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
- 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.