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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.
Leisure Activities
English Level 1
Small conversation/Dialogue
Practice Listening
Learning English Conversation
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PETER: Hey! That car just ran a red light and hit that truck!

GAIL: Is anyone hurt?

PETER: I don’t know … let’s call 911. … Hello? I’d like to report a car accident near the post office on Charles Street. It looks like a man is hurt. Yes, it just happened. OK, thanks. Bye.

GAIL: What did they say?

PETER: They’re going to send an ambulance and a police car right away.

GAIL: Good, they’re here. I hope the man is OK.

PETER: I know. You have to be so careful when you’re driving.

  • Speaker Louder Hey! This expression is used to show surprise. Notice how That car just ran a red light and hit that truck! is said with a lot of energy.

  • Speaker Louder Is anyone hurt? This is a yes/no question, so the intonation rises at the end. Notice how this question is asked in a worried way.

  • Speaker Louder 911 is the phone number you dial for emergency services. The person who answers will ask you questions about the emergency situation and then send out the necessary emergency services, which may include police officers, firefighters and an ambulance.

  • Speaker Louder I’d like to report a car accident near the post office on Charles Street. Notice how the key words “car accident,” “post office” and “Charles Street” are stressed. These are the important details that the emergency services need.

  • Speaker Louder It just happened is a way of saying “It happened a moment ago.” Notice the stress on “just,” which emphasizes that the accident happened very, very recently.

  • Speaker Louder What did they say? Notice how “say” is emphasized, but the intonation falls at the end of the word. This is a “what” question, so the intonation falls at the end.