It's a Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Anna is bored. She finds something interesting to do when she hears music playing.
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|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 show because 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 on a Sunday in Washington, D.C. -- some usual, some unusual.|
|Anna||Today, I am not bored because … it is William Shakespeare’s birthday!|
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