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: Getting Healthy
Tom: Hi Lucy, how are you doing?
Lucy: Well, I’m trying to get healthy. I started a new diet and workout routine last week.
Tom: That’s great to hear! What kind of things are you doing for your physical health?
Lucy: Mostly cardio and weightlifting at the gym, plus some weekend yoga classes.
Tom: Good on you. And what about mental health? Are you doing anything to take care of your mind?
Lucy: Yes, meditation has been beneficial for me lately. It helps me stay calm when work gets stressful.
Tom: That’s smart. You know, sleep is also vital for both physical and mental health. How much rest do you usually get each night?
Lucy: Not enough, unfortunately. Only around six hours on weekdays because of my work schedule.
Tom: Oh, I see. You might want to try going to bed earlier or creating a relaxing bedtime routine to help you sleep better. And don’t forget about good food, which is vital to overall wellness.
Lucy: Absolutely! I’ve switched to eating more whole foods and less sugar. It feels more arduous, but it’s worth it.
Tom: Fantastic, you’re on the right track. Keep up the hard work and self-care, Lucy.
Sophie: Hey, Jack! How’s it going?
Jack: Not bad, thanks. I have just been getting into a healthier lifestyle.
Sophie: How do you mean?
Jack: Well, I’ve started going to the gym three times a week and changing my diet.
Sophie: That’s great to hear. It’s so important to take care of our physical health.
Jack: Yeah, I realized that too late. I used to love eating junk food and not exercising at all. But now I feel much better already.
Sophie: That’s fantastic. And don’t forget about mental health as well.
Jack: True. I also try to meditate every morning, which helps me start my day in a good mindset.
Sophie: That’s amazing, Jack. You’re making progress.
Jack: Thanks, Sophie. I also make sure to get enough sleep and rest. I used to stay up late working or watching TV, but now I prioritize getting sufficient rest for my body and mind to function correctly.
Sophie: Sounds like a well-rounded approach. Keep it up, Jack!