Fun Easy English Classroom January 24
 
 
 
 

Classroom
Today


Learn to correctly
write the letter A
Writing the English Alphabet Letter A

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to write the English alphabet letter A in manuscript and cursive.
Hey if you cannot understand something on this page,
then use the Fun Easy English dictionary (opens in a new window)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Alphabet: Writing the English Alphabet Letter A

Writing the English alphabet letter A correctly in manuscript and cursive.
Capital A
manuscript
Small a
manuscript
Capital A
cursive
Small a
cursive
Writing Practice
 
Video: Writing the English Alphabet Letter A
Video: Writing the English Alphabet For Kids Letter A
From YOUR Teacher: Cursive Writing

A few thoughts about cursive writing. With the invention of the word processor and computers, the need for handwritten (cursive) text has been greatly reduced. Most people now use email and texting to send messages to friends. People rarely send handwritten letters anymore. Still cursive writing is important to know and a very beautiful style of writing. In America, cursive writing is used for signatures on important papers such as when buying a house or a car and for signing checks used when making purchases at stores.
 
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.
  • 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 24, 2019 - A 30 minute audio broadcast of recent world news. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great listening practice.
 
Conversation Lesson 24 - Yesterday Was Amazing!
(Beginner - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson Anna discovers a festival - the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. What does she learn there about Basque culture?
Lesson Video

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

Anna: Yesterday was the most amazing day. I want to tell my friend back home about it. So, I am writing her a letter!
Anna: Dear Penelope,
Life in Washington, D.C. is interesting. I see something new every day -- like yesterday. Yesterday started like a usual work day.
Anna: I said, "Yesterday started like a usual work day."
Anna's voice: I was at work. And I wanted a break. So, I walked and walked … and walked. Then, I saw something! It was a festival -- a big festival!
Anna: It is the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Anna's voice: Yes. It was the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Every year the festival shows different cultures. This year one of the cultures was the Basque culture.
There was dancing and food and games!”
Anna: I am dancing a traditional Basque dance.
Anna's voice: At the festival, I danced a traditional Basque dance!
Anna: They are cooking traditional Basque food.
Anna's voice: They cooked a lot of traditional Basque food.
Anna: They are playing a game. It’s a kind of handball. What do they call it? They call it pilota!
Anna's voice: They played a game with their hands and a small ball. It’s a kind of handball. But this game is called pilota.
Anna: This is beautiful! This is traditional Basque art.
Anna: They are making a traditional Basque ship. This festival is a lot of fun!
Anna's voice: The whole day was a lot of fun!
Anna: Who said that? I want to write my friends and tell them about my day!
Anna: … So, I wanted to tell you about my day! Please, my friend, come visit Washington, D.C. soon. There is a lot to do! Until next time … Anna.
Listening

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

Learn to pronounce the new words for this lesson. You also learn about the words people use in English when they cannot remember a word, or they do not know a word.
Pronunciation

Use this video to learn about three ways to pronounce the past tense ending of regular verbs.
New Words
  • was - v. past tense of the verb "be" in first or third person (I was; he/she/it was)
  • Basque Country - n. region of Spain
  • culture - n. the beliefs, customs, or arts of a particular society
  • festival - n. an organized series of performances
  • handball - n. a game for two or four players who use their hands to hit a ball against a wall
  • interesting - adj. attracting your attention and making you want to learn more about something or to be involved in something
  • said - v. past tense of the verb "say"
  • traditional - adj. following the tradition of a certain group or culture
Past tense verbs
  • start - started
  • want - wanted
  • walk - walked
  • dance - danced
  • play - played
  • call - called
Activity

Tell about a party or festival in your town. Write about it in the Facebook Comments section below. Then practice using the past tense with a friend. 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
Additional Information
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.
Cool Stuff
Online Reference
Dictionary, Encyclopedia & more
Word:
by:
Confused?

Found a word in Fun Easy English you do not know?
1. Type the word in the Online Reference window
2. Click Look it up (opens to a new window)
Top Hits

Listen to American music while you study.
1. Click The ► button
2. Enjoy some great music
Resources

These links contain many English learning resources. Some are for students, some are for teachers. If you find information not on Fun Easy English, please post a comment below, and I will make every effort to add it to the site. Thanks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Site Links Site Content Contact My Other Sites
About
Site Map
Copyright
Classroom
Grammar
Reductions
Idioms
Slang
Alphabet
ABC 4 Kids
Pronunciation
Reading
Vocabulary
Acronyms
Videos
Surveys
Tests
Email
Facebook
Twitter
Google
Howie Hayman
English Global Group
San Diego California Events
Tanegashima Japan
Japanese Language Culture Food
Akikos Kitchen
Shai Hayman