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countable nouns an important part of English
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Definition of a
- The girl likes to go shopping. (plural
- girls like)
- You should clean the glass. (plural
- A tornado was seen in Kansas today. (plural
- Many tornados were)
- I watched as the leaf fell. (plural
- She wants to eat that cherry. (plural
- those cherries)
- He dropped the book on his foot. (plural
These are basically words which can be counted. Pretty
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10 - Visit to Peru
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In this lesson Anna is writing a story about the culture
of Peru. She does not have time to travel, but her
friend Bruna says she can learn about Peru in one short
visit. Where will she go?
Watch the video and then read the video script.
Bruna: Hi, Anna!
Anna: Hi, Bruna! What’s up?
Bruna: I thought we could meet for lunch today.
Anna: I wish I could, but I can’t. I have to research Peru for a story.
Bruna: How’s it going?
Anna: Not so good. I’ve been reading about Peru and listening to Peruvian music.
I really want to understand Peru. I hope it's enough.
Bruna: You should visit Peru.
Anna: I wish!
Bruna: You can!
Anna: Bruna, I don’t have the money or time to go to Peru. My deadline is
Bruna: No, I don’t mean to really go there. The museum where I work is having a
Peruvian festival today! …. Anna? Anna? Anna, are you there?
Prof. Bot: Hello again! Professor Bot here. Today we will hear about wishes and
hopes. Bruna asked Anna to go to lunch, but she answered,
I wish I could, but I can’t. Listen for more hope and wish sentences.
Bruna: Hi, Anna!
Anna: Hi, Bruna! Thanks for telling me about this event.
Bruna: Sure! It's much better than staring at your computer. I hope it helps
with your story.
Anna: I’m sure it will. So, what should we see first?
Bruna: Dance and music are very important to Peruvian culture, so let’s watch
Anna: Great! Let’s go!
Bruna: There's this very special Peruvian dance called Marinera Norteña.
Anna: I love the Marinera Nortina… !
Bruna: Marinera Norteña.
Anna: Marinera Norten… ?
Bruna: No. Marinera Norteña.
Anna: I love the … marriage dance!
Anna: Bruna, I read about this dance. But it is much more romantic in person!
Bruna: The dancers are giving lessons after their performance. You should try
Anna: I’d love to. But I’m not ready to get married. I mean, one day I hope to
meet the right guy. We’ll buy matching motorcycles and ride into the sunset --
the wind blowing through our hair!
Bruna: Anna, the dance just shows the courtship tradition. It doesn’t mean you
will get married.
Anna: Oh. Well, I’ll try anyway.
Bruna: Don’t forget. This festival also shows Peruvian art!
Anna: I hope I have time to see everything!
Bruna: Anna, I wish I could join you. But I have some work to do.
Anna: Of course, of course. You go back to work. I’ll check out the art.
Bruna: Okay, I’m hoping to finish in about an hour. Let’s meet then.
Anna: Great. See you then!
Bruna: See ya!
Prof. Bot: Did you notice any sentences with hope or wish?
Anna says, “One day I hope to meet the right guy.” That’s an example of using
“hope” with an infinitive to talk about doing something in the future. Keep
Anna: Oh, wow! I can make my own Peruvian art!
Bruna: Anna, how’s it going?
Anna: Hi, Bruna!
Bruna: You know you're in the kid's section, right?
Anna: I'm in the art making section.
Bruna: I see that. Your art is very nice. I wish I could do art like that.
Anna: Oh, this one’s not mine. This is mine.
Bruna: Wow! Really? That's really nice!
Anna: Thanks! And thanks for telling me about this festival. I learned so much
about Peru. Ooh, we still have time!
Bruna: Time for what?
Anna: Time for Marinera Norteña!
Prof. Bot: Do you remember what Anna said? “I really want to understand Peru.” I
hope you understand Peru a little better now, too. And I wish I could talk with
you more about grammar, but that’s all the time we have today! Go to the website
to learn more!
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
- blow -
v. to be moved or affected in a specified way
by the wind
- courtship -
n. he activities that occur when people are
developing a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage or the period
of time when such activities occur
- deadline -
n. a date or time when something must be
- hope -
v. to want something to happen or be true and
think that it could happen or be true
- in person -
expression. used to say that a person is
actually present at a place
- join -
v. to put or bring (two or more things)
- marriage -
n. a ceremony in which two people are married
to each other
- match -
v. to have the same appearance or color
- motorcycle -
n. a vehicle with two wheels that is powered by
a motor and that can carry one or two people
- Peru -
n. a country in South America
- romantic -
adj. of, relating to, or involving love between
- sunset -
n. the time when the sun goes below the horizon
in the evening
- wish -
v. to want (something) to be true or to happen
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