Learning English with VOA

World News – VOA Special English – VOA60 Nov. 14, 2019

Everyday conversation – Let’s Learn English Lesson 25: Watch Out!

Everyday Grammar – Be supposed to…

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  1. Lord, we will complete this lesson before going to sleep.
    Please help me focus on studying.

    1. News
     The former president of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in April. A pro-democracy movement is responsible for his resignation. The interim president Abdelkader Bensalah, a Bouteflika loyalist announced a presidential election for December. But the protesters want him and the ruling elite to leave before a vote takes place.

    Cựu tổng thống Algeria,Abdelaziz Bouteflika, đã từ chức vào tháng Tư.
    Phong trào dân chủ chịu trách nhiệm cho sự từ chức của ông. Tổng thống lâm thời Abdelkader Bensalah, một người trung thành với Bouteflika đã công bố cuộc bầu cử tổng thống vào tháng 12. Nhưng những người biểu tình muốn ông và giới cầm quyền rời đi trước khi cuộc bầu cử diễn ra

    ELITE /iˈliːt/ (n) describes the people who have the most wealth, success and power in a society. It is a group that is seen as being better in term of abilities or qualities to other groups.
    Ex: Public opinion is influenced by a small elite who control the media.

    New words:
    • Pro-democracy movement (n) phong trào dân chủ
    • Interim /ˈɪn.t̬ɚ.ɪm/ (adj) tạm thời
    Interim solution (n) giải pháp tạm thời.
    Interim president (n) tổng thống lâm thời
    • Ruling elite (n) giới chức cầm quyền.

    2. Daily conversation
    A: Hello from Washington, DC! This city has many monuments and memorials. Today, I am visiting the ones built in memory of our presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt. I want to learn more about them.
    Hey! Watch out!
    B: Sorry, I didn’t see you.
    A: You were not looking. You should be more careful.
    B: I know, I should be careful.But this game is really fun.
    A: What kind of game?
    B: You have to find things that aren’t really there?
    A: How can you find things that aren’t really there.
    B: They’re in your phone. See?
    A: I see. It’s like a scavenger hunt.
    B: That’s right.
    A: I don’t have time for games. I want to learn about US presidents.
    B: Then you should play this game. When you find an American symbol, you win points. And a fun fact about US president .
    A: I have time for this game.
    B: Here are the symbols that I caught: The statue of Liberty for 20 points, Uncle Sam for 40 points and the American flag for 60 points.
    A: What symbol are you looking for now?
    B: I am looking for a bald eagle. That is 100 points. It should be near Washington Monument.
    A: This game is awesome.
    B: You ought to buy the app right now. It’s called “Catch Americana”.
    A: Got it. Catch Americana. Thanks. Good luck.
    B: Good luck to you too!
    A: This is the Jefferson Memorial. I know that Thomas Jefferson signed the Declaration of Independence! Now, where is that symbol? Here it is. My first one. It’s an American flag. I won 60 points. An American flag works well for Thomas Jefferson.
    I see lots of American flags on Independence Day! Where is my Jefferson fun fact?
    In his lifetime, Thomas Jefferson wrote about 19,000 letters. I did not know that.
    Where is the next symbol?
    3. Grammar
    BE SUPPOSED TO shows the idea that someone expects st to happen and used to talk about
     Scheduled events -> My tasks are supposed to complete before 11:00 pm.
     The correct way of doing something -> You are supposed to listen and read carefully.
     Expected behavior -> My boss is supposed to become a motivated person.
    NOTE: BE SUPPOSED TO is always used in either present tense (is/are) or the past tense (was/were)

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