1. A: I can tell you’re not feeling well. What’s wrong? B: I can’t concentrate. I have a headache. A: You should go home and take some aspirin. B: But, I shouldn’t miss this English lesson. A: But, you should try to get over your headache first. B: I hope I will be in class tomorrow. 2. A: What are you going to name your new baby? B: We might name her Julie or we might name her Mary. A: I think you should name her Julie. B: You do? We don’t know. We really can’t decide. A: You shouldn’t name her Mary. It’s too common. B: I guess you’re right. We must name her soon. 3. A: What’s the matter? I can tell you’re having trouble. B: I have to take my driving test, but my car isn’t working. A: You should try to postpone the test. B: You’re right. I can’t take it this week, but I can take it next week. A: You shouldn’t worry about postponing it. B: You’re right. I can’t take a test with a bad car. 4. A: What’s wrong? Are you having trouble? B: Yes, I am. I can’t find my car keys anywhere. A: You shouldn’t let it bother you. B: Can you possibly tell me where they are? A: You should try to remember the last time you used them. B: I must find them in five minutes. I have an appointment at ten. 5. A: Should I buy a bicycle or a motorcycle? B: I think you should buy a bicycle. A: Why should I buy a bicycle? B: They’re safer than motorcycles. That’s my opinion. A: I can’t ride a bicycle. I never learned how. B: I can teach you how. It isn’t very difficult. 6. A: When are you going to clean your apartment? B: I don’t know. I might clean it today, or I might clean it next week. A: I think you should clean it today. B: I don’t have to clean it today. Nobody is coming over tonight. A: You shouldn’t wait until you have visitors. B: But, I can’t clean it today. I don’t have time. 7. A: Would you like to go to Jack’s party with me? B: I shouldn’t go to that party. I don’t know anybody. A: You should go. You might meet interesting people. B: Also, I might have a terrible time. A: Must you always be a pessimist? B: OK. I’ll go to the party with you. But, can we leave early if it’s boring? 8. A: I want to get my leaner’s permit at the DMV. B: You must take a written test . A: How many correct answers do I have to get? B: You must score 80 percent to pass the test. A: When I have a learner’s permit, what can I do? B: You can’t drive by yourself. You must drive with a licensed driver in the car. 9. A: Must I also take a vision test? B: That’s right. You have to take a vision test also. A: Must I bring proof of age? B: Yes, you have to bring a birth certificate or a passport. A: Can I use my alien registration card? B: I don’t know. You should bring it to the DMV when you go. 10. A: I want to get a driver’s license. How can I get one? B: You can practice driving. You should make sure you drive well. A: I can’t parallel park. My brother said he would teach me how. B: That’s good. You must take a road test for the license. A: Is the road test very difficult? B: It’s not difficult, but you have to prepare for it.
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!