Welcome to American English Conversations: Lesson 4. 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.

Dialog 10: A Crowded Theater

(Theater murmur)

  • Bob: Excuse me, is this seat taken?
  • Larry: No. it isn’t.
  • Bob: Would you mind moving over one, so my friend and I can sit together?
  • Larry: No, not at all.
  • Bob: Thanks a lot.

Dialog 11: Mistakes

  • Bruce: Where did John go?
  • Laura: He went to the drugstore. (Pause)
  • Bruce: To the bookstore?
  • Laura: No, I said he went to the drugstore.
  • Bruce: Oh, I misunderstood you. I thought you said bookstore.
  • Laura: How could you make a mistake like that? Weren’t you paying attention?

Dialog 12: Games

  • George: Say, Joe, do you play bridge?
  • Joe: No, I don’t play any card games. But I know how to play chess. How about you, George?
  • George: Well, I happen to be one of the best chess players around.
  • Joe: 0.K. Let’s play, then. We’ll see who’s the best.

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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