Lesson 4: What Is It?

Let's Learn English - Level 1














Anna is new to Washington, DC. She meets her friends to go out for coffee. Anna has many things in her bag.



Let's Learn English - Level 1 - Lesson 4: What Is It?



Anna: Pete, hi! Hi, we are here!
Pete: Hi, Anna! Hi, Marsha!
Anna: Hi!
Pete: How are you two?
Marsha: I am great!
Anna: You know, Pete, I am new to D.C. The city is big.
Pete: Yeah. But you learn a little more every day. How's the new apartment?
Anna: The new apartment is great! Let's get coffee!
Marsha: Anna, do you have a pen?
Anna: Yes. I have a pen in my bag.
Anna: I have a …
Pete: It is not a pen. It is a book. It is a big book.
Anna: Yes. Yes it is, Pete. I know I have a pen, though…
Anna: I have a ....
Marsha: It is not a pen, Anna ... a toy?
Anna: I have a ....
Pete: And it is a pillow!
Anna: Pete, Marsha, I know I have a pen.
Marsha: Anna, it is a map.
Pete: Why do you have a map of the world?
Anna: Pete, Marsha. Now I know I have a pen.
Pete: And now you have a lamp.
Marsha: Anna.
Anna: I have a pen! Let’s get coffee!

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

This lesson's learning strategy is focus. Use this learning strategy when you need to get information from listening or reading. Decide what you need to learn and pay close attention when you listen or read.

Here is an example of how to use focus:

In the video, Anna has some strange things in her bag. Watch the video for this lesson and focus on the name of each thing she takes out of her bag. After you watch the video, try to say or write all the things in Anna's bag. If you cannot say five things, play the video again. Write a comment in the Comments section about how using this strategy worked for you. At the end of the video, can you write or say all the things in Anna's bag?

Focus is an important learning strategy because it helps you learn new information more quickly.

bag - n. a soft container used to hold money and other small things

big - adj. large in size

book - n. a set of printed sheets of paper that are held together inside a cover or a long written work

coffee - n. a dark brown drink made from ground coffee beans and boiled water

lamp - n. a device that produces light

little - adj. small in size

map - n. a picture or chart that shows the rivers, mountains, streets, etc., in a particular area

pen - n. a writing instrument that uses ink

pillow - n. a bag filled with soft material that is used as a cushion usually for the head of a person who is lying down

toy - n. something a child plays with

world - n. the earth and all the people and things on it

BE + Noun; Be + Adjective + Noun; BE + Not + Noun; HAVE + Noun






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