Fun Easy English Classroom February 17


Think about what
is least important
in a relationship
Least Important in Relationships

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about what is least important in a relationship.
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Video: Least Important in a Relationship
Video Script: Least Important in a Relationship

Hi. In the classroom today you will think about what is least important in a relationship.

Everyone has a different opinion about relationships.

A few of the most important aspects of a relationship include the following.

Love which is a deep, tender, feeling of affection toward a person.

Sex which is an act of intimacy between two people.

Excitement which is a feeling of freshness and stimulation between two people.

Trust which is firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person.

Loyalty which is a feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection.

Communication which is the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information.

Commitment which is the state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to another person.

Similarities which are points, features, or details in which two people are alike.

Differences which are points, features, or details in which two people are different.

Although these aspects of a relationship seem important, not all of them are important to everyone.

What do you think is least important in a relationship?

Until next time.
From YOUR Teacher: Least Important in a Relationship

This is a really difficult question. There is no correct answer and pretty much depends on the personalities of each person in a relationship. Focusing on what is least important in a relationship can often lead to disagreements and can be the deciding factor on whether or not the couple stays together.
Survey: What is least important in a relationship?

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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.
  • 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.
Conversation Lesson 48 - Have You Ever ...?
(Beginner - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson Anna helps a tourist find interesting museums in Washington, D.C. She gets some help herself, too.
Lesson Video

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Video Script

Anna: Hello! I have lived in Washington, D.C. for a long time now. And I have done a lot. I feel that I know this city pretty well. (walks off and comes back) That's the wrong way. Where is it again?
Anna: (sees a tourist at a sign) Excuse me, can I help you? Have we met before?
Jean: I don’t think so. I’ve just flown in from Boston. My name is Jean.
Anna: Hi, Jean! I'm Anna. I really feel like we’ve met before. Anyway, how can I help?
Jean: I want to see an interesting museum but I don’t know which one.
Anna: I can help with that. I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. a long time. I think I’ve seen all the museums.
Jean: Wow, thanks. So, tell me, which museums are good?
Anna: Well, they are all good. But they’re all different. There are science museums and history museums and art and culture museums.
Jean: I want to see an unusual museum.
Anna: I like the Sculpture Garden. Have you ever seen sculptures in a garden? It is really artistic!
Jean: I have never seen a garden of sculptures! I’ll write that on my list!
Anna: Have you been to the Museum of the American Indian? I’ve visited that museum many times. It is very peaceful.
Jean: I have always liked American Indian culture.
Jean: I’ll put that on my list. (writes on list) Do you have any other suggestions?
Anna: Well, if you like plants, you can visit the U.S. Botanic Gardens. It's very organic.
Jean: I have always loved plants. I’ll write that on my list, too! Wow, you know so much about D.C.’s museums.
Anna: Well, I have lived here for over a year.
Jean: You’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful city filled with so many museums and a zoo!
Anna: What? D.C. has a zoo?
Jean: Yes, and it’s beautiful. You’ve lived here for so long and you haven’t been to the zoo?
Anna: I've never been to D.C.’s zoo. I've never been to any zoos!
Jean: You have never seen zoo animals?
Anna: I grew up on a farm, Jean. I've known farm animals my whole life.
Jean: But the zoo has lions (makes sound of lion roaring) and elephants (makes sound of elephant trumpeting) and zebras (makes no sound)! If you have never seen a real, live elephant, you must. They are so majestic.
Anna: I will. I will! (writes list) There. I’ve written my own must-see zoo animal list!
Jean: Have fun at the zoo and thanks, Anna!
Anna: Have fun at the museums, Jean! And thank YOU!
Anna: This has been awesome! And I have seen every animal on my list! Jean, the tourist, helped me see more of my city. But where have I seen her before?
Oh well. Until next time …

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

In this video, learn how to say the new words. Then learn about using the present perfect verb tense.

Use this video to learn about how Americans pronounce "been," the present perfect form of BE.
New Words
  • American Indian - n. a member of any of the first groups of people living in North America or South America. The members of these nations are also called Native Americans or by the name of their tribal nation, as in "a member of the Navajo tribe."
  • animal - n. a living thing that is not a human being or plant
  • U.S. Botanic Garden - n. a large public garden in Washington, D.C. where plants are grown in order to be studied
  • elephant - n. a very large gray animal that has a long, flexible nose and two long tusks
  • lion - n. a large wild cat that has golden brown fur and that lives mainly in Africa
    majestic - adj. large and impressively beautiful
  • own - v. to have (something) as property or to legally possess (something)
  • plant - n. a living thing that grows in the ground, usually has leaves or flowers, and needs sun and water to survive
  • science - n. knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation
  • sculpture - n. a piece of art that is made by carving or molding clay, stone, wood or metal
  • suggestion - n. an idea about what someone should do or how someone should behave
  • zebra - n. an African animal that looks like a horse and has black and white stripes covering its body
  • zoo - n. a place where many kinds of animals are kept so that people can see them

In this lesson, Anna helps Jean learn about places to see in Washington, D.C. Have you ever visited a museum, a zoo, or a public garden? Where was it? What did you see there? If you have not, what would you tell a tourist to see in your home town? Write about it in the Facebook Comments section below. Then practice talking about things you have seen or done. 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
(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.
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