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Friday, December 27, 2013


00:00  Song Time.
The weather Peport
01:08  -melody (n)
01:29  - harmony (n)
01:58  Happy Birthday
03:21  - major (n)
03:36  - minor (n)
03:59  The Weather Report
Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

The forecast is for me to know
if spring is here to stay.

Thursday, December 26, 2013



00:00 Small Town.
Simon  - Will you have jet lag when you get to Paris?
Hugh  - Probably not. I usually sleep on the plane.
Than I feel fine when I arrive.
Simon  - That's great.
Betty  - What will you see first?
Hugh  - The Louvre. It's one of the most famous art museums in the world.
Simon  - It's a really beautiful building, too. I saw a picture of it.
Betty  - I'd like to see it! Send me a postcard of it, too!

Simon  - There are lots of little cafes in Paris.
I see them in movies all the time.
Hugh  - I know. I'll go to one for a cup of coffee.
Betty  - Can you send me a postcard of a cafe, too?
Hugh  - You know, Betty, I changed my mind.
I'm not going to send you any postcards.
Betty  - Why not?
Hugh  - When I return, I'll bring you a picture book of Paris!
Betty  - Great! Than I can plan my own trip to Paris!

Monday, December 23, 2013

00:00  Hi, everyone.
00:30  Keywords:
00:34  - jet lag (n)
Tina has jet lag. She just got back to Washington from Taipei.
00:48  - arrive (v)
When will your brother arrive?
00:56  - museum (n)
Jeff really enjoyed looking at all the things in the museum.
01:08  - return (v)
Sandra will return from her trip next week.
01:18  - plan (v)
Let's plan our weekend.  What do you want to do?
01:28  Let's say the keywords together again:
  - jet lag (n)
  - arrive (v)
  - museum (n)
  - return (v)
  - plan (v)
01:58  The mission of the day is:
What will Hugh see first?
02:44 Small Town. Part 1.
Simon  - Will you have jet lag when you get to Paris?
Hugh  - Probably not. I usually sleep on the plane.
Than I feel fine when I arrive.
Simon  - That's great.
Betty  - What will you see first?
Hugh  - The Louvre. It's one of the most famous art museums in the world.
Simon  - It's a really beautiful building, too. I saw a picture of it.
Betty  - I'd like to see it! Send me a postcard of it, too!
03:14  Study the keywods:
03:26  - jet lag (n)
04:11  - arrive (v)
04:40  The answer today's mission is:
Hugh will see the Louvre.
05:02  - museum (n)
05:40  Small Town.  Part 2.
Simon  - There are lots of little cafes in Paris.
I see them in movies all the time.
Hugh  - I know. I'll go to one for a cup of coffee.
Betty  - Can you send me a postcard of a cafe, too?
Hugh  - You know, Betty, I changed my mind.
I'm not going to send you any postcards.
Betty  - Why not?
Hugh  - When I return, I'll bring you a picture book of Paris!
Betty  - Great! Than I can plan my own trip to Paris!
06:13  Study the keywords:
06:25  - return (v)
07:06  - plan (v)
08:23  Song Time.
The weather Peport
09:28  -melody (n)
09:48  - harmony (n)
10:17  Happy Birthday
11:40  - major (n)
11:55  - minor (n)
12:19  The Weather Report
Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

The forecast is for me to know
if spring is here to stay.
14:07  Conversation Replay.
15:15  Calendar Phrase:
Are you packed?
Boy.  Hey, Jan. Are you packed?
Girl.  Am I packed for what?
Boy.  For your trip!  Are you packed?
Girl.  What trip?
Boy.  Your trip to Hawaii. Are you packed?
Girl.  No, I'm not.
Boy.  Why not?
Girl.  Because I'm not going to Hawaii.
Marie is going to Hawaii.
Boy.  Oh!
16:40  Question of the day:
Do you want to go Paris. Why? or Why not?



Saturday, December 21, 2013



00:00  Calendar Phrase:
I like traveling.
Boy 1.  You know, John. I like traveling.
Boy 2.  That's great, Dan.
Boy 1.  Yes. I like traveling.
Boy 2.  OK. Why are you telling me this?
Boy 1.  I just want you to know. I like traveling.
Boy 2. OK. Great. Well, see you later.
Boy 1.  Wait. Do you want to travel together?
Boy 2.  Maybe. Where do you want to go?
Boy 1.  Anywhere! I like traveling!

Friday, December 20, 2013



00:00  How To
 How To
        talk about traveling.
-  Where would you like to travel?
-  What city would you like to visit?
-  What trip you like to take?

Thursday, December 19, 2013



00:00  Small Town.
Betty  - Hi, Hugh! That's a big suitcase.
What are you selling today?
Simon  - It must be something  big.
Hugh  - I'm not selling anything.
Betty  - Then why do you have a big suitcase?
Hugh  - I just bought it. I'm packing it tonight for my trip.
I'm leaving tomorrow morning from Chicago.
Betty  - Where are you going?
Hugh  - I'm going to Paris.
Betty  - Paris! I'd love to travel there! Can I go with you?

Simon  - I don't think so, Betty. He's leaving tomorrow.
Betty   - You're right. Will you send me a postcard of Paris. Hugh?
Hugh  - I'd be glad to!
Simon  - What's the food like in Paris? Can you get a good hamburger there?
Hugh  - Probably. But I love French food. I's delicious!
Betty  - And I love the Eiffel Tower! Will you send me a postcard of it, too?
Hugh  - Sure!
Betty  - Thanks!

Simon  - How long is your flight?
Hugh  - It's only about eight hours. It's nonstop.
Betty  - It's only eight hours? That's a long time!
Hugh  - Not really. My flight to China last year was over 14 hours.
Betty  - What do you do on a plane for that long?
Hugh  - You read, eat, watch movies, and try to sleep!
Betty  - How fun! Someday I'll go on a long plane trip!

Monday, December 16, 2013

00:00  Hi, everybody.
00:20  Keywords:
00:25  - suitcase (n)
Jim put all his c lothes in a suitcase.
00:35  - pack (v)
Liz can help you pack. She is good at getting ready for trips.
00:47  -  postcard (n)
My brother sent me a postcard from Istanbul!
00:57  - fligth (n)
Tim's flight to Chicago leaves in one hour.
01:07  - movie (n)
Let's watch a movie tonight. What do you want to see?
01:18  Lets say the keywords together again:
  - suitcase (n)
  - pack (v)
  -  postcard (n)
  - fligth (n)
  - movie (n)
01:48  The mission of the day is:
Where is Hugh going?
02:31  Small Town.  Part 1.
Betty  - Hi, Hugh! That's a big suitcase.
What are you selling today?
Simon  - It must be something  big.
Hugh  - I'm not selling anything.
Betty  - Then why do you have a big suitcase?
Hugh  - I just bought it. I'm packing it tonight for my trip.
I'm leaving tomorrow morning from Chicago.
Betty  - Where are you going?
Hugh  - I'm going to Paris.
Betty  - Paris! I'd love to travel there! Can I go with you?
03:09  The answer today's mission is:
Hugh is going to Paris.
03:44  Study the keywords:
03:50  - suitcase (n)
04:31  - pack (v)
05:15  Small Town.  Part 2.
Simon  - I don't think so, Betty. He's leaving tomorrow.
Betty   - You're right. Will you send me a postcard of Paris. Hugh?
Hugh  - I'd be glad to!
Simon  - What's the food like in Paris? Can you get a good hamburger there?
Hugh  - Probably. But I love French food. I's delicious!
Betty  - And I love the Eiffel Tower! Will you send me a postcard of it, too?
Hugh  - Sure!
Betty  - Thanks!
05:48  Study the keyword:
06:16  - postcard (n)
07:31  Small Town.  Part 3.
Simon  - How long is your flight?
Hugh  - It's only about eight hours. It's nonstop.
Betty  - It's only eight hours? That's a long time!
Hugh  - Not really. My flight to China last year was over 14 hours.
Betty  - What do you do on a plane for that long?
Hugh  - You read, eat, watch movies, and try to sleep!
Betty  - How fun! Someday I'll go on a long plane trip!
08:05  Study the keywords:
08:39  - flight (n)
09:37  - movie (n)
09:58  How To
 How To  
        talk about traveling.
-  Where would you like to travel?
-  What city would you like to visit?
-  What trip you like to take?
11:41  Conversation Replay.
13:32  Calendar Phrase:
I like traveling.
Boy 1.  You know, John. I like traveling.
Boy 2.  That's great, Dan.
Boy 1.  Yes. I like traveling.
Boy 2.  OK. Why are you telling me this?
Boy 1.  I just want you to know. I like traveling.
Boy 2. OK. Great. Well, see you later.
Boy 1.  Wait. Do you want to travel together?
Boy 2.  Maybe. Where do you want to go?
Boy 1.  Anywhere! I like traveling!
15:00  Question of the day:
Would you enjoy along plane flight. Why? or Why not?


00:00  Calendar Phrase:
Where are you going?
Gerl 1.  Hey, Jan! See you next week.
Gerl 2.  Next week?  Are you going somewhere?
Gerl 1.  Yes.
Gerl 2.  Where are you going?
Gerl 1.  I'm going away for a week.
Gerl 2.  Really?  Where are you going?
Gerl 1.  I'm going to some place really special.
Gerl 2.  Marie!  Where are you going?
Girl 1.  I'm going to Hawaii with my family!
Gerl 2.  Really?  Wow!  Have fun!

Saturday, December 14, 2013



  Word Power.
  - hotel
  - front desk
  - check in
  - key
  - room number
  - hotel room
  - check out


00:00  Small Town.
Sara  - This is fun game!
Max  - This game is fun for you. You are winning.
Sara  - Take a question, Max. Then answer it.
Max  - OK. ' You are in Vancouver. Which country are you it?'
Ben  - That is easy. I am in the USA.
Max  - Hey!  Don't answer my question.
And you are wrong, Vancouver is in Canada.
Ben  - The USA.
Max  - Canada.
Sara  - I can get a map.

Max  - See? Vancouver is in Canada.
Ben  - See? Vancouver is also in Washington State.
Sara  - OK, you are both right. Take your turn, Ben.
Ben  - ' What is the City of Lights?'  Hmmm...I don't know.
Is it Chicago?
Sara  - No. I know!
Max  - I don't. Paris is the City of Lights.
Max  - Oo-la-la! French food! Yum!
Sara  - Let's finish the game.

Ben  - OK, Sara, you get the last question.
Sara  - 'What is the only city on two continents?'
Ben  - I don't know.
Max  - I don't know. But sara knows.
Sara  - I do. It is Istanbul. I win the game!
Max  - Good for you.
Sara  - What's my prize?
Max  - Your prize is dinner with Ben and me!
Sara  - What's for dinner?
Max  - How about French food?
Sara  - Yum!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


00:00  Hi, everyone.
00:31  Keywords:
00:37  - win (v)
I can win this game. I know all the answers.
00:48  - map (n)
Where is China on this map?
00:57  - state (n)
There are 50 states in the USA.
01:06  - French (adj)
You can talk to many French people in Paris.
01:17  - continent (n)
There are seven continents in the world.
01:27  Let's say the keywords together again:
  - win (v)
  - map (n)
  - state (n)
  - French (adj)
  - continent (n)
01:55  The mission of the day is:
What is Sara's prize?
02:30  Small Town.  Part 1.
Sara  - This is fun game!
Max  - This game is fun for you. You are winning.
Sara  - Take a question, Max. Then answer it.
Max  - OK. ' You are in Vancouver. Which country are you it?'
Ben  - That is easy. I am in the USA.
Max  - Hey!  Don't answer my question.
And you are wrong, Vancouver is in Canada.
Ben  - The USA.
Max  - Canada.
Sara  - I can get a map.
03:06  Study the keywords:
03:26  - win (v)
04:39  - map (n)
05:18  Small Town. Part 2.
Max  - See? Vancouver is in Canada.
Ben  - See? Vancouver is also in Washington State.
Sara  - OK, you are both right. Take your turn, Ben.
Ben  - ' What is the City of Lights?'  Hmmm...I don't know.
Is it Chicago?
Sara  - No. I know!
Max  - I don't. Paris is the City of Lights.
Max  - Oo-la-la! French food! Yum!
Sara  - Let's finish the game.
05:53  Study the keywords:
05:53  - French (adj)
07:28  - state (n)
08:06  Small Town.  Part 3.
Ben  - OK, Sara, you get the last question.
Sara  - 'What is the only city on two continents?'
Ben  - I don't know.
Max  - I don't know. But sara knows.
Sara  - I do. It is Istanbul. I win the game!
Max  - Good for you.
Sara  - What's my prize?
Max  - Your prize is dinner with Ben and me!
Sara  - What's for dinner?
Max  - How about French food?
Sara  - Yum!
08:48  The answer today's mission is:
Sara's praze is dinner with Ben and Max.
09:23  Study the keywords:
09:28  - continent (n)
10:24  Word Power.
10:46  - hotel
10:59  - front desk
11:11  - check in
11:27  - key
11:38  - room number
11:50  - hotel room
12:03  - check out
12:16  Conversation Replay.
14:12  Calendar Phrase:
Where are you going?
Gerl 1.  Hey, Jan! See you next week.
Gerl 2.  Next week?  Are you going somewhere?
Gerl 1.  Yes.
Gerl 2.  Where are you going?
Gerl 1.  I'm going away for a week.
Gerl 2.  Really?  Where are you going?
Gerl 1.  I'm going to some place really special.
Gerl 2.  Marie!  Where are you going?
Girl 1.  I'm going to Hawaii with my family!
Gerl 2.  Really?  Wow!  Have fun!
15:33  Question of the day:
What is your favorite City?  Why?

Saturday, December 7, 2013

00:00  Word Power
  - tool
  - toolbox
  - screwdriver
  - hammer
  - scissors
  - tape measure
  - wrench

Friday, December 6, 2013


00:00  Small Town.
Ben  - Hi, Sara.
Sara  - Hey, Ben.
 Hi, Max. What are you cooking? Can I try some?
Max  - Uh,OK.
Sara  - Wait. What is it?
Max  - It's glue.
Sara  - Glue!? Ew! You would let me eat glue?
Max  - Well, you asked to try some.
Ben  - It's just flour and water. It won't hurt you.
Sara  - Flour and water make glue?
Max  - Well, kind of. It's more like paste.
Sara  - Why are you making paste?
Max  - You'll see. Ben, can you get that newspaper?
Put it on the table.
Ben  - Do you need these cardboard boxes, too?
Max  - Yes, and the tape.
Sara  - What is going on?
Betty  - Am I realy?
Max  - No, you're on time. Come in!
Sara  - What is going on?!
Betty  - We're having a papier- mache class!
Sara  - And Max is the teacher?
Max  - I'm learning about papier-mache in my DIY class, remember. Sara?
Sara  - Oh, right! I chose that class for you.
You like it?
Max  - I do.
Betty  - Max sounded so excited about papier-mache.
I asked him to teach me.
Ben  - Max said I could stay for dinner if I joined the class.
Max  - Do you want to join us. Sara?
Sara  - Well, OK. I like crafts.
And I want to see if you really know what you're doing!
01:53  Small Town.
Max  - Does everyone have something they put the papier mache on?
Sara  - I have a balloon.
Ben  - I have a box.
Betty  - My bottle is ready.
Max  - Good.  And the paste is ready.
So now we need to tear this newspaper into long strips.
Betty  - How wide should the strips be?
Max  - About I or 2 inches.
Sara  - Ben, stop!
Ben  - What?
Sara  - That's my article! Don't tear my article!
Ben  - Oh. Sorry.
Ben  - Now, mix the newspaper pieces and the paste together.
Betty  - This is so fun. I love making a mess.
Sara  - Me, too. I feel like a kid again.
Ben  - OK. What's next?
Max  - Take the wet pieces of paper and put them on your box.
Or your bottle or balloon.
Ben  - I'm done.
Max  - No, you're not. You need to cover it with two to four lavers.
Ben  - Four lavers?
Max  - Then you let it dry. When it's dry, you cover it again.
Ben  - Again?
Max  - And again and again, if you need to.
Sara  - Then we paint and decorate them, right?
Max  - Right.
Ben  - We're never going to eat dinner!
Max  - Don't worry. We'll take a break and eat while these are drying.
Betty  - The pizza should be here soon.
Max  - So get back to work!

Thursday, December 5, 2013



00:00  Small Town.
Max  -  Sara! I'm home.
Sara  - Hey, Max.
Max  - Look at this!
Sara  - What is it?
Ma x  - It's a kit. I'm making a tricycle.
Sara  - Why are you making a tricycle?
Max  - It's for Small Town's Tricycle Race. This year Ben and I are in the race.
Sara  - Why don't you buy a tricycle?
Max  - That's no  fun. Ben is building a tricycle. I can build one, too.
Sara  - OK. Do you need help?
Max  - No thanks. I can do it.
Sara  - Are you  sure? You don't read directions.
Max  - I  don't need directions. I can build without them. Don't worry!
-  Max takes the directions out of the box.
He doesn't look at them.
He takes everything out of the kit.
Sara reads the directions.
Max puts some parts together.
But they fall apart.
Max gets a screwdriver.
Sara stops him.
She shows him the directions.
Then they work together on the tricycle.
01:30  The Diner.
Renee  - Who left a tricycle here?
Max  - Renee, do you like my tricycle? I put it together.
Renee  - You built this tricycle?
Max  - Yes.
Renee  - Really? You're not good at building things.
But this looks great, Max.
Max  - Thank you, Renee.
Ben and I are going to be in the Small Town Tricycle Race.
And I want to win!
Renee  - Great! So how long did you work on this tricycle?
Max  - Oh, not that long. They work was pretty easy.
Renee - Let's good.
Max  - Look at these screws.  The work is very detailed.
Renee  - Yes. I can that. Good job, Max.
Max  - Thank you very much. Well, I'm going to start cooking.
Sara  - Good morning, Renee!
Renee  - Morning!
Sara  - Oh, Max brought the tricycle to work.
Renee  - Yes.
Sara  - I had fun putting it together. It was a little difficult.
There were lots of small pieces.
Renee  - Wait. You built it?
Sara  - Yes. Max wanted to build it, but he didn't know how.
So I helped him.
Renee  - I see.
Sara  - We worked on it for about two hours.
Renee  - Really. Hey, Max!
03:24  The Diner.
Max  - Yes? Hey, Sara.
Renee  - I just really like your tricycle.
Max  - I did a great job.
Sara  - You?
Max  - Uh - Sara and I did a wonderful job - together!
OK. Sara did most of the work.
Renee  - I see.
Sara  - But Max helped. He got the tools out.
Renee  - Hey, you guys didn't decorate the tricycle.
Max  - So?
Renee  - I'm taking a DIY class for flower arrangement.
I can put flowers on your tricycle for you.
Max  - I have a better idea. I'll glue candies all over it.
Max  - Guess what!
Renee  - You won the tricycle race!
Max  - Well, no. But look at this!
Renee  - You won the Most Creative Decorations Award for your tricycle!
Good job!
Max  - For my prize,I get a free DIY class. I can pick the class.
Renee  - Great! What class are you picking?
Max  - I'll let Sara pick because she did the most work!

Monday, December 2, 2013


00:00  Hi, everyone.
01:56  Conversation Replay:
02:02  Small Town.
Max  -  Sara! I'm home.
Sara  - Hey, Max.
Max  - Look at this!
Sara  - What is it?
Ma x  - It's a kit. I'm making a tricycle.
Sara  - Why are you making a tricycle?
Max  - It's for Small Town's Tricycle Race. This year Ben and I are in the race.
Sara  - Why don't you buy a tricycle?
Max  - That's no  fun. Ben is building a tricycle. I can build one, too.
Sara  - OK. Do you need help?
Max  - No thanks. I can do it.
Sara  - Are you  sure? You don't read directions.
Max  - I  don't need directions. I can build without them. Don't worry!
-  Max takes the directions out of the box.
He doesn't look at them.
He takes everything out of the kit.
Sara reads the directions.
Max puts some parts together.
But they fall apart.
Max gets a screwdriver.
Sara stops him.
She shows him the directions.
Then they work together on the tricycle.
03:28  The Diner.
Renee  - Who left a tricycle here?
Max  - Renee, do you like my tricycle? I put it together.
Renee  - You built this tricycle?
Max  - Yes.
Renee  - Really? You're not good at building things.
But this looks great, Max.
Max  - Thank you, Renee.
Ben and I are going to be in the Small Town Tricycle Race.
And I want to win!
Renee  - Great! So how long did you work on this tricycle?
Max  - Oh, not that long. They work was pretty easy.
Renee - Let's good.
Max  - Look at these screws.  The work is very detailed.
Renee  - Yes. I can that. Good job, Max.
Max  - Thank you very much. Well, I'm going to start cooking.
Sara  - Good morning, Renee!
Renee  - Morning!
Sara  - Oh, Max brought the tricycle to work.
Renee  - Yes.
Sara  - I had fun putting it together. It was a little difficult.
There were lots of small pieces.
Renee  - Wait. You built it?
Sara  - Yes. Max wanted to build it, but he didn't know how.
So I helped him.
Renee  - I see.
Sara  - We worked on it for about two hours.
Renee  - Really. Hey, Max!
05:22  The Diner.
Max  - Yes? Hey, Sara.
Renee  - I just really like your tricycle.
Max  - I did a great job.
Sara  - You?
Max  - Uh - Sara and I did a wonderful job - together!
OK. Sara did most of the work.
Renee  - I see.
Sara  - But Max helped. He got the tools out.
Renee  - Hey, you guys didn't decorate the tricycle.
Max  - So?
Renee  - I'm taking a DIY class for flower arrangement.
I can put flowers on your tricycle for you.
Max  - I have a better idea. I'll glue candies all over it.
Max  - Guess what!
Renee  - You won the tricycle race!
Max  - Well, no. But look at this!
Renee  - You won the Most Creative Decorations Award for your tricycle!
Good job!
Max  - For my prize,I get a free DIY class. I can pick the class.
Renee  - Great! What class are you picking?
Max  - I'll let Sara pick because she did the most work!
06:52  Small Town.
Ben  - Hi, Sara.
Sara  - Hey, Ben.
 Hi, Max. What are you cooking? Can I try some?
Max  - Uh,OK.
Sara  - Wait. What is it?
Max  - It's glue.
Sara  - Glue!? Ew! You would let me eat glue?
Max  - Well, you asked to try some.
Ben  - It's just flour and water. It won't hurt you.
Sara  - Flour and water make glue?
Max  - Well, kind of. It's more like paste.
Sara  - Why are you making paste?
Max  - You'll see. Ben, can you get that newspaper?
Put it on the table.
Ben  - Do you need these cardboard boxes, too?
Max  - Yes, and the tape.
Sara  - What is going on?
Betty  - Am I realy?
Max  - No, you're on time. Come in!
Sara  - What is going on?!
Betty  - We're having a papier- mache class!
Sara  - And Max is the teacher?
Max  - I'm learning about papier-mache in my DIY class, remember. Sara?
Sara  - Oh, right! I chose that class for you.
You like it?
Max  - I do.
Betty  - Max sounded so excited about papier-mache.
I asked him to teach me.
Ben  - Max said I could stay for dinner if I joined the class.
Max  - Do you want to join us. Sara?
Sara  - Well, OK. I like crafts.
And I want to see if you really know what you're doing!
08:45  Small Town.
Max  - Does everyone have something they put the papier mache on?
Sara  - I have a balloon.
Ben  - I have a box.
Betty  - My bottle is ready.
Max  - Good.  And the paste is ready.
So now we need to tear this newspaper into long strips.
Betty  - How wide should the strips be?
Max  - About I or 2 inches.
Sara  - Ben, stop!
Ben  - What?
Sara  - That's my article! Don't tear my article!
Ben  - Oh. Sorry.
Ben  - Now, mix the newspaper pieces and the paste together.
Betty  - This is so fun. I love making a mess.
Sara  - Me, too. I feel like a kid again.
Ben  - OK. What's next?
Max  - Take the wet pieces of paper and put them on your box.
Or your bottle or balloon.
Ben  - I'm done.
Max  - No, you're not. You need to cover it with two to four lavers.
Ben  - Four lavers?
Max  - Then you let it dry. When it's dry, you cover it again.
Ben  - Again?
Max  - And again and again, if you need to.
Sara  - Then we paint and decorate them, right?
Max  - Right.
Ben  - We're never going to eat dinner!
Max  - Don't worry. We'll take a break and eat while these are drying.
Betty  - The pizza should be here soon.
Max  - So get back to work!
10:23   Song Time
11:58  The Weather Report
Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

The forecast is for me to know
if spring is here to stay.
13:47 Word Power
  - tool
  - toolbox
  - screwdriver
  - hammer
  - scissors
  - tape measure
  - wrench


Saturday, November 30, 2013



00:00  Calendar Phrase:
I finished my project!
Boy 1.  Whoo hoo! I finished my project!
Boy 2.  Really? Good for you!
Boy 1.  Thanks! I'm so excited!
I finished my project! Did you finish your project?
Boy 2.  What project?
Boy 1.  You project for English class. It's due tomorrow!
Boy 2.  Oh, no! I forgot.
Boy 1.  That's OK! I finished my project. I can help you!
Boy 2. Thanks, John!

Friday, November 29, 2013



      Movie Minute
  Hualien Railway
  railway car
  exhibit
  police station
  water tower
  train track

Thursday, November 28, 2013


00:00  Small Town.
Max  - Does everyone have something they put the papier mache on?
Sara  - I have a balloon.
Ben  - I have a box.
Betty  - My bottle is ready.
Max  - Good.  And the paste is ready.
So now we need to tear this newspaper into long strips.
Betty  - How wide should the strips be?
Max  - About I or 2 inches.
Sara  - Ben, stop!
Ben  - What?
Sara  - That's my article! Don't tear my article!
Ben  - Oh. Sorry.

Ben  - Now, mix the newspaper pieces and the paste together.
Betty  - This is so fun. I love making a mess.
Sara  - Me, too. I feel like a kid again.
Ben  - OK. What's next?
Max  - Take the wet pieces of paper and put them on your box.
Or your bottle or balloon.

Ben  - I'm done.
Max  - No, you're not. You need to cover it with two to four lavers.
Ben  - Four lavers?
Max  - Then you let it dry. When it's dry, you cover it again.
Ben  - Again?
Max  - And again and again, if you need to.
Sara  - Then we paint and decorate them, right?
Max  - Right.
Ben  - We're never going to eat dinner!
Max  - Don't worry. We'll take a break and eat while these are drying.
Betty  - The pizza should be here soon.
Max  - So get back to work!

Monday, November 25, 2013


00:00  Hi, everybody.
00:22  Keywords:
00:25  - wide (adj)
This street is very wide. Many cars can drive on it.
00:37  - mix (v)
Susan used her hands to mix everything together.
00:48  - kid (n)
Nancy has two kids. One is 5 years old and the other is 3.
01:00  - cover (v)
Please cover your mouth when you sneeze.
01:11  - dry (v)
Put your clothes outside in the sun. They will dry faster.
01:23 Let's say the keywords together again:
  - wide (adj)
  - mix (v)
  - kid (n)
  - cover (v)
  - dry (v)
01:52  The mission of the day is:
What does Betty love?
02:38  Small Town.  Part 1.
Max  - Does everyone have something they put the papier mache on?
Sara  - I have a balloon.
Ben  - I have a box.
Betty  - My bottle is ready.
Max  - Good.  And the paste is ready.
So now we need to tear this newspaper into long strips.
Betty  - How wide should the strips be?
Max  - About I or 2 inches.
Sara  - Ben, stop!
Ben  - What?
Sara  - That's my article! Don't tear my article!
Ben  - Oh. Sorry.
03:12  Study the keyword:
04:02  - wide (adj)
05:06  Small Town.  Part 2.
Ben  - Now, mix the newspaper pieces and the paste together.
Betty  - This is so fun. I love making a mess.
Sara  - Me, too. I feel like a kid again.
Ben  - OK. What's next?
Max  - Take the wet pieces of paper and put them on your box.
Or your bottle or balloon.
05:33  Study the keywords:
05:57  - mix (v)
06:48  - kid (n)
07:23  The answer today's mission is:
Betty loves making a mess.
07:41  Small Town.  Part 3.
Ben  - I'm done.
Max  - No, you're not. You need to cover it with two to four lavers.
Ben  - Four lavers?
Max  - Then you let it dry. When it's dry, you cover it again.
Ben  - Again?
Max  - And again and again, if you need to.
Sara  - Then we paint and decorate them, right?
Max  - Right.
Ben  - We're never going to eat dinner!
Max  - Don't worry. We'll take a break and eat while these are drying.
Betty  - The pizza should be here soon.
Max  - So get back to work!
08:20  Study the keywords:
08:54  - cover (v)
09:34  - dry (v)
10:14  Movie Minute
10:33  Hualien Railway
10:59  railway car
11:17  exhibit
11:21  police station
11:32  water tower
11:38  train track
11:55  Conversation Replay
13:38  Calendar Phrase:
I finished my project!
Boy 1.  Whoo hoo! I finished my project!
Boy 2.  Really? Good for you!
Boy 1.  Thanks! I'm so excited!
I finished my project! Did you finish your project?
Boy 2.  What project?
Boy 1.  You project for English class. It's due tomorrow!
Boy 2.  Oh, no! I forgot.
Boy 1.  That's OK! I finished my project. I can help you!
Boy 2. Thanks, John!
15:14  Question of the day:
Would you like to try paper mache. Why? or Why not?

Saturday, November 23, 2013




  Calendar Phrase:
I made this myself.
Boy.  Look, Marie. I made this myself.
Girl.  Wow! That's really nice, John.
Boy.  Thanks. I spent two  hours making it. I made this myself.
Girl.  That's great.
Boy.  Yes. I made this myself. It's really special to me.
Girl.  I can see that. So what is it?
Boy.  I don't know!  But I made it myself!

Friday, November 22, 2013



    Inspector E
  I'm learning about papier - mache in my DLY class.
  ... learning about...

Thursday, November 21, 2013



00:00  Small Town.
Ben  - Hi, Sara.
Sara  - Hey, Ben.
 Hi, Max. What are you cooking? Can I try some?
Max  - Uh,OK.
Sara  - Wait. What is it?
Max  - It's glue.
Sara  - Glue!? Ew! You would let me eat glue?
Max  - Well, you asked to try some.
Ben  - It's just flour and water. It won't hurt you.
Sara  - Flour and water make glue?
Max  - Well, kind of. It's more like paste.

Sara  - Why are you making paste?
Max  - You'll see. Ben, can you get that newspaper?
Put it on the table.
Ben  - Do you need these cardboard boxes, too?
Max  - Yes, and the tape.
Sara  - What is going on?
Betty  - Am I realy?
Max  - No, you're on time. Come in!
Sara  - What is going on?!
Betty  - We're having a papier- mache class!
Sara  - And Max is the teacher?

Max  - I'm learning about papier-mache in my DIY class, remember. Sara?
Sara  - Oh, right! I chose that class for you.
You like it?
Max  - I do.
Betty  - Max sounded so excited about papier-mache.
I asked him to teach me.
Ben  - Max said I could stay for dinner if I joined the class.
Max  - Do you want to join us. Sara?
Sara  - Well, OK. I like crafts.
And I want to see if you really know what you're doing!

Saturday, November 16, 2013



  Calendar Phrase:
Let's build somesing.
Girl 1.  Hey, Jan. Let's build something.
Girl 2.  Why?
Girl 1.  For fun!  Let's build something.
Girl 2.  OK. What do you want to build?
Girl 1.  I don't know. Anything. Let's build something.
Girl 2.  Hmm. I know.  Let's build a computer!
Girl 1.  A computer? No. That's too hard.  Let's build something else.
Girl 2.  Hmm. How about a birdhouse?
Girl 1.  Sure! That sounds fun.  Let's build a birdhouse.

Friday, November 15, 2013


00:00   Song Time
00:26  The Weather Report
00:30  - spring (n)
00:47  Take a look at the weather report
00:57  take a look
01:33  It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way
01:41  on [ someone's ] way (idiom)
02:30  April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
02:50  - shower (n)
03:29   April showers bring May flowers
04:18  The Weather Report.
Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

The forecast is for me to know
if spring is here to stay.

Thursday, November 14, 2013



00:00  The Diner.
Max  - Yes? Hey, Sara.
Renee  - I just really like your tricycle.
Max  - I did a great job.
Sara  - You?
Max  - Uh - Sara and I did a wonderful job - together!
OK. Sara did most of the work.
Renee  - I see.
Sara  - But Max helped. He got the tools out.
Renee  - Hey, you guys didn't decorate the tricycle.
Max  - So?
Renee  - I'm taking a DIY class for flower arrangement.
I can put flowers on your tricycle for you.
Max  - I have a better idea. I'll glue candies all over it.

Max  - Guess what!
Renee  - You won the tricycle race!
Max  - Well, no. But look at this!
Renee  - You won the Most Creative Decorations Award for your tricycle!
Good job!
Max  - For my prize,I get a free DIY class. I can pick the class.
Renee  - Great! What class are you picking?
Max  - I'll let Sara pick because she did the most work!

Monday, November 11, 2013



00:00  Hi, everybody.
00:22  Keywords:
00:25  - tool (n)
David can't fix the car without the right tools.
00:37  - DIY [ do it yourself ] (adj)
I love to do DIY things. I built these chairs myself!
00:59  - glue (v)
My book fell apart. So I glued it back together.
01:10  - creative (adj)
Jack is very creative. He's always making something new!
01:23  Let's say the keywords together again:
  - tool (n)
  - DIY [ do it yourself ] (adj)
  - glue (v)
  - creative (adj)
01:51  The mission of the day is:
What did Max win?
02:33  The Diner.  Part 1.
Max  - Yes? Hey, Sara.
Renee  - I just really like your tricycle.
Max  - I did a great job.
Sara  - You?
Max  - Uh - Sara and I did a wonderful job - together!
OK. Sara did most of the work.
Renee  - I see.
Sara  - But Max helped. He got the tools out.
Renee  - Hey, you guys didn't decorate the tricycle.
Max  - So?
Renee  - I'm taking a DIY class for flower arrangement.
I can put flowers on your tricycle for you.
Max  - I have a better idea. I'll glue candies all over it.
03:28  Study the keywords:
03:57  - tool (n)
04:35  - DIY [ do it yourself ] (adj)
05:12  - glue (v)
05:30  The Diner.  Part 2.
Max  - Guess what!
Renee  - You won the tricycle race!
Max  - Well, no. But look at this!
Renee  - You won the Most Creative Decorations Award for your tricycle!
Good job!
Max  - For my prize,I get a free DIY class. I can pick the class.
Renee  - Great! What class are you picking?
Max  - I'll let Sara pick because she did the most work!
06:05  The answer today's mission is:
He won the Most Greative Decorations Award for his tricycle.
06:31  Study the keyword:
06:36  - creative (adj)

Saturday, November 9, 2013


  Calendar Phrase:
What is the first step?
Boy 1.  Thanks for helping me, John.
Putting this together won't be easy.
Boy 2.  No problem. So what's the first step?
Boy 1.  Let' me look at the directions.
Boy 2.  OK. Well, what's the first step?
Boy 1.  Shh. I'm trying to read. Just a minute...
Boy 2.  Well, Den, what's the first step?
Boy 1.  I don't know. I can't read the directions. They're in Chinese.

Friday, November 8, 2013



    How To
How To
     talk about putting things together.
-  I'm making a tricycle
-  I'm putting a tricycle together
-  I'm following instructions for the tricycle

Thursday, November 7, 2013



00:00  The Diner.
Renee  - Who left a tricycle here?
Max  - Renee, do you like my tricycle? I put it together.
Renee  - You built this tricycle?
Max  - Yes.
Renee  - Really? You're not good at building things.
But this looks great, Max.
Max  - Thank you, Renee.
Ben and I are going to be in the Small Town Tricycle Race.
And I want to win!

Renee  - Great! So how long did you work on this tricycle?
Max  - Oh, not that long. They work was pretty easy.
Renee - Let's good.
Max  - Look at these screws.  The work is very detailed.
Renee  - Yes. I can that. Good job, Max.
Max  - Thank you very much. Well, I'm going to start cooking.

Sara  - Good morning, Renee!
Renee  - Morning!
Sara  - Oh, Max brought the tricycle to work.
Renee  - Yes.
Sara  - I had fun putting it together. It was a little difficult.
There were lots of small pieces.
Renee  - Wait. You built it?
Sara  - Yes. Max wanted to build it, but he didn't know how.
So I helped him.
Renee  - I see.
Sara  - We worked on it for about two hours.
Renee  - Really. Hey, Max!

Monday, November 4, 2013


00:00  Hi, everyone.
00:24  Keywords:
00:33 - put [something] together (v)
This is my new table. Can you help me put it together.
00:50  - difficult (adj)
This homework is not difficult at all. It's too easy.
01:00  - piece (n)
Can I have a piece of the cake?
01:09  Let's say the keywords together again:
  - put [something] together (v)
  - difficult (adj)
  - piece (n)
01:29  The mission of the day is:
What does Max want to win?
02:06  The Diner.  Part 1.
Renee  - Who left a tricycle here?
Max  - Renee, do you like my tricycle? I put it together.
Renee  - You built this tricycle?
Max  - Yes.
Renee  - Really? You're not good at building things.
But this looks great, Max.
Max  - Thank you, Renee.
Ben and I are going to be in the Small Town Tricycle Race.
And I want to win!
02:53  Studi the kiyword:
03:12  - put [something] together (v)
04:16  The answer toda's mission is:
He want to with the Small Town Tricycle Race.
05:01  The Diner.  Part 2.
Renee  - Great! So how long did you work on this tricycle?
Max  - Oh, not that long. They work was pretty easy.
Renee - Let's good.
Max  - Look at these screws.  The work is very detailed.
Renee  - Yes. I can that. Good job, Max.
Max  - Thank you very much. Well, I'm going to start cooking.
05:27  New phrases
05:48  - work on (v)
07:09  The Diner.  Part 3.
Sara  - Good morning, Renee!
Renee  - Morning!
Sara  - Oh, Max brought the tricycle to work.
Renee  - Yes.
Sara  - I had fun putting it together. It was a little difficult.
There were lots of small pieces.
Renee  - Wait. You built it?
Sara  - Yes. Max wanted to build it, but he didn't know how.
So I helped him.
Renee  - I see.
Sara  - We worked on it for about two hours.
Renee  - Really. Hey, Max!
07:45  Study the keywords:
08:28  - difficult (adj)
09:15  - piece (n)
09:49  How To
How To
     talk about putting things together.
-  I'm making a tricycle
-  I'm putting a tricycle together
-  I'm following instructions for the tricycle
11:36  Conversation Replay
13:35  Calendar Phrase:
What is the first step?
Boy 1.  Thanks for helping me, John.
Putting this together won't be easy.
Boy 2.  No problem. So what's the first step?
Boy 1.  Let' me look at the directions.
Boy 2.  OK. Well, what's the first step?
Boy 1.  Shh. I'm trying to read. Just a minute...
Boy 2.  Well, Den, what's the first step?
Boy 1.  I don't know. I can't read the directions. They're in Chinese.
15:13  Question of the day:
Who did more of the work on a tricycle Sara or Max? Why do you think so?


00:00  Calendar Phrase:
Follow the directions.
Boy.  Hey, Jan. This is for you.
Girl.  I new cell phone? Wow! How do I use it?
Boy.  Just follow the directions.
Girl.  OK. Where are the directions?
Boy.  They're in the box. Follow the directions.
Then you can use your cell phone.
Girl.  OK. Thanks, John!
Boy.  You're welcome. Remember -
Girl.  Follow the directions. I know.

Sunday, November 3, 2013



  Word Power
  - tool
  - toolbox
  - screwdriver
  - hammer
  - scissors
  - tape measure
  - wrench

Thursday, October 31, 2013


00:00  Small Town.
Max  -  Sara! I'm home.
Sara  - Hey, Max.
Max  - Look at this!
Sara  - What is it?
Ma x  - It's a kit. I'm making a tricycle.
Sara  - Why are you making a tricycle?
Max  - It's for Small Town's Tricycle Race. This year Ben and I are in the race.

Sara  - Why don't you buy a tricycle?
Max  - That's no  fun. Ben is building a tricycle. I can build one, too.
Sara  - OK. Do you need help?
Max  - No thanks. I can do it.
Sara  - Are you  sure? You don't read directions.
Max  - I  don't need directions. I can build without them. Don't worry!

-  Max takes the directions out of the box.
He doesn't look at them.
He takes everything out of the kit.
Sara reads the directions.
Max puts some parts together.
But they fall apart.
Max gets a screwdriver.
Sara stops him.
She shows him the directions.
Then they work together on the tricycle.

Monday, October 28, 2013


00:00  Hi, everybody.
00:22  Keywords:
00:27  - kit (n)
Katie needs something from the kit.  She is making a basket.
00:40  - build (v)
Joe builds houses.  That's his job.
00:51  - directions (n pl)
Read the directions first. Then build the chair.
01:01  - part (n)
Bobby is fixing his car.  He needs one more part for it.
01: 14  Let's say the keywords together again:
  - kit (n)
  - build (v)
  - directions (n pl)
  - part (n)
01:40 The mission of the day is:
What is Max making?
02:22  Small Town.  Part 1.
Max  -  Sara! I'm home.
Sara  - Hey, Max.
Max  - Look at this!
Sara  - What is it?
Ma x  - It's a kit. I'm making a tricycle.
Sara  - Why are you making a tricycle?
Max  - It's for Small Town's Tricycle Race. This year Ben and I are in the race.
02:46  Study the keyword:
03:24  - kit (n)
04:27  The answer to today's mission is:
Max is making a tricycle.
04:44  Small Town. Part  2.
Sara  - Why don't you buy a tricycle?
Max  - That's no  fun. Ben is building a tricycle. I can build one, too.
Sara  - OK. Do you need help?
Max  - No thanks. I can do it.
Sara  - Are you  sure? You don't read directions.
Max  - I  don't need directions. I can build without them. Don't worry!
05:11  Study the keywords:
05:45  - build (v)
06:19  - directions (n  pl)
07:08  Small Town.  Part 3.
-  Max takes the directions out of the box.
He doesn't look at them.
He takes everything out of the kit.
Sara reads the directions.
Max puts some parts together.
But they fall apart.
Max gets a screwdriver.
Sara stops him.
She shows him the directions.
Then they work together on the tricycle.
07:45  Study the keywords:
08:24  - part (n)
09:03  - apart (adv)
09:35  Word Power
09:59  - tool
10:15  - toolbox
10:35  - screwdriver
10:46  - hammer
10:56  - scissors
11:05  - tape measure
11:17  - wrench
11:30  Conversation Replay:
13:03  Calendar Phrase:
Follow the directions.
Boy.  Hey, Jan. This is for you.
Girl.  I new cell phone? Wow! How do I use it?
Boy.  Just follow the directions.
Girl.  OK. Where are the directions?
Boy.  They're in the box. Follow the directions.
Then you can use your cell phone.
Girl.  OK. Thanks, John!
Boy.  You're welcome. Remember -
Girl.  Follow the directions. I know.
14:48  Question of the day:
Do you put things together? Why? or Why not?

Sunday, October 27, 2013



  Song Time.
The Weather Report.
Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

Take a look at the weather report
Before you go out today
It may be hot, or it may be cold
But spring is on its way

April showers bring May flowers
And hope for a beutiful day
Windy, rainy, hot or cold
Changing every day

The forecast is for me to know
if spring is here to stay.

Saturday, October 26, 2013



  On The Go.
  - instrument
  - violin
  - string
  - ensemble
  - snakeskin
  - sew, rope
  - shape
  - expert
  - musician
  - bow
 - chopstick
  - classical

Friday, October 25, 2013



00:00  Small Town.
Max - Simon, my good man. How is the jukebox coming along?
Simon - It's just fine.  I finished organizing the CDs.
There are some great CDs in there.
Max - There really are.  I like almost every album in there.
Simon - You do, huh?  What about the boy band albums?
Do you like them?
Max - Sure!  They're fun.  Sara really liked those when she was younger.
Renee - Simon, weren't you in a boy band in college?
Simon - Renee.
Renee - What was the name of your band again, honey?
Simon - The Pop Rocks. We sang pop music.
Renee - They danced, too.
Max - That's great. Will you  sing a song for us now, Simon?
Simon - Uh, no.
Max - Why not? Simon! Simon! Sing a song!
Simon - No.
Renee - Come on, honey. Please!
 You'll really make my day.
Simon - Oh, all right.
Renee - Yay! Go honey!
01:29  Small Town.
Simon  - Hi, Betty. Betty?
Betty  - Oh, hi, Simon! I'm listening to music on my cell phone.
Simon  - I thought so. That's a cool feature, isn't it?
Betty  - It is! I can put these earphones in my ears, and listen to music any time.
And no one else can hear it.
Simon  - But then you can't hear anything else.
You didn't hear me come in.
Betty  - I know.  Sorry. Maybe the volume is too high.
Simon  - Hey, did a packege come for me?
Betty  - I think so. I'll get it for you.
Simon  - It looks like you're enjoy your new cell phone.
Betty  - I am! Thanks again for helping me choose one.
Simon  - You're welcome.
Betty  - I love listening to music at work.
Simon  - Good. So, uh, did yuo find my package?
Betty  - Oh, right! I'm still looking.
 You know, I downloaded some music from the Internet!
Simon  - That's great.
Betty  - The Internet has a lot of music to choose from.
Simon  - Yes, it does.
Betty  - I also took some songs from my CDs and put them on my phone.
Simon  - Wow, Betty.
I didn't know you knew about these technologies.
Betty  - I didn't. Sara taught me.  Here's your package.
Simon  - Thanks.
Betty  - Oh, hey! This is my favorite song!
Listen! I'll play it on my phone's speakers!



00:00  Music lesson.
-  Sara is at home.
   She is having a music lesson.
   Sara's teacher, Chris, plays a scale.
   Sara watches Chris.
   Then Sara plays the scale.
   But she plays a lot of wrong notes.
   Chris plays the scale for Sara again.
   Then Sara tries again.
   This time, she plays the right notes.
Chris  - Good job, Sara.  These scales aren't easy.
Practice them some more this week.
Sara  - OK.
Chris  - Now let's play a song.  Which one are you practicing?
Sara  - I'm practicing this one.
Chris  - Good.  Play that one for me.
Very nice, Sara.  But be careful of your rhythm.  Don't rush.
Sara  - Oh, OK.
Chris  - Start again.
Chris  - Great, Sara.  You are a really good piano player.
Sara  - Thanks, Chris. You are a good teacher.
Chris  - Maybe you can be a music teacher one day, too.
Sara  - Do you really think so?
Chris  - Yes. You are smart. And you are kind.
You can be a good teacher.
Sara  - Thanks, Chris!
Hey, can you play one of your songs for me.
I like your music.
Chris  - Sure.
02:09  Small Town.
Simon - Are you serious?
You really think "Can't  Buy Me Love" is the best Beatles song?
Renee - Well, maybe it's not the best.
But it's definitely better than "Twist and Shout".
Simon - You're wrong.
Max - Hey, guys. What are you talking a bout?
Simon - We're talking about The Beatles.
Renee - What's your favorite Beatles song?
Max - Hmm. Probably "Can't Buy Me Love".
Renee - Ha!
Simon - You to are crazy.
Max - Well, thanks for coming over to took at our jukebox, Simon.
Simon - No problem. What's wrong with it?
Renee - It keeps playing the wrong songs.
 Yesterday, Mrs. Moore wanted to listen to a classical song.
Max - She almost feel off the stage when the jukebox started playing rock music.
Simon - That's funny. Well, let me look at it.
Renee - How are you doing, honey?
Simon - I'm fine. I'm organizing the jukebox's CDs a little.
It has a lot of different kinds of music. I forgot about that.
Renee - There's something for everyone. There's jazz, country, blues...
Simon - The Beatles.
Renee - Don't forget Elvis.
Simon - Yes! Max loves Elvis.

Monday, October 21, 2013

00:00   Saturday, saturday.
01:22  Conversation Replay:
01:30  Music lesson.
-  Sara is at home.
   She is having a music lesson.
   Sara's teacher, Chris, plays a scale.
   Sara watches Chris.
   Then Sara plays the scale.
   But she plays a lot of wrong notes.
   Chris plays the scale for Sara again.
   Then Sara tries again.
   This time, she plays the right notes.
Chris  - Good job, Sara.  These scales aren't easy.
Practice them some more this week.
Sara  - OK.
Chris  - Now let's play a song.  Which one are you practicing?
Sara  - I'm practicing this one.
Chris  - Good.  Play that one for me.
Very nice, Sara.  But be careful of your rhythm.  Don't rush.
Sara  - Oh, OK.
Chris  - Start again.
Chris  - Great, Sara.  You are a really good piano player.
Sara  - Thanks, Chris. You are a good teacher.
Chris  - Maybe you can be a music teacher one day, too.
Sara  - Do you really think so?
Chris  - Yes. You are smart. And you are kind.
You can be a good teacher.
Sara  - Thanks, Chris!
Hey, can you play one of your songs for me.
I like your music.
Chris  - Sure.
03:28  Small Town.
Simon - Are you serious?
You really think "Can't  Buy Me Love" is the best Beatles song?
Renee - Well, maybe it's not the best.
But it's definitely better than "Twist and Shout".
Simon - You're wrong.
Max - Hey, guys. What are you talking a bout?
Simon - We're talking about The Beatles.
Renee - What's your favorite Beatles song?
Max - Hmm. Probably "Can't Buy Me Love".
Renee - Ha!
Simon - You to are crazy.
Max - Well, thanks for coming over to took at our jukebox, Simon.
Simon - No problem. What's wrong with it?
Renee - It keeps playing the wrong songs.
 Yesterday, Mrs. Moore wanted to listen to a classical song.
Max - She almost feel off the stage when the jukebox started playing rock music.
Simon - That's funny. Well, let me look at it.
Renee - How are you doing, honey?
Simon - I'm fine. I'm organizing the jukebox's CDs a little.
It has a lot of different kinds of music. I forgot about that.
Renee - There's something for everyone. There's jazz, country, blues...
Simon - The Beatles.
Renee - Don't forget Elvis.
Simon - Yes! Max loves Elvis.
05:02  Small Town.
Max - Simon, my good man. How is the jukebox coming along?
Simon - It's just fine.  I finished organizing the CDs.
There are some great CDs in there.
Max - There really are.  I like almost every album in there.
Simon - You do, huh?  What about the boy band albums?
Do you like them?
Max - Sure!  They're fun.  Sara really liked those when she was younger.
Renee - Simon, weren't you in a boy band in college?
Simon - Renee.
Renee - What was the name of your band again, honey?
Simon - The Pop Rocks. We sang pop music.
Renee - They danced, too.
Max - That's great. Will you  sing a song for us now, Simon?
Simon - Uh, no.
Max - Why not? Simon! Simon! Sing a song!
Simon - No.
Renee - Come on, honey. Please!
 You'll really make my day.
Simon - Oh, all right.
Renee - Yay! Go honey!
06:27  Small Town.
Simon  - Hi, Betty. Betty?
Betty  - Oh, hi, Simon! I'm listening to music on my cell phone.
Simon  - I thought so. That's a cool feature, isn't it?
Betty  - It is! I can put these earphones in my ears, and listen to music any time.
And no one else can hear it.
Simon  - But then you can't hear anything else.
You didn't hear me come in.
Betty  - I know.  Sorry. Maybe the volume is too high.
Simon  - Hey, did a packege come for me?
Betty  - I think so. I'll get it for you.
Simon  - It looks like you're enjoy your new cell phone.
Betty  - I am! Thanks again for helping me choose one.
Simon  - You're welcome.
Betty  - I love listening to music at work.
Simon  - Good. So, uh, did yuo find my package?
Betty  - Oh, right! I'm still looking.
 You know, I downloaded some music from the Internet!
Simon  - That's great.
Betty  - The Internet has a lot of music to choose from.
Simon  - Yes, it does.
Betty  - I also took some songs from my CDs and put them on my phone.
Simon  - Wow, Betty.
I didn't know you knew about these technologies.
Betty  - I didn't. Sara taught me.  Here's your package.
Simon  - Thanks.
Betty  - Oh, hey! This is my favorite song!
Listen! I'll play it on my phone's speakers!
08:26  On The Go.
  - instrument
  - violin
  - string
  - ensemble
  - snakeskin
  - sew, rope
  - shape
  - expert
  - musician
  - bow
 - chopstick
  - classical
15:12  Song Time
The Weather Report.

Sunday, October 20, 2013



00:00  Calendar Phrase:
I downloaded some songs for you.
Boy.  Hey, Marie. I downloaded some songs for you.
Girl. Really?  Thanks, Dan!
Boy.  Yes. I know you like pop music. So I downloaded some songs for you.
Girl.  Wow.  That's really sweet. Guess what?
Boy.  What?  I downloaded some songs for you, too!
Girl.  Really? Thanks! Do you want to listen to these songs together?
Girl.  Sure!