Welcome to American English Conversations: Lesson 11. 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.

  1. Dialogue 1: Greetings (Dialogue A and B)
  • A. (Acquaintances)
  • Matt:        Good morning
  • Maxine:   Good morning. How are you today?
  • Matt:        Just fine, thanks. How are you?
  • Maxine: Wonderful. Things couldn’t be better.

2. Dialogue 1: Greetings (Dialogue C)

  • B. (Good Friends)
  • Dotty:       Hi. What’s up?
  • Vivian:     Nothing much. What’s new with you?
  • Dotty:       Not too much. I’ve been pretty busy.
  • Vivian:     Me too. Seems like all I do is eat and      sleep.
  • Dotty:       Gotta go. Call me tonight.
  • Vivian:     Okay. Check you later.

3. Dialogue 2: Early in the Morning

  • Gene:      It’s time to get up!
  • Ed:   I just went to bed!
  • Gene:      You shouldn’t have stayed up so late watching TV. I told you we had to get an early start.
  • Ed:   I know, but that movie was just too good to leave. I guess I’ll just have to pay the price and         be sleepy.
  • Gene:      Do you want to eat breakfast here?
  • Ed:   No. Why don’t we just grab a bite at the coffee shop next door?
  • Gene:      Okay by me.

4. Dialogue 3: Daily Needs

  • Judith:    This is the last of the milk.
  • Mother: I know. I intend to go to the store today.
  • Judith:    Would you get some of that new cereal we saw advertised on TV?
  • Mother: Which one?
  • Judith:    You know the one with the silly ad about how vitamins jump up and down.
  • Mother: Oh, you mean “KIKIES”?
  • Judith:    Yeah. That’s the one.
  • Mother: Well, I’ll see. Sometimes the stores don’t have some of the new kinds of cereal.

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.

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