Lesson 22: Next Summer... | ESL Video

Lesson 22: Next Summer...

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Description: VOA Let's Learn English: 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 Anna?
Low Intermediate
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1. What is Anna's favorite season?
2. How often does Anna work with Amelia?
3. What will the children's show be about?
4. Why can't Anna go on vacation this summer?
5. What does Anna want to do after they introduce the subject?
6. What do Anna and Amelia like to do when they go camping?
7. What does Anna say about the beach?
8. Why does Anna say "Maybe next summer."
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 fun too!
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 video.
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 learn more.
Amelia: Okay, let’s try it!
Anna: Let’s do it!
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."
Today we are going to take you on a summer vacation! You will see popular things to do on vacation!
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!
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 roller coasters!
Amelia: This show is going to be a lot of fun.
Anna: I know! This is riding a roller coaster!
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! Maybe next summer.
Amelia: But right now, it’s time to work!
Anna: Right. Until next time ...
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amusement       immediately       roller       season       plan       we’re going to       talk       tons       cotton       summer vacation       will see


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Let's Talk!

1.) What is your favorite season, and why?
2.) Would you like to go on a vacation?
3.) What would you like to do when you go on vacation?

Planning a Fun Children's Show: Exploring Summer Vacation Activities

Join Anna and Amelia as they plan a new children's show about summer vacation activities. Learn about popular things to do during the summer and get inspired for your next vacation!

In this video, Anna and Amelia discuss camping, amusement parks, and beach vacations. You'll discover exciting activities like hiking, fishing, and riding roller coasters. This video is perfect for ESL learners interested in expanding their vocabulary and learning about American summer traditions.

This video is ideal for low-intermediate ESL learners who want to improve their listening skills and vocabulary related to leisure activities. Use it in the classroom for engaging discussions or as a fun way to learn about American culture.



Present Simple


summer vacation activities

children's show planning

American summer traditions

Discussion Questions

1.) What is your favorite season, and why?
2.) Would you like to go on a vacation?
3.) What would you like to do when you go on vacation?




amusement park


roller coaster