Anna: Hi, Bruna! What’s up?
Bruna: I thought we could meet for lunch today.
Anna: I wish I could, but I can’t. I have to research Peru for a story.
Bruna: How’s it going?
Anna: Not so good. I’ve been reading about Peru and listening to Peruvian music. I really want to understand Peru. I hope it's enough.
Bruna: You should visit Peru.
Anna: I wish!
Bruna: You can!
Anna: Bruna, I don’t have the money or time to go to Peru. My deadline is tomorrow!
Bruna: No, I don’t mean to really go there. The museum where I work is having a Peruvian festival today! …. Anna? Anna? Anna, are you there?
Prof. Bot: Hello again! Professor Bot here. Today we will hear about
wishes and hopes. Bruna asked Anna to go to lunch, but she answered,
I wish I could, but I can’t. Listen for more hope and wish sentences.
Bruna: Hi, Anna!
Anna: Hi, Bruna! Thanks for telling me about this event.
Bruna: Sure! It's much better than staring at your computer. I hope it helps with your story.
Anna: I’m sure it will. So, what should we see first?
Bruna: Dance and music are very important to Peruvian culture, so let’s watch the dancers.
Anna: Great! Let’s go!
Bruna: There's this very special Peruvian dance called Marinera Norteña.
Anna: I love the Marinera Nortina… !
Bruna: Marinera Norteña.
Anna: Marinera Norten… ?
Bruna: No. Marinera Norteña.
Anna: I love the … marriage dance!
Anna: Bruna, I read about this dance. But it is much more romantic in person!
Bruna: The dancers are giving lessons after their performance. You should try it!
Anna: I’d love to. But I’m not ready to get married. I mean, one day I hope to meet the right guy. We’ll buy matching motorcycles and ride into the sunset -- the wind blowing through our hair!
Bruna: Anna, the dance just shows the courtship tradition. It doesn’t mean you will get married.
Anna: Oh. Well, I’ll try anyway.
Bruna: Don’t forget. This festival also shows Peruvian art!
Anna: I hope I have time to see everything!
Bruna: Anna, I wish I could join you. But I have some work to do.
Anna: Of course, of course. You go back to work. I’ll check out the art.
Bruna: Okay, I’m hoping to finish in about an hour. Let’s meet then.
Anna: Great. See you then!
Bruna: See ya!
Prof. Bot: Did you notice any sentences with hope or wish?
Anna says, “One day I hope to meet the right guy.” That’s an example
of using “hope” with an infinitive to talk about doing something in the
future. Keep watching!
Anna: Oh, wow! I can make my own Peruvian art!
Bruna: Anna, how’s it going?
Anna: Hi, Bruna!
Bruna: You know you're in the kid's section, right?
Anna: I'm in the art making section.
Bruna: I see that. Your art is very nice. I wish I could do art like that.
Anna: Oh, this one’s not mine. This is mine.
Bruna: Wow! Really? That's really nice!
Anna: Thanks! And thanks for telling me about this festival. I learned so much about Peru. Ooh, we still have time!
Bruna: Time for what?
Anna: Time for Marinera Norteña!
Prof. Bot: Do you remember what Anna said? “I really want to
understand Peru.” I hope you understand Peru a little better now, too.
And I wish I could talk with you more about grammar, but that’s all the
time we have today! Go to the website to learn more!
blow - v. to be moved or affected in a specified way by the wind
courtship - n. he activities that occur
when people are developing a romantic relationship that could lead to
marriage or the period of time when such activities occur
deadline - n. a date or time when something must be finished
hope - v. to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true
in person - expression used to say that a person is actually present at a place
join - v. to put or bring (two or more things) together
marriage - n. a ceremony in which two people are married to each other
match - v. to have the same appearance or color
motorcycle - n. a vehicle with two wheels that is powered by a motor and that can carry one or two people
Peru - n. a country in South America
romantic - adj. of, relating to, or involving love between two people
sunset - n. the time when the sun goes below the horizon in the evening
wish - v. to want (something) to be true or to happen