Anna去朋友家见Marsha. Anna和Marsha看到房子里有很多房间。她们讨论每个房间的不同用途。

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.

每周一课,展示美国年轻人的日常生活,课程内容包括口语,词汇和写作三个部分。

Summary 简介

Anna visits Marsha at a friend's house. Anna and Marsha see many rooms in the house. They talk about what people do in each room.

Anna去朋友家见Marsha. Anna和Marsha看到房子里有很多房间。她们讨论每个房间的不同用途。

Speaking 口语

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

Pronunciation 发音

Learn two different ways to ask questions in this video.

看视频学习问问题的两种不同方式。

Often English speakers do not say the word "and" carefully. Watch the video to learn about this reduced form in American English.
在英语里"and"这个字说的时候往往不是很清晰。看视频,学习地道说法。

Conversation 对话
Lesson 5: What Is It ?

Anna: Hello, everyone! Today my friend Marsha is at her friend's house. She says it is beautiful. I want to see this house! Here we are!
Anna: Marsha, I am in the kitchen! It is a beautiful kitchen!
Marsha: It is beautiful. We cook in the kitchen.
Anna: I eat in the kitchen.
Marsha:  We relax in the living room.
Anna:  I relax in the living room. Marsha, let’s go upstairs!
Marsha: Anna? Where are you?
Anna: Marsha, I am in the bathroom! I wash in the bathroom.
Marsha: I am in the bedroom. We sleep in the bedroom.
Anna: I sleep in the bedroom!

Learning Strategy 学习技巧

Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective. Plan to Learn is an important learning strategy because it helps you arrange your best learning conditions. You organize the resources and tools you need to study well. Here is an example of how to use this strategy. 

为学习进行规划是一种重要的学习技巧,帮助你整理学习资源和工具,为学习创造出最佳条件。

Oluchi knows she needs to have a quiet place to study. She takes her English homework to a quiet corner of her home, and turns off her phone and radio. She brings a cup of coffee to help her stay awake. She makes sure her dictionary is near and that she has pencils and paper to write notes. When she begins studying, everything she needs is in easy reach. Her full attention can focus on what she wants to learn.

Oluchi知道自己学习需要一个安静的环境。她把英语作业拿到家里一个安静的角落,关上手机和收音机,拿来一杯咖啡让自己保持清醒。她把字典放在手边,还有铅笔和纸张,用来做笔记。开始学习后,所以需要的东西都伸手就可以拿到。她的全部注意力就都放在学习上了。

How about you? What conditions help you to study better? Some people like a little background noise, like in a cafe. Others need a very quiet place. Do you have a favorite chair or place in your home where you study well? Do you work better when you study with a friend or in a small group?  Write to us in the Comments section or send us an email about your best learning conditions. Teachers, see the Lesson Plan for more details on teaching this strategy.

你呢?你的最佳学习环境是什么样的?有些人喜欢有点背景噪音,比如在咖啡厅。另外一些人则喜欢安静。家里有没有你学习时最青睐的角落或是座椅?你跟朋友或是大家一起学习效果更好吗?发电邮或是写评论跟我们分享。

New Words 新词汇

bathroom - n. a room with a sink and toilet and usually a bathtub or shower

 

bathroom - 名词,洗手间

beautiful - adj. very good or pleasing; having beauty

beautiful - 形容词,美丽的

bedroom - n. a room used for sleeping

bedroom - 名词,卧室

eat - v. to take food into your mouth and swallow it

eat - 动词,吃

house - n. a building in which a family lives

house - 名词,房子

kitchen - n. a room in which food is cooked

kitchen - 名词,厨房

living room - n. a room in a house for general family use

living room - 名词,起居室,客厅

relax - v. to spend time resting or doing something enjoyable

relax - 动词,放松

sleep - v. to rest your mind and body by closing your eyes

sleep - 动词,睡觉

upstairs - adv. on or to a higher floor of a building

upstairs - 副词,楼上

wash - v. to clean (something) with water and usually soap

wash - 动词,洗