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November 12, 2012

Special Days

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 5:42 am

[group 1]

[Vocabulary]

1. resolution : a formal decision taken at a meeting by means of a vote.
2. costume : an actor’s or performer’s costume is the set of clothes they wear while they are performing.
3. reindeer : a species of large deer.
4. trick or treat : said by children who visit people’s houses at Halloween and threaten to play tricks on people who do not give them sweet/candy
5. blow out : to extinguish (candle, etc) or to become extinguished.

[Text]
our presentation’s topic is “special days”

The first special day is HALLOWEEN. It’s going to be on October thirty-one.
Everyone is going to cosplay put on costumes to surprise someone. Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses.(1) They will visit other houses. They’re going to say “TRICK OR TREAT” so they get candies or chocalates. Otherwise they will play a trick on the host.

(1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween


The second special day is Christmas. It’s going to be on December twenty-five.
This day is Jesus’s birthday so people celebrate that. Today people think that santa claus comes to each house with family. For example, they decorate the christmas tree, watch moves, have dinner and have parties some people play with friends, or go on a date with boyfriend or girl friend. Popularly, we are write Christmas card to our family or friends. The traditional greeting reads “wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. (2)

(2)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas

The last special day is birthday!! A birthday is a day when a person celebrates the anniversary of his or her birth.(3) In korea people eat 미역soup. On birthdays, the main person’s friends and family congratulate to the person. They prepare the cake and sing “happy birthday”. When the main person blows out candles on a cake, they give a present. People eat cake and some delicious food. They have a good time. In korea on a baby’s first birthday, parents put things like money, thread, and pencils in front of their baby. If the baby picks up the money, it means he or she is going to be rich. Choosing the thread means a long life for the baby, and choosing a pencil means he or she is going to be a good student.(4)

(3)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday
(4)TOUCHSTONE2

The third special day is new year. It’s going to be on January first. New year is the first day of that year. In Korea, Korean wait for the sound of a bell in Bosingak. Children make a new year’s bow to their elders. Then the elders give some money to children. On New year’s morning, Korean people eat 떡국. that means a year has been added to our age. Some people go to a mountain or the sea to see the sun rise. They make New year’s resolution.

Thank you, listen to our presentation.

[Questions]
1.What do you think about Halloween in Korea?

2.What are you doing in Christmas? What do you want to do in Christmas?

3.What are your New Year`s resolutions in 2013?

4.What did you do for your 20th Birthday? or What will you do on your 20th birthday?

* Class #: 87

* Group 1

* Members’ Names: 이하나,전예진,김유정,강민희

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