Welcome to Year 1, Week 50, Lesson 1.50.3. 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 28 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.
Conversation Topics for English Learners: Pastimes
What are you favorite pastimes? What do you enjoy doing when you have free time? Today’s conversation topic is “Pastimes”. Imagine having a conversation about favorite pastimes with others. What would you say? What would others say to you? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re at a park and are talking about your favorite sports with your date. What would you say? What would your date say to you?
— You’re going on vacation and talking with your family about doing some things you enjoy. What would you say? What would you family say?
— You’re planning the weekend with your friends. You talk about favorite things to do. What would you say? What would your friends say?
Many people love their weekends, holidays, and vacations because they have a chance to enjoy their favorite pastimes. What pastimes would you like to enjoy?
PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogue below in English, then translate it and read it in your primary language.
Dialog 28: Hobbies
- Ryan: I’m so happy this week of midterm exams is finished.
- Tyler: Same here. I’m looking forward to relaxing in the mountains this weekend. I’ve planned a little hike in the woods. And I’m gonna take a canoe trip down the river if the weather cooperates.
- Ryan: Oh, fun! I’m going to Michigan. I’m taking my camera because fall is coming fast. The leaves are already turning all shades of red and orange. It will be awesome.
- Tyler: Next time you go there, I’ll join you. I’ve heard Michigan is a great place to go canoeing.
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.