3.31.4: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Greetings, students. Now that you’re in Year 3 of your American English studies, you will be able to read, and listen about one of VOA’s “Arts and Culture” articles, which explore music, pop culture, society, and life in the United States of America as well as in countries all over the world. You are encouraged to carefully read the article and the vocabulary words, as well as listen to the article.  Finally, you are invited to share what you learned by discussing why this article is important and meaningful in the comments section below.

Directions: Read the article and study the vocabulary below.

Directions: Listen to the audio recording of the article.

Directions: Share your insights about why this article is meaningful and important by writing in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “3.31.4: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello Hind from Iraq
    Official French new includes worldwide French usage
    Now , the French ministry of. Culture worked on a new kind of dictionary , that accepts the idea that many people outside of French speak the language. The language has change over time and is different in places like Ivory Coast in west Africa or Quebec in Canada compared to how it is in Paris .

  2. Lesson 3.31.4: Year 3
    VOA, Arts& Crafts.
    ” Official French Dictionary Now Include Worldwide French Usage.” March 23, 2020.
    My definition about dictionary is ”wonderful world of the words”.
    Recently the French Minister of culture worked on a new kind of dictionary. The idea is many people outside of the French speak the language over the time, the language has changed in different places like Ivory coast in West Africa. A new online dictionary includes new French words from around the world.
    French President Emmanuel Macron proposed the idea of the dictionary in 2018. It now contains about 600,000 terms. Roselyne Bechel is the French culture Minister said, the dictionary is just not for French’s 67 million citizens but for the 300 million French speakers worldwide. People can see the dictionary on the website or with an app and new words in the online dictionary will be scientifically studied by a group of experts. Some people in Paris who speak but are not from France. They liked idea of the new dictionary.
    I know a little bit French. Here are some French words.
    1) Bonjour: Hello or Good morning.
    2) Merci: Thank you.
    3) comment tutti Pell? What is your name?
    4) Silvius plait: Please.
    5) Aure Vair: Goodbye.

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