Lesson 33: Learning America's Sport

Let's Learn English - Level 1














In the second part of "The Time Traveling Treehouse," Anna finds the answer to this question: How do you play baseball?"



Let's Learn English - Level 1 - Lesson 33: Learning America's Sport



Coworker 2: It is time for part two of the children’s show!
Coworker 1: It’s time! It’s time! I can’t wait!
Coworker 3: Shh! I can’t hear it!
Announcer: Last time on "The Time Traveling Treehouse," Anna was lost, really lost. She wants to learn about baseball. But her computer, MINDY, sent her to many wrong places.
Anna: MINDY! Help me! I am in the ocean with a shark!
MINDY: I will try one more time, Anna.
Anna: Please try harder, MINDY!
Anna: Now, where am I? I am at a playground with a baseball field! Yes! I can teach children about baseball here! MINDY, MINDY, it took you a long time. But you did it!
MINDY: Thanks, Anna. Give me a call when you find the answer.
Anna: Okay. Come with me. Let’s learn how to play baseball! This is a baseball field. This is a pitcher's mound. This is first base! This is second base! This is third base! This is home plate!
Anna: To play baseball, you really only need a bat, a ball and a glove. Each team has many players.
Pitchers pitch the ball.
Catchers catch the ball.
Batters bat the ball.
Runners run the bases.
Fielders field the ball.
Anna: First, the pitcher pitches the ball to the batter. The batter bats the ball. Then, the runner runs to first base.
Anna: Each time a batter bats, the runners run around the bases. Each time a runner runs across home plate, they score a run! There are nine innings in a game. The team with the most runs at the end of nine innings wins the game!
Anna: MINDY, MINDY, we found the answer! It’s time to return to the treehouse.
MINDY: Good job! That was fast.
Coworker 3: Good job Anna. You know, I still don't like children's shows, but I like this children's show.
Coworker 2: I liked the time travel.
Coworker 1: But time travel is not real. You’re so silly, Anna.
Anna: Yeah, time travel is so silly. Thanks, goodbye. Bye, thank you.
Anna: Hello, MINDY? Are you there?
MINDY: Hello, Anna.
Anna: MINDY, I want to go to China! Until next time …

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

The learning strategy for this lesson isSequence. Sequence means thinking about how one event or action follows another.

For example, Anna says, "First, the pitcher pitches the ball to the batter. The batter bats the ball. Then, the runner runs to first base."

Can you find an example in the lesson of a sequence (hint: it follows "We found the answer!")?

bat - v. to hit (something, such as a ball) with a bat or club
batter - n. baseball. a player who is trying to hit the ball
catcher - n. baseball. the player who plays behind home plate and catches the pitches thrown by the pitcher
catch - v. to use your hands to stop and hold (an object that is moving through the air)
field - v. baseball or cricket. to catch or stop and throw a ball
fieldern. baseball or cricket. a player who is in the field while the opposing team is batting
glove - n. baseball. a padded leather covering for the hand that is used to catch the ball and that has individual thumb and finger sections
harder - adj. (try harder) working or doing something with more energy
inning - n.baseball. one of the usually nine parts of a game in which each team bats until three outs are made
mound - n. the slightly raised area of ground on which a baseball pitcher stands
out* - adv. baseball. no longer batting or on a base because of a play made by the other team
pitchv. baseball. to throw a baseball to a batter
pitchern. baseball. the player who throws the ball to the batter in baseball
player - n. a person who plays a sport or game
runner - n. baseball. a player who is on base or is trying to reach a base

* This word is not in the conversation but may be used for further explanation of the game of baseball

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