American English Conversations: Lesson 22

Welcome to American English Conversations: Lesson 22. 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 34 – Planning a Business Trip

  • Dave:      When shall I say that you will arrive?
  • Don:        Tell them that I plan to be there by tomorrow afternoon.
  • Dave:      Shall I have them make a hotel reservation for you?
  • Don:        No need. I made one last week by telephone.
  • Dave:      Do you plan to stay longer than three days?
  • Don:        I don’t think so. I can take care of all the necessary business in three days.
  • Dave:      Well, have a good trip.
  • Don:        Thank you.

Dialogue 35 — A Short Discussion

  • Rosalie:             Don’t forget, Jim and Adrian are coming over tonight.
  • Tracy:                 I thought they were coming next week.
  • Rosalie:             No. Tonight’s the night. I told you at least a half a dozen times!
  • Tracy:                 Well, I forgot.
  • Rosalie:             You forget all too easily if you ask me.
  • Tracy:                 Anyway, I’ve made other plans.
  • Rosalie:             Like what?
  • Tracy:                 I told Frank I’d help him work on his car.
  • Rosalie:             Then you’ll just have to tell him you can’t come!

Dialogue 36 — Family Squabble

  • Brother:             Come on! It’s time to go!
  • Sister:                Wait a minute! Just hold your horses! What’s your hurry, anyway?
  • Brother:             Well, I’ve got to stop and get gas in the car, first.
  • Sister:                That won’t take long.
  • Brother:             Well, it won’t if there’s no line at the pump.
  • Sister:                Well, I’m not quite ready.
  • Brother:            I’ll give you five more minutes, then I’m going on without you!
  • Sister:                You wouldn’t do a thing like that!
  • Brother:            Oh, yes I would!

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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