Lesson 1.18.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 18, Lesson 1.18.2. 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.

Today’s conversation topic for English Learners is “Parents’ Night Out”. Imagine that you’re a parent and you want to have a night out with your spouse. What would you say to your spouse? What would your spouse say to you? Here are a few suggestions:

  1. It’s your anniversary, so you call your spouse to say “Happy Anniversary” and make an invitation to a fancy restaurant. Your spouse is happy, but says you need to call a babysitter to take care of the children while you’re out at the restaurant. What would you tell your spouse? What would your spouse tell you?
  2. You decide to surprise your spouse with a night out to the movies. You call the babysitter to make arrangements for her to babysit your children while you’re out with your spouse. What would you say to the babysitter? What would the babysitter tell you?
  3. You’re out with your spouse walking at a beautiful park. Your spouse is worried that the children might be misbehaving at home with the babysitter. What would you tell your spouse? What would your spouse tell you?
    It’s difficult for parents to have a regular “Parents’ Night Out”, but with proper planning and preparation, it could be a fun, enjoyable event.

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

The stronger the economy a country has, the better quality of life its citizens have. Sooner or later, you’ll have to talk about the economy in English. Today’s conversation topic for English Learners is: “Discussing the Economy.” What would you talk with others about the economy? Here are a few examples:
— You’ve noticed inflation kicking in and the cost of things raising in all areas. What would say about this to your friends? What would your friends say to you?
— There’s been a report on a major loss of employment in your country and you’re talking with your professor about it. What would you tell your professor? What would your professor tell you?
— Credit has become quite difficult to get in your country. You’re talking with a bank loan officer about it. What would you tell the loan officer? What would the loan officer tell you?
It is important that you’re able to talk about the economy in the English language. What are some of the economic issues affecting your country right now?

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.

Have you ever visited the dentist? Do you like going to the dentist? Today’s conversation topic for English learners is: :”Dental Appointment”. What would you talk about in English at the dentist? Here are a few suggestions:
— You have a major tooth ache and you’re making a call to your dentist to make an emergency appointment. What would you say? What would the dental office receptionist say to you?
— You receive a call from your dental office that you’re overdue for a tooth cleaning. What would you say? What would the dental receptionist say to you?
— You just got an x-ray for your teeth and your dentist talks to you about needing a tooth implant. What would you tell your dentist? What would your dentist tell you?
Going to the dentist regularly is an important preventative step you can make in order to protect your health. Do you visit your dentist regularly?

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