Dialogue between a Teacher and a Student
Teacher: Hello Farah. You are a little late today.
Farah: Yes, Madam, I am sorry for that.
Teacher: Well, what is the reason?
Farah: The school bus was coming on right time but it stopped and punctured.
Teacher: I understand, it is not due to your fault.
Farah: Madam, the bus driver had no jack with him.
Teacher: Did you come by another bus?
Farah: No, Madam, we left the bus and came to school on foot.
Teacher: Very well. You are really a brave girl. Now let us start our lesson.
Dialogue between Students regarding Prayers
Osman: Well, now I would like to take some rest for a while.
Salman: Ok. You take some rest while I fix this picture on the wall. Where is the sticky tape?
Osman: Out there in the drawer.
Salman: Well, I think this picture needs to be a bit higher up.
Osman: It looks nice up there. Now let us go for prayers to the mosque.
Salman: I am going to the market.
Osman: No. prayers first.
Salman: It is very urgent work. My motor bike is out at the gate.
Osman: There is nothing in the world urgent than a prayer.
Salman: Art is long and life is short. There is so much to do in the world. There is so much fun games, sports, T.V., Cricket, Films, Videos and Shopping. Sorry I am going.
Osman: My dear! Prayers give us peace, hope, courage, freshness and goodness in our short life.
Salman: I am tired of your advices.
Osama: See, Allah has given us eyes, ears, heart, legs and brain.
Salman: All right. I fear Allah. I love Him, too. I shall go with you.
Dialogue asking one’s Way
A: Excuse me, Sir.
A: Sir, can you tell me the way to the museum?
B: Go straight on this road. Then you will see flag poles. It is Istanbul Square and the next building is museum.
A: Thank you, Sir.
B: I am much please.
(A walks on but takes the wrong turn. He wanders for some time. He is much tired and upset. Then he talks to another man C).
A: Excuse me, Sir, does this road lead to the museum?
C: Yes. Go straight this way for one mile. Then you will reach Chowk Azadi. Then turn to the left.
A: How far, do you think?
C: I think it is more than two miles.
A: Can I take a bus?
A: What is its number and route?
C: It is Bus Number 117. It goes from Chowk Azadi to the museum.
A: Thanks very much.
Dialogue between a Brother and a Sister concerning Time
Ali: Tell me the time.
Fatimah: It is 5 O’clock by my watch.
Ali: If you want to catch the train for Lahore, we must hurry up.
Fatimah: What is the time of its departure?
Ali: It leaves at 9 O’clock exactly.
Fatimah: Oh, do not worry. We have much time.
Ali: When did you get up?
Fatimah: I woke up before 4 O’clock. Then I say my prayer. Now break-fast is ready.
Ali: For God’s sake, get ready! We must start at once. We should not
waste a single minute. Time is running short.
5) Dialogue concerning a Tailor and a Customer
(Father calls Yasser, Anne)
Father: You will hear a dialogue on the tape.
Yasser: Father! What is it about?
Father: This is about a tailor and a customer.
Anne: We will hear it.
Father: Ok. I switch on the tape-recorder.
Tailor: Good morning, Sir, what can I do for you?
Customer: Please take my measurement for a suit.
Tailor: With pleasure. Sir! Kindly tell me the style and shade
of your choice.
Customer: I like ordinary style.
Customer: What is your stitching cost?
Tailor: I shall charge Rs.2000/-, Sir.
Customer: Ok, I will pay you.
Tailor: Can you come next week?
Tailor: Very good, Sir. Good morning.
Father: What do you say to that, kids?
Yasser: It is very interesting, Dad.
Anne: Father I shall hear it again and then we practice. Yasser will act as
the tailor and I shall play the role of the customer.