Lesson 1.21.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 21, Lesson 1.21.3. Today we will work on your English conversation and reading skills. We begin dialogues 31-33 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 31 – Bedtime

  • Angela:   Did you lock the doors?
  • Frank:      All except the back door. I left that open for Tim. He took the dog for a walk.
  • Angela:   Well, I’m going to bed. I’m bushed.
  • Frank:      Okay. I’m going to stay up a while. I’ve got to go over the household budget. We’re a little overspent this month.
  • Angela:   Please tell Tim to close the door to the basement. I don’t want the dog down there tonight.
  • Frank:      Okay. Good night. See you at breakfast.

Dialogue 32 — Getting Something Fixed

  • Lee:           How long do you think it’ll take to fix it?
  • Repairman:     Hard to tell. Sometimes we can find the problem right away and sometimes it may                      take an hour or two.
  • Lee:           Should I wait or come back later?
  • Repairman:     Suit yourself, but it’s probably better to come back later.
  • Lee:           You will get it fixed today, won’t you?
  • Repairman:     I don’t see any problem. We should have it ready for you by three at the latest. But,                           better call before you come.
  • Lee:           Okay. Thanks a lot.

Dialogue 33 — Family Plans

  • Wife:          The gas company phoned this afternoon.
  • Husband: About the gas stove that we ordered?
  • Wife:          Yes, and also about the gas furnace you asked about.
  • Husband:             What did they say?
  • Wife:          They’re going to send someone out to talk with us about the furnace.
  • Husband:             Good. I think we’re doing the right thing. The old furnace just isn’t very efficient anymore.
  • Wife:          I agree. We should be able to afford a new furnace now that you got that raise in salary.
  • Husband:             Exactly my thoughts.

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 1.21.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello,
    I learned a few new words as bushed, household, overspent, suit yourself, furnace, to afford and raise.
    Thanks Teacher.

  2. Good morning.
    When I go to bed I leave the light on at the garage and around the house; and I stay up while, because I have got to go over the tasks for the next day.
    If I am getting something fixed and it has a big damage, I call right away a repairman.
    In my city we don’t use a furnace to heat the air; the hot weather is all of a year; so, we use air conditioning in every house rooms.
    Thanks a lot.
    Nelson

  3. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    In this lesson I was practicing these dialogues several times, and I improved my reading, pronunciation and vocabulary.
    Very good lesson.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  4. Hi everyone
    I’ve learned new words and expressions:
    I left that; to go over; the household budget; overspent; right away; suit yourself; gas stove; gas furnace; you got that raise in salary.

    Thanks Maestro

  5. I have learned new word or phrases and expressions of the dialogue number 32 .
    ” getting something fixed ” .
    ”Hard to tell” ”suit yourself” .
    I have written my own dialogue’ Here they are.
    The doorbell rang I saw a plumberman was standing in front of me.
    Plumberman: Good morning , Ma’am , we received a phone call from you. Can you let me know the problem you are facing?
    Me: Good morning, Yes, com on in. A very basic repair of my toilt that water keeps running in my toilt .
    Plumberman : Ma’am let me check… after awhile…I don’t see any big problem. A screw has fallen down, right now I am making it fixed.
    Me : thank you.

  6. Dialogues 33… ” Family Plans ”
    Following phrases I have learned.
    ” To send someone out to talk ” ” Raise in salary ” ” Exactly my thought ”.
    Here are my own dialogue.
    ” At the breakfast”
    Mom and Dad are waiting for the children at the table of breakfast. Every one has to go to their workplace.
    Mom : Hurry up children , come down quickly, breakfast is ready. you will get late from your school.
    Rania: Good morning Mom , Good morning Dad. I am ready.
    Dad : Where is Ibrahim? What is he doing ? Isn’t he ready yet?
    Ibrahim : ( coming down with grumbling ) Mom and Dad I can’t share the room anymore. Now we are grown up and we need separate rooms.
    Rani: Exactly my thoughts.
    Dad : Okay , Give us some time, we think about it
    Mom: I think children have genuine problem and it should be our first priority to solve their problem. We should look for a 3 or 4 bedroom house .
    Ibrahim : Dad , you told us that you have got promotion with a big raise in salary.
    Dad : Yes my son, I am planning to move a big house. Soon I am going to meet a property dealer. Let’s hope for the better.

  7. Hello!
    Me too, I got new words and expression such as: ” I am bushed. I am stay up a while. Suit yourself. Gas stove. Gas furnace.

    It’s a real learning and more new vocabularies discovered. Thank you so much teacher.

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