Celebrating Christmas

 

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Are you celebrating Christmas?
Yes I am. It's a big deal in my family.
What do you guys do? Eat together?
The whole family comes together on the evening of the 24th of December and has a big feast.
What about a tree?
We also have a pine tree in the living room which we decorate during the day of the 24th. It's usually quite big with lots of shiny ornaments.
That's really interesting. My family doesn't celebrate Christmas. What else do you do?
We also go to church together for the midnight mass.
Do you also put presents under the tree?
Yes, lots of presents. They are all individually wrapped in colorful paper and brought by Santa Clause.
Santa Clause? He isn't real, right?
No, he isn't. It's part of the Christmas tradition to tell children that Santa is bringing the presents.
That is really interesting. Thanks for sharing all this with me.
No worries, you are welcome!
 

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  •   Are you celebrating  
     ?
     
 
 
 
  •   Yes I am. It's a big  
      in my family.
     
 
 
 
  •   What do you guys do?  
      together?
     
 
 
 
  •   The  
      family comes together on the evening of the 24th of December and has a big feast.
     
 
 
 
  •   What about a  
     ?
     
 
 
 
  •   We also have a pine tree in the living room which we decorate during the day of the 24th. It's usually quite big with lots of  
      ornaments.
     
 
 
 
  •   That's really interesting. My  
      doesn't celebrate Christmas. What else do you do?
     
 
 
 
  •   We also go to  
      together for the midnight mass.
     
 
 
 
  •   Do you also put  
      under the tree?
     
 
 
 
  •   Yes, lots of presents. They are all individually wrapped in colorful  
      and brought by Santa Clause.
     
 
 
 
  •   Santa Clause? He isn't  
     , right?
     
 
 
 
  •   No, he isn't. It's  
      of the Christmas tradition to tell children that Santa is bringing the presents.
     
 
 
 
  •   That is  
      interesting. Thanks for sharing all this with me.
     
 
 
No worries, you are welcome!
 

Learn important phrases

Happy Holidays!
My mother makes an advent calendar with chocolate for me every year.
Christmas markets have tasty mulled wine.
I'm going to spend Christmas with my family.
Does your work have a Christmas party?
What would you like as your Christmas present?
We wish you a merry Christmas.
Making Christmas cookies is a tradition.
Happy Holidays!
 
My mother makes an advent calendar with chocolate for me every year.
 
Christmas markets have tasty mulled wine.
 
I'm going to spend Christmas with my family.
 
Does your work have a Christmas party?
 
What would you like as your Christmas present?
 
We wish you a merry Christmas.
 
Making Christmas cookies is a tradition.
 
 
 

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Peter
Are you celebrating Christmas?
You
Yes I am. It's a big deal in my family.
What do you guys do? Eat together?
The whole family comes together on the evening of the 24th of December and has a big feast.
What about a tree?
We also have a pine tree in the living room which we decorate during the day of the 24th. It's usually quite big with lots of shiny ornaments.
That's really interesting. My family doesn't celebrate Christmas. What else do you do?
We also go to church together for the midnight mass.
Do you also put presents under the tree?
Yes, lots of presents. They are all individually wrapped in colorful paper and brought by Santa Clause.
Santa Clause? He isn't real, right?
No, he isn't. It's part of the Christmas tradition to tell children that Santa is bringing the presents.
That is really interesting. Thanks for sharing all this with me.
No worries, you are welcome!
Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Are you celebrating Christmas?
Ashlee
Yes I am. It's a big deal in my family.
What do you guys do? Eat together?
The whole family comes together on the evening of the 24th of December and has a big feast.
What about a tree?
We also have a pine tree in the living room which we decorate during the day of the 24th. It's usually quite big with lots of shiny ornaments.
That's really interesting. My family doesn't celebrate Christmas. What else do you do?
We also go to church together for the midnight mass.
Do you also put presents under the tree?
Yes, lots of presents. They are all individually wrapped in colorful paper and brought by Santa Clause.
Santa Clause? He isn't real, right?
No, he isn't. It's part of the Christmas tradition to tell children that Santa is bringing the presents.
That is really interesting. Thanks for sharing all this with me.
No worries, you are welcome!
 
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