Two friends having conversation about upcoming nuptial
Jai: Hey, Sameer, how’s it going?
Sameer: Hey, what’s going on? Not much.
Jai: Man, I don’t think I’ve seen you in probably like six months.
Sameer: Yeah, because you’re such a lousy friend. You didn’t even care to call once in a while.
Jai: Where you been hiding?
Sameer: I don’t know, long time no see though. I will make amends.
Jai: Yeah, that’s cool.
Sameer: How have you been?
Jai: Yeah, I’m doing pretty well. You know what, I haven’t seen you since Ravi’s promotion party.
Sameer: Actually, I have been busy.
Jai: What exactly kept you busy? You didn’t even attend my birthday party. I can’t believe you didn’t make it.
Sameer: I told you the only reason I didn’t make it is because at that time I was busy with the project. I was bummed about it.
Jai: Well you missed out on all the fun with friends.
Sameer: Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m really bummed that I missed the chance to meet your family and friends.
Jai: We had a good time.
Sameer: That’s great. I have some news that will make you less furious.
Jai: Yeah. What’s that?
Sameer: You would be more than happy to know that I am getting married next month.
Jai: Wow, that absolutely fantastic news. Who’s the lucky girl?
Sameer: Do you remember Anjali the girl I met in Mumbai.
Jai: Yeah. So how long have you known each other before you guys decided to tie the knot.
Sameer: It’s been four years.
Jai: Four years, wow, time flies.
Sameer: Yeah, but it was totally worth it.
Jai: I’m glad that it all worked out well for you guys. So when is it gonna happen?
Sameer: We are planning to have wedding on 12th March.
Jai: That’s great. It’s definitive yes from my side. I will be there.
Sameer: Sure. It’s a kind of small gathering of close relatives and friends. Nothing ostentatious.
Jai: That’s cool, who else is coming?
Sameer: I am not sure yet and wedding cards are being printed as we speak.
Jai: We’ll have a blast.
Sameer: Alright man, I must run now. I have got too much on my plate right now.
Jai: Yeah, I can understand that. See you
Sameer: Alright, ciao.
Make amends – to compensate for something
Bummed about – to feel upset
Missed out on sth – fail to take part in some activity
Tie the knot – get married
Ostentatious – expensive, flashy
As we speak – at the very moment
Too much on my plate – to deal with many things
# Present Prefect Tense and Present Prefect Continuous can be used in conversation while asking questions Eg. How have you been?
# Interjections should be used to make conversations more lively. Eg. Wow! Great!
# Remember to ask relevant questions and try responding aptly
# It’s always good advice to make good use of frequently spoken phrases like how’s it going?, not much