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Percakapan merupakan hal yang tidak mungkin kita hindari karena dengan percakapan kita bisa berinteraksi dengan orang lain.
Biasanya sebuah percakapan dilakukan oleh dua orang atau lebih dengan menghasilkan umpan balik (feedback).
Percakapan bisa dilakukan secara bertatap muka langsung atau menggunakan perantara media seperti telepon atau "video call".
Sementara itu, percakapan kerap kali digunakan dalam pembelajaran untuk melatih dan memperdalam keterampilan bercakap para siswa.
Berbagai macam topik bisa digunakan untuk sebuah percakapan. Di bawah ini ada beberapa contoh percakapan dalam bahasa Inggris yang dapat dijadikan sebagai referensi supaya dapat memiliki pandangan lebih saat berkomunikasi.
Berikut ini lima contoh percakapan bahasa Inggris berbagai topik menarik yang bisa kamu pahami, dikutip dari laman Helenadailyenglish, Kamis (2/3/2023).
A: So what are you doing during the holidays? Any plans?
B: Yes! Actually, I'm going on vacation. I'm going to Thailand for two weeks with my parents.
A: That's great! Have you visited Thailand before?
B: I've been there a few times. But it will be the first time for my parents.
A: Ooh. How do they feel? I remember taking my parents with me to Mexico. It was a little stressful. Parents are not easy to travel with sometimes.
B: My dad is a nervous traveler but my mom is easygoing. They will be okay if they have Google translate and Google maps. We aren’t doing anything too crazy – Just relaxing on the beach for a week and then a few days visiting different cities.
A: That’s great. My parents aren't so brave. They get nervous leaving the house. How are the beaches?
B: Beautiful. There are a lot more tourists than before but still breathtaking.
A: I can imagine.
B: The secret is to travel to the smaller towns. Most tourists don’t want to explore. If you drive an hour or two hours outside the big cities, it's very quiet.
A: How about the food?
B: Spicy! I'm a little worried my parents won’t be able to eat the food. They both love seafood but they don't really like chilies. Thai people love chilies on everything... So what about you? What’s your plan?
A: I think I will take it easy. We spent way too much money on our last vacation. So this time we will have a staycation. We will stay at home and do nothing.
B: Those are nice.
A: Yeah, probably we'll go to some new restaurants and watch a few movies. Nothing special.
B: Great! Well, have a good holiday.
A: You too. Good luck!
Going to The Movies
A: Hey What's your plan tonight?
B: No plans, I think I will relax at home. Work was busy today.
A: I just got home too. Busy day! Do you want to go to the cinema? There's a great movie playing downtown.
B: Hmmm. What time? What movie?
A: Maybe at 7 or 8? It is the new Iron Man movie. It looks amazing!
B: Oh. Marvel... Actually, I hate Marvel. I never spend money on Marvel movies. They are too boring.
A: If you want, I will buy you a ticket. My treat.
B: No thanks, I really don't like Marvel.
A: Okay. I will also buy you popcorn and a drink.
B: I’m really not interested in Iron Man.
A: Okay. Maybe I'll take you shopping after the movie?
B: Amazing! You are the best boyfriend ever. Pick me up at 7:30.
A: So where will you study? I heard you are going abroad next year.
B: I'm planning to go to Canada: I applied to a few universities but still await confirmation. I haven't been accepted yet.
A: Oh that's great. Are you excited? What will you study?
B: Very excited. Do you remember I told you I wanted to study journalism?
A: Yes, of course.
B: Well. Some of the graduate programs in Canada are very good… and they offer internships. I can work for a media company and maybe get a job there in the future.
A: Well. I hope it works out. How about the weather? Isn't it cold? I had a friend that went to Canada and all he talked about was the cold weather. Negative 50 degrees.
B: Yes, it's very cold. But I like snow. It can't be that bad.
A: Negative 50. Are you crazy?
B: It's very international. If other people can do it, I can do it.
A: Hopefully. Well.. it looks beautiful and I heard the food is really good. They have everything there.
B: Yeah. We can eat different types of food every day. Pho on Mondays. Sushi on Tuesdays. Italian on Wednesdays. Just thinking about it is making me hungry.
A: Good luck! Let me know when you find out.
Elizabeth: Would you drop this dress off at the dry cleaner for me?
Matthew: Okay, but it's a little out of my way. Can I do it tomorrow?
Elizabeth: Yes, but if you take it today, I'll be able to pick it up on Saturday morning. I'd like to have it in time for the wedding.
Matthew: Wedding? What wedding?
Elizabeth: Don't you remember? Your niece Sylvia is going to get married on Saturday.
Matthew: Oh, no! That’s the day of the championship football game. I had to buy tickets a month in advance.
Elizabeth: That's too bad, but surely you can see that the wedding is more important. Sylvia is going to get married only once—we hope!
A Foot in The Door
Judy: Hi, Gloria. I'm glad you called. I was about to call you.
Gloria: Really? Why?
Judy: I found out there’s a job opening for an accountant in the company where I work. I thought you might be interested in it.
Gloria: I am. I'll call tomorrow morning and make an appointment for an interview.
Judy: You should get in touch with Mr. Prescott. He's in charge of the accounting department.
Gloria: Thanks for telling me about the job.
Judy: I'm happy to help. After all, what are friends for?
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