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.