Welcome to Year 1, Week 32, Lesson 1.32.3. 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 10 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.
Greetings, English Learners. Do you like going out to eat? Do you enjoy dining out at your favorite restaurant? What’s your favorite meal?
When it comes to discussions in English, it is important to be able to communicate when ordering a meal. What would you talk about in English if you were to order a meal at a restaurant? Here are a few suggestions:
— It’s early morning and you’re famished. You go to your neighborhood restaurant and order breakfast. What would you ask the waiter? What would the waiter ask you?
— It’s afternoon and you’re very hungry. You see a restaurant that you haven’t visited before, go inside, and sit down. What would you ask the waiter? What would the waiter ask you?
— It’s evening, and you’re out with your friends at a fancy restaurant. What would you ask the waiter? What would the waiter ask you?
Ordering a meal is part of everyday life in the United States of America. Being able to communicate effectively while ordering a meal is essential.
PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogue below in English, then translate it and read it in your primary language.
Dialog 10: Ordering a Meal
- Waiter: Hello, I’ll be your waiter today. Can I start you off with something to drink?
- Ralph: Yes. I’ll have iced tea, please.
- Anna: And I’ll have lemonade.
- Waiter: Ok. Are you ready to order, or do you need a few minutes?
- Ralph: I think we’re ready. I’ll have the tomato soup to start, and the roast beef with mashed potatoes and peas.
- Waiter: How do you want the beef – rare, medium, or well done?
- Ralph: Well done, please.
- Anna: And I’ll just have the fish, with potatoes and a salad.
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.