Four exchanges: Between a tailor and a customer
Customer: How are you?
Tailor: I am fine and you?
Customer: Fine as well. How are things going?
Tailor: Well. But there is much pressure of work these days because of Eid.
Customer: What about my dress? You promised it to me for today.
Tailor: Yes, but it isn’t ready today. You can get it tomorrow if you don’t min
Customer: Ok, I’ll come tomorrow. Bye!
Tailor: Bye!Six exchanges: Between two students on hobbies/ free time
Situation: (two students talking about their hobbies in the canteen)
Student 1: What do you do in your free time?
Student 2: I read books. It is my hobby. What is yours?
Student 1: My hobby is watching TV.
Student 2: Why do you watch TV?
Student 1: I watch TV because it gives me both entertainment and information.
Why did you take books as your hobby?
Student 2: I love books for the similar reasons. Books are good companions.
Student 1: What kind of books do you like to read?
Student 2: All kinds; but my favourites are suspense and history books. What kind of TV programs do you like?
Student 1: My favourite TV programs include comedy, social and quiz programs. Why don’t you too start watching TV?
Student 2: Actually, TV programs are usually monotonous. But reading books is a good hobby. You can select books of your choice and enjoy them.
Student 1: I think you are right. We should help promote book reading culture.
Student 2: Book reading is a very good habit.
Eight exchanges between husband and wife on price-hike/quarrel
Situation: (the husband prepares to go to the work and his wife stops him)
Wife: Do you hear?
Husband: Yes, what is the matter? You always stop me when I prepare to go out.
Wife: Just give me five hundred rupees as I have run short of money.
Husband: Where is the two thousand rupees I gave you on the 1st of May?
Wife: I spent all. You see, how dearness has increased!
Husband: Why don’t you spend wisely? Every month, I have to give you extra-money.
Wife: I am not at fault. Prices of even minor commodities are touching the sky. I have cut down on necessities; still it is difficult to manage.
Husband: What do I do? Money doesn’t grow on trees.
Wife: You must understand, dear. We have two children. They go to school.
Husband: Don’t you see how I work hard? I have two part time jobs.
Wife: You won’t believe but rice, sugar and oil have doubled the price for the last two
Husband: Ok. I’ll cease fire. I have two hundreds only. You can have them.
Wife: I understand how it feels but one can’t help in dearness.
Husband: This will change. The boss has decided to give me a raise.
Wife: That’d be great! How about starting my tuitions at home?
Husband: This will be splendid! Thus, we can easily manage the house.