What's Arizona Like

What's Arizona Like



why don't you know because it only records 45 minutes and I haven't tested it so I don't know if it works 100% okay I'd rather use something that I know that works yeah we are using all right so this lesson is on Arizona your state my home state let's go ahead and jump into some vocabulary go ahead start with the first without words vocabulary tree bitter be a river or stream flowing into a larger river or late good yeah a tributary a tree but tributary yeah the interior gorge a narrow valley between us or month mountains typically with steep rocky walls and the stream running through it proponent the person who advocates that theory proposal or course of action yep good but blood to tato an area of fairly level high ground plateau contiguous ten contiguous contiguous sharing a common border touching contiguous cool good job on the vocab any questions nope okay nope get in so now we need to describe can I use neighboring instead of yes it depends on the context you'll see there's going to be a sentence later on that uses it I think well maybe not I don't know you'll see alright so I want you to describe these pictures in as much detail using are those your pictures yep they are my pictures look at my pretty pictures what are you gonna write on a notepad because it fits better on the screen look at that fits perfectly so the first picture that beats a cactus on probably on a hill or on the mountain and there's a beautiful landscape in the background there is a huge city as a big sentence oh okay the picture depicts a cactus with a city in the background I mean the first sentence wasn't too too bad the only thing that I would take out would be the last part the first picture depicts a cactus probably on the hill or mountain and you can put commas here right on the hill or mountain and there's a beautiful landscape in the background I will stop it there right because the last part there's a huge city is kind of just put in there the only thing that would kind of help would be if I put that but anyway good job on that let's move on to the next picture here we have some other desert fauna yeah a big three the big okay let's try to start the sentences without saying that pictured the pics you use that every time there are some trees with a lake in the foreground I can do better yeah once I get her there's some cheese plus their reflection in a lake in front of them okay so let's make some Corrections on that second one sorry it's raining and my windows open there are some trees instead of plus I would say and in the reflection and what's wrong with this word here in there are some trees and the reflection on yes on a lake in front of them yep I pretty much does it let's move on to the next one only one sentence yup this one is kinda weird sorry this picture looks kind of weird I want to see how you how you do in what I like how you pushing me to express myself quickly there's skateboard on the pedestrian bridge which probably crosses a highway a highway there's a game board on a pedestrian bridge which probably crosses a highway okay but I want you to try to describe like the pattern that the bridge has fruit you see that pattern like the way it looks all curvy try to include that maybe you can put it in the sentence you made here there's a skateboard on a maybe keeper yeah on a curved or curvy there's a skateboard on a curvy pedestrian bridge which probably crosses a highway so now you kind of have an impression that it's curvy right but the other distinguishing feature in this photo is also the shadow from the fence on the on the bridge itself yeah so if you want to go next level maybe you can talk about that as well for this bridge which crosses a highway and you can see the shadows I don't know I don't know if I would put it there I would put it somewhere else there's a skateboard on a curvy pedestrian bridge maybe over here ok those lessons started to become difficult they like that there's a skateboard on a cravat pedestrian bridge which is no no which is sad though I don't fit here I would say which is verb which is there's a verb would fit next which is bridge fed those we don't put that you would shadowed covered by the nose or you can say which has which has said those it has maybe how would you describe the shadow black lines but they're not lines they're kind of different it's kind of maybe unique which has a or an interesting shadow or there's skipper on Kirby pedestrian bridge or if you just want to make it simple which has a shadow that looks like or you can say fills in the sidewalk I'll let you do it oh so many I'll just which has a shot though that that makes it look more artistic in here I wouldn't use instead of which because you already uses it you can say and it probably crosses a highway okay there's a skateboard on a crummy pedestrian bridge which has a shadow that makes it look more artistic and it probably crosses a highway how would you describe those three pictures how would I do it yeah are you challenging no maybe for this for this one I would say there's all right same there's a longboard cuz it's a longboard situated diagonally amongst the shadow of a curvy pedestrian bridge that crosses a highway Oh way better and when when should I use amongst trying using it in a sentence now I'm not sure I know what it means so amongst uh it's between or let's let's see what the internet says it does anything about amongst what's the difference they can cause a bit of confusion they're both prepositions when do I know to the answer to this is that there is no damage demonstrate below them what demonstrate ball I don't know if that's a word to be honest cause it's like among difference of sense or function between tours yeah that's like a monk you know but amongst I think kind of gives you more the impression that it's like in it more audible it's like see it's also confusing for the next one what did you say for this one there are some trees with the reflection on the link in front of it I would say the top half of the picture has palm trees which is mirrored No then they in the bottom half nerd on the link have you thought about doing a YouTube video in which you to describe pictures these people do a pause and describe them and then show them how you describe them I think a lot of people think they know English and they they don't see how how they could become so much better yeah they they don't really push themselves to try to be more descriptive with English I mean there's different levels of English obviously and most of the time you don't need to type this sort of stuff but practicing this this kind of stuff being really descriptive and your written English helps your spoken English because you start using more you know bigger words and stuff yeah it makes you be more specific yeah yeah it really does allows you to really like communicate more efficiently if you know how to say this like things in a different way alright so let me see this one what did you say for this one cactus with the city in background yeah so what I would say was there's a stone jutting out in front of a cactus with the back drop being a sprawling City I think it it can just cut this part of the video and film yourself talking for an intro and that would be fine what do you mean just like introduce myself and say I'm describing pictures no you can say something like I had this lesson with the student and here's the difference between how I'm describing pictures and how he is okay or maybe I could just link to this part of the video of the lesson yeah but it won't look that good yeah but you know what anything takes a long time this is fast it's five minutes because then I have to explore a different another video that takes long yeah that's right reading now we got some reading all right whenever you're ready to go ahead and start Arizona is the 48th state and last of the 20 contiguous states to be admitted to the Union achieving statehood On February 14 1912 coinciding with Valentine's Day historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain it became part of independent Mexico in 1821 after being defeated in the mexican-american war Mexico City much of this territory to the United States in 1848 the southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the gets and purchase capstan purchase gets them purchase very good so it was it achieve statehood On February 14th 1912 that's like 107 years ago mm-hmm cool questions on this reading no all right now you got another reading whenever you're ready go ahead southern Arizona is known for its desert climate with very hot summers and mild winters northern Arizona features forests of pine douglas fir and spruce trees the colorado plateau mountain ranges such as the San Francisco mountains as well as large deep canyons with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snow falls there's new resource in the areas of Flagstaff alpine and Paxson in addition to the Grand Canyon Grand Canyon National Park there are several national forests national parks and national monuments cool so there's a few words that are most difficult reading I everything you know where I got it from you to know Wikipedia Oh is the best resource it's great so a few words that you mispronounced I mean to this here Douglas Douglas mountains mountains Tucson it's actually a silent see Tucson Tucson yeah the other one was national good and that's about it there was something else but let me see that's a mountain ranges I can read it again because I haven't done a very good job sure go for it something Arizona is no no southern was the other word southern southern yeah southern Arizona is known for its desert climate it very hot summers and mild winters north northern Arizona northern me she pronounced at th North turn north turn north northern no not northern northern northern ya know early turn north northern Arizona features forests of five Douglas fir and spruce trees trees trees the Colorado Plateau mountain ranges such as the San Francisco mountains as well as large deep canyons with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snow falls there are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff Alpine and the zone Tucson Tucson in addition the Grand Canyon National Park there are several national forests national parks and national monuments national national national how am I saying it national using a national should be national mention oh yeah questions on this No okay now I got some questions for you Arizonans Arizona's statehood coincides with which national holiday try reading that sentence to Arizona's every sona's space coincides with which national holiday so I noticed that when someone with British accent pronounces that word they'll say it differently but we say statehood and then they might say like state hewed yeah I can't I can't even do it I can't even speak who statehood is how we say it yeah statehood about so it coincides with which national holiday I don't know let's see oh it was in 14 February February 14th which is is there a national holiday maybe not in Romania but in America it's Valentine's Day and you get like the free date from one it's just a national holiday you know Valentine's Day like Labor Day I honestly I don't know if you get off from work a lot of places I don't know depends I don't know I don't think you do know okay how about the next question what do you know about hot dry that's it climates desert desert what do you know about hot dry desert climates I don't know nothing you don't know anything no I don't know anything if you say you don't know nothing that's two negatives that's a double negative I don't know no I don't know yeah so you don't know not not one thing like about hot dry desert climates maybe I know that rent is cheap right there compared to where compared to other cities I heard that in Nevada the rent is really small and also the taxes the rent is really low hello yeah well I guess it is because it's a desert not many people like to live in the desert but what I could tell you is it gets hot like really hot like 40 degrees Celsius and it's really dry and even at night it's still hot even if you're in the shade mm-hmm let's move on to the next question Arizona is known what for we're I'm sorry go ahead I'm listening to audiobooks and found a lot in a lot of them the degrees are in Fahrenheit so feel free to use Fahrenheit but also the Fahrenheit equivalent so how much is 40 it would be like 120 something degrees Fahrenheit okay and what's 90 90 yeah 90 degrees Fahrenheit yeah oh it's 32 degrees Celsius okay I was wrong it's about 48 so it gets up to 48 degrees well that's a desert it's crazy um but yeah next question Arizona is known for which Nash Nash which natural landmark Arizona is known for which natural landmark I think that you which we talk about two lessons ago I think or three lessons ago yeah yeah the Grand Canyon exactly yes the Grand Canyon if that picture was taken as a part of the Grand Canyon okay very good and what about the capital of Arizona what's the capital of Arizona all right it's Phoenix yeah a big hint is that map yeah and by the way I like those kind of lessons about in the US maybe I'll make more about different states but I'm pretty knowledgeable about Phoenix you know because in this way I can learn more about the US because I don't know where all the states are I mean either I mean I kind of know them but I if you give me a map with no like names I would probably be able to do like 15 10 15 max oh oh 15:51 whoa I can do way more on Romania but that's because I had a rhenium map in the fourth grade we call the states yeah but I mean I haven't really been to that many states I've been to a lot but not that many have you been to Mexico oh yeah oh yeah of course so if you look if you look really closely you can see on this map that Phoenix is not that far from Mexico it's pretty close and look there's a Gulf of California here so my family would go on weekend trips to drive from Phoenix to over here is about three hours oh it's only three hours Wow it's only three hours right so this is where we go when we want to go to the beach and it's really nice and clean and and perfect well if we want to go to the snow if you look over here Flagstaff it said that it's at a higher elevation elevation so that drive is about three or four hours and you can go snowboarding up there mm-hmm you can see the mountain range here see it kind of goes like like that diagonally across that's so cool I'll work harder on welcoat because I wanna go here yeah but lifting is you can only if you work a full-time job you can only go to Flagstaff or the beach on the weekends and you have to make it a weekend trip because it's too long to just stay there for one day to drive three hours and stay there for one day well fortunately I don't have to work I can work from anywhere if they have internet in Mexico I can work from there and of course they do of course data yeah and the cost of living isn't too high but you do need a car or get or become that reach so I can afford a driver it still kind of doesn't solve the problem of having too many cars in this world well let's talk about the Grand Canyon the Grand Canyon located in northern Northern ordered north learn Arizona located in northern Arizona the Grand Canyon is a colorful deep steep-sided Gorge carved by the Colorado River the Kenyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is largely contained in the Grand Canyon National Park one of the first national parks in the United National the National Parks in the United States president the other Theodore 12 Theodore Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Theodore Theodore Theodore Theodore Theodore Theodore yo the outer theater the other Roosevelt was a major proponent of designating the Grand Canyon area as a national park often visiting to hunt mountain lion and enjoy the scenery yet very good did you think that feature No the last time I went to a Grand Canyon I only actually been there two times one time when I was like five years old and then one time when I was like 25 or 24 Wow well I get lots of motive motivation after days less than before why because you want to go see Arizona yeah I want to go come back to the US yeah Phoenix is really up-and-coming as a city I I recommend you check it out yeah there's still some for that yeah and if you can I recommend staying in downtown Phoenix there's certain parts of I can tell you which parts of Phoenix are the best places to stay – okay I mean a lots changing now and there's been a lot of new apartment buildings being built and stuff like that but yeah anyway let's continue with this reading the canyon was created by the Colorado River cutting a channel over millions of years and is about 277 miles 446 kilometers long ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles 6 to 29 kilometres and attains a depth of more than one mile 146 kilometres Shila manners kilometers kilometers nearly 2 billion years of the Earth's history have been exposed as the result exposes the Colorado River and it's tributaries cut through layer after layer of sediment as the Colorado Plateau uplifted yep very good questions on this reading No okay so I'm having yeah so this this next one is gonna be really difficult I can tell you that right now I tried to do it myself and it was really hard so if it's too hard we can i'll give you hints I Rosanna is one of the four corner southwestern states Arizona is one of the I would say output maybe this is one of the as one of the southwestern States is one of the Southwest what is one of the southwestern states in the United States I need a cheat I won't look tell me when to look back okay you can look back okay is in the southwestern see if you can continue from there Arizona is one of the southwest oh sorry woman is in the southwestern corner of the United States no not corner is in the southwestern look for a noun the proper noun southwestern State sure but something else comes right before States you like yes Arizona's in the southwestern United States as one of the four notice how four is capital why do you think its capital four corners yeah because it's a proper noun and then there's another word States but it's lowercase so it's not a proper noun so I love the four corner States Arizona is in the I should capitalize Arizona if I'm gonna be Arizona is in the Southwest United States as one of the four corners States let me check the answer yeah it is good job ding-ding-ding-ding-ding I would give you a start right now if I had a way to give you a star when I used to work for Chinese English company there's usually buttons you can push when people do a good job and I'll give them a star or there'd be like little clapping all over the screen and it'll be and they would always be like thank you teacher thank you teacher in the Chinese accent all right um the next one is even harder Arizona was the home I was home was home of many not of but to to many many Native American many tribes puts on too many Native American tribes good okay so you have that part do you have cut that part down but there's a comma and then something comes before that thousands of of years before yeah the modern era yeah thousands of years before the modern era Arizona was home to many American Native American drives but there's a four in there everything is right everything is correct but you can put for somewhere else let me give you a big hint I just I just made thousands for thousands of years yeah for thousands of years before the modern era Arizona is home to many Native American tribes Lisa was easier than the previous for thousands of years before the modern era was home to many Native American tribes okay third one I rezone that is home – one of the most well preserved meteorite sites in fact meteorite sites in the world Arizona's onto an the most well-preserved meteorite impact sites in the world that's what she said right I think I put them back in the wrong place where did you put it or is it now in the right place yeah let's see Arizona's home to one of the most well preserved me you're at meteorite impact sites in the world good what did you think of this activity what'd you think and the beats challenging good well there's the answer good job you got it all right so now for the last activity I want you to create complete sentences out of each vocabulary word should be Terry I forgot what trivia he was it's okay all they have to do is scroll up the river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake a gorge is a narrow Valley between hills or mountains typically with steep rocky walls and a stream running through it proponent is a person who advocates a theory proposal or course of action plateau is an area of fairly level high ground and contiguous is sharing a common border or touching should be telling a lot of rivers in Romania are tributary to the Danube Dana a lot of rivers in Romania are tributary to the the new Danube Danube River you said yep let me see if we can be using in that way like if it's a noun or verb now it can also be a person or state that pays tribute to another state or ruler a lot of rivers in Romania are tributary to the Danube River I think that's good how about the next one gorge I forgot what exactly was but I can say we stay down look at the gorge okay so gorgeous is like the crack between two big mountains like the Native Americans established a village in the gorge many years ago yeah good okay next one proponent the proponent of the bill was sanctioned good job okay pepto after a long walk we took a break and rest it on the plateau good and last one what contiguous a waiver is a contiguous stream of water yeah I think if it's best when you use it for like States or something because a lot of people use it when you talk about the contiguous United States or the contiguous European Union okay like for example the United like England is not in the contiguous European Union or just the European Union anymore actually right anyway question on this activity No cool well that's the end of the lesson okay awesome because I have a quality minutes

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