← Close Menu
Basic ESL Course
ESL Listening Lessons
English Grammar Course
Cultural English Lessons
Full Lesson Index
How to Learn English Videos
English Speaking Articles
Download Offline Version
Apps for Android and iPhones
English Conversation Practice - Hoping for a Better Year
LISTEN TO THE CONVERSATION
Practice Speaking - Select a Conversation Partner
SPEAK WITH JOE
SPEAK WITH TOM
Play / pause
JOE: "Happy New Year, Tom."
TOM: "Oh, Happy New Year, Joe."
JOE: "Can you believe another year has passed?"
TOM: "I'm glad it finally ended. I'm looking forward to a new year."
JOE: "You had some bad luck last year, didn't you?"
TOM: "Yes! I lost my job, my car broke down, and then my cat almost died."
JOE: "I can't believe all of that happened in one year."
TOM: "That's why I'm hoping the New Year will be much better."
JOE: "I'm sure it will be."
TOM: "Yeah. I have a job interview next week. My parents loaned me money to buy a new car. My cat is on medication. The vet thinks he will make a full recovery."
JOE: "That's great! Looks like good luck is coming your way."
TOM: "I hope so. What are you looking forward to in the new year?"
JOE: "Well, Jill and I are expecting our first child."
TOM: "Congratulations! That's great news! The new year is going to be a wonderful one for you and Jill."
JOE: "Thanks, Tom."
TOM: "Hey let's start off the new year with a drink. Do you want to go grab a beer tonight?"
JOE: "Sure! We can toast to a Happy New Year."
1. What happened to Tom last year?
He lost his job
His car broke down
His cat almost died
All of the above
2. What is Joe's news?
He got a new job
He and Jill are having a baby
He's getting a divorce
3. What does Tom have next week?
A dentist appointment
A job interview
A math test
A medical exam
4. What are Tom and Joe going to do tonight?
Grab a beer
See a movie
Go to work
1. All of the above
2. He and Jill are having a baby
3. A job interview
4. Grab a beer
Copyright © 2004 - 2017 TALKENGLISH.COM