A thorough knowledge of verbs is essential if you want
to be fluent in English. Spend a lot of time learning
verbs and their various forms.
is very important to make sure the subject and verb in a
sentence are in agreement. In the following test, choose
the correct sentences.
1. Choose the correct
a. We was very happy to see them again.
b. We were very happy to see them again.
2. Choose the correct
a. She like eating sushi.
b. She likes eating sushi.
3. Choose the correct
a. They are really interested in studying English
b. They is really interested in studying English
4. Choose the correct
a. The people who live in the blue house are having a
really noisy party.
b. The people who live in the blue house is having a
really noisy party.
5. Choose the correct
a. Her friends and John is going on vacation this
b. Her friends and John are going on vacation this
6. Choose the correct
a. Talking to friends is useful when you have a
b. Talking to friends are useful when you have a
7. Choose the correct
a. Most of my luggage is red.
b. Most of my luggage are red.
8. Choose the correct
a. I has been planning to go to Japan for a long time.
b. I have been planning to go to Japan for a long
9. Choose the correct
a. Everyone who came to the party is important to me.
b. Everyone who came to the party are important to me.
10. Choose the correct
a. They were very angry when they heard about the pay
b. They was very angry when they heard about the pay
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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.
In this lesson Anna and her producer, Amelia, are
planning the new children's show. Anna has lots of ideas
for the show. Will Amelia like them and work well with
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Washington, D.C. has four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn or
fall. My favorite season is summer because of summer vacation!Hey, that will be
a great subject for my new work assignment -- the children’s show. I can teach
what families in the U.S. do during summer vacation.Today, I’m planning the show
with Amelia. This is the first time we are working together. I hope we can work
well together. Hi, Amelia!
Amelia: Hi, Anna! So, what are we going to talk about on the first show?
Anna: I want to talk about summer vacation.
Amelia: That will be fun! Are you going on vacation this summer?
Anna: No. This summer I am too busy.
Amelia: That’s too bad.
Anna: It’s okay. I can go on vacation next summer. This show will be a lot of
Amelia: So, Anna, what’s the plan for the show?
Anna: First, we’re going to introduce the subject. Then we can show pictures and
Amelia: We can show tons of video!
Anna: Right! We can interview children and have guests, too.
Amelia: Kids can ask us questions.
Anna: Great idea! Finally, we can read the questions and tell them where to
Amelia: Okay, let’s try it!
Anna: Let’s do it!
Anna: Hi there! And welcome to … Amelia, we don’t have a name for the show.
Amelia: We’ll think of a name later. For now, we'll call it “The Show.”
Anna: Great. Hi there! And welcome to “The Show.”
Anna: Today we are going to take you on a summer vacation! You will see popular
things to do on vacation!
Anna: One is camping. When you go camping, you cook, sleep and play outdoors!
Amelia: When I go camping, Anna, I like to go hiking and fishing.
Anna: Me, too. Those are fun things to do when you go camping!
Anna: These people are hiking.
Amelia: Okay, let’s talk about the next vacation.
Anna: Another popular summer vacation is going to an amusement park. At an
amusement park, you go on rides and eat lots of fun food!
Amelia: I love cotton candy … !
Anna & Amelia: and rollercoasters!
Amelia: This show is going to be a lot of fun.
Anna: I know!
Anna: This is riding a rollercoaster!
Amelia: Whoooo! What is the last vacation?
Anna: One of the most popular vacations is … going to the beach!
Anna & Amelia: I love the beach!
Anna: When I see that blue ocean, I want to leave Washington, D.C. immediately
and go to the beach!
Anna: Maybe next summer.
Amelia: But right now, it’s time to work!
Anna: Right. Until next time ...
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
Learn to pronounce the new words for this lesson and how to talk about your
favorite season and vacation activities.
Use this video to learn how to do shadowing, or repeating soon after you hear a
amusement park -
n. a place that has many games and rides (such
as roller coasters and merry-go-rounds) for entertainment
n. an area covered with sand or small rocks
that is next to an ocean or lake
n. the activity of sleeping outdoors in a tent
usually for enjoyment
cotton candy -
n. candy made from sugar that is boiled, spun
into a soft material using a special machine, and then wound around a stick
n. the sport or business of catching fish
n. a usually well-known person who is invited
to appear or perform on a program
n. to walk a long distance especially for
pleasure or exercise
adv. without any delay
v. to speak briefly to an audience about
something that is about to begin
n. a young person
adv. outside a building or not inside a
n. a set of actions that have been thought of
as a way to do or achieve something
v. to think about and arrange the parts or
details of (something) before it happens or is made
adv. in a direct course or manner
right now =
n. a ride at an amusement park which is like a
small, open train with tracks that are high off the ground and that have
sharp curves and steep hills
n. one of the four periods into which the year
is commonly divided
n. the person or thing that is being discussed
n. the sport or activity of moving through
water by moving your arms and legs
n. a period of time that a person spends away
from home, school, or business usually in order to relax or travel
The Four Seasons:
n. the season when plants and trees begin to
n. the warmest season of the year
n. the third season of the year, when crops and
fruits are gathered and leaves fall
n. the coldest season of the year
What is your favorite season? What do you like to do
when you go on a vacation? Tell about the next vacation
you plan to go on. Write in the Facebook Comments
section below. Then practice with a friend.
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