Welcome to Year 1, Week 47, Lesson 1.47.3. 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 25 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.

If you were to have an all-paid vacation, where would you go? What would you do? Today’s Conversation Topic for English Learners is: “Taking a Vacation”. Imagine you’re having a conversation about vacations in English. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re at work and you’re feeling tired. You’re thinking about getting a vacation so you could relax and reinvigorate. You decide to ask your boss for a vacation. What would you say to your boss? What would your boss say to you?
— You’re at home, talking with your family about organizing a family vacation to Cancun, Mexico. What would you tell your family? What would your family tell you?
— You’re on vacation at a mountain resort. There’s lots of snow and you’re planning to go skiing with your friends. What would you tell your friends? What would your friends tell you?
Vacations are wonderful experiences when you plan them and go to places you desire to visit. Where would you like to go on vacation?

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

Dialog 25: Taking a Vacation

  • Julie:    I just bought a ticket to New York City. I’m so excited to see the city!
  • Sophie:  Good for you! Traveling is so much fun. I love discovering new places and  new people. When are you leaving?
  • Julie:    Next week. I’m taking the red eye. It was cheaper. Hopefully, I’ll be able to sleep on the plane.
  • Sophie:   I wish I could go with you! New York is a magical place. You will have so much fun.
  • Julie:    I hope so. I’m going to visit my brother who lives there. I will stay for a week and then take the train down to Washington, D.C.
  • Sophie:   That sounds like a great vacation. I’m looking forward to a week at the beach for my summer vacation. I just want to relax.

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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6 thoughts on “Lesson 1.47.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”
  1. Hello,
    This is very good. I tried to read and pronounce along with the video, and I enjoyed my improvement in terms of pronunciation.
    Thank you

  2. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    I like to spent my vacation at sea. I like to travel by plane end enjoy watching the clouds.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  3. Hi everyone
    Taking vacation is very important for our health. So it is recommendable taking vacations frecuently.
    Thank you Maestro.

  4. This is a new knowlegde for me:
    ‘Take the Red Eye’
    refers to a late night flight that arrives early in the morning.
    Thank you.

  5. Lesson 1.47.3
    (Conversation between an employee and boss about vacations)
    Ali: Good morning, sir.
    Mr. Noel: Good morning, Ali. How are you?
    Ali: I am fine sir. I have completed my project.
    Mr. Noel: Yes Ali, I know and you did a great job.
    Ali: Thank you, sir. I worked very hard on this project.
    Mr. Noel: So do you need a break?
    Mr. Ali: Yes sir. here is my 7-day leave application, would you approve it.
    Ali had then left the office.
    Mr.Noel: sure Ali, you deserve a break now, Leave your application on my desk, I will be sure to accept it.

  6. Hello,
    You’re at work and you’re feeling tired. You’re thinking about getting a vacation so you could relax and reinvigorate. You decide to ask your boss for a vacation. What would you say to your boss? What would your boss say to you?
    Me: I need to talk to you, can I?
    Mr. Sosa: of course, come in and talk me.
    Me: Sr. I’m feeling tired, I am working too slow, and I decided to take a week of vacation to reinvigorate me.
    Mr. Sosa: I had already noticed the little performance you are having in your work, and I’m agree with you to take vacation.
    Me: Oh! Thank you Sir, I really appreciate your understanding.

    Mr. Sosa: It’s ok., when will you retire on vacation?
    Me: The next week, could be possible?
    Mr. Sosa: of course.

    This was a good practice of reading, listening and comprehension.
    Thank you Maestro Sersea

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