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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 天使
  2. God 上帝
  3. Message 信息
  4. Jesus 耶稣
  5. Saviour (British); Savior (USA) 救主
  6. Trust 相信
  7. Holy Spirit 圣灵
  8. Holy 神圣 (Note: do not confuse this word with "holly," a green bush)  冬青
  9. I'm not sure I really get it = I don't think I really understand it 我不太明白
  10. Engaged 订婚
  11. Worried 担心
  12. Upset 不安, 烦躁, 焦急
  13. Break up 分手
  14. Dream 做梦
  15. Don't worry 别担心
  16. Sins 罪
  17. Roman Empire 罗马帝国
  18. Emperor 皇帝
  19. Taxes 税
  20. Census 人口调查
  21. Bethlehem (the small town where Jesus was born) 伯利恒
  22. Miles 英里
  23. Manger 马槽
  24. Shepherds 牧羊人
  25. Sheep 绵羊
  26. Suddenly 突然
  27. Wow! 哇塞
  28. Good News 好消息
  29. Praising 赞美
  30. Glory 荣耀
  31. Heaven 天堂
  32. Clever 聪明, 灵巧
  33. Arabia 阿拉伯
  34. Appear 出现
  35. Camels 骆驼
  36. Three Wise Men 三个博士
  37. Jerusalem 耶路撒冷
  38. Capital City 首都
  39. Palace 宫
  40. Egypt 埃及


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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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