Anna wants to apologize to her co-workers. She learns what they do at the same time every day.
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.
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.
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.
* Phew! is a sound used to show that you are relieved, tired, or hot
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.
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.
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.
Listening Quiz 听力测试
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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
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
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