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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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DinhThanhDanh

Viet Nam

Happy new year! I wish we will live in peace.

I love u! 

05:37 AM Jan 01 2008 |

lol80

lol80

Peru

happy new year from Peru!!land of the Incas

05:09 AM Jan 01 2008 |

ali_nasri

ali_nasri

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Happy New Year!

05:03 AM Jan 01 2008 |

lingxiaoyan

China

   Be  happy!

04:46 AM Jan 01 2008 |

jeyakumaran

Sri Lanka

 Thank you, same to you.and i hope to, this year may give pease ful life to all people

04:44 AM Jan 01 2008 |

wanglb1013

wanglb1013

China

Happy New Year!

04:42 AM Jan 01 2008 |

Bensen

China

  I was born in Taiwan and I usually spend the new year  in abroad. This year is same as before. 

 

04:40 AM Jan 01 2008 |

Lisa0509

China

HAPPY NEW YEAR

04:32 AM Jan 01 2008 |

mk139

mk139

China

evrey one happy new year

04:29 AM Jan 01 2008 |

mingjun013

Viet Nam

Happy new year!

03:56 AM Jan 01 2008 |

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==ZQW

China

all right!

03:21 AM Jan 01 2008 |

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China

keep happy!

03:17 AM Jan 01 2008 |

fereidon

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

happy new year.

03:07 AM Jan 01 2008 |

joy9215

joy9215

China

HAPPY NEW YEAR!Tongue out

02:55 AM Jan 01 2008 |

Rose dunstall

Viet Nam

Happy new u!

02:49 AM Jan 01 2008 |

Rose dunstall

Viet Nam

Happy new u!

02:48 AM Jan 01 2008 |

cross3561

cross3561

China

happy new year,everyoneCool

01:30 AM Jan 01 2008 |

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