Welcome to American English Conversations: Lesson 10. 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.
Dialogue 28 – Pastimes
- Roger: What do you do in your spare time?
- Barry: Oh, nothing special. I read… watch TV… go to the movies.
- Roger: Don’t you have any hobbies, like stamp collecting or things like that?
- Barry: No, I don’t have any hobbies. How about you?
- Roger: I have just one—photography. It’s expensive, but it’s a lot of fun.
Dialogue 29 – Weddings
- Bonnie: Guess what! Paul and Susan are engaged!
- Janice: Really? When did that happen?
- Bonnie: A week ago. They met last summer and now, just think… they’ll be married soon.
- Janice: Have they set a date for the wedding’?
- Bonnie: No, not yet. But Susan says they’d like to get married in November or December. Then they’ll go to Hawaii for their honeymoon.
Dialogue 30 – Effort
- Debbie: I give up! I simply can’t learn French!
- Helen: Why do you say that? I think you’re making a lot of progress.
- Debbie: No, I’m not. I try and try, and I still can’t speak it very well.
- Helen:Learning any language takes a lot of effort. But don’t give up. Why don’t we practice those dialogs together?
- Debbie: Good idea. That just might help.
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.