This is the 24th episode of Let's Learn English. Anna discovers a festival - the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. What does she learn there about Basque culture?
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Let's Learn English - Lesson 24: Yesterday Was Amazing!:
|Anna||Yesterday was the most amazing day. I want to tell my friend back home about it. So, I am writing her a letter!|
|Life in Washington, D.C. is interesting. I see something new every day -- like yesterday. Yesterday started like a usual work day.|
|Anna||I said, "Yesterday started like a usual work day."|
|Anna's voice||I was at work. And I wanted a break. So, I walked and walked … and walked. Then, I saw something! It was a festival -- a big festival!|
|Anna||It is the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.|
|Anna's voice||Yes. It was the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Every year the festival shows different cultures. This year one of the cultures was the Basque culture.|
|There was dancing and food and games!”|
|Anna||I am dancing a traditional Basque dance.|
|Anna's voice||At the festival, I danced a traditional Basque dance!|
|Anna||They are cooking traditional Basque food.|
|Anna's voice||They cooked a lot of traditional Basque food.|
|Anna||They are playing a game. It’s a kind of handball. What do they call it? They call it pilota!|
|Anna's voice||They played a game with their hands and a small ball. It’s a kind of handball. But this game is called pilota.|
|Anna||This is beautiful! This is traditional Basque art.|
|Anna||They are making a traditional Basque ship. This festival is a lot of fun!|
|Anna's voice||The whole day was a lot of fun!|
|Anna||Who said that? I want to write my friends and tell them about my day!|
|Anna||… So, I wanted to tell you about my day! Please, my friend, come visit Washington, D.C. soon. There is a lot to do! Until next time … Anna.|
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