Lesson 1.15.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 15, Lesson 1.15.2. 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.

Do you like movies? Have you ever heard of the “Oscars” Academy Awards? Today’s conversation topic is “Academy Awards”. Imagine you’re talking about the Academy Awards in the English language. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions.
— You’re in Hollywood, California, with your friends, cheering on as movie stars exit their cars, walk on the red carpet towards Dolby Theater, where the Academy Awards are held. What would you say to your friends? What would your friends say to you?
— You’re invited to an Academy Awards party, where your neighbors are watching the Academy Awards, drinking wine, and talking about the actors and the movies awarded. Suddenly, you’re asked who your favorite male actor is. How would you respond?
— You’re talking with your friends about Academy Awards nominated films, and you tell them about your favorite movie. What would you tell your friends?
Most people talk about movies, actors, and actresses in the United States of America. Which movie, actor, or actress would you like to talk about?

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

Do you travel a lot? Do you sometimes stay at a hotel overnight or for a longer stay? Today’s conversation topic is “At the Hotel”. Imagine you’re in the United States of America and you’re staying at a hotel. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re in a hotel lobby, talking with the receptionist about a hotel room you’ve reserved. What would you tell the receptionist? What would the receptionist tell you?
— You’re not happy with the room that you were given and wish to change it. You ask to speak with the hotel manager. What would you tell the hotel manager? What would the hotel manager tell you?
— You’re at the hotel and want to know where the hotel restaurant is? You ask the concierge for directions. What would the concierge say?
Traveling and staying at hotels is something you need to plan for if you wish to travel outside of your country.

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.

Many people go out to the movies. Today’s conversation topic is “After the Movie”. Imagine you’re out with friends at a movie theater and then discuss what to do next. What would you say? What would your friends say? Here are a few suggestions.
— You’re out at the movies with your date. After the movie ends, you discuss what to do next. What would you say? What would your date say?
— You’re out with your friends at the movies. Although you all ate a lot of popcorn and drank a lot of soft drinks, you’re still hungry. What would you talk about? What would your friends say?
— The movie theater has uncomfortable chairs. You need to stretch out and walk. After you finish the movie, you talk with your date about going to a nearby park to stretch your legs. What would you say? What would your date say?
Many people go out to the movies during evenings. What do you do after the movies end? Do you go out walking, or do you eat out at a restaurant?

11 thoughts on “Lesson 1.15.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Good afternoon.

    The best film of “Oscars” Academy Awards 2021 was “Nomadland”. I saw a very short trailer and it looks very nice, and interesting, so I will go to see this film when begin to be in our Movies Theater (if the pandemic give us a chance). It was released in September 11, 2020 in United State of America, and it still doesn’t arrive in my country. I would cheer the effort what doing actors for making new films without stop. Everybody enjoy new films that are held at the movies, and also be able to watch the films awarded.

    I have traveled 4 times to The United State of America. The first of them was in 1984, I stayed at the Holydays Inn in Irvine, California by one month. It was interesting staying there because in the restaurant-bar was a singer man who being playing a piano and interpreting the Neal Diamond songs, which I enjoyed listening it. Also, I asked the concierge for a commercial center near the hotel and he said me it is across the highway but not walking instead that in car, because that is not permitted by the city police. Of course, my English was better in those years.

    My family love goes to the movie theater, and after the movie ends, we eat out fast food at the food fair. Then, we discuss what to do next. Sometimes we go out walking inside the commercial center, in other, visited some relatives.

    Thanks a lot.
    Nelson

  2. Hello,
    Thank you for the videos. It is a helpful tool for English learner like me. I tried many times to read after the video in order to check out my pronunciation, and I find out that there is some improvement.
    Thank you
    Albertine

  3. People love movies. It is a nice thing to go seeing movies at a movie theater and following the news of actors and actresses and Oscar films.

  4. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Part 1 – This year, among the Oscar nominees is Mauk, who has as many as 10 nominations. The other Oscar nominees are : the Father, Judas and the black messiah, Nomadland etc. It will be a very festive evening. I wonder which movie will win an Oscar? Maybe Nomadland.
    – Who is your favorite male actor? My favorite actor is Anthony Hopkins. He is the actor in the film the Father.
    – My favorite film is Nomadland whu is nominated for Oscar.
    Part 2. – Hello, I have a reservation for two nights, my name is Danijela Rosic. Yes, Miss Rosic, single room, two nights. Here’s your key. Enjoy your stay Miss Rosic. Thank you very much.
    -Excuse me, sir. My room is not clean, dust is everywhere, and the shower is not working. I’m very sorry Miss. I can offer you another room, just first I have to make sure the housekeeping checks once again that the room is clean beafore you start using it. I’ll communicate this issue to our management and determine exactly what this happened.
    – Sorry sir. I want ask you where is a restaurant? Go to the end of the lobby to the right is the restaurant. Thank you very much sir.
    – Part 3. – This movie was very funny. We was laughing all the time. Yes, we had fun.
    – I’m still hungry. And we are too. We can go to McDonald’s, it’s around the corner. Yes, Let’s go.
    – Oh, these chairs are very uncomfortable, we should going to walk in the park to stretch our legs.Yes, good idea.
    Good lesson that olways makes me so happy.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  5. Since I usually go to the movies with my daughter and my two nieces, When the movies end I usually take them to a playground.

    When it comes to food normally during the movie they have Soft drinks and popcorns, then when we go to the playground they have ice cream or other kind of snack.

    Wilber

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