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中国时间: 06:20 2016年12月04日星期日

YOLO美语 第八课

  • 美国之音

Summary 简介

Anna wants to apologize to her co-workers. She learns what they do at the same time every day.

Anna 想向同事道歉。她了解了每天同一时间他们会做什么。

Speaking 口语

In this video, learn to say the new words. Learn to talk about three times of the day. You can also download the Activity Sheet and practice with a friend.

看视频,学习新单词发音,学习如何说某一时间。下载跟朋友一起练习。

Pronunciation 发音

​In this video, you ​learn how Americans make hesitation noises, like um, to give themselves more time to think of an answer. You can also learn how to use emphasis when you apologize and accept an apology.

Conversation 对话

Anna: Hello, everyone. Here I am at my new job! Yesterday at my first day of work … Well, let’s not talk about yesterday. Today is a new day! Today I want to apologize to my co-workers.

Anna: Hi, Anne. Are you busy?
Anne: Hi, Anna. Yes. At 10 a.m. I am writing. Every day I do my morning show. Sorry!
Anna: Okay. See you later, maybe.
Anne: Maybe I’ll see you later.
Anna: Hi, Jonathan. Are you busy?
Jonathan: Yes, I’m busy. When the studio light is on, I am recording my evening show.
Anna: Right. Sorry about yesterday.
Jonathan: No worries.
Anna: May I see the studio?
Jonathan: Um, maybe another time? Right now I am busy.
Anna: Sure. Okay, ’bye.
Jonathan: ‘Bye.
Anna: Hi, Amelia! Are you busy?
Amelia: I’m a little busy.
Anna: I want to say I’m sorry for yesterday.
Amelia: It’s okay, Anna.
Anna: Well, I am sorry.
Amelia: It’s okay, Anna. Come by this afternoon.
Anna: Okay.
Caty: Anna.
Anna: Yes, Ms. Weaver.
Caty: Are you busy?
Anna: Yes, Ms. Weaver. I am busy.
Caty: My office. 5:00 p.m.
Anna: 5:00 p.m.
Caty: Come in.
Co-Workers: Surprise!
Anna: A party! Awesome! And I still have my job! Phew!* Until next time!

* Phew! is a sound used to show that you are relieved, tired, or hot

Writing 写作

What do you do every morning? You can see some examples in the Activity Sheet. Click on the image to download it. Write to us in the Comments section.

Let's Learn English Lesson 8 Activity Sheet

Let's Learn English Lesson 8 Activity Sheet

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 Use What You Know. We have knowledge about the world we use when learning a new language or a new skill. Here is an example.

本周学习技巧是利用已经掌握的知识来辅助学习。

In this lesson's video, Anna learns that her co-workers do things at the same time each day. She understands this idea because she also has to do work at the same time every day. She uses what she knows and remembers not to bother her co-workers at the times they are busy.

How do you use what you know 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.

电邮告诉我们,你是如何利用已经掌握的知识来帮助自己提高英语水平的。

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。

New Words 新词汇

afternoon - n. the middle part of the day : the part of the day between noon and evening

afternoon - 名词,下午

apologize - v. to express regret for doing or saying something wrong : to give or make an apology

apologize - 动词,道歉

evening - n. the last part of the day and early part of the night

evening - 名词,晚上

job - n. the work that a person does regularly in order to earn money

job - 名词,工作

later - adj. happening near the end of a process, activity, series, life, etc.

later - 形容词,稍后的,后来的

light - n. a source of light (such as an electric lamp)

light - 名词,灯

maybe - adv. possibly but not certainly

maybe - 副词,可能

morning - n. the early part of the day : the time of day from sunrise until noon

morning - 名词,早晨

now - adv. at the present time

now - 副词,现在

studio - n. the building or room where an artist works

studio - 名词,(艺术家的)工作室

surprise - n. an unexpected event, piece of information, etc.

surprise - 名词,意外

yesterday - n. the day before today

yesterday - 名词,昨天

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Free Materials

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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

Lesson Plan for Let's Learn English Lesson 8

Lesson Plan for Let's Learn English Lesson 8

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: BE - Short answers; simple present tense to describe routine activities

Topics: Times of day: morning, evening, afternoon​

Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Times of day; regular activities; hesitation noise "um;" apologizing with stress or intonation

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