Lesson 1.7.3 – American English Reading With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 7, Lesson 1.7.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 19-21 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.

Dialogue 19: Taking a Vacation

  • David: Did you say you’re going to take a vacation next month?
  • Ruth: Yes, my family and I are going to New York for a week. We want to visit the museums and see some plays.
  • David: I envy you. I haven’t had a vacation for a long time. I wish  I could get away for a while.
  • Ruth: You can take a vacation sometime soon, can’t you?
  • David: No, there’s too much work to do. Maybe next year, though.

Dialogue 20: Recipes

  • Shirley: Would you like some cookies? I just made them.
  • Louise: Thank you. Yes, I would.
  • Shirley: These are chocolate, and those are almond­ flavored.
  • Louise: I guess I’ll try a chocolate one first. Mmmm…this is delicious. Are they hard  to make?
  • Shirley: No, they’re really quite easy. Wait a minute, I’ve got the recipe right here. See…these are the ingredients, and then you just follow the directions.
  • Louise: That does look easy. I think I’ll make some tonight.

Dialogue 21: Weather

(Wind noises)

  • Karen: Brrrr! I’m cold. I thought it was supposed to get  warmer today.
  • Ed: Yeah, I thought so, too That’s what the weatherman said.
  • Karen: It must be the wind that makes it so cold. I’m freezing!
  • Ed: Me, too. Let’s go inside. 
  • Karen: O.K. It’s no fun standing out here, even if the sun is shining.

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.

26 thoughts on “Lesson 1.7.3 – American English Reading With Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello.
    “Would you like some cookies? I just made them.”
    For me I’ll try to use “I just made them” when I want to give some coffee.
    Would you like some coffee? I just made them.
    In that way people can’t say no because it sounds very good.
    Nelson from Vzla.

  2. Hello,


    Thank you for sending me the link to lesson 1.7.3

    All these dialogue videos talk about interesting subjects like the vacation, cookies and weather. But your slow reading and clear pronuncitation let me listen to the videos many times, and this practice helps me to read and pronounce the same dialogue texts correctly.

    My best wishes

  3. Hello,
    I am Albertine
    I am very happy for the video! It helped me to improve my pronunciation by reading along and pronouncing together with the video. It is slow and clear, which makes me feel comfortable with the American pronounciation.
    Thank you

  4. Hello.I’m Danijela from Serbia.
    Dialogue 19. In this dialogue David and Ruth are talked about vacation.
    David and his family will be going to New York for a week.
    Ruth have too much work and this year he can’t go to vacation. Maybe he’ll go next year.
    Dialogue 20. Shirley is made cakes whit chocolate and with almonds.
    She offered Luise try them.Luise tried cakes and told her the cakes were very delicious.Shirly gave Luise a recipe and she going to make them tonight.
    Dialogue 21.Karen and Ed are talking about wether.Karen thought that wether today will be warmering.Ed thought so too because the weatherman said the wether would be warm.They said it was cold because of wind.And they wanted to go inside.
    This is very good and very important lesson.I practiced the pronunciation.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

    1. Good job, Danijela. Corrections: are talking, she, she’ll, made, with, to try, the cakes, Shirley, it, weather, weather, getting warm, weather, the wind. They wanted…, 🙂

  5. Hello. I am Wilber. These were some new words for me:

    the nutlike kernel of the fruit of either of two trees, which grow in warm temperate regions.

    to a considerable extent or degree

    a person who forecasts and reports the weather; meteorologist.

    Thank you.

  6. Hello,teacher!
    I have learned how to use future simple , present perfect tence
    -you’re going to take a vacation next month
    -I are going to New York for a week .
    -I haven’t had
    These were also some new words.
    get away
    can’t you
    sometime soon
    some cookies
    I’m freezing
    almond flavored
    the weatherman
    Let’s go inside
    a long time
    for a while
    Thank you a lot

  7. Really we are learning a lot news word. An expression which is for me very interestig is “I wish I could get away in a while”
    The good it just beginning

  8. Hello!
    Today, I have learned many vocabularies and sentences. They are new for me. I read out loud at least 3-5 times. To be honesty, I haven’t remembered them. And I thought that I am smoothly enough when I was reading them. I envy me for those 🙂 I will be move on for coming lessons. Thank you very much .

  9. Hello! I always enjoy each lessons.I’m very hopefull that this program will help me improving my english. Thank you teacher.

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