Lesson 1.19.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 19, Lesson 1.19.2. 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.

Hello English Learners. Today’s Conversation Topic for English Learners is: “Making Plans”. Have you ever made plans in the English language with others? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’ve had a difficult work week and the weekend is coming up. You call your room mate to make plans to do something fun for the weekend. What would you tell your room mate? What would your room mate tell you?
— You’re organizing a birthday party for your best friend with your other friends. What would you tell your friends? What would your friends tell you?
— You’re organizing a surprise party for your parents with your siblings. What would you tell your siblings? What would your siblings tell you?
Making plans for the future helps make life fun and exciting. What plans for the future have you made lately?

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

How do you feel about the neighborhood that you live in? Are there any problems in your neighborhood that need to be solved? Today’s conversation topic is “Neighborhood Problem”. Imagine you’re talking in English about problems in your neighborhood with others. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— Almost every late night you hear a loud car revving and making noise. You talk to your neighbors about it. What would you tell your neighbors? What would your neighbors tell you?
— There’s someone leaving trash on a regular basis on the sidewalk of your neighborhood. What would you tell your neighbors? What would your neighbors tell you?
— Your neighbors let their dogs run wild in the community without leashes on. You’re afraid you’ll get bitten. You go to the regular community meeting to make a formal complaint about this. What would you say at the meeting? What would others say?
It is important to connect with your neighbors and try to make the neighborhood better. What have you done to improve your neighborhood lately?

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.

Hello Students. Do cars ever get stolen in your town? Today’s conversation topic is “Car Theft”. Imagine you’re discussing car theft in English with someone. What would you talk about? Here are a few suggestions:
— Your neighbor comes to your door and asks you if you heard anything suspicious last night. He says his car was stolen from the street. What would you tell your neighbor? What would your neighbor tell you?
— Your room mate returns from the parking lot very upset. It appears that her car was stolen. What would you tell your room mate? What would your room mate tell you?
— You discover that your car has been stolen from the street in front of your building. You call the police to report the car theft. What would you tell the police? What would the police tell you?
Unfortunately, car theft is an international problems. It happens in the United States just like in every other country in the world. What would you talk about if your car was stolen?

15 thoughts on “Lesson 1.19.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello
    I am Albertine
    Thank you for this opportunity given to us, as your students, to improve our English language, especially in reading, listening, comprehension and communication skills.
    Once again, thank you

  2. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Part 1 – Sonja we’ve had difficult week. We can going to Milan, Italy this weekend. I egree. We was working hard this week. I’m so excited to visit Milan. We will going to many different places. We will be seeing all the sights. We will going on shopping. Their fashion is beautiful, and their food and ice cream are very delicious. And of course espresso.
    – We should organise birthday party for Natasha next Saturday. Yes, we should. We will reserve restaurant, and order birthday cake. We should also take care of the decorations. It will be a nice surprise for her.
    – Milica we should prepare surprise for our mom. We will organise family lunch in restaurant. We will buy beautiful gift, and to thank her for all she has done for us. Our wonderful mom.
    Part 2 – Every night I heared a loud car revving and making noise. We have to warn who is doing it.
    – Someone regularly leaves trash on the sidewalk. We need to see whu is doing this to warn him. It’s not okay for someone to behave like that.
    – Neighbours let their dogs run wild in the community without leashes. I’m afraid get bitten. I will going to a regular community meeting to make a formal complain about this. And we will do it.
    Part 3 – Sorry do you heard anything suspicious last night? My car was stolen. No. Did you call police? Now I’ll call them. I hope they’ll find your car.
    – Danijela my car was stolen. It’s in front of the building in the parking. Please call police I’m very upset. I now will call them. Calm down he’ll find your car for sure.
    – Hello police I want to report my car was stolen. It’s not in the parking in front of the building. Calm down, miss.Tell me your address we are coming right now.
    Very good and useful lesson .
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  3. Good morning.
    Yeah, make plans to go out is good because you take these hours for you and your family. In my house I make plans and my wife lead organizing. I make plans all the time but just a few are for fun instead I make them for work or business.
    My neighborhood is not a quiet place. There are quite young playing on the street, but they play until the afternoon and back home early. Some neighbor makes a party any day of weekend, but inside home. The biggest problem is the trash; every neighbors leave it on the sidewalk in from their home; and the trash truck come one or two days after. That is not good. It is needed a meeting to make a formal complaint.
    The car theft was a big problem in my city. But it strange right now this problem is get down; maybe the covid-19 is the answer; or the not enough of gas in the gas stations; I don’t not the true reason.
    It appeart my car was stolen in the downtown but the real problem was the police take up my car because it was parking in an restricted place.
    Thanks a lot.
    Nelson

  4. PART 1. MAKING PLANS WITH OTHERS..
    Me) Hi Donald, how are you?
    D) I’m great, how about you?
    Me) I’m great, too. What are your plans for this weekend.
    D) I haven’t got any plan yet. What are you thinking about?
    Me) Me neither, although would be a good idea to plan something for this weekend. We had a week of very hard work.
    D) Yes, we did. What do you propose? Do you want to us be together or something like that?
    Me) Yes I do. We can to ask to debbie and Alice join us and go to family’s cabin at the mountain, tomorrow morning.
    D) It sounds fantastic. We’ll come back on sunday afternoon, won’t we?
    Me) Yeah! Let’s call them. May be we could go to the cinema tonight.

    PART 2. NEIGHBORHOOD PROBLEMS
    Me) Good night, neighbors. I want to tell you about a potential problem that we have in our neighborhood. It happens that Some of us have dog and let them run wild in the comunity without leash on. First of all, this is against ordinances. In addition, many of this dog bark and harass us when we pass near them or their owners and, certainly , there is possibility they could bite someone, especially children.

    Condominium) well, we have already taken note of your approach. So we’ll pass a circular to all the neighbors remimding the mandatory compliance with the ordinances. Otherwise, the respective complaint will be made to the competent authorities.

    PART 3. CAR THEFT
    Do car ever get stolen in your town?

    Today, in my country, Venezuela, vehicule theft is the order of the day. There is practically no place where this type of criminals act doesn’t occur. The tipical way of operating of criminals is to look for parked cars in the streets, but one of the most recent modality is carried out by the so- called highway pirates.
    These crminals commit their misdeeds late at night. They chase a vehicle, pass it and them block its way. The rob the occupant and also take the vehicle. It is also common for them to put false checks, stop the vehicles and proceed to theft.

  5. Part one ” making plan ”
    Me : Hello, how are you Maria?
    Maria: I am very well and hope all is well at your end.
    Me: Yes , everyone is fine. I was thinking to gather some friends for the upcoming weekend at my place. are you free?
    Maria : Wow Great! yes I am free , I would love to come to your place. Should I bring something to eat ?
    Me: No please , no need to bring any thing . I will make food. just reach on time and we
    will have chit chat.
    Maria: Okay, I will be there on time.
    Me : thanks and bye.
    Maria bye bye, looking forward to see you.

  6. Neighborhood problem’
    A big problem I am facing now a days. I try and try to make them understand not to put trash without trash bin but they don’t listen. they sleep late and get up late. At midnight they put their trash in the street . All garbage scatter in the street by birds . now I making written complain to my community chairman.

  7. Hello!

    First part: “Making Plans”.

    — You’ve had a difficult work week and the weekend is coming up. You call your room mate to make plans to do something fun for the weekend. What would you tell your room mate? What would your room mate tell you?

    Me: Hi Malena, how is it going today?
    Malena: Good, thank you, what about you?
    Me: Not so good, this week was very hard in my work, I’m exhausted.
    Malena: I’m sorry.
    Me: Would you go with me to the beach?, I really need to relax, and I think the beach is a good place to.
    Malena: Of course, count on me.
    Me : Ok. Tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. could you?
    Malena: Yes, that’s a good hour.

    Second part: “Neighborhood Problem”.

    — Almost every late night you hear a loud car revving and making noise. You talk to your neighbors about it. What would you tell your neighbors? What would your neighbors tell you?

    Me: Good evening, Excuse me to call at this time, I want to ask you if you know the person who is making noise with the car?
    Neighbor: Good evening, not exactly, but
    I think we can talk with him and tell do not disturb.
    Me: Yes please, we can talk to him, because is very late and we need to rest, because tomorrow everybody have to go to work early.

    Part three: “Car Theft”. Imagine you’re discussing car theft in English with someone. What would you talk about? Here are a few suggestions:
    — Your neighbor comes to your door and asks you if you heard anything suspicious last night. He says his car was stolen from the street. What would you tell your neighbor? What would your neighbor tell you?

    Neighbor: Good morning.
    Me: Good morning
    Neighbor: Excuse me, last night I parked my car next to yours, and today is not there, did you see or heard something suspicious last night?
    Me: Ho God, I really didn’t heard and saw anything, you have to call to the police to report it.
    Neighbor: I’m going to csll right now, thank you so much.

    This lesson was very helpfull to improve my listening and English learning, thanks a lot Maestro Sersey.

  8. Hello maestro sersea ;
    Making plans
    Me) hi Amelia,when You have a little time call me back?
    Amelia)hi Karina,You colled me?
    Me) yes,! Amelia, I had a very hard work week ,but is ending and I want relax and make something fun this weekend .do You have any plans ??
    Amelia) no! And I think it’s a very good idea .
    Me) I think uf You like we can go six flags on satuday and fair on sunday.
    Amelia )I love that idea !!
    Neighborhood problem
    Me ) do You Hear a loud car revving ?
    Neighbor) yes we Hear it too.
    Me ) is too mouse and I can’t sleep,this situation is very stressful
    Neighbor) yes, we have to talk with the police , maybe they can do something.
    Me ) I agree
    Car theft
    Neighbor) hello ,José ,do You Hear something suspicious last night ??
    Me ) oh hello Jhon , no why ??
    Neighbor ) it’s becouse My car was stolen
    Me) oh no!! Do You call the police ??
    Neighbor ) yes!! I hope they help us .

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