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?

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