Lesson 1.37.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 37, Lesson 1.37.3. 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 15 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 “Running Errands”. When you have specific tasks to do for yourself or others, you are running errands. What would you say and do if you were to run some errands? Here are a few suggestions.
— Your boss calls you and asks you to pick up coffee from Starbucks and bring it to the office right away. What would you say to your boss? What would your boss say to you?
— Your sister called and asked you to pick up her wedding dress from the dry cleaners. What would you say to your sister? What would your sister tell you?
— You need to get your car fixed before you go on vacation. What would you say to the mechanic? What would the mechanic tell you?
It is quite common to be running errands for yourself and others everywhere in the world. Do you run many errands on a regular basis?

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

Dialog 15: Running Errands

  • Hotel Receptionist:      Hi, there. How can I help you?
  • Claire:     Well, I’m in town visiting for a few days, and I need to get some things done while I’m here.
  • Hotel Receptionist:      Sure. What do you need?
  • Claire:     I need to get my hair cut. I also need to have my new pants hemmed.
  • Hotel Receptionist:      OK. Here’s a map of the city. There’s a good hair salon here, which is a block away. And there’s a tailor right here.  Is there anything else?
  • Claire:   Yes. I’ll need to have my car serviced before my long drive home!
  • Hotel Receptionist:      No problem. There’s a good mechanic a few blocks away.

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.

7 thoughts on “Lesson 1.37.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Very important lesson.
    Evey day we ranning errands.This lesson will help me in ranning errands aboard.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  2. A calling from my boss.
    Me) Hello
    My boss) Hi Nelson, it’s me John. Listen, I’m in a meeting and I can’t go out right now. I was wondering if you could help me pick up some coffee at Starbucks and bring them to the office.
    Me) Sure, Jonh. no problem. I’m leaving right now. Is there anything you need?
    J) No Nelson that’s all. Thank you so much

  3. lesson 1.37.3 Dialogue with sister to pick her wedding dress from the drycleaner.
    ( Ali is listening to music in his room while his sister Maria enters and asks him )
    Maria : Hello , Ali How are you doing ?
    Ali : very well , what about you ? Hope preparations for the wedding are going well.
    Maria : Yes Ali , they are , but I did not get my wedding dress yet from the drycleaner.
    Ali : But why ?
    Maria : I went to pick it up at 1:30 pm till then it was not ready. Drycleaners said it will be ready by 4: pm
    ALI : okay , no problem at all , give me the claim ticket of the dress I will pick it up right now .

  4. Hello,

    Your boss calls you and asks you to pick up coffee from Starbucks and bring it to the office right away. What would you say to your boss? What would your boss say to you?
    Me: (ring my cellphone), good morning
    My boss: Good morning Verónica, how are you?
    Me: Good, thank you
    My: ok. Could you bring me a cup of coffee from the Starbucks, please?
    Me: of course, what size?
    My boss: medium is ok. Thank you
    Me: ok. My pleasure

    Thank you Maestro Sersea

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