Chủ Nhật, 22 tháng 11, 2020

 Lunar New Year

Lunar calendar /ˈkælɪndər/

New Year’s Eve

Special occasion /əˈkeɪʒn/

Flowers
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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