Using Questions to Carry on a Conversation
First, answer or discuss the following questions as directed by your teacher. Next read the two dialogues that follow and then answer the dialogue analysis questions.
Situation: Josť is sitting at the pool of his apartment complex. His neighbor, Beth, comes and sits down next to him.
|Dialogue: One-side Conversation||Dialogue: Two-sided Conversation|
|Beth:||Hi, Josť.||Beth:||Hi, Josť.|
|Josť:||Hi.||Josť:||Hi, Beth. How's it going?|
|Beth:||My roommate told me you just got a job with a television station.||Beth:||Fine. Hey, my roommate told me you just got a job with a television station.|
|Josť:||Yes, I did.||Josť:||Yeah, in New York City at Station BCD. I start next month.|
|Beth:||That's great! What station is it?||Beth:||Are you looking forward to living in New York?|
|Josť:||BCD in New York.||Josť:||I think so. It seems like an exciting place, but I've only been there once. Have you ever been there?|
|Beth:||When do you start?||Beth:||I used to live there.|
|Josť:||Next month.||Josť:||You did? That's great! Maybe you can tell me where I should look for an apartment.|
|Beth:||Are you looking forward to living in New York?||Beth:||Sure. Why don't you stop by this evening, and I can give you some information.|
|Josť:||Yes.||Josť:||Thanks. I'd really appreciate that.|
|Beth:||Well, I hope you have a nice trip.||Beth:||OK. See you this evening.|
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