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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

Marni

Mason

Mason

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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Discussion

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?

 

Comments

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TabrisX

TabrisX

Argentina

Happy new year for everybody!!!

12:32 PM Jan 05 2008 |

lxiron

lxiron

China

learn this lesson  happy new year

11:30 AM Jan 05 2008 |

nikehotsales

China

come on , everyone !

08:03 AM Jan 05 2008 |

wangjiayou2008

China

i am glad to meet all of us

02:34 AM Jan 05 2008 |

EstebanM

EstebanM

Colombia

Custom? Yeah, In Colombia, we burn a great doll that represents everything bad that has happened during the year that ends. And, more than the kisses, we embrace each other in a very familiar environment.

Happy New year, friends!

 

11:46 PM Jan 04 2008 |

Biny.Xie

Biny.Xie

China

Happy new year!

03:36 PM Jan 04 2008 |

tuyphoon

China

With New Year's coming,everyone would appear new among happy atmosphere.

08:55 AM Jan 04 2008 |

fyp06

China

Happy new year!

05:44 AM Jan 04 2008 |

jimmy-frog

China

happy is the most important things in our life,but in the last year i don't feel happy at all. here,i hope i can have a happy year in 2008.also to every body .

05:06 AM Jan 04 2008 |

hannafan

hannafan

Australia

every  one   Tongue out

05:04 AM Jan 04 2008 |

alo_redf1

Mexico

happy new year!!!

01:10 AM Jan 04 2008 |

tatuka

tatuka

Georgia

happy new year!!!! wish you all big happiness

07:36 PM Jan 03 2008 |

tatuka

tatuka

Georgia

happy new year!!!!!!! wish you big happiness

07:34 PM Jan 03 2008 |

momokoo

momokoo

Mongolia

merry christmas and happy new year

 

06:45 PM Jan 03 2008 |

nalisa

nalisa

Cote D'Ivoire

as we enter a new year i would like to wish you all an happy new year far away from 2007's problem

04:31 PM Jan 03 2008 |

icingblue813

China

I am late.well,there is no so kind of customary midnight kiss in Near Year's EVE here in china.I would love it!The new year begins,I just want to leave all the unhappiness behind and move on with brand new smiling!

03:37 PM Jan 03 2008 |

vietgirl_hn

Viet Nam

I like fireworks. It’s wonderful !!!

08:28 AM Jan 03 2008 |

yyxxyy888

China

happy new year to  every  friends

06:30 AM Jan 03 2008 |

Bensen

China

A happy new year to everyone. I will welcome anyone to call me by Skype, the name is bensensz2, country: Taiwan, pls search it.

06:03 AM Jan 03 2008 |

sherry@libra

China

NEW YEAR  NEW START

05:25 AM Jan 03 2008 |

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