Lesson 8: Are You Busy?

Let's Learn English - Level 1














Anna wants to apologize to her co-workers. She learns what they do at the same time every day.



Let's Learn English - Level 1 - Lesson 8: Are You Busy?



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.

Anna: Hi, Anne. Are you busy?
Anne: Hi, Anna. Yes. At 10 a.m. I am writing. Every day I do my morning show. Sorry!
Anna: Okay. See you later, maybe.
Anne: Maybe I’ll see you later.
Anna: Hi, Jonathan. Are you busy?
Jonathan: Yes, I’m busy. When the studio light is on, I am recording my evening show.
Anna: Right. Sorry about yesterday.
Jonathan: No worries.
Anna: May I see the studio?
Jonathan: Um, maybe another time? Right now I am busy.
Anna: Sure. Okay, ’bye.
Jonathan: ‘Bye.
Anna: Hi, Amelia! Are you busy?
Amelia: I’m a little busy.
Anna: I want to say I’m sorry for yesterday.
Amelia: It’s okay, Anna.
Anna: Well, I am sorry.
Amelia: It’s okay, Anna. Come by this afternoon.
Anna: Okay.
Caty: Anna.
Anna: Yes, Ms. Weaver.
Caty: Are you busy?
Anna: Yes, Ms. Weaver. I am busy.
Caty: My office. 5:00 p.m.
Anna: 5:00 p.m.
Caty: Come in.
Co-Workers: Surprise!
Anna: A party! Awesome! And I still have my job! Phew!* Until next time!

* Phew! is a sound used to show that you are relieved, tired, or hot

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.

How do you use what you know in studying English?

afternoon - n. the middle part of the day : the part of the day between noon and evening

apologize - v. to express regret for doing or saying something wrong : to give or make an apology

evening - n. the last part of the day and early part of the night

job - n. the work that a person does regularly in order to earn money

later - adj. happening near the end of a process, activity, series, life, etc.

light - n. a source of light (such as an electric lamp)

maybe - adv. possibly but not certainly

morning - n. the early part of the day : the time of day from sunrise until noon

now - adv. at the present time

studio - n. the building or room where an artist works

surprise - n. an unexpected event, piece of information, etc.

yesterday - n. the day before today

BE - Short answers; simple present tense to describe routine activities






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