Conversation Lesson 2
 
 
 
 
Lesson 2 - Hello, I'm Anna!

In this lesson Anna meets Jonathon who lives in the same apartment building. Anna explains that Marsha is her roommate. Pete reminds Anna to call Marsha at work to tell her she arrived. Then Anna goes to see her new apartment.
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Lesson Video

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Video Script

Jonathan: Hey, Pete! Who’s your friend?
Pete: She is Anna. She is new to D.C.
Jonathan: Where are you from?
Anna: I am from a small town.
Jonathan: Well, welcome to D.C.
Anna: Thank you.
Jonathan: I am Jonathan. I am in apartment B4.
Anna: I am in apartment C2. Marsha is my roommate.
Jonathan: I know Marsha. She is nice.
Pete: And I am in Apartment D7. I have to go now.
Anna: Oh!
Pete: Remember to call Marsha at work. Tell her you’re here.
Anna: Right, thanks, Pete. Nice to meet you!
Jonathan: You too, Bye.
Anna: Apartment C2, here I come!
Listening

Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
Speaking

Listen to the speaker in the video. Use your computer or phone to record yourself saying the words. Listen to yourself, then listen to the video again. Can you say the words the same way? If not, listen carefully and try again.
Pronunciation

Watch the video to learn about linked sounds, or how speakers say "you're" for "you are."
New Words
  • know - v. to have met and talked to (someone)
  • meet - v. to see and speak to (someone) for the first time. Anna meets Pete near her apartment.
  • call - v. to make a telephone call. I call once a week to talk to my parents.
  • friend - n. a person who you like and enjoy being with. Meet my friend, Anna.
  • number - n. a number or a set of numbers and other symbols that is used to identify a person or thing or a telephone number. I am in apartment number D7.
  • remember - v. to have or keep an image or idea in your mind of (something or someone from the past) or to think of (something or someone from the past) again. Do you remember me?
  • roommate - n. a person who shares a room, apartment, or house with someone else. Anna and Marsha both live in apartment C2 because they are roommates.
  • work - n. the place where you do your job. She is not at work today.
Activity

We often write our name and address on forms. Americans write and say an address this way: name, number, street city, state, zip code, country. How do people in your country address an envelope? Anna sends a letter to her family. Look at how she writes the address. Do the activity and practice filling in a form and addressing an envelope. Click lesson activity to get the printable PDF version. The page opens to a new window.
Source: Voice of America
 
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