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                        Dialogue Writing

 

A Dialogue literally means "talk between two people". Dialogue-writing should introduce students to the colloquial way of talking English, and train him to express his thoughts in easy and natural constructions.

 

The spoken English of the Bangladeshi school-boy is too often rather stilted and bookish, owing to the fact that he has not much chance of talking with English people; and anything that will help him to acquire naturalness and ease in speaking in English is of value.

 

Points to remember

 

To write a dialogue successfully, calls for a little dramatic power; for the writer has not only to see both sides of a question, but has also to put himself, so to speak, inside two imaginary persons so as to make them express their opposite opinions naturally and in keeping with their characters. He has in turn to be each one, and see the point of view of each on the question.

 

A written dialogue should be so composed that it appears to be spontaneous or impromptu. The reader of it should not feel that it is premeditated, stilted and dull.

 

At the same time, careful preparation is necessary for writing a dialogue, though this must not appear.

 

The writer must have the art to conceal his art. It is always advisable to make a plan or outline of the dialogue before beginning to write; otherwise, the dialogue may be rambling and pointless.

 

 

 

How to Write Dialogue

 

1. Carefully think over the subject given, and jot down briefly the arguments or opinions

about it which might reasonably be expressed by the imaginary persons who are

supposed to be talking.

 

2. Arrange these ideas in some logical order, so that one will arise naturally from another

in the course of the conversation. (It is well to write down these points in the form of an

outline, or numbered heads, as a guide to follow in writing the dialogue.)

 

3. Try to imagine what would be the way in which each character in the dialogue would express his views. To do this, you must have in your mind a clear idea of the imaginary persons taking part in the conversation, so as to make them speak in character.

 

4. Keep in mind that your dialogue, when completed, should read like a real, spontaneous conversation. So try to make your imaginary characters talk in an easy, familiar and natural manner. Avoid stilted and bookish phrases. Try to remember how real people talk in friendly conversation, and reproduce that conversational style as well as you can.

 

 

 

 

 

                          Things to be Careful about

  1.  (a) Don't let any of your characters monopolize the conversation, as if he were giving

a public lecture. Give all a chance, and keep the ball rolling. Let the conversation be brisk

and rapid.

(b) In real conversation, one person sometimes interrupts the other, or breaks in on what

he is saying. A sparing use of such interruptions in written dialogue is quite permissible,

and adds to its naturalness.

For example :-

A -- "I am perfectly certain he would never do such thing. Why, only the other

day he told me --"

B -- "I don't care what he told you ! I know for a fact that he did it."

(c) In real conversation, a speaker often answers a question by asking another; or

sometimes, seeing what is coming, he answers a question before it is asked. You may

enliven your dialogue by making your characters do the same now and then.

For example :-

(i) A -- "What will you do if he does not answer your letter?"

B -- "Well, what would you do?"

(ii) D -- "I heard something about you the other day, John."

J -- "I know ! You are going to ask me why I was absent from office last Monday. We]], I

will tell you--etc."

(d) In real conversation, people often use exclamations, surprise (e.g., "My word !"

"Good heavens !" "You don't say so !" "Well" etc.); irritation (e.g., "Bother V "O dear !"

"Confound it'."); pleasure ("How nice !" "Splendid !")-and so on. Such interjections may

be introduced from time to time, sparingly; but the use of them should not be overdone.

(Note.-Slang and profane words should be avoided).

2. The dialogue should begin in an interesting way, so that the reader's attention may be

arrested from the very first. And the conversation should lead up to some definite

conclusion. It should not end abruptly and in the air, so to speak. Special attention should

be paid to the opening sentences and the conclusion.

 

3. The fact that language should be as far as possible colloquial does not, of course, mean

that it may be ungrammatical. However free- and-easy the style in which the persons in

the dialogue are made to talk, they must talk good English. They must not, for example,

be made to use such expressions as, "He asked my brother and / to tea," or "Can I give you an advice?'

 

Keeping these points in view, write your dialogue in as natural, interesting and realistic

a manner as possible. The whole conversation should be brief, and the questions and

replies as concise and pointed as possible.

 

                        Model Dialogues Written by Students

1. A conversation between two boys, one of whom is habitually despondent and thinks that luck is against him, whereas the other is of a more practical turn of mind.

Nasarullah Jan. - Come, Hussain, you are taking your failure too much to heart. I know it

is a great disappointment, and I sympathize with you; but you must not allow it to make

you so unhappy.

Mohd. Hussain.- It is all very well for a lucky chap like you, Nasarullah. You have

passed the first time, and this is my second failure. You would not feel so cheery if you

were in my place.

N.J.- I know; but you must pull yourself together, and make up your mind you will pass

next time. Remember the old saying "If at first you don't succeed, try, tiy, again!"

M.H.- I think the other version of the saying has more sense in it.'Tf at first you don't

succeed, quit, quit, quit, at once !"

N.J.- Oh nonsense ! You'll never do anything if you don't persevere. Now why do you

think you failed?

M.H.- All this year fate has been against me. First, I was ill with enteric, which lost me a

whole term. Then just before my examination, my father died, and that so upset me that I

could not prepare properly.

NJ.- Well, you certainly did have bad luck, I am sorry. But I am sure you will succeed

next time; so you must make up your mind to win through.

M.H.- If s no use. I think I was born unlucky. 1 seem to fail in everything 1 touch.'I tried

several times to get a scholarship, but some other boy always got it instead. I shall give it

up.

NJ.- Indeed, you must not. Remember it's the darkest hour before the dawn. Often when

things are at the worst, they begin to improve. I don't believe in all the talk about bad and

good luck. A brave man makes his own luck. You have a year before you; you have

brains, and if you will only pull yourself together and put your heart into your work, you

will win through.

M.H.- I wish I had your disposition. Still, I will take your advice and have another try.

NJ.- That's the style ! And I am sure you will succeed and break your so-called "bad

luck" once for all.

 

 

 

2. An imaginary conversation between a bookish student and an athletic student on the

comparative merits of mental and physical culture.

Ratan.- Hello, Swarup ! Swotting away as usual. Come out, man; shut up your old books, and come and have a game of tennis.

Swarup.- I am sorry I cannot do that, Dulip. The examination is drawing near, and J want every hour I can get for study.

Ratan.- Oh! hang all examinations ! I do not worry about mine. What is the use of them, any way?

Swarup.- Well, you can't get a degree if you don't pass the examination; and 1 have set my heart on being a B.A.

Ratan.- And pray what good will B.A. do you? You may get a clerkship in a government office; but that's all. And there are hundreds of fellows who have got their degrees, and are no nearer getting jobs of any sort.

Swarup.- That may be so; but I am not studying so much to pass my examination and obtain my degree, as to store my mind with knowledge and develop my intellectual faculties.

Ratan.- My word ! How fine you "highbrows" can talk ! "Develop my intellectual faculties,"! I tell you, all a man wants to get on in the world is some brains, plain common sense, and plenty of push. And you can't learn these things from books. And while you are "developing your intellectual faculties," you are spoiling your health You will soon be a thin, white, narrow-chested, half-blind weakling it'you slick to your

beloved books like this, Look at me broad chest and feel my biceps ! Any way, I am developing my physical powers with my games and athletics.

Swamp.- Well, if I have to choose, I would rather have a learned and cultivated mind

than a strong and well-developed body; for the mind is far more important lhan the body.

Ratan.- Oh ! I see ! You mean to say that a man who plays football and hockey and

is as strong as a horse, cannot have any brains?

Swarup.- I did not say that; but you may remember what Kipling said about "muddied

oafs and flannelled fools."

Ratan.- Well, I must say you are very complimentary ! Kipling must have been an ass if he said that. Anyway I would rather be "a muddied oaf than a whitefaced, spectacled book-worm, as blind as an owl.

Their teacher (coming in).-Hello! What are you two fellows quarreling about?

[They explained.]

Teacher.- I see. Well, you are both right and both wrong. Swarup, a little more physical exercise will do you good and will not interfere with your mental culture; and Ratan, a little more study will not in any way spoil your physical strength. So, go and have a game of tennis, Swarup; and afterwards you, Dulip, settle down to a few hours'

study.

 

 

3. A dialogue between a countryman and a townsman, bringing out the comparative

advantages of town and country life.

 

Smith.- Good morning. Mr. Jones. It is a long time since I saw you in town. Are you staying long?

Jones.- Good morning, No, Mr. Smith, I only came up on business for a few hours, and hope to get home again this evening.

Smith.- Running away so soon? Why not stay a few days and enjoy yourself?

Jones.- Not me. I don't find much enjoyment in the smoky air of a town, and all its noise and racket. Give me the clean air, the sunshine, and the quiet of the country.

Smith.- Well, I grant you have the advantage of purer air in the country: but as for noise, you soon get used to it. In fact, I could not stand your quiet--it would drive me crazy. I like to feel plenty of life and movement about me.

Jones.- Really? Why, I could not get a wink of sleep in a noisy town. And towns are so ugly - nothing to see but ugly smoke-grimed houses, dreary streets, hideous advertisements on every hoarding, factory chimneys belching smoke, and a dull, smoky sky. I have the beauty of the green fields and shady woods and flowery meadows of the country.

Smith.- Ah ! my friend, but do not forget what Dr. Johnson said : "When you have seen one green field you have seen all green fields; come with me down Fleet Street and study man."

Jones.- Well, all I can say is that Dr, Johnson never saw a green field in his life, or he would have known that there is an infinite variety in nature if you have the eyes to see it.

Smith.- But what in the world do you do with yourself in your village? It must be a very dull and slow life, with no theatres, no concerts, no cinemas, no public lectures, no exciting political meetings. You must lead a stupid vegetable life, like a cabbage.

Jones.- Not so stupid and dull as you imagine. I have my garden, which is a great source of pleasure; and there is fishing, and a little hunting. And then I love tramping over the hills, and seeing the beautiful scenery. And in the evenings I have my books.

Smith.- Well, every man to his taste; but to me yours would be a dull life.

Jones.- Dull or not, it is much healthier. In the pure country, we do not get the epidemics and dirt-produced diseases you have in the towns. And our quiet habits give us longer lives.

Smith.- Yes, you may live longer in the country. But you don’t get so much out

of life as we do in town. A short life and a merry one, I say.

 

 

4. A dialogue between two boys discussing their hobbies.

George.- I am in luck, Wahid My uncle has just sent me a letter from Japan, where he is on

business, with some Japanese stamps. He knows I collect them and often sends me

foreign stamps from the places he visits..

Wahid- They look rather nice. Are you going to paste them in your album?

George.- Yes, here it is. I have got quite a nice collection now.

Wahid- What a lot ! French, Italian, Dutch, German, American, Turkish. You seem to have

some from almost every country.

George.- Oh ! there are a lot I have not got yet. And some rare ones are very expensive,

and cost pounds of money.

Wahid- But what is the use of collecting stamps?

George.- Oh ! Well, it's a hobby. And it teaches you some geography; and sometimes it

brings money.

Wahid- How is that?

George.- Why, a really good collection sometimes sells for hundreds of pounds. Why

don't you go in for stamp-collecting?

Wahid- I like something more active. My hobby is collecting ferns and wild flowers. And

to get these you have to go long country walks, and explore the woods, and climb the

hills. It is quite an adventure when you find a rare plant or fern in some wild place.

George.- But what do you do with them when you get them?

Wahid- I press them, and then mount them neatly on sheets of paper, and name them. I

have got quite a nice collection.

George. - How do you press them?

Wahid- I lay the fern or plant between sheets of blotting-paper, and put them in a press, or

under a board with heavy weights. You have to change the blotting-paper every day, and

in about a week the plant is dried and pressed, and will last like that for years.

George.- And what is the good of your hobby?

Wahid- Well, it teaches me a lot of botany; and takes me into beautiful country; and does

me good physically, because it means exercise in the open air.

 

5. A dialogue between a master and a pupil on public speaking.

Teacher- Well Robert, I hear you are taking part in the speaking competition.

Pupil.- Yes, Sir; and I came to ask you to give me some hints on the art of the public

speaking.

Teacher- With pleasure, Robert. Have you prepared your speech?

Pupil.- Yes, Sir; and now I am learning it by heart.

Teacher- Oh ! but that is a great mistake. Always carefully prepare what you want to say,

but never try to learn it off by heart.

Pupil.- But why, Sir?

Teacher- Because when you are speaking, you should watch your audience to see whether

they are following what you say. You can see by their faces whether they understand and

are interested; and if they are not, you can then win their attention by adding, or

emphasizing, or changing something. But if your speech is learnt by heart, you can't

alter it.

Pupil.- But it seems so much easier to learn it.

Teacher- It is not so in the end. Memorising is a great strain. Also, if you forget one

sentence, you may break down altogether.

Pupil.- Well, I might manage if I could have my notes with me when I speak.

Teacher- At first you may take a short note of outline, or main points, of your speech, lets

you forgot; But when you get used to speaking in public, it is best to do without notes

altogether.

Pupil.- But if I don't use notes, and must not learn my speeches off by heart how can I

remember what to say?

Teacher- You must prepare carefully, and Ihink out what you want to say; and learn the

main points, or outline, of your speech. Then, when you get up to speak, you will find

that the words will conic.

Pupil.- But I feel so nervous when I have to speak.

Teacher- That is natural, especially at first. But as you get used to speaking in public, you

will overcome that. Even practised speakers often feel very nervous before they begin to

speak; but when they get on to their feet, they forget all about it.

Pupil.- When I am nervous. I think I speak too fast.

Teacher- Well, you must practise speaking slowly and distinctly. And don't shout-it

strains your voice and prevents people hearing you; and don't speak too low. Speak

naturally, so that all can hear.

Pupil.- Thank you, Sir, for your hints. I will try to follow them.

 

 

6. A dialogue on the choice of a profession-law or medicine.

Robi- Thank goodness ! our examinations are over at last.

Akash- What a relief ! I hope I shall pass; for 1 have just got a letter from my father

promising to send me to the Medical College if I get through the F. Sc.

Robi- Oh ! are you going to be a doctor?

Akash- Yes; and I am very glad. My father is a doctor, you know, and I have always

wanted to be one too. It seems a very interesting profession. What are you going to do?

Robi- My ambition is to be a lawyer; and when I have got my B.A.. 1 am to go to the

Law College to study Tor my LL.B.

Akash- Law ! That never had any attractions for me. Why do you want to be a lawyer?

Robi- Well, it is a very respectable profession. One can be a gentleman and hold a

good position, any way.

Akash- So can a doctor. The medical profession is just as respectable as the legal.

Robi- Oh ! yes. of course. But I think a lawyer can make more.money than a doctor.

Akash- I am not so sure of that. A few lawyers who get to be leaders of the bar, of

course, do make fortunes. But what about the crowd of pleaders and even barristers who

can scarcely make a living? The law is terribly overcrowded.

Robi- Oh ! well, there is always plenty of room at the top, you know.

Akash- What 1 like about the medical profession, apart from its scientific interest, is

that the work is so humanitarian. A doctor is always doing good to his fellows-relieving

suffering, curing diseases, restoring health, and so making folk happy. This makes a

doctor's life a sort of social service.

Robi- Well, a lawyer is doing good work too. He is helping to detect and prevent

crime, defending the innocent from false charges, and helping people in distress.

Akash- Yes; but a lawyer's life is full of temptations. He is tempted to defend

criminals for big fees, and to get them off from just punishment. I don't see how a lawyer

can help being a liar, too !

Robi- Now you are joking. It is as possible for a lawyer to be an honest man as it is

for a doctor to be a rogue.

A dialogue between two friends about merits and demerits of mobile phone

Shafiq: You seem very glad today. What’s the reason?

Rafiq: Actually my father bought me a new mobile phone yesterday. Here it is.

Shafiq: Nice, very nice. What do you think about mobile phone?

Rafiq: Mobile phone is a very essential device. It has made our communication easy. It adds speed in our life. We can take photo; video and we can enjoy music from a mobile.

Shafiq: Recently introduced android and windows phone work like computers.
Rafiq: Yes. By using it, we can send e-mail and make video call. It has made our life easy and comfortable. 

Shafiq: Right. It has reduced uncertainly doubt, anxious waiting and painful suspense. In fact, it has made our life easy and comfortable.

Rafiq: I can’t do without it for a single day

Shafiq: Yes, you’re right. But there’re some demerits of mobile.

Rafiq: What are you talking about?

Shafiq: Now a day mobile has become an easy way of teasing girl. Some people commit crime using mobile.

Rafiq: Not these are only. Much use of mobile is harmful for health. It harms our hearing power, causes brain tumor, genetic damage and many other incurable diseases.

Shafiq: During conversation, the blood brain barrier may get damaged, the blood pressure may get high and the red blood cells may get affected.

Rafiq: Even some students cannot concentrate in study because they talk over mobile the whole night.

Shafiq: Besides, it causes a lot of harm to the teenagers. They can easily contact with their so called lovers in season and out of season.

Rafiq: This point is also correct. Because the operators provide facilities at night.

Shafiq: But it is not the fault of mobile. It is our fault.

Rafiq: Of course. Though we are getting immense benefits from it, we should use it with care and caution to avoid its demerits.

Shafiq: I’ve to go now. It’s time for my private tutor.

Rafiq: Ok. See you later. Bye.

Shafiq: Bye.

 

A dialogue about how to learn English well.

Amin :  Hi Shakib! What’s the matter? You look so exhausted.

Shakib : Oh, I’m worried about English. You know it’s a foreign language. How can I learn it well?

Amin : I see. I’d also the same problem. But our English teacher told me about some ways to learn English.
Shakib : What’s that? Tell me, please.

Amin : English is a skill based subject. You should develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Shakib : But how?

Amin: You should read English books and newspapers, you should watch English movie and news on TV and the radio and above all, you should write your thought in English.

Shakib: Has there any fixed skill to develop English? What is most essential for me now?

Amin: It is practice and practice. You should talk to your friends in English.

Shakib: But I don’t feel comfort in practice.

Amin: Remember, you need to enrich your stock of words and their correct use and spelling.

Shakib: Do I need to learn Grammar?

Amin: Sure, you’ve to learn word, number, gender, sentence, tense, sentence patterns and others.

Shakib: Why do we need to read grammar?

Amin: This is because grammar teaches us the rules of a language.

Shakib: But what about pronunciation?

Amin: You can watch BBC, CNN, National Geographic Channel or English news on television to develop your pronunciation skill.

Shakib: What should be the best process of writing skills?

Amin: You should write on various topics and produce your own thematic writing. Write new words repeatedly in framing sentences.

Shakib: It’s an excellent idea. Thank you very much for your wise suggestions.

Amin:  You’re most welcome. See you again.

 

 

 

 

 

A dialogue between two friends about an exciting cricket match

Rana: Hello Rani! How are you?

Rani: I’m fine and what about you?

Rana: I’m also quite fine. Did you enjoy the cricket match yesterday between Bangladesh and India?

Rani: Certainly. It’s the first time that Bangladesh defeated India in a befitting manner. I’m lucky that I enjoyed the match live.

Rana: What’s your impression about the match?

Rani: I was deeply impressed by the performance of Bangladeshi players particularly Sakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal.

Rana: Actually it was a great surprize that we successfully beat the Ex-World Champion.

Rani: India is undoubtedly better in the three sides- bowling, batting and fielding than ours. And it’s interesting that we could dominate them in the three sides.

Rana: It’s true that the performance showed by the Bangladeshi players was awesome in a word. They played like a top class team.

Rani: In fact, India failed to get high score and it was a very easy target for our team.

Rana: But our team is so unpredictable that we couldn’t be surprized if they couldn’t have achieved that.

Rani:  It’s a great achievement for our country. Let’s hope they keep playing like this in future too.

Rana: I think Bangladesh will shine in next matches and will bring name and fame for the country.

Rani: Of course. Our hope is not unreasonable.

Rana: Yes, indeed. Thank you very much and let’s wait for the next match.

Rani: You’re most welcome.

Rana: Now I’m going to my house. Goodbye.

Rani: Goodbye. Thank you.

 

A dialogue about the problem of load-shedding

Sumi: Why do you look drowsy?

Rumi: I couldn’t sleep well last night.

Sumi: In fact, we’re facing the same problem—that’s load shedding. There was no electricity in our locality last night.

Rumi: The insufficient production of electricity, misuse and illegal connection of electricity are the main reasons of it. 

Sumi: Yes, we’ve no option but to live with pitch-black darkness and sweltering heat.

Rumi: Exactly! But can you imagine what type of problem it creates to a student whose exam is knocking at the door and the patients who are under the knife of a surgeon?

Sumi: The terrible sufferings caused to the examinees and patients cannot be described in words at this moment.

Rumi: Last night I couldn’t read at all. You know tomorrow is my English exam.

Sumi: Besides, the foods we preserve in refrigerators turn rotten and become unfit for consumption. Housewives are suffering much.

Rumi: But the more deplorable damage occurs in refrigerators in laboratories and cold storage. It causes a heavy economic loss.

Sumi: The running productive machines come to a standstill in mills and factories. A tremendous loss of production!

Rumi:   Problems are everywhere. What is the solution?

Sumi: The government should take necessary measures on emergency basis to ensure adequate production of electricity to remove the curse of load shedding.

Rumi: I think that more power plants should be set up and system loss should be reduced.

Sumi:   Not only that, illegal connections should be banned. I think that consciousness can play a vital role in this regard.

Rumi:  The wastage of electricity should be stopped and strict laws should be introduced.

Sumi:   Electricity being the driving force of a country, it should be ensured at any cost.

Rumi: Lack of electricity means lack of production and hampering the study of the students is very harmful for a country.

Sumi: Thanks for sharing your valuable ideas.

Rumi: You’re most welcome. See you again.

 

A dialogue about the bad effect of smoking

Rana: What about you? You aren’t going to school for a few days.

Rumi: Just wait. Let me buy a cigarette from that shop.

Rana: What! Cigarette! Oh, yes. I’ve heard you have become a chain smoker nowadays.

Rumi: Actually I smoke now and then.

Rana: Why do you smoke? Don’t you know smoking is harmful for health?

Rumi: Oh, you don’t know. When you smoke, you look smart and full of personality. Smoking also removes tiredness.

Rana: But there’re many bad effects of smoking. It is like taking poison.

Rumi: What bad effect! Many a man is smoking everyday here and there.

Rana:  People hate smokers. Besides, smoking is the beginning of drug addiction.

Rumi: I didn’t think like you.

Rana: But it may cause you serious diseases like cancer, heart attack, bronchitis etc. It also damages your lung and causes lung cancer.

Rumi: I tried to give it up, but I could not. I cannot even concentrate on my study without smoking.
Rana : If you had thought seriously about its bad effect, you would not have taken it anymore.
Rumi: That’s heard, friend but nobody dies from smoking.

Rana: According to WHO, 5 million people die every year from tobacco related illness. That is about one person is dying in every 6 second. Smokers are likely to die at least 10 years earlier than the non-smokers.

Rumi: I never thought so much about the dangerous effect of smoking. I just started to smoke out of curiosity.

Rana: And this curiosity is spoiling your character and gradually leading you to death.

Rumi: I promise I’ll give up smoking from this very day. You have saved me from a great danger.

Rana:  Never indulge such a bad habit rather you should persuade people not to smoke.

Rumi: Thank you very much for you valuable advice.

Rana: You’re most welcome. I’ve to go now.

Rumi: Ok bye. See you later.

 

A dialogue between Rana and Rumi about the bad effect of smoking

Rana: Hi, Let’s go to playground.

Rumi: Yes, I’m also waiting for you.

Rana: What about you? You aren’t going to school for a few days.

Rumi: Just wait. Let me buy a cigarette from that shop.

Rana: What! Cigarette! Oh, yes. I’ve heard you have become a chain smoker nowadays.

Rumi: No brother. Not just so. I smoke now and then.

Rana: Why do you smoke? Don’t you know smoking is harmful for health?

Rumi: Oh, you don’t know. When you smoke, you look smart and full of personality. Smoking also removes tiredness.

Rana: But there are many bad effects of smoking. Don’t you know that? Smoking is like taking poison!

Rumi: What bad effect! Many a man is smoking everyday here and there.

Rana: It’s a false notion. People hate smokers. Besides, smoking the beginning of drug addiction.

Rumi: I didn’t think like you.

Rana: But it may cause you serious diseases like cancer, heart attack, bronchitis etc. It also damages your lung and causes lung cancer.

Rumi: I tried to give it up, but I couldn’t. I can’t even concentrate on my study without smoking.
Rana : You had thought seriously about its bad effect. You would not have study without anymore.
Rumi: That’s are heard, friend but nobody dies from smoking.

Rana: What! Nobody dies! According to World Health Organization (WHO) 5 million people die every year from tobacco related illness. That is about one person is dying in every 6 second. Smokers are likely to die at least 10 years earlier than the non-smokers.

Rumi: Really! In true sense, I never thought so much. Moreover, I never knew such a dangerous effect of smoking. I just started to smoke out of curiosity.

Rana: And this curiosity is spoiling your character and gradually leading you to death.

Rumi: Sure, Evan. I promise I’ll give up smoking from this very day. You have saved me from a great danger.

Rana:  Never indulge such a bad habit rather you should persuade people not to smoke.

Rumi: Thank you very much for you valuable advice.

Rana: You’re most welcome. I have go now.

Rumi: Ok bye. See you later.

 

A dialogue about environment pollution

A: Where are you going?

B: I’m going to the mayor for requesting him to take necessary steps against environment pollution.

A: What do you mean?

B: Any unexpected and abnormal change in chemical, physical and biological characteristics in environment is called the environmental pollution.

A: The disposal of various kinds of waste is seriously polluting the environment. Motor vehicles, mills and factories, railway engines and powerhouses are creating fume and smoke which pollute the air.

B: Besides man makes fires to cook food, to make bricks, to melt tar for road construction and to do many other things.

A: Forests and trees are being cut down on a large scale. So, the ecosystem of the environment is now in great danger.

B: Mills and factories also throw their poisonous chemicals and waste products into rivers, canals and seas.

A: Chemicals, fertilizers and insecticides get mixed with water in rivers, canals and ponds, and thus pollute water.

B: Moreover, water vehicles, unsafe drains and unsanitary latrines are also responsible for water pollution.

A: The noise of motor vehicles, mills and factories, aeroplanes, domestic appliances, radios, cassette players, CDs, televisions etc cause aggression and damage hearing.

B: Every year millions of people all over the world die unnecessarily as a result of pollution. Air pollution causes pneumonia, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases.

A: Water pollution causes water-borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea.

B: Finally, odour pollution from dumped or untreated human waste causes serious discomfort to our sense of smell, and attracts disease-bearing creatures such as rats and flies.

A: Midway through the next century, temperatures may have risen by as much as 4°C.

B: It’ll reduce mankind’s ability to grow food, destroy or severely damage wildlife, raise sea levels and thereby flood coastal areas and farmland.

A: The lower southern part of the country may one day go under water.

B: Problems are everywhere. What’s the solution?

A:  If we all use energy, transport and other goods and services more carefully, we can reduce harmful emissions to our air, land and water.

B: Government and people of all classes should come forward to raise consciousness and to control this environmental pollution.

A: Thanks for sharing your valuable ideas.

B: You’re most welcome. See you again.

 

A dialogue about importance of punctuality

Nora: I’m very glad that you are in time and have kept your promise.

Neela: As I’m punctual, I always try to maintain time.

Nora: Punctuality is a great virtue and it helps to breed all other virtues.

Neela:  In fact, punctuality’s the quality of doing things at the right time. Its importance’s very great.

Nora: A punctual boy prepares his lessons timely and he never lags behind the class.

Neela:  When the exam comes, he finds himself well prepared.

Nora: On the contrary, an unpunctual boy attends his school late and misses a part of his lesson.

Neela:  Besides he doesn’t learn his lessons at the right time.

Nora: When the exam comes, he finds a huge load of arrear lessons.

Neela: He can’t prepare himself and fails or he adopts copying which is very bad.

Nora: Right you are.

Neel: So he can make little progress in his studies and in the long run he has to repent of his bad habit.

Nora: Exactly, we’ve to realise that punctuality is important in every sphere of life.

Neela: If a man who is to address a public meeting comes late, he keeps so many people waiting and wastes their time.

Nora: In fact, no excuse’s good enough for this want of good sense.

 Neela: Moreover, unpunctual attendance in an office or a workshop causes disorder and sometimes dislocation of work.

Nora: This may give rise to a lot of harm and cause even disaster.

Neela: Correct, lack of punctuality hampers orderly progress. You know, Napoleon lost the Battle of Waterloo, because one of his generals failed to come to his help in time.

Nora:  So we should maintain punctuality at every step.

Neela: We should make it clear to our friends about its importance.

Nora:  I thank you very much, Neela.

Neela: You’re welcome. See you.

 

A dialogue between you and the manager of a bank about opening a bank account.

Myself: May I come in sir?

Manager: Yes, of course.

Myself: Can I have a seat sir?

Manager: Sure.

Myself: Thank you.

Manager: Welcome. What can I do for you?

Myself: I want to open an account with your bank.

Manager: Ok, it’s very good.

Myself: But I don’t know how to open an account sir.

Manager: Will you tell me what kind of account you want to open?

Myself: Actually I’ve got a handsome amount of money as scholarship.

Manager: And now you want to save it, OK?

Myself: Yes, you’re right, sir.

Manager: I’m giving you a form to fill it up. Just fill it up with the information required in different serial. After filling up the form, come to me with two passport size photographs of you and another copy of photograph of your beneficiary.

Myself: What type of account am I going to open sir?

Manager: It’s a saving account.

Myself: Would you explain what is saving account?

Manager: It means you can save any amount of money at any time and you can  withdraw any amount from your account at any time.

Myself: O, I see. Do I need to do anything more?

Manager: Yes, you’ve to deposit an amount of initial money to open the account.

Myself: What’s the amount, sir?

Manager: It may be at least one hundred or more than one hundred.

Myself: Thank you sir for your kind cooperation.

Manager: You’re most welcome.

 

Dialogue between two students about the last prize-giving ceremony in their school
Fuad – Sajid, what’s the matter? We’re so sorry to miss you in the prize-giving ceremony.
Sajid- I’m no less sorry. But mother met with an accident. It’s necessary to take her to the hospital.
Fuad – I’m very sorry to hear this. How’s she now?
Sajid- A little better. No cause for anxiety now. Please tell me all about the function.
Fuad -Our school auditorium and its dais were brightly decorated. Prizes were also neatly displayed on a separate table on the dais.Sajid-When did the function start?Fuad – Oh, it started on time—just at 4 pm

Sajid-Who’re present on the function?

Fuad- All the students, the guardians and some eminent persons of the locality

attended the function.

Sajid- What did our Head teacher do?

Fuad- Our Head teacher first read out the annual report.

Sajid-Who was the chief guest and what did he do?

Fuad- The principal of our College was the chief guest.

Sajid- How did you like the Chief Guest’s speech?
Fuad – It’s short but very impressive speech. He spoke highly of the all- round progress of our school.
Sajid-Then what happened?

Fuad – Then the Chief Guest gave away the prizes among the students for their outstanding activities.

Sajid- Did you get any prize?

Fuad -Yes, I’ve got two prizes—one for regular attendance and the other for good results in the last year-ending exams.

Sajid-Is that all?

Fuad – It’s really a grand success. Recitation, dance and drama were all excellent. These kept this audience almost spellbound.
Sajid- I’m really sorry that I missed such an important function of our school life. Now, good-bye.
Fuad – Good-bye, Sajid.

 

A dialogue between two friends about importance of games and sports

Abrar: Where are you going, Kushaf?

Kushaf: I’m going to the club, Abrar.

A: What do you do there?

K: I play tennis there with my friend, Saba.

A: Do you play tennis every day?

K: Yes, it keeps my body and mind fit. Do you play any game Abrar?

A: Yes, Kushaf.

K: Which games do you play?

A: I play cricket and football to keep my body fit and healthy.

K: I think games are essential for good health.

A: You’re right, Kushaf. Games are essential for everybody.

K: But some people do not play any game. They do not realize the importance of games.

A: But such people always suffer from one or the other ailment.

K: You’re absolutely right, Abrar.

A: I think Kushaf, games should be made compulsory for the students.

K: I agree. Games will keep the students healthy and teach them discipline.

A: Discipline is very essential for the progress of an individual as well as the nation as a whole.

K: It’s right said that all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.

A: According to a saying, only a healthy mind can realize God.

K: But a healthy mind can live only in a healthy body. For keeping a healthy body, games are very important.

A: Games also teach us the spirit of sportsmanship.

K: I agree with you. Games also develop the quality of leadership among the students.

A: Health is wealth, is an old saying. Therefore, to maintain our health we must play games.

K: Yes, you’re right. May I take leave of you now? I am getting late for my tennis game.

A: With great pleasure. I don’t want to detain you.

K: See you again.

A: good bye.

K: Bye, bye.

 

Dialogue Between Two Friends on Food Adulteration

Raha: Hello Zarif! How are you?

Nitu: I’m fine. What about you?

Raha: I’m fine too. Have you seen the recent raid of mobile courts on food production houses?

Nitu: Yes, I think the mobile court is doing the right task to stop food adulteration.

Raha: Exactly! The adulteration of food is increasing beyond any limit. They are using chemicals to preserve food.

Nitu: Yes, and these chemicals are mainly used for industrial purposes. These chemicals can cause kidney damage, heart failure and various other diseases.

Raha: Yes, and it seems to me that the unscrupulous traders of our country don’t care even to kill innocent people to earn extra profit.

Nitu: You’re right. However, this is not the only case of food adulteration of adult people. They are also mixing chemicals with baby foods.

Raha: Oh, my God! I see the situation is very terrible! They have become so heartless that they don’t even care about babies.

Nitu: Yes, nowadays fishes are adulterated with formalin, fruits are adulterated with carbide and edible oils are adulterated with cyanide.

Raha: But why these traders are adopting such malpractices in spite of knowing the worst consequences of massive food adulteration?

Nitu: It’s very simple. They are dishonest and they can do everything for money.

Raha: They are very nasty and they have no moral character. They are enemies to humanity. However, this crime must be stopped at any cost.

Nitu: And we’re helpless at the point of their clutch.

Raha: You’re mostly right. Our government is taking steps time to time but they are producing no result. Isn’t there any light of hope?

Nitu: Yes, there is. It is we who should be careful to choosing right foods as far as possible. The criminals have to be punished by law.

Raha: Your valuable words may make me wise.

Nitu: Absolutely! You’re most welcome. See you again.

 

Dialogue between two friends on how to make good result in examination

Raha: Why do you look so dejected? Anything wrong?

Nusa: Nothing wrong, friend. When my examination approaches, my tension rises.

Raha: Oh, it’s a great wrong. Aren’t you well-prepared?

Nusa: I’m not happy about my results. I must do better.

Raha: Why are you so nervous? Please let me know your problem. It will be my pleasure if I can help you in any way.

Nusa: You can certainly help me. I want to make a good result as you made last year. Now I need to know the strategies you followed to make your brilliant result.

Raha: It’s very simple. I think it is not unknown to you how to make a good result. There is no secret strategy at all, but you must follow certain rules.

Nusa: Okay! Please tell me about the rules I should follow.   

Raha: Firstly, you should study regularly. You must not cram anything without understanding. Then you should make your own notes and revise them frequently.

Nusa: Nice! What is your suggestion for English and Mathematics?

Raha: For English and Mathematics your proficiency will depend on constant practice. Every day you will have to take practice-test in writing. 

Nusa: Excellent! Is there anything more?

Raha: Yes, you should develop a habit of writing. Whatever you read, you must write it. It will give you manifolds benefits.

Nusa: Okay. Do you have any advice for examination?

Raha: Yes, you should budget your time for exams, makes your handwriting legible, and writes all answers. Avoid unnecessary topics in the answer scripts. 

Nusa: Thank you for your precious suggestions. I will surely follow these strategies.  

Raha: You’re most welcome. Remember that there is no secret to make a good result but to study regularly.

 

Dialogue about how to eradicate the illiteracy problem from Bangladesh

Sourav: Hi Srijon, how are you?

Srijon: I’m fine. And you?

Sourav: I’m so but thinking seriously over a problem.

Srijon: What’s about? Can I share you?

Sourav: Of course. It’s about illiteracy which is the biggest problem of Bangladesh.

Srijon: Undoubtedly. Without education no nation can reach the culmination of success.

Sourav: Real peace and prosperity lie in education. But we’re educationally backward.

Srijon: Where is the solution?

Sourav: Necessary measures must be taken from government level to uproot it.

Srijon: Is it possible for government only to spread this mammoth task?

Sourav: The educated along with mass people can contribute a lot in this sector.

Srijon: I also think so. But our country is poor. What will the poor section do?

Sourav: Primary education should be made free and compulsory for all.

Srijon: Board book must be distributed upto graduation level. Tuition fees can be decreased proportionately.

Sourav: What can be done if they’re unwilling to send their children to school?

Srijon: Food for education programme has to be commenced to inspire them to attend school.

Sourav: We can also teach the illiterate adult to be educated.

Srijon: Good idea. Mass media should play their active role to a great extent.

Sourav: Exactly. Let’s try to materialize it.

Srijon: Thank you.

Sourav: Ok. See you again.

 

A dialogue between Sujan and Ashik about importance of English

Opu: Hello Jack,

Sam: Eating apple.

Opu:  Tell me about your exam result in detail.

Sam: Sorry friend; I think if there were no subject named English in the school syllabus.

Opu:  What! You failed in English? Listen, you may be promoted to next class failing in English but how will you pass the test of life without English?

Sam: What do you mean by this?

Opu:  I mean you can’t expect to build up a better life with a better career without the knowledge of English?

Sam: Why?

Opu: Nice! Actually English is essential in our every walk of life.

Sam: Of course. It’s an international language. In this age of globalization, it plays an important role for communication in the present world. So, learning English is a must.

Opu: But it’s unfortunate that we are neglecting it. For that we are lagging behind than our neighbours.

Sam: Oh! It’s really disgraceful. This situation must be changed if we want to keep pace with the modern world.

Opu: Right you’re. Our international relations and trade would be affected much if we do not learn English well.

Sam: Exactly. Besides, without efficiency in English none can expect to receive higher studies as all the books on higher education are written in English.

Opu: Yes, it’s only English that can help us to enter the storehouse of knowledge. 

Sam: Absolutely. But it is a matter of shame that most of the university graduates lack proper knowledge on English.

Opu: Exactly, and as a result they are being deprived of getting good job and receiving handsome salary.

Sam: Right you’re. A sound command over English is a prerequisite for good job and good salary.

Opu: Undoubtedly. In fact, the importance of learning this language cannot be described in words. We must study and practice English seriously. Thank you.

Sam: You’re most welcome. Good bye.

 

Dialogue between two students about their hobbies

Nuri: Hello, Rahi, why do you collect stamps of different countries?

Rahi: Oh! Hi, Nuri. I’m collecting them to enrich my collection.

Nuri: What do you mean?

Rahi: Actually collecting stamps is my hobby.

Nuri: Why do you like collecting stamps?

Rahi: As stamps contain pictures of great men, historic places, it gives me immense pleasure and can satisfy my curiosity to know more.

Nuri: It’s vast educative value. It’s a storehouse of knowledge of geography and history.

Rahi: What’s your hobby?

Nuri: My hobby is quite different from you.

Rahi: What is it?  

Nuri: It’s Photography. Father presented me a camera with that I’ve taken photos of our family and beautiful natural scenery. I’ve preserved them in the album.

Rahi: It’s a very interesting hobby.

Nuri: Yeah, your hobby is not less interesting. It makes me feel happy and proud when I see my previous pictures.

Rahi: I appreciate your hobby. It can certainly help to visualize about your past.

Nuri: It’s getting late. I’ll go now.

Rahi: When will we meet again?

Nuri: I’m coming again tomorrow. Thank you.

Rahi: Most welcome.

 

Conversation between a doctor and a patient

Mim: Good morning, Doctor.
Doctor: Good morning, how can I help you?
Mim: Actually doctor, since last two days I’m having a stomach pain.
Doctor: Ok, tell me where exactly you feel pain.
Mim: It’s somewhat near lower abdomen.
Doctor: Is it a severe pain or just a light pain?
Mim: I mean sometimes it is severe and sometimes mild.
Doctor: Now tell me what you’ve taken for two days before?
Mim: I went to a feast day before yesterday and I’d heavy dinner there.
Doctor: Do you feel like eating anything?
Mim: No doctor.
Doctor: I think it’s minor stomach infection. I’m prescribing some medicine for 5 days and you’ll feel better.

Mim: But how long do I need to be at home? My school exam will start from next week.
Doctor: Don’t worry. You can hopefully join your regular classes from the next day.

Mim: How much shall I pay you doctor?

Doctor: 500 taka only.

Mim: Here it is, please.

Doctor: It’s all right.

Mim: Thank you doctor. I’ll see you tomorrow with my blood report.

Doctor: Ok. See you again.

 

Dialogue between two friends about the importance of tree plantation

Rakib: Hello Anis, how are you?

Anis: Oh, I’m fine. You?

Rakib: I’m fine too. But I’m concerned about our environment.

Anis: What’s wrong with our environment? Please make it clear.

Rakib: We’ve frequent floods, cyclones and droughts in our country. Don’t these make you think over our environment?

Anis: Yes, but what can we do against these natural forces?

Rakib: Indiscriminate cutting down of trees are responsible for this terrible situation.

Anis: How funny!

Rakib: It’s the root cause of global warming and most other natural disasters. Our ecological balance is seriously being disturbed for this.

Anis: We obtain oxygen, food, shelter, furniture, raw material, shade etc from trees.

Rakib: It’s an integral part of human life to survive in this world.

Anis: Desertification and irregular rainfall can even be caused due to deforestation.

Rakib: Then what should we do now?

Anis: It’s very clear. We must plant more and more trees if we really want to have a suitable earth for living.

Rakib: I agree with you. From now on I’ll utilize the unused land to plant trees.

Anis: I’ll suggest people to plant two trees if they cut one.

Rakib: People have to be made aware of the importance of afforestation through mass media, seminar and    discussion.

Anis: Yes, we along with other school going children can take the responsibility.

Rakib: Planting trees in our school campus, we can start this programme.

Anis: Besides it’s time to declare tough punishment for them who are engaged in destroying forests.

Rakib: Thank you so much. Bye

 

Dialogue between father and son on the choice of career

Father: Congrats! I’ve been so much pleased that you’ve successfully passed in the exam with GPA 5.

Son: Thanks a lot. This success lies in the mercy of Allah and your well wishes.

Father: Have you any dream or a vision of what you intend to do or become in future.

Son: Father, it’s up to you. I’ll always show respect to your decision.

Father: In choosing a career, you see whether it suits your temperament or not. But I want to know your mind first.

Son: My choice must be to your liking. I want to be a Computer Engineer, if you agree.

Father: Why have you determined to be so?

Son: Our country now needs engineers in large numbers for nations-building and defense works.

Father: Yes, it’s an excellent profession. Your grandfather himself belongs to that profession.

Son: Only engineers can bring about a revolutionary social reform through their innovation.

Father: But have you thought over the hard work to turn ambition into reality?

Son: Yes, I think no work is too hard for me in this profession. I shall leave no stone unturned.

Father: Excellent! I agree with you whole-heartedly.

Son: Please, pray for me so that I can sustain your faith upholding your dignity.

Father: Be prepared to get yourself admitted into a university.

Son: But it means additional expense to pay coaching fees.

Father: Oh, no, my boy. I will gladly bear all expenses in this regard, as I know all my money will be well spent.

Son: You’re so kind to me father.        

Father: And you are so good to us, dear son.

 

A dialogue between Sujan and Ashik about importance of English

Opu: Hello Jack,

Sam: Eating apple.

Opu:  Tell me about your exam result in detail.

Sam: Sorry friend; I think if there were no subject named English in the school syllabus.

Opu:  What! You failed in English? Listen, you may be promoted to next class failing in English but how will you pass the test of life without English?

Sam: What do you mean by this?

Opu:  I mean you cannot expect to build up a better life with a better career without the knowledge of English?

Sam: Why?

Opu: Nice! Actually English is essential in our every walk of life.

Sam: Of course. It is an international language. In this age of globalization, it plays an important role for communication in the present world. So, learning English is a must.

Opu: But it is unfortunate that we are neglecting it. For that we are lagging behind than our neighbours.

Sam: Oh! It’s really disgraceful. This situation must be changed if we want to keep pace with the modern world.

Opu: Right you’re. Our international relations and trade would be affected much if we do not learn English well.

Sam: Exactly. Besides, without efficiency in English none can expect to receive higher studies as all the books on higher education are written in English.

Opu: Yes, it’s only English that can help us to enter the storehouse of knowledge. 

Sam: Absolutely. But it’s a matter of shame that most of the university graduates lack proper knowledge on English.

Opu: Exactly, and as a result they are being deprived of getting good job and receiving handsome salary.

Sam: Right you’re. A sound command over English is a prerequisite for good job and good salary.

Opu: Undoubtedly. In fact, the importance of learning this language cannot be described in words. We must study and practice English seriously. Thank you.

Sam: You’re most welcome. Good bye.

 

A dialogue between two friends about how to do well in the examination.

Hassan: Hi, how are you?

Kamal: Very well. Thank you. And how about you?

Hassan: Fine, thanks.

Kamal: The exam is drawing near. I’m not well prepared for it. So I’ve study hard now. How have you prepared yourself?

Hassan: Not as bad as you say.

Kamal: You’ve always been on top in your exams. What’s the secret of your brilliant results?

Hassan: Tell me about those things, will you?

Kamal: Certainly.

Hassan: To do well in the exam you have to study regularly. You must not cram anything without.

understanding. You should make your own notes and revise them frequently

Kamal: Good. Have any advice for me.

Hassan: The thing which you need to do most is to have a fairly good command over language.

Kamal: Thank you.

Hassan: Come to my house every day. I’ll try to explain away your difficulties.

Kamal: I’ll certainly go to yours. Mother will be very glad to hear of your proposal.
Hassan: Then comes from tomorrow. It’s getting dark. Let us now go home.
Kamal: Thank you, for your kind offer.
Hassan: I’ll glad to help a friend if I can.
Kamal: Good-bye!

 

A dialogue between two friends regarding internet

Mou: Hi, friend, how are you? What are you doing?

Opu: I am so so and chatting with a friend.

Mou: How?

Opu: Through facebook in Internet.

Mou: My parents do not like internet and I am not permitted to access it.

Opu: But there is no doubt that the Internet is one of the greatest humankind’s inventions of the last century.

Mou: Actually I know nothing about it. Can you introduce me with it?

Opu: Of course.Why not? From my point of view, I think that the Internet brings us many benefits.

Mou: Please mention me what types of benefit we find from it?

Opu: People can have access to the latest news, weather, traffic, bid-and-asked quotations, etc.

Mou: What things are needed to operate internet?

Opu: You need a computer and a modem or broadband connection.

Mou: It’s possible to be helped in my educational purposes.

Opu: You can get all sort of opportunities in almost all the fields including educational issues.

Mou: I want to enjoy music, movie, gaming, chatting with friends, sharing views and ideas about world affairs.

Opu: The Internet is comparatively cheaper and faster and the businessmen are greatly dependent on this speedy mode of communication.

Mou: In fact, I start to believe that Internet gave us more advantages and opportunities than disadvantages and problems.

Opu: I also think so. Without it I cannot think a day of my life.

Mou: I must try to convince my parents to get internet connection. Thanks a lot. I have known a lot from you.

Opu: You’re welcome.

 

Dialogue between two friends on how to spend spare time after SSC

Rana: What are you thinking about?

Rani: A serious matter.

Rana: Will you share it with me?

Rani: Most of the adult living in my native village are illiterate.

Rana: It’s a common picture in our every village.

Rani: Every educated should have some responsibility forthem.

Rana: Our SSC exam is over. It will take nearly two months to publish the result. How will you spend your time effectively?

Rani: I’ve decided to spend this time through educating the adult illiterate at my level best.

Rana: Your idea is excellent undoubtedly. Illiteracy, certainly a great problem, frustrates all our development efforts.

Rani: Exactly! No development efforts can succeed unless illiteracy is eradicated. What is your plan during this period?

Rana: It’s absolutely true. However, my plan is little different from that of you.

Rani: What’s your plan? Let me know in detail.  

Rana: You know I’m quite weak in English. So, I want to develop my English skill during this time.

Rani: I highly appreciate your great plan. English is an international language, and we have no option but to learn it.

Rana: Yes, English is essential in our every walk of life. It plays an important role for communication in the present world.

Rani: Besides, without efficiency in English none can expect to receive higher studies as all the books on higher education are written in English.

Rana: Right you’re. Besides, a sound command over English has become a prerequisite for good job and better salary.

Rani: Absolutely! Your idea sounds very good to me. I wish you all success. Go ahead to fulfill your purpose.

Rana: Thank you. I also appreciate your excellent idea to educate the adult illiterate.

Rani: You’re most welcome. Good bye for now.

A dialogue between Harun and the Headmaster of my school about a seat in the school hostel

Harun: May I come in, sir?

Headmaster: Yes, come in.

Harun: Assalamualikum.

Headmaster: Walikumussalam, What’s your problem?

Harun: Sir, I’m in residence problem. I need a seat in the school hostel.

Headmaster: How long have you been in this school?

Harun: More than three years.

Headmaster: Why do you need to live in the hostel now?

Harun: Sir, my father is a government employee. Recently he has been transferred from here to Chittagong. My   family has already shifted there. But we’ve decided not to leave my school.

Headmaster: Don’t you have any relative to reside with?

Harun: No, sir. I neither have any relative nor have any other way.

Headmaster: Really a problem, I see. Where is your application?

Harun: I’ve not yet prepared, sir?

Headmaster: Ok, submit an application with the signature of your guardian. You’ll have your seat granted.

Harun: OK, this is very kind of you. Thank you so much.

Headmaster: You’re welcome.

 

A Customer Talking to a Salesman at a Gift Shop

Salesman: Good morning, sir!

Customer: Good morning!

Salesman: How can I help you, sir?

Customer: I want to purchase a gift for my sister to give it on her birthday.

Salesman: How old is she?

Customer: She is only eight years old. It should be something beautiful and unique.

Salesman: You know ours is the biggest gift shop at Mirpur. We have a large collection of gift items.

Customer: Suggest me the items that can make my sister happy?

Salesman: You can buy this imported doll. It speaks English and sings wonderful songs.

Customer: Oh, it’s really a beautiful doll.

Salesman: Yes, this doll is very popular among the female children.

Customer: Can you tell me how to operate it?

Salesman: Yes, push this red button and it will start speaking English, and push blue button it starts singing.

Customer: What is its price?

Salesman: Only 1350/-

Customer: It’s a costly item. Anyway, pack it. I hope you will charge reasonably.

Salesman: Don’t worry. We deal with our customers sincerely and take minimum price.

Customer: Also show me some picture books which can increase the general knowledge of my sister.

Salesman: We have a lot of such books which are not only interesting but also good for gaining general knowledge. Customer: How much have I to pay for these five books?

Salesman:  350/- only.

Customer: Please pack these books also. Now tell me the minimum amount I have to pay.

Salesman: The total amount is 1700/-. Please pay me 1625/- only.

Customer: Here are 2000/-. Please give me cash receipt and balance amount.

Salesman: Sir, here is the cash-receipt and the balance. Thanks for your nice visit.

 

A dialogue between two friends about the importance of reading newspaper.

Friend: Let’s go to a newspaper stall.

Myself: But why?

Friend: To meet my thirst.

Myself: What do you mean? I cannot understand your word.

Friend: It’s very easy. I cannot start my day without reading newspaper.

Myself: Please explain it to me.

Friend: Newspaper is the current mirror of the world.

Myself: What does it mean?

Friend: It means, newspaper gives us all kinds of news of both home and abroad.

Myself: What do you mean by all kinds of news?

Friend: All kinds of news means social, political, business, games and sports, education, invention and discoveries, amusements and so on.

Myself: Does it give us only news?

Friend: No, it also gives us the views of the mass people.

Myself: But doesn’t the TV serve this purpose?
Friend: Television gives us news but that is not as much as newspaper.

Myself: Anything more?

Friend: Yes, Editorial and research news.

Myself: Which option of the paper is most important to you?

Friend: Headlines and editorials.

Myself: Is it very important to read newspaper regularly?

Friend: Of course. Newspaper opens the windows of our outlook. It keeps us updated with the current world. To keep pace with the world it is most important to read newspaper  regularly.

Myself: So, do you think that I also should form the habit of reading newspaper?
Friend: Not only you but also all types of people should form this habit.

Myself: You’re right. Thank you for sharing the importance of reading newspaper.

Friend: See you again.

 

A dialogue between two friends about the importance of good health /how to keep in good health /importance of physical exercise /how to take physical exercise.

Here is a dialogue between Arif and Mizan regarding the importance of physical exercise.

Asif: Hello, Mizan, how are you?

Mina: I feel tired all the time and can’t sleep well, I also can’t read for a long time.

Asif: What’s your problem? Don’t you call in doctor?

Mina: Yes, the doctor examined my chest, throat, tongue, eyes and took my temperature and blood pressure.

Asif: Than, what he advised?

Mina: He didn’t prescribe any medicine. He advised me to take regular physical exercise.

Asif: Do you not know physical exercise is essential for keeping in good health?

Mina: I also think so. I am very careless about your health.

Asif: We should remember that physical exercise protects us from various diseases, makes our body strong, healthy and fit for work.

Mina: Is there any other importance of it?

Asif: Of course. Physical exercise gives us energy, refreshes our mind and helps us to return to work with renewed vigor. It prolongs our life too.

Mina: Really Asif, I was in the dark about the necessity and importance of physical exercise

Asif: Listen, the most important thing is to get up early in the morning. The fresh air of morning keeps us fit. You should do some easy exercises.

Mina: What type of exercises?

Asif: You can walk in the morning, you can take part in games and sports etc. Another important point is to eat fresh and nutritious food. You have to drink pure water also. You can drink some milk, too.

Mina: I must try to do it every day.

Asif: Remember, Proper sleep is very important. You must go to bed early and rise early.

Mina: Thank you Asif for your good advice.

Asif: Come to my house tomorrow early in the morning and I will show you some free hands exercise.

Mina: I think the sooner I realize the importance of physical exercise, the better is for me.

Asif: I highly appreciate your wise realization.

Mina: I have to go now because my private class will start very soon.

Asif: Thank you, Mina. Goodbye.

 

A Dialogue between you and your headmaster about a transfer certificate.

Rana : May I come in, sir?
Principal : Yes, come in. Any problem?
Rana : Sir, I wish to discuss with you regarding a T.C.
Principal : Sit down, which class are you in?
Rana : I’m in class 8, section A. As my family decided, I need a transfer certificate.
Principal : Transfer certificate! It’s the month of May and is the middle of the session. Why are you going to leave your school?
Rana : Recently he’s been transferred from here to Satkhira. My family has already shifted there.
Principal : Oh, I see. What’s your father?

Rana : Sir, my father is a government employee.

Principal : Can’t you stay here for the rest of the session?
Rana : I’m sorry to say that my father can’t afford and accommodate me here.

Principal : Do you have no other relative here?

Rana : I’ve no relative here to reside with or other scope to stay in.
Principal: Really it’s a problem.

Rana : Sir, I like my school very much but situation does not allow me to study here.
Principal: Have you written an application?

Rana: Yes, sir. Here it is.

Principal: Have you cleared your tuition fees?

Rana: Yes, sir. Here is the money receipt. Principal Ok. Then

Principal: Ok, submit an application.
Rana : What else have I to do, sir?
Principal : Contract with the clerk. He will give you all out helps to get a T.C.
Rana : Thank you very much, sir.

Principal: God bless you, my child.

 

Dialogue on benefits of early rising

Friend: why are you always late for the class? If you are so late every day, you will be in great difficulty.

Myself: I always try to come on time, but I simply can’t.

Friend: Why can’t you? What time do you get up in the morning?  

Myself: I usually get up from bed at around 9 o’clock. I watch TV and sleep late.

Friend: You should rise early and get the benefits of early rising.

Myself: What is the benefit of early rising?

Friend: An early riser as many advantages.

Myself: Do you explain?

Friend: Why not?

Myself: Please.

Friend: An early riser gets enough time. He can say his morning prayer. He can enjoy morning air, can take some physical exercise. He can earn more and become wealthy.

Myself: Anything more?

Friend: He can enjoy the chirping of birds, can have a walk on the grass.

Myself: But can he enjoy the morning sweet bed?

Friend: Do you think it very essential?

Myself: Yes, I like to enjoy morning bed very much.

Friend: But do you know that early rising is more important than morning bed?

Myself: Actually I don’t know. Please tell me some.

Friend: There is a proverb,

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Myself: How fine the verse is! I was in the dark. However, I will start getting up early in the morning from tomorrow.

Friend: It is certainly a wise decision. I will call you tomorrow in the morning at your house and take you for a walk with me by the riverside.

Myself: You are most welcome. I really appreciate your suggestion.

 

A dialogue between two friends on frequent road accidents in our country

Rana: Hello, Kamal, why do you look gloomy?

Rani: Today I’ve seen a news of a tragic road accident.

Rana: But the road accident is a daily affair in our country.

Rani: Maybe. But this news shocked me terribly.

Rana: What is that news?

Rani: All the five members of a family died on the spot while they were going to attend a wedding party.

Rana: How did the accident take place?

Rani: While the car carrying five members was coming towards Dhaka, a loaded truck was going from opposite direction and collided with the car near Satkhira town.

Rana: What a pity it is!

Rani: Can you tell me the reasons for frequent road accidents in our country?

Rana:  Most of the accidents take place for the reckless driving of the drivers, carelessness of the drivers to traffic rules, unfit vehicles and bad conditions of roads etc.

Rani: There are narrow, broken, and unmetalled roads. These also contribute to many road accidents.

Rana: Can you please tell me how we can control and reduce the number of road accidents?

Rani: Firstly, we should train up our drivers properly. Then unfit and unlicensed vehicles should be removed from the roads. Also, the drivers should be compelled to follow the traffic rules.

Rana:  The conditions of our roads should be improved. We need strict law against over speed and over taking tendency. 

Rani: People should also be made aware of traffic rules and signals.

Rana: Yes, you are right. If we can take these measures, the number of road accidents, will no doubt, be reduced.

Rani: We all have to come forward to raise public awareness in this regard.

Rana:  Let’s take our position in the human chain. Otherwise we will be late.

Rani:  I agree with you. Thank you very much.

Rana: You’re welcome.

 

A dialogue between two friends on visiting a place of historical interest

Myself: I have taken a decision to visit Bagerhat. Have you ever visited Bagerhat?

Friend: Oh, excellent decision! Yes, during the last autumn vacation I got an opportunity to visit Bagerhat with my father.

Myself: But why did you choose Bagerhat for visiting?

Friend: It’s a place of historical interest. Many people from home and abroad come to visit the Shat-Gambuj Mosque, a World Heritage Site.

Myself: Is there anything related to history?

Friend: Sure! Have you heard the name of Khan Jahan Ali?

Myself: Yes, He was a great saint in this subcontinent.

Friend: Do you know the full name of Khan Jahan Ali?

Myself: Actually I don’t know. What is that?

Friend: His full name is Ulug Khan Jahan Ali.

Myself: What did you visit there?

Friend: I visited Shat Gumbuj Mosque, Ghora Dighi, and the majar of Khan Jahan Ali.

Myself: What did you enjoy most?

Friend: It was the Shat Gumbuj Mosque, the best architectural creation of Khan Jahan Ali.

Myself: Could you please let me know the uniqueness of the mosque?

Friend: The mosque is unique because it has sixty pillars supported by seventy seven exquisitely curved domes. Khan Jahan Ali used it both as a mosque and as a court.

Myself: What did he build there more?

Friend: He made a vast tank of sweet water by the side of his majar for the local people. There were two crocodiles named ‘Kala Pahar and Dhala Pahar.’ But they are no more now.

Myself: How much did you enjoy your visit?

Friend: It’s a wonderful experience. I could Know many things of our past history. The memory of my visit still haunts me.

Myself: Thank you very much for your nice description.

Friend: You’re most welcome. Have a nice visit.

 

A dialogue between the two friends about the causes of failure in English  

Rakib: Hello Sumon, how are you?

Sumon: I’m fine and you?

Rakib: I am also fine but I am thinking about a matter.

Sumon: What is the matter?

Rakib: The matter is about the weakness of the students in English.

Sumon: Why are you thinking about this matter?

Rakib: You know that thousands of students fail in this subject every year.

Sumon: You have said right. I think that these students have never thought this subject to be their friend. The unpleasant truth is that they consider this subject as their enemy. What do you think?

Rakib: Right you are? I think that they even do not know that this language can be learnt and spoken. They only know how to memorize.

Sumon: Exactly so. When they see any uncommon question in the exam, they become senseless, perplexed and finally blame their lot.

Rakib: By suggesting them to memorize, a lot many teachers and lecturers are misleading misguiding them. Do you know any solution to this?

Sumon: I think that they should read their text after learning English. If you ask me any question in Chinese language, I will not understand because I do not know this language.

Rakib:  I think that they should speak English, read English newspaper and listen to English news.

Sumon: I think that if speaking English is compulsory, they will be able to learn this language. Otherwise, they will be failing in this subject ironically.

Rakib: Thanks for sharing your valuable thinking.

Sumon: Thank you too.

 

  A dialogue about importance of time

Nora: I’m very glad that you are in time and have kept your promise.

Neela: As I’m punctual, I always try to maintain time.

Nora: Punctuality is a great virtue and it helps to breed all other virtues.

Neela: In fact, punctuality’s the quality of doing things at the right time. Its importance’s very great.

Nora: A punctual boy prepares his lessons timely and he never lags behind the class.

Neela:  When the exam comes, he finds himself well prepared.

Nora: On the contrary, an unpunctual boy attends his school late and misses a part of his lesson.

Neela:  Besides he does not learn his lessons at the right time.

Nora: When the exam comes, he finds a huge load of arrear lessons.

Neela:   He can’t prepare himself and fails or he adopts copying which is very bad.

Nora: Right you are.

Neela: So he can make little progress in his studies and in the long run he has to repent of his bad habit.

Nora: Exactly, we’ve to realise that punctuality is important in every sphere of life.

Neela: If a man who is to address a public meeting comes late, he keeps so many people waiting and wastes their time.

Nora: In fact, no excuse’s good enough for this want of good sense.

 Neela: Moreover, unpunctual attendance in an office or a workshop causes disorder and sometimes dislocation of work.

Nora: This may give rise to a lot of harm and cause even disaster.

Neela: Correct, lack of punctuality hampers orderly progress. You know, Napoleon lost the Battle of Waterloo, because one of his generals failed to come to his help in time.

Nora:  So we should maintain punctuality at every step.

Neela: We should make it clear to our friends about its importance.

Nora:  Thank you very much Neela.

Neela: You’re welcome. See you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dialogue about the advantages and disadvantages of village life and city life

Rina:  When did you come back from your native village?

Mina: Only yesterday

Rina: I see, you’re very fond of the country life.

Mina: Really I’m very fond of it.

Rina: Why? What’s the charm of the country life?

Mina: There’re great differences between city life and village life. Village life is natural but city life is artificial.

Rina: But there are some facilities in city which are not avail able in village.

Mina: I’m tired of the din and bustle of the town, of smoke, dirt and congestion. It’s calm and quite there. I get there fresh air and fresh food, fish, milk, fruit and vegetables. I get fresh vigour and energy.

Rina:  But there’s no electric light or fan, no good roads, medical aid, school or college, society, theater or cinema hall.

Mina: The majority of our people live in the villages. Our country cannot prosper unless the villages are improved.

Rina: But village has some problems, too. Most of the villagers are illiterate. They don’t know any way to live well.

Mina: But villages are the producer of food.

Rina: Village environment is fresh but if you are ill, you will have to go to town to meet doctor.

Mina: It’s true. But, environment of village will keep you fit.

Rina: Can you deny the advantages of modernism?

Mina: I don’t mean that. I just want to say that village life is much better than city life.

Rina: What are your other points?

Mina: People of city are much busy and almost emotionless. Day by day they are becoming much disintegrated.

Rina: City people possess all educational institution and administration.

Rina: Yes, but how can we improve the village?

Mina: Educated men should go and mix with the people of the village, and spread education among them and teach them how to raise their standard of life. Beside, Government should ensure all the amenities of the town.

Rina: Now I understand why you go to your native village during every long vacation.

Mina: Actually both of them have some advantages and disadvantages.

Rina: Exactly, but village life is better to live a healthy life.

Mina: Thank you very much for your nice company.

 

Dialogue about the preparation for the SSC Examination

Raha: Where are you going?

Kona: To collect note from Dana. I am worried about my exam.

Raha: It’s very common. You are serious about it, so you are worried.

Kona: Don’t philosophize. My preparation is not satisfactory at all. In a short time it is very difficult for me to make a success.

Raha: I’m same to you. But I want to share a thing with you.

Kona: Okay, please do.

Raha: Final Examination is knocking at the door. What should we do?

Kona: Really we should think about it. Could you tell me about your preparation?

Raha: Of course. I need your help. I know you are very well up in English.

Kona: It’s too much. I am over all good but not so good at about it.

Raha: Your class performance is always good. Moreover, your English Language knowledge is also sound.

Kona: That’s okay. But I am weak in Math. How can I improve my skill in the subject?

Raha: You should need special care of our Math teacher for a few days. Gradually you will be improved.

Kona: I never think about Bengali, religion and science. But Math is my challenge to get A+ mark in the subjects.

Raha: But my tremendous horror is about Accounting. I can solve general Math easily but accounting is really a problem to me. How can I improve myself?

Kona: Actually you need to the basic terms about it.

Raha: What’s about your other subjects?

Kona: I’m revising all other subjects again and again. Moreover I read the text book and underline the root words for objective type questions.

Raha: Excellent idea. It will be helpful to get admission also.

Kona: Right. You will do so.

Raha: Thanks. I’ll follow you.

Kona: Without hard labour we can’t touch our goal.

Raha: Sure. Without A+ we can’t get good chance. Today’s world is very competitive.

Kona: You’re right. Okay friend, we may go now.

Raha: See you again. Bye

Kona: Bye.

 

 

A dialogue between A tourist and a native about some direction

Tourist  : Excuse me, could you please help me?
Myself  : Certainly.  Please don’t hesitate to ask. Is it your first time to this place ,right?
Tourist  : Yes, I have a question actually.
Myself  : Sure, what’s that?
Tourist  : I want to go Farmgate but I can’t understand how I will go there?
Myself  : Well, I can help you as I used to go there due to my University.

Tourist  : Thanks God.
Myself  : Wait here till the bus called BRTC volvo. You must buy a ticket for 15 taka to get on the bus.
Tourist  : I have another question. How can I recognize Farmgate?

Myself : The bus conductor will shout saying Farmgate. Then you be alart to get off the bus.
Tourist  : After getting off the bus How will I go to Dhaka International University?
Myself  : No problem. You will hire a rickshaw to go there. The puller can help you to reach there.

Tourist  : Is the university situated in the left or right?
Myself  : Oh, you must go to the right side.  

Tourist : What is your phone number? I can call you if I need you again.
Myself  : I am telling. Please save it to your mobile.

Tourist  : Thanks for a lot of information.
Myself  : You are welcome. See you later.
Tourist  : see you.

 

A dialogue between a librarian and a student on borrowing books

Student: Would I come in?

Librarian:  Yes, why not? How are you?
Student: I’m so-so.
Librarian: You’ve come here after a long time. What’s the problem?
Student: Actually I had been suffering from typhoid for the last five days.

Librarian: I see. Why have you come here and How can I help you?

Student: My examination is knocking at the door. So I need to prepare a note on some English composition using some Grammar books.

Librarian: You can take help from Advance Learners.
Student: Can I borrow those books for only two days?

Librarian: I’m sorry. You are not permitted to bring it to home. But you can use it how long you want during school time.

Student: Give me those books.
Librarian: Have you brought your library card?
Student: Yes, I have.

Librarian: Show me.
Student: Here it is.
Librarian: Wait for sometimes till I bring those for you.

Student: Ok.

Librarian: You Should make the best use of these books. You must not fold or tear any page.
Student: I’m careful and also avoid underlining or giving spot.

Librarian: Thank you.
Student: Thank you so much.

 

Dialogue between you and your headmaster asking for three days’ leave

Rahman: May I come in, Sir?

Teacher: Yes, come in. Any problem, my son?
Rahman: Sir, I need advance leave for some days.
Teacher: Sit down, which class are you in?
Rahman: I am in class-7, section-B.
Teacher: Your Half-yearly Examination is near at hand. Why do you need leave now?
Rahman: My sister’s marriage ceremony is going to be held on Friday next, sir. I have to remain busy for some days.
Teacher: Sister’s marriage! Who is your sister? Wasn’t she student of our school?
Rahman: Yes, sir. My sister is Rina and she passed the S.S.C exam from this school in 2017.

Teacher: O, yes; Rina—she was a meritorious student. Isn’t Mr Rana your father?
Rahman: Yes, sir.
Teacher: Offer salam to him on my behalf.
Rahman: Sir, he’s shortly coming to school to invite you all.
Teacher: O well. However, how many days do you need leave for?
Rahman: For three days, sir.
Teacher: But how, do you think, you’d make up the missed lessons?

Rahman: I hope. I’d pick up the missed lessons by having a discussions sitting with my friend.  

Teacher: OK, submit an application to me asking for three days’ leave.
Rahman: Sir, I’ve written it.

Teacher: Right. Let me put down my signature on your application.

Rahman: So kind of you, sir. I always remember your kindness.

 

Here is a dialogue between you and your friend about the importance of online class

Myself: Hey, it’s nice to see you in person after such a long time even though we stay so close to each other.

Siam: Ever since the pandemic, it’s hard to go outside and meet your friends. The school was the one   place I miss most, you know, hanging out and all.

Myself: Why are you not looking from too many days?

Siam: I’m busy from several days.

Myself: Busy but for what not our exams are being held now.

Siam: Not for exams but for online classes.

Myself: Fine. How are your online classes going on?

Siam: Quite good. It has been a different experience for us, isn’t it?

Myself: Certainly. What are your views about it?

Siam: I feel there are always two sides of a coin. However, it’s lots to offer.

Myself: I don’t really like the concept of online classes though.

Siam: I think the teachers are doing a commendable job trying to put up virtual classes so that we don’t miss things out.

Myself: I agree but such classes require active learning, either we concentrate or we’re lost.

Siam: Just look at the list of advantages that it has. It’s convenient, flexible, provides more individual attention, and also makes us more independent and self-disciplined.

Myself: I don’t agree with the last point. There’s no clue as to what a student is doing, maybe he’s busy with other stuff.

Siam: That’s how it makes the students more independent and they are self-directed.

Myself: Maybe it’s too early to comment on it. Let’s see what it’s to offer in the future.

Siam: Yes, my online classes are also going on but it does not make me much busy.

Myself: But there are so much homework that it takes the whole day to complete.

Siam: No, it doesn’t take the whole you just solve it during the period when there’s nothing going on, and it’ll be much easier for you.

Myself: Yes, you’re right. I’ll follow it thank you. Bye

Siam: Bye and have a nice day.

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