Hey without adjectives there would be no way to describe
things. Learn the correct way to use adjectives in
everyday conversation with native American English
the adjective types listed above. In
the test questions below choose which type of adjective is
in bold print.
1. The beautiful girl was smiling as she entered the room.
2. I think this
picture is more beautiful than that one.
3. Everyone seems
to think this is the most interesting class.
4. The new textbooks arrived at the bookstore today.
5. She is the strangest woman I have ever met.
6. Joan is very funny.
7. John is older than Joan.
8. Nancy is asleep.
9. This dessert is tastier than the dessert at the other restaurant.
10. This is the most delicious item on the menu.
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29 - A Long Time Ago
Conversation, Listening, Reading)
In this lesson Anna and Marsha have a lot of work to do.
An advertisement makes them remember their childhood
dreams. What do you think they wanted to be?
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Hello! In Washington, D.C., there are many places that bring history to
life. But people who live here often do not have time to see them. They are too
busy with work -- like me. Hi, Marsha!
Marsha: Hi, Anna! Have a seat.
Anna: Thanks. This was a good idea. Working outdoors is nice.
Marsha: Um-hum, it is.
Anna: I am tired. Today was a busy day at work. And I still have work to do!
Marsha: Hmm, that’s too bad.
Anna: How are you these days?
Marsha: I'm really busy too, Anna. Let’s get to work.
Anna: Marsha, look! That bus has a photo of Abraham Lincoln!
Marsha: That’s an advertisement for Ford’s Theatre. They have a new show.
Anna: They have shows where Abraham Lincoln died?
Marsha: Yeah, it’s a working theater and a museum.
Anna: I love Lincoln. You know, Marsha, that advertisement reminds me of
Marsha: Um-hum. What’s that?
Anna: When I was a little girl … When I was a little girl … I was not like other
Marsha: Um-hum, I can believe that.
Anna's voice: I was tall, serious child. At the playground the other children
played silly games. They played with dart guns. They played on the swings, the
slide and the teeter-totter. They also played ball But not me. I loved to read
serious books about U.S. presidents.
Anna: In fact, I wanted to be … don’t laugh … President of the United States.
Anna: Stop! I know it’s a silly childhood dream.
Marsha: I’m sorry. It’s not silly. Guess what I wanted to be?
Marsha: I wanted to be... an astronaut.
Marsha's Voice: When I was a kid, I studied the stars and planets. I wanted to
fly into outer space!
Anna: You know, Marsha, childhood dreams are really important.
Marsha: They are. And it’s good to remember them.
Anna: Hey! I have an idea. Let’s go.
Marsha: Go where?
Anna: Let’s go make our childhood dreams come true.
Marsha: We’re going to the Air & Space Museum! Yes!
Anna: No. We’re going to see a show at Ford’s Theatre just like Abraham Lincoln!
It’s not far from here.
Marsha: Uh huh. That is your childhood dream.
Anna: Good point. Okay, next week, we'll come here and be astronauts.
Anna: Tonight we are seeing a show at Ford’s Theatre, where a man shot President
Abraham Lincoln. This is history come to life … and a childhood dream come true!
Until next time ...
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
In this video, learn to say the new words for this lesson. You can also learn
about how to use adjectives.
Use this video to learn about the noises English speakers make to show they are
advertisement (ad) -
n. something (such as a short film or a written
notice) that is shown or presented to the public to help sell a product or
to make an announcement
n. a person who travels in a spacecraft into
n. a usually round object that is used in a
game or sport or as a toy
v. to accept or regard (something) as true
n. the period of time when a person is a child
come true -
expression. to materialize, to become a
reality, or become fulfilled
dart gun -
n. a small toy weapon that throws out small
objects with a sharp point at one end
v. to stop living
n. something that you have wanted very much to
do, be, or have for a long time
Ford’s Theatre -
n. Ford's Theatre is a historic theatre in
Washington, D.C., used for various stage performances beginning in the
1860s. It is also the site of the shooting of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
on April 14, 1865
n. a large, round object in space (such as the
Earth) that travels around a star (such as the sun)
adj. without question or doubt—used to make a
statement more definite or forceful
adj. thoughtful or quiet in appearance or
v. - to fire a weapon such as a gun (the past
tense is shot)
n. a structure with a slippery surface that
children slide down
n. any one of the objects in space that are
made of burning gas and that look like points of light in the night sky
n. a seat that hangs from ropes or chains and
that moves back and forth
n. a long, flat board that is balanced in the
middle so that when one end goes up the other end goes down
adj. feeling a need to rest or sleep
adj. agreeing with the facts or not false
um–hum / uh-huh -
interjection used to express affirmation,
agreement, comprehension, or interest
adj. doing work or in operation
In this lesson you learn about Anna and Marsha's
childhood dreams. What was your childhood dream? What
did you want to be? Write about it in the Facebook
Comments section below. Then practice using adjectives
and talking about your career dreams with a friend.
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