Lesson 1.3.3 — English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 3, Lesson 1.3.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 7-9 from our English course, American English Conversations 1. Designed for beginners, these dialogues help English Learners improve their comprehension and communication skills. You’re encouraged to read along and pronounce together with the video below. Once you finish, don’t forget to share what you’ve learned via the comments section below.

PART 1 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language.

Dialog 7: Happiness

  • Linda: You look happy today!
  • Frank: I am happy. I just heard I passed my physics exam.
  • Linda: Congratulations! I’m glad somebody’s happy.
  • Frank: Why? What’s the matter?
  • Linda: Oh, I’m just worried, I guess I have to take a history  exam next week.

Dialog 8: Ordering a Meal

(Restaurant sounds)

  • Waiter: Are you ready to order now, sir?
  • Ralph: Yes. I’ll have tomato soup, roast beef, mashed potatoes,  and peas.
  • Waiter: That’s tomato soup…roast beef…mashed potatoes…and peas. How do you want the beef—rare, medium, or well­ done?
  • Ralph: Well­ done, please.
  • Waiter: Anything to drink?
  • Ralph: Hmmm… just water. I’ll have coffee with my dessert.

Dialog 9: Birthdays

  • Patty: How old are you?
  • Susan: Nine … but I’ll be ten on May sixteenth.
  • Patty: I’m older than you! I’ll be ten on May fourteenth.
  • Susan: Are you going to have a birthday party?
  • Patty: Maybe. I’ll have to ask my mother.

PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Watch, read-along, and pronounce with the video below a minimum of 2-3 times. After you finish, let us know what you learned via the comments section below.

26 thoughts on “Lesson 1.3.3 — English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Dialog 7: Happiness.
    When we see somebody happy,or sad,or angry, we can say “You look…”. For example: Hi Bob, your look angry!, what’s the matter? or, Hello Mary, you look great!, what’s happening that I don’t know?
    Dialog 8:
    When we order meal and the waiter is ask our order, we can begin with “I’ll have…”. or “We’ll have…”; that should be better than “I want to eat…”.
    Dialog 9:
    In the sentence “Are you going to have a birthday party?”, the future is making with “going to”. That sound better than “will” because here “going to” is similar tu “planing”, so we can write “Are you planing to have…”. For me is this case is better to say “Are you going to…”.

  2. From these lessons, the following are new to me. I need to practice using them.

    Congratulations! I’m glad somebody’s happy.
    I’ll have tomato soup………
    – rare, medium, or well­ done?
    Are you going to have a birthday party?

    1. Yes, Ei. We learn new things each day. When it comes to grilling meat, we usually say, “rare, medium, or well done” depending on how long we keep the meat on the grill.
      Maestro Sersea

  3. mongi gani

    i found this course, American emglish conversation useful and effective to help me improving my comprehension and communication skills. i also felt my English pronunciation was improved when i repeated many times the words and sentences after the video reader.

    thank you for everything

    my best wishes

  4. Hello
    This lesson is really helpful to me! It helps me to improve my pronunciation. As I said before, I used to struggle with English and French pronunciation, but the way you read slowly and clearly help me to listen carefully and repeat after you. I did that many times and finally, I get used.
    Thank you so much

  5. Hi teacher,
    Thank you for these helpful and effective lessons. Dialog 7. when somebody happy and we are unhappy so how we should behave to them or we are happy and someone is unhappy too.
    Dialog 8. We are learning when we go to the restaurant how we should order the meal and how exactly should behave with the waiters.
    Dialog 9. all about birthday and party.
    I wish all best for you.

  6. dialog 7 happiness
    When we ask about mood (you look happy ),I’m glad somebody happy ,just worried or i gust to have.
    dialog 8 ordering meal
    first the waiter ask customer if he or she ready to order then while the restraint have many meal like(tomato soup ,mashed potatoes ,beef(rare ,medium ,well done beef).
    dialog 9 birthday
    if we have birthday or another event .we can ask( are you going to have while the period for future),i will have to go.

  7. Thank you Maestro Sersea! I have read and practise every dialogue carefully. And I feel an improvement in my English pronunciation. Best wishes.

  8. Hello. This is Wilber from Nicaragua. I learned that we can have the beef rare (cooked for a very short period of time), medium or well done (cooked for a longer period of time). These words are new for me: roast beef, mashed potatoes. I also learned that I can say: I´ll be 15 years old to express that I’ll reach a certain age. Thanks.

  9. Hello,
    These conversations are very useful and effective to help me improving english pronunciation and communication skills. Meanwhile for the better English pronunciation results I have to listen to each dialog carefully, then record myself reading each dialog and re – record until my recording with original recording are similar and practice each dialog with other people.
    Thank you !

  10. Well, in this lesson we practice how to pronounce some new words and how to express some ideas in three aspects of the daily life. It combine listening, reading and speaking to develope conversation skills

  11. Hello, Maestro Sersea!
    New for me in thes lesson was a using word ‘to have’ instead words ‘to want’/ ‘to need’ when ordering a meal

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