Conversation Lesson 3
Lesson 3 - I'm Here!

In this lesson Anna is in her new apartment. She wants to cook dinner. She tries to call Marsha for help but calls the wrong number. Marsha tells Anna the location of the supermarket.
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Lesson Video

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

Anna: I am in my new apartment! Great!
I live with Marsha. We’re roommates.
I want to cook dinner. Oh! Hmmm. Is there a supermarket near here?
Marsha knows. Marsha's work number is 555-8986.
Man: Hello.
Anna: Hello. Is this Marsha? It is Anna.
Man: I am sorry. You have the wrong number.
Anna: Oh. Is this 555-8986?
Man: No. This is 555-8689.
Anna: Oh. Excuse me!
Man: Okay. 'Bye.
Anna: One more time. 555-8986. Please be Marsha.
Marsha: Hello. This is Marsha.
Anna: Yes, Marsha. I want to cook dinner.
Marsha: Excuse me? Anna? Is that you?
Anna: Oh, yes. I am here!
Marsha: Good. You are there.
Anna: I want to find a supermarket.
Marsha: Oh, okay. The supermarket is at 1500 Irving Street. It is near the apartment.
Anna: Great! Goodbye!
Marsha: Goodbye, Anna.
Anna: There is a big supermarket on our street. And Marsha says I am a good cook! Until next time! Bye!

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

Listen to the teacher in the video. Use your computer or phone to record yourself saying the words. Use this video to practice the new words for this lesson, learn how to answer the telephone, and practice asking for someone.

Practice shortened sounds with the verb BE using this video.
New Words
  • cook - v. to prepare (food) for eating especially by using heat
  • dinner - n. the main meal of the day
  • excuse - v. to forgive someone for making a mistake or doing something wrong
  • find - v. to get or discover something or someone that you are looking for
  • here - adv. in this place or at this location
  • live - v. to have a home in a specified place
  • near - adv. close to something or someone
  • sorry - adj. feeling sorrow or regret
  • supermarket - n. a store where customers can buy a variety of foods and household items
  • there - adv. in that place or at that location
  • want - v. to desire or wish for something
  • wrong - adj. not suitable or appropriate for a particular purpose, situation, or person

Do the activity and practice writing the names and addresses of friends or classmates. Click lesson activity to get the printable PDF version. The page opens to a new window.
Source: Voice of America
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