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It is sometimes useful and fun to practice dialogues with someone. I have been looking on the internet, but haven't found many for higher level students.  I wrote this one today and offer it to you to practice with.

If you want to, you can write a dialogue of your own and share it for others to use. You can link it to this blog in the comments and we will all try help you correct your grammar and make the dialogue sound like natural English speech.  Anyway, here is the one I wrote today:


A: Do you know about Earth Day?

B: I heard of it but don’t know what it's about.

A: It's on April 22nd, and it is a time to think about the health of our planet.

B: You mean health like having a fever?

A: No, it's more about protecting the planet and reducing waste and pollution.

B: Oh, you mean like recycling and reusing things?

A: Yes. We need to reduce what we use like water and other resources. We need to reuse things that we can and recycle stuff that can’t be reused. We need to reduce our carbon footprint.

B:  What about electricity, should we stop using electricity?

A:  I don’t think I can stop using electricity, can you?

B:  Well, no I don’t. I do need lights, air-conditioning and a refrigerator to keep my food in. I also need the microwave oven and need to keep my phone charged.

A:  I agree electricity is important if we want to live in the modern world.  But, I do think we could use less of it.

B:  How could we use less electricity than we do?

A:  We have to study our usage and then decide what is essential and what we can reduce or do without. You don’t need the lights on when you are not in the room.

B:  I see. I bet I can save if I don’t heat every room.

A:  Yes, and can't you also change the temperature when you use the heater or air-conditioner?  How warm do you keep your rooms?

B:  I usually keep the heater set to 22 or 23 degrees C.

A:  Mine is set on 16 degrees but if I feel cold I will raise it to 17 or 18.  Mostly, I keep it on 16, but I do not walk around the house in my underwear either. I wear warm clothes. In the summer, I keep the house warmer and wear less clothing.

B:  That may be a good place for me to start saving electricity. I can turn off lights as I leave a room and lower my heater temperature setting.

A: Let’s make a list of other things we can do to use less electricity.

B: Good idea.  That can save us money too. I will reuse this old paper to make the list.

I think you might have fun if you and a friend practice dialogues or even record yourselves. You are welcome to record this one and add it on the Kill your Fear of Talking Group ( ).  I would also love to see any dialogues that you write.

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Comment by AReality on January 7, 2015 at 16:19

I learnt the following things having read this blog written in the form of a dialogue,

1) the concept of writing a dialogue, how to collect information and rearranged them in the form of a live dialogue.

Thank you for sharing such a useful blog, it is an addition to members' knowledge

2) About the Earth Day, I did not actually know when it is clebrated and what are the cause of its celebration.

Comment by Mr. Bob on November 29, 2014 at 0:06
Thank you to everyone who has taken the dialogue challenge. If you didn't tell me about your dialogue I may not have seen it. Please comment here with a link to yours.
Thank you Komala and Ina for your dialogues. I enjoyed them and hope you do more some day.
Comment by Komala on November 20, 2014 at 11:54

Hello Mr. Bob, that's my Dialogue blw peter and paul. Please check it up guys

Comment by noaslpls on November 19, 2014 at 16:26

Hi Mr. Bob.

This is my attempt in writing a dialogue : Two Old Chirping Birds. :D :D :D

Comment by Komala on November 19, 2014 at 15:33

wow!!! that was really great Mr. Bob. I will try to do mine very soon.

Nice Dialogue.

Comment by Anah Sid © on November 19, 2014 at 14:47

Sir, I have tried my best and, here is the outcome of my effort.

Check it: Dialogue Challenge: Lack of confidence

Comment by Rajesh on November 18, 2014 at 8:19

Sorry, that was set to private. :) It's open for all now.

Comment by Mr. Bob on November 16, 2014 at 14:17

Thanks everyone for your comments:

I look forward to your dialogue Anah.

Luci, I really like your dialogue and the recording.

Rajesh, Your links dont go to your posts for some reason. Please try again so we can all see them.

Comment by Rajesh on November 15, 2014 at 5:09

Great idea! Very helpful to improve speaking skills. Here are two dialogues I made with my friend, a long time ago. :)

Comment by Luci on November 13, 2014 at 20:33

Hello Mr. Bob, 

well... take a look here and hope you will like it ;-)

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