Lesson 1.29.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 29, Lesson 1.29.3. 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 7 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, students. Today’s conversation topic is “Can You Say That Again”. Sometimes during conversations you are asked to repeat yourself to be better understood by others. Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re on the phone talking to a colleague who doesn’t understand clearly what you’re saying. What would you say to your colleague? What would your colleague say to you?
— You’re on your cell phone in a bad reception area and your colleague asks you to repeat yourself since she can’t hear you clearly. What would you say to your colleague? What would your colleague say to you?
— You’re at the airport, calling your family. Your family can’t hear you well because of the noise in the airport. What would you say to your family? What would your family say to you?
It’s important to stay calm and communicate slowly and clearly when someone asks you to repeat yourself. Sometimes, people can’t hear you clearly and you have to help them understand.

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

Dialog 7: Can You Say That Again?

  • Luke:    Hello? Hi, Stephanie, how are things at the office?
  • Stephanie: Hi, Luke! How are you? Can you please stop and pick up extra paper for the computer printer?
  • Luke:    What did you say? Can you repeat that, please? Did you say to pick up ink for the printer? Sorry, the phone is cutting out.
  • Stephanie: Can you hear me now? No, I need more computer paper. Listen, I’ll text you exactly what I need. Thanks, Luke. Talk to you later.
  • Luke:    Thanks, Stephanie. Sorry, my phone has really bad reception here.

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.

9 thoughts on “Lesson 1.29.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Very good lesson. I was practicing these dialogues several times and Iimproved my phone conversation.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  2. Hello. if I were talking with a colleague by phone but it was cutting out…

    Collegue) Hello
    Me) Good morning Dr Alice. It’s Nelson. How are you?
    Coll) Maybe your connection is bad. I can’t hear very well so can you repeat, please?
    Me) Oh! sorry; it’s Nelson.
    C) Nelson! Good morning. What can I do for you?
    Me) I’d like to talk with you about the next meeting.
    C) Can you speak up a bit?
    Me) Sorry, I’d like to talk with you about the next meeting. Wouldn’t you?
    C) Yes, of course. We can have a cup of coffe and talk about it.
    Me) I beg your pardon, Doctor. Can you say that again? I can’t hear clearly.
    C) We can have a cup. Of coffe this afternoon at 5 o’clock and talk about it . Can’t you?
    Me) Yes, please it sounds good.
    C) Great. See you then.
    Me) Good bye.

  3. Dialog 7 ” can you say that again ”
    Humera : Hello Amina , This is Humera.
    Amina : oh , Hi Humera , Where were you ? My mom was asking about you .
    Humera : please speak loudly , I can’t hear you .
    Amina : Yes, you are right I am having the same problem.
    Humera : I think there are some problems with telephone lines.
    Amina : Last night it was a thunderstorm and all lines got disturbed.
    Humera : okay , Talk to you later , till than bye
    Amina : Bye , see you soon.

  4. Hello Sir,
    This lesson is really amazing because today I learnt about telephonic conversations I practiced it 3 times. Now I understood that how to talk on telephone. Thank you so much sir for this lesson. 🙏

  5. Hello!
    This is Nandar. Today, I have just learned a short conversation video. The title was ” Can you say that again?”. It was really useful for me. I have read along with the video. My pronunciation will be getting better. Thank you very much, Sir!

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