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Inglés Conversacional - September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Casual Conversation/Small Talk

When you meet someone in person or when you talk to someone over the phone

Cuando conoces a alguien en persona o cuando hablas con alguien por teléfono

How are you?

How was your day? ¿Cómo estuvo su día?

Good.

Great! = It was great.

Nothing special!

Very busy. = I was very busy.

I am tired.

A little complicated. (complicado)

It was difficult.

It was a lot of work.

What happened? Que paso?

What did you do today? ¿Qué hiciste hoy?

I did many things. Emails, mails, calling people.

I had a lot of meetings. (muchos/muchas)

I went to work and bought icecream. Which flavor? (Que sabor?)

I did homework I bought icecream with my brother.

My husband had a physical therapy. I helped my son’s homework.

I went shopping to Rogers.

I went to work. After work, I went to buy tools.

I cooked. I made a breakfast and I drove to school to drop off my daughter. And I came back home and cleaned the house.

I worked.

Conversation: Introducing my friend

Lily: Hi Davila! It’s great to talk to you! How have you been?

Davila: I was really busy! I moved to a new apartment with a new roommate.

Lily: Wow! That sounds a lot of work especially with COVID! Did you move safely?

Davila: I did. My brother helped me so it was not too bad.

Lily: That’s good. I am glad you moved safely. Who is your roommate?

Davila: He is a friend of my friend. He works for a small company nearby.

Lily: Okay! I think I know who he is.

Davila: Yeah, you may know him. He went to the same school with you. His name is Lucas.

Lily: Oh, I think I remember him! Is he tall with long brown hair?

Davila: Yep! That’s him.

Lily: What a small world!

Lily: Hi Davila! It’s great to talk to you! How have you been?

¡Es genial hablar contigo! ¿Cómo ha estado?

Davila: I was really busy! I moved to a new apartment with a new roommate.

¡Estaba muy ocupado! Me mudé a un nuevo apartamento con un nuevo compañero de apartamento.

Lily: Wow! That sounds a lot of work especially with COVID! Did you move safely?

Eso suena mucho trabajo, especialmente con COVID! ¿Te mudaste a salvo?

Davila: I did. My brother helped me so it was not too bad.

Así es. Mi hermano me ayudó, así que no fue tan malo.

Lily: That’s good. I am glad you moved safely. Who is your roommate?

Está bien. Me alegra que te hayas mudado a salvo. ¿Quién es tu compañera de cuarto?

Davila: He is a friend of my friend. He works for a small company nearby.

Es amigo de mi amigo. Trabaja para una pequeña empresa cerca.

Cerca = nearby

Close to = cerca de

Near = cerca de

Where is Springdale?

It is close to Fayetteville.

It is near Fayetteville or Rogers.

It is nearby (adjectivo).

Lily: Okay! I think I know who he is.

¡Bien! Creo que sé quién es.

Davila: Yeah, you may know him. He went to the same school with you. His name is Lucas.

Sí, puede que lo conozcas. Fue a la misma escuela contigo. Se llama Lucas.

You may = you might

May I have some water? (polite)

May I call you?

Lily: Oh, I think I remember him! Is he tall with long brown hair?

¡Creo que lo recuerdo! ¿Es alto con el pelo castaño largo?

Tall – short

Average height (176.5 cm for men, 163 cm for women) – Altura media

Hair color

Blond, black, dark brown, red,



Hair style (peinado)

She has long hair. Long and wavy hair

Curly hair


What is your favorite hair style?

Straight hair

Curly hair

Wavy

Short hair



Davila: Yep! That’s him.

Lily: What a small world!

lo que un mundo pequeño

Introducing your friend! presentando a tu amigo

1. I will put you into a group of two people. You will have a conversation with your partner for 5 minutes. You will ask where s/he lives, what s/he does for his living (job), favorite food/movie/music/actor/city, etc.

2. You will introduce your partner to everyone.

1. Te pondré en un grupo de dos personas. Tendrás una conversación con tu pareja durante 5 minutos. Usted preguntará dónde vive, qué hace por su vida (trabajo), comida favorita / película / música / actor / ciudad, etc.

2. Presentarás a tu pareja a todos.

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