Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn many
different ways to study English. Pick whatever works for you but
remember, practice makes perfect. The more you study the sooner you
if you cannot understand something on this page,
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Hey I always tell my students if you want to become a
perfect English speaker you need to expose yourself to
English as much as possible every day. This is easy for
students studying English in America or another English
speaking country. They can simply go shopping, sit at
Starbucks the whole day sipping a Latte, and even make
English speaking friends. Doing this exposes them to
English continuously throughout the day.
This is not as easy for international students trying to learn English in their
own countries. Exposure to English is limited and often
there are few native English speakers, especially in the
countryside. More often their only chance to practice
English is in an English conversation class.
Is there a solution to this
I spent many years putting this site together for anyone
interested in learning the English language. Although I
provide a lot of useful information and lessons,
IT IS UP TO YOU to make
the time to study. Follow the study suggestions above.
If you cannot find time to study at least listen to
English in the background while you are doing housework,
cooking and eating meals, and even while you are playing
with your kids. Constant exposure to English will make
vocabulary, rhythm, and intonation more familiar to you.
Survey:What is your favorite way to
Everyone has their favorite way to study English.
Something that works for one person may not work as well
for another person. Pick your favorite way to
study English on the survey below.
The following classroom lessons are great for students
who want additional conversation, listening, and reading
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.
15 - I Love People-Watching!
Conversation, Listening, Reading)
In this lesson Anna and her friends are eating lunch
outside on a beautiful day in Washington, DC. They are
people-watching. They like seeing the many different
people walking by.
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Hello! People from all over the world come to Washington, D.C. When I’m at
work, I love eating lunch outside. I like to watch people walking by. They all
look very different. Today, my friend Ashley is eating lunch with me.
Anna: Ashley, today the weather is beautiful, isn’t it?
Ashley: Yes, it is. Ahh. Ooh, we have to return to work!
Anna: No, we have time! Let’s people-watch a little more.
Anna: Oh, I know her. She works in my office! Keyana, hi! Come and join us!
Keyana: Hi Anna, how are you?
Anna: I’m doing great! Keyana, this is my friend Ashley.
Keyana: Hi, Ashley!
Anna: We need to return to work. But the weather is beautiful and
people-watching is fun!
Keyana: I love people-watching too!
Anna: Well, have a seat! It is fun to see how people are different or the same.
Keyana: It is. For example, Anna, you are tall. But Ashley and I are short.
Anna: And Keyana, you and Ashley have brown eyes; I have blue eyes.
Keyana: You two have light skin and I have dark skin.
Anna: Ashley, you have straight hair. Keyana and I have curly hair.
Ashley: You have very curly hair, Anna.
Keyana: I need to return to work. See you, Anna! Nice to meet you Ashley!
Ashley: Bye, Keyana!
Ashley: Anna, I have to go, too. Are you returning to work?
Anna: I still have time. And this sun feels so good!
Ashley: Um, Anna, what does your boss look like?
Anna: She is short. She has straight, light hair.
Ashley: Does she wear glasses?
Anna: Yes. Yes, she does.
Ashley: Is she wearing a blue sweater today?
Anna: How do you know that?
Ashley: She’s coming this way.
Anna: Oh no! Hide me!
Ashley: Um, bye, Anna. Call me later.
Anna: Bye, Ashley! Talk to you later!
Caty: Anna? Is that you?
Anna: Ms. Weaver! Hi!
Caty: What are you doing behind that bench?
Anna: I am looking for my, my … stick. Here it is.
Anna: I am people-watching. Oh! But it’s time to return to work!
Caty: No need to hurry. I love people-watching too! Let’s sit!
Anna: Sure! Ahh.
Caty: It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it?
Anna: Yes. Yes, it is, Ms. Weaver.
Anna: People-watching in D.C. is fun. It makes me forget the time!
Anna: Until next time! Ahh.
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
In this video, you can learn to say the new words. Learn about the sounds
English speakers make to show they are happy.
In this video, you learn about how to make tag questions. These are the short
questions at the end of a sentences, as you hear in the video, "It's a beautiful
day, isn't it?"
n. a long and usually hard seat for two or more
adj. having the color of the clear sky
adj. having a color like coffee or chocolate
adj. formed into a round shape
adj. of a person's hair, eyes, skin, etc.:
black or brown in color
n. the part of the body that you see with
n. to be unable to think of or remember
n. a pair of glass or plastic lenses set into a
frame and worn over the eyes to help a person see
n. a thin threadlike growth from the skin of a
person or animal
v. to put (something) in a place where it
cannot be seen or found
v. to come together with (something or someone)
adj. not dark or deep in color; pale
prep. similar to
look like -
idiom to have an appearance that is very
similar to (someone or something)
v. to spend time idly observing people in a
n. something (such as a chair) that you sit on
: a place for sitting
have a seat -
idiom a polite invitation to sit down.
adj. having little height; not tall
n. the natural outer layer of tissue that
covers the body of a person or animal
n. a cut or broken branch or twig
straight - adj. not having
curves, bends, or angles
tall - adj. greater in
height than the average person
What do you look like? What does your friend look like?
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Then practice with a friend.
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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.
lessons are for beginners.
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.
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