Part 1 – Watch and practice along with this Speaking Practice Video
Part 2 – Watch and practice along with this Pronunciation Practice Video
Part 3 – Listen, read, and practice along with the audio player and dialogue below
Anna: Hello! In Washington D.C. there are many things to do on a Sunday afternoon. I like to exercise. I like to shop. I like to garden. But today I feel bored. When I feel bored I always look for something unusual to do! I hear music. Let’s go see! What is going on here?
Rebecca: It’s a big birthday party for the writer William Shakespeare.
Anna: This is a party for William Shakespeare?
Anna: This is a drum band. I never listen to a drum band. But today I am listening to a drum band because it’s Shakespeare’s birthday!
Anna: This is a puppet show. I never watch puppet shows. But today I am watching a puppet showbecause it’s Shakespeare’s birthday!
Anna: My clothes are usual. His clothes are unusual.
Anna: In Washington, D.C. seeing a politician or even the President is usual. Seeing the Queen of England is very unusual! Your majesty!
Anna: This is sword fighting. I never sword fight. But today I am sword fighting because it’s Shakespeare’s birthday!
Anna: There are many things to do in Washington, D.C. — some usual, some unusual.
Anna: Today, I am not bored because … it is William Shakespeare’s birthday!
Part 4: Watch the “Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!” Video Lesson
Hello students! When is your birthday? How do you celebrate your birthday? Here’s Lesson 13, “Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!”. Watch the video closely, repeat with the video, and take good notes. This will help you increase your English communication and comprehension fluency. After you finish with the video lesson, don’t forget to leave us a message about what you’ve learned in the comments section below.
Part 5 – Take the “Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!” Lesson 13 Online Quiz