Conversation Exercises

Conversation Exercises ( Daily Life)-Intermediate / Advance Level

Do you need to practise your English more? Do you want to practise having conversations? Improve your daily English conversation skills with a number of of lessons. Learn how to speak English for everyday use.

In these conversation exercises, you will also find grammar lessons, question-answers for improving your English language.

Chapter 1  – Talking About The Weather 
Chapter 2 – An Afternoon In The Kitchen
Chapter 4 – An Afternoon In The Park
Chapter 5 – Weekend Plans
Chapter 6 – Winter Break Plans
Chapter 7 – A Visit To The Doctor’s Office
Chapter 8 – Going To The Market
Chapter 9 – I Need Help!
Chapter 10 – Looking For An Apartment
Chapter 11 – Formal Conversation

Chapter 1   –  Talking About The Weather 

Situation: Ann and Mary talk while walking to their next class.

Ann: Oh, it feels so cold this morning.

Mary: It sure is. Early this morning my car’s windshield was covered with frost. I had to spray it with water before I could head to school.

Ann: Who would have thought it could be this cold in early December, especially in California.

Mary: I know. The temperature was 35 degrees Fahrenheit when I woke up this morning. I was freezing as soon as I got out of bed. The cold weather just hit me by surprise.

Ann: I cannot remember when it was this cold in early December.

Mary: Brace yourself for the rain this afternoon. Cold and wet, Yuck! 

Ann: It is going to rain this afternoon?

Mary: Not only this afternoon, but also the rest of the week. 

Ann: Oh, it is going to be miserable. I have a full class schedule today and tomorrow. To walk from class to class, I will have to juggle my books and my umbrella trying not to get wet. 

Mary: You carry too many books. Why don’t you leave some of them in your locker?

Ann: My locker is a long way from my English classes. This is the reason why I carry all my books with me. Is it going to rain hard or just drizzle?

Mary: The news said that it would start to drizzle around noon, and then it would rain really hard by three o’clock.

Ann: No hope for better weather this week?

Mary: There is a slim chance of sunshine by Saturday. However, it will be foggy, windy, and rainy before the sun comes out this weekend.

Ann: I am glad that it rains even though I do not like rainy weather. We have a very dry season so far this year.

Mary: Yes, I can hardly remember when it rained last time. Well, as long as there is no thunder or lightning, I can bear it.

Ann: We rarely have thunder or lightning in California.

Mary: We are very lucky that California has one of the best weather conditions in America. When it is hot, it is not humid; when it rains, there is no thunder or lightning, and the cold weather during the winter season is quite mild compared to the weather of the other states.

Ann: Yes, we are lucky. However, sometimes when I look at the Christmas pictures, I just wish we had some snow. It looks so pretty when everything is covered by a blanket of pure white snow.

Mary: Living in southern California all my life, I have never seen snow. I would not mind playing in the snow once in a while.

Ann: Yes, it would be fun to make a snowman or go skiing.

Mary: We have never seen snow; we have never made a snowman, and we have never gone skiing. We better do something about this.

Ann: May be we should plan a trip to Aspen, Colorado during winter break. I heard that the skiing season is fantastic up there. 

Mary: I don’t think we can afford a trip to Aspen. It is very expensive up there. 

Ann: I am just wishing. I know what I will be doing during winter break. I will be working very hard to save money for a new car. 

Mary: With the cars that we drive, it is better that we live in a place where there is no snow.

Ann: You are right, we are better off with no snow. Ok, I have class right now; see you later in the library.

Mary: See you later.


2) Questions/Answers Practice

Q: Was it cold last night?                                              A: Yes, it was.

Q: Was it hot yesterday?                                               A:  No, it was not.

Q: Was it very windy when you went to the store? A:  No, it was quite nice.

Q: What did the news say?                                            A:  The news said that it would rain.

Q: How will it be during the weekend?                        A:  It will be foggy, windy, and rainy.

Q: Is it humid in California?                                          A:  No, it is never humid in California.

Q: Is it going to be warm tonight?                                 A:  No, it will be chilly tonight.

Q: How will it be tomorrow?                                            A:  There is a slight chance of rain  tomorrow.

Q: Is it going to be sunny tomorrow?                      A:   No, it will be hazy tomorrow. 

Q: How was the weather in Denver last week?       A:  It was cloudy last week.

3) Comprehension test

  1. How was the weather this morning?
  2. What happened to Mary’s car?
  3. What did Mary do to her car?
  4. What was the temperature when Mary woke up?
  5. How will it be in the afternoon?
  6. How long will it be raining?
  7. How is the weather until the weekend?
  8. Why will it be difficult for Ann when it rains this afternoon?
  9. When will it start raining really hard?
  10. How will it be during the coming weekend?
  11. What kind of season did they have so far this year?
  12. Why is the weather in California better than the weather in the other states?
  13. What is Ann wishing for?
  14. Why does Ann suggest a trip to Aspen?
  15. Can they afford a trip to Aspen?

4) Discussion

  1. What kinds of weather do you have in your country?
  2. Describe a perfect weather.
  3. Where would you want to live if you have a choice?


1) Nouns can be classified as either common nouns or proper nouns:

A) Common nouns are used to refer to people, animals, things and places in general.  

  • Student Cat
  • Umbrella
  • Beach

Common nouns can be singular or plural. Singular nouns are used when there is one person, one animal or one thing. 

  • One week
  • An umbrella

Plural nouns are used when more than one person, more than one thing or more than one place are mentioned. To form a plural noun, simply add –s to the end of the word. 

  • Two weeks
  • Many umbrellas


  • For nouns that end with –ch, –s, –sh, –x and –z; add –es to form plural nouns. 
    • Peach, peaches
    • Bus, buses
  • For nouns that end with a consonant followed by –y, change –y to –i, and then add –es.
    • Body, bodies
    • Party, parties
  • For nouns that end with a vowel followed by –y, add –s to form plural nouns.
    • Toy, toys
    • Boy, boys
  • For nouns that end with –fe or – f, change – f to –v, and then add –es
    • Life, lives
    • Leaf, leaves


Some nouns do not follow this rule. Example: roof, roofs; chief, chiefs.

  • For nouns that end with –o preceded by a vowel, simply add –s. However, if –o is preceded by a consonant, add –es.
    • Patio, patios
    • Potato, potatoes 


Some nouns do not follow this rule. Example: piano, pianos; photo, photos.

  • Some nouns completely change when they become plural.
    • Child, children
    • Mouse, mice Foot, feet.
  • Some nouns are singular even though they end in –s.
    • The news is very depressing.
    • Mathematics is not easy to understand sometimes.
  • Some nouns are always plural.
    • My pants are very comfortable.
    • The scissors are very sharp
  • Some nouns are the same in singular and plural form.
    • Fish, fish
    • Equipment, equipment
  1. Some nouns come from adjectives, and are considered plural nouns. They are always preceded by the.
  •      The rich have many expensive hobbies.
  •      Sometimes the young have a lot of wild ideas.

B)  Proper nouns are used to name specific persons, things or places, and are always capitalized. Some examples are: 

  • Mary
  • Aspen
  • California

Questions/Answers Practice

Q: Did you see a boy wandering around here?A: No, I saw four boys wandering around  here. 
Q: How many peaches did you buy?               A:  I just bought one peach.
Q: Are you talking about Jane and John’s parties?A:  No, I am just talking about  John’s party?
Q: Are these your children?                             A:  No, that is my child.
Q: Did you hurt both feet?                              A:  No, I only hurt my left foot.
Q: Do you want an apple for lunch?A:  No, I want two apples.
Q: Who is living in this neighborhood?           A: Only the rich live in this neighborhood.
Q: Who needs a lot of medical care?               A: The old need a lot of medical care.

    Q: Who is that girl in the blue dress?            A: Oh, that is Suzanne.

    Q: Where are we?                                    A:  We are at San Pedro beach.


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