STEP 1: LISTEN TO THE AUDIO
STEP 2: STUDY VOCABULARY
I have my first babysitting job this weekend. I will be watching my cousin for several days. My aunt and uncle are going on a weeklong trip. They rented an oceanfront condo on the beach. They are going to celebrate their ten-year anniversary. My aunt and uncle trust me to take care of their eight-year-old daughter. They know I am responsible teenager. My mother will also be home with us just in case of an emergency. I made a list of things we can do. We can play games and watch age-appropriate movies. My cousin is creative, so I want to take her to a pottery-painting studio. She is very sweet and well-behaved, so there shouldn't be any problems. We get along really well. I remember when she was born. She was so tiny. She was a premature baby. Now she is healthy and strong. She is so special to all of us. While she is staying with us, we are going to take her back-to-school shopping. We love to look for end-of-summer bargains. We've also been having record-breaking heat, so we'll go swimming at the community pool. We're going to have a great time together.
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.