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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Date: Jul 02 2002

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Hi Friends!
Miguel’s birthday is coming up… in fact, he was born on the Fourth of July, which gives us all even more reason to celebrate!
In the conversation below, Miguel and I talk about his plans for the upcoming holiday. I also learn a little bit from him about what it is like to have a birthday on a Summer holiday like July 4th!

Dialog

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Tanis

Tanis

Miguel

Miguel

Migeul

Tanis:   Any big plans for 4th of July Miguel?

Miguel:   Well, I don’t have any big plans yet, but it is my birthday, so I hope I have some kind of party!

Tanis:   Oh, I forgot! That’s so exciting! Happy Birthday in advance!

Miguel:   Well, I appreciate it, and it’s really unfortunate that you’re not going to be around to celebrate it!

Tanis:   No.. I’m totally ex-patriated from the holiday. I’m going to be in Mexico!

Migeul:   Well I’m sure you’ll still have fun down there!

Tanis:   Yeah, but it won’t be the same, cause, you know, it’s not just the birth our country… It’s your birthday as well!

Miguel:   Yeah, I like to think that. I like to think everybody celebrates that day because of me!

Tanis:   I think that’s a great philosophy! That’s probably what I’d want to do if I had a big party birthday like that. It seems like you’d always have a great thing to do on your birthday!

Miguel:   Well that’s true, except for the fact that it really is a family holday. So, a lot of times, my friends have plans with their families, and then I don’t get to see them as much as I would otherwise!

Tanis:   Yeah, but when you were a kid, didn’t all of your buddies, like, shoot off fireworks for your birthday?

Miguel:   Well, yeah. And that’s another downside, is that I got fireworks for my birthday a lot, not other presents. So.. you know, it has its positives and negatives.

Tanis:   Oh… well, if you want, I won’t give you fireworks for your birthday this year. I’ll bring you a sombrero! (laughs)

Miguel:   Thank you

 

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Discussion

Even though the Fourth of July is coming right up, Miguel doesn’t have any plans yet. What do you think are some good ways he can celebrate his birthday this year?
Miguel and I joke around quite a bit in this conversation. It is funny that I say I will give Miguel a sombrero for a birthday gift, because it is not something that he needs or wants, which was his complaint about receiving fireworks as a gift for many years as a child!
If you have questions, or would like to share a story about a holiday experience you have had, please come to the Life Goes On Message Board and tell us about it!
Have a great week friends,
Tanis

 

Comments

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ferapuc

ferapuc

Italy

Every times I receive more congratulations in my birthday, in internet than real life!

11:47 AM Jan 30 2008 |

sunnylinda

sunnylinda

China

originality celebrating.  sounds good.

 

08:01 AM Jan 22 2008 |

hopden

Viet Nam

all your lesson , I can not hear anything. What is happen? How can i study now?

 

04:40 AM Jan 15 2008 |

roberto007

roberto007

Panama

wao, this lesson is very well

05:41 PM Jan 03 2008 |

boitmanis

boitmanis

Latvia

Now I know when in America celebrates independance day an what is smobrero

08:40 PM Dec 15 2007 |

Irene88

Irene88

China

I can't hear it !

02:40 AM Dec 06 2007 |

christlee

christlee

China

i think i have to follow them .what is wrong with that ? but the arcticle is good otherwise .and thank you for doing that for us.if i were you maybe i prefer to stay with my mom,cos it is the day that she was suffering the big hurt ,i should stay with her and share something precious .thank you

 

10:43 AM Nov 23 2007 |

saidani

Morocco

a very usual lesson lacking flavour!

05:11 PM Nov 20 2007 |

soso1993

soso1993

Hong Kong

me too

02:24 PM Nov 07 2007 |

dahlia.suhaimi

Malaysia

same here..i can't hear it too..

10:11 AM Nov 06 2007 |

zhenglongvoctory

China

there must be something wrong ,i can't  listen the text,

07:48 AM Nov 03 2007 |

teddy008

teddy008

China

Congratulations!

01:48 AM Aug 04 2006 |

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