Lesson 2.23.4 – Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Here is Level 2, Lesson 23: “Rock Star” adapted from VOA Learning English.

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

Anna: Hello?

Ms. Weaver: Anna, this is Ms. Weaver.

Anna: Ms. Weaver!

Ms. Weaver: Tomorrow, you’ll be interviewing musician Emma G.

(Anna is very excited. She loves Emma G’s music.)

Anna: Emma G?! I will be talking to Emma G?!

Ms. Weaver: Anna? Anna, are you there?

Professor Bot: Anna and Ms. Weaver used the future continuous verb tense to talk about the interview.

Prof. Bot: We use future continuous to talk about actions that will be in progress at or around a time in the future.

Prof. Bot: For example, Ms. Weaver says, “Tomorrow, you’ll be interviewing musician Emma G.”

Prof. Bot: There are two options for future continuous. The first is: will be + the –ing form of the verb

Prof. Bot: And the second is: be + going to be + the –ing form of the verb. Keep watching for more!

Anna: Hello and welcome to The Music! Today, musician Emma G will be joining us here!

Anna: She is a wonderful songwriter and an amazing singer. And I love her! Let’s give a warm welcome to Emma G!

Anna: Hi. Thank you for coming on the show, Emma G.

Emma G: Of course. It’s great to be here.

Anna: Well, we can’t wait to hear you sing. I listen to your music a lot. So, I feel like I know you. Is that strange?

Emma G: Anna, listening to music can be a very personal experience. So, no, that’s not strange.

Anna: Good because I made something for you — a video scrapbook of our friendship.

Anna: I took photos of you and added myself. I worked on it all weekend.

Emma G: Well, that — that’s strange. Is that even — is that even legal?

Anna: Now, Emma, let’s talk about your schedule. Tell me … I mean, tell us exactly where you will be and when. Exactly.

Emma G: Sure. Well, in early June, I’ll be performing at several venues across Austin, Texas.

Anna: That’s my vacation week. I can meet you there! We can tour the city. We can have lunch.

Emma G: Um, yeah maybe. Then in mid-July, I’m going to be teaching at a music camp in Chicago.

Anna: I’ll be visiting my sister then. She only lives about six hours from Chicago! I could drive over. We could hang out.

Emma G: Yeah, uh maybe. You know, maybe now is a good time for some music.

Anna: That’s a great idea. Now, let’s hear a song from Emma G.!

Emma G: I wrote this song a couple of years ago. It’s called “Wary.”

Emma G: Do you believe in happy endings?

Anna: Endings…

Emma G: Do you really believe that we could be…

Anna: Be…

Emma G: I think something is wrong. I hear a voice in the background.

Anna: Sorry. Sorry, Emma. That was me. I’m just so excited.

Emma G: No problem. I’m glad you like the song.

Anna: You go ahead. You go ahead.

Emma G: Okay. Do you believe in happy endings?

(She hears a tambourine playing and looks at Anna.)

Emma G: Anna, there’s no tambourine in this.

Anna: I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry, Emma. See, I’ve always wanted to sing with you.

Emma G: Well, come on over then and we can sing a song together first.

Anna: No, I couldn’t.

Emma G: Come on. It’ll be fun.

Anna: Okay! Here. I brought my favorite song.

Emma G: Oh, uh okay. Actually, I like this song. Um, are you ready?

Anna: Yes! Yes!

Emma G: Okay.

Emma G / Anna together:

Every breath you take*
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you

I’ll be watching you
I’ll be watching you

*From “Every Breath You Take” by The Police

Music by Emma G

And now, here’s a song by Emma G called “Just Drive.” Click here to read the words. This song is not part of the lesson but just a little something for you to enjoy!

2. Watch the Lesson 23: “Rock Star” American English video lesson.

3. Take the Lesson 23: “Rock Star” quiz to check your American English knowledge. Click here to take the quiz.

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

Imagine you can meet your favorite singer or musician. Write a conversation between yourself and the singer or musician. Find out where they will be performing in the near future and tell them your own plans to attend their performances.

7 thoughts on “Lesson 2.23.4 – Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello. I’m Danijela.
    Very interesting lesson also video with Ana and Emma G.
    In the quiz my score was 4/4.
    Thank you very much Maesro Sersea.

  2. Hello Hind from Iraq.
    My score was 3/4
    I will be visiting the most famous singing in Iraq tomorrow , so I’m going to ask him , his schedule where and when he will be performing for 3 months also I would like to hear works like ,civil society activities to visit the display people in the word and i will hoping going to help them .

  3. Greetings to all
    Imagine you can meet your favorite singer or musician. Write a conversation between yourself and the singer or musician.
    Find out where they will be performing in the near future and tell them your own plans to attend their performances.

    I certainly remember meeting one of my favorite singers in a park. First, I stared at him clearly amazed. Then he smiled slightly and said to me:
    Singer) Hello sir, how are you?
    I) Oh, oh! I’m sorry, is it with me?
    Singer) Yeah man of course,
    there is no one behind you.
    I) oh yes, that’s true. I’m sorry for seeing you indiscreetly. I just really like your songs.
    Singer) Which of them do you like the most?
    I always sing “you are my beautiful wife” and dedicate it to my wife, of course. She always looks at me romantically when I sing her this song, and then I think she still loves me, and it´s wonderful because I love her still and forever, I’m sure.
    Singer) Great! that’s a wonderful reason to write a new song. It could be titled “I´ll love you forever”. Thanks man for inspiring me.
    I) Ok, no problem. It’s good for me and my wife to be the subject of your next song.
    About the quiz:
    I got 4 of 4
    Thank you Maestro

  4. Lesson 2.23.4 Year 2
    Level 2 Lesson 23 ” Rock Star” Quiz
    I got a full score.
    I liked the song by Emma G ” Just Drive”.

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