Welcome to Year 1, Week 42, Lesson 1.42.3. 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 20 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. Do you talk a lot about birthdays and your age with others? Today’s conversation topic is “How Old Are You?”. Imagine you’re talking asking others about their age. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re at school and are talking with colleagues at lunch time. The conversation is about birthdays. You ask your colleagues how old they are. What would your colleagues say?
— Your friend invited you to her birthday party. You ask your friend her age. What would your friend say?
— You’re in the middle of the street and are asking people how old they are. People you ask seem to be upset by your question. What would you say to people on the street? What would people on the street tell you?
Normally, we ask people we know well about their age, while we don’t usually ask the age of women or people we don’t know well. Has anyone asked you about your age lately? What did you say?

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

Dialog 20: How Old Are You?

  • Patty:   I’m really excited for Aunt Mary’s surprise birthday party this afternoon! Aren’t you?
  • Susan: Yeah! How old is she?
  • Patty:   She’ll be 55 on May 14 [fourteenth].
  • Susan: Wow! I didn’t know that my mom was older – she’s going to be 57 on September 2 [second]. Anyway, Aunt Mary’s going to be so surprised to see us all here!
  • Patty:   I know! But we still have to get all the food set up before she gets here … OK! We’re all ready now. Shh! She’s here!
  • All:   Surprise!

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.

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5 thoughts on “Lesson 1.42.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”
  1. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    I don’t like it when they ask me how old I am. Mostly I tell them to guess. But I love when they think I’m about 10 years younger.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea

  2. Hello everyone
    Talking asking others about their age.
    Me) well, my birthday will be on january, 13. What about you, F1?
    F1) i’m turning 49 in two weeks, but what are you doing for your birthday?
    Me) my family are throwing me a party.
    F1) Great. I hope celebrate with my family and some friends at a restaurant.
    F2) I just turned 45 a week ago.

  3. Lesson 1.42. 3
    How old are you ?
    ( At school some friends are talking at lunch time and the topic is ” Birthdays ” )
    Ali : John, Do you mind me asking how old are you?
    John : I am 18 years old .
    David : Ali how old you are ?
    Ali : me too, just 18.
    John : what about you David ?
    David : I have just turned 18 .
    Roofun : I will turn 18 this month on January 25.
    Ali : will you celebrate your birthday.
    Roofun : yes, I will, actually my grandmother is going to throw a party. on behalf of her, I am inviting all of you.

    1. lesson 1.42.3
      How old are you ? Part 2
      ( At Roofun’s birthday party at his grandma place. All friends arrived with their gifts. )

      Ali : Wow ! nice arrangements!
      Roofun : That all arrangements made my grandma.
      David : where are your parents , Roofun ?
      Roofun : they are out of city for their official work . They wished me early in the morning.
      ( Grandma enters )
      Grandma : Hello , My dear Roofun ,Happy birthday !! Let me know how many candles are you going to light ?
      Roofun : Thank you ,grandma, I am18 ,so 18 candles.
      Grandma : Great !
      John : Roofun , Your grandma is very graceful lady, looks very young , how old is she ?
      Roofun : She is about 50.
      ( All of them start whispering , ” She does not look like 50 ” )
      Grandma : Come on my children , Let’s start the birthday ceremony

  4. Hello,
    Krsson 1.42.3
    You’re at school and are talking with colleagues at lunch time. The conversation is about birthdays. You ask your colleagues how old they are. What would your colleagues say?
    Me: Hi, how are you?
    Colleague: Hi, I’m good, what about you?
    Me: I’m happy
    Colleague: why are you happy?
    Me: because today is my birthday and everything today it’s going nice.
    Colleague: happy birthday!!, how old are you?
    Me: thank you, I’m 41 years old, what about you?, how old are you, and when is your birthday?
    Colleague: I’m 45 years old, my birthday is on November 27.
    Me: oh! really?, you don’t look that are.
    Colleague: Thank you

    Thank you so much Maestro Sersea

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