1. A: I called you yesterday afternoon, but you weren’t home. B: That’s right. I wasn’t home yesterday afternoon. I was at the supermarket. A: What did you buy there? B: I bought fish, broccoli, lettuce, and potatoes. A: Did you cook dinner for your family? B: Yes. I did. It was delicious. 2. A: I left a message for you, but I didn’t hear from you. B: I’m sorry. I wasn’t in town. I was away for the weekend. A: Where did you go? Did you go to Los Angeles? B: I didn’t go to Los Angeles. I went to Reno. A: Did you have a good time in Reno?. B: Yes, I did, except I lost some money when I gambled. 3. A: I wrote you an email last week, but you didn’t write back. B: I’m sorry, I was very busy. A: Oh, really? Why were you so busy? B: Our company received a lot of orders, and I had to fill them. A: Did you finish all of your work? B: Yes. I finished all my work last week, but today I got a lot more orders. 4. A: I sent you an invitation to my party, but you didn’t respond. B: I apologize. I was out of town on business. A: Really? Where did you go? B: I went to New York. I stayed there for two days. A: Did you go sight seeing? B: Yes, I did. I went to the Metropolitan Museum, and I visited the Statue of Liberty. 5. A: Did you do anything special on the weekend? B: Not really. I wrote letters and read a book. How about you? A: I took my son to a baseball game. B: Did you and your son enjoy the game? A: Yes, we did. Only, the Giants didn’t win. B: I know. I watched part of the game on TV. The Giants weren’t very good. 6. A: Did I type the letters all right? B: No. You didn’t type them very well. A: What did I do wrong? B: You made several spelling mistakes. A: How many spelling mistakes did I make? B: You made nine mistakes. You also typed the wrong address for the company. 7. A: Did Mary cook the eggs all right? B: Actually, she didn’t cook them very well. The eggs weren’t very good. A: Why? What did she do wrong? B: She put too much butter in the pan. A: Did Mark set the table all right? B: No, he didn’t. He put the napkins on the wrong side of the plates. 8. A: Did Stan paint the ceiling all right? B: Yes. he did. He didn’t miss any spots. A: He painted the walls, too. B: Yes, he did. He did a fine job on the walls. A: He was a painter for many years in his country. B: I’m glad we hired him for this job. Our last painter wasn’t very good. 9. A: Did Sally install the bathtub all right? B: Yes, she did. I turned on the water, but I didn’t see any leaks. A: She repaired the sink also. B: Yes, she did. That sink was in terrible shape. She did a fine job. A: Did you know that she was a plumber in her country? B: I didn’t know that, but I’m glad we called her. 10. A: I was a baby sitter for three years. That was my first job here. B: Did you work full time or part time? A: I was a full time baby sitter. I had a lot of responsibilities. B: Was your employer nice? A: Yes. She helped me a lot with my English. B: I’m glad you’re first job was a good experience. A: I went to Mission Campus and took English courses. B: How many years did you study there? A: Only two years, but I had good teachers.
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!