Chủ Nhật, 22 tháng 11, 2020

Talk about Tet Holiday!

Lunar New Year

Lunar calendar /ˈkælɪndər/

New Year’s Eve

Special occasion /əˈkeɪʒn/

Peach blossom

Apricot blossom

Kumquat tree /ˈkʌmkwɑːt/

Daisy /ˈdeɪzi/

Bonsai /ˈbɑːnsaɪ/

Marigold /ˈmærɪɡoʊld/

Orchid /ˈɔːrkɪd/

*Traditional Foods

  1. Banh chung - Banh chung - Square sticky rice with mung bean and pork

2. Mung beans

3. Banh tet - Cylindrical sticky rice with mung beans and pork /səˈlɪndrɪkl/

4. Sticky rice

5. Dried bamboo shoots

6. Pickled onion /ˈpɪkld ˈʌnjən/

7. Pickled carrot and daikon

8. Century egg /ˈsentʃəri/

9. Dried shrimp

10. Vietnamese pork/ beef ham

11. Fried spring rolls

12. Roasted watermelon seeds/ pumpkin seeds

13. Dried candied fruits /draɪd ˈkændid fruːt/

14. Candied ginger

15. Candied date

16. Fatty pork

17. Water melon

18. Coconut

19. Pawpaw (papaya)

20. Family reunion

21. Five – fruit tray

22. Sugar apple = sweetsop

23. Soursop

24. Banquet /ˈbæŋkwɪt/

25. Lion dance

26. Dragon dance

27. Superstitious /ˌsjuːpəˈstɪʃəs/ (adjective)

28. Taboo /təˈbuː/

29. The kitchen gods

30. Fireworks

31. Lucky money

32. Red envelop /ɪnˈveləp/

33. Incense sticks /ˈɪnsens/

*Some activities during Tet holiday:

  1. Take photos = have photo shoots

2. Take a selfie

3. Take a groupie/ group fie (= group selfie)

4. Visit pagodas/ temples

5. Make a wish

6. Pray for

7. Receive/ get lucky money # Give lucky money

8. Travel with family

9. Hang out with friends

10. Go to flower markets = visit flower markets

11. Visit relatives and friends/ grandparents

12. Exchange New year's wishes

13. Wish you a new year full of 13. Wish you a new year full of Joy, Success, Fun, Health, Happiness, Wealth, Luck & Prosperity

Wealth /welθ/

Prosperity /prɑːˈsperəti/

14. Visit a someone's house on the first day of the new year

15. Watch fire works

16. Dress up

17. Play cards

18. Play bingo

19. Clean the house

20. Paint the house

21. Decorate the house

22. Have someone’s hair cut

23. Buy new clothes/ shoes = go shopping

24. Wear Ao Dai

25. Make Banh Chung - square glutinous rice with mung beans and pork

25. Have Year End party/

Celebrate New Year’s Eve party

26. Release fish/ bird

27. Sweep the floor

More practice speaking by answering the following questions:

  1. Do you enjoy Tet holiday? Why or why not?
  2. Does your family celebrate Tet holiday?
  3. What foods do you often eat during Tet holiday?
  4. What drinks do you often have during Tet holiday?
  5. What clothes do you often wear on Tet holiday?
  6. What do you usually do for Tet holiday?
  7. Do you decorate your house for the holiday?
  8. Do your neighbors decorate their house too?
  9. Can you make Banh Chung or Banh Tet?
  10. Are you good at making these foods?
  11. Do you often watch fireworks on New Years Eve in your country?
  12. Do you receive or give lucky money?
  13. Is gift exchange a part of this holiday?
  14. Are the banks, offices or schools closed for Tet holiday?
  15. Do you like to travel during Tet holiday? Why or why not?
  16. Where are the best places to travel for the Tet holiday?
  17. Are there any special songs that people often sing/ listen for Tet holiday?
  18. Do you know the songs?
  19. Can you sing some of the songs?
  20. Are there a lot of parties during Tet holiday?
  21. Do you see or visit your relatives/ family/ friends during this holiday?
  22. What traditional colors are connects with Tet holiday?
  23. Do you ever feel blue (sad/ unhappy) during Tet holidays?
  24. What games do you play during Tet holidays?
  25. Do you like to stay up late on Tet holiday?
  26. Do you think holidays are important? Why?
  27. How many holidays do you have in your country?
  28. What is your favorite holiday festival in your country?

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