Anna meets her friend Marsha in a coffee shop. Marsha asks Anna to come to a party. But Anna has to take a driving test. Can Anna come to the party?
In this video, you can practice saying the new words and learn how to show that one event comes after another event.
This video teaches about two ways to pronounce have to.
In this lesson, Marsha asks Anna to come to a party on Saturday. What do you like to do on the weekends? Write to us to tell us about what you plan to do next weekend. Send us an email or write in the Comments section.
Use the Activity Sheet to practice talking about your talents and skills.
Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective.
The learning strategy for this lesson is cooperate. When we work together to help others we are cooperating. We also cooperate when we help someone understand their second language.
In this lesson, Marsha tells Anna about a party. Everyone who comes to the party cooperates by bringing food or performing something. Anna wants to cooperate by performing at the party.
Can you find another time in the video when Anna or Marsha cooperate? Write to us in the Comments section or send us an email. Teachers, see the Lesson Plan for more details on teaching this strategy.
Check your understanding and practice your listening skills with this quiz.
card - n. a small piece of stiff paper that is used for playing games
perform - v. to entertain an audience by singing or acting
poetry - n. the writings of a poet
recite - v. to read (something) out loud or say (something) from memory
test - n. a set of questions or problems that are designed to measure a person's knowledge, skills, or abilities
Download the VOA Learning English Word Book for a dictionary of the words we use on this website.
Each Let's Learn English lesson has an Activity Sheet for extra practice on your own or in the classroom. In this lesson, you can use it to practice talking about your talents and skills.
Grammar focus: Have to, Can, Can't, Contractions
Topics: Invitations, Apologizing, Hobbies & Personal Skills, Expressing Obligation
Learning Strategy: Cooperate
Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Using then to talk about a result; Using have to or reduced hafta to express obligation
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