Improve your English speaking skills with our conversation examples. In this lesson, we will focus on conversations between acquaintances.
Ethan and Sophia are acquaintances who meet at a party. They have a friendly and casual conversation, discussing work and common interests.
Ethan: Hey, how's it going?
Sophia: Not bad, thanks. How about you?
Ethan: I'm doing pretty well. Just trying to stay busy with work and all.
Sophia: Yeah, I hear you. What kind of work do you do?
Ethan: I work in marketing. It can be pretty busy, but I enjoy it.
Sophia: That's cool. I've always been interested in marketing. What kind of projects do you work on?
Ethan: Well, right now we're working on a new campaign for a product launch. It's been pretty hectic, but we're making good progress.
Sophia: Nice! Sounds like a big project.
Ethan: Yeah, it definitely is. But it's also really exciting to see everything come together.
Sophia: I bet. Well, good luck with everything!
Ethan: Thanks! It was nice chatting with you.
David and Ava, remote acquaintances, bump into each other at the gym. They exchange a quick greeting before going their separate ways to workout. As they both finish up, David starts a conversation with Ava.
David: Hey Ava! It's great to see you here.
Ava: Hi David! What a surprise to see you at the gym. How have you been?
David: I've been doing well, thanks. How about you?
Ava: Same here. So, what's your workout routine like?
David: I usually do some cardio and weights, but I'm always looking to switch things up. How about you?
Ava: I'm more of a class person. I like to try out different classes like yoga or Pilates.
David: Oh, that sounds interesting. I've never done a Pilates class before.
Ava: Really? You should give it a try! In fact, they just started a new Pilates class here. Would you be interested in joining me for it sometime?
David: That sounds like fun! When is the class?
Ava: It's on Thursdays at 7 PM. How about we go next week?
David: Sounds good to me! Let's exchange numbers so we can coordinate.
Ava: Sure, here's my number. Looking forward to it!
David: Same here. It's great to run into old acquaintances and try out new things together.
Emily and Sarah run into each other after a boring lecture at a work conference. They are both feeling bored and disappointed.
Emily: Sarah? Is that you? (approaching Sarah) I thought it was you. It's me, Emily. We met at last year's conference.
Sarah: Emily, of course I remember you! How have you been?
Emily: Honestly, a little bored. This conference isn't quite what I was expecting.
Sarah: Yeah, the lectures have been a bit dull so far.
Emily: I wish I could say it was the best nap I ever had, but that was just awful.
Sarah: I hear you. But hey, at least we're getting paid to be here, right?
Emily: That's true. But I was really hoping to learn something new and exciting.
Sarah: Me too. But maybe we can make the most of it. Have you heard about the networking event later tonight?
Emily: No, I haven't. What's that?
Sarah: It's a chance to meet some of the other attendees and maybe make some new connections. And who knows, it may be worth our time.
Emily: That sounds like a great idea. I could use some networking.
Sarah: Me too. And if that doesn't work out, we could always grab some snacks and find a quiet corner to chat. I'm sure we have a lot in common.
Emily: Now that sounds more fun then our next lecture "The History and Entrepreneurship of Office Supplies"!
Sarah: I couldn't agree more. Well, we better go back inside then. I wouldn't want to miss a single thing...