Friday, January 15, 2010

Dialogue Workout "A", Present Simple Tense

"Old Town Two" by Wassily Kandinsky

A: My name is Tom. What’s yours?
B: I’m Mary.
A: Hi, Mary. What level are you in?
B: I’m in Level Three. And you?
A: I’m in Level 3, too. So this is the right classroom.
B: Do you work, Tom?

A: Yes, I do. I go to work after class.
B: What kind of work do you do?
A: I’m a baker. I work until 7:00 pm.
B: That’s interesting.
A: Yes, it is. I bake bread and cookies.
B: I’m a baby sitter. I go to work after class too.

A: What days do you work?
B: I work every day except Wednesday. And you?
A: I work every day except weekends.
B: Where do you live?
A: I live in San Francisco. And you?
B: I don’t live in San Francisco, I live in Daly City.

A: Are you married?
B: Yes, I am. My husband works as a janitor.
A: Does he study English too?
B: Yes, he does. He studies at night. How about you?
A: I’m single, but I have a girlfriend.
B: I met my husband eight years ago.

A: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
B: Yes, I do. I come from a large family.
A: Really? How many brothers or sisters do you have?
B: I have four brothers and three sisters.
A: What country are you from.
B: Originally, I’m from Guatemala. But we moved to Mexico three years ago.

A: Do any of your brothers or sisters live here?
B: Yes, two brothers and one sister live in San Francisco.
A: Does your sister attend City College too?
B: Yes, she does. She studies ESL. She’s in Level One. She’s married. Do you come from Mexico?
A: No, I don’t. I’m from Nicaragua.
B: How many children do you have?

A: I have two children, a boy and a girl.
B: How old are they?
A: My son is five and my daughter is seven.
B: Does your son go to school?
A: Yes, he does. He’s in kindergarten. My daughter is in second grade.
B: Do your children like school?

A: They like school very much, but they’re happy after school, too.
B: What do they do after school?
A: They always play in the playground.
B: My sister has three kids. They all go to school.
A: Does she work?
B: Yes, she does. But her schedule is flexible. She works part time.

A: You go to school every day and you also work.
B: Yes, and I also take care of my children.
A: You are a very busy person.
B: So are you. You go to school every day and you work.
A: That’s okay. I like to study.
B: What do you do in your free time?
A: I like to visit my brothers and sisters and listen to music.

A: I like to read good novels and poems.
B: Where do you find books to read?
A: I go to the Mission Branch Library.
B: Where is that library?
A: It’s at the corner of 24th and Bartlett.
B: It’s just two blocks from here.

A: The summertime is cold in San Francisco.
B: I agree. It is different from my country.
A: It’s always very cold in the morning.
B: It’s foggy outside now.
A: Yes. I wear my jacket every morning.
B: I sometimes wear a sweater when it’s cold.

Present Simple Tense Grammar Exercise at Basic English Grammar.


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