Saturday, 30 April 2016

A dialogue between a Principal and student.

Student: May I come in, Sir?
Principal: Yes, please come in.
Student:  Good morning, Sir.
Principal: Good morning, what’s that you want?
Student: Sir, will you kindly give a T.C.?
Principal: T.C.? What makes you seek in the middle of  the session?
Student: My father has been transferred to Rajshahi, Sir.
Principal: But can’t you stay in the hostel for the rest of the months. I shall manage all for you.
Student: Excuse me Sir. I also stay but I had had a serious disease recently.
Principal: Is it so? Then you must have a T.C. Which college would you like to get admitted?
Student: Rajshahi Government College, Sir.
Principal: A good College, indeed. I wish your success in your whole life.
Student:  Thank you very much, Sir.
Principal: Best of luck.

A dialogue between two friends after a long time.

Joshim: Good morning, Dany. It’s a long time we met.
Dany: Good morning, Joshim. Yes, my dear friend. How are you?
Joshim: Very fine. Where had you been so long?
Dany: I had been in England. I got a scholarship and went there.
Joshim: Oh! it’s a good news for me.
Dany: What are you are doing now?
Joshim: I am teaching in a College and you?
Dany: I am also a teacher of Harvard University.
Joshim: Well, my dear friend. I am proud of you.
Dany: By the by what drinks do you like tea or coffee?
Joshim: No, thanks, my dear friend. I am to leave now.
Dany: Good bye dear friend. See you again.
Joshim: Good bye. See you.

A conversation between a teacher and a student about the post office.

Teacher: Where are you going, Alif?
Student: I’m going to the post office, Sir.
Teacher: Why?
Student: To post this letter to my brother, Sir.
Teacher: Well, but I don’t see stamp on it.
Student: I will buy and fix it on the letter.
Teacher: Do you know why you have to put a stamp on the letter?
Student: Yes, Sir, that is to show that I have paid for the letter to be taken to its addressee.
Teacher: And what does it happen if no stamp is put on the letter?
Student: It is then marked bearing and the addressee has to pay the post man double price for it.
Teacher: That is right. Now tell how letters are taken from place to place.
Student: By the rail or steamer or by the plane or by the runner.
Teacher: And who delivers to the addressee?
Student: Postman, Sir.
Teacher: How are letters are sent to the right people?
Student: The post man reads the address written on the envelope and gives the letters to the right person.
Teacher: You are right. Thank you.
Student: Thank you, Sir.

A dialogue between a shop keeper and a customer.

Shopkeeper: Good morning, Sir, what do you want?
Customer: A pair of shoes and a pair  of socks.
Shopkeeper: Here are they all.
Customer: Thank you, let me see. This pair of shoes will not suit me. it is too tight.
Shopkeeper: Well I shall change it.
Customer: This fits me well. Now let me see the socks.
Shopkeeper: Here it is.
Customer: No, this will not do., I don’t like the color.
Shopkeeper: What color do you prefer, Sir?
Customer: Black.
Shopkeeper: We have not got that in our stock. But I show you far super quality of different color.
Customer: No, thank you. I don’t want it. What is the bill amount?
Shopkeeper: Taka one thousand and seven hundred only.
Customer: Here is the sum
Shopkeeper: Thanks.
Customer: Good bye.
Shopkeeper: Good bye.

Use of Think, assume and expect

think can be used in the continuous when no pinion is given or asked for:

What are you thinking about?—I’m thinking about the game that I saw last night.
What do you think of it?  (Opinion is asked for)------I don’t think much of it. (Opinion is given)
John is thinking of going abroad.      What do you think of his plan?
I think it is not a good plan. He should stay where he is staying now.

assume can be used in the continuous when it means accept as a starting point.

I’m assuming that you have enough time to finish the work.
I’m assuming that it is time to start the journey.
I’m assuming he has a lot of time to finish reading the book.

assume power / control of a country or organization can also be used in the continuous.

The man is assuming the highest position in the office.
The new government is assuming the power of the country at once.
The opposition party are assuming to snatching the power.

expect can also be used in the continuous when it means ‘await’.

I am expecting a letter from you.
She is expecting a baby in March.
We are expecting your arrival.
We were expecting his success.