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中国时间 1:30 2017年8月17日 星期四

YOLO美语 第三十七课

  • 美国之音

Summary 简介

In this lesson, Anna meets a new friend. Phil is new to Washington, D.C. and he feels lost in the city. Anna asks him to make the city a friendlier place.

本课里,Anna认识了一个新朋友。Phil刚到华盛顿特区,感觉有点不知所措,Anna帮他适应环境。

Speaking 口语

Use this video to earn the new words for this lesson. Then, learn how to give a reason when you say your opinion.

Pronunciation

Use this video to learn how to pronounce possessive pronouns.

Conversation 对话


Anna: You know, I am from the country and sometimes I miss it. But I really like life in the city! I love the city. Oh, look. Someone lost a bag. Maybe it's theirs. Excuse me. Is this bag yours?
Dr. Jill: No. It's not mine. It might be hers.
Anna: Excuse me. Is this bag yours?
Sarah: No. It's not mine. It might be his.
Anna: Thank you. Hello. Is this bag yours?
Phil: Yes, that's mine. These are all my travel things. Thank you, thank you!
Anna: Are you okay? You seem ... nervous.
Phil: Well, this is my first visit to Washington, D.C. I'm from a small town in the country. I feel a little lost.
Anna: I am from the country too! And I understand. When I first came here, I felt lost ... all the time.
Phil: So, do you like living in the country or in the city?
Anna: I like to live in the city.
Phil: Why?
Anna: The city is exciting! It has more culture than the country. There are many museums and restaurants. Every night, there is theater and music. And, there are more jobs. That is why I'm here.
Phil: Well, I agree. There is more culture in the city and there might be more jobs. But the country has more nature! It's peaceful and beautiful. There are more trees and mountains. The air is clean. You can go hiking and camping. The city is not beautiful. It's noisy and dirty.
Anna: I disagree. I think all the different buildings are beautiful. And I like to watch all the different people.
Phil: That's another thing that is different. People in the country are friendly. They always say "hello!" Here, no one says "hello." I think city people are rude.
Anna: Well, I agree. Country people are friendly. But I don't think city people are rude. I think they're just busy.
Phil: That's a good point.
Anna: Look at me. I live in the city and I said "hello" to you.
Phil: But you are from the country.
Anna: I have an idea. Let's say "hello!" to people -- to many people!
Phil: What? Why?
Anna: Well, if we say "hello," maybe they will say "hello" to other people ... Hello!
Phil: ... and they will say "hello" to more people! That's a great idea! I'm glad you found my bag.
Anna: Come on. Let's go say "hello" to people.
Anna: We don't have to agree with people. They have their opinions. We have ours. And as we like to say, you can always agree to disagree! Until next time...! Hello!

Writing 写作

What is the best place to live? Tell us about where you live now or where you want to live. Be sure you give a reason for your opinion. Write to us by email or in the Comments section.

什么地方最适合居住?发邮件或评论告诉我们,你现在住在哪里,你想要去哪里居住,你为什么想去那里住呢?

Click on the image below to download the Activity Sheet and practice sharing opinions.

点击图片下载练习页,练习发表自己的意见。

Activity Sheet Lesson 37
Activity Sheet Lesson 37

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 Personalize. This means connecting new information to our own feelings and experiences. When we are listening in English, we personalize by thinking about how what we hear is like our own experience. When speaking or writing, we can use what we know to communicate.

本课的学习技巧是个性化,把新信息跟你自己的感情和经历结合在一起。

In this lesson, Anna tells Phil why she likes living in the city. She is personalizing by thinking about the things she likes: "The city is exciting! It has more culture than the country. There are many museums and restaurants. Every night, there is theater and music. And, there are more jobs."

在本课中,Anna告诉Phil她为什么喜欢城里的生活,她这就是在把自己的想法个性化:城市生活激动人心,跟乡村比文化气息更强烈,有很多博物馆和餐厅,每天晚上都有剧目和音乐节目可以看,就业机会也更多。

Can you find another example in this lesson of someone personalizing and giving a reason for their opinion? 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.

你能在课文中再找到一处用到个性化的例子吗?发邮件或评论告诉我们。

Quiz 测试

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

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New Words 新词汇

agree - v. to have the same opinion

agree - 动词,赞同
dirty - adj. not clean

dirty - 形容词,脏的
disagree - v. to have a different opinion
disagree - 动词,不赞同

friendly - adj. acting like a friend or kind and helpful

friendly - 形容词,友好的
nature - n. the physical world and everything in it that is not made by people

nature - 名词,大自然
noisy - adj. making a lot of loud or unpleasant noise

noisy - 形容词,吵闹的
opinion - n. a belief, judgment, or way of thinking about something

opinion - 名词,意见
peaceful - adj. quiet and calm or without noise

peaceful - 形容词,安静平和的
rude - adj. not polite

rude - 形容词,无礼的

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Free Materials

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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 giving your opinion and asking others for theirs.

For Teachers

教师资源

Lesson Plan - Lesson 37
Lesson Plan - Lesson 37

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: Possessive Pronouns (mine, ours, their, theirs, her/hers, his/his)

Topics: Exchanging Opinions; Agreement & disagreement; Comparing things, places, & people

Learning Strategy: Personalize

Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: ​Giving a reason for your opinion; Pronouncing possessive pronouns

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