Welcome to American English Conversations: Lesson 6. 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 16: Coincidences
- Allen: Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?
- Julia: No, I don’t think so.
- Allen: But your face is so familiar. Wait a second… I know… We were on the same flight to New York last month.
- Julia: Oh, yes. Now I remember. What a coincidence to meet in San Francisco!
- Allen: Well, you know what they say—it’s a small world.
Dialog 17: Safety
- Peter: There’s the shoe store we’ve been looking for. It’s just across the street.
- Gail: Wait! You can’t cross the street in the middle of the block! You have to cross at the corner.
- Peter: Oh, come on. Let’s go across here. (Sound of car screeching)
- Gail: Look out! You nearly got hit by that car! Now do you see why you should cross at the corner?
- Peter: I guess you’re right. I’ll be more careful after this.
Dialog 18: Musical Instruments
(Sound of piano playing)
- Anne: Listen! Somebody’s playing the piano.
- Betty: Yeah, it sounds nice, doesn’t it? I wish I could play a musical instrument.
- Anne: Don’t you play the violin?
- Betty: No, but my sister does. Actually, she’s pretty good at it.
- Anne: I took flute lessons for a couple of years, but I never learned to play very well. I guess I don’t have any musical talent.
- Betty: Oh, that’s not true. You sing very well. I can’t even do that!
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.