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Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn new vocabulary using word groups and Fun Easy English flashcards. Although the flashcards are for kids, still plenty of fun for adults too. Enjoy.
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Video: Word Groups
Video Script: Word Groups

Hi. In the classroom today you will learn new vocabulary using word groups.

Word groups are a fun way to learn new English vocabulary.

In each group of four words, one word does not belong.

For example, in this group of four words, three words belong together and one word does not belong.

A. tire
B. door
C. tree
D. lights

Which word does not belong with the others?

The answer is C, or tree.

The other three words are parts of a car.

Make up your own word groups on index cards and use this as a way to learn new English words.

Until next time.
Flashcards: Fruits
 
Flashcards: Vegetables
 
Flashcards: Animals
 
Flashcards: Insects
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Hey I wanted to make sure all of you know about the Fun Easy English vocabulary section. Many new lessons will be added this year including lots of flashcards. These vocabulary lessons are good for kids and adults.
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Test: Vocabulary Word Groups

This is a test of your understanding of word groups. For each question decide which word does not belong with the others. There are 50 questions. Good luck.
1.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  banana
     b.  walnut
     c.  melon
     d.  pineapple
2.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  dog
     b.  cat
     c.  book
     d.  mouse
3.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  pot
     b.  cup
     c.  glass
     d.  mug
4.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  mountain
     b.  hill
     c.  meadow
     d.  ridge
5.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  fork
     b.  spoon
     c.  table
     d.  knife
6.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  butterfly
     b.  mouse
     c.  dragonfly
     d.  ant
7.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  juice
     b.  soda
     c.  sushi
     d.  nectar
8.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  nectarine
     b.  almond
     c.  peanut
     d.  cashew
9.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  bathtub
     b.  shower
     c.  sink
     d.  plate
10.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  river
     b.  stream
     c.  peak
     d.  creek
11.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  sound
     b.  noise
     c.  racket
     d.  soil
12.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  peach
     b.  broccoli
     c.  zucchini
     d.  carrot
13.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  glue
     b.  stapler
     c.  camera
     d.  paste
14.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  harmonica
     b.  violin
     c.  shuttlecock
     d.  piano
15.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  waffle
     b.  pancake
     c.  mustard
     d.  biscuit
16.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  carp
     b.  halibut
     c.  paper
     d.  salmon
17.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  newspaper
     b.  magazine
     c.  bush
     d.  almanac
18.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  pine
     b.  maple
     c.  bus
     d.  beech
19.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  airplane
     b.  helicopter
     c.  motorcycle
     d.  blimp
20.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  wood
     b.  pencil
     c.  pen
     d.  ruler
21.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  valley
     b.  ravine
     c.  ocean
     d.  canyon
22.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  coffee
     b.  tea
     c.  cocoa
     d.  oil
23.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  lead
     b.  mahogany
     c.  steel
     d.  aluminum
24.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  rose
     b.  carnation
     c.  lilac
     d.  cauliflower
25.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  letter
     b.  envelope
     c.  brochure
     d.  stamp
26.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  belt
     b.  gloves
     c.  mittens
     d.  scarf
27.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  stove
     b.  refrigerator
     c.  microwave
     d.  computer
28.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  snake
     b.  lizard
     c.  aardvark
     d.  toad
29.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  butter
     b.  margarine
     c.  spread
     d.  cloud
30.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  sun
     b.  moon
     c.  star
     d.  grass
31.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  crab
     b.  stairs
     c.  shrimp
     d.  lobster
32.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  leaf
     b.  stem
     c.  chimney
     d.  twig
33.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  pigeon
     b.  sparrow
     c.  mole
     d.  swallow
34.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  pork
     b.  beef
     c.  tofu
     d.  chicken
35.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  rain
     b.  snow
     c.  sleet
     d.  peas
36.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  tennis
     b.  badminton
     c.  racquetball
     d.  trolley
37.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  circle
     b.  square
     c.  triangle
     d.  eraser
38.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  farmer
     b.  cashier
     c.  bakery
     d.  manager
39.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  roof
     b.  bed
     c.  dresser
     d.  closet
40.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  notebook
     b.  entrance
     c.  textbook
     d.  backpack
41.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  jam
     b.  jelly
     c.  preserves
     d.  blanket
42.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  ink
     b.  ship
     c.  boat
     d.  canoe
43.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  blackboard
     b.  desk
     c.  exit
     d.  whiteboard
44.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  bagel
     b.  bread
     c.  croissant
     d.  rice
45.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  headphones
     b.  jacket
     c.  coat
     d.  sweater
46.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  toothbrush
     b.  toothpaste
     c.  lotion
     d.  floss
47.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  pasta
     b.  spaghetti
     c.  noodles
     d.  pantry
48.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  schedule
     b.  dollar
     c.  cent
     d.  coin
49.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  cake
     b.  cookies
     c.  carpet
     d.  pastries
50.  Which word does not belong with the others?

     a.  rock
     b.  rink
     c.  pebble
     d.  boulder
 
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  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate Level. Let's Learn English conversation lesson with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, and a new words section.
Conversation Lesson 23 - Rock Star
(Intermediate - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson Anna interviews musician Emma G on her show. But, her excitement starts to become a little....strange.
Lesson Video

Watch the video and then read the video script.
Video Script

Anna: Hello?
Ms. Weaver: Anna, this is Ms. Weaver.
Anna: Ms. Weaver!
Ms. Weaver: Tomorrow, you’ll be interviewing musician Emma G.
(Anna is very excited. She loves Emma G’s music.)
Anna: Emma G?! I will be talking to Emma G?!
Ms. Weaver: Anna? Anna, are you there?
Professor Bot: Anna and Ms. Weaver used the future continuous verb tense to talk about the interview.
Prof. Bot: We use future continuous to talk about actions that will be in progress at or around a time in the future.
Prof. Bot: For example, Ms. Weaver says, “Tomorrow, you’ll be interviewing musician Emma G.”
Prof. Bot: There are two options for future continuous. The first is: will be + the -ing form of the verb
Prof. Bot: And the second is: be + going to be + the -ing form of the verb. Keep watching for more!
Anna: Hello and welcome to The Music! Today, musician Emma G will be joining us here!
Anna: She is a wonderful songwriter and an amazing singer. And I love her! Let’s give a warm welcome to Emma G!
Anna: Hi. Thank you for coming on the show, Emma G.
Emma G: Of course. It’s great to be here.
Anna: Well, we can’t wait to hear you sing. I listen to your music a lot. So, I feel like I know you. Is that strange?
Emma G: Anna, listening to music can be a very personal experience. So, no, that’s not strange.
Anna: Good because I made something for you -- a video scrapbook of our friendship.
Anna: I took photos of you and added myself. I worked on it all weekend.
Emma G: Well, that -- that’s strange. Is that even -- is that even legal?
Anna: Now, Emma, let’s talk about your schedule. Tell me ... I mean, tell us exactly where you will be and when. Exactly.
Emma G: Sure. Well, in early June, I’ll be performing at several venues across Austin, Texas.
Anna: That’s my vacation week. I can meet you there! We can tour the city. We can have lunch.
Emma G: Um, yeah maybe. Then in mid-July, I’m going to be teaching at a music camp in Chicago.
Anna: I’ll be visiting my sister then. She only lives about six hours from Chicago! I could drive over. We could hang out.
Emma G: Yeah, uh maybe. You know, maybe now is a good time for some music.
Anna: That’s a great idea. Now, let's hear a song from Emma G.!
Emma G: I wrote this song a couple of years ago. It’s called “Wary.”
Emma G: Do you believe in happy endings?
Anna: Endings...
Emma G: Do you really believe that we could be…
Anna: Be...
Emma G: I think something is wrong. I hear a voice in the background.
Anna: Sorry. Sorry, Emma. That was me. I’m just so excited.
Emma G: No problem. I'm glad you like the song.
Anna: You go ahead. You go ahead.
Emma G: Okay. Do you believe in happy endings?
(She hears a tambourine playing and looks at Anna.)
Emma G: Anna, there’s no tambourine in this.
Anna: I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry, Emma. See, I’ve always wanted to sing with you.
Emma G: Well, come on over then and we can sing a song together first.
Anna: No, I couldn't.
Emma G: Come on. It’ll be fun.
Anna: Okay! Here. I brought my favorite song.
Emma G: Oh, uh okay. Actually, I like this song. Um, are you ready?
Anna: Yes! Yes!
Emma G: Okay.
Emma G / Anna together:
Every breath you take*
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you …
I’ll be watching you...
I’ll be watching you...
*From "Every Breath You Take" by The Police

Music by Emma G
And now, here's a song by Emma G called "Just Drive." Click here to read the words. This song is not part of the lesson but just a little something for you to enjoy!
Listening

Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
Practice
Now, you try it!

First, read about the future continuous verb tense below. Then, write two or three sentences in the Comments section about your future plans.

Be sure to use future continuous in each sentence!

Future Continuous

We use the future continuous verb tense for future actions that will continue for a period of time.

Future continuous is used only for action verbs. An action verb is a verb that expresses a physical or mental action. Examples are: write, read, sing, work, think and stop. Verbs like be, become, feel and look are not action verbs.

Future continuous:

for action verbs only
has two forms

Forms:

will be + ing verb
be + going to be + ing verb

Examples:

Today, musician Emma G will be joining us here!
In early June, I’ll be performing at several venues across Austin, Texas.
Are you going to be teaching at the music camp in Chicago this July?
She won't be returning to Washington, DC until the end of the summer.
I will be becoming happy when you visit my show tomorrow. (wrong)

With the future continuous, we often shorten the part of verb that comes after the subject. Look at the examples (You'll, I'll, I'm).
subject will be -ing verb
You 'll be interviewing
Emma G. will be joining
I 'll be performing
In the second form of the future continuous verb tense, the verb to be is conjugated -- it changes to match the subject. See the examples below.
subject to be (conjugated) going to be -ing verb
I 'm going to be teaching
They are going to be singing
Test Yourself

How well do you know the grammar from Level 2? Test yourself!

In Lesson 23, you will see examples of grammar that you have learned in Level 2. Look for sentences in Lesson 23 with:

Passive voice
Prepositions
Reflexive pronouns
Present perfect
Verbs talk, speak, tell and/or say

Then, write those sentences in the Comments section. For example, "I’ll be performing at several venues across Austin, Texas" uses the preposition at.
New Words
  • addv. to put something with another thing or group of things
  • amazingadj. causing great surprise or wonder
  • backgroundn. a position that attracts little attention
  • breakv. to separate something into parts or pieces often in a sudden and forceful or violent way
  • breathn. the air that you take into your lungs and send out from your lungs when you breathe
  • bondn. something (such as an experience, or feeling) that is shared between people or groups and forms a connection between them
  • formn. a type of kind of something
  • futuren. the period of time that will come after the present time​
  • hang outv. (phrasal verb) to spend time relaxing, talking, or doing something with someone
  • interruptionn. to say things while another person is speaking
  • legaladj. of or relating to the law
  • mentaladj. of or relating to the mind​
  • personaladj. relating to a person's private feelings, thoughts or problems
  • schedulen. a plan of things that will be done and the times when they will be done
  • scrapbookn. a book with blank pages to which you attach photographs, letters or newspaper stories to help you remember a person or time
  • songwritern. a person who writes the words or music to songs
  • stepn. one of a series of actions that are done to achieve something​
  • tambourinen. a small musical instrument that is held in one hand and played by shaking or hitting it with the other hand
  • tourn. a series of performances, appearances, or competitions that occur at different places over time
  • waryadj. not having or showing complete trust in someone or something that could be dangerous or cause trouble
  • venuen. the place where an event takes place
Conversation Lessons

Study all 30 English intermediate conversation lessons. Let's Learn English conversation lessons each with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, and a new words section. These lessons are for intermediate students.
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