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
8. Speaking Exercise
Raquel: I think it’s time we invested in a better clothesline.
Pete: Yeah, I reckon. Our one in the back yard is falling to pieces. Shall we swing by Bunnings today and see if they can sort us out?
Raquel: Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. They shouldn’t be too exy, should they?
Pete: No idea… one way to find out. Alright, you want to go now? I’ll just grab my keys and shoes.
Pete and Kel drive to the nearby Bunnings Warehouse store, a huge chain of stores that sells household hardware.
They park their car near the entrance, hop out, and enter the store.
Raquel: Far out! This place is huge. I think we might end up leaving with more than a clothesline.
Pete: Keep your eyes on the prize. We came here for the clothesline, don’t get distracted.
Raquel: Okay. Where do you think we’ll find it?
Pete: Dunno. Let’s ask this guy. Excuse me, mate. Whereabouts can we find clotheslines here?
Employee: Hey, how’s it going? Yeah, follow me. You’ll find them on the righthand side of isle 35, towards the end. You can’t miss them, but I’ll show you just in case.
Pete: Awesome, thanks a lot, mate.
Employee: Okay, here they are. Were you after anything specific?
Raquel: We have an old Hills Hoist in the back yard, but it’s taking up too much space and the gears have rusted so much that they no longer work.
Employee: Ah, righto. Well, fortunately, the latest Hills Hoist models are made of more durable parts that won’t rust, so they should hold up better and for longer.
Pete: What do you reckon, Kel? Do you want to replace like for like?
Raquel: Mmm… What other options have you got?
Employee: So, alongside your traditional Hills Hoist you’ve also got your standard clothesline that gets mounted on the wall and sort of extents out, but obviously, it doesn’t rotate.
Raquel: Yeah, I think we might change it up and go with the wall-mounted version.
Pete: Alright. Well, if you’re happy, I’m happy.
Raquel: Sweet, let’s grab that one.
Employee: Too easy. I’ll bring it down to the check out for you and the guys at the check-outs will sort you out.
Pete and Kel walk down to the front of the store to the checkouts as they’re followed by the employee carting the cumbersome clothesline box on a trolley.
Check out employee: Hey, guys. How’s it going? Just this today?
Pete: Yep. That’s it.
Check out employee: No worries. That’ll be $109.00. Cash or card?
Raquel: We’ll pay by card. Is Pay-Pass okay?
Check out employee: Yep, sure is. Just place your card here when you’re ready. Did you want a receipt with that?
Pete: Yeah, that’d be great. Thanks a lot.
Check out employee: All good. Here you go. Have a great day!
Raquel: Thanks! See ya!