If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Nelson Mandela

Урок 6. Where is the gym?

Anna: Hi there! I’m Anna and I live in Washington, D.C. Every day I learn more about this great city. People in Washington like to work out! Oh, hi, Pete. How’s it going?
Pete: Hi, Anna. It’s going great. How’s it going with you?
Anna: Things are awesome! Pete, I want to work out. Where is the gym?
Pete: The gym is across from the lounge. It’s next to the mailroom. Go that way.
Anna: Thanks, Pete!
(Anna walks away)
Pete: No, Anna! Not that way! Go that way!
(In the mailroom)
Anna: Oh, Pete. This is not the gym.
Pete: That’s right, Anna. This is the mailroom.
Anna: The gym is across from … what?
Pete: The gym is across from the lounge.
Anna: Across from the lounge. Right. Thanks!
(In the lounge)
Anna: Pete! This is not the gym!
Pete: The gym is across from the lounge. It is behind the lobby.
Anna: Right. Right. See you.
Pete: See you, Anna!
Anna: See you.
Pete: See you, Anna.
(In the garage)
Anna: This is not the gym. This is a parking garage.
Anna: Hello? Pete?
(On the rooftop)
Anna: This is not a gym. This is a rooftop.
(In the gym)
Anna: Pete! Pete?
Pete: I want to work out too! Join me!
Anna: I’m good.

New Words

across from – prep. on the opposite side from (someone or something) - напротив чего-либо

behind - prep. in or to a place at the back of or to the rear of (someone or something)​ - за чем-либо

elevator – n. a machine used for carrying people and things to different levels in a building - лифт

every – adj. used to describe how often some repeated activity or event happens or is done - каждый

gym – n. a room or building that has equipment for sports activities or exercise - спортзал

lobby – n. a large open area inside and near the entrance of a public building (such as a hotel or theater) - холл, коридор

lounge – n. a room with comfortable furniture for relaxing - гостиная, комната отдыха

mailroom – n. a room in which mail is processed and sorted - комната с почтовыми ящиками

next to – prep. at the side of (someone or something) - следующий за

parking garage – n. a building in which people usually pay to park their cars, trucks, etc. - парковка

rooftop – n. the cover or top of a building or vehicle - плоская крыша

work out – phrasal verb to perform athletic exercises in order to improve your health or physical fitness - одно из многих значений - тренироваться

Грамматика урока:

На этом уроке мы знакомимся с предлогами, указывающими место расположения: next to, across from, behind.

Next to the mailroom - следующий за почтовой комнатой

Across from the lounge - напротив гостиной

Behind the lobby - за вестибюлем

Встретимся на следующем уроке!