A dialogue literally means a talk between two people. The writing of dialogues in English is a useful form of composition for the students trying to gain a command of spoken English. It acquaints them with the colloquial way of speaking English and drills them to express their thoughts in easy, simple English. In this post, we have included an example of a Dialogue (15 Types).
Example of a Dialogue
Example of a Dialogue #1
Q. A dialogue between an officer and a candidate for a job.
Officer: Have you come in response to our advertisement in The Statesman of July 16, for a typist?
Candidate: Yes, sir.
Officer: What’s your name and how old are you?
Candidate: My name is Arindam Sen and I’m twenty-four.
Officer: What are your qualifications?
Candidate: I passed the Higher Secondary Examination in the first division, and am now doing B. Com. with Honours in Accountancy.
Officer: Have you any professional training? Candidate: Yes, sir, I have had training in typewriting, with a speed of 80 words a minute.
Officer: Have you any experience of office work?
Candidate: No, sir.
Officer: Have you brought your certificates and testimonials?
Candidate: Yes, sir. Here are they.
Officer: (Seeing the certificates and taking notes) Well, you may go now. We shall let you know in time.
Candidate: Thank you, sir. (124 words)
Example of a Dialogue #2
Q. A dialogue between two friends on the choice of profession/their plans for the future.
Bimal: Well Ratan, what profession do you want to take up after your education?
Ratan: I want to be a professor. It’s an interesting profession. It keeps you reading all along like a student. What are you going to be?
Bimal: My ambition is to be a lawyer.
Ratan: Law! It’s a profession that has no attraction for me. Why do you want to be a lawyer?
Bimal: It’s a respectable and independent profession. Moreover, a lawyer can make more money than a professor.
Ratan: I’m not sure of that. There are very few lawyers who do earn a lot of money; the majority of lawyers have to sit and talk away their time. They find it difficult even to make a simple living. (118 words)
Example of a Dialogue #3
Q. A dialogue between two friends about holiday plans.
Bimal: Hurrah! only five days to summer recess.
Samir: I know. I am eagerly looking forward to it.
Bimal: So am I. How do you plan to spend the vacation?
Samir: I intend to go to Darjeeling for a change for a fortnight at least. My parents and sisters will accompany me.
Bimal: I’ve no mind going to a hilly place or to a seaside town for a change.
Samir: Then what are you going to do with yourself in the recess?
Bimal: I want to start a night school at my house and teach illiterate villagers the three Rs.
Samir: Yours is really a noble plan. I wish I could have done the same.
Bimal: Thank you for your wish. Wish you a happy tour of the queen of hills. (129 words)
Example of a Dialogue #4
Q. A dialogue between two girls on the approaching annual examination.
Pompi: Well Sheela, our examination is only a week away now. How are you prepared for it?
Sheela: No, I’m not pretty well prepared for it. I’ve revised chemistry and physics, but I’ve hardly touched compulsory English, and as for mathematics I feel quite hopeless. But what about your preparation?
Pompi: Well I’m pretty well-prepared for it. I’ve finished all my combination subjects as well as compulsory English. I don’t know how to finish all my courses. I have been burning the midnight oil for a month; still, I find no end to my courses.
Pompi: Well, you know I have been studying methodically and in earnest, since I joined college. So I find everything easy. But you did very little in your first year and not much in your second.
Sheela: You’re fortunate! I must suffer for not taking my study seriously from the beginning. (138 words)
Example of a Dialogue #5
Q. A dialogue between a principal and a student who has asked for a certificate.
Principal: Hello Kalyan, I’m glad you’ve passed the B.Sc. examination so well. First division, isn’t it?
Kalyan: Yes, sir, thanks to the good coaching by the lecturers and readers of your college.
Principal: Well, I’m glad if the college helped you; but no amount of teaching would have helped you to pass the examination if you had not worked well yourself.
Kalyan: Thank you, sir. I’ve come to you to have a character certificate and a strong recommendation for a post.
Principal: But have you any special post in view?
Kalyan: Yes, sir, There is a vacancy in Islampur College for a clerk, and I think I have the chance of getting it.
Principal: What pay is offered?
Kalyan: Rupees 5000/- a month, to begin with.
Principal: Not bad for a start. Well, I will strongly recommend you for the post.
Kalyan: Thank you, sir. Good-bye. (137 words)
Example of a Dialogue #6
Q. A dialogue between two friends about a film show.
Biman: Hello, Ratan! Where are you coming from?
Ratan: I’ve just been to the cinema and had a grand time. The Metro Cinema Hall is showing a very fine film of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. It’s most impressive.
Biman: Surely it is. It is full of action and suspense. The acting of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is superb.
Ratan: I’ll never forget the pathetic cry of Lady Macbeth in the sleepwalking scene.
Biman: So will I. Tears rolled down my cheeks when she rubbed her hands and cried, “Here’s the smell of the blood still; all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”
Ratan: I wonder what a huge expense it must mean to produce a film like that. Will it pay?
Biman: Oh! it pays right enough. Every cinema hall where it’s shown is crowded night after night. (133 words)
Example of a Dialogue #7
Q. A dialogue between father and son about luck in the examination.
Father: I’m sorry to hear you’ve failed the examination, Benoy.
Benoy: So am I father, it was just my bad luck.
Father: So you think that to pass or to fail an examination is a matter of good luck or bad luck.
Benoy: Yes, father.
Father: You’re wrong, my son. You’ve studied enough science to know that nothing happens by chance.
Benoy: Well, I don’t know. Some people seem to be lucky and others unlucky. I think I’m one of the unlucky ones.
Father: You talk nonsense. Most of the people who are called “lucky” have good fortune, because they work for it; and the so-called unlucky people miss it because they are lazy or stupid.
Benoy: Then you mean that I failed because I was lazy and stupid.
Father: Well, I think you were probably one or the other. (133 words) .
Example of a Dialogue #8
Q. A dialogue between two friends on the merits and demerits of watching television.
Ratna: Hello! Soma, What’s the matter with you? You didn’t attend the coaching class yesterday evening.
Soma: I was busy watching the cinema, “Charitraheen” on the TV at the time.
Ratna: Do you watch TV programs regularly? Soma: Yes, I do. You also see TV programs, don’t you?
Ratna: No. I don’t watch TV programs. I think television is a curse like gambling
Soma: How can you ignore the importance of television in modern life? It not only entertains us but also educates us. Television is a useful medium of mass education.
Ratna: But you can’t say the television is without evil effects. It exerts a harmful influence on the young, especially on the students.
Soma: I don’t deny its evil effects. I only mean to say you shouldn’t equate the box with evils like gambling. (138 words)
Example of a Dialogue #9
Q. A dialogue between two brothers about sticking a postage stamp on a letter and posting it.
Ramen: Did you call me, Baren?
Baren: Yes, Ramen. Will you just run upstairs and get me a five rupee postage stamp? You’ll find it on my table near the window. [Ramen ran upstairs and brought Baren the stamp.]
Ramen: Here’s the stamp.
Baren: Stick it onto this envelope.
Ramen: Is this the correct place for the stamp, Baren?
Baren: Yes, it’s. Now, will you please go and post the letter for me.
Ramen: Where should I post it?
Baren: Why, don’t you know? You’ve to put it into the letterbox.
Ramen: And where’s the letter-box, Baren?
Baren: Surely you should know where the letterbox is. It’s just outside the post office. Have you seen the post office?
Ramen: O yes, I’ve. It’s down the road, just near my school. (114 words)
Example of a Dialogue #10
Q. A dialogue between two friends on a trip.
Amal: Hello Bimal, What’s the matter with you? I haven’t seen you for a long time. Where have you been?
Bimal: I’ve been to Jaldapara on an adventurous trip with eight other students and the headmaster of our school.
Amal: How did you get there?
Bimal: We got there by bicycle.
Amal: Where did you sleep?
Bimal: We spent each night at a Border Security Force Camp at Malda, Berhampore, Kadamtala, etc.
Amal: Where did you stay at Jaldapara?
Bimal: We stayed in tents in the forest.
Amal: Who Organized the trip?
Bimal: Our Headmaster.
Example of a Dialogue #11
Q. A conversation between a ticket-checker and a ticketless passenger.
T.C.: Your ticket, please.
Passenger: Ticket! Sorry, sir, I couldn’t buy the ticket at the Sealdah station. When I reached the station, the train was about to leave. If I tried to buy the ticket I would have surely missed the train.
T.C.: You should have come to the station earlier.
Passenger: I caught the Sealdah-bound bus in time, but it broke down on the way, and I was compelled to walk all the way to Sealdah station.
T.C.: You’ll have to pay the fine in addition to the fare.
Passenger: Can’t you waive the fine?
T.C.: No, I can’t.
Passenger: What’s the train fare to Ranaghat?
T.C.: It was Rs. 25/ – You’ll have to pay Rs. 50/- as fine. So it’s seventy-five rupees in all.
Passenger: Here’s the money. Won’t you give me the receipt?
T.C.: Yes, I’ll. (Writing the receipt)
Passenger: Thank you. (129 words)
Example of a Dialogue #12
Reporter: Hello, my name is Mr. Thomson. I am a reporter for IBN and would like to meet Mr. Jack.
Secretary: Do you have an appointment?
Reporter: I do not have a formal one, but I spoke to him on the phone and he said that I could come today.
Secretary: You will have to wait for some time since Mr. Jack is in a meeting right now.
Reporter: How long will the meeting last?
Secretary: It should be over in about 15 minutes.
Reporter: That’s fine with me.
Secretary: Would you like some tea or coffee?
Reporter: No, thanks for asking.
Secretary: You’re welcome. Please have a seat. I will let you know as soon as he is free.
Reporter: I appreciate your cooperation.
Example of a Dialogue #13
Anjuna: Hi Sweta, what a pleasant surprise! It’s a pleasure seeing a school friend after so many years.
Sweta: Indeed it is. How are you and what have you been up to?
Anjuna: I am great. Do you remember the paintings I made for pleasure in school?
Sweta: Yes I do, and I always told you what a great artist you would be one day?
Anjuna: Well, I guess you were right there.
Sweta: What do you mean?
Anjuna: After college, I studied painting at J. K. School of Art and today I am a professional painter.
Sweta: Oh really? That’s great news. I never doubted your potential.
Anjuna: I know, and I believe that the confidence you showed in me was one of the factors which encouraged me to conquer my dreams.
Sweta: Don’t flatter me. This is all the fruit of your hard work.
Anjuna: I am not. Believe me. I never considered my drawings of any consequence. It was you who saw the talent in me and gave me the boost I needed.
Sweta: Well then, I guess I deserve a treat.
Anjuna: You deserve more than that, but a treat is surely in order.
Sweta: Let’s have coffee.
Example of a Dialogue #14
Omkar: Hey what are you doing? Would you like to come out to play?
Arvind: No. I’m a little busy right now. I’m writing a story for tomorrow’s storytelling competition.
Omkar: You have been working on that since the last week. How much more will you edit it?
Arvind: It’s a suspense story, Omkar. It has to be perfect or else it will lose its charm.
Omkar: That is true, but I have full faith in your skills. After all, you have been winning this competition for so many years now.
Arvind: That’s true. But that does not give me a reason to be careless with my work, does it?
Omkar: Yes you are right, but overdoing it is also dangerous, don’t you think?
Arvind: What do you mean?
Omkar: I mean you are so focused on this competition that you are neglecting every other thing like food, play, and your studies.
Arvind: I guess you have a point, Omkar. Come on, let’s go out.
Omkar: Finally! Let’s go.
Example of a Dialogue #15
Teacher: Ranita, are you ready for the interschool history quiz?
Ranita: No Miss, I am not. I had jaundice last month, and therefore, I couldn’t prepare for it.
Teacher: You are our best student, Ranita. You have to participate. How long will you take to prepare?
Ranita: Miss, please give me some extension. I am working on it, but I need some more time.
Teacher: Ranita, I would love to give you time. But I’m sorry I cannot; the date for the quiz is finalized by the principals of all the schools participating.
Ranita: I would really love to participate, but I am not prepared and it will be wrong on my part to spoil the school’s name this way.
Teacher: I appreciate your dedication. Also, I am confident that you will be able to do well. You just need to work a little harder. Besides, we are here to help you. Feel free to approach any one of us whenever you need.
Ranita: Thank you for your support, Miss.
Teacher: You are most welcome. Work hard and make us all proud.
Ranita: I’ll try my best, Miss. Thank you once again.
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