Lesson 1.17.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 17, Lesson 1.17.2. 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 plan to rest, relax, or have fun during the weekend. Today’s Conversation Topic for English Learners is “Weekend Plans”. Imagine you’re making plans for the weekend with others. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— You meet your best friend and suggest you meet at a restaurant with some other friends over the weekend. What would you tell your friend? What would your best friend tell you?
— You’re with your family on a Friday night and you remind them you all need to go shopping on Saturday. What would you tell your family? What would your family tell you?
— You’re talking with a school colleague about preparing for the big final exam. You suggest you meet next weekend at a park to study for a few hours. What would you tell your colleague? What would your colleague tell you?
Remember that time is important for everyone. Making weekend plans needs to include clear explanations why your meeting suggestion is important.

Part 2: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.

Have you ever invited someone over for dinner? Has anyone ever invited you over for dinner? Today’s Conversation Topic for English Learners is “Dinner Invitation.” Imagine you’ve been invited by your neighbors for dinner. What would you say? What would your neighbors say? Here are a few suggestions.
— You’ve just moved into a new neighborhood. Your neighbors next door have invited you for dinner. What would you say to your neighbors? What would your neighbors tell you?
— You decide to invite some colleagues from work over for dinner. What would you tell your colleagues? What would your colleagues tell you?
— You have a new room mate, and your room mate’s parents invited you both to dinner at a restaurant. What would you tell your room mate’s parents? What would they tell you?
Whether you invite someone or someone invites you over for dinner is a great opportunity to get to know them better. Make the most out of your invitation.

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.

In California, United States of America, you cannot drive a car on the street unless you have car insurance. Today’s conversation topic for English Learners is “Car Insurance”. Imagine you’re talking in English about car insurance. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:

  1. You’re driving on the freeway and the highway patrol stops you. The highway patrol officer asks you for your license, car registration and car insurance. He says that if you don’t have car insurance, he will need to tow away your car. What would you tell the highway patrol officer? What would the highway patrol officer tell you?
  2. You’re at a car insurance office checking on a car insurance quote. What would you tell the insurance agent? What would the insurance agent tell you?
  3. You’re at a car dealership looking at new cars. You find a car you like and want to put money down to buy it, and the new car salesperson asks for your car insurance card. What would you tell the new car salesperson? What would the new car salesperson tell you?
    Owning a car comes with many responsibilities, including securing proper car insurance. Do you need to have car insurance in your country?

13 thoughts on “Lesson 1.17.2 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hi Teacher i learn many things in this conversation, like how to spell word’s most of them how to spell insurance
    Thank you so much

  2. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Part 1- Would you like Maria to come to the restaurant on Saturday night for dinner. I also invited some friends. Yes, of course. I love meeting new peapole. Thanks for the invite.
    – Mom we should going to shopping tomorrow. Oh, yes, we have to make shopping list.
    – We have a final exam. We have to prepare the best we can. We can meet next weekend in the park to study for a few hours. Do you agree? Yes of course. We have to be ready.
    Part 2 – Danijela would you like to come for dinner? Yes, of course thanks for the invite. I’m looking forward to hanging out, and you’re also a perfect cook.
    – Colleagues would you like to come for dinner? I will preparing tasty food and drink. Yes of course.
    – Danijela,mom and dad invite us to dinner. Would you like to come with us? Yes, of course,I look forward to meeting your parents.
    Part 3 – Miss give me your licence and car insurance. Here you go, sir. All right, you can continue your driving.
    – Miss, what kind of insurance do you want? I would like a combination insurance. It cost 100 euros a year.
    Good lesson that olways makes me so happy.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  3. Good morning.
    I’m learning about how to use:
    …you meet at…,
    …you all need to…,
    …have invited you…,
    …to invite them…,
    …invited you both…
    … stop you…,
    … asks you…,
    … a car you like…,
    I need to practice these sentences, and I want to say you thanks.
    Nelson

  4. PART 1. WEEKEND PLANS
    Planning with my friends go to th restaurant on weekend.

    Me) Hey John how are you?
    J) Hi Nelson, I’m great thanks. How are you?
    Me) I’m very well thanks. What are you plans for this weekend?
    J) WellI’m planning to go to the restaurant with Anthony and ted on saturday. What about you?
    Me) iI don’t have anything planned.
    J) Would you like to join us? So, you can choose with us wjar restaurant we will visit.
    Me) Great, I would. What time will we meeting up?
    J) I’m picking you up at 11:00 am. Is that ok?
    Me) That’s okey. I’ll see you on saturday then.
    J) Cool! See you. Bye

    PART 2 DINNER INVITATION.
    Someone is knocking the door.
    Me) Hello, what can I help you?
    Neighbours) Hi my name is Peter and this is my wife Rosie. We’re your neighbours next door and we want to give you a welcome. We would like to invite you to have a dinner tonight, do you mind?
    Me) Oh I’m Nelson. Nice to meet you. Please come in and make yourself at home. This is my wife Maria and this is Sara my daughter.
    They are our neighbours next door who come to invite us to have a welcome dinner at their house.

    PART 3 CAR INSURANCE
    In my country, all vehicles must to have an appropiate insurance, but they are, generally, too expensive compared with the salary of majority of the population. For this reason, a very simple car insurance was created, which barely covers tow truck trailer on road, called “Civil Liability Insurance”

  5. Greeting Maestro Sersea
    weekend plans
    How to make suggections to meeting or plans with other person is something that we do daily. And almost always we have to fit our schedure with to the anothers. It could be in the job, family, with colleage, etc.

    Dinner invitation

    It’s good to show courtesy at the moment to have a dinner invitation and sometimes is needes ask if there’s code dress, specially job to dinner invitation.

    Insurence Car
    In respond to the question if, Do you need to have car insurance in your country?
    If you buy a car in a car dealership, yes. You’ll have to afford it a car insurance. Almost always is charged to the monthly payment. Here in Honduras isn’t necessary to have a car insurance to drive, but a patrol officer if, can ask you the license and the car registration, and Id in order to prevent the thifted of cars or another illicit acts. There’s not a law that banned you to drive.

    Best regards,

  6. Hello there!

    Part one. ” weekend plans”

    You’re with your family on a Friday night and you remind them you all need to go shopping on Saturday. What would you tell your family? What would your family tell you?

    Me: The work week ended, finally Friday, Saturday morning, Welcome weekend!!
    Family: Yesss, what plans you have for this weekend?
    Me: oh yes, I want to go all together to shopping at the supermarket, early in the morning, so you have to wake up early.
    Family: Of course, we need to buy some things for school and the house.
    Me: ok. It would be good to do a list of you need.
    Family: That’s a great idea.

    Part two ” Dinner invitation”

    You’ve just moved into a new neighborhood. Your neighbors next door have invited you for dinner. What would you say to your neighbors? What would your neighbors tell you?

    Neighbors: Good evening neighbor, how are you?
    Me: Good evening, I’m good, thanks, how are you?
    Neighbors: Fine thanks. We want to invite you to have lunch with us and share a while.
    Me: Thank you, I appreciate your invitation, and I will be there with you.

    Lesson three: “Car insurance”

    You’re driving on the freeway and the highway patrol stops you. The highway patrol officer asks you for your license, car registration and car insurance. He says that if you don’t have car insurance, he will need to tow away your car. What would you tell the highway patrol officer? What would the highway patrol officer tell you?

    Officer: Hello, could you give me your driving license, car registration and the car insurance, please.
    Me: Hello, of course, here are my documents.

    Icar insurance is not mandatory in my country.

    Thank you so much Maestro Sersea

  7. Me)hi Julio, you have some plans for this friday night?
    Julio) hi Karina, no!! Do you want to do something?
    Me)yes!! I want inviting you at the restaurant and present you with some friends, do you want to come?
    Julio)sure, what time is the meeting?
    Me)it is at 7:30 pm
    Julio)ok! I’ll be there

    Me)hi Ale, how are you?
    Ale)i’m good
    Me)do you want to prepare the exam together?
    Ale)that’s a good idea!!!
    Me)Ok, do you want to meet at the park and study a few hours to get ready?
    Ale)i’ll see you on saturday afternoon!!
    Me) see you!

    Me)hi family
    Mom)hi, honey, just on time for dinner
    Me)mom, Dad, Sophi, remember that tomorrow we have to go shopping
    Mom)oh! That’s right!! Darling I complete forgot it!!

    Neighbors)hello, welcome to the neighborhood, My name is José and she is my wife Ana. We want inviting to dinner I’n ours house
    Me)thank you so much, you make me feel like home

    Insu agen)hello lady. How can I help you?
    Me)hello, I have a car insurance with you and I have some questions about insurance quote
    Insu agen)Ok, I need your lucense, and card insurance papers
    Me)Ok, here you have
    Insu agen)Ok lady, tell me what is your question?
    Me)yes, why do I increase My car insurance?
    Insu agen)Ok lady the reasen is you have more courage In case of accident

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