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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?

 

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Iraq

happy new year  and best time

10:21 AM Feb 03 2008 |

Jannywa1

China

It's really good! Happy new year to everyone!!

03:22 AM Jan 27 2008 |

NghiaTrongHoang

Viet Nam

Happy New Year.Having a good time.

02:43 AM Jan 19 2008 |

vuhonggiang

Viet Nam

Happy new year !

01:26 AM Jan 16 2008 |

hesham99

Yemen

happy new year

09:03 AM Jan 10 2008 |

yorkys

yorkys

Venezuela

Happy new year everybodyyy!! :)

12:02 AM Jan 08 2008 |

amanda0125

amanda0125

China

happy new year

04:44 PM Jan 07 2008 |

Chomar

Myanmar

Hello,

       I am Cho Mar. Now Happy New Year 2008

all world person and children very happy at my

pay. Thanks

08:26 AM Jan 07 2008 |

Chomar

Myanmar

Happy New Year 2008
All world people
very happy at my pay.

08:17 AM Jan 07 2008 |

honghaina

Christmas Island

happy new year

08:08 AM Jan 07 2008 |

alamowen

alamowen

China

good

10:42 AM Jan 06 2008 |

alamowen

alamowen

China

good

10:41 AM Jan 06 2008 |

parvana

Azerbaijan

happy happy happy new year 2 0 0 8

07:40 AM Jan 06 2008 |

ch.lucky

ch.lucky

China

happy new year!

06:45 AM Jan 06 2008 |

sd194582

sd194582

China

happy new year

05:21 AM Jan 06 2008 |

bethaniart

bethaniartSuper Member!

Brazil

Happy New Year!

11:35 PM Jan 05 2008 |

angevil

angevil

China

happy new year,all the friends no matter which country we are from.

05:09 PM Jan 05 2008 |

wen-ice

China

Hello everyone.Happy New Year!

02:42 PM Jan 05 2008 |

niveditha

India

may ur dreams come true this year

02:08 PM Jan 05 2008 |

SherryChan

SherryChan

China

Happy new year for everyone. I wish all of you are luck and happy all the time~

01:45 PM Jan 05 2008 |

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