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Carnivals

Carnivals

Date: Jun 20 2008

Themes: Friend, Hobbies

Intro

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Step right up, folks. The carnies have rolled into town and they’re here to show you a good time.

SEE! The freak show featuring Aquaman, the man who is half fish!
HEAR! The screams of children on dangerous rides!
SMELL! The scent of elephants and beer!
TASTE! Deep fried dough served with ice cream!
FEEL! Your wallet being stolen!
WIN! Prizes at games designed to be only almost impossible to win!
LIVE! The horrors of the haunted house and tell their tale!
LISTEN! To Marni and Mason talk about carnival season below.

Dialog

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

Marni

Marni

Mason

Mason

Marni:  So it’s almost summer.

Mason:  Excited to hit up the festivals and all that jazz.

Marni:  It’s carnival season!

Mason:  I know. I gonna get me cotton candy and elephant ears and ride the ferris wheel...

Marni:  ...and get sick and throw it all up...

Mason:  ...and then I’m gonna get another one…

Marni:  That’s what you do! So yeah. You got your state fairs. We Americans, we love a good state fair. You’ve got your mediocre talent on the stage and your 4-H various award ceremonies.

Mason:  Yeah. Isn’t it weird, all the little farm-y ones where it’s like, “How big is your pig?”

Marni:  Exactly! But they get so big!

Mason:  What kind of pie did you bake?

Marni:  How big is your squash, your pumpkin…But I love that stuff. It’s so classic American.

Mason:  Definitely. But they pretty much throw a carnival for anything. There’s the Cinco de Mayo, right? Our Rose Festival thing.

 

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Discussion

Mason and Marni are excited because when it’s summertime, carnivals come to town. They come for anything from the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo to local events.

Sometimes carnivals have contests for farmers to see who can grow the biggest vegetable or raise the biggest pig. Carnivals always have games like the pop the balloon game shown in the picture.

Of course, carnivals bring certain special foods with them. Mason can’t wait to eat fried bread called elephant ears and big fluffy candy called cotton candy. He plans to eat so much of it he vomits and then eat more! Yuck!

But if the food doesn’t get Mason, the rides will. Do you get nauseous on roller coasters or spinning rides? When will a carnival come to your town?

 

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jcirnes

Mexico

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the defeat of the French army by the Mexican army, when France wanted to invade Mexico. Mexican independence day is celebrated on the 16 of September. Cinco de Mayo is a nice excuse to have a party though Laughing

02:46 PM Jan 31 2012 |

Yadi_Tedja

Indonesia

I'm confuse, my english language is very bad..

Hix…............... 

10:58 AM Jun 24 2008 |

miailoy

China

I can’t understand exactly.I’m a new leaner.

03:24 AM Jun 24 2008 |

dodah

Sudan

yah its nice

05:12 PM Jun 23 2008 |

Lady22

Mongolia

I enjoy it really

 

12:21 PM Jun 23 2008 |

Lady22

Mongolia

Hi all,

Were you interest in it? I hope that yes. It's really info for me.

Thanks, have a good dayCool

 

12:20 PM Jun 23 2008 |

cputezcan

Turkey

just began but d enjoyed too much!

12:14 PM Jun 23 2008 |

SIVATHARSHAN

Sudan

hi

how r u?

12:14 PM Jun 23 2008 |

jeongminjeon

South Korea

reminds me of “Two Moon Junction.”

03:20 PM Jun 22 2008 |

Ange888

Ange888

Brazil

Mabey Rober have the reason, because I feel the same. It is too fast, but we need to hear more

02:28 PM Jun 22 2008 |

谢亚(xieya) Abby

China

We  will  end  our school time  on 8 June.yeah!!!!!!!!!! I will not  go back home, which makes  me  unhappy.CryCan you give me some advice? So that I will  enjoy my summer holiday!!!!Thank  you Smile

12:59 AM Jun 22 2008 |

Bambucia

Bambucia

Germany

Roller coaster- that's great,I love it.It's a llittle bit scary,but it's funny.all that adrenaline…...waw

08:26 PM Jun 21 2008 |

ola3

ola3Super Member!

Ukraine

Carnivals are so much fun. We have one here too, Caribana.Tongue out

01:33 PM Jun 21 2008 |

lolpatsy

lolpatsy

Taiwan

Isn't China a cultural country ??

there might be HAVE many Carnivals not true ?

Surprised

01:15 PM Jun 21 2008 |

abdo405

Nigeria

its very wel ienjoy agood lesson relley weare peractece english weldone

 

12:36 PM Jun 21 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

great! let’s just have fun!

11:20 AM Jun 21 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Those kind of contest sound weird, but funny i think! anyway! having fun is the most important!!

Here in Brazil it is much diferent from it!

11:16 AM Jun 21 2008 |

ekidz220

ekidz220

China

I have never been to a carnival but you guys made it very interesting. I would love to experience the games and shows at the carnival but I live in a big city and doesn’t know where the carnies are.

06:54 AM Jun 21 2008 |

sun song

sun song

South Korea

elephants ears?
god! It’s really looks like elephants’ ear >.<

03:19 AM Jun 21 2008 |

chhanpheak

chhanpheak

Cambodia

It is the most wonderful.

01:18 AM Jun 21 2008 |

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