**Let's Learn English - Level 1**

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 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 is*Sequence**.* *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!")?

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

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