Thursday, April 23, 2009

Conversation between two friends on the weather in their cities

THIS CONVERSATION WAS HELD IN A SESSION ON "I SPEAK YOU SPEAK ENGLISH" BETWEEN TWO ATTENDEES Dhana Lakshmi AND Zain(carried on by the Moderator Namrata herself with Lakshmi). Their dialogue was noted down by SARANYA and edited by the Moderator Namrata herself.

Two friends are talking to each other on the phone after a long time. They eventually start discussing the weather in their cities/towns.

NAMRATA:Hi Lakshmi, How are you?
LAKSHMI: Hi Namrata, I am good.
NAMRATA: How you doing?
LAKSHMI: Yeah, I am doing good. What about you?
NAMRATA: Great. How are your parents?
LAKSHMI: They are very fine.
NAMRATA: and your job?
LAKSHMI: good. What about your job?
NAMRATA: very nice
LAKSHMI: How are you feeling today?
NAMRATA: I am fine, actually three months back I wasn't feeling very well. Now I have recovered. and what about you? how s your health?
LAKSHMI: yeah I am also
NAMRATA: Okay and how's the weather over there?
LAKSHMI: Yeah it's very hot and the temperature is around 37 Degree
NAMRATA: you must be getting tanned?
LAKSHMI: yeah, what about over there?
NAMRATA: I have heard the blistering heat over there is ruining everyone's peace. Is it so?
LAKSHMI: Yeah. In some areas it is like that, but in my area it's not like that.
LAKSHMI: What about there?
NAMRATA: It's not very hot over here and not very cold, but in the evening it's quite pleasant.
LAKSHMI: Then, you are so lucky to be in that area. I think I'll come there for a week
NAMRATA: Wow, when are you going to come?
LAKSHMI: I'll tell you later.
NAMRATA:Okay. Lakshmi, I have got to go and let's catch up some time later then?
LAKSHMI:Okay bye.

The conversation contains errors and is in simple English. In the session, words and phrases like 'Blistering heat' and 'basking in' were recommended to talk about the heat.
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Striking Conversations

Talking to friends, relatives and acquaintances is a pretty easy task when it comes to to updating each other on "what's new in one's life". The problem begins when it comes to extending these conversations beyond these preliminary exchanges to discussing things in detail.

Let's put up a few conversations here to see how well we converse in English.