Welcome to Year 1, Week 16, Lesson 1.16.2. 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.
Most people go to a bank to save their money. Today’s conversation topic is “At the Bank”. Imagine you’re at a bank having conversations. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— You want to start a new checking account and you’re talking with a bank teller. What would you say? What would the bank teller tell you?
— You want to transfer money from your savings account to your checking account. What would you ask? What would the bank teller say?
— You’re trying to borrow money to buy a home. You’re talking to a loan officer to get the loan. What would you say to the loan officer? What would the loan officer tell you?
Becoming financially responsible means knowing how to save and spend money using financial institutions such as banks. Do your best to communicate in clear, formal English when communicating in English at a bank.
Part 2: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.
Do you follow the news in your country? Would you be able to talk about the news in English? Today’s topic for English conversation is “Discussing a News Story”. Imagine you’re talking about the news in English with others. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few examples:
— You’re at a news stand and wish to buy a newspaper. What would you ask the news stand employee? What would the news stand employee tell you?
— You just watched a television news program about a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases in the United States. Imagine you’re sharing this news with your room mate. What would you tell your room mate? What would your room mate tell you?
— You read a news magazine article about education in the United States of America and discuss it with your family. What would you say to your family? What would your family say to you?
Talking about the news in English is an important skill to have and practice. What kinds of news are most important to you?
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.
When you need to bring up an old topic and discuss it, you’re “Talking it Over”. Imagine you have to discuss something from the past with your friends in English. What would you say? What would your friends say? Here are a few suggestions:
— Last week you talked with your friends about planning a summer vacation together. You ask your friends to meet so you can discuss your plans together and make some solid decisions. What would you tell your friends? What would your friends tell you?
— You asked your date to marry you last week, but she still has not given you an answer. You invite her for a walk in the park and bring up the subject again. What would you ask your date? What would your date tell you?
— Your parents promised to help pay for your education if you work part-time while in school. You invite your parents to dinner, and share with them that you wish for them to help you with your school tuition. What would you say to your parents? What would your parents say to you?
When you discuss again an old topic, make sure you speak clearly and give examples to help people understand your point of view.