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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Must-Know English Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 24 - At Christmas.
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 Christmas greetings. Jennifer celebrates Christmas with her family, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alisha: "Jingle bells, jingle bells! Christmas preparations are in full swing!"
Michael: Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Jennifer: "Jingle bells, jingle bells! Christmas preparations are in full swing!"
(clicking sound)
Gloria: "I'm coming over with fruitcake and eggnog!"
Wendy: "Has the family been good this year? Will there be any presents from Santa?"
Chris: "After a lot of trouble, the Christmas tree is finally up!"
Liz: "Christmas is magical! Now it's time to decorate!"
POST
Michael: Listen again to Jennifer's post.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Jingle bells, jingle bells! Christmas preparations are in full swing!"
Alisha: (Regular) "Jingle bells, jingle bells! Christmas preparations are in full swing!"
Michael: Let's break this down.
Alisha: First is the expression "Jingle bells, jingle bells!"
Michael: "Jingle bells" is a very famous Christmas carol that everyone knows by heart and sings around Christmas time. Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Jingle bells, jingle bells!" (REGULAR) "Jingle bells, jingle bells!"
Michael: Then comes the phrase...
Alisha: "Christmas preparations are in full swing!"
Michael: "In full swing" is an expression used to describe a situation at the height of an activity that causes people to be very busy or occupied. For example, "The party is now in full swing." Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Christmas preparations are in full swing!" (REGULAR) "Christmas preparations are in full swing!"
Michael: All together...
Alisha: "Jingle bells, jingle bells! Christmas preparations are in full swing!"
COMMENTS
Michael: In response, Jennifer's friends leave some comments.
Michael: Her neighbor, Gloria, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "I'm coming over with fruitcake and eggnog!" (REGULAR) "I'm coming over with fruitcake and eggnog!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "I'm coming over with fruitcake and eggnog!"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling warm-hearted, generous, and keen to help celebrate.
Michael: Her high school friend, Wendy, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Has the family been good this year? Will there be any presents from Santa?" (REGULAR) "Has the family been good this year? Will there be any presents from Santa?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Has the family been good this year? Will there be any presents from Santa?"
Michael: Use this expression to be funny.
Michael: Her husband, Chris, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "After a lot of trouble, the Christmas tree is finally up!" (REGULAR) "After a lot of trouble, the Christmas tree is finally up!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "After a lot of trouble, the Christmas tree is finally up!"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling happy that you have finally finished decorating for the Christmas celebration.
Michael: Her friend, Liz, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Christmas is magical! Now it's time to decorate!" (REGULAR) "Christmas is magical! Now it's time to decorate!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Christmas is magical! Now it's time to decorate!"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling excited to start celebrating Christmas.

Outro

Michael: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about Christmas greetings, 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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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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If a friend posted something about Christmas greetings which phrase would you use?

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Sunday at 06:47 PM
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Hello Evgeniy,


Thanks for your post and the positive feedback!


Please feel free to shoot through any questions you have throughout your studies.


Sincerely,

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Evgeniy
Tuesday at 08:38 PM
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I am Russian and I have difficult to be all in English but it is possible. I think it is full power of training.

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Hello MK,


Maybe it's time for you to move to the 'Advanced' lessons!


Thanks for the great feedback!! We hope youโ€™re all enjoying studying English with us.


If you ever have any questions, please feel free to shoot them through here. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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mk
Wednesday at 12:56 PM
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I am from Hong Kong. I think it is pretty good but it's actually too easy for me. I think it could be more difficult and complicated.๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ