A formal conversation between 3 people having lunch at the restaurant
Conversation between 3 people practicing talking very formally
3 friends called Jane, Leslie, and Mary are all having lunch at the restaurant. They have to give a presentation on etiquette rules in the evening. So they are using their lunch time to practice by talking very formally to each other.
3 people having lunch at the restaurant conversation.
Jane: Leslie, may I borrow your cell phone to call my mother after we finish lunch?
Leslie: Yes, of course, Jane. And please, do not forget to ask your mother whether you may go to the movies with us afterwards.
Mary: Jane, could you pass the salt, please?
Jane: Sure, here you are.
Mary: And the pepper too, please. Thank you.
Jane: You are welcome.
Leslie: Would both of you mind if I stop by Marcus bookstore on our way to the movie?
Jane: No, not at all.
Mary: I would love to look at their New Book selection. So, I would like to stop there also.
Jane: Would both of you like to go shopping after the movie?
Leslie: Maybe some other time. I need to be home by 5:00 o’clock.
Mary: I can go with you if you want.
Jane: That would be great. I need to pick up a gift for my brother. His birthday is on Sunday next week. What would you recommend, Mary?
Mary: Just a moment please. Let me think. Maybe a fishing pole since he loves fishing?
Jane: What a clever suggestion! My brother will thank me for the lovely gift. I hope there is a fishing store in the mall.
Leslie: I ordered too many French fries. Would anybody care for some?
Jane: Yes, I would like some.
Leslie: How about you, Mary?
Mary: No, thank you. I have enough food already.
Jane: Leslie, would you like some of my fried rice?
Leslie: Yes, please. Just a little bit.
Jane: Here you go.
Leslie: Oh, that is enough! No more, please.
Jane: Mary, did you remember to bring my Harry Potter book?
Mary: Oh, I am sorry. I completely forgot about it. Could you call to remind me again tonight?
Leslie: If you do not mind, may I borrow the book after you are done with it?
Jane: I promised to let John borrow it after I get it back from Mary. You are welcome to have it once John is finished. John is a fast reader; he will finish it in no time.
Leslie: I, on the other hand, am a pretty slow reader. How long do you think I may keep it?
Jane: I already read it. So, you may keep it as long as you want. Give it back to me at your earliest convenience.
Leslie: Thank you, Jane. That will save me some money.
Mary: Are we all done? We should leave now to catch the next show; otherwise, we will be late.
Leslie: I am ready anytime you are.
Jane: So am I. Shall we go?
Expressions used in the conversation
Pass the salt, please
Here you are
Would you mind if
On our way to
I would be glad to
May be some other time
That would be great
What would you recommend?
Just a moment, please
A very clever suggestion
Would anybody care for some?
A fast reader
A slow reader
Finish in no time
On the other hand
At your earliest convenience
Catch a movie
So am I
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