Conversation Lesson 1
Lesson 1 - Welcome!

In this lesson Anna moves to Washington, DC. She meets Pete at her new apartment. They fumble around a bit. There is a bit of confusion about the spelling of her name. Pete then welcomes Anna to her new apartment.
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Lesson Video

Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Video Script

Pete: Hi! Are you Anna?
Anna: Yes! Hi there! Are you Pete?
Pete: I am Pete
Anna: Nice to meet you
Anna: Let's try that again. I'm Anna
Pete: I'm Pete. "Anna" Is that A-N-A?
Anna: No. A-N-N-A
Pete: Well, Anna with two "n's" ... Welcome to ... 1400 Irving Street!
Anna: My new apartment! Yes!

Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.

Watch the video and record yourself. Listen to yourself. Then listen to the video again.

In careful speech, we say words with a small break. In everyday speech, the sounds come together with little or no break. Watch the video to learn about how the sounds change. Practice the example.
New Words
  • apartment - n. a usually rented room or set of rooms that is part of a building and is used as a place to live. She lives in an apartment.
  • meet - v. to see and speak to someone for the first time. Pete meets Anna on the street.
  • new - adj. not known before; recently bought or rented. Anna has a new friend.
  • nice - adj. good and enjoyable . It is nice to see you.
  • street - n. a road in a city, town, or village. Anna lives on Irving Street.
  • try - v. to make an effort to do something. Please try to say it again.
  • welcome - interjection. used as a friendly greeting to someone who has arrived at a place. Welcome to America!

Introduce yourself in the Facebook Comments section below. Do the activity and learn the alphabet and numbers. Click lesson activity to get the printable PDF version. The page opens to a new window.
Source: Voice of America
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