This is a short and amusing conversation between two people about a chair.
It is speaking practice of course. Please try to speak the conversation in a dramatic and amusing way to practice emphasis on the important words.
Here we go!
JOHN Excuse me, is anybody sitting here? (pointing to the chair next to James)
JAMES Hmmm. I don’t think so. But let me look. …. (James picks up the chair and looks. A couple of seconds later, he responds) Nope.
JOHN So is it free?
JAMES Why are you asking? Do you want to buy it?
JOHN Of course not. Why would I want to buy a chair?
JAMES Because you asked if it was free.
JOHN Yes I did.
JAMES You see.
JOHN So can I sit down on the chair?
JAMES That’s what people usually do on chairs, isn’t it? Sit down on them!
JOHN So I can sit down on it then?
JAMES What did I just say?
JOHN You never said I could.
JAMES I never said you couldn’t.
JOHN So I’ll sit down on it then.
JAMES Up to you. Be my guest. It’s not my chair.
JOHN Thank you.
JAMES You’re welcome.
JAMES By the way, are you going to be long?
JOHN Blimey. I’ve just sat down. Why are you asking me that?
JAMES My friend is coming in a minute.
JOHN But I’m sitting here – on the chair – which is not your chair.
JAMES My friend will not be happy if he has not got a chair to sit on.
JOHN There are only two chairs.
JAMES And you’re sitting on the other one.
JOHN So are you.
JAMES Ah, but I sat down first. First come, first served, Matie.
JOHN I’ve had enough. I’m going. I get the message.
JAMES Toodle-loo. Have a nice day.
JOHN Strange fellow!