Anna bought the wrong foods for the dinner she and Marsha planned for some friends. They are coming in thirty minutes. What will Anna make with the unusual ingredients she bought?
Use this video to practice saying the new words and learn some prepositions of location: in, on, under, and inside.
Use this video to learn how to change your intonation when saying compound nouns like pancake mix, shopping list, and peanut butter.
Anna: Last time on Let’s Learn English, Marsha and I invited friends to a dinner party but I shopped with the wrong list. Guests are coming soon. Marsha is worried but I have a plan. Let’s see what it is.
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Click on the image below to download the Activity Sheet and practice talking about locations in the kitchen.
Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective.
The learning strategy for this lesson is Substitute. That means using one thing instead of another. In using English, if you can't think of a word, you can use a phrase that means the same thing. Let's say you cannot remember the word "huge." You can say "very, very big" instead and communicate the same meaning. Or, you can use a gesture with your arms out to your side. Gestures are another way to substitute when communicating in your second language.
In this lesson, after Anna makes pancakes for dinner, she says, "Yes! I call it let’s-eat-breakfast-for-dinner dinner!" She substitutes a breakfast food for a dinner food. Marsha agrees with Anna's substitution. She says, "Anna, you made it work!
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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 locations in the kitchen.
Grammar focus: Prepositions of location
Topics: Asking the location of items; Names of locations in the kitchen
Learning Strategy: Substitute
Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Intonation patterns of compound nouns