American English Conversation: Lesson 62

DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.

Topic: Graduation Celebration

Dialogue 1

Jack: Hey, congratulations on your college graduation!
Lucy: Thanks, Jack. It feels great to have earned a Master’s in cybersecurity.
Jack: Wow, that’s impressive. You must have worked so hard.
Lucy: Yeah, it wasn’t easy. But with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
Jack: Absolutely. So, any plans for celebrating?
Lucy: Yes! I’m having a small celebration at my apartment tonight—just a few close friends and family members.
Jack: That sounds perfect. What are you going to do after graduation? Any job offers yet?
Lucy: A couple of companies have contacted me with excellent career prospects. I haven’t decided which one to accept yet, though.
Jack: Well, take your time. You deserve it. And once you pick a job, we’ll have to celebrate again!
Lucy: Haha. Tonight will be more low-key but still a lot of fun.
Jack: Of course! Congratulations again, Lucy. You’ve achieved something remarkable.

Dialogue 2

Sophie: Congratulations, Kate! I heard you earned a Master’s in cybersecurity. That’s amazing!
Kate: Thank you so much, Sophie. It was a lot of hard work, but it feels great to graduate finally.
Sophie: You should be proud of yourself. Your determination and dedication have paid off big time.
Kate: It was tough juggling classes with my full-time job, but I knew I had to do it to pursue a career in this field.
Sophie: Well, your efforts are certainly paying off. I hear there are some excellent career prospects for people with your expertise.
Kate: Yes, that’s what I’m hoping for. I want to enjoy the moment and celebrate with my family and friends. I’ll worry about my next steps tomorrow.
Sophie: Absolutely. Let’s all raise a glass to Kate and her incredible achievement!
Everyone: Cheers!
Kate: Thanks, guys. This means a lot to me.

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