After this lesson, you’ll able to learn: how dialogue is written, example, exercise, question for Dialogue writing continue…….
What is Dialogue Writing?
The conversation between of two people on any subject with an aim is called dialogue. We see two persons talking on a phone. Although we listen to the words or sentences of only one side, we understand the maximum other-sided words or sentences. In the same way when students read the first speaker’s statement, they can understand the second speaker’s words also. According to examination point of view it has been divided into two parts:
(i) Free-broken dialogue
(ii) Situationally-created dialogue
Free – broken dialogue written: It means the vacant spaces for which no restriction for the use of words or sentences are considered. You can use your own words or sentences according to the meaning.
Example For how dialogue is written
Complete the following dialogue with the appropriate sentences or phrases:
Rita: Hello! How are you? sister she broke her ankle.
Sita: Fine but I’m very busy at carrying my : Rita : How did she break her ankle?
Rita : How did you take her to the hospital?
Rita: Did the doctor plaster her ankle or simply bandage it?
Rita : When did he say she will be all right?
Rita: Is she at home now or in the hospital?
Rita: Tell her I will come to her tomorrow. Bye.
Situationally created dialogue: In such a situationally created dialogue, we have to read the question where a situation is created Then we should create a greeting part, a theme part and a farewell part in a sequence.
Sample Exercise Situationally created dialogue
A tourist goes to a hotel to hire a double room on the ground floor and wants to know the facilities that are available. Prepare a dialogue between the tourist and the receptionist.
Tourist: Good morning. Have you any room vacant?
Receptionist: Yes, Sir. Double or single?
Tourist: I want one double on the ground floor.
Receptionist: I’m sorry, Sir. There’s no double room vacant at the moment on the ground floor.
Tourist: Hum! But I do need a double one. What about on the first floor?
Receptionist: Yes, Sir I’ve a double room on the first floor Could I book one of the rooms for you in the advance, Sir?
Tourist: Can I know something about the facilities you provide here?
Receptionist: Of course! Here’s a brochure giving all information about the hotel.
Tourist: Well, I want to book a room for three days.
Receptionist: Ok. Thank you, Sir.
Some tips for creating dialogue:
Broken dialogues are divided into three parts with a view to understand and fill. They are: Greetings, Themes and Ending or Farewell.
(i) Greeting of dialogue
Firstly add greeting words like: Good morning/ Good afternoon/ Hello/ How are you?/ How do you do? Then add: I am fine, Nice, How do you do? How do you do?
(ii) Themes of dialogue
This part describes the actual matter of conversation & speakers come on to actual topic. For the creating things students should follow these rules:
- When the first speaker starts with ‘When or how long’ the second speaker answers by choosing time/day/ week/ year/ month or any related time.
- When he starts with ‘Where or how far’ the answer is place related sentence or phrase.
- When he starts with ‘What’ the answer is object related or action related sentence or phrase.
- When he starts with ‘Why’ the answer is the sentence or phrase with to/ in order to/ so that/because/ as/ because of/ on account of/ owing to/ due to.
- When he starts with a ‘Yes-No questions’ the answer is the sentence or phrase with yes or no.
(iii)Ending or Farewell of dialogue
This part starts with a farewell word such as: Good night/ See you/ See you again/ Tomorrow; next day, later/ Bye/ Bye! Bye! etc. अर्थात् हामीले Dialogue लाई पूर्णता दिनको लागि माथि बनाइए अनुसार तीन विभिन्न बिन्दुहरू जस्तै : अभिवादन,विषयवस्तु र विदाईलाई ध्यानमा राख्नु पर्छ । Hello, O, Good morning, Good afternoon, How are you?, How do you do? सुरुमा प्रयोग गर्नुपर्छ । यसको उत्तर Good morning/ Good afternoon / Fine/ Nice/ Well/ I’m well or fineवा How do you do इत्यादि लेख्नु पर्छ । दोश्रो भागमा उत्तर दिनको लागि निम्न कुराहरूमा ध्यान दिनुपर्छ ।
- प्रथम वक्ताको वाक्य when वा how long बाट सुरु भएमा समय तोकिएको वाक्य लेख्नु पर्छ ।
- प्रथम वक्ताको वाक्य where वा how far बाट सुरु भएमा स्थान तोकिएको वाक्य लेख्नु पर्छ ।
- प्रथम वक्ताको वाक्य why बाट सुरु भएमा to in order to so that/because/as/since / because of on account of/owing to/due to रहेको वाक्य लेख्नुपर्छ ।
- प्रथम वक्ताको वाक्य yes – no question बाट सुरु भएमा yes वा no बाट सुरु भएको वाक्य लेख्नुपर्छ ।
- प्रथम वक्ताको वाक्य what बाट सुरु भएमा, वस्तु वा कार्य (action) भएको वाक्य लेख्नुपर्छ । तेश्रो भागमा dialogueको समापन गरिन्छ, त्यसैले यसमा बिदाइसम्वन्धी शब्द, वाक्य वा वाक्यांशहरूको प्रयोग गरिन्छ । जस्तै : Good night/See you again/ Tomorrow; next day, later/ Bye/ Bye! Bye! etc.
Exercise for written dialogue
- Meena invites Reena on the occasion of her birthday party. Prepare a telephone conversation between the two.
- Moti goes to the bus stand. He wants to get a seat booked in the first row, but the seat has already been booked. Prepare a dialogue between the conductor and Moti.
- Sohan goes to a mobile shop to bring a nice mobile set. He went to know the qualities of the mobile set he suggested him to buy. Prepare a dialogue between the mobile sellers and Sohan.
- Hari wants to visit a zoo. He has his ten year old son with him. He goes to the zoo-keeper to know how many tickets he has to buy. How much to pay? How many things one there to see? Prepare a dialogue between the zoo-keeper and Hari.
- Sarita goes to buy a book-stall to buy a good book so that she can prepare for public service commission exams. The book-seller gives her a book of Goodwill Publication mentioning about its special qualities. Prepare a dialogue between Sarita and the book-seller.
Some More written Dialogue for Practice
Complete the following dialogue with appropriate sentences.
Tailor: What can I do for you, Sir?
Customer: I want a suit made.
Tailor: Would you like to buy the cloth from us, Sir?
Customer: No. And how much do you charge?
Customer: Oh, it’s too much. But……
Tailor: You’re right sir. The charge is Rs. 4000 if ……
Customer: I’ll pay you Rs. 3500 only. Tailor : No, I’m sorry, Sir. We do not bargain; It’s fixed. Instead,
Complete the following dialogue with the appropriate sentences.
Receptionist: Hello. This is Bir Hospital. Can I help you?
Patient: Yes, I would like to speak to Dr.Thapa’s receptionist, please.
Receptionist: Yes, speaking….
Patient: … I would like to make an appointment to see the doctor.
Patient: Friday morning is O.K….
Receptionist: would 9:30 a.m. suit you
Patient: Yes. ….
Complete the following dialogue with the appropriate sentences.
Shyam: Would you like a cup of coffee?
Shyam: Milk and Sugar?
Shyam: Oh, no.
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