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Sep 18, 2008, 12:47 AM
Greeting: Conversation

Dialogue 1
A: “Hi, how are you doing?”
B: “I’m doing great. How about you?”
A: “Not too bad.”
B: “Do you come to this restaurant often?”
A: “I’ve been here a couple of times, but I don’t come on a regular basis. What have you been up to?”
B: “I'm pretty busy at work these days, but otherwise, everything is great.”
A: “Well, have a good evening.”
B: “You too.”

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Dialogue 2
A: “It’s nice to meet you. My name is __?__.”
B: “I’m __?__. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
A: “What was your name again?”
B: “__?__.”
A: “So __?__, What do you do for a living?”
B: “I work at the public library. How about you?”
A: “I'm a University student.”
B: “That’s great. It was nice meeting you.”
A: “Yeah. It was a pleasure meeting you.”

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Dialogue 3
A: “Hey __?__, it’s good to see you.”
B: “Wow. How long has it been? It seems like more than a year. I’m doing pretty well. How about you?”
A: “Not too bad.”
B: “What movie did you come to see?”
A: “I came here to see Matrix Revolution. How about you?”
B: “I’m going to watch Finding Nemo.”

*Practice in advance with a friend is recommended. However, make sure you practice the conversation at the speed of a native speaker. Also, try to pronounce all the words correctly with the correct intonation and emphasis (that means your sentence stress and word stress).

Sep 18, 2008, 03:01 AM
Be prepared to answer two of the following questions once you are on the microphone.

Getting to know you…
1. What time did you get up this morning?
2. Diamonds or pearls?
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
4. What are your favorite TV shows?
5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
6. What is your middle name?
7. What is your favorite cuisine?
8. What foods do you dislike?
9. What is your favorite potato chip flavor?
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment?
11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
12. Favorite sandwich?
13. What characteristics do you admire?
14. Favorite item of clothing?
15. If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
16. What color is your bathroom?
17. Favorite brand of clothing?
18. Where would you retire to?
19. Favorite time of the day?
20. What was your most memorable birthday?
21. Where were you born?
22. Favorite sport(s) to watch?
23. What clothes detergent do you use?
24. Coke or Pepsi?
25. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
26. What is your shoe size?
27. Do you have any pets?
28. What would you like to be doing tomorrow?
29. Favorite ice-cream?
30. If you won $1 million in the lottery what would be the first thing you would buy?