11. A: I’m looking for Mrs. Lawrence. Is she here? B: Yes, she’s talking on the phone in Room 9. A: I tried to find her there, but Room 9 was empty. B: She’s probably eating lunch. It’s 11:30. A: Does she usually eat lunch this early? B: No, she doesn’t. But today she’s going to a meeting at noon. 12. A: Does Tom always kick the ball with his left foot? B: No, he doesn’t. He usually kicks with his right foot. A: He’s kicking with his left foot today. B: He’s kicking with his left foot today because his right foot hurts. A: Does he always play soccer when his foot hurts? B: No, he doesn’t., but he’s playing today even though it hurts. 13. A: Are you playing cards with your neighbors tonight? B: Yes, I am. The card game begins in ten minutes. A: Do you usually play cards with your neighbors? B: No, I don’t. But, I’m playing cards with them tonight. A: Who do you usually play cards with? B: I always play cards with my sister and brother. 14. A: Is Judy taking Tylenol for her headache? B: Yes, she is. She wants to get over it fast and go to work. A: Does she usually take Tylenol for headaches? B: No, she never takes Tylenol. She usually takes aspirin. A: Why isn’t she taking aspirin today? B: She found out that aspirin gives her a stomach ache. 15. A: Are you going to Mary’s World Theater tonight? B: I don’t know. What’s playing? A: Every Monday night, Mary shows Italian movies. B: Then, she’s showing an Italian movie tonight.. Let’s go. I like Italian movies. A: My friend Sally isn’t going to Mary’s tonight. B: Why not? A: She doesn’t like to watch Italian movies very often. 16. A: That stove is too hot. What are you doing? B: I’m making a delicious dessert. A: Do you always turn the burner up so high? B: Yes, I always use a high flame. A: Are you trying to burn down my restaurant? B: Don’t worry. I always make delicious desserts. 17. A Does Rosa practice the violin very often? B: Yes, she does. She practices whenever she can. A: Is she practicing now? B: Yes, she is. You can listen to her if you want. A: Where is she practicing? B: She’s practicing in the music room. She always practices there. 18. A: Is Doris baking a chicken in the oven? B: Yes, she is. She and her son are going on a picnic. A: Does she usually bake a chicken for a picnic? B: No, she doesn’t. She usually makes sandwiches. A: But she’s baking a chicken for this picnic. B: Yes she is, because she ran out of bread.. 19. A: Robert is a taxi driver, isn’t he? B: Yes, he is. He really likes his job. He meets a lot of interesting people. A: Why isn’t he driving his taxi now? B: He isn’t driving his taxi at this moment? A: No, he isn’t. He’s sitting in his cab and reading a newspaper. B: He never sits in his car and reads the paper. Business must be really slow. 20. A: Are Olga and David eating hamburgers now? B: Yes, they are. And it’s very strange. A: They never eat hamburgers. B: I know. They usually eat burritos at their favorite restaurant on 24th Street. A: But they aren’t eating burritos there now. B: No, they aren’t.. Their favorite restaurant must be closed.
Welcome to Grammartalk. This blog contains conversation practices that focus on the grammar of English. The conversations are what people might really say in each situation. However, the grammar is stressed. A good way to use Grammartalk is to practice the conversations, and also notice the grammar in the questions and answers. This site is a good place to practice both conversation and grammar. Also, check out the other blogs: Dialogue Workout, Consonants for ESL Students, and ESL Audio Files. There is a lot of material here for students of English as a Second Language. Enjoy!