Lesson 1.23.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 23, Lesson 1.23.3. Today we will work on your English listening, conversation and reading skills. We begin with a dialogue-related Conversation Topic for English Learners to help with listening and reading comprehension. Then, we continue with Dialogue 1 from our English course, American English Conversations 3. Designed for beginners, each dialogue helps 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: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.

English Learners, for Formal Greetings and Farewells, imagine having a conversation with acquaintances, colleagues, educators, and employers using formal language. How would you start a conversation? What would you say?

Imagine recognizing an acquaintance at a restaurant you like. What would you say?

Imagine you’re on vacation and you notice one of your colleagues is sitting next to you, on the bus. What would you say?

Imagine you’re at a movie theater and that you notice your favorite teacher is sitting right next to you. What would you say?

Imagine you’re applying for a job and you’re interviewing for the first time with a potential employer. What would you say?

In American English, there is formal and informal language. We usually use informal language with family and friends, and use formal language with acquaintances, colleagues, educators, and employers.

PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogue below in English, then translate it and read it in your primary language.

Dialogue 1 — Formal Greetings

  • James:        Good Morning, Professor Austin, how are you doing?
  • Professor Austin:   Good morning, James. I am doing well. And you?
  • James:        I’m great, thank you. This is my friend Emma. She is thinking about applying to this college. She has a few questions.   Would you mind telling us about the process, please?
  • Professor Austin:   Hello, Emma! It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m more than happy to speak with you. Please stop by my office next                          week.
  • Emma:       It’s a pleasure to meet you, professor. Thank you so much       for helping us.
  • Professor Austin:   Don’t mention it. Hopefully, I will be able to answer your questions!

PART 3 — 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.

5 thoughts on “Lesson 1.23.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello,
    This is Albertine
    I am grateful for your lessons.
    These conversations helped me to improve my English skills.
    Thank you

  2. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Part 1. – Hello Natasa. It’s pleasure to see you. This is my favorite restaurant. I come here often. The atmosphere is beautiful and the food is very tasty. Oh yes, nice to see you. This restaurant is the best and I often come here. Oh great that we’ll see each other often here.
    – Oh Hello Sonja. I’m glad to see you. I’m going on vacation to Italy.Hello. And I’m going on vacation to Italy. Finally we will be enjoying the sea and the sun after hard work.
    – Oh Hello teacher. It is a pleasure to see you in the cinema. Hi Danijela, I’m glad to see you. I’m glad you chose to watch this movie is very instructive. Oh thank you teacher. I have heard the reviews are very positive.
    Good lesson that olways makes me so happy.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  3. Hi everyone
    For example, my previous greeting is informal. If I would want to be more formal, I could write: hello, how are you all?
    Some of common formal greetings and responses are:
    1grt. Hello, good morning (afternoon, evening) Sir (madam)
    1resp. Hello good morning…

    2 grt. How are you?
    2 rep. I am fine, thank you and you?

    3grt. How have you been?
    3resp. I have been well.

    4grt Nice to meet you.
    4resp the pleasure is mine

    And common formal farewells are:
    Good bye; take care, have a nice day, until next time

    In dialogue 1 we have some examples.

    Thank you Maestro.

  4. Dialogue ” Friend or colleague is sitting next to me on the bus”.

    Hadia: Hello , Good Moring Rania.
    Rania : Hello , Good morning , good to see you Hadia.
    Hadia: Good to see you too . Where have you been? I have not seen you for a long time.
    Rania: I went to see my Grandmother, She is not well . I stayed there and looked after her.
    Hadia : so sorry to hear that . How is she now ?
    Rania : She is quite okay, but still need help and care.
    Hadia : what are your plan ” are you going back to look after her.”
    Rania : I just came to drop my leave application to the office and will go back.
    Hadia : Great ! old people need our help , company and care.
    Rani : Yes, Of course,
    Hadia : Best of luck , bye bye
    Rania : thank you and bye bye.

  5. ” My favorite teacher is sitting right next to me ”
    Me : Hello Ma’am, I am Humera . Your old student . did you recognize me ? you were my English teacher in grade 10.
    Ma’am : Oh , Humera , ”yes I recognized you, nice to meet you”.
    Me : Thank you Ma’am, it’s a great honor to me that you recognized me”
    Ma’am: What are doing now?
    Me : Ma’am After finishing my study , I got married. here is my husband today we have come to watch movie. We heard about this movie a lot . People are guessing that may this movie get an award.
    Ma’am : let’s see, it’s about to start.
    Me : yes, ma’am thanks a lot.

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