Lesson 1.12.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 12, Lesson 1.12.2. Today we will work on your English listening and reading comprehension via 3 of our Conversation Topics for English Learners activities.

Part 1: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.

Hello, English Learners! Sometimes we run out of food and we need to go shopping. Sometimes our car is out of gas, and we need to fill it up with gas. These are examples of daily needs. Imagine having conversations about daily needs. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few examples:
— You’re driving down the street, and hear one of your tires explode. Luckily, you’re in front of a tire shop and you drive up to the service bay. What do you say to the tire shop mechanic? What does the mechanic say to you?
— You’re at home, and check your refrigerator. You’re shocked to see that your refrigerator is empty. What would you tell your family? What would your family tell you?
— You ran out of shampoo and went to the supermarket to buy your favorite brand. Unfortunately, you can’t find the shampoo you’re looking for. What would you say to the supermarket stocking clerk? What would the clerk say to you?
It always helps to make a shopping list of what you need to buy, so that you don’t run out of what you need. What are some things that you need to buy?

Part 2: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.

When you’re preparing to attend an event and planning for it, you’re making a date. Today’s conversation topic for English Learners is making a date. Here are some suggestions:
— You met someone you really liked while waiting in line at a coffee shop. You exchanged numbers, and now you’re calling to set up a first date. What would you say? What would your potential date say?
— Your sister is graduating from high school, and you’re making plans with the entire family to attend her graduation. What would you say to your family? What would your family say to you?
— Your colleagues at work want to go to a baseball game during the weekend. You found the tickets online, and you want to help organize the social outing for your colleagues. What would you say? What would your colleagues say?
It’s always exciting to prepare for an event you’re planning to attend, especially with others who are close to you. What are some of the most important events you’ve attended with your family?

Part 3: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again. Finally, add a comment about what you learned from Parts 1, 2, and 3 in the comments section below.

Everywhere on earth, people use busses for public transportation. Today’s conversation topic for English Learners is “Catching a Bus.” Have you ever had a conversation in a bus, or at a bus station? What did you talk about? Here are some suggestions:
— You’re getting into the bus, and the bus driver asks you to pay the bus fare. You don’t know how much to pay. What would you ask the bus driver? What would the bus driver say to you?
— You’re waiting for a bus in the bus station, and ask the person next to you how often the bus stops at the bus stop. What would you ask? What would the other person say?
— You’re in a bus, talking to a friend, and need to get off at the next stop. What would you say to your friend? What would your friend say to you?
Riding a bus is a common experience for billions of people all over the world. Do you ride a bus to work or school?

9 thoughts on “Lesson 1.12.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello, I am Albertine
    Today, I took an important step in my learning.
    I tried to make an effort about my English listening and reading comprehension. I listened the videos and tried to make my own conversation, using the words I learned.
    Thank you

  2. Hello everyone,
    There’s a misunderstanding in the first video with the text billow. The second and the third are correct. Thanks.

    1. Hello. Yes, you are right. The text doesn’t match the video. Perhaps Maestro Sersea wants to correct it for the future students.

  3. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Part 2. – Hello. Can I speak to Natasa? Sorry who’s this? Danijela here. Do you remember we met while we were in line on coffee shop. Oh, yes. Hi Danijela I’m glad to hear from you. My friend and I are going to cinema tonight, we have a tickets. Do you want to came with us? Oh great. Yeah sure. What time does the movie start? At 8 p.m. We can meet in front of cinema at 7:30. Ok, Thank you for invite. See you at 7:30. Bye.
    – Mom,dad Milica will graduate from hig school next week. The whole family should go to attend. It’s special day for her. Yes of course. We are looking forward to that day.
    – Hello colleagues I found the tickets for the basketball game to wich you want to go. Oh, brilliant. That sounds great. We couldn’t find the tickets.I found them online. Ok. We will be going watch basketball.
    Part 3. Sorry sir. My friends and I would like take your bus tour of town.Yes of course. How long does tour take? Tour takes about two hours. How much are ticket? If you book online they’re 1500 rsd. or 2000 rsd.if you buy from driver.Thank you very much sir.
    – Sorry.Do you know how often the bus stops at the bus stop? It stops every 20 minutes. Thank you very much.
    – Oh, Tina I should get off at the next stop. I’ll call you later to arrange of shopping. Ok. Bye.
    Good lesson that olways makes me so happy.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  4. Setting up the first date

    – Hello, Anastasia. This is Wilbur. We met at the coffee shop. How are you today?
    – Sorry Wilbur, but I am afraid I am not Anastasia.
    – Oh. I am sorry. Maybe I incorrectly registered the phone number.
    – Don’t worry. I hope you can reach the person you were intending to.
    – Thank you very much. Have a nice day.

    After hanging up the phone, It started ringing .

    – Hi Wilbur. This is Anastasia. I was looking forward your call.
    – Anastasia, thank goodness you call me. I tried to call you but I registered a wrong number.
    – Oh, I see.
    – Hey, what about hanging out this afternoon? Maybe we can grab a bite at Molino’s and then take a stroll through the park.
    – That sounds good. I would love to.
    – Wonderful, so see you at Molino’s at 4 p.m?
    – That’s okay for me. So, see you later Wilbur.
    – See you later, Anastasia.

  5. PART 1
    AT THE TIRE SHOP
    Me) Hi good morning, I was driving down the street and my tire exploded. Can you repair it right now?
    Mechanic) Of course I can. Please wait at the reception; I’ll notify you when the car is ready

    AT HOME
    Me) Oh my God! The refrigerator is empty. Someone must go shopping now. It’s time to make lunch.
    Mum) I’ll make list of food we need
    Brother) I’ll go shopping
    Me) Ok. I’ m going to prepare the kitchen.

    MY SHAMPOO RAN OUT.
    Me) Hi. Could you help me please.
    Clerk) Of course. What can I do for you?
    Me) I’m looking for Shampoo Champion, but I couldn’t find it in its usual ubication. I’d like to know, when they will replanish it
    Clerk) I’m sorry. We’ll be replanishing all the sold out products by tommorrow.

    PART 2 MAKING A DATE

    SETTING UP MY FIRST DATE
    Me) Hi Anna, it’s me Nelson
    Anna) Hi Nelson, how are you.
    Me) Great. I’d like to see you again. I wonder if we could have dinner tomorrow.
    Anna) Tomorrow is friday. It seems me good to me.
    Me) what would you like to eat: Italian, chinese, french or greek food?
    Anna) Anyone. It doesn’t matter.
    Me) Ok, let me suggest you. How about Italian food?
    Anna) That’s fine, I’m agree.
    Me) well, I’ll pass you picking up at seven o’clock.
    Anna) Great, see you
    Me) bye.
    MY SISTER IS GRADUATING.
    Me) This is reañlly nice. How about if we organize dinner at her favorite restaurant? Then we’ll can celebrate at Don Pedro’s Bar.
    Dad) I think it’s good idea. Then, after tomorrow we’ll go to the Country House and have grill.
    Mum) Sounds good to me.
    Me) well, let’s do it. It’ll be a surprise for her.
    MY COLLEAGUES
    C1) Hey why don’t we go to the baseball gam3 this weekend? It’ll be very exciting.
    C2) I’m agree. It seems me great.
    Me) certainly, I already found tickets online. And we could have dinner after the game.
    C3) Great! Let’s do it.

    PART 3 CATCHING A BUS.
    – GETTING INTO THE BUS.
    Bus Driver) The bus fare, please.
    Me) oh, I’m sorry. How much is it?BusDriver) one dollar.
    Me) Here you are.
    Bus Driver) Thanks
    – IN THE BUS STATION
    Me) It’s late. How often does the bus pass through the station?
    Person) Every fifteen minutes.
    Me) Then, the bus is late. I’ve been herer for twenty minutes.
    Person) Yes that’s true. Look! the bus is coming

    IN THE BUS
    Me) I’m so sorry. I have to getting off at the next station stop. I’ll call you tonight.
    My friend) Ok. Call me at seven thirty, thus we’ll conclude this conversation.
    Me) yeah. Bye.
    My friend) see you.

  6. ” catching a Bus ”
    getting into the bus…
    Driver: – Fare please.
    Me :- How much ?
    Driver:- Are you getting off at the next stop?
    Me:- No, my destination will come after 3 stops.
    Driver:- Then you have to pay 5 Dollars
    Me:- Okay, here they are.
    Driver:- Thank you Ma’am.
    Me :- you are welcome.

  7. ” waiting for a bus ”
    Me: Can you let me know the arrival time of the next bus?
    Stanger: Sorry , Even I don’t know.
    Me: okay, let’s wait. I think it will not take to much time.
    Stanger: yes, I think so.

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