Lesson 1.2.3 – English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 2, Lesson 1.2.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 4-6 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.

Dialog 4: Informal Introductions

(Sound of background conversation)

  • Jim: Who’s the tall girl next to Barbara?
  • Charles: That’s Mary Anderson. Didn’t you meet her at Steve’s party?
  • Jim: No, I wasn’t at Steve’s party.
  • Charles: Oh! Then let me introduce you to her now. Mary,  this is my cousin Jim.
  • Mary: Hi, Jim. I’m glad to meet you.
  • Jim: I’m glad to meet you. Can’t we sit down somewhere  and talk?
  • Mary: Sure, let’s sit over there.

Dialog 5: Time 

  • Margaret: What time is it?
  • Toni: It’s a quarter to five.
  • Margaret: Aren’t we supposed to be at Jim’s house by five o’clock?
  • Toni: Five or five­ thirty. He said it didn’t make any difference.
  • Margaret: Then maybe we could pick your suit up at the cleaners.
  • Toni: Sure, we have plenty of time.

Dialog 6: A Telephone Call 

(Phone rings)

  • Barbara: Hello.
  • Fred: Hello. May I speak to Alice Weaver, please?
  • Barbara: Just a minute… Alice, it’s for you.
  • Alice: Hello.
  • Fred: Hi, Alice. This is Fred. Would you like to go to a  movie tonight?
  • Alice: Thanks, I’d love to. I haven’t been to a movie for  a long time.
  • Fred: Good. I’ll pick you up around seven ­thirty, then.  The movie starts at eight.
  •  Alice: Fine, I’ll be ready. (Phone clicks down)

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.

69 thoughts on “Lesson 1.2.3 – English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hi, I’m Nelson.
    I learned informal introductions.
    …let me introduce you to…
    …this is…
    …I’m glad to meet you.
    I learned about the time.
    What time is it?
    We have plenty of time.
    It’s important to practice with friends the greetings, the introductions, and study the exercise in this web.

      1. Hello Parnerts and maestro sersea. These lessons are very helpful. We have practiced three basics aspects to speak English.

  2. Hi, I am Iryna.
    I am glad that I started to learn English language with you.
    I noticed that I feel better among my international friends team when we discuss some topics at lunch-time.
    I try to chat more and more with them to practice my fluency and understanding.
    Thank you so much.

  3. I have learned the usage of English language in different situations. I need to practice the following..

    Can’t we sit down somewhere and talk
    Aren’t we supposed to be at Jim’s house by five o’clock?
    Then maybe we could pick your suit up at the cleaners.
    I’ll pick you up around seven ­thirty, then.

  4. Hello, from mongi

    This lesson 1.2
    3 urges me to do better to improve my comprehension and communication skills.

    Thank you for your great effort to make us learn and understandiscuss English better

    1. Nikolay,
      The dialogues in the lesson are meant for practice. You do not need to memorize them, but the more you practice reading aloud with them, the better your comprehension and pronunciation become.
      Enjoy!
      Maestro Sersea

  5. Dear Teacher Sersea,
    Let me introduce myself…..I’m Yustina. I’m from Indonesia. I am very happy to join with you and friends all over the world. I want to say that you are the best teacher. You spoke slowly and clearly. I could understand well. By the same way I have to improve my vocabulary for speaking, listening and writting. However the lesson was very simple etc, but if I don’t practice everyday and minim vocabulary as well, I am nothing. By the way I am very excited. Thank you.

    1. Greetings from California, USA, Yustina. I’m glad you joined us. We have students from all over the world here, including Indonesia. I’m glad you understood the lesson well. Keep practicing English and you will succeed.
      Best wishes,
      Maestro Sersea

    1. Yes Nim, with our conversations you develop your American English communication skills and your comprehension skills as well. Well done!
      🙂 Maestro Sersea

  6. Hi Teacher,
    In this part of the lessons, I learned about the informal introduction, What time is it? and time is important in life. A phone call will be a little different as converestation. We are glad to have you and we are going to improve our English skills with you.
    Thank you, teacher.

  7. Hello,
    I am Albertine
    I enjoyed to practice the conversation and I learnt new words and phrases. I appreciate your accent and your pronunciation. It helps learners to understand and comprehend the lesson.
    Thank you so much.

  8. Hello, I learned in first video how to introduce each other. In second video I learned why is very important to respect the date. In last video I learned how to do a conversation by phone. Thanks teacher.

  9. Hi…. I am Yustina. By this lesson I learned how and when we use informal introduction, how we respect the time and talking by phone. I could understand well when you pronounce it clearly and slowly. Thank you Teacher Sersea

  10. Hello I’m Hind we learn this lesson:-
    part 1 informal introduction dialogues(acquaintance and friend who introduction someone to other.
    part 2 time introduction(people respected punctual on time.
    part3 telephone call which is mean communication in English by phone means important that need to improve more vocabulary with simply pronunciation.

  11. Hi, everyone. This is Wilber from Nicaragua. There were several new words and phrases for me, where I can see how to use prepositions such as: AT Jim’s house BY five o’clock?; May I speak TO Alice; I haven’t been TO a movie for a long time. Thanks a lot.

  12. I really like that you are gradually introducing us to the English language and that the lecture is not too fast so that we can learn in detail and with pleasure. Great lesson.
    Thank you Maestro Serse.

  13. hi maestro sersea
    I am Mohamed from Somalia
    I benefit from these 3 useful dailoges and I learned them how to use informal conversations, how to use a time and how to response a telephone call.
    thank you so much teacher.

  14. Definetely, I have to practice more and more in infomal conversation with other persons. I need to contact with other colleagues.

    MJ

  15. I’m Rajan. I practiced the dialogue after I had recorded them in my voice. And then I read together from the video. I felt good.

    1. Rajan, thanks for putting in the effort to record the dialogues in your voice. That is very helpful to improve pronunciation and comprehension. Well done!

  16. Thank you so much! I learned about informal introductions, about time and about polite conversation by phone.

  17. Hi, In fact , this lesson is not difficult at all . We can understand every word in it easily . But , it is evident that I learned more how to pronounce the text correctly . I like so much your way of teaching . Thank you

  18. Hello. Really I have enjoyed the dialogues. I have learnt new words and phrase. But I can’t understand how to chat with others.

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