Fun Easy English Classroom February 16


Think about what
is most important
in a relationship
Most Important in Relationships

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about what is most important in a relationship.
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Video: Most Important in a Relationship
Video Script: Most Important in a Relationship

Hi. In the classroom today you will think about what is most important in a relationship.

Everyone has a different opinion about relationships.

A few of the most important aspects of a relationship include the following.

Love which is a deep, tender, feeling of affection toward a person.

Sex which is an act of intimacy between two people.

Excitement which is a feeling of freshness and stimulation between two people.

Trust which is firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person.

Loyalty which is a feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection.

Communication which is the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information.

Commitment which is the state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to another person.

Similarities which are points, features, or details in which two people are alike.

Differences which are points, features, or details in which two people are different.

What do you think is most important in a relationship?

Until next time.
From YOUR Teacher: Most Important in a Relationship

This is a really difficult question. There is no correct answer and pretty much depends on the personalities of each person in a relationship. Focusing on what is most important in a relationship can be the deciding factor on whether or not the couple stays together.
Survey: What is most important in a relationship?

Everyone has a different opinion about what is most important in a relationship.
Choose what you think is most important in a relationship on the survey below.
Additional Lessons
About These Lessons

The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice.
  • Conversation Lesson - Beginner Level. Let's Learn English conversation lesson with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, video speaking practice, video pronunciation practice, a new words section, and a writing activity.
Conversation Lesson 47 - How Can I Help?
(Beginner - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson Pete is fixing his car. Can Anna help him? She was fixing cars when she was a teenager.
Lesson Video

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

Anna: Hi, Pete. What are you doing?
Pete: Oh! Hi, Anna. Right now, I am fixing my car.
Anna: How’s it going?
Pete: It’s going … not so good.
Anna: How can I help? I was planning to visit some friends. But if you need help, I can help. I like helping.
Pete: Anna, I can fix it myself. But thanks.
Anna: Pete, I think I found your problem. These are spark plugs. (holds them up)
Anna: They start the engine.
Pete: I know that, Anna. But there were too many spark plugs … in there. So I took out the extra ones.
Anna: There are no extras, Pete. You need all of them. Pete, can you fix a car yourself?
Pete: Well, Anna, last night I was watching the online video course, “You CAN Fix a Car Yourself!”
Dan: Yes, you CAN fix your car yourself!
Pete: And I watched the first 10 lessons. So, I think I know what I’m doing.
Anna: How many lessons are there?
Pete: Four hundred and fifty.
Anna: 450! That'll take too long! If I fix your car, I'll have it running in 10 to 15 minutes.
Anna: Where’re your tools?
Pete: I have this. (puts a useless tool in her hand). And this. (hands her another useless tool)
Anna: Great. Um, I’ll get my tools. I’ll be back in a flash!
Pete: But, Anna, I don’t need your ...
(She goes and quickly comes back with tools.)
Pete: … help.
Anna: Pete, when I was a teenager, I was fixing cars -- myself. I learned from a master.
Anna: You can trust me.
Pete: Okay.
Anna: Great! But we need teamwork. You sit in the car. When I say “go,” you start the engine.
Anna: Okay, go! ​
Anna: Stop!
Anna: Okay, go! Huh.
Pete: It's not starting! It’s not starting!
Anna: What’s wrong?
Pete: This car is stupid … stupid, stupid!
Anna: Pete, kicking the tires will not help.
Pete: Well, you did not help, Anna. You did not help!!
Anna: Pete, Pete! Pull yourself together, man. Give me the keys. I must feel the key in the ignition and turn it myself.
Master: Use the key, Anna. Turn the key, Anna. What are you forgetting, Anna?
Anna: Pete. Pete.
Pete: What?
Anna: You are out of gas.
Pete: I can’t be out of gas. (looks at gauge) I’m out of gas. Sorry, Anna. I’ll go get some.
Anna: Pete. You relax. Clean your face. You can watch the rest of your online video course. It’ll be faster if I go … in a flash. Until next time …
Dan (in the online video course): “Lesson 11. Always make sure you have a full tank of gas!”

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

In this video, learn how to say the new words. Then learn about how to offer and accept help.

Use this video to learn about the reduced form of "I will" in the future tense.
New Words
  • course - n. a series of classes about a particular subject in a school
  • engine - n. a machine that changes energy (such as heat from burning fuel) into mechanical motion
  • face - n. the front part of the head that has the eyes, nose and mouth on it
  • fix - v. to make (something) whole or able to work properly again or to repair (something)
  • flash - n. a sudden appearance or occurrence of something
  • ignition - n. the electrical system in an engine that causes the fuel to burn so that the engine begins working
  • key - n. a device that is used to open a lock or start an automobile
  • kick - v. to hit (someone or something) with your foot
  • master - n. a person who has become very skilled at doing something
  • spark plug - n. a part of an engine that produces a spark that makes the fuel burn
  • stupid - adj. informal. used to refer to something in an angry or irritated way
  • tank - n. a container for holding a liquid or gas
  • tire - n. a rubber ring that usually contains air and that fits around the wheel of a car or bicycle
  • tool - n. something (such as a hammer, saw or shovel) that you hold in your hand and use for a particular task
  • video - n. a movie, television show or event that has been recorded so that it can be watched on a television or computer screen

In this lesson, Anna helps Pete fix his car. When was the last time you helped a friend or family member? What were they doing when you helped? What were you doing to help them? Write about it in the Facebook Comments section below. Then practice talking about common household problems and offering help. Click lesson activity to get the printable PDF version. The page opens to a new window.
Conversation Lessons

Study all 52 English conversation lessons. Let's Learn English conversation lessons each with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, video speaking practice, video pronunciation practice, a new words section, and a writing activity. These lessons are for beginners.
Source: Voice of America
Additional Information
Study Tips
(Beginner - Listening)

Avoid Ineffective Study Methods. An audio lesson to help you study English more effectively. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English study tips.
Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.