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New Year's Party

New Year's Party English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jan 01 2008

Themes: Holidays, Party


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New Year’s Eve is a great holiday for young people. First of all, it’s not really associated with a particular religion, so everyone can celebrate it. Second, there isn’t really a ritual associated with New Year’s Eve except for partying. There’s no one to buy gifts for, no family members you may or may not want to see. Your only worry is finding someone to be your midnight kiss, and who doesn’t like a kiss, right?

Marni and Mason are planning a New Year’s Eve party. Watch them check out a downtown rooftop as a possible location.

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Marni:  So what do you think?

Mason:  I think it’s awesome.

Marni:  Yeah I think this would be a great spot for our party.

Mason:  We could totally throw the best New Year’s party here. We can see the fireworks that are going to happen over the river.

Marni:  Yeah, totally.

Mason:  And we’ll be able to hear all the stuff that’s going on in the center of the city.

Marni:  Downtown celebrations, but we’ll be above it all.

Mason:  It’s going to be cold. We’ll have to tell people to bundle up.

Marni:  Warm jackets. But we can get those little space heaters and stuff. You can rent those.

Mason:  Yeah, totally.

Marni:  Yeah. It’ll be great.

Mason:  Usually my New Year’s…it’s pretty mellow. I like to go out of town and get a cabin with a couple of friends or something.

Marni:  Really?

Mason:  Yeah.

Marni:  I love a rager. Just a huge party to ring in the New Year. It’s like my annual night of just partying.

Mason:  The one night?

Marni:  There’s some holidays I don’t really like to have a big party and drink a lot and get crazy, but New Year’s Eve, you know?

Mason:  Yeah, woo!

Marni:  A new year. We made it! One more year.

Mason:  Yeah. Some other countries New Year’s is like a way bigger deal here though. Japan, China, a lot of Asian countries, it’s like seriously huge.

Marni:  Well and they have a different New Year’s celebration, I mean they celebrate, you know…

Mason:  True, true.

Marni:  ...the year of the rat, the new Chinese year.

Mason:  I ought to go there for New Year’s sometime.

Marni:  That would be really fun. You should.

Mason:  They put ours to shame.

Marni:  Yeah, we should see it.



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Marni and Mason agree that they’ve found a good place to have a New Year’s Eve party. They’ll be able to see the fireworks and everything going on downtown.

The only drawback is that a rooftop in the middle of the winter might be a little cold. They’ll just tell people to wear jackets and rent some heaters.

Mason is excited for the party because he usually spends New Year’s Eve with just a few friends. Marni always likes a big party on New Year’s Eve.

Of course, the biggest New Year’s party is in China on the Chinese New Year. Mason says he’d like to visit China for their new year sometime.

How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Is there a special custom in your country?



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meiravm221280Super Member!


When I was yanger I used to take a part in big  party’s with costumes and stuff. but now I usually like stay at home with my loved ones ( my hasband and my cat) and celebrate by stay at home and raise a toast.

07:21 PM Mar 13 2021 |

meiravm221280Super Member!


When I was yanger I used to take a part in big  party’s with costumes and stuff. but now I usually like stay at home with my loved ones ( my hasband and my cat) and celebrate by stay at home and raise a toast.

07:20 PM Mar 13 2021 |



My new purpose for 2019 is to improve my enlish. So! Im here again :D

Thx Ebaby!!! :)

09:52 PM Jan 29 2019 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

in iran new years party is called norooz and we have many old customs for new years in our country such as making “haft shin” that means using seven special things for special wishes that all start with “s” in persion.for being rich,happy,... and use alive fish for the simble of being alive and energetic:-)


06:58 PM Apr 04 2013 |

solange pacheco cunha


It’s really a graet party! All people in Brazil usually celebrating this party at the beach meanly Copacabana beach which has already been traditionaly meet point for people from different regions in here and those from anywhere around the world. There has been music show in a huge stage on beach sand where musician and singers have performed before midnight. It’s really awesome! Besides it’s summer time, and everybody is full of energy and joy.Music, plus summer time, plus famous beach, plus drinks, plus family and friends it’s equal graet happiness…HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE for every body.

02:47 AM Dec 27 2012 |

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07:21 PM Jan 01 2012 |



what i like most in partying is dancing

11:13 PM Oct 22 2011 |



unfortunately..we didnt celebrate in new year’s:S  

12:38 PM Jun 24 2011 |

pink sara

Saudi Arabia

nice of course in my country we did not celebrate in new year’s

09:29 PM Jul 25 2010 |




HI 大家好,我来自中国,在中国新年已经不仅仅只是一个节日了,它已经成为了我们中国人心中的一种信念,每到新年来临之际,每一个中国人都企盼回家与亲人团圆。

hello everybaby,i am come form china. The NEW YEAR' Eve is not just a festival in our country.It has become a special faith in chinese'heart.There's nothing can stop them go home with family in the NEW YEAR'Eve.

04:29 PM May 22 2010 |

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happy new year allCool

10:53 AM May 08 2010 |




01:48 AM Oct 25 2009 |



United States

i hope to be best than the old special on middle east

happy new year all


11:04 AM Jan 02 2009 |




Happy New year!!!!!!!!!! ^^!

10:41 PM Dec 22 2008 |





08:34 PM Dec 22 2008 |




really good lesson :)

08:30 PM Dec 22 2008 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

every thing is ok .happy every time

07:15 PM Sep 30 2008 |



United States

Happy new year!

09:18 PM Sep 27 2008 |


Tanzania, United Republic Of

usually celebrate new year with my family,we gather together at our grandmother,s house and enjoy the fun,eating and dancing

07:35 AM May 19 2008 |




happy new year 4 allLaughing

10:57 AM Mar 24 2008 |

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