Hi. In the classroom today you will think about what is least
important in a relationship.
Everyone has a different opinion about relationships.
A few of the most important aspects of a relationship include the
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
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
Communication which is the exchange of thoughts, messages, or
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.
Although these aspects of a relationship seem important, not all of
them are important to everyone.
What do you think is least important in a relationship?
Until next time.
Least 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 least
important in a relationship can often lead to
disagreements and can be the deciding factor on whether
or not the couple stays together.
is least important in a relationship?
Everyone has a different opinion about what is least
important in a relationship.
Choose what you think is least important in a
relationship on the survey below.
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48 - Have You Ever ...?
Conversation, Listening, Reading)
In this lesson Anna helps a tourist find interesting
museums in Washington, D.C. She gets some help herself,
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Hello! I have lived in Washington, D.C. for a long time now. And I have
done a lot. I feel that I know this city pretty well. (walks off and comes back)
That's the wrong way. Where is it again?
Anna: (sees a tourist at a sign) Excuse me, can I help you? Have we met before?
Jean: I don’t think so. I’ve just flown in from Boston. My name is Jean.
Anna: Hi, Jean! I'm Anna. I really feel like we’ve met before. Anyway, how can I
Jean: I want to see an interesting museum but I don’t know which one.
Anna: I can help with that. I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. a long time. I think
I’ve seen all the museums.
Jean: Wow, thanks. So, tell me, which museums are good?
Anna: Well, they are all good. But they’re all different. There are science
museums and history museums and art and culture museums.
Jean: I want to see an unusual museum.
Anna: I like the Sculpture Garden. Have you ever seen sculptures in a garden? It
is really artistic!
Jean: I have never seen a garden of sculptures! I’ll write that on my list!
Anna: Have you been to the Museum of the American Indian? I’ve visited that
museum many times. It is very peaceful.
Jean: I have always liked American Indian culture.
Jean: I’ll put that on my list. (writes on list) Do you have any other
Anna: Well, if you like plants, you can visit the U.S. Botanic Gardens. It's
Jean: I have always loved plants. I’ll write that on my list, too! Wow, you know
so much about D.C.’s museums.
Anna: Well, I have lived here for over a year.
Jean: You’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful city filled with so many
museums and a zoo!
Anna: What? D.C. has a zoo?
Jean: Yes, and it’s beautiful. You’ve lived here for so long and you haven’t
been to the zoo?
Anna: I've never been to D.C.’s zoo. I've never been to any zoos!
Jean: You have never seen zoo animals?
Anna: I grew up on a farm, Jean. I've known farm animals my whole life.
Jean: But the zoo has lions (makes sound of lion roaring) and elephants (makes
sound of elephant trumpeting) and zebras (makes no sound)! If you have never
seen a real, live elephant, you must. They are so majestic.
Anna: I will. I will! (writes list) There. I’ve written my own must-see zoo
Jean: Have fun at the zoo and thanks, Anna!
Anna: Have fun at the museums, Jean! And thank YOU!
Anna: This has been awesome! And I have seen every animal on my list! Jean, the
tourist, helped me see more of my city. But where have I seen her before?
Oh well. Until next time …
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
In this video, learn how to say the new words. Then learn about using the
present perfect verb tense.
Use this video to learn about how Americans pronounce "been," the present
perfect form of BE.
American Indian -
n. a member of any of the first groups of
people living in North America or South America. The members of these
nations are also called Native Americans or by the name of their tribal
nation, as in "a member of the Navajo tribe."
n. a living thing that is not a human being or
U.S. Botanic Garden -
n. a large public garden in Washington, D.C.
where plants are grown in order to be studied
n. a very large gray animal that has a long,
flexible nose and two long tusks
n. a large wild cat that has golden brown fur
and that lives mainly in Africa
majestic - adj. large and impressively beautiful
v. to have (something) as property or to
legally possess (something)
n. a living thing that grows in the ground,
usually has leaves or flowers, and needs sun and water to survive
n. knowledge about or study of the natural
world based on facts learned through experiments and observation
n. a piece of art that is made by carving or
molding clay, stone, wood or metal
n. an idea about what someone should do or how
someone should behave
n. an African animal that looks like a horse
and has black and white stripes covering its body
n. a place where many kinds of animals are kept
so that people can see them
In this lesson, Anna helps Jean learn about places to
see in Washington, D.C. Have you ever visited a museum,
a zoo, or a public garden? Where was it? What did you
see there? If you have not, what would you tell a
tourist to see in your home town? Write about it in the
Facebook Comments section below. Then practice talking
about things you have seen or done.
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