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: Going to Church
Dialogue 1Emily: Hi, James. What are you doing this morning?
James: Hey, Emily. I’m going to church.
Emily: Which church do you go to?
James: I go to St. Mary’s downtown. Have you ever been there?
Emily: No, I haven’t. Is it an excellent place for attending religious service?
James: Definitely! The building is beautiful, and the priest gives excellent sermons.
Emily: Sounds interesting. Do you mind if I come with you today?
James: Not at all. You’re welcome to join me.
Emily: Thanks, that’s very kind of you.
James: No problem. We’ll leave in about half an hour. Would you like to get some coffee or breakfast before we go?
Emily: That sounds like a good idea.
Tom: What are you going to do this Sunday?
Jack: I’m going to church.
Tom: Really? Which one?
Jack: St. Mary’s. It’s not far from my place.
Tom: Do they have an excellent religious service there?
Jack: Yeah, it’s a friendly community. They have some excellent services and activities for families, too.
Tom: Do you go every week?
Jack: Not every week, but most of the time. I need to connect with my faith, especially during these challenging times.
Tom: That makes sense. Maybe I should start going to church as well.
Jack: You’re welcome to join me anytime!
Tom: Thanks, Jack, that sounds great.
Jack: No problem. We can grab coffee afterward and catch up.