Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you read. Key terms are explained, in your language, at the end of each conversation. Today’s conversation is about students discussing classes.

Linda: Hey! How did your physics exam go?

Frank: Not bad, thanks. I’m just glad it’s over! How about you…how’d your presentation go?

Linda: Oh, it went really well. Thanks for helping me with it!

Frank: No problem. So…do you feel like studying tomorrow for our math exam?

Linda: Yeah, sure! Come over around 10 o’clock, after breakfast.

Frank: All right. I’ll bring my notes.

Language notes

  • Hey! is a friendly expression meaning “hello.”
  • How did your physics exam go? is a way of saying “How was your physics exam?”
  • I’m just glad… Notice the stress on “glad.” “Just” is used for emphasis before an adjective here.
  • How about you… Notice the intonation falls here because the speaker is going to follow it up with a detailed question.
  • How’d your presentation… Notice the contraction for “How did” sounds like /howdj/ and “your” sounds like /yer/.
  • Do you feel like here has the meaning of “do you want to.” Notice “do you feel like” is followed by an “-ing” verb (studying).
  • Come over here has the meaning of “come to my house.”
  • Notes Students take notes about what the teacher says during a lecture.
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