At a bank

At a bank– Situational Dialogues – How to say

At a bank– Situational Dialogues – How to say

1.

I’d like to change these Euros please.

How do you want it?

It’s all the same to me.

Did you want anything else?

Yes, I’d like to open a deposit account.

2.

Could you cash this travellers’ cheque, please?

How would you like it?

Five pound notes, please.

Anything else?

Yes, I’m expecting some money from Paris. Is it in yet?

3.

A new cheque book and these dollars into sterling, please.

How did you want it?

The biggest you have, please.

Do you want anything else?

Yes, I’d like to know the rate for Japanese yen.

4.

Do you think you can change this note for me please?

How shall I give it to you?

Notes and large silver, please.

Was there anything else?

Yes, could you tell me my balance?

At a doctor’s surgery

At a doctor’s surgery – Situational Dialogues – How to say

At a doctor's surgery – Situational Dialogues – How to say


1.

I’ve got a sore throat and my chest hurts.

How long have you been like this?

Two or three days now.

I should think you’ve got flu, there’s a lot of it about.

What do you advise?

Take this prescription to the chemist’s and then go straight to bed.

2.

I feel shivery and I’ve got a pain in my stomach.

How long have you had it?

The best part of a week.

By the sound of it, you’ve caught a chill.

What should I do?

I’ll give you something for it, and come to see you in a couple of days.

3.

I keep feeling dizzy, and I’ve got a headache.

How long has this been going on?.

It came on yesterday.

I should say you’re generally run down.

What ought I to do?

It’s nothing serious, but you’d better stay in bed for a day or two.

4.

I’m running a temperature and I feel sick.

Since when have you been feeling like this?

It all started the day before yesterday.

You seem to have picked up some sort of infection.

What do you think I should do?

Stay away from work till Monday, and don’t overdo things.

Complimenting people on clothes

Complimenting people on clothes – Situational Dialogues – How to say

Complimenting people on clothes – Situational Dialogues – How to say

 

1.

What a nice cardigan!

Does it look all right?

Yes, and it matches your scarf perfectly.

I got it for ₤28.50 in a sale.

It’s incredible.

2.

I say, I like your new raincoat.

Is it a good fit?

Yes, it looks fabulous.

It only cost me ₤29.

Well, that was very good value.

3.

You’re looking very smart in that new jacket.

Does it suit me?

Yes, and I like the colour too.

You know I only paid ₤27.75 for it.

You got a bargain there.

4.

That’s a very nice blazer you’re wearing.

Do you really like it?

Yes, and it goes well with your new pullover, too.

You’ll never believe it, but it only cost ₤29.50.

Very reasonable indeed.

Asking people to repeat and offering lifts in a car

Asking people to repeat and offering lifts in a car– Situational Dialogues – How to say

Asking people to repeat and offering lifts in a car– Situational Dialogues – How to say

1.

Sorry, but I didn’t quite catch that.

I said, can I give you a lift?

Isn’t it out of your way?

No, it’s on my way home.

2.

I beg your pardon.

I said, shan’t I drive you home?

Won’t it be putting you out?

No, I can go that way round just as easily.

3.

I’m afraid I didn’t quite hear what you said.

I said, there’s no rush, I can take you in the car.

Won’t it make you late?

No, I’m going right past your place.

4.

Sorry, but I missed that.

I said, I’ll run you back in the car.

Are you sure it’s not too much trouble?

No, it won’t take a minute to drop you off.

At a railway station

At a railway station – Situational Dialogues – How to say

At a railway station – Situational Dialogues – How to say

1.
– When does the London train leave, please?
– 9.25, Platform 3.
– What time does it reach London?
– You should be there at 11.31, but you may be a bit late.
– Do I have to change?
– Yes, you change at Lewis and East Croydon.
2.
– Which train do I take for Victoria, please?
– 9.28. This end of Platform 2.
– When does it get in?
– It gets there at 11.34.
– Must I change?
– No, it’s a through train.
3.
– Which platform for London Bridge, please?
– 9.27 from Platform 1.
– What time does it arrive?
It takes roughly two hours. So, you’ll arrive just before 11.30.
Is it necessary to change?
No, there’s no need to change.

4.

What time’s the next train to Victoria, please?
9.26, Platform 4. Right up at the front.
When do we get there?
It’s due in at 11.35, but they’re running late today.
Need I change trains?
Yes, change at East Croydon.