Let's Learn English is a new course for English learners. Certified American English teachers designed the course for beginners. The course continues for 52 weeks.

Let's Learn English (YOLO美语)是美国之音最新推出的视频教学课程,由英语专业教师为初学者量身打造,共计52课。

Each week, there will be a new lesson with video showing the lives of young Americans. The lesson includes instruction in speaking, vocabulary and writing.


Summary 简介

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


Speaking 口语

Listen and practice saying the new words for this lesson. Practice the grammar and question structures.


Pronunciation 发音

Often English speakers do not say the word "and" carefully. Watch the video to learn about this reduced form in American English.

Conversation 对话
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!​


Alex wants to be more confident when he speaks English. He downloads podcasts of conversations in English. When he is walking or riding in a car he listens and repeats each sentence he hears. He writes text messages and emails in English, using the new words he wants to learn. Every day he talks with anyone who will speak English with him. Sometimes people ask him, "Did you live in an English speaking country?" because he is so confident in using English. Alex laughs and says "Someday!" and looks for more ways to practice.

Alex希望能更自信地说英语。他下载了英语对话播客,走路或是坐车的时候就边听句子便跟读。他用英语发短信写邮件,使用新学的单词。他每天都找机会用英语跟别人对话。由于他的自信,有时甚至会有人会问他,”你在讲英语的国家住过吗?" 他会笑着回答,"也许哪天吧!"然后继续寻找更多练习英语的途径。

Preview is an important learning strategy because it helps you prepare for what you will learn. Do you use this strategy when you are learning? Send us an email or write to us in the comments section. See the Lesson Plan for more details.


New Words 新词汇

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

bag - 名词,包

big - adj. large in size

big - 形容词,大的

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

book - 名词,书

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

coffee - 名词,咖啡

lamp - n. a device that produces light

lamp - 名词,台灯

little - adj. small in size 

little - 形容词,小的

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

map - 名词,地图

pen - n. a writing instrument that uses ink

pen - 名词,钢笔,圆珠笔

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 

pillow - 名词,枕头

toy - n. something a child plays with

toy - 名词,玩具

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

world - 名词,世界