2.7.3: Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Hello, students. You now can learn about Alex, an American teenager, as part of “American Teens Talk!” book. I suggest you read and listen to this section several times so you can improve your American English reading and listening comprehension skills. Don’t forget to respond to the prompts in the comments section below so that you can improve your writing skills as well.

Directions: Please read about the section about Alex two or more times.

Directions: Please listen to the section about Alex two or more times.

Directions: Please respond to one of the prompts below in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

  1. Alex mentioned several kinds of food (turkey,
    cranberries, pecans, pumpkins) that are native
    to North America. Have you seen or eaten any of
    them? Do you like to try new foods? What are the
    special foods at your family’s celebrations?
  2. Alex and her father run long distances together
    as a sport. In the U.S., it is not surprising to see
    a father and daughter running together. Would
    it be surprising in your country? What kinds
    of things do fathers and daughters usually do
    together in your country?

11 thoughts on “2.7.3: Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    I like try new foods.Special foods at celebrations are meat prepared in various ways, sarma, cheese pie, various salads and various cakes.I usually make cake with three types chocolate.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

    1. I like to taste food dishes from different countries of the world. I’m really curious to do this not only to fill up but to learn and know the menus of other companies. In this way one can know the habits and traditions of the peoples. Around me we celebrate the first day of spring. The moms are preparing pancakes in the pottery pan. They cut them into small pieces and sprinkle everything with boiling curdled milk. All family members gather on this day and share this special delicious dish for this ceremony.

  2. In my country, it is also not surperising to see a father and a daughter or a son do exercising, such as run long distances together as a sport, and other kinds. Fathers and daughters or sons usually have sports together, and running, playing badmiton etc., could be their favorates.

  3. Hello everyone
    Of course I have eaten all those products but, although we can find them in the local market, they are somewhat expensive, so we prefer local products such as Mangoes and peanuts.
    In our family celebrations like Christmas, we usually eat pork leg (pernil), cooked salad, and hallacas. The latter is a typical dish from my country.
    Thank you Maestro

    1. In my family we celebrate with rice or spaghetti and something to drink.
      In my contry is normal to see a father and daughter to do sport together and do something special is not surprise

  4. Hello, every one
    I’m hind from Iraq
    I would like try new foods specialty food for celebration time like
    – lentil soup in Ramadan month while we eat after fasting from sun rise to sunset which we eats the first thing.
    -We eat breakfast the fist day of ead day after fasting month ( double cream with sweet pastry)and the lunch is pice of bread with peat .

  5. Hello , hind from Iraq
    The habits and tradition of people permission and not surprising to see a father and a daughter to many thinks like exercising (marathon participation ),or painting or jogging or any think they interested.

  6. Lesson 2.7.3
    American Teen Talks!
    Discussion Question,
    As Alex mentioned several kinds of traditional food are served on Thanksgiving day at her family’s house. One of them I have seen and tasted is turkey with cranberry sauce. I remember in France one of our friends Mr. Fisher invited us for a lunch. After having starter they served us the main dish was turkey with cranberry sauce. We thought it might be a big chicken, then our hostess told us it is turkey, not chicken. Further, she explained that turkey and chicken are not the same things, but they are related. IN taste they are entirely different. It was quite delicious dish,

  7. Lesson 2.7.3 Year 2
    Discussion Question
    I frequently try new dishes because my husband is very fond of good food. Our family’s traditional food is mutton spinach, meatball, biryani, milk spaghetti, and vermicelli a kind of sweet dish.
    * In our country father and daughter do play together like cards, carrom board, chess, Ludo and many other games. They go together for a walk.

  8. Greetings Maestro Sersea
    Yes, for me the oven baked turkey is delicious, sometimes I searched and download recipes of food or cakes I like to taste new food and desserts. Commonly, in my families celebrations is a tradition to prepare a oven baked pork, mashed potatoes or salad pototoes, and a casserole of special rice never lack. Also, we like to enjoy the traditional cakes, many times we prepare them in house and other time we buy them already prepared. My favorites are carrots cake, banana cake and chocolate cakes.

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