Lesson 1.26.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 26, Lesson 1.26.3. Today we will work on your English listening, conversation and reading skills. We begin with a dialogue-related Conversation Topic for English Learners to help with listening and reading comprehension. Then, we continue with Dialogue 4 from our English course, American English Conversations 3. Designed for beginners, each dialogue helps English Learners improve their comprehension and communication skills. You’re encouraged to read along and pronounce together with the video below. Once you finish, don’t forget to share what you’ve learned via the comments section below.

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. During Informal Introductions, we normally introduce the friends or family members we are together with, with other friends or family that we meet and discuss with. This way, all the people feel welcome and connected to our discussion, and no one feels left out. 

Imagine that you’re at a party with your brother and meet your best friend from high school. How would you introduce your brother to your best friend from high school? How would you introduce your best friend from high school to your brother?

Imagine that you’re invited at your sister’s wedding and meet your sister’s husband for the first time. How would your sister introduce you to her husband? How would your sister introduce her husband to you?

Imagine that you’re organizing a party at your home and have invited many of your friends as well as all your family to your party. How would you introduce your best friend to your parents? How would you introduce your parents to your best friend?

It is of key importance that we introduce our companions with people we meet and discuss with. It is the polite thing to do.

PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogue below in English, then translate it and read it in your primary language.

Dialogue 4 — Informal Introductions

  • Jim:             Who’s the tall woman next to Barbara?
  • Charles:      That’s her friend Mary. Didn’t you meet her at Steve’s party?
  • Jim:             No, I wasn’t at Steve’s party.
  • Charles:      Oh! Then let me introduce you to her now. Mary, this is my friend Jim.
  • Mary:   Hi, Jim. Nice to meet you.
  • Jim:             You, too. Would you like a drink?
  • Mary:   Sure, let’s go get one.

PART 3 — DIRECTIONS: Watch, read-along, and pronounce with the video below a minimum of 2-3 times. After you finish, let us know what you learned via the comments section below.

Part 4 DIRECTIONS: Take the Year 1 Quarter 2 American English Reading EXAM (– includes Certificate – enter your full name and email address) below. When you finish, let us know your exam score in the comments section below.

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Year 1 Quarter 2 American English Reading Exam

Year 1 Quarter 2 American English Reading Exam

1 / 5

Read the dialogue below. Answer the question: Who recommends a car insurance company?

  • Dick:         I need to get car insurance. Ya got any ideas?
  • George:    Well, you could try my company. It seems to have fair rates.
  • Dick:         Do they insure older cars?
  • George:    As far as I know, they insure all kinds of vehicles.
  • Dick:         How long have you had a policy with them?
  • George:    Oh, I don’t know. Maybe five years.
  • Dick:         And you say their rates are low?
  • George:    Not low, reasonable. I’ve always gotten good service from them. Let me give you their phone number and you can call them.

2 / 5

Read the dialogue below. Answer the question: Is it a formal, or informal party?

  • Laura:      Don’t forget. We’re invited out to dinner tonight.
  • Ted:         Oh, I almost forgot. Thanks for reminding me. What time?
  • Laura:      Seven-thirty. We should leave the house by six-thirty. You know how bad the traffic is that time of night.
  • Ted: Uh-huh. It’s informal, isn’t it?
  • Laura:      Yeah. You can wear your new sports jacket.
  • Ted: Okay. I’ll try to get home a little early.
  • Laura:      Good. Bye-bye.

3 / 5

Read the dialogue below.  Answer the question: What did Jeff want?

  • Jeff:  Can’t we go someplace and talk? It’s so crowded in here.
  • Sonia:         Well, there’s a little park down the street about three blocks. It’s usually not crowded this time of day.
  • Jeff:  Let’s go. I need to get some fresh air anyway.
  • Sonia:        Just what is it you want to talk about?
  • Jeff:  You remember that note you sent me last month?
  • Sonia:         Which one? The one about the trip out west?
  • Jeff:  Yeah. That’s the one. Listen. I’ve got a terrific idea about the whole project and we need to discuss it.
  • Sonia:        Wonderful! I’d like to hear some of your ideas.

4 / 5

Read the dialogue below and answer the question. Where was the man from?

  • Helen:     Did you hear about the  guy who was struck by lightning?
  • Mavis:     You mean that man up in Maine?
  • Helen:     That’s the one; the blind buy who could see again.
  • Mavis:     I read about him in the paper this week. He’d been blind for about eight or nine years.
  • Helen:     Uh-huh. Wasn’t he also able to hear again after the lightning hit him?
  • Mavis:     Right. He didn’t have to wear a hearing aid anymore.
  • Helen:     I think it was a miracle.
  • Mavis:     Me too!

5 / 5

Read the dialogue below and answer the question. What does the person want to do at the bank?

  • Teller:         May I help you?
  • Nancy:        I’d like to cash this check, please.
  • Teller:         Do you have an account with us?
  • Nancy:        Yeah. Here’s my identification card.
  • Teller:         Do you want large or small bills?
  • Nancy:        Actually, I want to buy some traveler’s checks.
  • Teller:         What denomination?
  • Nancy:        Twenties would be fine.
  • Teller:         Do you want the whole amount in traveler’s checks?
  • Nancy:        Yes, please.

Your score is

9 thoughts on “Lesson 1.26.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello,
    This is Albertine
    Thank you for the lessons. I enjoyed the practice and I am sure, my English conversation, comprehension and communication skills will be improved
    Be blessed

  2. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Very good lesson.
    My score in American English reading EXAM was 100% .
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  3. ” At a party with your brother and meet your best friend introduce them ”
    Ibrahim : Hi, Ali long time no see. where have you been ?
    Ali : Hello , Ibrahim after finishing my schooling I went to Canada and got admission in the university for higher study. What about you and who is this guy standing beside you?
    Ibrahim : Meet my younger brother Nasir, still school going boy. Nasir meet my best school friend Ali. we had a good time and had lots of fun.
    Nasir : nice to meet you Ali . Ibrahim always talks about you and your witty jokes.
    Ali : nice to meet you too, your elder brother is a very gentleman and nice guy.
    Nasir : yes I am lucky to have such nice big brother.
    Ibrahim : okay, now let’s have dinner.

  4. lesson 1.26.3 dialogue ” introduce sister’ s husband ”
    In our culture when a girl gets married , then after completing all customs bride brother says to his sister’s husband ( groom ) ” here is my dear sister, she is now yours, please take care of her and I am sure that she will take good care of you. Being his brother I am always with both of you whenever you need me.”

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