Lesson 1.2.2 – English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 2, Lesson 1.2.2. Today we will work on your English listening and reading comprehension via 3 of our Conversation Topics for English Learners activities.

Part 1: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.

Hello, English Learners. During Informal Introductions, we normally introduce the friends or family members we are together with, with other friends or family that we meet and discuss with. This way, all the people feel welcome and connected to our discussion, and no one feels left out. 

Imagine that you’re at a party with your brother and meet your best friend from high school. How would you introduce your brother to your best friend from high school? How would you introduce your best friend from high school to your brother?

Imagine that you’re invited at your sister’s wedding and meet your sister’s husband for the first time. How would your sister introduce you to her husband? How would your sister introduce her husband to you?

Imagine that you’re organizing a party at your home and have invited many of your friends as well as all your family to your party. How would you introduce your best friend to your parents? How would you introduce your parents to your best friend?

It is of key importance that we introduce our companions with people we meet and discuss with. It is the polite thing to do.

Part 2: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.

Time is very important to us. Some people say we have too much of it, while others say we don’t have enough of it. As English Learners, you will need to communicate and understand discussions and texts that have to do with time. What would you talk about when the discussion revolves around time? Here are a few suggestions.

Imagine that you’re late to work, and your boss calls you angrily because you were expected at work more than an hour ago. What would your boss say to you? What would you say to your boss?

Imagine that you have forgotten to bring your watch or cellphone with you and need to find out the time. You ask “What time is it?” from strangers on the street. How would you ask strangers about time? What would they likely respond with?

Imagine that you’re at home enjoying dinner, and you remember you needed to meet your friends at a club a half an hour earlier. What would you say to your family? What would you say to your friends?

In the United States of America, it is very important to respect time. People respect you more when you are punctual and are on time.

Part 3: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again. Finally, add a comment about what you learned from Parts 1, 2, and 3 in the comments section below.

Hello, English Learners. One of the biggest fears English Learners have is communicating in English by phone. Indeed, it is hard to comprehend English when someone speaks English too fast, or has a thick accent. It is also hard to understand when you have limited English vocabulary and practice communicating in English by phone. What would you talk about in English if you were to receive a phone call right now? Here are a few suggestions:

A friend calls you asking you to go out to a movie. What would you say to your friend? What would your friend say to you?

Your doctor calls, asking you to come for a medical appointment. What would you say to your doctor? What would your doctor say to you?

A friend from long ago calls you and asks you for money. What would you say to your friend? What would your friend say to you?

The important thing to know about successful telephone conversations is that you need to improve your English vocabulary and get as much practice communicating with others in English as possible.

45 thoughts on “Lesson 1.2.2 – English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello, I’m Nelson.
    I have learned about three important things. The first is that it’s polite thing to do, introduce another person it is arriving in a meeting or a discussion. This way, no one feels left out.
    The second is that the time is very important in our work or job in order to respect the office’s hours. And it’s too important when we have a meeting in a fixed hour.
    The third thing we have to take as important, it’s getting so much practice communicating with friends to reach successful phone calls.
    I’m recording the lesson with my own voice to practice the pronunciation and understand the lessons videos.

  2. Hi Maestro Sersea,
    I am grateful for this lesson. I had watched these videos some times and then I recorded the dialogues.I understand thatI must to work hard to improve my pronunciation and my vocabulary. I learned some new words and it increased my vocabulary and manner of communication. Thanks a lot.
    Best regards.

  3. I have learned from the above videos are that introducing our companions to the people we meet makes people feel warm welcome and get close friendship. Another thing is that time is very important in social context punctuality plays a role in people’s life. I’ve also noticed that phone conversation plays a challenging role in communication.

        1. Hassan, thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you feel you’re progressing on your American English speaking skills. Keep up the great attitude!
          Best wishes,
          Maestro Sersea

  4. Hello, i’m mongi

    – from the lesson 1.2
    2 I learned how to introduce myself or my companion to people we weet and converse with.

    It”s a great thing to learn to communicate and discuss with people.

    This lesson also teaches me to respect the time and to be punctual in all my appointements.
    That makes me know how much the time is important in our life.

    In its last part the lesson requires that we must to improve our english vocabulary to communicate in English by phone.

    Thank you

    Sincerely

    1. Mongi,
      I’m glad you found lesson 1.2.2 so useful. Indeed, Americans value punctuality. I know of teachers who have lost their jobs because they were not punctual at work.
      Keep up the great work!
      Maestro Sersea

  5. Hello Teacher,
    Thank you for the helpful lessons. In the first section, I have learned about polite conversation and how to introduce someone to another in with the group such as party, wedding, or schools.
    In the second section, I learned about time, and I am very accurate to be on time when I have appointments.
    In the third section, I know about how we should conversation with someone on the phone.

  6. Hello,
    I am Albertine
    I am grateful for the lessons especially from the videos with self introduction to others and introducing others. It’s very important because it makes people feelling warm welcomed. I also learned the importance
    of time in social context. Interestingly, I learnt the importance of communication.
    Thank you so much

  7. Hi, in the first video I learn how is very important to communicate with others. In the second video I learn how is very important to respect time in work and other situations. In the last video I learn how to communicate with special person as doctor, director etc.

  8. Grating from Iraq I’m Learning more things:-
    -firs informal ( normally introduce friend or members together with others because all people welcome and connected to our and discussion who no one feel left out and it is polite thing to do.
    -second Time is very important not in USA only but all words that is time means money so we haven’t much of it, so we need the time to communicate with other to apologize for late to boss or may be forgotten something in house and we want alternative because people respected you more when you are punctual.
    -third biggest fears have is communicating in English by phone like medical appointment or call friend and asks for money or others that must be need to improve English vocabulary and get as much practice communicating with other.
    thank you very much for these lessons so I’m happy about that

  9. A very important lesson. I learned how to communicate in various situations, respect for time and kindness. Thank you Maestro Sersea. Very professional and useful lecture.

  10. Hello, maestro sersea. In this lesson we are learning about three very important aspect of daily life: informal introduction, what impontant is time in the usa culture and start learning about how to comunicate vy phone in English language. Good started.

  11. I’m Eta!
    In this lesson I have learned about three important things. The first thing is about to introduce in the polite way our companions with people we meet and discuss with.
    The second thing is that time is very important to be respected by us to succeed in our goals.
    The third thing is ABOUT to communicate in phone. The important thing about successful telephone conversations is that we need to improve our english vocabulary and get as much practice communicating with others in english as possible.
    Thank you!

  12. hello, I am Mohamed from Somalia.
    part 1: I learned how to introduce two people politely in informal.
    part 2: I learned how to practice and ask people time, also learned the important of time in English.
    part 3: I also learned how to communicate people from phone calls and how to practice it to other people like friends and families .
    goodbye,
    that.k you teacher.

  13. Hello,
    In this lesson have learned that it is importan to practice to talk in english and to do by phone is a good exercise. I need to talk in english all I could. It is possible to make english conversations with friends, families or other people only using the phone.

    Thank you
    Maria José

  14. Hello, Maestro Sersea!
    I am Maryia.
    Thank you for the useful lesson.
    Now a take a second LLM in law and the most of my classes in English. Your lessons really help me with it.

  15. I listened all 3 conversations and learned a lot. I found recording your voice and comparing it with the recorded sound good.

    Thanks

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