Welcome to Year 1, Week 8, Lesson 1.8.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 22-24 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 22 – Having Things Done
- Steve: Excuse me. I wonder if you can help me.
- Mike: Sure. What is it?
- Steve: I want to have my hair cut, but I can’t find a barber shop.
- Mike: I know where one is. Come on—I’ll show you.
Dialogue 23 – Mailing Letters
- Dean: Do you mind if we stop by the post office? I have to mail these letters and I don’t have any stamps.
- Carol: Oh, I have some. We don’t need to go all the way to the post office.
- Dean: That would save time. Can you let me have two airmail stamps and one regular one?
- Carol: Here you are. Are you sure that’s enough?
- Dean: Yes, that’s fine. Now all we have to do is find a mailbox.
Dialogue 24 – Animals
- Connie: That’s a beautiful cat. I wonder who it belongs to.
- Gary: It belongs to the Browns. They live across the street from us. They have three cats, two dogs, and a canary.
- Connie: They certainly must like pets! But how do all those animals get along with each other?
- Gary: Don’t ask me. Ask the Browns!
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.