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English Prepositions Made Easy Season 1 Lesson 13 - Will Your Stomach Interrupt this American Show?
INTRODUCTION
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to EnglishClass101.com. This is English Prepositions Made Easy Season 1 Lesson 13 - Will Your Stomach Interrupt this American Show? John Here.
Becky: Hey I'm Becky.
John: In this lesson, you’ll learn the prepositions “before,” “after” and “during”. The conversation takes place at home.
Becky: It's between Kate and Sean.
John: The speakers are friends, so they will use informal English. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Kate: I have tickets for a play tomorrow evening. Do you want to come?
Sean: Sure! What time does it start?
Kate: It starts at 6pm. Should we get something to eat before the show?
Sean: I have work, so I won't have time. We can eat after.
Kate: Okay. I hope my stomach doesn't start growling during the show.
Sean: Maybe you should eat a snack.
John: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Kate: I have tickets for a play tomorrow evening. Do you want to come?
Sean: Sure! What time does it start?
Kate: It starts at 6pm. Should we get something to eat before the show?
Sean: I have work, so I won't have time. We can eat after.
Kate: Okay. I hope my stomach doesn't start growling during the show.
Sean: Maybe you should eat a snack.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
John: Kate and Sean are trying to work out plans for a night out.
Becky: I wonder what play they’re going to see?
John: I hope it’s a good one! What’s a typical plan for a night out in the States?
Becky: I think the most popular places are bars, restaurants, and clubs.
John: Yeah, they’re great places to socialize. There’s so many of them and you don’t need to buy tickets.
Becky: Some restaurants might need a reservation.
John: I guess going to a play, concert, or musical is less common and more of a special occasion.
Becky: For most people, yes. Another popular evening out is going to a sports game.
John: Yeah, there’s plenty of sports to watch and play after work!
Becky: It’s good to see families out together in the evenings.
John: You’ll also see groups of friends or couples out, too.
Becky: Whoever you want to go with, and whatever you want to do, you can do it in America!
John: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
John: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Becky: ticket [natural native speed]
John: a piece of paper that allows you entry to an attraction or event
Becky: ticket[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: ticket [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Becky: evening [natural native speed]
John: the time of day after 6 or 7 o'clock but before night
Becky: evening[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: evening [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Becky: to come [natural native speed]
John: to move or go towards a place near the speaker
Becky: to come[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: to come [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Becky: time [natural native speed]
John: a moment measured in hours and minutes
Becky: time[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: time [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Becky: start [natural native speed]
John: to begin doing something
Becky: start[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: start [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Becky: something [natural native speed]
John: a thing that isn't specified or is unknown
Becky: something[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: something [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Becky: to eat [natural native speed]
John: to consume food
Becky: to eat[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: to eat [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Becky: show [natural native speed]
John: a play, stage performance, or concert
Becky: show[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: show [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Becky: stomach [natural native speed]
John: an internal organ where food is digested
Becky: stomach[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: stomach [natural native speed]
John: And last...
Becky: growl [natural native speed]
John: a low sound an animal makes when threatened
Becky: growl[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Becky: growl [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
John: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word is...
Becky: evening
John: ...meaning "the time of day after 6 or 7 o'clock but before night." What can you tell us about this word, Becky?
Becky: We can split the day into 4 broad categories: morning, afternoon, evening and night.
John: With evening being that time starting around 6 or 7 o’clock and running until…?
Becky: There’s not really a set time! Maybe around 9 or 10, but you can hear it being used until later than that.
John: And there is a greeting too - “good evening.”
Becky: Yeah. Sometimes you’ll hear that at night, as saying “good night” sounds much more like a goodbye than a greeting.
John: Can you give us an example using this word?
Becky: Sure. For example, you can say “I study English every evening.”
John: ...which means "I study English every day after 6pm but before nighttime." Okay, what's the next word?
Becky: Something
John: ...meaning "a thing that isn't specified or is unknown." That’s a pretty non-specific definition. Can you tell us more about this word?
Becky: “Something” is a pronoun, and you can use it in the same way you’d use a noun.
John: What is it used for?
Becky: If you want to eat, but don’t know what, you can say “I want to eat something.”
John: So you’re not specifying what you want.
Becky: And it fits into the sentence like a noun would. “I want to eat pizza.”
John: Can you give us an example using this word?
Becky: Sure. For example, you can say, “My throat is dry, I need something to drink.”
John: Okay, what's the next word?
Becky: Show
John: ...meaning "a staged performance" What can you tell us about this?
Becky: You can use “show” to mean a play, concert, musical...
John: anything that is staged.
Becky: Yes. You often hear people say “enjoy the show” instead of “enjoy the concert” for example.
John: And there’s that famous idiom “the show must go on.”
Becky: That’s right. That means that even if there are problems, you must carry on.
John: Can you give us an example using this word?
Becky: Sure. For example, you can say, “The show was amazing.”
John: ...which means "The performance was amazing." Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

John: In this lesson, you'll learn about the prepositions “before,” “after” and “during”. We have three more prepositions to knock down in this lesson.
Becky: So let’s get started!
John: Okay! First on our list is “before.”
Becky: This is a preposition of time. It’s used for order, to say that one thing happened earlier than something else.
John: Let’s take an example. At 5:30, I will study. At 6pm, I will have dinner. How would we use “before” in this situation?
Becky: We can say “Before I have dinner, I will study.” Or, “I will study before I have dinner.” Either pattern is fine.
John: The important part is “before I have dinner.”
Becky: Yes. That little clause shows that dinner is the second of the two actions.
John: Let’s hear another example.
Becky: “The essay must be submitted before Tuesday.” Here it isn’t an action, but a time - “before Tuesday.”
John: Now, let’s look at “after.”
Becky: We use “after” to say that one thing will happen later than something else. It’s the opposite of “before”.
John: Let’s take the same example we used earlier - “At 5:30, I will study. At 6pm, I will have dinner.”
Becky: “After I study, I will have dinner.” “I will have dinner, after I study.”
John: Here, the important part is “after I study.”
Becky: It shows that “study” is the first of the two actions.
John: Do you have another example using “after?”
Becky: Always! “I always drink water after running.”
John: And finally for this lesson, is “during.”
Becky: We use “during” to say something is happening within a period of time. This can’t be used with verbs, only nouns.
John: Back to our example again. This time, I’ll eat dinner from 5pm to 6pm. And at 5:30 I’ll study.
Becky: We can say “During dinner, I will study.” Or, “I will study during dinner.”
John: Again, the important part is “during dinner.”
Becky: This shows that “dinner” is the longer period of time and it is a noun.
John: Can you give us another example?
Becky: “Everyone was silent during the movie.”
John: Listeners, make sure to check the Lesson Notes PDF for more examples and information about these prepositions.

Outro

John: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Becky: Bye

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Hi Listeners! Try making a sentence using each one of the prepositions we learned on this lesson.

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Hi, this lesson is very good for me .I can see all words and new wocabulary words.I can andestand 99 %.In lesson 447 I andestood only 10%