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Georgiana

With teacher Georgiana since 2011.

#071 Christmas In The USA (rep) | English mini-story

Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary, and how to learn English more effectively.

Transcript:

Hi everyone!

I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.

In today’s episode:

  • I’ll talk about how Americans celebrate Christmas and how I used to enjoy Christmastime when I was a kid.
  • Later, you’ll practice vocabulary, and above all, you’ll improve your spoken English with a funny question and answer story.

Awesome! Let’s get started!

Multi-Cultural Christmas

In the United States, every 25th of December, people celebrate Christmas in many unique ways because of its multicultural nature.

The modern, commercialized Christmas began to emerge in the 19th century with the new custom of buying gifts for children.

Many of the Christmas holiday activities differ from family to family. It often depends on the cultural heritage of the family members.

Some customs are like the ones in the UK, France, Italy, Poland, and Mexico.

A typical celebration of Christmas Day in America combines Irish, Austrian, Polish, and Belgian traditions.

Despite the variety of cultures, most Americans agree that Christmas is a family time. For many families, Christmas is the one time of year when all family members, come together to eat, drink and spend a great time together.

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2 Comments

  1. Fabio

    Hi Georgiana, first of all, congratulations for your initiative and the quality of your job, texts, audios, I’m loving it and it’s really working for me, thank you so much!

    I would like to notify that the link of the audio MP3 is pointing for the podcast #030 and not for the #071.

    Thank you and best regards.
    Fabio (from Brazil)

    Reply
    • GEORGIANA

      Hello, Fabio! I’m glad you enjoy my lessons. Thank you for sharing your opinion!

      Reply

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