I have just finished my lunch.
Which one did you hear?
I have had a delicious piece of quiche.
Are you a quiche eater?
I had quiche and salad.
I have had quiche and salad.
a nice glass of red wine
a nice glass of grape juice
Does your religious practice allow you to take alcohol?
I don’t feel like coffee.
I didn’t feel like coffee
Do you feel like a coffee?
I am going to go outside and go for a walk.
I was going to go outside and go for a walk.
Showing gratitude is important.
That was delicious.
That is delicious.
I am going to get a newspaper.
I was going to get a newspaper.
Which one is more American?
Can I help you?
May I help you?
Which one is more formal?
How do you get your news? Will you write for us at the English Conversations News Service?
I will give you directions.
I was going to give you directions.
It is a little bit complicated.
It was a little bit complicated.
If you follow my hand …
If you follow the road …
if you follow your nose …
if you follow your heart …
This is silly, isn’t it?
You go straight along this road as far as you can until you come to a palm tree.
He went straight along this road as far as he could until he came to a palm tree
Do you get lost easily?
I like palm trees.
Like several palm trees.
A coconut tree is a type of palm tree.
As soon as you pass the coconut trees, turn to your left and go straight until you come to a very big traditional house.
Are you left-handed?
and then you follow the island…around…
Do you live on an island?
To get a newspaper.
To buy a newspaper.
Are there still news stands or newspaper shops in your city?
Are they becoming less common?
It is not as difficult as it seems.
It was not as difficult as it seemed.
There is one just over there.
There was one just over there.
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