Welcome to Year 1, Week 5, Lesson 1.5.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 13-15 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 13: Health
- Jane: I hear you’ve been ill.
- Cathy: Well, I had the flu for a couple of weeks, but I’m fine now.
- Jane: You’re looking well. By the way, did you hear about Mrs. Jackson?
- Cathy: No, What about her?
- Jane: She had such a bad case of the flu that they had to take her to the hospital.
- Cathy: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that!
Dialog 14: Sports
- Phil: Say, what’s your favorite sport?
- Jack: Hmmm… it’s hard to say. I like golf a lot—but I guess I like tennis better.
- Phil: Do you play much tennis?
- Jack: Yes, quite a bit. How about a game sometime?
- Phil: Sorry. I’m strictly a spectator —football, baseball, basketball, golf…I watch them all.
Dialog 15: Asking Directions
- Marilyn: Excuse Me. Could you tell me which way Dobson’s bookstore is?
- Nancy: Yes, it’s that way. You go two blocks, then turn left. It’s on the corner opposite the post office.
- Marilyn: Thanks I’ve only been in town a few days, so I really don’t know my way around yet.
- Nancy: Oh, I know how you feel. We moved here a year ago, and I still don’t know where everything is.
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.