Or maybe I am confused, it does happen easily. Oh... I see there are 3 people? Hmm... I'm sure you have it straight, it's just a little unclear with no names when there are more than 2 people. Sorry!


Did you write these all yourself? They're really good, now I want to hear you talk! Do you get lots of chances to speak with native English speakers? If not, how do you sound so natural? Movies maybe? Anyway, you get an A from me.:)

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Post time 2006-8-16 23:42:40 |Display all floors

And I'm learning a lot

Keep your lessons going

宠辱不惊,闲看庭前,花开花落;
去留无意,漫随天外,云卷云舒。

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Post time 2006-8-17 10:54:18 |Display all floors

freakyqi, millions to thanks to you!

I showed progress partly because you have taught me a lot, including way of thinking. I love to be brainwashed by you in learning English!

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