American English Conversation: Lesson 64

DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.

Topic: Calling a Friend

Dialogue 1

Sophie: Hi, Helen! It’s been so long since we’ve talked. How’s everything going?
Helen: Hi, Sophie! Yes, it has been a while…I’m good, thanks. Just settling into my new job and trying to balance work and family life.
Sophie: Great to hear that your new job is going well. How is your family doing?
Helen: They’re all good too. My daughter just started school this year, so that’s been exciting for her.
Sophie: That’s lovely. We should catch up properly soon. Let’s get together for lunch or coffee sometime.
Helen: Absolutely! I miss spending time with you. When are you free?
Sophie: How about next weekend?
Helen: Next weekend works for me. Let’s arrange something definite during the week.
Sophie: Sounds good. In the meantime, take care.
Helen: You too. Thanks for calling, Sophie!
Sophie: No problem at all. Bye for now.

Dialogue 2

Sophie: Hi, Anna! How’s it going?
Anna: Hey, Sophie! I’m good. How about you?
Sophie: Pretty busy with work these days, but otherwise, all right.
Anna: That’s great. I heard you started a new job. How is that going?
Sophie: It’s been hectic, but I’m enjoying it. It’s always challenging to start something new.
Anna: I can imagine. And how are your folks doing? Did they like the gift you sent them last week?
Sophie: Oh, yeah, they loved it. Thanks for reminding me. They told me to thank you as well.
Anna: No problem. We should get together soon and catch up properly. Long time no see!
Sophie: Yes. I miss spending time with you too. Maybe we could see a movie or grab dinner next weekend?
Anna: Sounds perfect! Let’s plan on it.
Sophie: Great. And hey, thanks for the call. It’s nice to hear from you.
Anna: Of course! Talk to you later.
Sophie: Bye.

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