Welcome to American English Conversations: Lesson 21. 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 31 – Bedtime
- Angela: Did you lock the doors?
- Frank: All except the back door. I left that open for Tim. He took the dog for a walk.
- Angela: Well, I’m going to bed. I’m bushed.
- Frank: Okay. I’m going to stay up a while. I’ve got to go over the household budget. We’re a little overspent this month.
- Angela: Please tell Tim to close the door to the basement. I don’t want the dog down there tonight.
- Frank: Okay. Good night. See you at breakfast.
Dialogue 32 — Getting Something Fixed
- Lee: How long do you think it’ll take to fix it?
- Repairman: Hard to tell. Sometimes we can find the problem right away and sometimes it may take an hour or two.
- Lee: Should I wait or come back later?
- Repairman: Suit yourself, but it’s probably better to come back later.
- Lee: You will get it fixed today, won’t you?
- Repairman: I don’t see any problem. We should have it ready for you by three at the latest. But, better call before you come.
- Lee: Okay. Thanks a lot.
Dialogue 33 — Family Plans
- Wife: The gas company phoned this afternoon.
- Husband: About the gas stove that we ordered?
- Wife: Yes, and also about the gas furnace you asked about.
- Husband: What did they say?
- Wife: They’re going to send someone out to talk with us about the furnace.
- Husband: Good. I think we’re doing the right thing. The old furnace just isn’t very efficient anymore.
- Wife: I agree. We should be able to afford a new furnace now that you got that raise in salary.
- Husband: Exactly my thoughts.
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.