Welcome to Year 1, Week 4, Lesson 1.4.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 10-12 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 10: A Crowded Theater
- Bob: Excuse me, is this seat taken?
- Larry: No. it isn’t.
- Bob: Would you mind moving over one, so my friend and I can sit together?
- Larry: No, not at all.
- Bob: Thanks a lot.
Dialog 11: Mistakes
- Bruce: Where did John go?
- Laura: He went to the drugstore. (Pause)
- Bruce: To the bookstore?
- Laura: No, I said he went to the drugstore.
- Bruce: Oh, I misunderstood you. I thought you said bookstore.
- Laura: How could you make a mistake like that? Weren’t you paying attention?
Dialog 12: Games
- George: Say, Joe, do you play bridge?
- Joe: No, I don’t play any card games. But I know how to play chess. How about you, George?
- George: Well, I happen to be one of the best chess players around.
- Joe: 0.K. Let’s play, then. We’ll see who’s the best.
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.
51 thoughts on “Lesson 1.4.3 — English Lessons with Maestro Sersea”
“I happen to be” is a new expression to me. So I can use that in others sentences.
For example: I happen to be a skilled with math. Or, I happen to be your best friends.
“Would you mind” is a expresion useful when we want ask a favor.
For example: Would you mind turn off the light? I need to sleep. Or, would you mind wake up me early in the morning?
Thank you for this lesson.
Nelson, I’m glad you’re enjoying our lessons. Keep up the good work!
I learn well my dear, thanks dear I appreciate you
Harriet, I’m glad you’re learning and improving. 🙂
I’m happy you’re learning, Nelson. Keep working hard! 🙂
Well, in this lesson I’ve found new words and expressions but I think that the most important is that this lesson help us having better our pronunciation and speakig.
Thanks a lot.
Yes Nelson, we focus a lot on pronunciation and speaking during Year 1 of our lessons. 🙂
Hello, Maestro Sersea,
Thank you so much. It is wonderful lesson.
I never heard before the expression”I happen to be” and ” moving over one”.
I’m glad you liked the lesson, Iryna! 🙂
I learned the proper response and how to say some situations in a proper way! I can also start a conversation with others.
I’m glad you learned some important English skills. 🙂
I learned some new words that I can to use in communication in different situations.
Listening and repeating means a lot to me because of pronunciation.
Thank you so much.
I appreciate all the hard work you put into our class. This class will last 5 years and will become much more challenging with time that passes. Keep up the great work! 🙂
It’s new expressions for me:
Would you mind moving over one…
I happen to be…
Thank you for everything
I listened and repeatrd the conversation video many times where I found the dialogues were clearly pronouced and easy to understand. A lesson from what I learned new words i could use in communication with people everywhere I’m going.
It takes focused practice and determination to get better at English. Keep working hard! 🙂
This is Albertine
I am very glad to be part of this class.
Today, I learnt new vocabulary that will help me to improve my communication in different situations.
Listening and repeating with videos also helps me to improve my pronunciation, through listeningand comprehension.
Thank you so much
Albertine, imagine, you have 5 years of learning with my lessons and they are constantly getting more challenging. 🙂
I am glad to learn new vocabulary,
that will help me to improve my communication in different situations.
It also help me to listen and comprehend the use of some newe vocabulary.
Thank you so much
in this lesson, I learned, how to respond to other people in many situations. I also learned new words that can help me to improve my conversation. I am so glad to attend the lessons with you step by step to develop my English skills and achieve my goals.
I’m glad you’re learning and improving your American English, Hadi! 🙂
hello greeting from Iraq
good evening, a new expression to me, i ask more political (would you mind if i ——)for public place, also when i make mistake first thing i apologize and sorry of my expression and the end i want to live with people of all kind of love and peace may be in game all in party
Hi, Hind. You might want to write in shorter sentences and capitalize the beginning of each sentence. What you wrote here is a bit unclear. Remember – 1 idea per sentence. 🙂
Hello everyone. This is Wilber from Nicaragua.
There were several new expressions and verbs for me:
is this seat taken?
I happen to be
To move over
I´m struggling with the pronunciation of “weren´t”. It looks easy, but when I play my recording, it just doesn´t sound the same like in the lesson. I´ll continue practicing. Thanks.
Try to alternate pronouncing between were not to weren’t several times – that should help. 🙂
“Happen to be” is new phrase for me. It is interesting.
I’m glad you’re learning new phrases, Nino. 🙂
Good lession that olways makes me so happy.
Ireally like learning English lenguage.
Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.
Thank you for working hard. I’m glad you’re enjoying learning the American English language. 🙂
Hello, I am Eta,
In this lesson I learned new words and new phrase like:
“I Happen to be ”
Is this seat taken?
Not at all
“Would you mind ”
as above can help me to improve conversation skills.
Eta, I’m glad you’re improving your conversation skills with us. 🙂
Hello, Maestro Elvis!
My name is Maryia.
Thank you for a lesson.
The phrase “I happen to be” was really new for me
Hi I am Dachraoui from Tunisia
Today we learned some new words like ” I happen to be ” ( I happen to be the better bridge player in Tunisia ) . And we learned how to ask politely some questions . ( Would you mind give me the bread please )
We learned also who to pronounce english in American way . In this lesson we improve our vocabulary and our prononciation.
I’m happy you’re learning, Achouak!
I happy to learn the New sentences if i want to speak with others in the same circumstances
I’m glad you’re learning new English sentences, Osee.
I discovered the news words like:
I misunderstood you
Is it the difference between bookstore and library?
Yes, a bookstore is where you buy books, and a library is where you borrow books.
With these lesson I learned new expressions, I’m grateful.
Hello. I am Mhu Mhu from Myanmar. I got new words from this lesson. Thank you very much, sir.
Welcome to our English class, Mhu Mhu. I’m happy you’re improving your English vocabulary with us. 🙂
Hello, Maestro Sersea!
Thanks a lot. It is amazing lesson.
I never heard before the expression”I happen to be” and ” “Would you mind”.
I’m glad you’re learning new expressions, Irina. 🙂
I am heartily thank you, sir. I have learned very new expressions of “l happen to be,
would you mind and moving over.” These are useful for me. I would like to write a sentence by using an expression of the” I happen to be.”
I happen to be a good teacher like you, sir
Thank you for sharing, Lin Lin. I’m glad you’re studying English with us! 🙂
Good Lessons. Thanks
It was important dialogues. Thanks
Hello. It is wounderful dialogue. I am enjoying this. “I happen to be” very fine expression. Thanks.
I happen to be
it is a new expression for me
Today, I learned about three conversations. I learned a lot. For example, would you mind moving over one and I happen to be …
Thanks a lot..
Hello! I’m Josaphat. I’m from Madagascar. Today I learned how to ask a free seat in a theater politely and then asking to someone to move over a new seat.