Lesson 16b

Lisa does London: New verb tenses!

Level: Pre-Intermediate
Lesson 16 portrait where we see Dennis the Interviewer in the middle, Lisa the interviewee on the left, and my French wife Valerie on the right
Lesson contents:
  • Introduction to the near future.
  • How long for lengths of time.
  • The use of you guys as the plural of "you" for both men & women.

Always watch the video several times without subtitles first. Train your ears! Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this simple rule.

Exercises for this lesson:
How to do the lessons:
  1. Watch the video without subtitles.
  2. Do all the Exercises.
  3. Come back to this page.
  4. Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!

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Lisa does London

Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1

Same video with Precise Subtitles



Lisa tells us that she and her friend Andrea actually wanted to go to Paris (not London) on their vacation, but their friends in New York told them that the French don't like Americans. This is why we titled this lesson 16b because it follows lesson 16 concerning the French.
Our filming team during this trip to the UK included a French woman, so the interviewer gets a direct French opinion on the matter, with Lisa, in the video.

This is Lisa's first trip outside of the USA. She's from Staten Island, one of the 5 boroughs of New York City, and has a typical New York City accent.

As you will see, she's really funny.

What does Lisa do back home in New York? She works in Andrea's nail shop.
The expression 'Fingernail art' is a way to explain the best work done in decorating mostly female finger nails as we see here.