Lesson 1.21.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 21, Lesson 1.21.2. 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 “Bedtime”. What would you say in English at bedtime to others? What would they say to you? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re a parent and you go into your children’s room to say good night. What would you say to your children? What would your children say to you?
— You’re married and you’re having a conversation with your spouse about getting ready for bedtime. What would you say to your spouse? What would your spouse say to you?
— You’re out with your friends late at night and you’re feeling sleepy. You want to leave and go home to sleep. What would you tell your friends? What would your friends tell you?
Saying “Good Night” and “Sweet Dreams” is common when people go to bed. What do you say to others at bedtime?

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

We all need to get something fixed sometime. Today’s conversation topic for English Learners is “Getting Something Fixed”. Imagine you’re getting something fixed. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions.
— You called a plumber to come fix your leaky faucet in the kitchen. What would you say to the plumber? What would the plumber tell you?
— Your lights are out and you called an electrician to come fix them. What would you say to the electrician? What would the electrician tell you?
— Your car doesn’t start. You had your car towed to the auto mechanic shop. What would you say to the car mechanic? What would the car mechanic say to you?
We need to remember to be realistic when asking a professional to fix something for us. Their labor takes time and expertise, and the tools and parts they use cost money so we need to show gratitude for the hard work they do for us.

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, English Learners. Sometimes we need to discuss with our family about things we need to do or plan for in the future. Today’s conversation topic for English Learners is “Family Plans”. Imagine you are planning something with your family. What would you say to your family? What would your family say to you? Here are a few suggestions:
— There is a roof leak and water leaks into your house whenever it rains. You discuss with your family to get a roofer to come fix your roof. What would you say to your family? What would your family say to you?
— You’re planning a vacation for next summer with your entire family but you don’t know where to go yet. What would you ask your family? What would your family tell you?
— You want to organize a family game night for your entire family to enjoy. What would you tell your family? What would your family tell you?
Clear communication is always helpful when talking with your family and making plans for the future.

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