Lesson 23: What Do You Want?

Let's Learn English - Level 1














Anna and her boss go on a trip around the world. That is, they eat foods from around the world. What will they find?



Let's Learn English - Level 1 - Lesson 23: What Do You Want?



Anna: Washington, D.C. has great food from all over the world.
Anna: Today I’m having lunch with my boss. Ms. Weaver says we’re going on a trip around the world. But she knows I only have an hour for lunch! Silly woman.
Jonathan: Hi, Anna!
Anna: Hi Jonathan! Hey, we are meeting Ms. Weaver for lunch at noon, aren’t we?
Jonathan: Yes.
Anna: What time is it now?
Jonathan: 11:50.
Anna: 11:50! We have to go!
Anna: So, where is this world food restaurant?
Caty: We’re not eating at a restaurant.
Anna: Where are we eating?
Caty: We are eating at ... food trucks!
Anna: Food trucks … awesome! What’s a food truck?
Caty: These are food trucks!
Anna: Wow!
Jonathan: Whoa!
Caty: Okay, Jonathan, you will buy the first dish. Here is $10. Surprise us!
Jonathan: Okay, I’ll be back in 15 minutes.
Anna: What country do I want to visit?
Caty: Anna, you pick the second country. Here is $10.
Anna: I want chicken.
Caty: The food truck, over there, has great chicken.
Anna: Awesome!
Caty: After you buy your food, meet me here.
Jonathan: Excuse me, I’ll have the shrimp.
Jonathan: Oh, you’re out of shrimp. Okay, I’ll have the beef then.
Anna: Hello. I want the chicken dish.
Truck worker: We're out of chicken.
Anna: You're out of chicken.
Worker: Yep.
Anna: I’ll try another food truck. Thanks!
Worker: You're welcome.
Jonathan: Okay, here is your change. The dish is $7. So, here is 1, 2, 3 dollars back from your 10.
Caty: Great.
Jonathan: Where’s Anna? Is she dancing by that food truck?
Caty: Yes. Yes, she is.
Anna: Ms. Weaver, here is your change. The dish costs $5. So - $5 back.
Caty: Thanks, Anna. But where is the food?
Anna: I’m eating it. The Peruvian chicken is delicious! Try some!
(Caty and Jonathan shake their heads “no”)
Caty: Well, we still have $8! What do you want now?
Anna: We can buy dessert!
Caty: I’ll buy dessert.
Anna: In Washington, D.C., you can travel around the world … with food trucks! And it does not cost a lot.
Anna: Until next time!

Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective.

The learning strategy for this lesson is Respond. In many everyday situations, we have to respond to what we hear. Speaking English as a second language might make it hard for you to respond quickly. The strategy respond is part of listening actively. After listening to what the other person says, you respond on the same topic.

In the video, Jonathan listens to the food truck worker. She says they are out of shrimp. Jonathan responds. First, he repeats the sentence, "Oh, you're out of shrimp." That shows he understands. Second, he asks for a different dish. "I'll have the beef, then."

When you talk with someone in English, how do you usually respond?

after - adv. following in time or at a later time
beef- n. meat from a cow or the meat of the cow used as food
chicken n. a bird that is raised by people for its eggs and meat or the meat of the chicken used as food
cost - v. to have (an amount of money) as a price
delicious - adj. very pleasant to taste
dessert - n.sweet food eaten after the main part of a meal
dish - n. food that is prepared in a particular way
hour - n. one of the 24 equal parts of a day; 60 minutes
minute - n. a unit of time equal to 60 seconds; one 60th of an hour
noon - n. the middle of the day;12 o'clock in the daytime
only - adv. no more than
pick - v. to choose or select (someone or something) from a group
shrimp - n. small shellfish that has a long body and legs and that is eaten as food
trip -n. a journey to a place
truck n. a very large, heavy vehicle that is used to move large or numerous objects
Using want to express desires






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