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中国时间 14:52 2017年8月17日 星期四

YOLO美语 第三十四课

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Summary 简介

In this lesson, Anna wants to go to a Halloween party. But she needs a costume. Will her friend Genie help her find the right one?

Speaking 口语

Learn the new words for this lesson. Then, learn how to talk about the future in two ways. You can use the modal verb "will" or the modal verb "might." ​

Pronunciation 发音

Use this video to learn a stress pattern to show strong emotion with the modal "might."​

Conversation 对话

Anna: Hello! Halloween is very popular in the United States.
Anna: Children trick-or-treat. They ask people for candy. Children and adults wear costumes and go to parties!
Anna: In fact, there is a Halloween party tonight. I need my friend, Genie. Genie!
Anna: Hi!
Genie: Hi, Anna! What do you need?
Anna: Tonight, there is a Halloween party.
Genie: I love Halloween! Are you going?
Anna: I might go. I might not go. I don’t have a costume. Can you help me?
Genie: Dress as a genie!
Anna: Great idea! I can do a genie trick like read minds!
Genie: Anna, be careful. Things might go wrong.
Anna: What can go wrong?
Genie: Okay.
Anna: Hey, look! I’m a genie! This is going to be fun!
Genie: Remember, Anna. Be careful!
Anna: Don’t worry, Genie! I will!
Rebecca: Excuse me, are you really a mind reader?
Anna: I might be.
Rebecca: Okay, tell me what I am thinking.
Anna: Sure! First, what do you do?
Rebecca: I study. I'm a junior in college.
Anna: What do you study?
Rebecca: I study journalism.
Anna: Okay. Wait. You are thinking … you will graduate from college in about one year.
Rebecca: Well, yeah. That’s the plan. I told you, I’m a junior in college.
Anna: Right, um, wait. There’s more. You are thinking … you might get a job writing the news.
Rebecca: I MIGHT get a job writing the news? I MIGHT! That means I might not. And I'm studying really hard.
Anna: No, no, no, no. Uh, no, you will! You WILL get a job writing the news.
Rebecca: I will?
Anna: You will.
Rebecca: I will. I think.
Anna: 'Bye. Happy to help!
Kaveh: Can you really read minds?
Anna: I might.
Kaveh: Well, today, I will ask my girlfriend to marry me. What am I thinking?
Anna: Wait. Wait, you are thinking ... you might have a wedding very soon!
Kaveh: Might? MIGHT? She won’t say "no," will she?
Anna: No, no! She WILL say “yes”!
Kaveh: I will have a wedding, won’t I?
Anna: You will. You will!
Kaveh: Thanks. I think.
Anna: Good luck!
Anna: This is hard. Genie! Genie!
Genie: Anna, what’s wrong?
Anna: I don’t want to be a genie for Halloween. I might not go to the party.
Genie: Of course you will go. I have another costume for you!
Anna: I’m a rock star! You read my mind!
Genie: No. You told me you like rock music.
Anna: Oh, right. Well, I love it!
Genie: Have fun, Anna!
Anna: Thanks, Genie!!
Anna: I am ready for the Halloween party! But I am not going to read minds. I might play some rock music! Or I might not. Until next time …

Writing 写作

What do you think about your future? Where might you live and work in five years? What might happen in your life? Write to us by email or in the Comments section.

你对自己的未来有什么打算?五年后你会在哪里生活和工作?你的生活会出现什么样的变化?评论或电邮告诉我们。

Click on the image below to download the Activity Sheet and practice talking about the important things that happen in our lives.

点击下载练习页,练习讨论生活中发生的重大事件。

Activity Sheet Lesson 34
Activity Sheet Lesson 34

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 Your Best Guess. That means using what you know about the world to make a guess. When we do this with language, it can help us understand and speak more fluently.

本课的学习技巧是做出最佳猜测,换句话说么就是根据已知信息,进行推测。这种技巧可以帮助我们在学习语言时增进理解,更流利地表达。

For example, Anna says she might be able to read minds. But she is really guessing. After she hears Rebecca say, "I'm a junior in college." Anna says, "You are thinking … you will graduate from college in about one year." She knows that "junior" means a student in the third year at a four-year college, so she can make a good guess that Rebecca will be graduating in one year.

Anna说自己能看出别人在想什么,其实她只是在猜测而已。

Can you find another example in the lesson of Anna making a guess? Write to us about it in the Comments section or send us an email. Teachers, see the Lesson Plan for more details on teaching this strategy.

你能找出本课中Anna猜测的另外一个例子吗?评论或邮件告诉我们。

Quiz 测试

Listen to short videos and test your listening skills with this quiz.

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New Words 新词汇

candy - n. a sweet food made with sugar or chocolate
candy - 名词,糖果
college - n. school that offers courses leading to a degree (such as a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree)
college - 名词,大学
costume - n. the clothes that are worn by someone (such as an actor) who is trying to look like a different person or thing
costume - 名词,服装
dress - v. to put clothes on (yourself or someone else)
dress - 动词,穿衣服
girlfriend - n. a woman with whom someone is having a romantic relationship
girlfriend - 名词,女友
graduate - v. to earn a degree or diploma from a school, college, or university
graduate - 动词,毕业
Halloween - n. the night of October 31 when children dress up as ghosts, witches or monsters, and go to houses to ask for candy
Halloween - 名词,万圣节
journalism - n. the activity or job of collecting, writing, and editing news stories for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio
journalism - 名词,新闻学,新闻业
junior - n. US:a student in the third of four years in a high school or college
junior - 名词,美国四年大学或四年高中的三年级学生
marry - v. to become the husband or wife of (someone)orto become joined with (someone) in marriage
marry - 动词,结婚
might - modal. used to say that something is possible
might - 情态动词
mind - n. the part of a person that thinks, reasons, feels, and remembers
mind - 名词,头脑
rock star - n. a person who plays a kind of popular music with a strong beat that is played on instruments that are made louder electronically
rock star - 名词,摇滚明星
think - v. to form or have (a particular thought) in your mind
think - 动词,思考
trick - n. something that causes confusion or that makes something seem different from what it actually is
trick - 名词,伎俩
trick-or-treat - expression. a custom on Halloween in which children knock on people's doors and say “trick or treat” when the doors are opened to ask for candy
trick-or-treat - 一种表达方式,万圣节孩子挨家挨户要糖吃时说的话
wedding - n. a ceremony at which two people are married to each other
wedding - 名词,婚礼

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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 life events.

For Teachers

​教师资源

Lesson Plan - Lesson 34: What Will I Do?
Lesson Plan - Lesson 34: What Will I Do?

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: Modal verb "might"

Topics: Asking about the future; Talking about life events

Learning Strategy: Make Your Best Guess (Inferencing)

Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Using modal verb​s "will" and"might;" ​patterns of intonation with modal verbs

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