Conversation 26: F30 and F31

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Instructions given for the speakers
Read the situation, then act it out together with your partner.


You are at a party on a Friday evening. You meet a friend you haven’t seen for a long time. You talk about the party and other things.

It’s Friday evening and you are at a party. You come across a friend you haven’t seen for a while. You start talking.


– How you got invited to the party
– Opinions of the party
– Other people you’ve met at the party
– Complimenting each other on the clothes you are wearing
– Offering to buy a drink
– Plans for the weekend
– Other good parties to go to soon

Title Value
File format (in FUSE) mp3
Discussion tags party, nice
Recording sent to FUSE (date) 23.11.2018
Recorder and sender id 4
Teacher id 1
Transcriber id 1
Teacher's assessment based on students' conversation in part III of the exam
CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
(see e.g. Europass)
Teacher id = 1
Teacher’s note: Valid assessment would require more output from the students.
Skill areas in spoken English CEFR School grade
Interaction B2.1 8
Fluency B1.2 7
Pronunciation, intonation and stress B2.1 8
Vocabulary and structures B2.1 8
Grammar B1.2 7
Average value B2.1 8
Skill areas in spoken English CEFR School grade
Interaction B2.1 8
Fluency B1.2 7
Pronunciation, intonation and stress B2.1 8
Vocabulary and structures B2.1 8
Grammar B2.1 8
Average value B2.1 8

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Turns Speakers and utterances
1 F30: Hi
2 F31: Hi er I haven't seen you for a while
3 F30: Me neither you [laugh]
4 F31: //[laugh]//
5 F30: //Er// how are you?
6 F31: Er I'm fine how about you?
7 F30: I'm great
8 F31: Okay
9 F30: So... how you get invited to this party?
10 F31: My friend invited me at the school
11 F30: Hoof- who?
12 F31: Mmm [laugh] [CENSORED: forename]
13 F30: Oh really?
14 F31: //Yes//
15 F30: /He's my// friend too //[laugh]//
16 F31: //Okay// nice
17 F30: Mm what is your opinion of the party?
18 F31: Er it's nice. Er there are a lot of people that I don't know so... I'm kind of lonely [laugh]
19 F30: Okay me too I think it's... a little bit boring... up //here//
20 F31: //Mm me// too
21 F30: Yes
22 F31: Er so who do you know from here?
23 F30: Er I met my cousin... //but er//
24 F31: //Really?//
25 F30: yes but I don't really know... any other [laugh] people [?]up[/?] there- here
26 F31: Okay... who's your cousin?
27 F30: Mm [laugh] [CENSORED: forename]
28 F31: [laugh] Okay
29 F30: Er you have a really nice hoodie
30 F31: Oh thank you
31 F30: Is it new one?
32 F31: Yes I just bought it last week
33 F30: Okay nice
34 F31: I like your hair style
35 F30: [laugh] Thank you... mm... sh- should we go to buy a drinks?
36 F31: Yeah
37 F30: Mmm //wha-// what plans do you have for the weekend? Rest of the weekend?
38 F31: //Er//
39 F31: Er... I really haven't planned anything. I think I'm just gonna... be with my friends.
40 F30: Okay
41 F31: What- what are you planning?
42 F30: I'm going to read er psychology test
43 F31: //Oh you//
44 F30: //As//
45 F31: have a test
46 F30: Yes I don't have very much time to do anything else
47 F31: Okay
48 F31: Er
49 F30: //Mm//
50 F31: //Is there// any other good parties to go... to...
51 F30: //Mmm//
52 F31: //here//
53 F30: I don't- I don't know. I haven't heard anything about… other good parties.
54 F31: Mm me neither... maybe I just go home [laugh]. //But it//
55 F30: //[laugh] Okay//
56 F31: was nice catching up with you.
57 F30: Er yes it was... see you soon again
58 F31: Yeah
59 F30: //Hi//
60 F31: //Bye//