(In the classroom)
Ms. Chen: Today, Ethan will share his learning tips with us.
Ethan: I'm happy to be here. Does anyone have any questions?
Patty: Do you spend much time studying or preparing for a quiz?
Ethan: Not really. Soccer practice takes a lot of my time. In fact, if it doesn't rain tomorrow, I'll practice for at least two hours.
Kevin: You do well in every subject and always get good grades. How do you do it?
Ethan: I listen carefully and take notes in class. If I don't understand something, I'll ask the teacher right away.
Patty: I often fail English quizzes because I can't memorize new words. Although I spend lots of time studying them, I forget them easily. What should I do?
Ethan: You can make word cards and carry them with you, so you can read them often.
Patty: I tried that before, but it didn't work for me. What else can I try?
Ethan: You can read the new words out loud several times. Listening to your own voice will help you memorize them.
Patty: Thanks, Ethan. I'll give it a try.
- tip [tɪp] n.
These cooking tips can help you make the dishes more delicious.
- anyone [ˋɛnɪ͵wʌn] pron.
Don't tell anyone the secret.
- question [ˋkwɛstʃən] n.
May I ask you a question?
- soccer [ˋsɑkɚ] n.
Soccer is very popular in Brazil.
- if [ɪf] conj.
We won't go on a picnic if it rains on Sunday.
- grade [gred] n.
She always got good grades in English.
- take notes [tek nots]
I don't have the habit of taking notes in class.
- understand [͵ʌndɚˋstænd] v.
Do you understand our plan now?
- at least [æt list]
You should at least give me a call.
- fail [fel] v.
James failed the English exam again.
- quiz [kwɪz] n.
We will have a quiz tomorrow.
- although [ɔlˋðo] conj.
Although she was sick, she went to school early today.
- forget [fɚˋgɛt] v.
Don't forget to take out the trash.
- several [ˋsɛvərəl] adj.
There are several cartoon movies playing in the theater now.
- voice [vɔɪs] n.
She has a beautiful voice.