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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Must-Know English Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 21 - It's Time to Celebrate!.
Michael: Hi everyone, I'm Michael.
Alisha: And I'm Alisha.
Michael: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in English about celebrating Thanksgiving. A family gathers during Thanksgiving, Chris posts an image of it and leaves this comment:
Alisha: "Happy Thanksgiving! It's time to be thankful."
Michael: Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Chris: "Happy Thanksgiving! It's time to be thankful."
(clicking sound)
Liz: "This will be the best dinner of the year!"
Jennifer: "Cheers to all of you!"
Gloria: "I made an extra pumpkin pie for you."
Wendy: "Feast mode on!"
POST
Michael: Listen again to Chris's post.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Happy Thanksgiving! It's time to be thankful"
Alisha: (Regular) "Happy Thanksgiving! It's time to be thankful."
Michael: Let's break this down.
Alisha: First is the expression "Happy Thanksgiving!"
Michael: This is the expression used on Thanksgiving to wish people a happy celebration. Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday celebrated sometime in late November in America. The traditional meal includes turkey and pumpkin pie. Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Happy Thanksgiving!" (REGULAR) "Happy Thanksgiving!"
Michael: Then comes the phrase...
Alisha: "It's time to be thankful."
Michael: Thanksgiving is commonly celebrated with a feast with the family. Everyone gives thanks and expresses their gratitude for their lives and the people in it. Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "It's time to be thankful." (REGULAR) "It's time to be thankful."
Michael: All together...
Alisha: "Happy Thanksgiving! It's time to be thankful."
COMMENTS
Michael: In response, Chris's friends leave some comments.
Michael: His friend, Liz, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "This will be the best dinner of the year!" (REGULAR) "This will be the best dinner of the year!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "This will be the best dinner of the year!"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Michael: His wife, Jennifer, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Cheers to all of you!" (REGULAR) "Cheers to all of you!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Cheers to all of you!"
Michael: Use this expression to show the joy felt in the celebration.
Michael: His neighbor, Gloria, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "I made an extra pumpkin pie for you." (REGULAR) "I made an extra pumpkin pie for you."
[Pause]
Alisha: "I made an extra pumpkin pie for you."
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling warm-hearted.
Michael: His high school friend, Wendy, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Feast mode on!" (REGULAR) "Feast mode on!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Feast mode on!"
Michael: Use this expression to be funny when you are about to eat a lot of food.

Outro

Michael: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about celebrating Thanksgiving, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Alisha: Bye!

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If a friend posted something about celebrating Thanksgiving which phrase would you use?