VOA Let's Learn English - Lesson 24: Yesterday Was Amazing

Quiz by: rmd

Yesterday was the most amazing day. I want to tell my friend back home
about it. So, I am writing her a letter!

Dear Penelope, Life in Washington, D.C. is interesting. I see something new every day -- like yesterday. Yesterday started like a usual work day... I said, "Yesterday started like a usual work day."

I was at work. And I wanted a break. So, I walked and walked... and walked. Then, I saw something! It was a festival -- a big festival!

It is the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Yes. It was the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Every year the festival shows different cultures. This year one of the cultures was the Basque culture. There was dancing and food and games!

I am dancing a traditional Basque dance.
At the festival, I danced a traditional Basque dance!

They are cooking traditional Basque food.
They cooked a lot of traditional Basque food.

They are playing a game. It’s a kind of handball. What do they call it? They
call it pilota!
They played a game with their hands and a small ball. It’s a kind of handball.
But this game is called pilota.

This is beautiful! This is traditional Basque art.
They are making a traditional Basque ship. This festival is a lot of fun!
The whole day was a lot of fun!

Who said that?... I want to write my friends and tell them about my day!

So, I wanted to tell you about my day! Please, my friend, come visit
Washington, D.C. soon. There is a lot to do! Until next time, Anna.
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