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Lesson 13: Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Summary (Ringkasan)

It's a Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Anna is bored. She finds something interesting to do when she hears music playing.

Ini hari Minggu sore di Washington, D.C. Anna bosan. Ia menemukan hal menarik untuk dilakukan saat mendengar suara musik.

Speaking (Berbicara)

In this video, learn to say the new words. Learn to talk about cause and effect. You can also download the Activity Sheet and practice talking about your usual - and unusual - activities.

Dalam video ini, coba belajar mengucapkan kata-kata baru. Dan juga, belajar membicarakan sebab dan akibat. Anda juga dapat mengunduh Lembar Kerja dan berlatih berbicara mengenai kegiatan Anda yang biasa dan tidak biasa.

Pronunciation (Pengucapan)

​In this video, you ​learn about what happens when two words with same sound come together.​

Dalam video ini, Anda belajar tentang apa yang terjadi jika 2 kata dengan bunyi yang sama dikombinasikan.

Conversation (Percakapan)

Anna: Hello! In Washington D.C. there are many things to do on a Sunday afternoon. I like to exercise. I like to shop. I like to garden. But today I feel bored. When I feel bored I always look for something unusual to do! I hear music. Let’s go see! What is going on here?
Rebecca: It’s a big birthday party for the writer William Shakespeare.
Anna: This is a party for William Shakespeare?
Rebecca: Yes!
Anna: Awesome!
Rebecca: Awesome!
Anna: This is a drum band. I never listen to a drum band. But today I am listening to a drum band because it’s Shakespeare’s birthday!
Anna: This is a puppet show. I never watch puppet shows. But today I am watching a puppet show because it’s Shakespeare’s birthday!
Anna: My clothes are usual. His clothes are unusual.
Anna: In Washington, D.C. seeing a politician or even the President is usual. Seeing the Queen of England is very unusual! Your majesty!
Anna: This is sword fighting. I never sword fight. But today I am sword fighting because it’s Shakespeare’s birthday!
Anna: There are many things to do on a Sunday in Washington, D.C. -- some usual, some unusual.
Anna: Today, I am not bored because … it is William Shakespeare’s birthday!

Writing (Menulis)

Activity Sheet Lesson 13
Activity Sheet Lesson 13

What do you usually do on a Sunday afternoon? (Or on your day off.)​ Send us an email or write about how frequently you do different activities in the Comments section. Click on the image below to download the Activity Sheet and practice with a friend.

Apa yang biasa Anda lakukan pada hari Minggu siang? (Atau di hari libur Anda.) Email kami atau tuliskan seberapa sering Anda melakukan kegiatan yang berbeda di kolom koment. Klik gambar di bawah untuk mengunduh Lembar Kerja dan berlatih bersama seorang teman.

Learning Strategy (Strategi Belajar)

Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective.

The learning strategy for this lesson is Make an Inference. Learning English is easier when you can make an inference about meaning. Here is an example.

Rory is traveling. At the airport, he is looking for his airline when he walks into a woman by mistake. She yells at him, "Hey, don't be so inconsiderate! Watch where you're going!" Rory does not know the word "inconsiderate." But the woman's angry face and loud voice help him to understand that she is angry. He makes the inference that "inconsiderate" means "rude," or "impolite," and he quickly apologizes. "Oh, I'm very sorry! I am looking for the airline desk." The woman says, "Okay, but be more careful."

How do you make inferences in studying English? Write to us in the Comments section or send us an email. Teachers, see the Lesson Plan for more details on teaching this strategy.

Strategi belajar adalah gagasan dan tindakan yang akan mempermudah pembelajaran dan membuatnya lebih efektif.

Strategi belajar kali ini adalah Make an Inference. Belajar bahasa Inggris lebih mudah kalau Anda bisa menduga artinya. Ini contohnya.

Rory sedang bepergian. Di bandara, ia mencari pesawatnya ketika tidak sengaja menabrak seorang perempuan. Perempuan itu lalu berteriak, "Hey, don't be so inconsiderate! Watch where you're going!" Rory tidak tahu apa artinya kata "inconsiderate." Tapi melihat wajah perempuan itu yang marah dan suaranya yang nyaring, ia tahu kalau perempuan itu marah. Ia mengambil kesimpulan bahwa kata "inconsiderate" artinya "kasar," atau "tidak sopan," dan ia segera minta maaf. "Oh, I'm very sorry! I am looking for the airline desk." Perempuan itu kemudian berkata, "Okay, but be more careful."

Bagaimana kami menduga atau mengambil kesimpulan ketika belajar bahasa Inggris? Tulis di kolom komentar di bawah atau email kami. Teachers, see the Lesson Plan for more details on teaching this strategy.

Listening Quiz (Kuis Mendengarkan)

Test your understanding by taking this listening quiz.

Tes pemahamanmu dengan mengikuti kuis mendengarkan ini. Mainkan videonya, lalu pilih jawaban yang benar.


New Words (Kata-kata Baru)

bandn. a usually small group of musicians who play popular music together
becauseconj. for the reason that
birthday - n. the day when someone was born or the anniversary of that day
boredadj. tired and annoyed by too much of the same thing; not interested
drum - n. a musical instrument that is made with a thin layer of skin or plastic stretched over the end of a round frame and that is played by hitting the skin or plastic with sticks or with your hands
exercisev. physical activity that is done in order to become stronger and healthier
fight - v. to use weapons or physical force to try to hurt someone, to defeat an enemy, etc. or to struggle in battle or physical combat
party - n. a social event in which entertainment, food, and drinks are provided
politician - n. someone who is active in government usually as an elected official
President - n. the head of the government in some countries
puppet - n. a doll that is moved by putting your hand inside it or by pulling strings or wires that are attached to it
Queen - n. a woman who rules a country and who usually inherits her position and rules for life
shopv. to visit places where goods are sold in order to look at and buy things
show - n. a performance in a theater that usually includes singing and dancing
sword - n. a weapon with a long metal blade that has a sharp point and edge
unusual - adj. different or strange in a way that attracts attention
usualadj. done, found, or used most of the time or in most cases, or normal or regular
watch - v. to look at (someone or something) for an amount of time and pay attention to what is happening


Free Materials

Word Book
Word Book

Download the VOA Learning English Word Book for a dictionary of the words we use on this website.

Each Let's Learn English lesson has an Activity Sheet for extra practice on your own or in the classroom. In this lesson, you can use it to practice using frequency adverbs to talk about

Unduh VOA Learning English sebagai kamus kata-kata yang digunakan di situs ini.

Masing-masing pelajaran dalam Let's Learn English, ada​ Lembar Kerja agar Anda bisa belajar sendiri atau di kelas. Di pelajaran kali ini, Anda bisa menggunakannya untuk berlatih menggunakan Adverb of Frequency.

For Teachers

Let's Learn English Lesson Plan - Lesson 13
Let's Learn English Lesson Plan - Lesson 13

See the Lesson Plan for this lesson for ideas and more teaching resources. Send us an email if you have comments on this course or questions.

Grammar focus: Frequency adverbs, cause and effect phrases

Topics: Usual and unusual activities

Learning Strategy: Make an Inference

Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Using frequency adverbs to talk about cause and effect; blended sounds


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