Anna wants to know about the weather in Washington, D.C. She asks her phone. The phone tells her about the weather - but is the phone right? Anna想知道华盛顿特区的天气,问手机,手机告诉她的天气正确吗?

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 wants to know about the weather in Washington, D.C. She asks her phone. The phone tells her about the weather - but is the phone right?

Anna想知道华盛顿特区的天气,问手机,手机告诉她的天气正确吗?

Speaking 口语

In this video, learn to say the new words. Learn to talk about weather and how to make your voice go up or down to show feelings with the word, "oh." You can also download the Activity Sheet and practice talking about weather with a friend.

跟视频学习新词汇的读法。下载跟朋友一起练习聊天气。

Pronunciation 发音

​In this video, you ​learn how Americans say short answers with no break between the words.

Conversation 对话
Lesson 6: Where is the Gym?

Anna: Oh, hi, everyone! Here in Washington, DC, the weather changes often. One day is cold and windy. But the next day is warm and sunny!  So, every day I check the forecast. Hello, Phone? What is today’s temperature?

Phone: Today it is 18 degrees ...

Anna: Eighteen degrees! That is cold!

Phone: … eighteen degrees Celsius.

Anna: Oh, Celsius. That is 65 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s warm.

Phone: Yes, Anna. It is warm.

Anna: Excuse me, Phone. Is it windy today?

Phone: No, it is not windy today.

Anna: Is it sunny today?

Phone: Yes, Anna. It is sunny.

Anna: Excuse me, Phone?

Phone: Yes, Anna.

Anna: Is it snowy today?

Phone: No, Anna. It is not snowy.

Anna: Thank you, Phone!

Anna: Today the weather is warm and sunny -- great for seeing Washington, D.C.

Anna: Phone! It is not warm and sunny! It is cold and windy and snowy!

Phone: Anna, it is not cold, windy, or snowy. It is warm and sunny … in Mexico City, Mexico.

Anna: Oh. I see. Mexico.

Anna: Washington weather changes often. Remember to check the forecast -- the right forecast.

Phone: Yes, Anna. Next time remember to check the right fore…

Anna: Okay, thank you Phone. Goodbye, Phone.

Anna: Until next time!

New Words 新词汇

Celsius - adj. relating to or having a scale for measuring temperature on which the boiling point of water is at 100 degrees and the freezing point of water is at 0 degrees

Celsius - 形容词,摄氏的

change - v. to become different

change - 动词,变化

check -v. to get information by looking at something, asking about something, etc.

check - 动词,查询

cold - adj. having a very low temperature​

cold - 形容词,冷的

degree - n. a unit for measuring temperature

degree - 名词,度 

Fahrenheit - adj. relating to or having a scale for measuring temperature on which the boiling point of water is at 212 degrees above zero and the freezing point is at 32 degrees above zero

Fahrenheit - 形容词,华氏的

forecast - n. a statement about what you think is going to happen in the future​

forecast - 名词,预报,预测

phone - n. a device that is connected to a telephone system and that you use to listen or speak to someone who is somewhere else​

phone - 名词,电话

snowy - adj. having falling snow or covered with snow​

snowy - 形容词,下雪的

sunny - adj. having plenty of bright sunlight​

sunny - 形容词,阳光充足的

temperature - n. a measurement that indicates how hot or cold something is; a measurement in degrees showing the heat of something (such as air or water)​

temperature - 名词,温度

warm - adj. somewhat hot; not cool or cold​

warm - 形容词,温暖的

weather - n. the temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain, cloudiness, etc.) at a particular time and place

weather - 名词,天气

windy - adj. having a lot of wind

windy - 形容词,刮风的