Lesson 1.16.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 16, Lesson 1.16.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 16-18 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 16 – At the Bank

  • Teller:         May I help you?
  • Nancy:        I’d like to cash this check, please.
  • Teller:         Do you have an account with us?
  • Nancy:        Yeah. Here’s my identification card.
  • Teller:         Do you want large or small bills?
  • Nancy:        Actually, I want to buy some traveler’s checks.
  • Teller:         What denomination?
  • Nancy:        Twenties would be fine.
  • Teller:         Do you want the whole amount in traveler’s checks?
  • Nancy:        Yes, please.

Dialogue 17 — Discussing a News Story

  • Helen:     Did you hear about the  guy who was struck by lightning?
  • Mavis:     You mean that man up in Maine?
  • Helen:     That’s the one; the blind buy who could see again.
  • Mavis:     I read about him in the paper this week. He’d been blind for about eight or nine years.
  • Helen:     Uh-huh. Wasn’t he also able to hear again after the lightning hit him?
  • Mavis:     Right. He didn’t have to wear a hearing aid anymore.
  • Helen:     I think it was a miracle.
  • Mavis:     Me too!

Dialogue 18 — Talking It Over

  • Jeff:  Can’t we go someplace and talk? It’s so crowded in here.
  • Sonia:         Well, there’s a little park down the street about three blocks. It’s usually not crowded this time of day.
  • Jeff:  Let’s go. I need to get some fresh air anyway.
  • Sonia:        Just what is it you want to talk about?
  • Jeff:  You remember that note you sent me last month?
  • Sonia:         Which one? The one about the trip out west?
  • Jeff:  Yeah. That’s the one. Listen. I’ve got a terrific idea about the whole project and we need to discuss it.
  • Sonia:        Wonderful! I’d like to hear some of your ideas.

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.

17 thoughts on “Lesson 1.16.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello,
    I am Albertine
    I thank you so much for these dialogues that help me to improve my comprehension and communication skills. I tried to read along and pronounce together with the video and repeat many times as I can.
    Thank you very much

  2. Thank you so much sir i practiced three times i listened first time then i spoke together with your voice i really found out that my spilling is improving

  3. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    I was practicing these dialogues some times and I improved my pronunciation and comprehension.
    Very useful lesson.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  4. Good morning.
    I going to sharing my comments about these vocabularies.
    I used travelers checks in California in my first travel to The United States of America. The bank sold me six hundred dollars They are very useful.
    When lightning strikes a person, they are very likely to die. In my city a baseball player who was riding a boat in the lake when it was raining and he was wearing a gold necklace, was struck for a lightning and he dead in the accident.
    The park where I walk is about six blocks and it is really good to get some fresh. Also, over there I have had got ideas about my business for discuss with others people.
    Thanks a lot.

  5. Hi everyone!
    I have enriched myself with new words and expressions from this lesson. There is a great world to know behind the English language
    Thanks a lot Maestro.

  6. I really appreciate your hard work. I have learned the following phrases.
    What denomination, struck by lightening, man up in Maine, I have got terrific idea.
    improving a lot.

  7. Hello teacher, how are you? From this lesson, especially a large number of videos that would be helpful to improve my conversations,communications, comprehensions, listening and reading skills. Thanks a lot.

  8. Hello sir!
    I am Samir kumar Malviya thank you so much sir for these dialogues.
    It helps me to improve my knowledge and communication skills. I read along and pronounced together with the video and practiced it 4 times.
    Thank you so much sir 🙏

  9. Hello Sir!
    Today I read the learning videos and read them out loud along with the audios. I have learnt new vocabularies and structure structures. I learnt that miracle, lightning, struck, hearing aids and denominations. Thank you so much.

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