American English Conversation: Lesson 80

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: Joining a Gym

Dialogue 1

John: Hi, I’m interested in joining this gym. Could you tell me more about the membership options?
Receptionist: Sure thing! Our monthly or annual membership includes unlimited access to our equipment and classes.
John: What kind of exercise classes do you offer?
Receptionist: We’ve got everything from yoga to cardio kickboxing to weightlifting. And we also have personal trainers available if you want one-on-one help with your physical exercise routine.
John: That sounds great. I need to get in shape. Do you think it’s possible to lose weight by working out here?
Receptionist: Definitely! Our members have seen great results in their fitness goals by incorporating regular gym visits into their daily routines.
John: Fantastic. Sign me up for a year-long membership, then.
Receptionist: Great choice! Let me take down some information from you.
John: Thank you.

Dialogue 2

Liam: Hey, Jack. What’s up?
Jack: Not much. I was thinking about joining a gym.
Liam: Really? That’s cool. Which gym are you considering?
Jack: I don’t know yet. Do you have any recommendations?
Liam: Yeah, I go to the one by the mall. It has good membership options and great trainers.
Jack: I need a trainer. I want to get in shape and lose some weight.
Liam: You can also try different types of physical exercise; they offer everything from Zumba to yoga and strength training.
Jack: That sounds awesome. Is it expensive?
Liam: It’s not too bad—you pay a monthly fee for your gym membership, but the trainers cost extra.
Jack: Okay, that’s reasonable. Let me know when you’re going next time so we can work out together.
Liam: Sure thing. I usually go after work around 6 PM. See you there!
Jack: Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the advice!

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