Learn English Conversation
Learning English conversations with your child is a good way for them to use their vocabulary. They also learn how English can be used in daily situations. Study these conversations and adapt them by using different vocabulary.
How are you?
The first English conversation we will study is How are you? It is a simple conversation that can be used everyday. Your child needs to be aware of “feeling” vocabulary. For example:
great hungry angry
good thirsty upset
fine tired grumpy
happy sleepy sad
You can use this English conversation everyday. You can use it in the morning when they get up. You can use it after they come back from day care or school. Make sure they get to practice both being lines.
Where are you going?
The next English conversation for you to practice is “Where are you going?” It is a friendly conversation you can have with a friend that you meet on the street. You could ask them where they are going and why they are going there.
You can use this expression to practice vocabulary for places around the city. Match the places with the proper action. Here are some examples:
I’m going to the dentist. — I’m going for a check up
I’m going to the bakery. — I’m going to buy some bread.
I’m going to the florist. — I’m going to pick up some flowers.
I’m going to the park. — I’m going to play football
Are you thirsty?
Our next English conversation is “Are you thirsty” In this conversation you can practice offering and accepting a drink.
This is a simple conversation you can have with your child or with a friend. Ask them if they are thirsty and what they would like to drink.
Make sure to practice with different drinks like:
orange juice, milk, soda,
millkshake, ice tea, water,
tea, coffee, beer, wine
What do you want to do?
This weeks conversation is “What do you want to do?”. This is a simple conversation that you can have with your child when you want to find something to do.
Make sure to practice with other activities. Here are some examples you can use
ride bikes – climb trees
play a game – play jump rope
go skating – play catch
play soccer – watch a movie
Here’s an example:
Hey Julie, what are you doing?
Do you want to watch a movie?
Sure, sounds like fun.
Ok, let’s go.
Nice to meet you.
Here is a real simple conversation that you can teach your child. This conversation is usually one of the first conversations young students learn. It is also one of the most important conversations you can learn. In this conversation you learn how to introduce yourself and ask for someones age.
Listen to the conversation and practice:
Make sure that they change the names and ages. You can also change the greeting and questions.
Some different greetings:
- good morning
- good afternoon
- Hey, how are you?
Here are some other questions you can ask instead of “How old are you?” or to extend the conversation.
- Where are you from?
- Where do you live?
- Where do you go to school? / work?
- What do you like to do in your free-time?
The important part of introductions is to be polite and friendly.
Pizza for Dinner
Here is a simple and useful conversation you can have around dinner time with your child. It is a conversation i’m sure each parent has had. Maybe not with pizza, but with your child’s favorite food.
Listen to the conversation:
Here is an example of how you can change this conversation:
What do you want for dinner?
I want spaghetti.
But we had spaghetti last night.
I know, but I love spaghetti..
Let’s have something else. How about curry?
Curry sounds delicious.
Great then we’ll have curry for dinner tonight.
Good, I’m hungry.
Here is an easy conversation that you can use when someone is not feeling very well. In this example, one person has a splitting headache. When we say that we have a splitting headache, it means that it is a really bad headache. It feels that our head is going to split into two pieces.
In this conversation, the first person offered some water. Depending on how the person feels you might offer something different. Of course, if you have medicine you might offer it to them. Here are some examples on how you can change this conversation.
headache –> water
sore throat –> tea
a cold –> vitamin C
a fever –> take some rest
backache –> a heating pad
tooth ache –> see a dentist
a burn –> put some cold water on it