Lesson 39: It’s Unbelievable!

Let's Learn English - Level 1














Anna sees an ad for a hair product on television. Her friend Pete is in the ad, so she believes that the product is a good one. She learns that she cannot believe everything she sees in television ads.



Let's Learn English - Level 1 - Lesson 39: It’s Unbelievable!



Anna: Hello! Winter weather in Washington, D.C. can be really windy. And wind messes up my hair. It is really windy today. Look at my hair. Will it be windy this weekend? I’ll listen to the news. I am tired of my untidy hair.
Pete: Are you tired of your untidy hair?
Anna: Yes. Yes, I am. And it’s … uncomfortable.
Pete: Is it … uncomfortable?
Anna: Yes. Yes, it is! Hey, is that … Pete?
Pete: Hi. I’m Pete. And I have the perfect product for you -- Hair Be Good!
Pete: Just spray Hair Be Good on your hair … wrap in a towel … and you are done! Hair Be Good works and it’s inexpensive. One can costs only $10! So, go online and order your Hair Be Good today!
Anna: Hair Be Good sounds perfect! And I can trust Pete! I am buying some right now. Okay, I will order one can of Hair Be Good for $10.I’ll pay with a credit card. My delivery will arrive in 2 days. Awesome!
Anna: It arrived! I'll use it before I go to work. Okay, Hair Be Good, make my untidy hair tidy! No, make it … fabulous!
Amelia: Hi, Anna.
Anna: Hello, Amelia!
Amelia: Anna, you look … different.
Anna: Thanks! I used a new product called Hair Be Good.
Amelia: Well, it’s not.
Anna: It’s not what?
Amelia: Good. Your hair does not look good.
Anna: Oh, no! This is not good.
Amelia: Why don’t you go home and take care of … this.
Anna: Good idea.
Pete: Hi, Anna!
Anna: Hello, Pete.
Pete: Is something wrong?
Anna: This is wrong!
Pete: What did you do to your hair?
Anna: Hair Be Good did this to my hair.
Pete: Ah, you bought it!
Anna: Yes, I bought it. You said in your ad it was a perfect product. This is not perfect. This is imperfect!
Pete: It’s unbelievable!
Anna: I believed your ad, Pete. It was dishonest!
Pete: Anna, you don’t believe everything you see in ads, do you?
Anna: No, Pete. Just the ones with my friends.
Pete: Your hair will be okay. Just wash it ... a couple of times.
Anna: Thanks. Thanks a lot, Pete! Here, here's your product! You should call it "Hair Be Really Bad!" Until next time, Pete! Till next time.

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

The learning strategy for this lesson is Asking Questions to Clarify. Whenwe try to get more information we ask clarification questions. The information may help us to better understand others.

In this lesson, Anna asks Amelia to clarify. Amelia says, "Anna, you look … different." Anna thinks she looks great. She tells Amelia about the new hair product: "Thanks! I used a new product called Hair Be Good."

When Amelia says, "Well, it’s not," Anna asks a question to clarify: "It’s not what?" Amelia clarifies, or explains her meaning: "Good. Your hair does not look good."

Do you ever ask questions to clarify when you speak English?

can - n.a closed metal container that is usually shaped like a cylinder and that holds food, drink, or other liquids
delivery - n. something that is taken to a person or place or something that is delivered
dishonest - adj. not honest: such as saying or likely to say things that are untrue
imperfect - adj. having mistakes or problems or not perfect
fabulous - adj. very good
inexpensive - adj. low in price o rnot expensive
order - v. to place an order for (something): such as to request (something) from a company
product - n. something that is made or grown to be sold or used
spray - v. to put a stream of small drops of liquid on (someone or something)
tidy - adj. clean and organized or not messy
towel - n. a piece of cloth used for drying things
unbelievable - adj. difficult or impossible to believe
uncomfortable - adj. causing a feeling of physical or mental discomfort
untidy - adj. not neat or clean
wrap - v. to cover (something) by winding or folding a piece of material around it
Adjectives with negative prefixes (in-, un-, dis-, im-)






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