Playing Hopscotch (L2)

Playing Hopscotch (L2)
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Sarah: Hi Jai! What are you playing?

Jai: Hi Sarah! I’m playing hopscotch.

Sarah: Hopscotch? What’s that?

Jai: It’s a game where you draw a pattern on the ground with chalk and then hop through it. You have to throw a small object like a stone into one of the squares and then hop over it.

Sarah: That sounds like fun! How do you win?

Jai: You have to complete the pattern without stepping on any lines or losing your balance. It takes some practice but it’s really fun!

Sarah: Can I try?

Jai: Of course! Let me show you how to play.

Listen Line-by-Line
Sarah: Hi Jai! What are you playing? Jai: Hi Sarah! I’m playing hopscotch. Sarah: Hopscotch? What’s that? Jai: It’s a game where you draw a pattern on the ground with chalk and then hop through it. You have to throw a small object like a stone into one of the squares and then hop over it. Sarah: That sounds like fun! How do you win? Jai: You have to complete the pattern without stepping on any lines or losing your balance. It takes some practice but it’s really fun! Sarah: Can I try? Jai: Of course! Let me show you how to play.
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Translation

Sarah: Hi Jai! What are you playing?

Jai: Hi Sarah! I’m playing hopscotch.

Sarah: Hopscotch? What’s that?

Jai: It’s a game where you draw a pattern on the ground with chalk and then hop through it. You have to throw a small object like a stone into one of the squares and then hop over it.

Sarah: That sounds like fun! How do you win?

Jai: You have to complete the pattern without stepping on any lines or losing your balance. It takes some practice but it’s really fun!

Sarah: Can I try?

Jai: Of course! Let me show you how to play.

Sarah: Hi Jai! What are you *playing*? Jai: Hi Sarah! I’m playing hopscotch. Sarah: Hopscotch? What’s that? Jai: It’s a *game* where you draw a pattern on the ground with chalk and then hop through it. You have to throw a small object like a *stone* into one of the squares and then hop over it. Sarah: That sounds like fun! How do you *win*? Jai: You have to complete the pattern without stepping on any lines or losing your balance. It *takes* some practice but it’s really fun! Sarah: Can I try? Jai: Of course! Let me *show* you how to play.

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