Dialogue is a conversation or talk between two or more persons.
Dialogue One: [Greeting]
Rozi: Good Morning, sir.
Tahir: Hello, Rozi. How are you?
Rozi: Fine, thanks. Beautiful day!
Tahir: Good for you.
Rozi: For sure.
Tahir: Bye! I’ll see you later on.
Rozi: O.K. Tahir, see you later.
Dialogue Two: [Late Arrival]
Hina: Hi, Hafeez. I’m late again.
Hafeez: Uh-huh. Twenty minutes.
Hina: Is Prof. Muzaffar there?
Hafeez: Yes, he is, Good luck!
Dialogue Three: [Between Teacher and Student about language]
Teacher: Good evening, students.
Students: Evening, sir.
Teacher: Sit down, please.
Zeenat: Excuse me sir, I become quite nervous while speaking in English.
Teacher: Mind! Practice makes a man perfect.
Zeenat: But English is hard sir.
Teacher: A new language is always hard. Only hard work and constant practice can remove your nervousness.
Zeenat: That’s true.
Teacher: Now open your books to page ten and repeat the dialogue after me.
Dialogue Four: [Ask about a bookshop]
Waqas: Excuse me
Waqas: Is there a bookshop near here?
Man: Yes, there is.
Waqas: Is it away?
Man: No, it’s quite near. Just turn to the left.
Waqas: Thanks very much indeed.
Man: That’s all right.
Dialogue Five: [At a bookshop] (A)
Muzaffar: Good Morning.
Shopkeeper: Morning, can I help you?
Muzaffar: I’m looking for a book.
Shopkeeper: What is the title?
Muzaffar: ‘Talk English’. Have you got?
Shopkeeper: Yes, we have.
Muzaffar: How much is it?
Shopkeeper: Rupees one hundred fifty only.
Muzaffar: May I see it?
Shopkeeper: Of course, here it is sir.
Dialogue Six: [At a bookshop] (B)
Mustafa: Good Morning.
Shopkeeper: Morning, sir.
Mustafa: I want a book on spoken English.
Shopkeeper: Yes, there are books of different writers here.
Mustafa: Which book would you suggest to buy?
Shopkeeper: I think Prof. M. Alamgir Chauhan’s book ‘Talk English’ is the best book on this subject.
Mustafa: How much does its cost?
Shopkeeper: One hundred fifty rupees only after discount.
Mustafa: Take the payment please
Shopkeeper: Thank you, sir.
Dialogue Seven: [Birthday Party]
Nasir: Where you there at Ali’s birthday party?
Younis: Yes, I was.
Nasir: Was it really good?
Younis: Yes, it was great. I had a lovely time there.
Nasir: Were there your friends too?
Younis: Yes of course they were there.
Nasir: Was Mitho also there?
Younis: No, he was not there.
Nasir: Did you enjoy there?
Younis: Yes, I really enjoyed myself.
Dialogue Eight: [Apply for a job]
Majid: Have you read today’s newspaper?
Babar: Yes, I have.
Majid: Have not you seen any ad. For the post of a teacher?
Babar: Oh yes, I have.
Majid: Have you applied?
Babar: Not yet: I’ve to make Photostat copies of all the documents first.
Majid: Just hurry up.
Babar: All right, bye.
Dialogue Nine: [Breakfast]
Soofia: Sehr, tell your daddy that the breakfast is ready. Also bring Rauf and Saleem.
Sehr: O.K. mum. We are all just coming.
Basit: Sehr, Is the breakfast ready?
Sehr: Yes, Papa. Mum is calling everybody to the dining-room.
Soofia: Come on, Rauf and Salim, please take your seats.
Basit: It seems that you have prepared a lot of things today.
Soofia: Dear children! First of all you take two slice of bread with butter and jam. Also take fried eggs.
Children: Thank you, Mum.
Soofia: What would you like dear, fried eggs or omelette?
Basit: Please give me omelette and two slices of bread with butter. Also a hot cup of tea.
Soofia: Have it, dear. / Take it, dear.
Sehr: Mum, may I help you to clean the table?
Soofia: You are really a very good and lovely daughter.
Dialogue Ten: [Interview for a job]
Bushra: May I come in?
Officer: Yes, please come in.
Bushra: Good morning, sir.
Officer: Morning, Please sit down.
Bushra: Thank you, sir.
Officer: For what post have you applied for?
Bushra: Sir, I have applied for the post of a Principal.
Officer: What is your educational qualification?
Bushra: M.A. English.
Officer: From which university did you pass your M.A. English?
Bushra: From Punjab University.
Officer: Do you have any work experience?
Bushra: Yes, I have ten years experience working as a Principal
Officer: To which place do you belong? / Where are you from?
Bushra: I belong to Pakpattan Sharif.
Officer: What is it famous for?
Bushra: Sir, it is famous for the shrine of Hazrat Baba Farid-ud-Din Ganj-i-Shakr.
Officer: Are you still working somewhere?
Bushra: Yes, sir.
Officer: Why do you want to leave your present job?
Bushra: Sir, for batter prospects.
Officer: Well, how much of the salary are you getting from there?
Bushra: Sir, I am getting Rs. 40,000/- per month.
Officer: At how much minimum salary would you expect to join our school?
Bushra: Sir, I want a minimum salary of Rs. 50,000/- per month.
Officer: O.K. we will let you know our decision soon.
Bushra: Thank you, sir. Goodbye.
Dialogue Eleven: [Good Manners]
Monib: It is essential both for the boys and girls to talk in a good manner.
Baqir: Yes, good manners reflect good conduct and character.
Monib: A student should learn good manners at the young age.
Baqir: Certainly, Childhood is the best age of life. He can easily and quickly learn things and adapt himself accordingly.
Monib: Its costs nothing and rewards are many.
Baqir: You are right. We should act, behave and react in such a way that others are not hurt.
Monib: Use such words as ‘sorry’, ‘thank you’, ‘excuse me’, ‘please’ to create a good impression on others.
Baqir: Yes, we should offer seat to women while travelling. We should cover our mouth and face while yawning or sneezing. We should properly appreciate the works and achievements of others.
Dialogue Twelve: [A Morning Walk]
Javed: A morning walk refreshes the mind and body as nothing else can do.
Qadir: Absolutely. It is beneficial for all children, young men, women and old people.
Javed: A morning walk keeps energetic, active, alert, thin, trim and smart for the whole day.
Qadir: Yes, the doctors often advise the patients to have morning walk.
Javed: You are dead right. Experts say a morning walk reduces tension and heart complaints.
Qadir: In reality a morning walk prevents sickness and cures disease.
Dialogue Thirteen: [Discipline]
Azeem: It is right to say that discipline is the very essence of existence, survival and beauty of this mighty universe.
Fida: You are absolutely right. Success in every walk of life both for the individual and society depends upon discipline.
Azeem: That’s true. Take the example of Japan and Germany both are today highly advanced countries due to their disciplined people.
Fida: A renowned educationist rightly said: ‘Discipline is as vital for the students as for the soldiers’.
Azeem: Yes, the primary aim of our education is to tech real discipline to our students.
Fida: We all agree with you.
Dialogue Fourteen: [Games’ Importance]
Sadiq: What games do you play and why?
Rafiq: I play cricket to keep myself fit and healthy.
Sadiq: I think sports are essential for good health.
Rafiq: That’s right, Sadiq. Games are necessary to our physical growth and health.
Sadiq: I think Rafiq, sports should be compulsory at school level.
Rafiq: I agree with you. Mere intellectual attainment is not enough. After studies, any kind of physical exercise is necessary.
Sadiq: Yes, you are right.
Rafiq: Allow me to leave now, I am getting late.
Sadiq: With great pleasure. I don’t to detain you anymore. Thanks.
Dialogue Fifteen: [School Punishments]
Ahmad: A wise king Solomon said: ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’.
Nanna: It sounds logic. Punishment of some kind is a necessary part of training. If the faults are not corrected, children will become savages.
Ahmad: Yes, it is, really. In old days, there was only one kind of punishment namely caning. Whatever the fault, the remedy was the cane.
Nanna: Yes. There are a few other punishments that will have more effect. For example: if a boy comes late to school, detain him after school hours. If he does his work carelessly, teach him a lesson to write it out carefully ten or twenty times.
Ahmad: Truth you speak. Whatever punishment is given, the aim of it must not be simply to make a boy suffer, but to make him a better boy.
Nanna: We must go now.
Ahmad: O.K. Let’s be off.
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