DIALOGUE 1-8: COINCIDENCES » Luyện thi Gò Vấp
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Everyday Conversations: Learning American English
Everyday Conversations is intended for sixth- and seventh-grade students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL). Students can listen to and/or read dialogues in English. Topics of the conversations include introductions and small talk, shopping, asking for directions, hobbies, and giving advice.
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Leisure Activities
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English Level 1
Small conversation/Dialogue
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Practice Listening
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Learning English Conversation
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MEG: Well, hello there, Julia! Long time no see!

JULIA: Meg! Hi! What a coincidence! I haven’t seen you in ages! What are you doing here?

MEG: I just got a new job in the city, so I’m shopping for some clothes. Hey, what do you think of this shirt?

JULIA: Hmmm … well, you know how much I love blue. See? I’ve got the same shirt!

MEG: You always did have good taste! What a small world.

LANGUAGE NOTES
  • Speaker Louder Well, hello there … Notice the emphasis on “hello,” which shows that Meg did not expect to see Julia.

  • Speaker Louder Long time, no see! This is a common expression used to say hello to someone you haven’t seen in a long time.

  • Speaker Louder  What a ___! This exclamation shows a great degree of surprise, joy, disappointment, etc. (What a surprise to see you here! What a joy to have you with us! What a shame that you have to leave so soon! What a wonderful idea that is!)

  • Speaker Louder You always did have good taste! Notice the stress on “did,” which Meg uses to emphasize the fact that Julia DOES have good taste! Meg says it in a joking way because Julia likes the same thing that she does.

  • Speaker Louder What a small world is a common expression used to describe a chance meeting or other such coincidence.

 
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