American English Conversations: Lesson 1

Welcome to American English Conversations: Lesson 1. In this lesson you have 3 dialogues to practice, read, translate, pronounce in English, and read along with the video. Please focus and do your best so that you can learn and improve your listening, reading, pronunciation, and communication skills in English. Don’t forget to use the comments section below to share your thoughts and what you’ve learned today.

PART 1 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language, if needed.

Dialogue 1: Formal Greetings and Farewells

Paul: Hello. How are you?

Don: Fine, thank you. How are you?

Paul: Fine, thanks. (bus sound ­effect) Oh, excuse me—here’s my bus. Good­bye.

Don: Good­bye.

Dialogue 2: Informal Greetings and Farewells

Dick: Hi! How are you?

Helen: Fine, thanks—and you?

Dick: Just fine. Where are you going?

Helen: To the library.

Dick: O.K. I’ll see you later. So long

Helen: So long.

Dialogue 3: Formal Introductions

Margaret: Mr. Wilson, I’d like you to meet Dr. Edward Smith.

Mr. Wilson: How do you do, Dr. Smith.

Dr. Smith: How do you do.

Margaret: Dr. Smith is an economist. He’s just finished writing a book on international trade.

Mr. Wilson: Oh? That’s my field, too. I work for the United Nations.

Dr. Smith: In the Development Program, by any chance?

Mr. Wilson: Yes. How did you guess?

Dr. Smith: I’ve read your articles on technical assistance. They’re excellent.

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.

20 thoughts on “American English Conversations: Lesson 1

    1. Thanks for your teaching.Today,I have learned formal and informal greetings and farewells and formal introductions.They are very useful in conversation.

  1. I desperately wanted to become fluent in the English language, but I couldn’t understand how to use this your lessons.

  2. American English conversations dialogue 1 of 3.
    I have practised dialogues 3 times. I hope this exercise will help me out.

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