Fun Easy English Classroom February 4
 
 
 
 

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Talk about the
Sex and the City
guys
Sex and the City Guys

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about the guys of the Sex and the City movie. Hey these guys became very popular because of this movie and the Sex and the City television show. Women who really liked the television show and the movie picked a guy who became their favorite. Who is your favorite Sex and the City guy?
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Video: Sex and the City Guys
 
Video Script: Sex and the City Guys

Hi. In the classroom today you will learn a few facts about the men in the Sex and the City movie.

Sex and the City is a 2008 American romantic comedy.

The movie is about four female friends dealing with their lives as 40-something year olds in New York City.

The movie contained discussions about romance and sexuality.

The actors and their roles are as follows.

Chris Noth played John James "Mr. Big" Preston, the boyfriend, and then husband, of Carrie Bradshaw.

Jason Lewis played Smith Jerrod, the boyfriend of Samantha Jones.

Evan Handler played Harry Goldenblatt, the husband of Charlotte York Goldenblatt.

David Eigenberg played Steve Brady, the boyfriend, and then husband, of Miranda Hobbes.

Who is your favorite Sex and the City guy?

Until next time.
Video: Sex and the City Movie Trailer
Sex and the City. A 2008 American romantic comedy. The movie is about four female friends dealing with their lives as 40-something year olds in New York City. The movie contains discussions about romance and sexuality. The following video was a trailer (preview) for the movie. Try to understand as much of the movie trailer as possible. Use a dictionary to look up words you do not understand.
From YOUR Teacher: Sex and the City Guys

Many women in America soon picked their favorite Sex and the City guy after watching the television series and the movie. I personally liked the Evan Handler character, Harry Goldenblatt, the husband of Charlotte York Goldenblatt. He was always a gentleman and very good to his wife.
 
Survey: Who is your favorite Sex and the City guy?

The movie, Sex and the City, featured four men.
Decide who you like the most on the survey below
and post a comment at the bottom of this page.
 
Additional Lessons
About These Lessons

The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • 60 Second News - Beginner Level. A one minute video of recent world news. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great listening and reading practice. News stories are posted on weekdays only.
  • Learning English - Beginner Level. A 30 minute audio broadcast of recent world news. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great listening practice.
  • Conversation Lesson - Beginner Level. Let's Learn English conversation lesson with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, video speaking practice, video pronunciation practice, a new words section, and a writing activity.
60 Second News
(Beginner - Listening, Reading)

February 4, 2019

A special video about the lunar new year celebrated in the United States of America.
Great reading and listening practice.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
News stories are posted on weekdays only.
60 Second News
(Beginner - Listening, Reading)

February 4, 2019

A one minute video of recent world news.
Great reading and listening practice.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
News stories are posted on weekdays only.
 
Learning English
(Beginner - Listening)

February 4, 2019 - A 30 minute audio broadcast of recent world news. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great listening practice.
 
Conversation Lesson 35 - Let’s Make Dinner!
(Beginner - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson Anna and Marsha are planning a dinner party. But Anna comes home from the store with some unusual foods for dinner.
Lesson Video

Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Video Script

Anna: Hi there! Washington, D.C. has many fun places to eat. But, sometimes it's more fun to cook. In fact, tonight Marsha and I are cooking for friends. Well, she is cooking. I am doing the shopping.
(phone rings) It’s Marsha. Hi, Marsha.
Marsha: Hi, Anna. Do you have the shopping list?
Anna: Yes, I told you: I have the shopping list. Can you hear it?
Marsha: Okay, good. I hear the list. Anna, please buy all the ingredients on the list.
Anna: Yes, Marsha, I will.
Marsha: And do not spend too much time shopping.
Anna: No, Marsha, I won’t. See you later.
Anna: Sometimes, Marsha worries too much. I love shopping! And, I did not spend too much money. Oh, no! But I did spend too much time! I have to return home now!
Marsha: Anna, what took you so long? Our guests will be here soon!
Anna: Don’t worry, Marsha. I bought everything on the list.
Marsha: Let me see. You bought a bunch of bananas, a box of pancake mix, a bag of coffee … Anna, this is all wrong!
Anna: What do you mean wrong? I bought a jar of peanut butter and a loaf of bread … no, wait … two loaves of bread.
Marsha: Anna, these are the wrong ingredients!
Anna: These ingredients are all on the list! I took this list from the counter.
Marsha: Anna, this is the shopping list for breakfast. I said, take the shopping list - on the refrigerator - for dinner!
Anna: Marsha, there was no shopping list - on the refrigerator - for dinner!
Marsha: Oh no! It’s on the floor!!
Anna/Marsha: Ahh!!! Ahh!!!
Marsha: What are we going to do?
Anna: When do our guests arrive?
Marsha: They arrive in 30 minutes!
Anna: I can fix this. Do you trust me?
Marsha: Do I have to?
Anna: Yes.
(The story continues in the next lesson)
Listening

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

In this video, learn about using measure words, like "jar of" and "bag of."
Pronunciation

Use this video to learn about the reduced pronunciation of the word "of" before measure words.
New Words
  • banana - n. a long curved fruit with a thick peel that is yellow when it is ripe
  • bought - v. past tense of buy: to get (something) by paying money for it
  • box - n. a container that is made of a hard material (such as wood, metal, or cardboard) and that usually has four straight sides
  • bread - n. a baked food made from a mixture of flour and water
  • bunch - n. a group of things of the same kind that are held or tied together or that grow together
  • counter - n. a long, flat surface on which food is prepared in a kitchen
  • floor - n. the part of a room on which you stand
  • ingredient - n. one of the things that are used to make a food or product
  • jar - n. a glass container that has a wide opening and usually a lid
  • loaf - n. an amount of bread that has been baked in a long, round, or square shape (plural: loaves)
  • mix - n. a dry mixture of ingredients that is sold in one package and used for making something (such as a type of food)
  • pancake - n. a thin, flat, round cake that is made by cooking batter on both sides in a frying pan or on a hot surface
  • peanut butter - n. a creamy food made from peanuts
  • shopping list - n. a list of things to be bought at a shop or store
  • told - v. past tense of tell: to give information to (someone) by speaking or writing
  • trust - v. to believe that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, or effective
Activity

Do you like shopping for food? What do you like to make for a dinner with guests? Write about it in the Facebook Comments section below. Then practice talking about foods and measure words. Click lesson activity to get the printable PDF version. The page opens to a new window.
Conversation Lessons

Study all 52 English conversation lessons. Let's Learn English conversation lessons each with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, video speaking practice, video pronunciation practice, a new words section, and a writing activity. These lessons are for beginners.
Source: Voice of America
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Study Tips
(Beginner - Listening)

Avoid Ineffective Study Methods. An audio lesson to help you study English more effectively. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English study tips.
Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
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