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Mother's Day
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Mother's Day
母亲节

Learn English with this holiday English lesson

Date: May 10 2013

Themes: Family, Holidays

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive

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It’s important to show your mom that you love her every day, but Mother’s Day is particularly important. In the US, Mother’s Day occurs on the second Sunday in May. On this holiday, you may express your feelings to your mom by making her a card, or giving her flowers, or taking her out to brunch. Or maybe she’d prefer breakfast in bed!

When a woman becomes a mother, Mother’s Day changes. In addition to celebrating her mom, her children and loved ones begin to celebrate her. Find out how Marni feels about her first Mother’s Day as a mom in this holiday English lesson.

每天表达对母亲的爱意固然不能忽视,但母亲节尤为重要。在美国,母亲节设立在 5 月份的第二个星期天。在这个节日,你可以制作卡片、送花或带母亲去吃早午餐,以此表达你对母亲的感情。她也可能更希望在床上吃早餐!

当女人成为母亲时,母亲节也发生了变化。除了为自己的母亲庆祝之外,她的孩子和爱人也开始为她庆祝。在这节以节日为话题的英语课上,看看玛尼对作为母亲度过的第一个母亲节做何感想。

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Mason

Mason

Marni

Marni

Mason:  So, Marni, are you excited for your first Mother’s Day?

Marni:  You know, I hadn’t even thought about it, but you’re absolutely right! I officially get to celebrate this holiday because I am officially a mother.

Mason:  What’s it like when all of a sudden there’s this holiday you’ve been participating in your whole life from one side, and now you’re in the club?

Marni:  It has new meaning, it’s true. I don’t know. I guess I’m kind of excited. I never thought about it, because what I love about Mother’s Day is going out to brunch and giving my mom flowers, so I guess now I can be the recipient of all those things.

Mason:  You absolutely can. Why is it that brunch is such a Mother’s Day thing?

Marni:  I don’t know. It’s fun to go out, and you get to spend time with someone over a meal, and just chat. You’re right, it is just kind of synonymous with Mother’s Day. I like it.

Mason:  You don’t think it’s just because the powers-that-be wanted to ensure that mom was still gonna cook dinner? We can’t let her off the hook from that?

Marni:  Ah, that’s true. But I’m not gonna cook dinner, so I’d better have meals made for me all day.

 

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Mason realizes that a big event is coming up in Marni’s life: she’s about to celebrate her first Mother’s Day as a mother herself. She is now “in the club” of mothers. She realizes that she can now enjoy all the benefits of motherhood that she has given to her own mother in the past.

Mason wonders why Mother’s Day brunch is such a popular tradition. It might just be because it’s nice to share a meal with your mother. Mason wonders, too, if it might come from an expectation that a mother should cook dinner, even on her holiday. Marni doesn’t care about that expectation. She doesn’t want to cook any meals for herself on Mother’s Day.

Is Mother’s Day celebrated in your country? What do you do to celebrate your mother? If you are a mother, how do you like your family to show you their appreciation?

 

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Elvaniya

Elvaniya

Ukraine

Mother – it’s the best and beautiful that can be on the ground.

10:28 PM Oct 12 2015 |

Elvaniya

Elvaniya

Ukraine

Mother – it’s the best and beautiful that can be on the ground.

10:28 PM Oct 12 2015 |

shima_r

shima_r

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

MoTher iS GoD in the eyeS of hiS/her ChilD <3

03:17 PM Jun 14 2013 |

The_beetle

The_beetle

Thailand

She is my life




12:43 PM May 14 2013 |

mohamma

mohamma

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

mother! the best word if you can say! mother means: evry thing! ilove my maman!

09:06 AM May 14 2013 |

join liang

China

er,my hometown is a samll town,so, most people in my hometown  have no consious of mother’s day.but we often contact with each family members in my family,we love mom, and love each family members.

08:44 AM May 14 2013 |

ramezany

ramezany

Afghanistan

Dont


      want


             that house


                            that


                                  you are


                                            not there.


        <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  LOVE YOU MUM >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

08:32 AM May 13 2013 |

ddeh

ddeh

Brazil

My mom, she’s my angel in earth, she’s God’s voice! I love her :D


Hug and kiss your mom today guys, mother is the only person who never leave us.

09:27 PM May 12 2013 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

I love you, Mummy. 

09:22 PM May 12 2013 |

jossef 002010

Morocco

fisr of all , my greeting to all mothers in the whole world ..


  we dont really celebrate mother’s day in my country culture cuz we dont have to wait a certain day to express love to our mothers, they actionly deserve more than one day , even a year isn’t enough cuz whatever we do we won’t give them back even 1% of what they’ve done for us..but just an honest smile coming from heart can make them happy , they dont ask too much..

04:04 PM May 12 2013 |

mahdi007

mahdi007

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

you know,i dont earn money to buy gift for my mom but i can give her a little flower.thats all

02:21 PM May 12 2013 |

apatchi

apatchi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I can only dedicating my love to my mother.

12:05 PM May 12 2013 |

sxjsdyf

sxjsdyf

China

we all love our mother, they are great!

08:22 AM May 12 2013 |

katyushka

katyushka

Ukraine

I was in the same situation last year. Always I congratulate my man, but last time my family congratulate me too.

05:09 AM May 12 2013 |

atishpare237

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

In my country we celebrated Mother’s Day, I gave my gift to my mom. I love her too.

05:01 AM May 12 2013 |

Ksuna14

Ukraine

I live in Ukraine and in our country it is not so popular holiday. But I know that in America it is very popular like Christmas and Birthday.. In my opinion all children can show their love to mothers every day not only in the holidays=)) They give us chance to live,  and we must be thankful for that. 

10:11 PM May 11 2013 |

samirah

samirah

Saudi Arabia

I<3U my mom

05:24 PM May 11 2013 |

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Englishty

Englishty

Egypt

This is the first time i know mother’s day in US is celebrated in May, in Egypt we celebrate it on March 21th.The children and the daughters and sons-in -laws prepare the gifts an enough period of time before, the stores present all the beautiful gifts they have for this special day.

04:08 PM May 11 2013 |

asieh2548

asieh2548

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

M – For the MILLION things she gave me,
O – For shes growing OLD,
T – For the TEARS she shed to save me,
H – For her HEART of purest gold,
E – For her EYES, withlove-light shining,
R – For she is always RIGHT and always be.


HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

02:46 PM May 11 2013 |

hmd63

hmd63

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Mothers are like a pearl that gives us a better way to shine in our future, thank’s to all the mothers  and Happy Mothers day

02:03 PM May 11 2013 |

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