Lesson 1.15.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 15, Lesson 1.15.2. 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.

Do you like movies? Have you ever heard of the “Oscars” Academy Awards? Today’s conversation topic is “Academy Awards”. Imagine you’re talking about the Academy Awards in the English language. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions.
— You’re in Hollywood, California, with your friends, cheering on as movie stars exit their cars, walk on the red carpet towards Dolby Theater, where the Academy Awards are held. What would you say to your friends? What would your friends say to you?
— You’re invited to an Academy Awards party, where your neighbors are watching the Academy Awards, drinking wine, and talking about the actors and the movies awarded. Suddenly, you’re asked who your favorite male actor is. How would you respond?
— You’re talking with your friends about Academy Awards nominated films, and you tell them about your favorite movie. What would you tell your friends?
Most people talk about movies, actors, and actresses in the United States of America. Which movie, actor, or actress would you like to talk about?

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

Do you travel a lot? Do you sometimes stay at a hotel overnight or for a longer stay? Today’s conversation topic is “At the Hotel”. Imagine you’re in the United States of America and you’re staying at a hotel. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re in a hotel lobby, talking with the receptionist about a hotel room you’ve reserved. What would you tell the receptionist? What would the receptionist tell you?
— You’re not happy with the room that you were given and wish to change it. You ask to speak with the hotel manager. What would you tell the hotel manager? What would the hotel manager tell you?
— You’re at the hotel and want to know where the hotel restaurant is? You ask the concierge for directions. What would the concierge say?
Traveling and staying at hotels is something you need to plan for if you wish to travel outside of your country.

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.

Many people go out to the movies. Today’s conversation topic is “After the Movie”. Imagine you’re out with friends at a movie theater and then discuss what to do next. What would you say? What would your friends say? Here are a few suggestions.
— You’re out at the movies with your date. After the movie ends, you discuss what to do next. What would you say? What would your date say?
— You’re out with your friends at the movies. Although you all ate a lot of popcorn and drank a lot of soft drinks, you’re still hungry. What would you talk about? What would your friends say?
— The movie theater has uncomfortable chairs. You need to stretch out and walk. After you finish the movie, you talk with your date about going to a nearby park to stretch your legs. What would you say? What would your date say?
Many people go out to the movies during evenings. What do you do after the movies end? Do you go out walking, or do you eat out at a restaurant?

16 thoughts on “Lesson 1.15.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Good afternoon.

    The best film of “Oscars” Academy Awards 2021 was “Nomadland”. I saw a very short trailer and it looks very nice, and interesting, so I will go to see this film when begin to be in our Movies Theater (if the pandemic give us a chance). It was released in September 11, 2020 in United State of America, and it still doesn’t arrive in my country. I would cheer the effort what doing actors for making new films without stop. Everybody enjoy new films that are held at the movies, and also be able to watch the films awarded.

    I have traveled 4 times to The United State of America. The first of them was in 1984, I stayed at the Holydays Inn in Irvine, California by one month. It was interesting staying there because in the restaurant-bar was a singer man who being playing a piano and interpreting the Neal Diamond songs, which I enjoyed listening it. Also, I asked the concierge for a commercial center near the hotel and he said me it is across the highway but not walking instead that in car, because that is not permitted by the city police. Of course, my English was better in those years.

    My family love goes to the movie theater, and after the movie ends, we eat out fast food at the food fair. Then, we discuss what to do next. Sometimes we go out walking inside the commercial center, in other, visited some relatives.

    Thanks a lot.
    Nelson

  2. Hello,
    Thank you for the videos. It is a helpful tool for English learner like me. I tried many times to read after the video in order to check out my pronunciation, and I find out that there is some improvement.
    Thank you
    Albertine

  3. People love movies. It is a nice thing to go seeing movies at a movie theater and following the news of actors and actresses and Oscar films.

  4. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Part 1 – This year, among the Oscar nominees is Mauk, who has as many as 10 nominations. The other Oscar nominees are : the Father, Judas and the black messiah, Nomadland etc. It will be a very festive evening. I wonder which movie will win an Oscar? Maybe Nomadland.
    – Who is your favorite male actor? My favorite actor is Anthony Hopkins. He is the actor in the film the Father.
    – My favorite film is Nomadland whu is nominated for Oscar.
    Part 2. – Hello, I have a reservation for two nights, my name is Danijela Rosic. Yes, Miss Rosic, single room, two nights. Here’s your key. Enjoy your stay Miss Rosic. Thank you very much.
    -Excuse me, sir. My room is not clean, dust is everywhere, and the shower is not working. I’m very sorry Miss. I can offer you another room, just first I have to make sure the housekeeping checks once again that the room is clean beafore you start using it. I’ll communicate this issue to our management and determine exactly what this happened.
    – Sorry sir. I want ask you where is a restaurant? Go to the end of the lobby to the right is the restaurant. Thank you very much sir.
    – Part 3. – This movie was very funny. We was laughing all the time. Yes, we had fun.
    – I’m still hungry. And we are too. We can go to McDonald’s, it’s around the corner. Yes, Let’s go.
    – Oh, these chairs are very uncomfortable, we should going to walk in the park to stretch our legs.Yes, good idea.
    Good lesson that olways makes me so happy.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  5. Since I usually go to the movies with my daughter and my two nieces, When the movies end I usually take them to a playground.

    When it comes to food normally during the movie they have Soft drinks and popcorns, then when we go to the playground they have ice cream or other kind of snack.

    Wilber

  6. PART 1 ACADEMY AWARDS
    Academy Awards, really is one of the most importantaward in the entertaiment industry. This year 2021, was full of surprises. Academy Awards changed the criteria to make a movie eligible due to a Covid situation. One of thing is that most of the movie theaters was closed in many places for long periods of time. So, there aren’t many block buster nominated.
    Centainly, talking a little bit about some of the movies, Nomadland, which won The Best Picture Award, was considered an excellent film. It was interpretated by Fraces McDormand, who won the Best Actress Award, and directed by Chloé Zhao, winner of the Best Director Award.
    The big five was completed by Anthony Hopkins as the Best Actor with the film “The Father” and Emerald Fennell as the Best Screenplay with “Promising Young Woman”.

    PART 2 AT THE HOTEL
    – CHANGING THE ROOM.
    Me) Good evening, my room has some problems, so I’d like to change it.
    Attendant) Sorry but there aren’t any more rooms availables.
    Me) In this room, the heater bathroom and the air conditioning don’t work. I want to speak with the manager, please.
    Manager) Good morning, how can I help you?
    Me) I told to the attendant that my room has some problem, then I ask another room.
    Manager) Sure, we will, but first I’ll send someone to take care of it right away.
    Me) this may take too long and I’m very tired, so I prefer you change my room, please.
    Manager) that’s ok. In fifteen minutes we’ll give you another room
    Me) Thank you very much. I really appreciate your help.

    PART 3 AFTER THE MOVIE
    – WITH MY DATE
    Me) What would you like to do after the film?
    She) the movie ends at eight o’clock, so it’s still early. We could go to have a dinner.
    Me) sounds good but we should go walking to a nearby restaurant. We need to stretch out and walk.

  7. You’re in Hollywood, California, with your friends, cheering on as movie stars exit their cars, walk on the red carpet towards Dolby Theater, where the Academy Awards are held. What would you say to your friends? What would your friends say to you?

    – Me: This was my dream always.
    – Friend: What a dream?
    – Me To be present at the arrival of the movie stars at the awards ceremony.
    – Frien: It was also my dream

    2nd. Exercise

    — You’re invited to an Academy Awards party, where your neighbors are watching the Academy Awards, drinking wine, and talking about the actors and the movies awarded. Suddenly, you’re asked who your favorite male actor is. How would you respond?

    – Me: My favorite actor is the best
    – Friend: Who’s the best?
    Me: Jason Statham
    – Friend: Oh yeah, he’s a great actor, he’s also one of my favorites.

    3rd. Exercise

    You’re talking with your friends about Academy Awards nominated films, and you tell them about your favorite movie. What would you tell your friends?
    – Me: This time I have no favorite movie at the awards.
    -Frien: Why not?
    – Me: I think they are all very good, so I hope the best one wins.

    SECOND PART

    You’re in a hotel lobby, talking with the receptionist about a hotel room you’ve reserved. What would you tell the receptionist? What would the receptionist tell you?
    – Me: Good morning
    – Attendant: Good morning
    – Me: Excuse me, I have booked a single room for two days.
    – Attendant: All right, what is your name?
    – Me: Veronica Vasquez
    – Attendant: When did you make your reservation?
    – Me: three days ago
    – Attendant- I already found your information here.
    Me: Thanks

    2nd. Exercise

    — You’re not happy with the room that you were given and wish to change it. You ask to speak with the hotel manager. What would you tell the hotel manager? What would the hotel manager tell you?

    – Me: Excuse me, I’m a bit uncomfortable with the room you assigned me, it’s really uncomfortable.
    – Manager: Tell me how could we help you.
    – Me: If you could be so kind to assign me another one that is more comfortable and has a better view.
    – Manager: All right, let me check to see if we have any available. I’ll you
    Me: Thanks

    3rd. Exercise

    — You’re at the hotel and want to know where the hotel restaurant is? You ask the concierge for directions. What would the concierge say?

    – Me: Good afternoon
    – Concierge: Good afternoon
    -Me: Excuse me, could you tell me where the hotel restaurant is located?
    – Concierge: Of course, the restaurant is when you leave the hotel walk to the right two blocks up, it is right in front of the park.
    – Me: hank you very much.

    THird PART

    You’re out at the movies with your date. After the movie ends, you discuss what to do next. What would you say? What would your date say?

    – ME: Would you like to drink a cup of coffee
    – Date: oh no, I really would like to take dinner with a good wine.
    – ME: OK. I’m agree, so..let’s go to a restaurant.
    – Date: Sure, you choose it please.
    – Me: ok.

    2nd. Exercise

    — You’re out with your friends at the movies. Although you all ate a lot of popcorn and drank a lot of soft drinks, you’re still hungry. What would you talk about? What would your friends say?

    – Me: I’m really hungry, and you?
    – Friend: No, we ate a lot of pop corn and I still feel full
    – ME: Well then just come with me to buy something to eat to take home.
    – Friend: Sure, we accompany you, let’s go
    – Me: Thank you

    Thank you so much Maestro Sersea

  8. Hello maestro Sersea .
    Academia Awards
    Me) I never imagine being here seen My favorite actor and you.
    Friend)we never imagine being here too.
    Me)I love see all glamour things ,the cars, the dresses.
    Friend) we loves too !!
    Me) oh!!! Here’s come Tom Cruise,he
    Is so handsome .!
    Friends) yes he is it.
    At the hotel
    Receptionist) hello how can I help you
    Me) hi ,I have a reservación for the weekend.
    Receptionst) Ok let me check the list ,can you tell me your name please?
    Me) yes it is karina Noriega .
    Receptionist) Ok ,yes!! Here you are , you have a suite 24 ,have a grate days and thank you for choosing us

    After the movie
    Me) *yawning* the movie was great!!
    He) yes,you’re right but we sat a long time .
    Me)do you want to go for a walk to the park?
    He) yes that’s a good idea .
    Me) let’s go then .

  9. Hello teacher, how are you? I have written my comments here-
    Part-1:
    Two friends Tinna and Anna were at Dolby Theater. They were invited 93th Oscars Academy Reward ceremony. After completed the all activities, their talking about the reward ceremony were-
    Tinna: Today’s memory will be forever in my life.
    Anna: Mine too.
    Tinna:The Academy Award of this year, the film NOmadland’s triumph.
    Anna: Yes, best film, actress,director all were nominated in Nomadland.
    Tinna:The Variety magazine published probable list where the top actor name was Charoice Pastman,
    who passed way recentiy and the 2nd name was Anthony Hopkins who is the most aged, have
    nominated best actor. I really like him.
    Anna:I am also happy. Have you marked today’s red carpet was not traditional? It was the Tinny-Tiny.
    Tinna:Yes, and it is better to known in the history of Oscar, two women have jointly nominated best
    directors and one of them was film Nomadland.
    Anna: Have you watched the movie?
    Tinna: Yes. You?
    Anna: No, but I will watch soon.
    Tinna:Okey. Lets head out to own houses.

    Part-2
    At hotel Hilton Garden’s reception lobby-
    Receptionist: Good morning, can I help you ,sir?
    Me: Good morning,yes, I need a single room for three days.
    Receptionist: Of course, I have booked for you room # D-4, 4th floor on lift.
    Me: All facilities such as internet , hot water are available?
    Receptionist: Yes, latest all facilities are available here, but you have faced any problem, knocked me.
    Me: Should I have some money in advance?
    Receptionist: No need sir, You would pay all at a time, lastly.
    Me: Okay,thank you.
    Receptionist:Welcome.

    Part-3
    After watching the movie ,two friends John and Hopkins are in a restaurant-
    Waiter: Good evening , how could I help you sir?
    John: We are hungry, we need some food.
    Waiter: What do you like to eat ,please?
    John: We have pizza, pasta and soft drinks.
    John: Hopkins, Have you anymore?
    Hopkins: Yes, I prefer ice cream.
    John: Okay fine, finally we will take pizza, pasta, soft drink and ice cream.
    Waiter: Ok sir,I will serve you very soon.

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