Welcome to American English Conversation: Lesson 44. In this lesson you have 1 discussion topic to encourage conversation beyond this activity as well as a dialogue 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: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.

What are you favorite pastimes? What do you enjoy doing when you have free time? Today’s conversation topic is “Pastimes”. Imagine having a conversation about favorite pastimes with others. What would you say? What would others say to you? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re at a park and are talking about your favorite sports with your date. What would you say? What would your date say to you?
— You’re going on vacation and talking with your family about doing some things you enjoy. What would you say? What would you family say?
— You’re planning the weekend with your friends. You talk about favorite things to do. What would you say? What would your friends say?
Many people love their weekends, holidays, and vacations because they have a chance to enjoy their favorite pastimes. What pastimes would you like to enjoy?

PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogue below in English, then translate it and read it in your primary language.

Dialog 22: What Are You Good At?

  • Sandra:      So … what should we do?
  • Julie:    Well, I like to do arts and crafts, and I’m really good at drawing. What do you think?
  • Sandra:      Hmm … how about playing a board game? That would be more fun.
  • Julie:    OK. Let’s play Scrabble! I’m really good at spelling, too!
  • Sandra:      Oh, yeah? We’ll see about that!

PART 3 — 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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