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Obama Party

Obama Party

Date: Jan 20 2009

Themes: History

Grammar: Present Progressive Tense

簡介

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Today is the day. Barack Obama becomes president of the US today.

His inauguration is going to be one of the biggest events in the history of the US. Hundreds of thousands of people are coming from all over the country to Washington DC to attend the event. There will be so many people there that most of them won’t be able to see Obama speak. But they will hear him and they just want to be there. It’s sort of like the opening ceremony at the Olympics in Beijing.

The inauguration takes place early in the morning, but Jason is up and excited. Listen to him call Devan on the phone.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. 學習 - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Devan

Devan

Jason

Jason

Devan:  Hello?

Jason:  Dude, today’s the big day.

Devan:  I’m so excited. This is, like, almost as exciting as election day.

Jason:  Do you know anyone who’s going? Do you know anyone who’s there?

Devan:  Um, I don’t know. But I’ve been watching on TV all the celebrities that are gonna be there, like Oprah and Beyonce.

Jason:  It sounds crazy, like, people from all over the country are going to it. There’s just going to be so many people.

Devan:  Yeah. It’s gonna be even more people than were at election day. I don’t know how many…was there like 300,000 people?

Jason:  Wow. I remember you almost got crushed in a rally with, like, 70,000 people. So I can barely imagine…

Devan:  Yeah, and that was just in Portland, Oregon, so just imagine how many people are going to be at the actual inauguration. It’s so exciting. This is, like, a huge moment in history, you know?

Jason:  Yeah. Because, like, election night, we didn’t know how it was going to end at the start of it. Today you wake up and you’re like, “I can’t wait!”

Devan:  It’s like the beginning of a new era. Well, do you want to come over and watch it on TV with me?

Jason:  Do you think I can make it in time?

Devan:  Well, if you hurry and get over here right now, we can watch it together.

Jason:  Sweet. I’ll be right there.

Devan:  OK. Bye.

 

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討論

Jason and Devan don’t personally know anyone who is going to the inauguration, but it seems like every American celebrity will be there. They can’t imagine the size of the crowd. 300,000 people saw Obama speak on election night and they didn’t even know for sure if he would win when they showed up!

Jason decides to rush over to Devan’s place to try to watch the inauguration on TV. What was the biggest moment in the recent history of your country? What does Obama’s inauguration mean to you?

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mossavi

mossavi

Afghanistan

WOW, THAT IS A BIG NOMBER OF PEOPLE.

 

07:32 AM Apr 05 2010 |

snmudallal

snmudallal

France

jason, i don't think that u will make it in time because u always arive late.

02:05 PM Feb 13 2010 |

ldarvenyashki@abv.bg

Bulgaria

I am sure he will be able to save the US fro the global financial crisis.

I mean it.

06:08 PM Dec 08 2009 |

sureshsingh12

India

1. Learn Vocabulary – Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

 

2. Read and Prepare – Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Today is the day. Barack Obama becomes president of the US today.

His inauguration is going to be one of the biggest events in the history of the US. Hundreds of thousands of people are coming from all over the country to Washington DC to attend the event. There will be so many people there that most of them won’t be able to see Obama speak. But they will hear him and they just want to be there. It’s sort of like the opening ceremony at the Olympics in Beijing.

The inauguration takes place early in the morning, but Jason is up and excited. Listen to him call Devan on the phone.

11:35 AM Nov 18 2009 |

lovelyripple

China

i cant wait

09:49 AM Jun 14 2009 |

terryz30

terryz30

China

02:14 AM Jan 29 2009 |

scofieldchung

China

I can’t wait too…

03:21 PM Jan 28 2009 |

Amido Hernan Rios

Colombia

it will be a very special event for the whole world and people in their houses will be watching his act of possession

08:44 PM Jan 26 2009 |

AngSeeker

Algeria

We had the same course at the conversation class hahaha lol

05:12 PM Jan 25 2009 |

terryz30

terryz30

China

cool

08:54 AM Jan 25 2009 |

lashka

lashka

Georgia

Cool

06:46 PM Jan 24 2009 |

lashka

lashka

Georgia

oh i think hi will be guide well America

so be friendly whith him….

:))))))))))

06:45 PM Jan 24 2009 |

aljalal2

United Arab Emirates

Hi that's me

06:15 AM Jan 23 2009 |

aljalal2

United Arab Emirates

Hi that;s me jalal love to have friends..

06:04 AM Jan 23 2009 |

Marialinda

Colombia

I don’t think so, he can’t change things one day to an other easily. But it is sure that he is better than Bush. You will see

06:27 PM Jan 22 2009 |

avril girl

avril girl

China

well,i saw Obama's Inauguration on TV.so many American were going to see Obama there.I couldn't imagine the inauquration was so pageantry.

10:38 AM Jan 22 2009 |

Logan86

Poland

Thanks for reasonable opinion on Obama.

For now his "special" only for the color of his skin. Will he prove  himself capable enough to lead America through the storm?

I hope so but I'm not going to cry because he's just another politician in fact, HE IS NOT A MESSIAH!

08:16 AM Jan 22 2009 |

terryz30

terryz30

China

good luck

03:06 AM Jan 22 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I was watched inauguration on TV and it's beautiful performance,and how many people had been there that's amazing. It start new era in the American and world history. 

08:27 PM Jan 21 2009 |

mamuda89

mamuda89

Niger

thak you for your replay i am very happy my dear barak obama you are the best may god keep you happy all the time

06:28 PM Jan 21 2009 |

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