Ms. Weaver has asked Anna to help with Operation Spy. Her mission is to learn all she can about spying. She learns by going to the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Weaver meminta bantuan Anna untuk Operation Spy. Misinya adalah untuk belajar memata-matai. Ia belajar memata-matai dengan mengunjungi International Spy Museum di Washington, D.C.
In this video, learn how to say the new words. Then compare the present perfect, present, and past verb tenses.
Dalam video ini, belajar mengucapkan kata-kata baru. Selanjutnya, belajar membandingkan present, perfect, present, dan past verb tenses.
Use this video to learn about how Americans pronounce the reduced forms of "has" and "have' in the present perfect verb tense.
Gunakan video ini untuk belajar mengucapkan bentuk sederhana dari "has" dan "have" dalam present perfect verb tense.
Anna: It is no secret that Washington, D.C. has spies. Well, it should be a secret because spying is secret. But it’s not a secret. There’s even a spy museum! The International Spy Museum has created an amazing collection of spy things! And today, we will see them! My boss, Ms. Weaver, has sent me here … on a mission!
In this lesson, Anna learns about a job that many people think is exciting. Have you ever thought about doing a job that is different from the one you have now, or the one you think you will have when you finish school? Would it be more fun or more exciting? Tell us about the job. Write to us by email or in the Comments section.
Click on the image below to download the Activity Sheet to practice three verb tenses and learn about how your friends practice speaking English. Please note, our activity sheets now can be completed on the computer.
Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective.
The learning strategy for this lesson is Find Practice Opportunities. This strategy is what we use when we look for any chance we can get to practice speaking, listening to, reading, or writing English.
In this lesson, Anna is learning about being a spy. She practices some of the things that spies do - sneaking down an air duct, cracking a code, and staying in good shape. She found a good opportunity to practice spy skills. These experiences will help her to write a good story for her children's show.
What do you do to find opportunities to practice English? Maybe you meet another English learner for coffee and speak English when you are together. Maybe you write emails or texts to a friend in English. Or you could read in English for fun: novels, comics, blogs, tweets, and so on. Write to us about how you look for ways to practice in the Comments section or send us an email. Teachers, see the Lesson Plan for more details on teaching this strategy.
Listen to short videos and test your listening skills with this quiz.
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 the present, past, and present perfect verb tenses, and talk about ways to practice English.
Unduh the VOA Learning English Word Book sebagai kamus kata-kata yang digunakan di situs ini.
Masing-masing pelajaran dalam Let's Learn English, ada Activity Sheet agar Anda bisa belajar sendiri atau di kelas. Di pelajaran kali ini, Anda bisa menggunakannya untuk berlatih menggunakan present, past, dan present perfect verb tenses, dan berbicara bagaimana cara belajar bahasa Inggris.
Grammar: Present perfect vs. present; Present perfect vs. past tense
Topics: Reacting to information; Research for work
Learning Strategy: Find Practice Opportunities
Speaking & Pronunciation: Reduced forms of has/have in present perfect tense