Lesson 1.4.2 — English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 4, Lesson 1.4.2. 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.

Hi English Learners. Do you like going to movie theaters? One thing about movie theaters is that they’re usually crowded and you can’t easily find the seats you want. Sometimes people disrupt the fun of movie watching by talking or checking their phones during a movie. What are your favorite things about movie theaters? What are your pet peeves about movie theaters? Imagine different conversations in English at a crowded movie theater. What would you say? What would others say to you? Here are some suggestions:
— You are at a crowded movie theater and you want to buy popcorn and drinks. You wait in line and then it’s your turn to purchase refreshments and popcorn. What would you say?
— You’re trying to get to an empty seat but there are several people already sitting down. What would you say?
— You’re trying to watch a movie but the person next to you fell asleep and is snoring, what would you do or say to solve this problem?
Think about different conversations you can have in English at a movie theater. Think about what movies you’d like to watch at a movie theater and what you would say about them.

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

People don’t like making mistakes. There’s usually a negative result of making a mistake. Most people, try to avoid the unpleasant result of making mistakes. Imagine you’re writing some dialogues in English in which you’ve made a mistake and need to apologize to someone. How would you apologize? What would you say? Here are some suggestions:
— You’re at a movie theater and you accidentally spill your popcorn into another moviegoer’s lap. What would you say?
— You’re walking fast, trying not to be late to a meeting. Unfortunately, you bump into someone who falls down because of you. What would you do? What would you say?
— You were invited to a party and asked to come in at 8pm. It’s now 8:30 pm and you’re late to the party. What would you say to the party hosts?
We’re all human and sometimes we make mistakes. It’s what we do and say when we recognize that we’ve made a mistake that makes a difference.

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. Do you like to play games? What kind of games do you like to play the most? Imagine you’re participating in different conversations about games in the English language. What would you say? What would others say to you? Here are some suggestions:
— You’re walking at a park and see a group of people playing basketball. You want to join them. What would you ask them? What would they say to you?
— You miss playing chess and would like to ask your best friend to play a game of chess with you. What would you say? What would your friend say?
— You’re at a store and want to buy a variety of games for your next party. What would you ask the store salesperson? What would they say?
Playing games is a great way to spend time having fun. Have you played a game lately?

41 thoughts on “Lesson 1.4.2 — English Lessons with Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello. Good afternoom.
    Part 1. A crowded theater.
    The expression “pet peeves” is similar to “dislike”, so maybe I can say “What are you dislike about movie theater?”. is that ok?
    I think so. What would you say Maestro Sersea?
    Part 2. Mistakes.
    I pay attention not to make mistakes, but they happening. The best is recognize every mistake that happening and more when other person is afected.
    In fact, I get apologize inmediatly to someone involved in my mistakes.
    Part 3. Games.
    Have I played a game lately? This is a good question. I would answer yes, but I played games lot years ago. More than 20 years ago, I saw some friends playng basketball in the park next to my apartament and I go there.
    I joined to the game but I didn’t do preheating before the game. I took an injury in my shoulder. It was a big mistakes.

    1. Nelson,
      1. Yes, pet peeve is like a dislike. You can say: “What do you dislike about the movie theater? or What are your pet peeves about the movie theater?”
      Keep up the good work.
      Maestro Sersea

  2. Part 1.
    1)-Hello, I would like to buy two bags of popcorn and two Ice Tea. How mu ch is it?
    -Hello. Of course , just a second. It is 5$. Would you like to pay by credit card?
    -Yes. There is my credit card,please.
    -Thank you. There is your order. Have a nice time.
    -Thank you .
    2) -Hi, I am so sorry. If you don’t mind, could you duble check your seat number? I am afreid that it is my seat.
    -Sorry. We know that it is not our place, but we have two tickets and your is between ours. Might you, please to таке one of ours? We would like to be toguether.
    – Sure.Don’t problem.
    _Thanks a lot for your kindness.
    -Not at all.
    3) – Sorry. I don’t want to bother you, but I think you are asleep.
    -No. It’s not possible. I am watching.
    -Sorry again. I hope you are enjoing the movie.

  3. Hello. I am sorry. I forgot to greet you before to write my first answer.
    I hope all you are feeling well. I am Iryna.
    Part 2
    1) -Oh my God, I am so sorry. It is my fault.
    -Don’t worry. It’s just popcorn.
    -I know. Sorry again and thank you for your patience.
    – It’s ok. You are welcome.
    2)-Sory. Sory. Sory. Are you ok? May I help you stand up? I didn’t see you.
    -Yes. I am fine. It’s hapen sometimes. Fortunatelly, I am not hurt.Don’t worry. I see you are in rush. You can go.
    -Thank you so much .You are right.
    -Good luck.
    3) – Hello. I am realy sorry for my late. I was trapped in jtraffic jam,but I am glad that you have started without me.
    -We understand. You can take a seat at your table,please.
    -Thank you, you are wonderful and I see that the party is amazing. I am thankfull for your invitation.

    Everyone make the mistakes during their life.I don’t remember who said, but that person doesn’t make a mistake, who doesn’t do anything.
    We cannot grow as a person, professionally witout do a new thing. I admier of people who can recognize and correct their mistakes.

  4. Part 3.
    1) Hello, may I ask you one question, please?
    -Of course. What is your question?
    -If you don’t mind, could you explaine to me what are the rules of this game?
    -It’s my pleasure. It is very simple. Would you like to joing us?
    _ No, but thank you for your generosity. Have a fanny day.
    -Thank you. You too.
    2) -Hi, how are you? Do you have some free time? I would like to play chess. I really miss it.
    -Hi, I don’t know. If I remember correct , the last time I play was five years ago.I If I had practiced, I would play with you . In truth ,I thing that I play with you and we will see who is better.
    -Wonderful, sumptuously. Let’s do it.
    3) -Hello. Could you help me ,please. I have a party and I would like to buy some games, but I am completelly lost. You have the bigest variety.
    – Sure. Let me shaw you our collection. What kind of games do you prefer?
    -I don’t know. What can advise you. I only know that my friends have a lot of them but I would like to surprise them.
    – Wonderful. In that case you can buy the newest game. It just appear on the market one week ago .
    -Thank you. You are amazing.
    -Thnk you for visiting and buying tha game. We are glad to see you at any time.
    Playing games is a great way to spend time having fun. Have you played a game lately?

    1. Great use of creativity here, Iryna. Here are a few spelling errors: 1. explain, join, fun 2. correctly, think, use different word choice for sumptuously. 3. biggest, show, appeared, thank, the.
      Great job here!
      Maestro Sersea

  5. Hello Master Sersea!
    I learned in this lesson how to start a conversation in a good manner. It helps me a lot to start a conversation:) Thank you!

  6. Hello!
    This is an interesting lesson not only for listening, but also for preparing answers.
    I answered the questions “What would you say?”
    Thank you.

  7. Hello,

    Mongi

    I found this topic very interesting? and it involves several kinds of beneficial conversations that help me to improve my English communication skills i need in my daily life.

    thank you so much for this great work.

    best reguards

  8. Hi Teacher,
    In this part of the lessons, I learned how to be havier with people in public areas such as Movie theaters or parks and how we should ask them to enjoy the game or take a seat behind them. All about an informal conversation with someone we don’t know them. In my opinion, nobody isn’t perfect and we can always make mistakes. So is important to improving urself with the mistakes.
    Thank you, teacher.

    1. Yes, Hadi, we need to be patient with people and hopefully others are patient with us as well. Communicating politely in English is very important, as you can see. 🙂

  9. hello teacher, greeting from Iraq, i would like to go to movie theater that crowded place to see many kind of film(funny ,tragedy. And others)and i made mistake when sat in wrong seat so i apologies (my speech , would like to say sorry ,and the answer don’t warry or it doesn’t matter ).
    part 3 when i go to park i see group walking sport in line so i join with them that give me positive energy and feeling me is human while i have machine walking sport inside house.(all that speech are formal speech)

  10. Hello English learners how are you today. Playing games is very pleasant in our free time. I had played several kind of games football, basketball, volleyball, I had made bike, chess, swimming etc.

  11. Please two coke and two bags of popcorn. Here is my payment card. Thank you very much.
    Sorry sir you fell asleep and started snoring. It disturbs us in watching the movie. Oh I’m sorry I’m tired so I fell asleep. I’m sorry. Enjoy the movie.

    Oh. I’m sorry I spilled popcorn on you, I’m really sorry. I’m sorry, please.
    It’s all right, it’s just popcorn. Do not worry.

    I invited my friends to a party at 8 and now it’s 8:30 and they haven’t arrived yet. They said they wouldn’t be late. I hope nothing bad happened maybe it’s just the traffic jam. I’ll call to see what’s going on. Oh
    here they come.
    Hi Daniela I live near this playground. I went out for a walk then I saw you playing basketball. I really like to play basketball. May I join you.
    Of course let’s play.
    Oh thank you that’s wonderful.

    Great lessons. Thanks a lot. Best regards.

    1. Thank you for you summary here, Danijela. Remember, each sentence should be a complete idea, including a subject and a verb. Look at this – how can we make it better? “Please two coke and two bags of popcorn.”

  12. Hello Everyone. This is Wilber from Nicaragua.

    If the person next to me falls asleep, I would try to move to another seat. This is possible in my twon becase normally the movie theater is empty.

    If I can´t find another seat, I would give him a little pat in his arm to wake him up. Then I would say something like: “I’m sorry for waking you up but you were snoring and we are trying to watch the movie”. This is a polite way in my country, propablly not in yours.

    1. Wilber, sometimes people fall asleep during movies in our town as well. I rarely go to the movie theater though, as I watch most movies at home. Well done. 🙂

  13. Hello, teacher,
    I/1.Please , I want two bags of popcorn and two cola drink.
    How much is it?
    -It is 8 $.
    -Can I pay by card?
    -I am so sorry but you can not pay by card because we do not serve by card you have to pay by cash.
    -Ok. There is my cash. Thank yuo!
    I/2.Hello, I am sorry. This is my seat.
    Could you double check your seat number?
    -Sure. OK. You have the right .This is not my seat. I am so sorry. You can sitting down here.
    -Thank you for your undersanding.
    I/3. Sorry. Sir. Can you wake up ? You fell asleep and started snoring.You are bothering me and I want to watch movie.-Oh I am sorry, I am tired so I fell asleep. I am sorry. Enjoy the movie.
    II/1.I am so sorry. It is my fault.
    -Don’t worry. It is just popcorn.
    -Thank you so much.
    II/ 2.Sorry sir. Are you ok?
    -Yes. I am fine. Thankfully nothing happened.
    -It is my fault. Thank you for kindness.
    II/3.Hello, I am sorry for my late. There were a lot of trafic and I was trapped in traffic. – We understand yuo. Welcome to the party. Yuo can take a seat at your table, please. -Thank you!

    III/1.Hello! Can I ask you one question, please?
    -Of course.
    -Could you explaine to me what are the rules of this game?
    -It is my pleasure. It is very simple. Would you like to joing us? Maybe I will join you another time. Thank you!
    III/2.Hello! How are you? Do you have some free time? I would like to play a game of chess with you ? I am sorry but I don’t have time. ..
    III/3. Hello. Could you help me, please. I have a party and I want to buy some games.
    -What kind of games do you prefer?
    -I don’t know. Can you give me a advise ?
    You can buy this newest game.
    -Thank you. You are amazing.

    Thank you, teacher!

  14. Part 1 at the crowded theater.
    – hello, I’d like a big popcorn bag and a soda, please.
    – excuse me. Could you let me get that seat please.
    Oh, I’m very sorry. I don’t like wake you up but you are snoring.

    Part 2 mistakes
    – what a shame, pardon me please. It’s my fault.
    – Oh! I’m sorry very much. Let me help you, what can I do for repair the damage
    – I’m late and I’m very shame. I hope you pardon me

    Part 3. Playing games
    – hello, I’d like to play basketball with you. Can I?
    – Hey partner, I invite you to play a chess match. Would you like it?
    – excuse me Sir, I want to buy some variety of games. Which of these would you recommend me, please?

  15. Hello, Maesto Elvis!
    Thank you for a lesson.

    1. What are your favorite things about movie theaters?
    My favorite thing about movie theaters is that movie theaters are very romantic places. When you are at the movie theater you feel yourself young and free.
    2. What are your pet peeves about movie theaters?
    My pet peeves about movie theaters is crowds of people and loud conversation of children.
    3. You are at a crowded movie theater and you want to buy popcorn and drinks. You wait in line and then it’s your turn to purchase refreshments and popcorn. What would you say?
    Hello! Please, give me one soda and one popcorn.
    4. You’re trying to get to an empty seat but there are several people already sitting down. What would you say?
    Sorry! Guys, I need to go to me seat. Please, move over. Thank you so much!
    5. You’re trying to watch a movie but the person next to you fell asleep and is snoring, what would you do or say to solve this problem?
    I would wake up a sleeping man
    6. You’re at a movie theater and you accidentally spill your popcorn into another moviegoer’s lap. What would you say?
    Oh, sorry
    7. You’re walking fast, trying not to be late to a meeting. Unfortunately, you bump into someone who falls down because of you. What would you do? What would you say?
    Oh, I am so sorry… Can I help you?
    8. You were invited to a party and asked to come in at 8pm. It’s now 8:30 pm and you’re late to the party. What would you say to the party hosts?
    Hello, guys! Sorry for being late
    9. You’re walking at a park and see a group of people playing basketball. You want to join them. What would you ask them? What would they say to you?
    – Hello, guys! I’m Maryia. Can I join to you?
    – Hello, Maryia. Yes, of course
    10. You miss playing chess and would like to ask your best friend to play a game of chess with you. What would you say? What would your friend say?
    – Hi, Vlad. Do you want to play chess with me tomorrow?
    – Hi, Maryia. I am pleased to do so.
    11. You’re at a store and want to buy a variety of games for your next party. What would you ask the store salesperson? What would they say?
    – Hello! Can you give me an advice about the best games for the best party?
    – Hello! Yes, of course.

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