Lesson 6: Where Is the Gym?

Let's Learn English - Level 1














Anna is looking for the gym in her new apartment building. She meets Pete and he gives her directions. Anna finds many different places in the apartment building. Finally, she finds the gym.



Let's Learn English - Level 1 - Lesson 6: Where Is the Gym?



Anna: Hi there! I’m Anna and I live in Washington, D.C. Every day I learn more about this great city. People in Washington like to work out! Oh, hi, Pete. How’s it going?
Pete: Hi, Anna. It’s going great. How’s it going with you?
Anna: Things are awesome! Pete, I want to work out. Where is the gym?
Pete: The gym is across from the lounge. It’s next to the mailroom. Go that way.
Anna: Thanks, Pete!
(Anna walks away)
Pete: No, Anna! Not that way! Go that way!
(In the mailroom)
Anna: Oh, Pete. This is not the gym.
Pete: That’s right, Anna. This is the mailroom.
Anna: The gym is across from … what?
Pete: The gym is across from the lounge.
Anna: Across from the lounge. Right. Thanks!
(In the lounge)
Anna: Pete! This is not the gym!
Pete: The gym is across from the lounge. It is behind the lobby.
Anna: Right. Right. See you.
Pete: See you, Anna!
Anna: See you.
Pete: See you, Anna.
(In the garage)
Anna: This is not the gym. This is a parking garage.
Anna: Hello? Pete?
(On the rooftop)
Anna: This is not a gym. This is a rooftop.
(In the gym)
Anna: Pete! Pete?
Pete: I want to work out too! Join me!
Anna: I’m good.

Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective. The learning strategy for this lesson is Ask Questions to Clarify.

In the video you see Anna ask Pete about the gym. She uses a statement and a question word together to clarify Pete's directions to the gym. Pete says,"The gym is across from the lounge." Later, Anna asks him, "The gym is across from … what?"

across fromprep. on the opposite side from (someone or something)

behind - prep. in or to a place at the back of or to the rear of (someone or something)​

elevator n. a machine used for carrying people and things to different levels in a building

every – adj. used to describe how often some repeated activity or event happens or is done

gymn. a room or building that has equipment for sports activities or exercise

lobby n. a large open area inside and near the entrance of a public building (such as a hotel or theater)

loungen. a room with comfortable furniture for relaxing

mailroom – n. a room in which mail is processed and sorted

next to prep. at the side of (someone or something)

parking garagen. a building in which people usually pay to park their cars, trucks, etc.

rooftop n. the cover or top of a building or vehicle

work outphrasal verb to perform athletic exercises in order to improve your health or physical fitness

prepositions: next to, behind, across from






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