Natural English Conversations
1. The Snake Bite2 Topics
2. Drinking with the Flies2 Topics
3. Flamin' Mongrel!2 Topics
4. The House Warming2 Topics
5. The Coffee Mix-Up2 Topics
6. The Tour Booking2 Topics
7. Dental Humour2 Topics
8. Buying at Bunnings2 Topics
9. Caught in the Storm2 Topics
10. Directions to Uluru2 Topics
11. The Wildlife Hotline2 Topics
12. Convict Museum2 Topics
13. Date Night2 Topics
14. Buying a Ute2 Topics
15. No Hat, No Play2 Topics
16. Lost Budgie Smugglers2 Topics
17. The Farmer's Market2 Topics
18. Training for Kokoda2 Topics
19. Seasick to Hobart2 Topics
20. Trip to Antarctica2 Topics
21. Up the Guts2 Topics
22. Fish & Chips2 Topics
23. Iron Cowboys2 Topics
24. Pies for Lunch2 Topics
25. The New Barista2 Topics
26. Date Night2 Topics
27. Planning a Trip2 Topics
28. Buggered Up Bickies2 Topics
- Alida Gerger
- Subin Kim
- Peter Smissen
- saraswathi chikkala
- Emma Xu
- Julia hpetersen
- Avraham de Carvalho
5. Speaking Challenge
Listen to the audio and repeat the sentences after me to practice your pronunciation!
Pete: Man, I’ve been working my arse off all day. I think it’s time for a break. I think I might grab a coffee from that little café around the corner.
Pete leaves his house and walks down the street and enters the café. He picks a nice quiet out-of-the-way table near the window and sits down as the waiter walks over.
Waiter: Hey, how’s it going? Are you here for lunch or were you just after a coffee?
Pete: Hey. I’m just going to grab a coffee if that’s alright.
Waiter: Absolutely. What can I get you?
Pete: Well, I usually have a cappuccino or latte, but I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to coffee. What do you recommend I should try from here?
Waiter: Hmmm… good question. I might quickly ask the barista as this is her specialty, not mine. Just give me a tick.
The waiter walks over to the coffee machine and has a quick chat with the barista, then heads back over to Pete’s table.
Pete: How’d you go?
Waiter: Okay, so she reckons her macchiato is the best in the town, though, she does make mean flat white as well.
Pete: Mmmm… tough choice. I might have to go with the macchiato then.
Waiter: Too easy. I’ll bring it over shortly.
Pete: Cheers, mate. Thanks.
5 minutes later
Waiter: Alright, here’s your flat white. So, just that for today?
Pete: Ah… I think there may have been a mix-up. I was after the macchiato instead of the flat white.
Waiter: Oh my god, I’m so sorry. I think I must’ve mixed the two up in my head when I put the order through. I’ll get her to make it for you now. Sorry about that.
Pete: All good. I’m not in a rush. Don’t stress.
5 minutes later, again.
Waiter: Okay, hopefully, I got it right this time. Here’s your macchiato.
Pete: Actually, I might go the flat white.
Waiter: Are you serious? Haha
Pete: Nah, I’m just screwing with you, man. Thanks a lot.
Waiter: No worries. Enjoy.