12. A: What vegetables have you planted so far? B: We’ve planted carrots, tomatoes, and broccoli. A: Have you planted any squash yet? B: No, we haven’t planted any squash yet, but we plan to. A: Have you thought about planting flowers, too? B: We’ve had flowers in our garden for a long time. 13. A: I’m Doctor Harris. How have you been ? B: Not too well, doctor. I’ve had a bad cold since last week. A: Have you taken anything for it so far? B: I’ve taken some vitamin C and some lemon and honey. A: Have you had any fever or chills? B: No, I haven’t had any fever or chills so far. 14. A: Have you ever tried Cold Eze? B: No, I’ve never tried Cold Eze. Is it good for colds? A: I’ve taken Cold Eze several times. B: Has it usually helped you when you’ve had a cold? A: It hasn’t always cured my cold, but it has always helped. B: I’ve never heard of Cold Eze, but I’ll try it. 15. A: How many patients has Dr. Harris seen today? B: He’s already seen ten patients. He’s been busy. A: Has he spoken with Mrs. Jones yet? B: No, he hasn’t. She hasn’t made an appointment yet. A: I’m surprised. Mrs. Jones has had a cough for days. B: She hasn’t called our office yet. Perhaps she’s gotten over it. 16. A: What cold remedies have you tried so far? B: I’ve tried Cold Eze and Vitamin C. A: Have either of those remedies helped you? B: No, they haven’t. This cold has just gotten worse. A: Have you eaten chicken noodle soup? B: No, I haven’t eaten any chicken noodle soup. A: It won’ t cure your cold, but it’ll make you feel better. 17. A: Melinda has always been an excellent employee. B: Really? Has she ever been late to work? A: No, she has always been on time to work. B: Has she ever missed an important meeting? A: No, she has always attended important meetings. B: Has she ever made an accounting error? 18. A: Well, she has only made three errors in five years. B: Has she ever had a problem with the boss? A: No. She and the boss have gotten along with each other since she was hired. B: Has she learned all the new computer programs? A: Yes, in fact, she’s taught the new programs to the other employees. B: But has she come up with new ideas for the company? 19. A: She’s come up with many new ideas so far. B: Has she ever been employee of the month? A: Yes, in fact, she’s been employee of the month six times! B: Have you found a better employee than Melinda? A: No, I haven’t seen a better employee here. B: So, that’s why you’ve recommended her for the job of vice president. 20. A: Robert has worked as an office clerk for six months. B: Has he applied for a promotion yet? A: He hasn’t applied for a promotion yet. B: Why hasn’t he tried to get a promotion? Does he lack self confidence? A: He hasn’t learned all the computer programs yet. B: Sylvia has already gotten a promotion, and she hasn’t learned all the computer programs yet. 21. A: Hello, Mrs. Parker. Tell me, have you ever managed a large apartment building? B: Yes, I have. I managed a large building when I lived in L.A. A: Have you ever collected rent from tenants? B: Yes, I collected rent regularly in my last job. A: And have you ever dealt with an emergency in the building? B: Yes, I have. In my last job, I called the fire department six times.
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!