Lesson 2.22.4 – Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Here is Level 2, Lesson 22: “Trash to Treasure, Part 2” adapted from VOA Learning English.

  1. Listen, read, translate if needed, and practice along with the audio player and dialogue below.

Sue: Welcome to class, Anna. I can’t wait to see your trash!

Sue: Oh, okay. Alright, it’s a — it’s a net with a … oh, it’s got a hole in it. Tell me about that.

Anna: This net said to me, “Anna, I used to catch stuff. I don’t anymore. So, use me, Anna.” That’s what it said. It said, “Use me, Anna.”

Sue: Okay. So…it’s a plastic helmet.

Anna: This plastic helmet said, “Anna. Hey, Anna, find me a head.”

Sue: Okay, um…and a broken toy.

Anna: This broken toy … this broken toy said to me – it said, “Anna, help me find fun.” “Help me, Anna” is what it said.

Sue: Anna, this stuff is not saying anything to you or me or anyone. It’s what we like to call in the business … garbage.

Anna: But you said to bring in trash.

Sue: Sometimes trash is treasure. Sometimes it’s just trash.

Sue: Anna, don’t worry. Next week, I could teach you decoupage.

Anna: Decoupage. Decoupage. That’s fun to say.

Sue: All you need to bring is a clean shoe box. A box that held shoes.

Anna: I got it. I got it! See you next week!

Prof. Bot: Ut oh. It looks like Anna doesn’t know the difference between treasure and trash. She thinks those things are telling her something!

Prof. Bot: The words tell and say have similar meanings. But we use them in different ways.

Prof Bot: Tellmeans “to inform or instruct someone with words” and is almost always followed by an indirect object. For example, Sue says, “Tell me about that.”

Prof. Bot: The word me is the indirect object and tells us who is being told.

Prof. Bot: Saymeans “to express something with words” and focuses more on the words used. For example, Anna says, “That’s what it said. It said, ‘Use me, Anna.’”

Prof. Bot: Listen for when Anna and Sue use tell and say.

Sue: Anna, welcome to Decoupage class. Decoupage is just gluing pretty pictures onto stuff.

(Sue gets a phone call.)

Sue: Anna, I’ve got to talk to this person. I’ll be right back. Don’t start without me.

Anna: Got it.

(Sue leaves to take her phone call. Anna gets glue everywhere. She becomes covered with glue and paper.)

Anna: Okay. I can fix this.

Sue: Anna, what happened? I told you to wait for me!

Anna: Actually, you told me not to start without you, which I didn’t. Your glue is really sticky.

Sue: Next week, let’s try lamp making. There’s – there’s no glue. Here’s a flier.

Anna: Thanks. See you next week.

Sue: Anna, you did really well this week. I think lamp making might be your thing!

Anna: Thanks, Sue. I did everything you told me to do.

Sue: Remember: I said to read the instructions really carefully. Where are those instructions?

Anna: Let’s just plug it in!

(Anna plugs in the lamp and, suddenly, the city loses electricity.)

Anna: So, what class will you be teaching next week?

Prof. Bot: Too bad Anna didn’t follow instructions!

2. Watch the Lesson 22: “Trash to Treasure, Part 2” American English video lesson.

3. Take the Lesson 22: “Trash to Treasure, Part 2” quiz to check your American English knowledge. Click here to take the quiz.

4. Answer the following question in the comments section below:

Explain how to make something, such as a dish you like to cook, a craft item or a simple toy.

7 thoughts on “Lesson 2.22.4 – Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello, I am Albertine
    I did the quiz and scored 100% meaning I have answered 4 correct answers from total 4 questions. it was really interested.
    Thank you

  2. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Very interesting lesson also video with Ana.
    In the quiz my score was 4/4.
    Thank you very much Maestro Sersea.

  3. Hello , hind from Iraq.
    My score was 1/4
    More time I would like hand made from garbage by I want to recycle the material and safe the world because pollution and dryness happens by nature’s misuse .

  4. Greetings to all
    Explain how to make something, such as a dish you like to cook, a craft item or a simple toy.

    Well, I like to prepare pasta frecuently. So, there are 3 simple steps to cooking pasta.
    i. Cook pasta in lots of water. you must use enough water to allow the pasta to move around and not stick together.
    ii. Salt your water. Salting your water enhances the pasta’s flavor and seasons it simply.
    iii. Time and taste test your pasta. Do not overcook!
    You’ve heard the phrase “Al Dente” when referring to perfectly cooked pasta. The texture needs to be “tender but firm” when you bite the pasta. There must be a slight resistance to the bite.
    About the quiz: I just reached 2 of 4 in this opportunity. What a pity!, I´ll do it better.
    Thank you Maestro

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