Lesson 1.22.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 22, Lesson 1.22.2. 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.

Hi, English Learners. How are you doing today? Imagine you have to go on a business trip. What would you say to others? What would others say to you? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re directing your secretary to call the hotel and make a reservation for two nights for your next business trip. What would you tell your secretary? What would your secretary tell you?
— You’re asking your secretary if she has already made a car rental reservation for your next business trip. What would you tell your secretary? What would your secretary tell you?
— Your secretary is sick so you have to make a reservation to a restaurant for your next business meeting. What would you say over the phone to the restaurant receptionist? What would the restaurant receptionist tell you?
It is very important to be clear about your business trip plans whenever planning a schedule. Your business success depends on how clear your communication skills are.

Part 2: 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 is “A Short Discussion”. Imagine you’re having a short discussion with others on a variety of topics. What would you talk about? What would others say to you? Here are a few suggestions:
— Your spouse reminds you of an event that you have planned this evening. What would you tell your spouse? What would your spouse tell you?
— Your daughter reminds you of a school play she’ll participate in tonight. What would you tell your daughter? What would your daughter tell you?
— Your colleague reminds you of a deadline that’s soon approaching on a work project you’re both working on. What would you tell your colleague? What would your colleague tell you?
Usually when you have a short discussion, you come up with a response to a question or a solution to a problem that needs to be fixed. Remember to be thoughtful and clear when participating in a short discussion.

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.

Today’s conversation topic is “Family Squabble”, which means a noisy quarrel about a trivial matter or controversy. Imagine you’re in a family squabble. What would you talk about? What would your family say? Here are a few suggestions:
— Your sister complains that you’re taking too much time in the bathroom and she can’t use it when she needs to. What would you tell your sister? What would your sister tell you?
— You ate dinner but forgot to wash the dishes. What would you tell your upset mother? What would your mother tell you?
— You forgot to take the trash out after you were asked by your parents. What would your parents say? What would you say to your parents?
Sometimes a noisy quarrel can become a loud fight when people aren’t considerate of others. What would you do to deescalate a family squabble?

4 thoughts on “Lesson 1.22.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello English learners,
    Squabbles can happen from Time to time but it’s very important to solve the problems with a little patience.
    Bye.

  2. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Part 1. – Maya, I have to go on a business trip. Please book me a hotel in BanjaLuka, one single room in the center, for two weeks, from Monday. All right boss. Thank you Maya.
    – Maya did you made a car rental reservation for my business trip? Yes boos I did.
    – Please, I would like to reserve for my business meeting one table for four person for Wednesday at 2 p.m. Ok, Miss. Your reservation is completed. We are expecting you on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Thank you very much.
    Part 2.- Danijela the deadline for the completion of our project is approaching. We have to work hard to finish on the time. Oh, yes we have to working hard and hurry up .
    Part 3. – Danijela, you spend a lot of time in the bathroom. I can’t use it because you’ve been there a lot of the time. You have to hurry and other family members have to use the bathroom. Ok, I’ll hurry up.
    – Danijela, you haven’t washed the dishes yet. Oh, sorry mom. I’m forgot. I’ll be washing the dishes now.
    – Danijela, you haven’t taken out the trash yet? O, sorry. I’m forgot. I’ll take it out now.
    Very good lesson that always makes me so happy.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  3. Good morning.
    I plan my business trip by myself, so I call the others persons about date and hour we are going to meeting. Regularly I do that in my city, but sometimes I go away for one or two hours driving in my car.
    A short discussion is something you take every day and all the time, when you have an active life. I have a short conversation about drinking water in the office, coffee and milk in the kitchen, cleaning the meeting room, and many other things.
    I don’t know about a noisy quarrel in my family, but a Family Squabble, yes, about trivial matters. For example, when any my daughters leave a piece of cake in the fridge to eat later, and other person take it without ask to anyone. That is a family squabble because not one say nothing about the cake.
    Thank for this lesson.
    Nelson

  4. PART 1 TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
    Me) Jane, I’m going on a business trip tomorrow, so I’d like to secure accomodation. Please, find a good hotel and make me a reservation for two nights
    Jane) Of course. I’m going to do it right now. And what about the restaurant?
    Thanks Jane you made a good point, but I’ll make a restaurant reservation there. Let’s also not forget a car rental reservation.

    PART 2 SHORT DISCUSSION.
    Daughter) Dad, remember. I’ll take part in a school play tonight..
    Father) Yes baby I wish you good luck.
    D)Dad,remember. You promised me you’d be ther supporting me.
    F) I’m so sorry, but I can’t. I have a meeting with my colleagues tonight at 8:30 pm. We’re going to discuss some investment proyect.
    D) The school play begins at 7:00 and ends at 8:00. So you could reschedule it if necessary. Don’t you?
    F) Yes that’s true. You made a good point.
    D) Great. See you there. Bye.
    PART 3 FAMILY SQUABBLE
    Sister) John, please. Always the same. When you are the first to go to 5he bathroom, everyone is late.
    J) Yes, that’s true. But I need to fix myself very well. My job demand it.
    S) so get up earlier. You must be considerate of others

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