Welcome to Year 1, Week 20, Lesson 1.20.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 28-30 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 28 – Getting Ready
- Bill: We don’t have much time!
- Jerry: I’m hurrying as fast as I can!
- Bill: Well, try to hurry a little bit more, will you? I don’t want to be late.
- Jerry: Oh, we won’t be late. You know how these affairs are. They never start on time.
- Bill: Maybe so. But I always like to get there on time.
- Jerry: Oh, you’re such a fuddy-duddy. Don’t worry. I’ll get you there with time to spare.
- Bill: Is that a promise?
- Jerry: It’s a promise. Now leave me alone while I finish getting ready.
Dialogue 29 — Making a Purchase
- Joan: How much is this?
- Clerk: You mean the large one or the small one?
- Joan: The large one.
- Clerk: They’re on special this week. They’ve been reduced to five dollars.
- Joan: Is that the only kind you have?
- Clerk: No, we have some that are different in style but not in color. They’re over there. Do you see the sign?
- Joan: Oh, yes. I think I’ll look at those over there before I decide.
- Clerk: Very well. Just take your time.
Dialogue 30 — Mail Time
- Barbara: The mail has arrived.
- Norma: Did I get anything?
- Barbara: I think so. Let me look. You got something from the bank and an advertisement from a health spa.
- Norma: Give me the letter from the bank. It might be important.
- Barbara: Here. Maybe you’ve overdrawn your account.
- Norma: No danger of that. I don’t have any money to overdraw. I hope it’s an offer of that job I applied for.
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.
10 thoughts on “Lesson 1.20.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”
Hello. I’m Danijela.
I was practicing these dialogues several times, and improved my pronunciation and reading.
Very good lesson.
Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.
Yes, Danijela, the more you practice with the dialogues, the more you gain. 🙂
When I have an appointment or commitment, I hurry as fast as I can, in order to get ready in time before I am there.
Last Friday I hurry as fast as possible, but I was not ready as my wife wanted, that’s why I was not on time. We sent the package thirty minutes late, then emailed our daughter with the delivery information.
Thanks for this English class.
I’m getting ready
Well done here, Nelson. Correction: present: hurry — past: hurried
I’m learning a lot with these lessons.
Vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension of some expressions: fuddy- duddy, health spa, (there is) no danger of that.
Thank you Maestro.
very good dialogues . I read them again and again, I found some very beautiful expression and phrases , for example fuddy , duddy …
” Hurrying as fast as” , ” with time to spare ” finish getting ready ” ” they are on special this week” and health spa, . I am truly grateful to you.
I am really satisfied with every lesson that you share us every week. In this opportunity I learned some new words like: affeir, overdraw, and fuddy-duddy (I would like you explain us what this word mean, please).
Thanks a lot Maestro Sersea.
It was a pleasure to practice with these dialogues i learned New words such as, fuddy-duddy, overdraw
Thanks a lot
I am Samir Malviya from India
I practiced on the dialogues 3 times and now I can use this different dialogues in our day to day conversations very nice lesson to improve my English skills.
Thank you so much sir for this lesson 🙏
Today, I learned many words and pronunciations.I read them out loud along with the audios. Thank you very much Sir!