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Hi everybody, my name is Alisha and today we are going to talk about a few words that might be useful for the New Year’s Holiday, so let’s begin.
All right, the first phrase is just New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve refers to the last day of the year, December 31st. It’s the night before January 1st, the Eve of the New Year. New Year’s Eve is traditionally a very fun, happy evening where people get together with their friends and their family, they might enjoy champagne. It’s a big party.
Okay oh I’ve already mentioned this but champagne, champagne is a traditional I guess New Year’s drink and a bubbly alcoholic drink. When the clock hits midnight, people might open a bottle of champagne and share it among all their friends. It’s supposed to be kind of a cheery, happy way to ring in the New Year. I really enjoy sharing a glass of champagne with my friends on New Year’s Eve.
The next word is confetti. Confetti is really, really small, brightly colored paper. When there is a party or a New Year’s Eve, people might throw or spray Confetti flashy and colorful and maybe seems exciting on the day – Confetti is everywhere on the streets of New York City on January 1st.
All right, the next word is resolution, goal for yourself. Many people set a New Year’s resolution on January 1st or in the first week of January which is the things that they want to accomplish during that year. I do this, maybe you do this. Some common ones are for example to lose weight or to start going back to the gym or to reconnect with all the family members and friends. Sticking to your resolution can often be really difficult. For 2015, my resolution is to become fluent in another language.
The next word is countdown, 10 to 0 countdown of the last 10 seconds of the year. So people usually count down the last 10 seconds together in really big voices and when it reaches zero, everybody else happy new year at the end of the countdown. You might hear about a countdown party where everybody comes together just for that. And in a sentence, I am going to a countdown party this year. It should be a lot of fun and the next word is Times Square. Times Square refers to a very, very popular and busy location in New York City. It is the location where the New Year’s Eve ball drops in New York and it’s broadcast all over America and I think the world really. It’s kind of the quintessential – yeah it’s a really iconic New Year’s Eve party. So you might see this on TV, people celebrating in Times Square. In a sentence, Times Square is so crowded on New Year’s Eve, be careful.
And that’s the end. That’s the end of some words that you might need or you might I don’t know. Those are words, New Year’s, happy New Year. If you have any new year’s resolutions, any goals for yourself for 2015, please be sure to leave us a comment and let us know what they are. Have a Happy New Year and we will see you again soon, bye.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Which word do you like the most?

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Sunday at 02:02 AM
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Hi Salman and Silvia,


Thank you for posting. May both of you have a very happy new year. Let's reach English fluency together this year. Good luck! If you ever have any questions, please let us know. 😉


Kind regards,

Levente

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salman
Thursday at 10:08 PM
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At this time of the yea, it is a good idea to count our blessings, and thus thank you .. wishing you a happy and wonderful new year

salman
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My warmest wishes for a happy and successful year

Silvia
Friday at 12:52 AM
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The word I like the most is confetti. I'm an Italian student and this word is a false friend. Italian confetti are small almond sweets with a sugar coating. They are a traditional offering at any wedding, baptism, annyversary or graduation, but we don't throw them or we risk to wound someone!

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Hello Hiro,


Thanks for the post. But this series is designed to look a more spontaneous since the idea here is that a native speaker will give us the meaning of must-know words. However, it was made like this because we would want listeners to also have a cultural meaning of the words, otherwise it wouldn't have any difference with just looking at dictionaries right?


Hope this helps!

Erica

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Hiro
Saturday at 11:32 PM
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Well, these new lessons are fun to see but looks a bit less well organized, I must say, compare to the video materials for beginners. Franky they look like only rehearsals.