ESL Lesson #45 - A Missed Performance

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A Missed Performance
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STEP 1: LISTEN TO THE AUDIO

My older sister called to apologize. She missed my dance recital last night. She knew that I practiced for months and it was really important to me. She meant to be there but she had an emergency to deal with. She had a class project that was due this morning. They had to redo their presentation after her classmate's computer broke. She was the only person with the finished file. My sister had a printed version of it, but they still had a lot of work to do. They stayed at the library until after midnight. I heard that my sister was really upset that she couldn't go to the recital. She felt really bad about it. I told her I was fine, but she kept apologizing. My dad recorded the performance on his camera. So we are going to watch the video of my recital together at a later time. She is such a sweet sister.


STEP 2: STUDY VOCABULARY

Watch a slide show of all the vocabulary words in this lesson.



If you would like more vocabulary practice, go to the vocabulary flashcard page and study each word separately. After studying the vocabulary, practice speaking in the next ESL study session.

Vocabulary FlashcardSpeaking Practice
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