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an important part of English grammar.
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Definition of a
- A concrete noun:
- is a word used to describe tangible objects such as: a person,
place, thing, object, or substance
- is a word that can be perceived through the five physical senses
of: hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and touching
- is the opposite of an
- A concrete noun is either:
- The apple was red and
- The dog appears to be happy.
- Moose can be found in Canada.
- Your shoes really stink.
- They went to the beach.
- We bought the house.
- She needs to buy a notebook.
- You should read this book.
Hey really not much to say about concrete nouns. Pretty
simple lesson today.
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6 - Will It Float?
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In this lesson Anna takes Penelope around the city on a
tour vehicle. Is it a bus? Is it a boat? Yes! The Duck
Bus/Boat. It goes on land. It goes on water.
Watch the video and then read the video script.
Penelope: Anna, thanks for taking me on a tour of D.C. today.
Anna: Sure thing, Penelope. You are new to town. And a tour is the best way to
see more of the city!
Penelope: So, which tour are we taking – the one that goes through the city on a
bus? Or the one that goes along the river in a boat?
Penelope: What? Anna, this isn’t going to be one of those trips, is it?
Anna: No. Follow me.
Professor Bot: In this lesson, you are going to hear lots of prepositions!
What’s a preposition, you ask? It’s a word that shows relationships between
things. Anna says they are going on a tour through the city and along the river.
Through and along are both prepositions. Watch for more!
Anna: Well, Penelope, there’s our ride!
Penelope: What is it?
Anna: It’s the famous DC Ducks -- the boat with wheels! We will ride on the road
and then sail on the water!
Penelope: Who thinks of these things?
Anna: I don't know. But I’m glad they do! Let’s get aboard, Sailor!
Penelope: (looking at a brochure about the boat) Hey, did you know that this bus
… um, boat was created during World War II to carry people and supplies?
Anna: Wow. You know, a tour is so much more interesting with Fun Facts, like
Penelope: I agree. I love Fun Facts!
Boy: Did I hear you say you love Fun Facts?
Anna & Penelope: Yeah.
Boy: Well, I have tons of Fun Facts for this tour!
Anna & Penelope: Great!
Anna: Penelope, where are his parents?
Penelope: Maybe - maybe he’s the Captain’s son and he helps his dad on tours!
Anna: Oh yeah! It would be so awesome to ride around the city in a boat all day
with your dad!
Penelope: This is amazing, Anna. There are so many beautiful buildings along
Anna: Hey, the Washington Monument is on the left!
Professor Bot: I have a Fun Fact too! Did you know that the Washington Monument
was damaged in an earthquake? Whoa. Did you feel that?!
I heard: "around the city in a boat," "along this road and "on the left." All of
these are prepositions showing place. Let's watch for more places and
Penelope: Look, Anna, we’re across from the White House!
Anna: Penelope, the only thing between us and the President is the street … and
a park … and a security gate .... and police officers … with guns.
Boy: Excuse me, do you want to know a Fun Fact about the White House?
Anna & Penelope: Yes!
Boy: Inside the White House there is a swimming pool, a movie theater and 32
Penelope: Thirty-two bathrooms! That’s a lot of bathrooms!
Boy: I’d be happy with two. I live in a house with my mom, four sisters, two
aunts and only one bathroom!
Penelope: Oh my! You know, Anna, we should give him a tip!
Anna: Of course! It is polite to tip your tour guide! Luckily, I have lots of
Penelope: That was a great Fun Fact! Here you go!
Boy: Thank you! I can tell you Fun Facts all day!
Professor Bot: Did you hear any more prepositions of place? I heard "between us
and the president" “inside the White House" and "in a house."
And did you hear that the Duck Boat can go on the river? I don't believe it.
Join us next time to find out which preposition we will use: The boat went ON
the river or The boat went INTO the river?
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
- aboard -
prep. on or into (a train, ship, etc.)
- across -
prep. on the other side of (something)
- along -
prep. in a line matching the length or
direction of (something)
- around -
prep. over or in different parts of (a place)
- between -
prep. in the space that separates (two things
- captain -
n. a person who is in charge of a ship or an
- carry -
v. to move (something) while holding and
- inside -
prep. an inner part of something (such as a
building or machine)
- pool -
n. (swimming pool) a large structure that is
filled with water and that is used for swimming
- relationship -
n. the way in which two or more people or
things are connected
- security gate -
n. a place where people are checked to make
sure they are not carrying weapons or other illegal materials
- through -
prep. used to describe movement within a place
or an area of land, air, etc.
- tip -
n. an extra amount of money that you give to
someone (such as a waitress or waiter) who performs a service for you - v.
to give an extra amount of money to someone who performs a service for you
- tour -
n. an activity in which you go through a place
(such as a building or city) in order to see and learn about the different
parts of it
- wheel -
n. one of the round parts underneath a car,
wagon, etc., that rolls and allows something to move
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