Anna plays the game "Catch Americana" and learns more about U.S. Presidents. She also learns to watch where she walks!
Learn to pronounce the new words for this lesson. Find out more about the U.S. Presidents and the symbols in the game Anna and Dan play in the video. You can also learn another way to warn someone of danger.
Use this video to learn about how people say "ought to" in fast speech.
Are there any memorials to famous leaders in your town or in your country? Tell us about them. Do you admire the leader? Write to us by email or in the Comments section.
Click on the image below to download the Activity Sheet and practice talking about sports with a friend.
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 Associations. When we think of connections between things we are making associations.
In this lesson, Dan makes an association to help himself remember Anna's name. After Anna tells him her name, he says, "Like Americana!" The name "Anna" sounds like the end of the word "Americana" to Dan.
Can you find another example of making associations in the conversation? Write to us in the Comments section or send us an email. Teachers, see the Lesson Plan for more details on teaching this strategy.
Listen to short videos and test your listening skills with this quiz.
New Words 新词汇
American Presidents and Symbols (Part Two)
George Washington was the first President of the United States, from 1789 to 1797. He was a strong leader for America. The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States. People think of the eagle as strong and powerful.
Free Materials 免费学习材料
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 associations with sports and warnings using "look out."
Grammar focus: modal "ought to;" irregular past tense verbs
Topics: U.S. Presidents; Americana symbols
Learning Strategy: Make Associations
Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Pronouncing "ought to" in fast speech; Giving warnings with the expression "look out;" Symbols associated with American Presidents