Welcome to Year 1, Week 40, Lesson 1.40.3. 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 18 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.
Shopping happens everywhere on Earth. If you want to shop, you need to communicate. Imagine you’re in San Francisco, in the United States of America, and you’re having conversations in English about shopping. What would you say? What would others say to you? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re at a shoe store, and you find a pair of shoes you like, but can’t find your shoe size. What would you say to the shoe salesperson? What would the salesperson say to you?
— You’re at the world famous Ghirardelli store in San Francisco. You want to buy some chocolate for your family, but you don’t know what to choose. What would you ask the salesperson? What would the salesperson say to you?
— You’ve been saving money and doing lots of research on new cars. You know the carmaker, the model, and the color of the car you want to buy. What would you tell the car salesperson? What would the car salesperson tell you?
Shopping in the United States of America can be a pleasant experience when you communicate clearly and effectively in English. What would you buy right now if you had money to spend?
PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogue below in English, then translate it and read it in your primary language.
Dialog 18: Shopping
- Salesperson: Can I help you?
- Gloria: Yes, I’m looking for a sweater – in a size medium.
- Salesperson: Let’s see … here’s a nice white one. What do you think?
- Gloria: I think I’d rather have it in blue.
- Salesperson: OK … here’s blue, in a medium. Would you like to try it on?
- Gloria: OK … yes, I love it. It fits perfectly. How much is it?
- Salesperson: It’s $50. It will be $53, with tax.
- Gloria: Perfect! I’ll take it.
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.
6 thoughts on “Lesson 1.40.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”
Thanks for the lesson
I am Albertine
Thank you for the lessons. I tried to pronounce along with the video and it helps me to get some improvement in my pronunciation.
At the shoe store
Me) Hey sir, could you help me please.
Sp) yes, sure. What can I do for you?
Me) I’d like to buy a pair of this type of shoes but I can’t find my size. Will still have it stock?
Sp) ok. I’m going to find it in the main store right now. Wait a moment please.
At the shoe store
Salesperson : Good evening , can I help you ?
Me : Good evening , yes I want a pair of shoes.
Salesperson: What color would you like?
Me: black color, please.
Salesperson: here they are.
Me : Let me try them on….I would like to have them. Can I pay with card ?
Salesperson : of course , please enter your pin code, sign here.
Me : Can I get receipt.
Salesperson : of course sir , here is your receipt and thank for shopping.
Me : bye .
Salesperson : Do you need any help ?
Me : yes , I am interested in buying some chocolates for my family .
Salesperson : Yes sir , here they are .
Me : please guid me which one i should buy ?
salesperson : Sir any kind of chocolates are delious and yummy yummy.
Me : okay, please give 4 or 5 packets of them.
Salesperson : okay … these are your chocolates packet and their cost will be $ 53 with tax it will be $ 55.
Me : alright … here you go ,
Salesperson : thank you sir , have a nice day.
Me : thank you for helping me , buy.
You’re at the world famous Ghirardelli store in San Francisco. You want to buy some chocolate for your family, but you don’t know what to choose. What would you ask the salesperson? What would the salesperson say to you?
Salesperson: Good afternoon, how can I help you?
Me: Good afternoon, thank you, I need to buy some chocolate for gift to my family, what do you recommend me?
Salesperson: ok. We have several brands of chocolates, all of them are delicious, you can choose any.
Me: Good, I world like you prepare me a box with different kind of chocolates.
Salesperson: ok. Right now. Here is it.
Me: thank you, how much is it?
Salesperson: The total cost is $78.00.
Thank you Maestro Sersea