Lesson 11: This Is My Neighborhood

Let's Learn English - Level 1














Anna has many things to do. She needs to go to the library, post office, bank, and store. Marsha helps her find these places in their neighborhood.



Let's Learn English - Level 1 - Lesson 11: This Is My Neighborhood



Anna: Hello! DC is a city for walking. In our neighborhood, I can do all my errands. Marsha, before we get ice cream, I need to return three books to the library. Where is the library?
Marsha: It is on this street on the corner.
Anna: Awesome!
Marsha: Let's go!
Anna: Marsha, I can return the books here.
Marsha: Anna, what are those in the books?
Anna: Marsha, these are letters to my family and friends back home … four letters! Is there a post office near here?
Marsha: Um, no. The post office is far from here. But there is a mailbox across from the store.
Anna: Awesome! Let’s go!
(At the mailbox)
Anna: Marsha, now I need to buy stamps.
Marsha: Do you have cash?
Anna: No. Is there a bank near here?
Marsha: There is a bank behind you.
Anna: Thanks, Marsha. You know our neighborhood so well.
Anna: Now I have cash. I can buy stamps.
Marsha: That store sells stamps.
Anna: Wait here.
Anna: I have stamps.
Marsha: Wow, you’re fast.
Anna: Thank you, thank you letters, for sending my words… my love … to my family and friends -
Marsha: Do you have more cash?
Anna: I do!
Marsh and Anna: Ice cream!!
Anna: I love my new neighborhood! Everything is near our apartment! Even hair salons*, and ice cream!
Anna: Until next time!

*salon - n. a business that gives customers beauty treatments (such as haircuts)

Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective. The learning strategy for this lesson is ​Ask Questions. When we are learning a language, asking questions helps us practice and get new information. Here is an example.

Tatiana is visiting her friend in New York. Her friend goes to work one day and gives Tatiana a map of the city. Tatiana wants to run in Central Park. She walks out of the apartment and sees a woman with two children. Tatiana thinks, "I need help with the map. I do not know where this apartment is on the map." She asks the woman, "Excuse me. Is Central Park near here?" The woman smiles and says, "Yes, walk to the bus station and turn left. It's not far away." Tatiana asks, "Thank you. Can you show me where we are on the map?" The woman shows Tatiana her friend's street on the map. "Have a nice day!" she says as she walks away. Tatiana is happy she can ask questions in English. She soon finds the park and has a great run.

How do you ask questions to practice speaking English and learn in English?

bank - n. a business where people keep their money, borrow money, etc., or the building where such a business operates
buy - v. to get (something) by paying money for it
cash - n. money in the form of coins and bills
corner - n. the place where two streets or roads meet
errand - n. a short journey that you take to do or get something
fast - adj. moving or able to move quickly
get - v. to obtain (something)
ice cream - n. a frozen food containing sweetened and flavored cream
library - n. place where books, magazines, and other materials (such as videos and musical recordings) are available for people to use or borrow
mailbox - n. a public box in which letters and packages are placed to be collected and sent out
post office - n. a building where the mail for a local area is sent and received
return - v. to bring, give, send, or take (something) to the place that it came from or the place where it should go
sell - v. to exchange (something) for money
send - v. to cause (a letter, an e-mail, a package, etc.) to go or to be carried from one place or person to another
stamp - n. a small piece of paper that you buy and then stick to an envelope or package to pay the cost of mailing it
store - n. a building or room where things are sold
Prepositions (across from, behind); Cardinal numbers indicating quantity; Singular/Plural introduction






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