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.

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16 thoughts on “Lesson 1.16.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”
  1. I can’t make expressions and sentences but i can to understand all your lessons and i am really improving my reading and listening with your lessons i really appreciate your efforts for reaching us sir

    1. Moh, English comprehension comes first, and then, when you’re more fluent, you’ll be able to communicate better. Great job! 🙂

  2. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Part 1. – Good afternoon sir. I’d like open an account at your bank. All right miss. You can open an account with us. We will give you a debit card so you can make your payments. Please miss. give me your ID.
    – Sorry sir. I’d like to transfer part of the money from the savings account to the current account. All right miss.
    – Excuse me, sir. I’d like to buy a house, and I want to know how much credit I can get, what the interest rate is, and for how many years I can take out a loan? All right miss. I’ll check now. You can get 70,000 $, loan for 25 years. Interest rate is 2,8. Thank you very much sir.
    Part 2. – Hello. I’d like to buy a newspaper with fresh news about corona virus in the world and which country we can travel to without quarantine. Miss, you can buy any daily newspaper in all you have this information.
    – In the US a dramatic increase in the number of Covid- 19. This is a terrible virus that has killed many peapole. Peapole need to be vaccinated to beat this virus. Yes, I agree. Vaccines save lives.
    – Mom, dad, I’m learning English in US online school Maestro Sersea. That’s great news. We look forward to it. You finally will have learned English lenguage.
    Part 3.- We have to finally agree on a vacation. We should book a hotel. Would you meet me on Sunday to make a final deal? Yes of course.
    – Mom, dad I was working hard, but I don’t have enough money for tution. Do you want to help me? Of course .We’ll always help you in your life.Thank you very much.
    Good lesson that olways makes me so happy.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  3. Good morning.
    Here my comments.
    The most people use a checking account because they start one, when begin to work in some company. Today if want to transfer money from your account, just open the bank platform on your cell phone and do it; it is not necessary speak about that to bank teller. But if you want to borrow money you have to go to the bank and talk with a loan officer to get the money.
    I see the news in my cell phone or computer, but every weekend I go to the news stand and buy two or three newspapers. The covid-19 is the news that we sharing with everybody all of days. I discuss with my daughters about learn English in the United States of America for that reason they are studying English here in our country before go there.
    Last week I talk with my family about the barbecue the next Sunday, and today Saturday I going to ask them we need to discuss again and buy the necessary things. Yesterday I ask to my daughter about the English homework and she still has not given me her answer; today I bring up the subject again.
    Thanks a lot.

    Attendant) Good morning. What can I help you with?
    Me) Good morning. I would like to open a checking account.
    A) Yes, sure. I see you already have a saving account with us, so we needn’t any more documents from you. Just fill out this application form.
    Me) ok, let’s do it. Here is your application form.
    A) Thank you. If all goes well, I will be able to open the account for you in no more than 20 minutes. Please wait.
    Me) Ok, no problem.
    A) Alright. It’s all ready. You just afiliate your new checking account to your debit card and online banking.
    Me) something else. I would like to transfer 1000$ from my saving account to my new checking account.
    A) Ok, done. Here is your receipt. Anything else?
    Me) Yes, please. Could you give me some information about how I can getting a home loan?
    A) Of course. You Just fill out this application and introduce it with the requested documents. Then we will evaluate it and notify you the decision. Anything else?
    Me) No, thanks for your help.
    A) You are welcome. Have a great day.

    Room mate) Did you see the news? Thi is truly worrisome. Covid 19 cases have increased extremely high in tha last week. The news indicates that the number of hospilalized patients have grown dramatically. We must take extrme measures of protection.
    Me) There has certainly been a considerable outbreak here, in stone, and some others cities like Reeves and Hutchinson in Texax, Torrance in New Mexico and Polk in M, but they really have been only isolated pockets. In general, the pandemic is beinnñg controlled in our country and the transmission levels are decreasing.
    I agree that extra precautions should be taken but only in the most vulnerable populations such as elderly and those with special medical conditions such as respiratory diseases, cancer, dementia and hypertension amongs others. We must bear in mind that although social distancing and the use of masks must be maintained, the main measure to take is to get vaccinated as soon as possible.


    Me) And, how about you, Sam? Aren’t you excited about summer vacation?
    Sam) Yeah, I’m so excited that I’d like to make a plan for summer vacation right now.
    Me) I think so. The, first of all we should specify what we wanna do this summer vacations.
    Sam) we should think about in three specific options: we could go to the countryside to explore hills and mountains, go to a good beach to relax or, perhaps, we could go to Rome, which is a very touristr city. We just have a coupl of weeks.
    Me) That’s all options sounds good. I think Thailand could be a fascinating and integral option. We could do some sightseeing in bankok it has The Grand Palace, Wat pho an so on. Then we could hit the beaches in kabi for some sun swimming and coktails Finally, we could take some days to sample as mucha of th local cuisine as we could.
    Sam) Yes, truly. Let’s make our plan for a couple of weeks in thailand.

  5. Greetings Maestro Sersea

    This three lessons have been really good how to open an bank account, transfer money to one account to another or even how to introduce a claim, really I deem it that is important, nowdays mainly with the e-commerce, as well as to make
    payments, loans in all this cases so important know how communicate in a formal and polite way.

    I think that almost all when we are watching a news program, or when we read a news want to comment with a member of our family, for instance when I read or saw news about the process of inoculation, introduce by the government or the center of and prevention, or the world organization health, as well as the center for desease prevention and control almost always i comment it with my family.

    Is interesting how to bring up and old topic and talking it over.

    Thanks 😊
    Best regards

  6. Hello!

    1st. Lesson

    At the bank:

    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?

    Me: Good morning Sir, I need to open a new account.
    Bank teller: Good morning, it’s a pleasure to help you.
    Me: so, could you give me some information about what documents I have to bring?
    Bank teller: Sure, you have to give us a copy of your ID, and you have to provide us with all your personal information, and write it in this document.
    Me: Of course, here is the ID copy and give me the document to fill out.

    2nd. Lesson

    Discussing a News Story”.

    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?

    Me: Good morning
    Employee: Good morning, how can I help you?
    Me: yes, thank you, I need to buy today’s newspaper, could you give me?
    Employee: Sure, here is it, today there’s a lot of new information.
    Me: Thank you.

    3rd. Lesson

    Talking it Over”

    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?

    Me: Hello everyone.
    Friends: Hello Ana, how are you?
    Me: I’m fine, just a little worried because none of you have talked about the vacation trip we planned on this vacation.
    Friends: That’s true, we have been a little busy, but we know about the planned, and all of us want to go to the trip, but we haven’t to decided were to go.
    Me: Oh, I’m so happy to hear that. I proposed to go to the beach.
    Friends: That’s a great idea, so let’s planning to decided when to make the trip.

    Thank you Maestro Sersea

  7. Hello ! I very happy for those topics, i practice with and each day i improve my skills, toi read and to hear thank you so much

  8. Bank aten)hello! How can I help you with?
    Me)hi! I want to start a checking account. What I need?
    Bank aten)Ok, first I need your identification card
    Me)Ok here you have
    Bank aten)Ok, please wait a minute to check, everything it’s Ok. Here you have your card
    Me)thank you

    Bank aten)hello! May I help you?
    Me)yes, I want to transfer money for My saving account to checking account
    Bank aten)Ok, you have an account with us?
    Bank aten)can I have your identification card please?
    Me)sure, here you have
    Bank aten)Ok, how much do you whant to transfer?
    Bank aten)Ok, that’s all

    Stand imp)good morning sir
    Me)good morning, can I have the newspaper?
    Stand imp)sure, it’s 3 dollars
    Me)ok! Here you have
    Stand imp)thank you, have a good day

    Me)do you see the news programa? They says that have a framatic rise I’n covid 19 I’n the United States
    Roommate)we have to be more careful
    Me)yes, I dont whant to get the virus

    Me)hi Sophia! Can I see you this afternoon?
    Sophia)hi friend! Sure! Can you come to My house and drink mate and we can talk Ok?
    Me)see you Sophi!
    Sophia)tell me sweety
    Me)Sophi! Do you remember about that trip we talked about last month?
    Me)well, I find a some places that I see and whant to discuss with you to decide were we can go
    Sophia)Ok, show me
    Me)I think Hawaii I a beatiful trip
    Sophia) I think the same way.

  9. Hello teacher, how are you? About this lesson my expressions are-
    One day, Jeff is at the bank-
    Tellor: Hello, how can I help you?
    Jeff: Hello, I want to open an account. Please tell me what to do?
    Tellor: What kind of account do you like to open?
    Jeff: I want to open a savings account.
    Tellor: Please take this application form , write on about all the information which are needed and
    attach to one copy of your passport size photo and photocopy of national identity card with
    Jeff: Ok, anything else.
    Tellor:No, thanks.
    Jeff: Thank you so much.

    Two friends Maria and Ashley discussing COVID-19 –
    Maria: Do you know the corona virus update?
    Ashley: Yes.
    Maria:How many people have died today?
    Ashley:51 people died due to covid-19 said a press release issued today by Directorate General of
    Health Services(DGHS).
    Maria: How many men and women among the dead?
    Ashley: Among the 51 deceased, 32 were men and 19 were women.
    Maria:How many people have died now stands in the country?
    Ashley: The total number of covid-19 deaths in the country now stands at 27058 and death rate
    stands at 1.76%. Worryingly, the death toll has risen since yesterday. It is certainly very sad for
    Maria:Obviously very sad news.

    Two friends Anna and Tina talking over an outing-
    Anna: Do you like to out somewhere in this summer vacation?
    Tina: Yes ,I think, because I feel boring.
    Anna: It is not a fun. Really I like to make a pleasure trip?
    Tina:Well, I am agree . But where and when would we go?
    Anna:We will discuss it details and planning of tour be tomorrow.
    Tina: Okay, lets head out own house. Bye.
    Anna: Bye, see you tomorrow.

  10. Hello sir, Good morning!
    Part -1 At the Bank
    Security guard – Hello sir what’s the matter?
    I : I am having an account with your branch, so I want to deposit money.
    SG : Ok sir, please write your name, phone number and signature here now you can enter the cabin sir.
    I : Thank you.
    Bank teller : Hello sir! how can I help you?
    I : I want to deposit my money
    BT : Ok sir, please fill the form or we have alternative to go through Card swapping. So, what would you like to do?
    I : Okay through card swapping, thank you.

    — Start a new checking Account
    I : Hello sir, good morning I want to open a new checking account.
    BT: Good morning sir! sure you can open your checking account here.
    I : What kind of documents I will have to provide you?
    BT : Nothing much, Just only your Identity card ,PAN card , and two photos and fill the application form and your signature that’s all.
    I : Thank you so much sir for your kind information.
    BT : You are welcome sir.
    — Transfer of Money–
    I : Sir, I want to transfer my money from my saving account to checking account Account.
    BT : Okay sir, please fill the deposit form with your name , Account details and total amount with denomination, you want to transfer.

    Borrow money to buy a home
    Excuse me sir, please let me know how can I get home loan what is the procedure, how much amount of loan and the time period.
    Loan officer : Please have a sit! I ‘ll tell you all the procedure
    I : Okay sir, thank you please.
    Loan officer : First of all I am going to check your credit score , wait…. yeah your credit score is good you can get $ 90000 loan amount for 10 years with interest rate @4%.
    I : Thank you so much sir.

    Part -2 Discussion on News Story:
    I : Hello, I would like to buy a news paper with updated news about Corona virus in the world and how many countries are vaccinated and free from Corona.
    Others : Yes, many countries are free from Corona because of successful vaccination program, so why do you want to know about this corona news?
    I : Because I want to travel many European countries for business purpose. so want to know which country I can travel without quarantine.
    — Talking to news stand employee
    I : Hello Mr. Peter! Is there any update about Afghanistan? What happened with Taliban?
    NSE : Hello sir, Everything is fine , actually the news update is here, Taliban overtake on Afghanistan and American soldiers left that country. Now, Taliban started making his own government and rules and regulations in Afghanistan.
    I : okay so sad! Thanks Peter for your news updates.
    I : Which news paper is best?
    NSE : Take the New York Times is the best newspaper for news updates.
    — Television News program
    I : In the U.S. there is a dramatic increase in the number of Co-vid -19 Cases.
    Room mate : Yes, You are right this is a terrible virus that had killed many people in the united states.
    I : People need to be vaccinated very fast we can beat this virus soon.
    RM : Yes, I agree vaccine can save lives.
    — Mom I am working very hard but these days i am unemployed. I don’t have enough money for tuition. Do you want to help me ?
    Of course ! I will always help you in your career growth. Thanks mom you are my lovey mom.
    Part -3 Talking with friends on an old topic
    I : Hi, Peter you know I always hate corruption and dishonesty.
    Peter : Why did you think so Samir?
    I : Actually I dream that my country India will be developed country if it is free from corruption , dishonesty, communalism, and caste-ism etc.
    Peter : You are great Samir your thought is really very nice.
    I : Thanks Peter for your complements. Nice to talk to you peter.
    Peter : Same here , thanks Samir.
    Talking over on planning of summer vacation with friends.
    I : Hi, Julia how are you?
    Julia : I am good Samir. What about you?
    I : I’m pretty well, thanks Julia.
    Julia : What’s the matter you were talking about Samir last night?
    I : I thought you forgot the matter. So I remind you about our planning for summer vacation.
    Julia : Oh yeah, I remember.
    I : So, Are you excited for the planning about summer vacation?
    Julia : Yeah, I am so excited that I would like to make a plan for summer vacation.
    I : Where should be have it?
    Julia : How about the Italy ?
    I : That’s the great idea, I like too. Let’s go.

    Talking with date in a park about marriage …….
    I : Hi Tina, how’s you?
    Tina : I’m good Samir. How am I looking today?
    I : You are looking so gorgeous today.
    Tina : You are so sweet Samir you are my true love.
    I What did you think about marriage ?
    Tina : I will have to complete my master degree after that getting a job then I will marry with you.
    I : Okay no problem we will do the same. Thanks Tina.
    Talking with parents about School tuition……
    I : Dad , good evening. Let’s have a dinner please.
    Dad : Good evening Samir. Sure! How is your teaching going on?
    I : It’s good dad but I need your help for tuition in my school. Can you help me please?
    Dad : Sure ! Son I will always help you when to start?
    I : From Monday. Okay I ‘ll be there on time. Thanks dad. you ‘re welcome my son.

    Thank you so much sir for this lesson.

  11. Hello!
    Today I learned three topics of conversation. There are at the bank, discussing a news story and talking it over. I learned phrasal verbs that bring up and I learned that newsstands and solid decisions. Thank you very much.

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