Texts

e.g:

My digital camera has changed my life. Before I bought it, I had a camera which used film. I had to buy films then pay to get them developed at the camera shop. I was quite expensive. Now I have the camera, and I don´t spend anything any more.

Firstly, it uses rechargeable batteries, so I never buy new ones. Then I simply download all my pictures onto my computer.

Furthermore, I can then do what I want with photos, change the colour and the size. In other words, I am in control of everything, not somebody else.

Finally, when I want to print the pictures, I can just use ordinary paper from the printer. However for more professional pictures I can also use special photo paper.

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing to apply for the job as Junior Sales Assistant in your shop which I saw advertised in the Evening Standard yesterday.

I have worked as Sales Assistant since I left school in 2010. I spent eight months at John´s Bookshop, and since then I have worked in three different departments in the Bedford Department Store.

For the last two months I have worked in the Electrical Goods Department, and I have enjoyed this work very much. I have a personal interest in computers and digital cameras, and know a lot about them already, and I would welcome the chance to use my experience as a Sales Assistant in your shop.

I am enclosing my CV giving details of my education and experience, as requested.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

An invitation

F: Hello David! How are you?

D: Fine. I had finished my English class, today. I relax.

F: Oh well! Why don´t come to grandfather´s eightieth birthday?

D: Thanks. But I have a few things to do at home.

F: I´d really like you to come. I´m inviting some friends from our class.

D: Ok. So I should bring something.

F: No. Not necessary.

Phoning about an order

R: Good afternoon. Can I help you?

C: I´m calling about my phone. It´s broke. I bought in your web site.

R: One moment, please. Let me check. Do you have the item number of warranty.

C: Yes. It´s 28695512

R: Can I put you on hold for a moment?

C: Ok

R: Would you like to order a new phone? ….

Talking about interests

 

A: I have to write a dialogue about my interests for my English class and I dont´t  like it because I think that it´s boring. But I have to write.

B: Oh! I understand. Can I help you?

A: Yes, please.

B: Try to answer these questions:

  • Am I interested in doing something?
  • Am I interested in doing Yoga?
  • Am I good at cycling or running etc?

A: Oh! Thanks!

I´d like to take a Yoga class. I need to relax more. During the week I´d prefer to go cycling too.