北师大初中英语八年级上册:Unit6 21-1

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[00:00.00]UNIT 6

[00:08.35]Lesson 21

[00:13.30]Exercise 1.2

[00:15.70]Christmas

[00:17.72]In the United States

[00:19.39]the Christmas season lasts from

[00:22.17]Thanksgiving through the beginning of January.

[00:25.30]Christmas Day itself,

[00:27.85]celebrating the day that Jesus Christ was born,

[00:31.09]is on December 25.

[00:34.03]Christmas decorations

[00:36.34]In the weeks before Christmas,

[00:38.58]people decorate their homes.

[00:41.10]Green,red silver,and gold are traditional colors

[00:46.47]Another common tradition is

[00:48.66]to have a Christmas tree in the home.

[00:51.87]These trees are decorated

[00:54.07]with small colored lights and other decorations

[00:58.20]Many people put a star or the figure

[01:01.07]of an angel at the top of the tree.

[01:04.54]Christmas cards

[01:06.04]At this time of year,

[01:07.89]people send Christmas cards to

[01:09.80]friends and family.

[01:11.79]These cards show typical Christmas pictures and

[01:15.45]inside the card there is usually a message

[01:19.18]such as "Wishing you a Merry Christmas

[01:21.89]and a Happy New Year" or "Season's Greetings".

[01:25.60]Christmas gifts

[01:27.45]Another important Christmas tradition is

[01:30.43]giving gifts to family members and friends.

[01:34.67]Young children wake up on Christmas morning

[01:38.46]hoping to find the toys that

[01:40.50]Santa Claus left for them early

[01:42.81]during the night.

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