Lesson 1.8.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

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.

14 thoughts on “Lesson 1.8.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Mongi

    Hello,

    I want to listen and read along with the video, all these good dialogues many times to improve my comprehension skill and train my mouth and lips to pronounce English words.

    It’s kind of you to support me learning English.

    I’m so grateful.

  2. Hello,
    I am Albertine.
    want to thank you for the good lessons you always prepare for us. I used to listen the dialogues and read words along with the videos, and feel very thankful to you.
    Be blessed

  3. Hello.I’m Danijela from Serbia.
    Dialogue 22. Steve can’t find a barber shop. He wonders of Mike can help him? Mike will show him where is barber shop.
    Dialogue 23. Dean needs to send letters but he don’t have postage stamps. So he should go to the post office. Carol has some and gives them to Dean. So they don’t have to go to the post office, they can put letters in the mailbox.
    Dialogue 24. Connie wonders whu the beautiful cat belongs to? Gary tells her that the cat belongs to the Browns and that they have three cats, two dogs and canary. Connie wonders how they animals get along with each other. Gary tells her to ask the Browns.
    Practicing this lesson I improved reading, pronunciation, comprehension and by describing the lesson I practice writing.
    Very useful lesson .
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

    1. Hi Danijela. Good job here. Here are some corrections: ” … if Mike …, where the barbershop is, he doesn’t, who, how the animals,….”

  4. Hi. I recorded myself as suggested, then I played the audio and find out my opportunity areas.

    Thank you very much for these lessons.

    Wilber, Nicaragua.

  5. D22 – I wonder if you can help m; I want to have my hair cut
    D23 – Do you mind if you stop at the post office?
    We don’t need to go all the way to the post office
    Can you let me have……..?
    D24 – I wonder who it belongs to.
    They live across the street from us.
    those animals get along with each other;
    are new to me to practice in the proper situation.

    **May I request you to make a quiz after the dialogues like these? I appreciate assessing myself after practicing what I’ve learned. Thank you very much, Sir.

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