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VOA Let's Learn English - Lesson 18: She Always Does That


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What do you sometimes do on the weekend?

Discussion Questions

    • 1. What do you sometimes do on the weekend?
    • 2. What do you always do on the weekend?
    • 3. What do you never do on the weekend?

Listening
Watch the video and choose the correct answers.

Play Video: Keynote (Google I/O '18)
1.) What is Anna doing at work for the first time?
2.) Who is helping Anna at work?
3.) What does Ms. Weaver remind Anna about when reading the news?
4.) What is the first story about?
5.) When Anna reads the story about the lost duckling, she looks ______________.
6.) Who is the first 80-year-old woman to win the race car 500?
7.) What does the grandmother often say when talking to reporters?
8.) What are city politicians in Big Town using city money for?
9.) Where are the politicians taking money from for the party?
10.) What does Ms. Weaver want Anna to do with her feelings when reading the news?
Conversation
Caty: Now, Anna, remember. When we read the news we are always reading facts. We never show our feelings.
Anna: Sure thing, Ms. Weaver.
Caty: Great. Are you ready?
Anna: Yes.
Caty: Okay, let’s try the first story!
Anna: Hello, and welcome to The News. A new book is very popular with children and families. This is it. It is about a lost duckling. The duck’s mother cannot find him.
Caty: Stop! Anna, when you say the words “duck” and “duckling” you look really sad.
Anna: I do?
Caty: Yes. Sad is a feeling.
Anna: Sad is not a fact. Sorry. Let me try again.
Caty: Okay, she’s trying again! And go.
Anna: Hello, and welcome to The News. A new book is very popular with children and families. This is it. It is about a lost duckling. The duck’s mother cannot find ‘im. But a family gives him a home.
Caty: Stop! Anna, you are doing it again.
Anna: This story is very sad.
Caty: I have an idea. Let’s read the second story. She’s reading the second story. And ... go!
Anna: Hello , and welcome to The News. In Indiana, a grandmother is the first 80-year- old woman to win The Race Car 500. That is awesome!
Caty: Stop! Stop! Anna, please -- no feelings.
Anna: Right. But it is awesome that an 80-year-old grandmother wins a car race.
Caty: Just the facts, Anna.
Anna: Right. Hello, and welcome to The News. In Indiana, a grandmother is the first 80-year-old woman to win The Race Car 500. She rarely talks to reporters. But when she does, she often says, “Nothing can stop me now!” I am very happy for her!
Caty: Stop, stop, stop!! Anna, you cannot say you are happy.
Anna: But I am happy.
Caty: But you can’t say it.
Anna: Why?
Caty: This is the News. Happy and sad are feelings. You can’t have them in The News.
Anna: Okay. I got it.
Caty: Okay. Let’s try the third story. She’s reading the third story!
Anna: Hello and welcome to The News. City politicians in Big Town are using city money to have a big party on a cruise ship. They are taking the money for the party from the children’s library. What?! That makes me very angry.
Caty: No, no, no! Anna, you cannot say you are angry! This is The News!!!
Anna: What can I do, Ms. Weaver? Take out my feelings and put them here ... on the news desk?
Caty: Yes. Yes. That’s right! Now you’ve got it! Let’s repeat the first story.
Anna: This is going to be a very long day. Until next time!
VOA Lesson 18: She Always Does That
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/lets-learn-english-lesson-18-she-always-does-that/3357748.html

Vocabulary
Listen again and complete the sentences below using words from the word bank.

Play Video: Keynote (Google I/O '18)
Wordbank
it       cannot       facts       feelings       very popular       really sad       him       a very long day       second       rarely       can’t       grandmother       first       them       very sad       very angry       third       thing