Lesson 1.1.3 – English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 1, Lesson 1.1.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 1-3 from our English course, American English Conversations 1. Designed for beginners, these dialogues help 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: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language.

Dialogue 1: Formal Greetings and Farewells

Paul: Hello. How are you?

Don: Fine, thank you. How are you?

Paul: Fine, thanks. (bus sound ­effect) Oh, excuse me—here’s my bus. Good­bye.

Don: Good­bye.

Dialogue 2: Informal Greetings and Farewells

Dick: Hi! How are you?

Helen: Fine, thanks—and you?

Dick: Just fine. Where are you going?

Helen: To the library.

Dick: O.K. I’ll see you later. So long

Helen: So long.

Dialogue 3: Formal Introductions

Margaret: Mr. Wilson, I’d like you to meet Dr. Edward Smith.

Mr. Wilson: How do you do, Dr. Smith.

Dr. Smith: How do you do.

Margaret: Dr. Smith is an economist. He’s just finished writing a book on international trade.

Mr. Wilson: Oh? That’s my field, too. I work for the United Nations.

Dr. Smith: In the Development Program, by any chance?

Mr. Wilson: Yes. How did you guess?

Dr. Smith: I’ve read your articles on technical assistance. They’re excellent.

PART 2 — 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.

110 thoughts on “Lesson 1.1.3 – English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello, I’m Nelson.
    How do you do, Maestro Sersea.
    These greetings and farewell are very useful for formal and informal dialogues. The third dialogue is very good for introduce two persons in a formal language.

  2. Hello Maestro Serse,

    Thank you for one more perfect lesson.
    I like these dialogs. They are help me to improve my pronunciation. They are really useful.


    1. Thank you, Iryna. It’s important to like the material you’re studying. This helps with motivation to learn more English. 🙂
      Maestro Sersea

  3. Hello
    I’m mongi,

    This perfect lesson of dialogue is very useful for me and helps me to improve my English speaking.

    I find these greetings that you present in this lesson are useful for the formal and informal dialogue.

    The dialogue 3 shows how to introduce persons meeting for the first time.

    The good way of learning English motivates me to learn more English.


    1. Mongi,
      I’m glad you benefited from our lesson. Good motivation is very important to have when studying English.
      Stay positive,
      Maestro Sersea

  4. Hello Maestro Sarsea. How are you?
    I learned a lot from your lesson. Continue to help people who wants to be good in English.
    Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Larissa. This English Lesson is concentrated to include listening comprehension, reading comprehension, as well as creative thinking.
      Best wishes,
      Maestro Sersea

  5. Hello Teacher,
    Thank you again for the lessons that remind me about informal and formal communication.
    These are very helpful.
    Best Regars.

  6. Hello, these are 3 dialogues about formal and Informal greetings and farewells and formal introductions. Great way to improve English, listening, reading and pronunciation.
    Thank you very much. Regards, Snezana

    1. Snezana,
      I’m glad you’re enjoying our dialogues. During our first year, we will study over 100 dialogues on different everyday topics.
      Thank you for your positivity.
      Maestro Sersea

    1. Yes, K, these dialogues have different day-to-day topics that can help you communicate better with others in English.
      Great job!
      Maestro Sersea

    1. Hello
      It is a helpful dialogue.
      The pronunciation is very good and understandable. now I know that how I can communicate with someone in formal and informal situation in primary.
      Thank you

  7. Hello Maestro Sersea, I am Kathia from Bolivia.
    Today I was able to practice the forms of greetings and farewells with the dialogues in the lesson, and could learn how to use them.

    1. Welcome to our class, Aleksandra!
      I’m glad you learned the differences between formal and informal dialogues from lesson 1.1.3. Keep working hard! 🙂
      Maestro Sersea

  8. Hi… I am Yustina. I am from Indonesia. I am very thankful because by this lesson its more clearly when and to whom we use formal and informal greetings and farewell and formal introduction. How about informal introduction? Could it be? Thank you

  9. Hello Maestro Sersea. I really appreciate these lessons, they’re so helpful for English learners like me. These three dialogues are very interesting. By the chance, do you know where can I find a group to practice my speking? (“by the chance” is a very nice phrase I’ve just learned in this lesson and I’m recycling it).

    Blessings Maestro Sersea.

    1. Eliseo,
      I’m now working on getting our students to participate in our audio-video chat room, http://sersea.com/chat-room/, which I recently purchased. In addition, I’m working on creating an online social media community website just for English Learners, where English Learners can collaborate and interact. You can create an account there now and hopefully I’ll get the website working better in 1 or 2 weeks: http://americanenglish.vip
      Best wishes,
      Maestro Sersea

  10. Hello, I hope you are having a good day.
    I just learned about the informal and formal greetings and farewalls, and how to pronounce every word.

    1. Rodrigo,
      I’m glad you’re working on your dialogue lessons and paying attention to the pronunciation in the videos. Keep up the great work!
      Maestro Sersea

  11. Hello, I´m Maria José.
    I liked very much to practice the dialogues. It was funny and I could learn a new terminologie that I didn’t know like: “..by any change?” or ” So long”.

    Thank you very much!

    1. Maria Jose, I’m glad you’re learning new things with our dialogues lessons. You will cover over 100 dialogues during the first year of our class. 🙂
      Maestro Sersea

  12. How do you do ,Maestro sersea , thanks for lecture that i have learned different usage of conversation in different situations for greeting , farewell ,introduction:-
    -formal(Hello ,how are you ,excuse, me good morning ,good evening
    introduction( M r, I would like to meet Dr. how do you do, who do you do.
    -informal (Hi ,fine thank you ,see you later, se you soon, see you tomorrow

  13. Hi….. I am Yustina. Thank you Teacher Sersea for this lesson. It tobe more clear for formal and informal greetings and farewell. Then formal introduction also. I really appreciate it.

  14. Hi: This is Jose Julio Mora. these dialogues are very useful. thank you for teach us the informal and formal ways to greet and farewell .

  15. Thank you very much Maestro Sarse
    With these lessons we were reminded and renewed formal and informal communication. Very nice and useful.
    Best regards

  16. Hello, I’m Eta. I ‘m from Albania.

    Today, I learned from these dialogs about formal greetings and farewells as well as informal greetings and farewells. Meanwhile I learned to use formal introductions . These lessons are so important.

    Thank you!

    1. Eta,
      Welcome and greetings from California, USA.
      I’m glad you realize how important these lessons are. Keep working hard. 🙂
      Maestro Sersea

    1. Hello, I am Mohamed Ali Farah, I benefit from these three dailouges they are useful for communications both formal and informal.
      Thanks teacher.

  17. Hello, Maestro Sersea! I am Maryia. I am from Belarus. Thank you for useful dialogues. I learned a difference between formal and informal greetings and firewells and some examples of typical phrases which can be used for these purposes.

  18. My name is Irena. I am from Poland. This lesson is very useful. I learned when to use formal introductions, conversations and goodbyes.

  19. Hello Maestro Sersea! How do you do? I’m Menchie from Philippines. Thank you for these amazing videos.

  20. The main topics of this lesson are:

    -Formal greetings and farewells.
    -Informal greetings and farewells.
    -Formal introductions.

    I remember the expression ” how do you do”, it was the first one I learned.

    Thanks for your time again.

      1. Hello, Maestro Sersea!
        I’m Luis Fernando from Costa Rica. 🇨🇷
        Thank you for this useful Lesson 1.1.3.
        I learned how to greet and farewell on either, formal and informal language. Also I learned how introduce people using the formal way.
        Some words and expressions are new for me, for example: ‘so long’, ‘international trade’ and ‘by any chance’; then, I got my vocabulary widened.


  21. Hello Mr Maestro, juste commencer par l’expression de dialogue formel. Le cours est superbe, j’ai appris des nouveaux mots telsque:field,long. Goodbye

  22. Hi
    I’m Firmin
    I find this dialogue 3 very useful for me. I appreciated the vocabulary used in these dialogues. I learned new words too.
    Thank you a lot!

  23. Hi! I watched the video of three dialogues of Informal and Formal greetings and farewells. They are very common but they are not practiced daily. They make me do now and the pronunciation I learnt. More importantly two phrases “so long” and “by any chance” I learnt from them. Thank you.

  24. These lessons are very important for English learners like us. So thank you sir for teaching us these.

      1. in this lesson I learned that there is a familiar language ( informal) and an official language ( formal) . familiar language is used when speaking with those close to us and official language is used with people with whom we need to have more distance. My prononciation is not very well .

  25. Hello,
    I learned , speak slow and clear, it will help others to understand your point easily.

  26. Hello Maestro Sersea.
    How are you?
    These dialogues are very helpful to improve my comprehension and communication skills. I understand the difference between the formal and informal Greetings and Farewells. Also I have learned about formal introduction.

  27. Hello sir,
    How do you do?
    I really like these explanation and these dialogues improve my pronouncation.
    Thank you.

  28. Good Morning Sir, greetings
    I am Sherab Dorji Lepcha, from Thimphu: Bhutan
    I learn three difference of dialogue, the dialogue topic: is no,1: Formal Greetings and Farewells
    no,2: Informal Greetings and Farewells, no, 3: Formal Introductions, and I have finish dialogue.

  29. HELLO
    totally it is interesting to me in the usage of formal and informal communication

  30. Hello,
    I am starting today. Thank for this video. It is very use full for me.

  31. Hello! I am Nandar. How are you? Today I learned that formal greeting and informal greeting conversation. They are very useful for me. I like the most part is slower and faster reading. Thank you.

  32. Well, today, I learned lesson 1.1.3 with Maestro Sersea. It was about informal and formal greetings and farewells. The video shows too, how to introduce someone in informal and formal ways. The lessons was interesting because it teaches you WHEN and HOW do you use them. I enjoyed the videos, thank you!

  33. Hello! It’s great english program and today I learned about greetings ansd farwell in both formal and informal language. I also learned about how to use “normally” in a sentence. I hope this program will me improving my english skills.

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