Lesson 1.24.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea

Welcome to Year 1, Week 24, Lesson 1.24.3. 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 2 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.

Hello, English Learners. For Informal Greetings and Farewells, when you know someone very well and feel comfortable around them, you can use informal language. In English, we normally use informal language with family and friends. How would you start and end an informal conversation? What would you say?

Imagine meeting a close friend at the supermarket. What would you say?

Imagine meeting your cousin at the park. What would you say?

Imagine meeting your brother at the library of your school. What would you say?

Imagine waking up one early morning and greeting your mother who is preparing food in the kitchen. 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 2 — Informal Greetings and Farewells

  • Jane:    Hi, Helen! How’s it going?
  • Helen:  Fine, thanks – and you?
  • Jane:    Just fine. Where are you off to?
  • Helen:  To the library. I’ve got a history exam next week and need to start                   studying. Ugh.
  • Jane:    Oh, no. Well, I’ll see you later then. Good luck!
  • Helen:  Thanks. See you later.

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.

4 thoughts on “Lesson 1.24.3 – American English Lessons With Maestro Sersea”

  1. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Part 1. – Hi Maria. How’s it going? I came to buy groceries. And I. I love shopping, it relaxes me. I don’t like it but I have to. I’m finish. Now I going to the casher. When you can, come for coffee I’m home in the afternoon. Ok, see you afternoon.
    – Oh, hello Jelena. Hi Danijela. How’s it going? Good. And you? I come here to joging. I come here for a walk and fresh air. The weather is nice, should use it. Nice to see you. I’m going to joging. So I’ll talk to you on the phone later. Ok
    – Hello Bogdan. Hi Danijela. Looking for a book? I’m looking a book for school. How are you? How’s school? Ok. And I have to get the book I need for the exam. So I have to go to class. We’ll talk leter. Bye.
    – Good morning mom. Good morning. What are you preparing for breakfast? Eggs, ham, cheese, butter, toast and juice. Great. Mom would you like coffee? Yes, I would like one. Ok, I make us coffee right away.
    Very good lesson.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  2. Informal Gretings and farewells
    Ones of the most common informal greetings, responses and good bye are:
    Hi, hi thre; hey, hey you, hey man/brother/ bro/ brotha/guy. Long no see ( you haven’t see a person for a long time); mornin’, afternoon, evenin’.
    For exampla, if I meet a close friend at the supermarket:

    Me) hey man. How’s it going?
    F) no bad, how ’bout you?
    Me) can’t complain. Good to see you.
    F) me too. How about if call me tonight.
    Me) sounds good. See you later alligator.
    F) aftrr a while crocodile. Greetings to your fsmily.
    Me) bye.

  3. ” Meeting a close friend in the super market ”
    Me : Salam Nina , It is nice to meet you here.
    Nina: Salam Humera, nice to meet you too.
    Me : What’s new in the super market now a days . I have just come to have yogurt and some baking stuff.
    Nina : I want to have fruits and vegetable.
    Me : Do you think that this super market is cheaper ?
    Nina: I think some items of food are cheaper than the other markets.
    Me : Most people think so.
    Nina : okay let’s do shopping , bye
    Me : Bye, see you soon.

  4. ” Meeting cousin at the park ”
    Humera : Hello, Ibrahim ,how are you doing?
    Ibrahim : I am fine ,what about you ?
    Humera : Just fine.
    Ibrahim : How is the family ?
    Humera : They are all good, thank you.
    Ibrahim : Do you come often at this park ?
    Humera : I like this park very much. it is very near to my house. It is very green,
    Benches are lying there, one can sit after having a round.
    Ibrahim : this is my first visit but I like it very much .
    Humera: Okay , I have to leave now , Bye.
    Ibrahim : Bye , Bye.

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