VIP Class Notes (Li)

Vocabulary

Christmas Eve: December 24th

firecrackers: paper cylinder that makes a loud noise when it explodes

on purpose: not by accident

eg. Kids like to put firecrackers on your doorway on purpose for fun.

doll: a child’s toy in the form of a baby or small person

jar: a glass container that has a wide opening and usually a lid

grind: to crush or break (something) into very small pieces by rubbing it against a rough surface or using a special machine

eg. Grind the coffee beans into a fine powder.

Grammar

tourist guide- tour guide

Speaking

I went there with my friend, she’s Chinese. It’s her first time went out of China. We visited Madrid and some towns nearby Madrid. It was very tiring. When I went to Spain the jetlag was better when I to back, it is worse.

In Spain, it is traditional to celebrate Christmas Eve, we have dinner with my family-in-law. December 31st, we have dinner at home with my son and my niece. January 6th, it is very common in Spain to celebrate Ephiphany. For example, in Columbia December 24th is most important day, but in Spain, January 6th is the most important. Christmas in Columbia is like a party. People celebrate together, they might paint the street and put some decoration outside. The most important is buy clothes for that day. Now, it’s a little bit boring because the people cannot firecrackers because many children burn with that.

In Columbia, the food you cannot buy, everyone helps to cook. I did not cook because I was very bad.

Revised: 

I went there with my friend, she’s Chinese. It’s her first time to travel abroad/ go outside of China. We visited Madrid and some towns nearby. It was very tiring. When I went to Spain the jetlag took less time to recover, but when I came back, it feels worse.

In Spain, it is a tradition to celebrate Christmas Eve, we have dinner with my family-in-law/in-laws. December 31st, we have dinner at home with my son and my niece. Then, on January 6th, it is very common in Spain to celebrate Ephiphany. For example, in Columbia December 24th is the most important day, but in Spain, January 6th is the most important. Christmas in Columbia is like a party. People celebrate together so they might paint the street and put some decorations outside. The most important to people/others is to buy clothes for that day. Now, it’s a little bit boring because the people cannot play with firecrackers because many children get burnt with that.

In Columbia, you cannot buy food, everyone helps to cook. I did not cook because I was very bad.

Pronunciation

years – ears

burn – ba-urn

stir – sta-uh