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Lesson 7: What Are You Doing?

Summary (Ringkasan)

Anna is starting her work at The News. She goes around the office meeting her co-workers. She learns they are all busy.

Anna mulai bekerja di The News. Ia berkeliling kantornya untuk bertemu dengan rekan-rekan kerjanya. Ia kemudian melihat mereka semua sibuk.

Speaking (Berbicara)

In this video, learn to say the new words. Also, learn how to use the Present Continuous tense and ask questions to clarify. You can also download the worksheet and practice with a friend.

Di video ini, coba belajar mengucapkan kata-kata baru. Dan juga, belajar bagaimana menggunakan Present Continuous tense dan bertanya untuk memperjelas. Anda juga bisa mengunduh lembar kerja dan latihan bicara dengan seorang teman.

Pronunciation (Pengucapan)

In this video, you learn about how Americans shorten verbs in the Present Continuous tense. You will also learn a shorter for of the question phrase, "What are you doing?"

Di video ini, Anda belajar tentang bagaimana orang Amerika mempersingkat kata kerja dalam "Present Continuous tense." Anda juga akan belajar bagaimana mempersingkat pertanyaan "What are you doing?"

Conversation (Percakapan)

Caty: Come in.
Caty: Well, Anna, welcome.
Anna: Thank you.
Caty: I am your boss, Caty Weaver. But, please call me Caty.
Anna: Thank you, Ms. Weaver.
Caty: Just Caty.
Anna: Sure thing, Ms. Weaver.
Caty: Okay then. Are you excited?
Anna: Yes, I am excited!
Caty: So sorry, but I am busy. Please meet your co-workers. But remember, they are busy working.
Anna: Sure. Thanks, Ms. Weaver.
Anna: Hi there! I’m Anna.
Anne: Hi, Anna. I’m Anne.
Anna: Nice to meet you. What are you doing?
Anne: Um, I’m writing.
Anna: You are writing! You are writing a lot!
Anna: (Spills papers) Oh! Oh dear.
Anne: No! No! That's okay.
Anna: I am sorry!
Anne: That’s okay. Really.
Anna: I am sorry!
Anne: Please. Please. Please stop. Please.
Anna: Sorry. Sorry.
Jonathan: (in the studio) “and people all around the world are waiting to hear news about the next president…”
Anna: Jonathan, hi! Remember me? I live in your building.
Jonathan: Oh. Uh. Hi, Anna.
Anna: What are you doing?
Jonathan: I am doing my show!
Anna: Oh, sorry. Are you recording?
Jonathan: Yes! And, now I have to record again!
Anna: Sorry. Have a good show.
Jonathan: Thank you.
Anna: Sorry.
Amelia: The word of the day is social. Social -
Anna: Oh! Hi!
Amelia: - is an adjective.
Anna: Hi! I’m Anna!
Amelia: Hi. I’m Amelia.
Anna: Nice to meet you!
Anna: What are you doing?
Amelia: I’m reading.
Anna: Are you reading the news? Hi!
Amelia: No, I’m reading for my show.
Amelia: (to camera person) Can I read again?
Anna: Sorry.
Anna: This day is not going well.
Caty: Anna! Hi! What’re you doing?
Anna: I am bothering people, Ms. Weaver.
Caty: Let’s go to my office and talk.
Anna: I like to talk with you, Ms. Weaver.
Caty: It’s Caty.
Anna: Right. Thanks ... Ms. Weaver

Writing (Menulis)

What are you doing now? What are your friends doing? Here is an example: "I am reading and my friends are listening to music." Send us an email or write to us in the Comments section.

Lesson 7 Activity
Lesson 7 Activity

You can also download the worksheet. Practice writing the activity words.

Apa yang Anda lakukan sekarang? Apa yang teman Anda lakukan sekarang? Ini contohnya: "Saya sedang membaca dan teman-teman saya sedang mendengarkan musik." Email kami atau tulis di kolom komentar.

Anda juga bisa mengunduh lembar kerja. Latihan menulis kata-kata kerja.

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 Ask to Clarify.

In the video you see Anna ask Amelia: "What are you doing?" Amelia answers, "I’m reading." Then Anna asks a question to clarify: "Are you reading the news?

Asking a question to clarify is a very useful learning strategy, because it helps you get more information. You can also learn new words when someone explains more about what they said.

Write to us in the Comments section or send us an email about how you ask questions to clarify what you want to know. 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 Ask to Clarify atau bertanya untuk memperjelas.

Di video ini Anda melihat Anna bertanya kepada Amelia: "Apa yang Anda sedang lakukan?" Amelia menjawab, "Saya sedang membaca." Lalu Anna bertanya untuk memperjelas: "Anda sedang membaca berita?"

Bertanya untuk memperjelas adalah strategi belajar yang sangat berguna, karena bisa membantu Anda mendapatkan informasi lebih banyak. Anda juga bisa belajar kata-kata baru saat seseorang menjelaskan lebih lanjut apa yang mereka katakan.

Tulis di kolom komentar atau email kami tentang suasana belajar terbaik Anda. Untuk para guru, lihat Lesson Plan untuk lebih banyak informasi tentang cara mengajarkan strategi ini

Listening Quiz (Tes Mendengarkan)

See how well you understand the lesson by taking this quiz. Each question has a video. Play the video and choose the correct answer.

Periksa apakah Anda memahami pelajaran ini dengan tes berikut. Setiap pertanyaan ada videonya. Putar videonya dan pilih jawaban yang benar.

(If the quiz does not work for you here please see the side column or use this link.)

New Words (Kata-kata Baru)

bossn. the person whose job is to tell other workers what to do

botherv. to annoy someone or to cause someone to feel annoyed

busyadj. actively doing something

excitedadj. very enthusiastic and eager about something

nervousadj. having or showing feelings of being worried and afraid about what might happen

news n. information that is reported in a newspaper, magazine, or a television news program

officen. a building or room in which people work at desks doing business or professional activities

readv. to look at and understand the meaning of letters, words, symbols, etc.

recordv. to store (something, such as sounds, music, images, etc.) on tape or on a disk so that it can be heard or seen later

shown. a television or radio program

work v. to do things as part of your job

writev. to create (a book, poem, story, etc.) by writing words on paper or on a computer


Free Materials (Bahan Pelajaran Gratis)

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 writing and using action verbs in the Present Continuous tense.

Unduh 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 menulis dan menggunakan kata kerja dalam "Present Continous tense."

For Teachers

Lesson 7 Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 Lesson Plan

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: Present continuous tense; Questions for clarification

Topics: Everyday activities; Checking understanding

Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Asking questions to clarify; Shortened form of Present Continuous verbs.


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