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中国时间: 05:18 2016年12月08日星期四

YOLO 第十三课

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Summary 简介

It's a Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Anna is bored. She finds something interesting to do when she hears music playing.

Speaking 口语

In this video, learn to say the new words. Learn to talk about cause and effect. You can also download the Activity Sheet and practice talking about your usual - and unusual - activities.

学习新单词,学习解释因果关系。下载练习页,练习讲述自己经常做和不经常做的事情。

Pronunciation 发音

​In this video, you ​learn about what happens when two words with same sound come together.​

Conversation 对话

Anna: Hello! In Washington D.C. there are many things to do on a Sunday afternoon. I like to exercise. I like to shop. I like to garden. But today I feel bored. When I feel bored I always look for something unusual to do! I hear music. Let’s go see! What is going on here?
Rebecca: It’s a big birthday party for the writer William Shakespeare.
Anna: This is a party for William Shakespeare?
Rebecca: Yes!
Anna: Awesome!
Rebecca: Awesome!
Anna: This is a drum band. I never listen to a drum band. But today I am listening to a drum band because it’s Shakespeare’s birthday!
Anna: This is a puppet show. I never watch puppet shows. But today I am watching a puppet show because it’s Shakespeare’s birthday!
Anna: My clothes are usual. His clothes are unusual.
Anna: In Washington, D.C. seeing a politician or even the President is usual. Seeing the Queen of England is very unusual! Your majesty!
Anna: This is sword fighting. I never sword fight. But today I am sword fighting because it’s Shakespeare’s birthday!
Anna: There are many things to do on a Sunday in Washington, D.C. -- some usual, some unusual.
Anna: Today, I am not bored because … it is William Shakespeare’s birthday!

Writing 写作

Activity Sheet Lesson 13

Activity Sheet Lesson 13

What do you usually do on a Sunday afternoon? (Or on your day off.)​ Send us an email or write about how frequently you do different activities in the Comments section. Click on the image below to download the Activity Sheet and practice with a friend.

星期天下午(或是休息日)你一般会做些什么?发邮件给我们,或是发表评论,谈谈你各种活动的经常性?点击下载练习页,跟朋友一起练。

Learning Strategy 学习技巧

Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective.

The learning strategy for this lesson is Make an Inference. Learning English is easier when you can make an inference about meaning. Here is an example.

本课的学习技巧是做推断。

Rory is traveling. At the airport, he is looking for his airline when he walks into a woman by mistake. She yells at him, "Hey, don't be so inconsiderate! Watch where you're going!" Rory does not know the word "inconsiderate." But the woman's angry face and loud voice help him to understand that she is angry. He makes the inference that "inconsiderate" means "rude," or "impolite," and he quickly apologizes. "Oh, I'm very sorry! I am looking for the airline desk." The woman says, "Okay, but be more careful."

Rory要出门,在机场找航空公司的柜台,不小心撞上了一个女子。她冲他喊道,“嘿,别光顾自己不管别人!看着点路!”Rory不知道 inconsiderate这个字的意思,但是从这个女子生气的表情和声音大小,他推断 inconsiderate是粗暴无礼的意思,所以赶紧道歉。

How do you make inferences in studying English? Write to us in the Comments section or send us an email. Teachers, see the Lesson Plan for more details on teaching this strategy.

学习英语的过程中你会用到推断的技巧吗?

Listening Quiz 听力测试

Desktop Computer: Click here to go directly to the Listening Quiz. Click on the button below if you are on a mobile device or our mobile site.

使用电脑的用户:点击这里进行听力测试。手机或平板电脑用户,点击下面的Start quiz开始测试。

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New Words 新词汇

bandn. a usually small group of musicians who play popular music together
band - 名词,乐队
becauseconj. for the reason that
because - 连词,因为
birthday - n. the day when someone was born or the anniversary of that day
birthday - 名词,生日
boredadj. tired and annoyed by too much of the same thing; not interested
bored - 形容词,百无聊赖的
drum - n. a musical instrument that is made with a thin layer of skin or plastic stretched over the end of a round frame and that is played by hitting the skin or plastic with sticks or with your hands
drum - 名词,鼓
exercisev. physical activity that is done in order to become stronger and healthier
exercise - 动词,锻炼
fight - v. to use weapons or physical force to try to hurt someone, to defeat an enemy, etc. or to struggle in battle or physical combat
fight - 动词,打斗
party - n. a social event in which entertainment, food, and drinks are provided
party - 名词,派对
politician - n. someone who is active in government usually as an elected official
politician - 名词,政治人物
President - n. the head of the government in some countries
President - 名词,总统
puppet - n. a doll that is moved by putting your hand inside it or by pulling strings or wires that are attached to it
puppet - 名词,木偶
Queen - n. a woman who rules a country and who usually inherits her position and rules for life
Queen - 名词,女王
shopv. to visit places where goods are sold in order to look at and buy things
shop - 动词,购物
show - n. a performance in a theater that usually includes singing and dancing
show - 名词,表演
sword - n. a weapon with a long metal blade that has a sharp point and edge
sword - 名词,剑
unusual - adj. different or strange in a way that attracts attention
unusual - 形容词,不寻常的
usualadj. done, found, or used most of the time or in most cases, or normal or regular
usual - 形容词,寻常的
watch - v. to look at (someone or something) for an amount of time and pay attention to what is happening
watch - 动词,观看

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Free Materials

免费学习辅助材料

Word Book

Word Book

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 a conversation about activities.

For Teachers 教师资源

Let's Learn English Lesson Plan - Lesson 13

Let's Learn English Lesson Plan - Lesson 13

See the Lesson Plan for this lesson for ideas and more teaching resources. Send us an email if you have comments on this course or questions.

Grammar focus: Frequency adverbs, cause and effect phrases

Topics: Usual and unusual activities

Learning Strategy: Make an Inference

Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Using frequency adverbs to talk about cause and effect; blended sounds

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