Fun Easy English Classroom January 21
 
 
 
 

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Learn how to describe
different activities
Activities

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you will learn the way to describe activities. You will watch a video and take a test.
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Video: Activities
 
Video Script: Activities

Hi. In the classroom today you will learn the way to describe activities.

In English, when describing participation in a particular activity, the following words GO, PLAY, and DO are typically used.

Knowing which word to use with which activity is extremely important.

Many English language students cannot match the correct word with the correct activity.

For example you would say you are going to PLAY football and not go football or do football.

You would say you are going to GO bowling and not play bowling or do bowling.

You would say you are going to DO yoga and not play yoga or go yoga.

This is an important part of English vocabulary to know if you want to avoid making mistakes.

Until next time.
From YOUR Teacher: Describing Activities

Hey this is a very important lesson. The correct usage of GO, PLAY, and DO is important for casual conversations. Native English speakers will typically ask you about your hobbies. After studying this lesson you will be able to answer their questions correctly.
Test: Activities

This is a test to see if you know the way to describe activities. There are 50 questions. Good luck.
1.  ________ aikido?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
2.  ________ angling?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
3.  ________ backgammon?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
4.  ________ badminton?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
5.  ________ baseball?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
6.  ________ basketball?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
7.  ________ bike riding?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
8.  ________ bingo?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
9.  ________ bowling?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
10.  ________ checkers?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
11.  ________ chess?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
12.  ________ cricket?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
13.  ________ cycling?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
14.  ________ dancing?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
15.  ________ exercise?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
16.  ________ fishing?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
17.  ________ football?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
18.  ________ frisbee?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
19.  ________ golf?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
20.  ________ gymnastics?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
21.  ________ handball?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
22.  ________ hiking?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
23.  ________ hockey?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
24.  ________ horseback riding?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
25.  ________ jogging?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
26.  ________ judo?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
27.  ________ karate?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
28.  ________ mountain climbing?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
29.  ________ night-clubbing?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
30.  ________ pachinko?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
31.  ________ poker?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
32.  ________ racquetball?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
33.  ________ rock climbing?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
34.  ________ roller blading?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
35.  ________ rugby?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
36.  ________ running?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
37.  ________ shopping?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
38.  ________ skateboarding?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
39.  ________ skiing?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
40.  ________ softball?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
41.  ________ surfing?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
42.  ________ table tennis?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
43.  ________ tai-chi?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
44.  ________ tennis?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
45.  ________ traveling?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
46.  ________ video games?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
47.  ________ volleyball?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
48.  ________ walking?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
49.  ________ weight lifting?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
50.  ________ yoga?

     a.  go
     b.  play
     c.  do
 
Additional Lessons
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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.
  • 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.
Learning English
(Beginner - Listening)

January 21, 2019 - A 30 minute audio broadcast of recent world news. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great listening practice.
 
Conversation Lesson 21 - Can You Come to the Party?
(Beginner - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson Anna meets her friend Marsha in a coffee shop. Marsha asks Anna to come to a party. But Anna has to take a driving test. Can Anna come to the party?
Lesson Video

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

Anna: Hi there! Washington, D.C. has some great coffee shops. My favorite is this one -- Busboys & Poets.
Anna: Actually it’s more than a coffee shop. It’s also a bookstore, a restaurant and a theater!
Anna: Marsha and I love coming here.
Marsha: Hey, Anna, my friend is having a party on Saturday. Can you come with me?
Anna: Sorry, I can’t come with you. I have to get my driver’s license.
Marsha: Will you be busy all day?
Anna: I don’t know. First, I have to take a test on the computer. Then I have to take a test in the car.
Marsha: But you have to take the test during the day, don't you?
Anna: Yes.
Marsha: The party is at night.
Anna: Oh. Then I can come with you to the party on Saturday night.
Marsha: Great! I have to help my friend with the party. Can you help me?
Anna: Sure. That sounds like fun.
Marsha: Everyone has to bring something or do something. You can bring food, or you can perform.
Anna: Really, I can perform?
Marsha: You can! Can you?
Anna: Yes! I can recite poetry. (Anna is in a club reciting a poem)
    - A poem -
    Light dark
    Light dark
    Darkness
    Dark
Marsha: In this country, nobody recites poetry at parties. Um … can you do anything else?
Anna: Hmm, yes. I can do a card trick. (Anna is doing a card trick)
    Your card is the 10 of diamonds! No?
    Pick a card. Any card.
    Here, just pick this one.
    Great!
Marsha: Anna, maybe you can just bring food.
Anna: No, I can’t cook. And I really want to perform. You know, there is one thing I can do. (Anna plays a song on the ukulele and sings)
    Trouble in mind. I’m blue...
    But I won't be blue always
    The sun's gonna shine in my back door some day.*
Marsha: That’s it! You can sing at the party. Now, I have to go shopping for food.
Anna: Can I help? I’m not busy right now.
Marsha: Sure, let’s go!
Anna: We have to go. I have to help Marsha shop. And I have to practice my song!
    Trouble in mind. I’m blue...
Anna: Until next time!

*The song Trouble in Mind was written by jazz pianist Richard M. Jones.
Listening

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

In this video, you can practice saying the new words and learn how to show that one event comes after another event.
Pronunciation

This video teaches about two ways to pronounce have to.
New Words
  • bookstore - n. a store that sells books
  • card - n. a small piece of stiff paper that is used for playing games
  • day - n. the part of the day when light from the sun can be seen
  • driver’s license - n. an official document or card which shows that you have the legal right to drive a vehicle
  • else - adv. used to refer to a different or additional person or thing
  • night - n. the time of darkness between one day and the next
  • perform - v. to entertain an audience by singing or acting
  • poetry - n. the writings of a poet
  • recite - v. to read (something) out loud or say (something) from memory
  • test - n. a set of questions or problems that are designed to measure a person's knowledge, skills, or abilities
  • trick - n. a clever and skillful action that someone performs to entertain or amuse people
Activity

In this lesson, Marsha asks Anna to come to a party on Saturday. What do you like to do on the weekends? Write about what you plan to do next weekend. Write about it in the Facebook Comments section below. Use the Activity Sheet to practice talking about your talents and skills. 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.
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Study Tips
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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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