Archive for November, 2017

Sample Conversations

November 18th, 2017 in English Learning

Read the sample conversations given below. They have an academic theme.

Just point me in the right direction

Here is a piece of conversation between a student and a librarian.

Student: Hello. I’m looking for books on world history. Which aisle are they in?

Librarian: We’ve got quite a few books on world history. Which one do you want?

Student: Oh, don’t worry; just point me in the right direction and I’ll find it myself.

Librarian: Then look in the stacks down Aisle 4.

Student: Thanks.

Thanks for clarifying that

Here is a piece of conversation between a student and his professor.

Student: Professor, I can’t find enough reference material for my research paper. There is hardly any book published on the topic, only some magazines and newspaper articles.

Professor: That should be enough.

Student: But, the assignment says that I must refer to at least five academic sources.

Professor: By academic, I don’t mean just books. If an article is well-written and provides comprehensive information, it’ll do just fine.

Student: Oh. I didn’t know that. Thanks for clarifying this point.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best!

Amar: You look so worried, Jeena. Do you have something on your mind?

Jeena: I’m worried about my results. They’ll announce it tomorrow.

Amar: Don’t worry. You’ll get good marks.

Jeena: I hope so.

Amar: Come on Jeena. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.


To keep your fingers crossed is to hope for the best.