Conversation Practice for English Learners, all levels and all ages.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Dialogue Workout #61- It's good Past Perfect Practice.
1. A: How was you weekend? B: It wasn’t a bad weekend, but it was too short. A: Did you do anything interesting? B: I went to a party at Mike’s house. A: Did you enjoy it? B: Yes, I did. I hadn’t gone to a party in a long time. 2. A: Did you see any movies on the weekend? B: Yes, I saw “Mission to Mars”. It wasn’t bad. A: I heard about it. There are a lot special effects. B: Yes, the special effects were the best part. A: So, did you enjoy it? B: Yes, I did. I hadn’t gone to a movie in ages. 3. A: I don’t usually go to movies. B: I never go to movies. I haven’t gone to a movie in two months. A: What did you do over the weekend? B: I went bowling for the first time in six years. A: That must have been fun. B: It was a lot of fun. 4. A: How was your trip to L.A.? B: I didn’t go to L.A. as I had planned. A: What happened? I thought you were going. B: I missed the plane. A: You missed the plane? What a shame. B: Yea. By the time I got to the airport, the plane had already left. 5. A: How was Jack’s party? B: We didn’t enjoy the party very much. A: How come? You were looking forward to it. B: We got there very late. A: You got there late? B: Yea. By the time we got there, most of the guests had already left. 6. A: How was the wedding reception? B: It was okay. It could have been better. A: Really? I thought there was going to be a lot of good food. B: There was a lot of good food. A: So, what was the problem with it? B: There were too many guests. By the time we reached the food, it had already been eaten. 7. A: What did you do over the weekend? B: I worked both Saturday and Sunday. A: Oh, you didn’t have much time to relax. B: It was okay. I got a lot of overtime pay. A: I hope you will have a day off soon. B: Sure, I will have a day off on Wednesday. And it’ll be great. I haven’t had a day off in a couple of weeks. 8. A: How was your day off yesterday? B: I really enjoyed it because I hadn’t had a day off in about two weeks. A: I know. You’ve been working very hard lately. B: I’ve been trying to do two jobs. A: That kind of schedule can take a lot out of you. B: It sure can. I’ve been feeling pretty exhausted. 9. A: I’m worried about Sandra. B: How come? A: She’s been working ten hours a day, seven days a week. B: She doesn’t have a day off? A: No, she doesn’t. She hasn’t had a day off in five weeks. B: We should talk to her. She needs to take a break. 10. A: Did you do anything special on the weekend? B: Yes, I took my children to the zoo. A: No kidding. Was that fun? B: Yes, it was. I hadn’t been to the zoo since I was a kid. A: And your children enjoyed it? B: Oh, yeah. They had a ball.
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