Anna has many things to do. She needs to go to the library, post office, bank, and store. Marsha helps her find these places in their neighborhood.
In this video, learn to say the new words. Learn to thank someone for giving you help. You can also download the Activity Sheet and practice talking about the places in your neighborhood.
In this video, you learn to show strong feelings by saying words slower and louder.
*salon - n. a business that gives customers beauty treatments (such as haircuts)
Where do you do errands in your neighborhood? Write to us to tell us about three places you go in your neighborhood. Send us an email or write about them in the Comments section. Click on the image below to download the Activity Sheet and practice with a friend.
Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective. The learning strategy for this lesson is Ask Questions. When we are learning a language, asking questions helps us practice and get new information. Here is an example.
Tatiana is visiting her friend in New York. Her friend goes to work one day and gives Tatiana a map of the city. Tatiana wants to run in Central Park. She walks out of the apartment and sees a woman with two children. Tatiana thinks, "I need help with the map. I do not know where this apartment is on the map." She asks the woman, "Excuse me. Is Central Park near here?" The woman smiles and says, "Yes, walk to the bus station and turn left. It's not far away." Tatiana asks, "Thank you. Can you show me where we are on the map?" The woman shows Tatiana her friend's street on the map. "Have a nice day!" she says as she walks away. Tatiana is happy she can ask questions in English. She soon finds the park and has a great run.
How do you ask questions to practice speaking English and learn in English? Write to us in the Comments section or send us an email. Teachers, see the Lesson Plan for more details on teaching this strategy.
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Each Let's Learn English lesson has an Activity Sheet for extra practice on your own or in the classroom. In this lesson, you can use it to practice a conversation about activities.
Grammar focus: Prepositions (across from, behind); Cardinal numbers indicating quantity; Singular/Plural introduction
Topics: Describing neighborhoods; Asking for information
Learning Strategy: Ask Questions
Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Expressing gratitude, emphasis on words expressing feelings