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.

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


THE DIALOGUES
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.
NAMRATA: Okay
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.
NAMRATA: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.
Post your comments to enrich and improve the conversation..

20 comments:

enigma said...

the first and foremost error that i saw here was of 'repetition' it's like 2 programmed bots conversing in some bot English..for ex-the same question that namrata asks has been asked by the other participant and in the same fashion. some grammatical faults and some structural errors are also exhibited....the best way to improving dialogues is to have them again and again....meaning the use of language should be increased....one such trail and error experiment wont do any gud for a student of such level..
yours sincerely....

SREELAL said...

add more coversations

nancy said...

I'll be coming up with more

Harshad said...

Wher Nice Concept for learn English

nancy said...

Thank you Harshad,
I take up online classes where students carry out conversations and learn English

Bifny said...

hai...i m a degree student, but i m very poor in english..will u help me to improve it?

nancy said...

Hi,
Bifny, first of all thanks for writing to me. To improve English you must start practicing it regularly. You can attend my online classes to start with. Just click on the label of Online Classes to view the upcoming classes I have scheduled.

hala.hala77 said...

hello every body .. i have to learm english very well.. plz i need a help :)thank u

hala.hala77 said...

i need ur help :( :(

nancy said...

Hi Haha,
I take interactive English classes on the Internet.
You can enrol for my course http://www.wiziq.com/course/117-english-speaking-online-course. The next group starts from December 15, 2010.

Kamran said...

Hi nancy,
i am called faisal i'm as well poor in english would you like to help me out..

faisalkhan@iciltek.com

Apurva Dash said...

Hi Nancy,
I want to learn more English frequently.Now,I am reading in Class - VII.Please give me the schedule between 10 minutes in my g mail account - adapurvasony@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

from my point of view its a gud thing to improve english.

ammu said...

my favourite conversation

Anonymous said...

Actually i poor in english i know grammer rules but i could not talk fluent english with others ,i need help u

nancy said...

Hi Anonymous,
For improving your fluency in English, you need to practice Speaking English daily. Mail me on namrataaro@gmail.com and I'll guide you on the same.

vijay said...

im realy like when speak english, but l count not speak english

vijay said...

im realy happey when speaking english, but i could not speak engish

nancy said...

Hi Vijay,
You can become a part of the I Speak You Speak English learning experience and join my classes online.

Anonymous said...

hi nancy..
plz help me out also