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Lesson 8: Are You Busy?

Let's Learn English Lesson 8: Are You Busy?
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Lesson 8: Are You Busy?

Summary (Ringkasan)

Anna wants to apologize to her co-workers. She learns what they do at the same time every day.

Anna ingin meminta maaf kepada rekan kerjanya. Ia juga akhirnya mengetahui apa yang rekan kerjanya kerjakan setiap harinya.

Speaking (Berbicara)

In this video, learn to say the new words. Learn to talk about three times of the day. You can also download the Activity Sheet and practice with a friend.

Di video ini, coba pelajari cara mengucapkan kata-kata baru. Pelajari tentang pembagian waktu dalam satu hari. Anda juga bisa mengunduh Lembar Kerja dan latihan dengan seorang teman.

Let's Learn English Lesson 8 Speaking Practice
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Pronunciation (Pengucapan)

​In this video, you ​learn how Americans make hesitation noises, like um, to give themselves more time to think of an answer. You can also learn how to use emphasis when you apologize and accept an apology.

Pada video ini, Anda bisa belajar bagaimana orang Amerika menyampaikan keengganan mereka dengan menggumamkan um, supaya mereka punya waktu untuk memikirkan jawabannya. Anda juga bisa belajar bagaimana menggunakan penekanan ketika meminta maaf dan menerima permintaan maaf.

Pronunciation Practice - Let's Learn English Lesson 8
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Conversation (Percakapan)

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Anna: Hello, everyone. Here I am at my new job! Yesterday at my first day of work … Well, let’s not talk about yesterday. Today is a new day! Today I want to apologize to my co-workers.

Anna: Hi, Anne. Are you busy?
Anne: Hi, Anna. Yes. At 10 a.m. I am writing. Every day I do my morning show. Sorry!
Anna: Okay. See you later, maybe.
Anne: Maybe I’ll see you later.
Anna: Hi, Jonathan. Are you busy?
Jonathan: Yes, I’m busy. When the studio light is on, I am recording my evening show.
Anna: Right. Sorry about yesterday.
Jonathan: No worries.
Anna: May I see the studio?
Jonathan: Um, maybe another time? Right now I am busy.
Anna: Sure. Okay, ’bye.
Jonathan: ‘Bye.
Anna: Hi, Amelia! Are you busy?
Amelia: I’m a little busy.
Anna: I want to say I’m sorry for yesterday.
Amelia: It’s okay, Anna.
Anna: Well, I am sorry.
Amelia: It’s okay, Anna. Come by this afternoon.
Anna: Okay.
Caty: Anna.
Anna: Yes, Ms. Weaver.
Caty: Are you busy?
Anna: Yes, Ms. Weaver. I am busy.
Caty: My office. 5:00 p.m.
Anna: 5:00 p.m.
Caty: Come in.
Co-Workers: Surprise!
Anna: A party! Awesome! And I still have my job! Phew!* Until next time!

* Phew! is a sound used to show that you are relieved, tired, or hot

Writing (Menulis)

What do you do every morning? You can see some examples in the Activity Sheet. Click on the image to download it. Write to us in the Comments section.

Apa yang Anda lakukan setiap pagi? Anda bisa melihat beberapa contoh di Lembar Kerja. Klik gambar untuk mengunduhnya. Tuliskan komentar di kolom komentar.

Let's Learn English Lesson 8 Activity Sheet
Let's Learn English Lesson 8 Activity Sheet

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 Use What You Know. We have knowledge about the world we use when learning a new language or a new skill. Here is an example.

In this lesson's video, Anna learns that her co-workers do things at the same time each day. She understands this idea because she also has to do work at the same time every day. She uses what she knows and remembers not to bother her co-workers at the times they are busy.

How do you use what you know 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 Use What You Know atau gunakan informasi yang Anda punya.

Di video ini, Anna tahu bahwa rekan kerjanya melakukan hal yang sama pada waktu yang sama setiap harinya. Ia mengerti tentang hal ini karena ia juga harus melakukan hal yang sama pada waktu yang sama setiap harinya. Ia menggunakan informasi yang ia telah ketahui dan mengingatnya agar tidak mengganggu rekan kerjanya ketika mereka sibuk.

Bagaimana menggunakan informasi yang telah Anda miliki dalam belajar bahasa Inggris? Tulis di kolom komen atau email kami. Untuk para guru, lihat Lesson Plan untuk detilnya.

Listening Quiz (Tes Mendengarkan)

Desktop Computer: Click here to go directly to the Listening Quiz. Click on the button below if you are on a mobile device or our mobile site.

Dari komputer: Klik di sini untuk mengakses Kuis. Klik tombol di bawah kalau Anda menggunakan HP atau dari situs mobile kami.

New Words (Kata-kata Baru)

afternoon - n. the middle part of the day : the part of the day between noon and evening

apologize - v. to express regret for doing or saying something wrong : to give or make an apology

evening - n. the last part of the day and early part of the night

job - n. the work that a person does regularly in order to earn money

later - adj. happening near the end of a process, activity, series, life, etc.

light - n. a source of light (such as an electric lamp)

maybe - adv. possibly but not certainly

morning - n. the early part of the day : the time of day from sunrise until noon

now - adv. at the present time

studio - n. the building or room where an artist works

surprise - n. an unexpected event, piece of information, etc.

yesterday - n. the day before today


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 a conversation about activities.

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 berbicara tentang aktivitas sehari-hari.

For Teachers

Lesson Plan for Let's Learn English Lesson 8
Lesson Plan for Let's Learn English Lesson 8

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: BE - Short answers; simple present tense to describe routine activities

Topics: Times of day: morning, evening, afternoon​

Speaking & Pronunciation Focus: Times of day; regular activities; hesitation noise "um;" apologizing with stress or intonation


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