Crazy Conversations for Learning English  - Thor May 2007


note: The scenes in these conversations are mostly a little crazy, silly or stupid. That makes them easier to remember ! Please act a bit crazy when you do them. Especially use extra stress in your intonation, and join phrases into tone groups. Do not speak word by word !

 


1. A Dead Tortoise

+ This tortoise I bought here yesterday has died.

- What do you mean it has died?

+ It is dead, kaput, finished, gone to meet it's maker.

- Not at all. The tortoise is just sleeping.

+ Oh come on! This tortise is dead. It hasn't moved for 15 hours.

- My dear sir, tortoises are slow movers. Don't be impatient.

+ Look, if I wanted a rock for a pet, I would have bought a rock.

- My partner has a very excellent rock shop in Insa-dong ...

+ Enough of this nonsense! I am returning your dead tortoise. I want my money back.

- Your tortoise just moved its leg sir. It is a perfectly good tortoise.

+ Aaagh! It's a dead tortoise ! I'll complain to the TV news about you !



Crazy Conversations for Learning English by Thor May

2. A Dead Tortoise

a) Speaker 1 ( + )

+ This tortoise I bought here yesterday has died.
-
+ It is dead, kaput, finished, gone to meet it's maker.
-
+ Oh come on! This tortise is dead. It hasn't moved for 15 hours.
-
+ Look, if I wanted a rock for a pet, I would have bought a rock.
-
+ Enough of this nonsense! I am returning your dead tortoise. I want my money back
-
+ Aaagh! It's a dead tortoise ! I'll complain to the TV news about you !

 


Crazy Conversations for Learning English by Thor May

3. A Dead Tortoise

b) Speaker 2 ( - )

+
- What do you mean it has died?
+
- Not at all. The tortoise is just sleeping.
+
- My dear sir, tortoises are slow movers. Don't be impatient.
+
- My partner has a very excellent rock shop in Insa-dong ...
+
- Your tortoise just moved its leg sir. It is a perfectly good tortoise.
+


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