Anna wants to apologize to her co-workers. She learns what they do at the same time every day. Anna 想向同事道歉。她了解了每天同一时间他们会做什么。

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 wants to apologize to her co-workers. She learns what they do at the same time every day.

Anna 想向同事道歉。她了解了每天同一时间他们会做什么。

Speaking 口语

In this video, learn to say the new words. Also, learn how to use the Present Continuous tense and ask questions to clarify. You can also download the worksheet and practice with a friend.


Pronunciation 发音

In this video, you ​learn how Americans make hesitation noises, like um, to give themselves more time to think of an answer. You can also learn how to use emphasis when you apologize and accept an apology.

Conversation 对话
Lesson 6: Where is the Gym?

Anna: Hello, everyone. Here I am at my new job! Yesterday at my first day of work … Well, let’s not talk about yesterday. Today is a new day! Today I want to apologize to my co-workers.

Anna: Hi, Anne. Are you busy?

Anne: Hi, Anna. Yes. At 10 a.m. I am writing. Every day I do my morning show. Sorry!

Anna: Okay. See you later, maybe.

Anne: Maybe I’ll see you later.

Anna: Hi, Jonathan. Are you busy?

Jonathan: Yes, I’m busy. When the studio light is on, I am recording my evening show.

Anna: Right. Sorry about yesterday.

Jonathan: No worries.

Anna: May I see the studio?

Jonathan: Um, maybe another time? Right now I am busy.

Anna: Sure. Okay, ’bye.

Jonathan: ‘Bye.

Anna: Hi, Amelia! Are you busy?

Amelia: I’m a little busy.

Anna: I want to say I’m sorry for yesterday.

Amelia: It’s okay, Anna.

Anna: Well, I am sorry.

Amelia: It’s okay, Anna. Come by this afternoon.

Anna: Okay.

Caty: Anna.

Anna: Yes, Ms. Weaver.

Caty: Are you busy?

Anna: Yes, Ms. Weaver. I am busy. 

Caty: My office. 5:00 p.m.

Anna: 5:00 p.m.

Caty: Come in.

Co-Workers: Surprise!

Anna: A party! Awesome! And I still have my job! Phew!* Until next time!

* Phew! is a sound used to show that you are relieved, tired, or hot

New Words 新词汇

afternoon - n. the middle part of the day : the part of the day between noon and evening

afternoon - 名词,下午

apologize - v. to express regret for doing or saying something wrong : to give or make an apology

apologize - 动词,道歉

evening - n. the last part of the day and early part of the night

evening - 名词,晚上

job - n. the work that a person does regularly in order to earn money

job - 名词,工作

later - adj. happening near the end of a process, activity, series, life, etc.

later - 形容词,稍后的,后来的

light - n. a source of light (such as an electric lamp)

light - 名词,灯

maybe adv. possibly but not certainly

maybe - 副词,可能

morning - n. the early part of the day : the time of day from sunrise until noon

morning - 名词,早晨

now - adv. at the present time

now - 副词,现在

studio - n. the building or room where an artist works

studio - 名词,(艺术家的)工作室

surprise - n. an unexpected event, piece of information, etc.

surprise - 名词,意外

yesterday - n. the day before today

yesterday - 名词,昨天