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: Going Surfing
Tom: Hey, Ben! Are you ready for some surfing?
Ben: Yeah. I need to grab my surfboard.
Tom: Got it. It’s waiting for you in the car. Are you excited about going out on the Pacific Ocean?
Ben: Yes, it’s my first time here. The waves are enormous compared to back home.
Tom: Don’t worry, we’ll start with smaller ones and then move on to the big waves. And I’m here to help you catch them.
Ben: Thanks, man, I appreciate it. So how many of us are going out today?
Tom: Just me, you, and some of our surf buddies. Alex is already down by the beach, warming up.
Ben: Oh yeah? Has he been catching any waves yet?
Tom: Not sure. Let’s hope he leaves some for us!
Ben: Ha ha ha…
Tom: Here’s your board. It looks like everything’s good to go.
Ben: Thanks, Tom. Let’s do it!
Mark: Hey, Eric! What’s up?
Eric: Not much. I’m just getting ready for tomorrow.
Mark: Oh yeah? Going surfing again?
Eric: Yeah, the forecast says there’ll be some big waves at Pacific Ocean Beach. You know Paige and Jerry from our surf class? They’re coming too.
Mark: Cool, sounds like a great day to hit the waves. Did you wax your surfboard already?
Eric: Yes, last night. And I packed my wetsuit and towel. Plus, sunscreen and a first aid kit, just in case.
Mark: Good thinking! I forgot to bring sunscreen last time we went out – now look at me, peeling like a snake…
Eric: Haha, don’t worry. We’ve all had sunburn. How about Emma and Mike? Are they joining us?
Mark: No, they can’t make it this weekend. But Julian said he might accompany his surf buddies if they’re free.
Eric: Sounds awesome. The more, the merrier. Shall we meet at 7 am by the lifeguard stand?
Mark: Sure thing. See you then, dude!
Eric: Can’t wait. Let’s catch some gnarly waves!