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.