Lesson 1.15.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 15, Lesson 1.15.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 13-15 from our English course, American English Conversations 2. 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 13 – Academy Awards

  • Janice:     Did you see the Academy Awards program last night on TV?
  • Rob:        I watched for awhile; then I had to go to bed.
  • Janice:     You missed a good show. I didn’t agree with the selection for best picture, though.
  • Rob:        I guess I missed that part. What happened?
  • Janice:    Oh, they chose some picture that was so avant-garde that no one understands it.
  • Rob:        Well, I don’t go to the movies very often. You know me. I prefer more active-type things.
  • Janice:     Too bad. I really wanted to discuss it with someone.

Dialogue 14 — At the Hotel

  • Clerk:       Yes, sir. May I help you?
  • Tony:         I have a reservation for tonight. Tony Davis.
  • Clerk:       Just a moment, please, while I check. That is correct. You have a reservation for a three-room       suite for tonight.
  • Tony:         I’m afraid there’s been a mistake. I only asked for a single room, not a suite.
  • Clerk:       I’m sorry, Mr. Davis, but we have only the suite available. Your request arrived too late to      reserve a single. There’s a large convention in town this week and we’re full up.
  • Tony:        Well, if that’s the way it is, I’ll have to take it.
  • Clerk:       Just sign the register here and I’ll have your bags sent up later. It’s suite 718.

Dialogue 15 — After the Movie

  • Pamela:     I really enjoyed that movie!
  • Scott:         I did, too. At first I thought it was going to be a drag, but then it really got good.
  • Pamela:     What part did you like the best?
  • Scott:         Oh, I don’t know. I guess the scene that grabbed me the most was the one in which the old man was dying.
  • Pamela:     I liked that one, too. In fact, I cried.
  • Scott:         To tell you the truth, I had a few tears in my eyes.
  • Pamela:     Now what?
  • Scott:         How about a coke and a hamburger?
  • Pamela:     Super!

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.

16 thoughts on “Lesson 1.15.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello,
    I like English conversation because it helps me to improve my reading and conversation skills.
    It also helps me to improve my comprehension and communication skills, when I read along and pronounce together with the video.
    I tried to record my pronunciation when I was reading and pronouncing together with the video and then compare with what I recorded before, and noticed the improvement.
    Thank you

  2. Good morning.
    This was a very good lesson.
    It is very interesting to use the microphone at http://www.translate.google.com and practice pronunciation with this tool.
    The key is to repeat the lessons enough times to feel confident.
    Thanks for this lesson.
    Nelson

  3. Hello. i’m Danijela.
    I was practicing this dialogue many times and I improved my reading and pronunciation.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  4. Hi everyone. Always these lessons are a goods exercises for improving pronunciation and reading skills.
    I found a new expression for me, which improve our comunication skills:
    – “if that’s the way it is, I’ll have to take it”
    – “I’ll have your bags sent up later.
    The last one expression is a good exemple about how to use future perfect, I think.

  5. admirable lessons and enjoyable too! In these Lessons I learned the following phrases. Dialogue 13 , Academy Award…
    ” for while” but I could not understand the meaning of ” Avant-grade” even translator
    did not show the correct meaning.
    Dialogue 14, At the hotel… ” I am afraid there’s been mistake” I am not sure that it is has been or is been. I got confused. ” we are full up”
    Dialogue 15 , After the move… ” I thought it was going to be a drag.
    I am feeling a lot of improvement in my English language, thank you so very much.

  6. Very interesting dialogues. They caused me to know some new words, like: avant-garde; full up and drag. The usage of them was intirely new for me. Thanks Maestro.

  7. Hello teacher, how are you? I have watched the videos very attentively,heard your read out, marked your pronunciation and I recited that. your selected dialog are very essential in our daily life. I am hopeful that this lesson will be improve my listening,pronunciation and comprehension capacity. I have
    also learnt many new words. Thank you so much.

  8. Hello sir!
    This Conversation Dialogue is really helpful for me because it enhanced my ability to speak English fluently with no filler words and easily I can talk on movie, hotel etc.. so that’s awesome sir thank you so much sir for your kindness and your valuable time which you gave us to grow up in english language.
    Thanks & Regards
    Samir kumar Malviya

  9. Hell teacher, how are you? I think, this lesson is very helpful to improving my listening, reading, speaking, writing and comprehension skill of English Language. The dialog or conversations are very essential in our daily life. Thank you so much.

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