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General Listening Quiz

“Happy New Year”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy holiday celebrations man 01:36

Pre-Listening Exercise

How do you celebrate the new year in your country with family or friends?


“turn over a new leaf” = change personal habits
I’ve decided to turn over a new leaf; I’m going to exercise three times a week and not play so many video games.”

“ring in the new year” = celebrate the new year
We’re going to ring in the new year at my sister’s house next week.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

What things did you do with family and friends to ring in the new year? What special foods did you eat? Do people in your country have any special traditions they do on that day?

Online Investigation

Choose a country you want to learn about and study more. Use the Internet to find answers to these questions:

  • What is the name of the country?
  • What unique activities do people do on this day to celebrate the new year?
  • What special clothing do people wear?
  • What special foods do people eat?
  • Do people give or send any special gifts to family and friends? If so, explain them.
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