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中国时间 15:20 2017年10月23日 星期一

YOLO美语(38) She is My Friend!

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Summary 简介

In this lesson, Anna's best friend from her hometown, Penelope, visits Washington, D.C. Anna tells Penelope about her friends and her job. Is Penelope going to make a change in her life?

Anna最要好的朋友Penelope从家乡来华盛顿特区玩。Anna向Penelope讲述自己的朋友和工作。Penelope会改变自己的生活吗?

Speaking 口语

In this video, learn how to say the new words for this lesson and the rules of making superlative adjectives.

Pronunciation 发音

Use this video to learn about stressing the superlative adjectives in a sentence.

Conversation 对话


Anna: Hello! I have great news. My best friend from my hometown is coming here -- to Washington, D.C.! I can’t wait to catch up with her! Oh! I gotta go. Her train arrives in 10 minutes!
Anna: Penelope!
Penelope: Anna! I am really happy to see you!
Anna: Me too! How was your trip?
Penelope: It was fine.
Anna: Let me help you with your bags.
Penelope: I’m really excited to be in Washington, D.C.! I can’t wait to hear about … everything!
Anna: I have so much to tell you. Let’s go to my apartment. We can talk over a hot cup of tea.
Penelope: I love your apartment building, Anna. Is your rent expensive?
Anna: Well, I have a roommate. So, we split the rent.
Penelope: Oh, that’s right. Is your roommate nice?
Anna: Marsha is the nicest person I know in this city. Sometimes she worries too much. And she says I’m the messiest cook she knows. But we are great roommates.
Penelope: So, Anna, is it hard to make friends in D.C.?
Anna: At first it was hard. But now, Marsha is a good friend. And there’s Pete. Of all the people I know in D.C., Pete is the most serious and also the silliest.
Penelope: He sounds … interesting.
Anna: Jonathan and Ashley are two other good friends of mine. In the city, they are the friendliest people I know. They always help me when I need it.
Penelope: Your friends sound great! So, tell me about your job.
Anna: I love my work! I make a children’s show called the “Time Traveling Treehouse.”
Penelope: Anna, that is the best job for you! Do you remember when we were little? We played in that old treehouse behind my family’s house for hours!
Anna: I forgot about that! We thought it really time traveled! Penelope, it is really good to talk to you. New friends are good. But old friends are the best.
Penelope: I know. Our hometown isn’t the same now. You are not there.
Anna: No crying. Why don't you move here and live with me and Marsha?
Penelope: Anna, I can’t leave our hometown. You forget -- I love my job, too.
Anna: I didn’t forget. You are the most famous turkey farmer I know!
Penelope: Thanks, Anna.
Anna: Come on. Let’s go eat dinner at one of D.C.’s most famous restaurants.
Penelope: Awesome!
Anna: That’s the restaurant, Penelope. I’ll be right there.
Anna: I have a great apartment. I love my work. And I have awesome friends -- both old and new. I am the luckiest woman in Washington, D.C.
(sound of thunder)
Anna: Until next time ?

Writing 写作

Who is the most important person in your life? They can be a family member or a friend. Tell us about them using some superlative adjectives like nicest, silliest, the most _____ and so on. Write to us by email or in the Comments section.

你生命中最重要的人是谁?可以是你的亲人,也可以是你的朋友。试着用一些最高级的形容词来描述他们,发邮件或评论告诉我们。

Click on the image below to download the Activity Sheet and practice using superlative adjectives.

点击图片下载练习页,练习使用形容词最高级。

Lesson 38 Activity Sheet
Lesson 38 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 Evaluate. When we think about the good or bad qualities of someone or something, we are evaluating.

本课的学习技巧是评估。

In this lesson, Anna tells her friend Penelope about her new life and friends in Washington, D.C. She evaluates by using words like best, nicest, friendliest, messiest and silliest. Anna says, "New friends are good. But old friends are the best. "

在本课中,Anna向自己的朋友Penelope讲述自己在华盛顿特区的新生活和新朋友。她在描述中用到了best, nicest, friendliest, messiest and silliest 这些形容词最高级。Anna 说,“新朋友很好,但是老朋友才是最好的。”

We can also evaluate our English language skills by testing ourselves. You can take the quizzes in these lessons, have a friend listen while you repeat new words and phrases, or record yourself and listen to your own pronunciation. How do you evaluate or check your use of English? 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.

我们可以通过测试来评估自己的英语语言能力。大家可以做每课的测试题,可以让朋友听自己读单词和词组,或是录下来,自己听。你是如何检测自己英语水平的?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

catch up (with) - phrasal verb. to talk to someone you have not seen for some time and find out what they have been doing
catch up (with) - 动词短语,跟有段时间没见面的朋友聊天,了解彼此近况
cry - v. to produce tears from your eyes often while making loud sounds because of pain, sorrow, or other strong emotions
cry - 动词,哭泣
expensive - adj. costing a lot of money
expensive - 形容词,贵的
famous - adj. known or recognized by very many people
famous - 形容词,著名的
friendly - adj. acting like a friend friendliest - superlative adj.
friendly - 形容词,友好的
lucky - adj. having good luck luckiest - superlative adj.
lucky - 形容词,幸运的
messy - adj. not clean or tidy messiest superlative adj.
messy - 形容词,乱糟糟的
nice - adj. kind, polite, and friendly nicest - superlative adj.
nice - 形容词,友好的
rent - n. money that you pay in return for being able to use property and especially to live in an apartment or house that belongs to someone else
rent - 名词,租金
silly - adj. silliest - superlative adj. playful and funny
silly - 形容词,傻乎乎的
split - v. to divide (something, such as money or food) among two or more people or things
split - 动词,分离,分摊
tea - n. a drink that is made by soaking the dried leaves of an Asian plant in hot water
tea - 名词,茶
train - n. a group of vehicles that travel on a track and are connected to each other and usually to an engine
train - 名词,列车
turkey - n. a large American bird that is related to the chicken and that is hunted or raised by people for its meat
turkey - 名词,火鸡

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Free Materials

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Word Book

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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 using superlative adjectives.

For Teachers

教师资源

Lesson Plan - Lesson 38: She's my best friend!
Lesson Plan - Lesson 38: She's my best friend!

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: Superlative Adjectives

Topics: Describing people, places, & things; Reporting details; Identifying positive & negative personal qualities

Learning Strategy: Evaluating

Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Stressing superlative adjectives

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