Conversation Lesson 38
 
 
 
 
Lesson 38 - She's My Best Friend!

In this lesson Anna's best friend from her hometown, Penelope, visits Washington, D.C. Anna tells Penelope about her friends and her job. Is Penelope going to make a change in her life?
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Lesson Video

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Video Script

Anna: Hello! I have great news. My best friend from my hometown is coming here -- to Washington, D.C.! I can’t wait to catch up with her! Oh! I gotta go. Her train arrives in 10 minutes!
Anna: Penelope!
Penelope: Anna! I am really happy to see you!
Anna: Me too! How was your trip?
Penelope: It was fine.
Anna: Let me help you with your bags.
Penelope: I’m really excited to be in Washington, D.C.! I can’t wait to hear about … everything!
Anna: I have so much to tell you. Let’s go to my apartment. We can talk over a hot cup of tea.
Penelope: I love your apartment building, Anna. Is your rent expensive?
Anna: Well, I have a roommate. So, we split the rent.
Penelope: Oh, that’s right. Is your roommate nice?
Anna: Marsha is the nicest person I know in this city. Sometimes she worries too much. And she says I’m the messiest cook she knows. But we are great roommates.
Penelope: So, Anna, is it hard to make friends in D.C.?
Anna: At first it was hard. But now, Marsha is a good friend. And there’s Pete. Of all the people I know in D.C., Pete is the most serious and also the silliest.
Penelope: He sounds … interesting.
Anna: Jonathan and Ashley are two other good friends of mine. In the city, they are the friendliest people I know. They always help me when I need it.
Penelope: Your friends sound great! So, tell me about your job.
Anna: I love my work! I make a children’s show called the “Time Traveling Treehouse.”
Penelope: Anna, that is the best job for you! Do you remember when we were little? We played in that old treehouse behind my family’s house for hours!
Anna: I forgot about that! We thought it really time traveled! Penelope, it is really good to talk to you. New friends are good. But old friends are the best.
Penelope: I know. Our hometown isn’t the same now. You are not there.
Anna: No crying. Why don't you move here and live with me and Marsha?
Penelope: Anna, I can’t leave our hometown. You forget -- I love my job, too.
Anna: I didn’t forget. You are the most famous turkey farmer I know!
Penelope: Thanks, Anna.
Anna: Come on. Let’s go eat dinner at one of D.C.’s most famous restaurants.
Penelope: Awesome!
Anna: That’s the restaurant, Penelope. I’ll be right there.
Anna: I have a great apartment. I love my work. And I have awesome friends -- both old and new. I am the luckiest woman in Washington, D.C.
(sound of thunder)
Anna: Until next time ?
Listening

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

In this video, learn how to say the new words for this lesson and the rules of making superlative adjectives.
Pronunciation

Use this video to learn about stressing the superlative adjectives in a sentence.
New Words
  • catch up (with) - phrasal verb. to talk to someone you have not seen for some time and find out what they have been doing
  • cry - v. to produce tears from your eyes often while making loud sounds because of pain, sorrow, or other strong emotions
  • expensive - adj. costing a lot of money
  • famous - adj. known or recognized by very many people
  • friendly - adj. acting like a friend friendliest - superlative adj.
  • lucky - adj. having good luck luckiest - superlative adj.
  • messy - adj. not clean or tidy messiest superlative adj.
  • nice - adj. kind, polite, and friendly nicest - superlative adj.
  • rent - n. money that you pay in return for being able to use property and especially to live in an apartment or house that belongs to someone else
  • silly - adj. silliest - superlative adj. playful and funny
  • split - v. to divide (something, such as money or food) among two or more people or things
  • tea - n. a drink that is made by soaking the dried leaves of an Asian plant in hot water
  • train - n. a group of vehicles that travel on a track and are connected to each other and usually to an engine
  • turkey - n. a large American bird that is related to the chicken and that is hunted or raised by people for its meat
Activity

Who is the most important person in your life? They can be a family member or a friend. Tell us about them using some superlative adjectives like nicest, silliest, the most _____ and so on. Write about it in the Facebook Comments section below. Then practice using superlative adjectives. Click lesson activity to get the printable PDF version. The page opens to a new window.
Source: Voice of America
 
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