These reading comprehension / dialogues provide an opportunity for both reading and speaking practice. Each dialogue is also followed by a multiple choice quiz for comprehension practice. Each dialogue is listed under the appropriate level with a short introduction regarding target areas for speaking practice. Teachers can check out the ideas on how to use dialogues in class and print them out for use.
Beginner - Lower Intermediate
Getting a Driver's License - Filling out a form.
The City and the Country - Comparative form, as ... as
Interview with a Famous Actor - Daily routines, present simple
What's in Your Office? - Use of there is / there are, prepositions and office furniture vocabulary
What Were You Doing? - Use of the past continuous in combination with the past simple
The Oregon Weather Forecast - Use of the future with will for predictions, weather vocabulary
A Business Presentation - Use of the present perfect
A Business Traveler - Speaking about likes and dislikes with like, enjoy
An Interview - Superlative Forms
Introductions - Basic questions used when meeting someone for the first time.
Filling in a Form - Basic personal information questions (name, address, etc.)
The Meeting - Schedules, future plans.
A New Office - This, that, some and any with objects.
Cooking - Daily routines and hobbies.
A Great Workout - Abilities with 'can', making suggestions.
A Busy Day - Plans for the day, responsibilities with 'have to'.
Today's Special - Ordering food in a restaurant.
Planning a Party - Future with 'will' and 'going to'
Telephoning in English
Telephoning English - Making a Doctor's Appointment
Telephoning English - Leaving a Message
Telephoning English - Making a Reservation for Dinner
Telephoning English - Telephoning School for your Child
Telephoning English - Asking a Question about a Bill
- Social Media Marketing - Advanced level role play and reading
- Business Jargon - Advanced level
- Deliveries and Suppliers
- Taking a Message
- Placing an Order
- Putting Someone Through
- Directions to a Meeting
- How to Use an ATM
- Funds Transfer
- Sales Terminology
- Looking for a Bookkeeper
- Hardware Deductions
- WebVisions Conference
- Tomorrow's Meeting
- Discussing Ideas
- Happy Shareholders
English for Medical Purposes Dialogues
- Making an Appointment with the Dentist
- Making a Doctor's Appointment
- Dental Check-up - Doctor and Patient
- Dental Hygiene - Dental Hygienist and Patient
- Dental Receptionist
- Troubling Symptoms - Doctor and Patient
- Joint Pain - Doctor and Patient
- A Physical Examination - Doctor and Patient
- Pain that Comes and Goes - Doctor and Patient
- A Prescription - Doctor and Patient
- Feeling Queasy - Nurse and Patient
- Helping a Patient - Nurse and Patient
- Patient Details - Administration Staff and Patient
Hooking Up My Computer - Computer related jargon, present perfect for recently completed actions
Social Networking Sites - Computer related jargon specific to the internet
Three Dialogues Focusing on the Service Industry
- Cleaning Staff - Vocabulary and requests dealing with cleaning rooms and taking care of guests
- A Drink at the Bar - Vocabulary and situations related to serving customers at a bar
- Taking an Order - Vocabulary and situations related to serving customers in a restaurant
Speaking to a Customer Service Representative - Disputing a bill over the telephone.
Work, Work, Work - Speaking about what is happening around the present moment.
Weekend Sports - Speaking about abilities, making suggestions.
The Summer Olympics - Vocabulary related to sports focusing specifically on vocabulary related to the Summer Olympics
Advice for a Shy Guy - Giving and asking for advice.
Too Much Work! - Contrasting past routines to present routines.
Neighbors - Using the present perfect, present perfect continuous and past simple interchangeably
A Holiday in Italy - Describing a past holiday.
Directions to the Museum - Giving directions.
Client Problems - Discussing problems related to work.
A New Home Theater System - Audio video related jargon, perfect for students interested in technology
At a Flea-Market - Bargaining on a price, convincing someone.
Congratulations! - Congratulating someone on success, relating exciting news.
Waiting for a Friend - Advanced past and future forms (future continuous, 3rd conditional, etc.)