So, do you think it’s a good idea?
Conversation 1 (DAVE)
A: So Dave, what do you think makes a good friend?
B: Well for me, a friend is someone who is good fun to be with.
A: Hm…fun to be with? Can you give me an example?
B: I like friends who like to go out and have fun
together – go down town, go to the beach,
see a movie, something like that.
A: So….does that mean a friend has to like the same things you do?
B: No…not really, just that they have a fun personality.
You know, fun to be with whatever we do.
Conversation 2 (LAURA)
A: So, do you have lots of friends?
B: I guess so.
A: What do you think makes a good friend?
B: Hah…good friend….well, a good friend helps you
when you have a problem.
A: Hmm…do you think that’s the most important thing?
B: Yeah, friends help each other. I really think so.
A: Well, what kinds of problems does your best friend help you with?
B: Well, that’s kind of personal.
Conversation 3 (STANLEY)
A: Some people say friends are always honest with each other.
Do you agree?
B: I completely agree. Friends need to be completely honest.
One little lie and the friendship just disappears.
A: Ah, that’s pretty strong language. Do you really think that?
B: Yeah. Once, one of my good friends lied to me.
He was a really good friend, and I just felt completely betrayed.
It destroyed the friendship.
Let’s speak English!
Get in your groups and practice these conversations.
A: So, do you think that Bangkok is a great place to live?
B: I believe that, yes. Food and clothes are very cheap and it’s easy to
travel around the city.
A: What do you think about the idea that there are too many people
living in Bangkok?
B: I don’t think so. There are a lot of people but the city is always busy
A: What’s your opinion of smoking?
B: I’m not sure. For me, it’s important that children do not smoke.
A: But do you think it’s a good idea that people can
smoke in shops and buses?
B: I don’t think so. Children use buses too.
A: So what do you think about stopping smoking everywhere in Bangkok?