VOA Let's Learn English - Lesson 21: Can You Come to the Party? | ESL Video

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VOA Let's Learn English - Lesson 21: Can You Come to the Party?


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What do you have to do tomorrow?

Discussion Questions

    • 1. What do you have to do tomorrow?
    • 2. Can you go to a party on Saturday night?

Listening
Watch the video and choose the correct answers.

Play Video: Keynote (Google I/O '18)
1. What does Marsha want Anna to do?
2. When is the party?
3. Can Anna go to the party?
4. What does Anna have to do when she goes to the party?
5. Anna has to ______________.
Anna: Hi there! Washington, D.C. has some great coffee shops. My favorite is this one -- Busboys & Poets.
Actually it’s more than a coffee shop. It’s also a bookstore, a restaurant and a theater!
Marsha and I love coming here.
Marsha: Hey, Anna, my friend is having a party on Saturday. Can you come with me?
Anna: Sorry, I can’t come with you. I have to get my driver’s license.
Marsha: Will you be busy all day?
Anna: I don’t know. First, I have to take a test on the computer. Then I have to take a test in the car.
Marsha: But you have to take the test during the day, don’t you?
Anna: Yes.
Marsha: The party is at night.
Anna: Oh. Then I can come with you to the party on Saturday night.
Marsha: Great! I have to help my friend with the party. Can you help me?
Anna: Sure. That sounds like fun.
Marsha: Everyone has to bring something or do something. You can bring food, or you can perform.
Anna: Really, I can perform?
Marsha: You can! Can you?
Anna: Yes! I can recite poetry. (Anna is in a club reciting a poem)
- A poem - Light dark Light dark Darkness Dark
Marsha: In this country, nobody recites poetry at parties. Um ... can you do anything else?
Anna: Hmm, yes. I can do a card trick. (Anna is doing a card trick)
Your card is the 10 of diamonds! No? Pick a card. Any card.
Here, just pick this one.
Great!
Marsha: Anna, maybe you can just bring food.
Anna: No, I can’t cook. And I really want to perform. You know, there is one thing I can do. (Anna plays a song on the ukulele and sings)
Trouble in mind. I’m blue...
But I won’t be blue always
The sun’s gonna shine in my back door some day.
Marsha: That’s it! You can sing at the party. Now, I have to go shopping for food.
Anna: Can I help? I’m not busy right now.
Marsha: Sure, let’s go!
Anna: We have to go. I have to help Marsha shop. And I have to practice my song!
Trouble in mind. I’m blue... Until next time!
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Vocabulary
Listen again and complete the sentences below using words from the word bank.

Play Video: Keynote (Google I/O '18)
Wordbank
get       I really want to       have to       else       trick       on       sounds like fun       love       Then       perform       at night       bring       recite