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Wednesday, 23 December 2015 02:23

The Christmas Story

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Christmas is an international holiday, and is the biggest holiday by far in the American calendar. But where does Christmas come from? What is its meaning? This entertaining cartoon story in special English will help you understand! Read it here: The Christmas Story

Velden floating nativity scene on the surface of Lake Woerth

Nativity Scene Here are some vocabulary words from the story that might be new for you, with their Chinese translations:

  1. Angel
  2. God
  3. Message
  4. Jesus
  5. Saviour (British); Savior (USA)
  6. Trust
  7. Holy Spirit
  8. Holy (Note: do not confuse this word with "holly," a green bush)
  9. I'm not sure I really get it = I don't think I really understand it
  10. Engaged
  11. Worried
  12. Upset
  13. Break up
  14. Dream
  15. Don't worry
  16. Sins
  17. Roman Empire
  18. Emperor
  19. Taxes
  20. Census
  21. Bethlehem (the small town where Jesus was born) 
  22. Miles
  23. Manger
  24. Shepherds
  25. Sheep
  26. Suddenly
  27. Wow!
  28. Good News
  29. Praising
  30. Glory
  31. Heaven
  32. Clever
  33. Arabia
  34. Appear
  35. Camels
  36. Wise Men
  37. Jerusalem
  38. Capital City
  39. Palace
  40. Egypt
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Scott Dreyer

A licensed teacher in the US state of Virginia since 1987, Scott Dreyer has been helping Chinese speakers improve their English since 1989. Dreyer lived in Taiwan from 1989-1999 where he learned Mandarin, met his wife, started his family, and realized he loved working with Chinese students. He became an award-winning author and started teaching ESL online in 2008. Dreyer and his wife and their four adult children make their home in the beautiful Roanoke Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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