Lesson 1.28.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 28, Lesson 1.28.3. 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 6 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. One of the biggest fears English Learners have is communicating in English by phone. Indeed, it is hard to comprehend English when someone speaks English too fast, or has a thick accent. It is also hard to understand when you have limited English vocabulary and practice communicating in English by phone. What would you talk about in English if you were to receive a phone call right now? Here are a few suggestions:

A friend calls you asking you to go out to a movie. What would you say to your friend? What would your friend say to you?

Your doctor calls, asking you to come for a medical appointment. What would you say to your doctor? What would your doctor say to you?

A friend from long ago calls you and asks you for money. What would you say to your friend? What would your friend say to you?

The important thing to know about successful telephone conversations is that you need to improve your English vocabulary and get as much practice communicating with others in English as possible.

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

Dialog 6: A Telephone Call

  • John:    Hi, Alice, it’s John. How are you?
  • Alice:   Oh, hi, John! I was just thinking about you.
  • John:    That’s nice. I was wondering if you’d like to go to a movie tonight.
  • Alice:    Sure, I’d love to! What’s playing?
  • John:    I was thinking about that new comedy Lights Out. What do you think?
  • Alice:    Sounds great! 
  • John:    OK, I’ll pick you up around 7:30. The movie starts at 8:00.
  • Alice:    See you then. Bye!

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.

10 thoughts on “Lesson 1.28.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello,
    This is Albertine
    Thank you for this telephone call’s practice.
    I always struggling by responding when someone calls me on my cell phone. With this practice, there are some improvement.
    Thank you

  2. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Phone conversation. Very important lesson. I was practicing these dialogues several times and improved my phone conversation in English.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  3. Hi everyone
    This whole lesson is a good reinforcement.

    Part 1 A friend calling me
    Me) Hello
    F) Nelson, hi. It’s me Jimmy.
    Me) Hi jimmie!! How’s it going?
    F) No bad, how ’bout you?
    Me) Pretty good.
    F) Great. Listen, the movie we wanna see is shown at the cinema. What if we go to see it.
    Me) Yeah, it sounds worderful.
    F) Brilliant. I’ll see you at 7:00 pm in front of the cinema.
    Me) Okey. Cheers for invite. See you then.
    F) Bye!

  4. 1. 28.3 Dialogue , Telephonic conversation
    Humera : Hello Maria , this is Humera , hope all is well at your end.
    Maria : Hi, Humera , Everything is fine here.
    Humera : What about your project ? Did you complete that? If so , let’s go to movie, I am getting bored.
    Maria : believe you me I was thinking of that. You select the movie and let me know. I will be their on time.
    Humera : okay , wait for my call.
    Maria : I will, Bye
    Humera : bye.

  5. 1.28.3 Dialogue ”appointment with doctor ”
    Doctor : May I speak to ma’am Humera.
    Humera : Yes, it’s Humera speaking
    Doctor : I am Doctor Jones , ma’am you have an appointment in my clinic at 7:30 Are you coming
    Humera : Yes Doctor I am on my way , I will be with you in five minutes.
    Doctor : okay , thanks and bye.
    Humera : bye.

  6. Hello everybody,

    A friend from long ago calls you and asks you for money. What would you say to your friend? What would your friend say to you?

    Lorna: Good evening!
    Me: Good evening, Excuse me, who are you?
    Lorna: Oh I’m Lorna, your friend from school, do you remember me?
    Me: Ho yes, I just remember, how did you get my cellphone number?
    Lorna: I asked to our friend Luis, and he gave it me.
    Me: ok., how are you, how’s it going?
    Lorna: Not good, I have serious financial problems, I have to pay some debts including the rent of my apartment.
    Me: Do you have a job?
    Lorna: No, I don’t, that’s because I’m calling you, could you lend me some money?, I promise I’ll pay you soon.
    Me: I’m really sorry, but at this moment I don’t have money, I just paid my college tuition.
    Lorna: Oh God, I understand you.
    Me: I’m sad I can’t help you, maybe next time.
    Lorna, It’s ok. Bye
    Me: Bye, take care

    This was a good listening practice, thanks a lot.

  7. Hello Sir,
    I have practiced this telephone call dialogue. Yes it would be a problem in conversation on telephone if I will have limited vocabulary. So it is important to learn more and more vocabulary and also practice with it. Thank you so much sir for this lesson. 🙏

  8. Hello!
    This is Nandar. Today, I have learned about a telephone conversation. I have read along with the video. A telephone call video taught me a lot. Thank you very much, Sir!

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