English Dialogue Essay

Easy English Conversations



We have various examples of online Easy English conversations in different situations that you are likely to use often. We do not believe that memory can help you to be successful in learning English but we believe that familiarity can do. Make yourself familiar with these conversations in different situations below until you can automatically speak it.

Hundreds of ESL students and other people ask us the same questions.

  • How to speak English fluently?

  • How can I improve my English skill?

  • What is the right way to learn English?

  • We would simply advice them to think of the word CEK which stands for Change attitude, Expose yourself and Keep talking

    Change Attitude : From our experience, this is the most common problems for anyone who wants to learn English. The point is that you should realize that your goal is to communicate with people in English.

    You do not want to be an English professor or a professional translator (Well, if you want to be, please skip this article immediately) so do not worry about 100% correct grammar.

    It is acceptable for the beginner to say he don't know instead of he doesn't know as long as the listener understands what you are trying to communicate. At least it is less annoying for them to wait for you 1 minute to produce each perfect sentence.

    Expose yourself : This step means to expose yourself to English environment. Of course, it is better if you could come to US or UK to study or learn English but I would say that you don't have to.

    This is twenty first century and English is already everywhere. Movie, music, newspaper, articles and hundred of tourists who walk pass you everyday can be great learning sources. Another easy way is to go through the content of this website and ask if you have any questions.

    Keep talking : Whenever you have a chance to talk or to test your skills, just do it. You can even assume situation and talk to yourself.

    Do not worry about mistake. Everyone makes mistake, Tiger Woods, David Beckham, Madonna etc. Who are you? Come on. Let's go out and create your own world of English.

    Here are various easy english conversations. Live conversation...

    Usage of Gap Fillers



    1. between Two Students
    2. during School Admission
    3. at The School Assembly
    4. at Grammar Class
    5. about The English Teacher
    6. about Late Coming
    7. about Leave Letter
    8. about A Sick Student
    9. about reason for absence from class
    10. about Computer
    11. in introducing A Friend
    12. in a Library
    13. at The Play Ground
    14. in a Cricket Match
    15. between The Traffic Inspector and The School Student
    16. between The Sub-Inspector and The School Student
    17. in a Big Family
    18. in The Dining Hall
    19. Over Telephone
    20. in Birth-Day Invitation
    21. between Sister and Brother
    22. during Train Journey
    23. about Tour Program
    24. in The Park
    25. at A Cinema Theatre
    26. during Taking Bath in Sea
    27. in Temple
    28. in Church
    29. in Post Office
    30. in Telephone Exchange
    31. at The Reservation Counter
    32. at The Bank
    33. at The Wedding Ceremony
    34. at A Public Meeting
    35. at the Reception Counter
    36. while Celebrating The Birthday of a Friend
    37. at An Interview
    38. at The Library
    39. about A Call Centre


    The following is a guest blog post from Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz, whose short story, “Poetry by Keats,” took home the grand prize in WD’s 14th Annual Short Short Story Competition. You can read more about Trupkiewicz in the July/August 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest and in an exclusive extended interview with her online. In this post, Trupkiewicz details the importance of creating realistic dialogue and punctuating dialogue properly in order to keep the reader invested. Even the slightest of errors can draw the reader out of the story.

    Be sure to check out the other half of this post, where Trupkiewicz tackles said and other attributions.

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    If the devil’s in the details, that makes dialogue for fiction writers one of the most demonic elements of a story or novel. Just thinking about it makes me want to shut down my laptop and take up another career. Something less taxing, like dedicating the rest of my life to finding the Holy Grail.

    Think about it. It couldn’t possibly be any more frustrating a career choice.

    On the other hand, without dialogue to break up the monotony, stories get wordy and dull. Paragraph after paragraph of description or action eventually bores a reader into throwing the book against the wall and declaring a moratorium on any future reading.

    Which is a death sentence for authors.

    The goal, instead, is to engage the reader so he/she never even entertains the possibility of tossing aside the book.

    Here’s a quick-reference guide to writing effective dialogue in fiction.

    Problem: What About Complete Sentences?

    When I close my eyes, I can see my middle school English teacher, in a black broomstick skirt and print blouse, as she stressed the importance of “always writing in complete sentences.”

    Any student hoping for a glowing report card would’ve taken the edict to heart. I started writing short stories in which the dialogue between characters read something like this:

    “Good morning, James. It’s nice to see you again.”

    “Thank you, Lisa, you as well. How have you been?”

    “I’ve been very well lately, thank you, and you?”

    Yawn.

    Who talks like that?

    Unless you’re writing dialogue in complete sentences for one character in your work of fiction, perhaps to emphasize a cultural difference or a high-class upbringing, few people really talk that way. What worked for Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice isn’t going to fly with today’s readers.

    Now what?

    I’ll let you in on a secret. You’re going to have to disappoint your grade school English teacher.

    Try an experiment. Go to a public place and eavesdrop. It helps maintain your cover if you’re not obvious about it, but just listen to the flow of conversation around you. You’re likely to hear snippets:

    “Hey, man.”

    “No.”

    “Shut up.”

    “Get lost, will you?”

    “Pregnant? Julie?”

    “I can’t— no, I don’t feel—”

    Not many of these are complete sentences, by grammatical standards. Where are the subjects and the predicates? Could you diagram these examples?

    Sure—they’re called words and phrases, and they’re what people generally use in conversation.

    It’s not a crime to use a complete sentence—“Get away from me, Jim, before I call the police”—but opportunities don’t come up very often. Dialogue will flow and read more naturally on the page if you train yourself to write the way you hear people around you speaking.

    Problem: Punctuating Dialogue

    Periods, commas, ellipses, quotation marks, tigers, bears … you get the idea.

    Don’t panic. Punctuating dialogue doesn’t have to be complicated, and your editor and proofreader will thank you for putting in the extra effort.

    Here’s what you need to know about the most common punctuation in dialogue:

    • When dialogue ends with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark, put the punctuation inside the quotation mark:

    “Sam came by to see you.”

    “Come home with me?”

    “I hate you!”

    • When punctuating dialogue with commas and an attribution before the dialogue, the comma goes after the attribution, and the appropriate punctuation mark goes inside the quotation mark at the end of the dialogue:

    Mom said, “Sam came by to see you.”

    • When punctuating dialogue with commas and adding an attribution after the dialogue, the comma goes inside the quotation mark:

    “She came home with me,” Will said.

    • When you’re punctuating dialogue with commas and adding a pronoun attribution, the comma goes inside the quotation mark, and the pronoun is not capitalized:

    “I hate you,” she said.

    • With dialogue that trails away, as though the speaker has gotten distracted, use an ellipsis inside the quotation mark:

    “I just don’t know …” Jenny said.

    • When dialogue is abruptly interrupted or cut off, use an em-dash inside the quotation mark:

    “Well, I don’t think—”

    “Because you never think!”

    • For a non-dialogue beat to break up a line of dialogue, use either commas or em-dashes:

    “And then I realized,” Jane said with a sigh, “that he lied to me.”

    “Without the antidote”—Matt shook his head—“I don’t think we can save him.”

    • When the speaker has started to say one thing, and changed his or her mind to say something else, use the em-dash:

    “I don’t want to—I mean, I won’t hurt her.”

    Note that semicolons and colons are rarely used in most contemporary fiction. They tend to appear too academic on the page, and if you use one or the other, or both, you run the risk of reminding the reader that they’re reading a story. Try not to do anything that breaks that fourth wall and calls attention to the mechanics of the story itself.

    Look for the discussion about the great debate between “said” and other attributions in Part II of this post.

    Questions

    What “rules” about dialogue do you remember from grade school, writing conferences, classes, workshops, or books? Which rules drive you crazy? Which ones do you find yourself struggling to solve? How have you tackled those frustrations? Share your wisdom so others can benefit—writing takes a community to succeed!

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    Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz is an author, poet, blogger, book reviewer, and freelance editor and proofreader. She writes full-length thrillers as well as short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her blogs are Engraved: All About Writing (http://eleanoretrupkiewicz.blogspot.com) and Daily Poetry Prompts (http://dailypoetryprompts.blogspot.com) and you can find her on one of her websites at www.eleanoretrupkiewicz.com or Refiner’s Fire Editing (www.refinersfireediting.com). Follow her on Twitter: @ETrupkiewicz. She lives and writes in Colorado with cats, chocolate, and assorted houseplants in various stages of demise.

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