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Hi, everyone, I'm Parris from EnglishClass101.com. In this video, we'll be talking about Top 10 Life Events You Should be Able to Talk About in English. Let's begin!
[Normal] "birth" [Slow] "birth"
This is when a woman has a baby. The actual verb is "to give birth" and the event is just "birth."
For example, you can say "The birth of a child is a major event."
[Normal] "graduate" [Slow] "graduate"
Graduating is when you finish a school, usually high school or college.
For example, you can say "After I graduate, I will travel the world for one year."
[Normal] "get a job" [Slow] "get a job"
Getting a job is a long and often difficult process that requires interviews, resumes, and searching for the right company, so there's a lot to talk about.
For example, you can say "I need to get a job after I finish school."
[Normal] "engagement" [Slow] "engagement"
When someone gets engaged, it means that they and their boyfriend/girlfriend have decided to get married in the near future.
Here is a sample sentence, "What a beautiful engagement ring!"
[Normal] "wedding" [Slow] "wedding"
A wedding is a ceremony, often in a church, where two people get married. Usually, there's a party after the actual ceremony; this is called the "reception."
For example, you can say "Did you get invited to her wedding?"
I met my husband studying abroad in Australia. We did a long-distance thing. He's from Italy, I'm from New York. We just did long distance for a while and then we were together for 4 years, and finally got engaged and now we've been married for 2 years! So yeah, it's really interesting. I mean, he speaks fluent Italian, that's where he's from, and my family is Jamaican, so, quite the combination, but it's really cool. And now, I can speak Italian.
[Normal] "buy a house" [Slow] "buy a house"
Most people wait until they're married to buy a house. Some people even wait until they have children. Depending on where you live, this can be very expensive, so it's considered a major commitment.
For example, you can say "You need to have a lot of money to buy a house."
[Normal] "anniversary" [Slow] "anniversary"
An "anniversary" is a celebration of an event, usually counted by years (e.g. 5-year anniversary). For example, your birthday is the anniversary of your birth.
For example, you can say "Silver is the traditional gift for the 25th wedding anniversary."
[Normal] "retire" [Slow] "retire"
Once people reach a certain age, they usually stop working so that they can enjoy the last few years of their lives.
For example, you can say "My parents don't work anymore, they are retired."
[Normal] "travel" [Slow] "travel"
Traveling is a really fun hobby for many people. It's always exciting to see new places that you've never been to.
For example, you can say "It's a lot of fun to travel there."
[Normal] "funeral" [Slow] "funeral"
A "funeral" is a ceremony held for people after they die. Usually, people talk about the deceased person, and family and friends can see the person's body one last time before they are buried.
For example, you can say "The funeral will be held this Sunday."
[Normal] "promotion" [Slow] "promotion"
When you do very well at your job, you sometimes get a "promotion." This means that you move to a higher position. It usually means you have more responsibility and a higher salary.
Here is a sample sentence "After three years, I finally got a promotion at work."
[Normal] "move" [Slow] "move"
When you "move," it usually means that you're going to change your house.
For example, you can say "I'll move at the end of this month."
Okay, that's all for this lesson. Which event do you like more? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!