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.