11. A: Should I send the packages now? B: No, that’s O.K. They’ve already been sent. A: I want to help. Should I sweep the porch? B: No, don’t worry. It’s already been swept. A: At least let me help you pay the bills. B: No problem. They’ve already been paid. 12. A: Have Bob’s birthday presents been wrapped yet? B: Yes, they’ve already been wrapped. A: Has the birthday cake been bought yet? B: Yes, it’s already been bought. A: Has it been decorated yet? B: Yes, it’s already been decorated, and all the invitations have been sent. 13. A: How have all the patients been so far? B: There haven’t been any problems, Doctor. A: Has Mr. Nelson’s blood pressure been taken? B: Yes, and it’s lower than yesterday. A: Has Mrs. Blue been given her medicine? B: Yes, and she’ll be given her second dose in an hour. 14. A: Has June been told about her operation? B: Yes, everything has been explained to her. A: Is Mr. Warren ready to leave the hospital? B: He’s already been sent home. A: I wasn’t informed. Someone should have told me. B: Mr. Warren was happy to go home. 15. A: Can we leave soon? It’s been a long day. B: Yes, all the beds have been made. A: Has the laundry been put away yet? B: Yes, and all the dishes have been done. A: But has the garbage been taken out yet? B: Oh, no. The garbage hasn’t been taken out yet. I’ll do it right away. 16. A: When will the students be given an exam? B: They will be given an exam next week. A: When will they be told their results? B: They’ll be told their results the following week. A: When will they be registered for next semester? B: They’ll be registered in May. 17. A: An important meeting will be held next month. Will you be there? B: Of course. What subject will be discussed? A: We’ll discuss the problem of drugs in our community. B: Will any law officers be invited? A: Yes, we’re inviting several police officers. B: The drug dealers must be arrested or we’re going to have more problems. 18. A: Your back should be seen by a specialist. B: Yes, my back is giving me a lot problems. A: You should be given a list of exercises. B: Yes, I want to be treated by a good physical therapist. A: An anti-inflammatory medicine should be prescribed for you. B: Yes, my pain has to be reduced or I can’t work very effectively. 19. A: I had my house painted last week. B: Did you have your broken windows repaired? A: Yes, and I got my sink installed finally. B: Have you had your carpets cleaned yet? A: No, I got them all replaced. The stains wouldn’t come out. B: I heard your car was towed away last week. A: Yes, and it’s really a shame. I was charged an arm and a leg to get it back. 20. A: Sorry. Your car can’t be repaired. It’s too old. B: But, it has to be repaired. I need it. A: No, there are several parts that can’t be replaced. B: What do you mean, they can’t be replaced? A: The carburetor for this car can’t be found anywhere. B: You mean, parts can’t be located for a 1936 Ford?
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!