English Practice for Chinese New Year
And since this Lunar year is unusually long, lasting 13 months, you have a whole extra month of learning to do! EXSELLme runs English language programmes in England for adults and children every year, but you can also learn with us from the comfort of your living room! Feel free to use us as a sort of your English Central.
Here is a small preview of the type of activities we do during our sessions. Next time you get to the coffee machine at work, you will be able to impress your colleagues with your knowledge and surprise them with some fun facts. All the while, learning English and improving your level of English with EXSELLme, of course!
1. Numbers – Practice Makes Perfect.
2. Adjectives – Let’s Make It Personal!
Take a look at your Chinese animal again, read out the adjectives describing your personalities and think about which characteristics you agree with and which you don’t. And finally, add at least five more adjectives that you or other people would use to describe you.
Now think about your kids, your parents or your partner – and do the same exercise again describing their personalities this time. You see, learning English can be fun!
3. Vocab and Grammar – Pick, Use and Remember!
Read the article and pick the suitable word.
Chinese New Year is one of the mostly / most important traditional holidays in China. The day is/are celebrated on the first day of the first month according with/to Chinese/China calendar and is also known/know as Lunar New Year. The day is rooted/roosted in centuries old customs and traditions and is one of the most popular public holiday/holidays in China.
The first day of/for the Chinese New Year is when Chinese people welcome the different gods at/to their homes. There are many superstitions/supersticious on this day. Many people believe/belief that not eating meat will bring them a longest/long life. Others believe it is badly/bad luck to light fires so many people cook the day before. Other bad luck/lucks things to do on New Year’s Day is getting/cutting a haircut, sweeping the floor and buying books/book. The most/mostly important thing to do on this day is to visit you/your family. Children like this day because they get money from their older relatives. People hang/hung red lanterns from their houses and cook all kinds/kind of traditional food. It is also very noisy/loudly as people let off/switch on firecrackers and fireworks in the streets to celebrate. Although recently the fireworks have become banned/ban in many areas of China due to/because to/due of pollution!
4. Discussion Time!
- Do you believe in horoscopes? Why? Why not?
- What would you like your horoscope to say for 2020?
- Do you think horoscopes could be dangerous?
- Who writes horoscopes and how qualified do you think they are?
- Is there any science involved in horoscopes?