Welcome to American English Conversations: Lesson 8. 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 22 – Having Things Done
- Steve: Excuse me. I wonder if you can help me.
- Mike: Sure. What is it?
- Steve: I want to have my hair cut, but I can’t find a barber shop.
- Mike: I know where one is. Come on—I’ll show you.
Dialogue 23 – Mailing Letters
- Dean: Do you mind if we stop by the post office? I have to mail these letters and I don’t have any stamps.
- Carol: Oh, I have some. We don’t need to go all the way to the post office.
- Dean: That would save time. Can you let me have two airmail stamps and one regular one?
- Carol: Here you are. Are you sure that’s enough?
- Dean: Yes, that’s fine. Now all we have to do is find a mailbox.
Dialogue 24 – Animals
- Connie: That’s a beautiful cat. I wonder who it belongs to.
- Gary: It belongs to the Browns. They live across the street from us. They have three cats, two dogs, and a canary.
- Connie: They certainly must like pets! But how do all those animals get along with each other?
- Gary: Don’t ask me. Ask the Browns!
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.