Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Social_nav_masthead_logged_in
 
Father's Day

Father's Day

Date: Jun 16 2006

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Poor old dad! He’s the clumsy handyman of the house, the man who brings home the bacon, takes out the trash, cleans the garage, mows the lawn and fixes the car. And on Father’s Day what thanks does he get? Another pair of socks. A bad tie. Golf balls.

Listen to Kevin and Kayla talk about Father’s Day.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Kevin

Kevin

Kayla

Kayla

Kevin:  Did you get something for your dad for Father’s Day? It’s coming up, ah, on Sunday.

Kayla:  Yeah, I think my sister and I will probably do something together, get him something together. She usually has good ideas.

Kevin:  Is he difficult to buy for?

Kayla:  He’s very difficult to buy for. He has a lot of stuff, and I don’t know if he wants more stuff, or if he just wants socks, or. You know, that type of thing.

Kevin:  Yeah, a couple years ago my dad stopped asking for more stuff because he just has tons of stuff. So, um, now, like, I usually make a donation in his name to, like, the American Cancer Society or another nonprofit that he supports.

Kayla:  That’s a really good idea. I do that for my mom sometimes, but I don’t think my dad would really understand. He’d probably second-guess my judgement on the organization. So, that’s probably not a good idea with my dad.

 

Quizzes

Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!

 

Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

Go to the TOEFL® page >

Discussion

In the U.S. and many other countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. It is a day to pay respect to our fathers, to show them that we appreciate all they do.

It’s also a day to give really tacky gifts to dad. The most common gift given on Father’s Day is a neck tie. Other common gifts in the U.S. are socks, shirts and things related to golf.

What are common Father’s Day gifts in your country? What are you going to do on Father’s Day?

 

Comments

Log in to Comment

mohamma

mohamma

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

happt father s DAY!


father hearts is broken, and dont showed it s broken!


but when its show,


u will see, your father is very older than, his age!

07:32 AM Oct 27 2013 |

1 person likes this

miss_eos

miss_eos

Viet Nam

We don't have a particular day for fathers. However, to show the love i have for my father is not restricted to some certain days but can be done in a number of way  whenever I want. I just want to earn as much money as possible and give it all to my family. It may sound a little practical but it's just the way of life :D 

02:31 AM Feb 13 2011 |

1 person likes this

Dafi

Dafi

Malaysia

i think the common fathers day gifts are nick tie ,T'shirt,perfume,wrist watch and much more…we are  celebrate fathers day with make some party..

05:02 PM Jun 14 2008 |

1 person likes this

dcxj4782

China

my god!Mother's Day is coming!

09:49 AM May 09 2008 |

stitch_x

stitch_x

France

Thx for the lesson!

04:08 PM Feb 25 2008 |

bingde1103

bingde1103

China

I remeber that I have got a call to my father on some Father`day.He lives in the country,so actually he does not know that day,but he always hopes for somthing like that ,maybe Father`song,just like that.But I have not got any gifts for him but hope that he will have good health and be happness.

01:29 AM Dec 15 2007 |

yana011

yana011

Philippines

ah well sad for me..because my dad passed away for 2years now…

09:10 AM Nov 19 2007 |

lily0617

lily0617

Taiwan

I like it! But in Taiwan, we celebrate Father’s day on 8th, August.

12:07 PM Jun 18 2006 |

ceceily

China

Happy Father’s Day to a dad and a future dad!

03:16 AM Jun 17 2006 |

xyu

xyu

China

Thank you for increasing the volume.BTW,this is a good article.

05:45 PM Jun 16 2006 |

Likes (36):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast