Шесть студентов и студенток из разных стран мира – что у них общего? Все они приехали в американский университет по обмену на один семестр. Они будут изучать английский язык, культуру США, будут специализироваться в своей области. Эта серия Ежедневных диалоговпосвящена жизни студентов в течение семестра в американском вузе. Диалоги рассчитаны на владеющих английским языком на среднем или более высоком уровне.
Студент Аджай рассказывает студентке Люсии, как он будет отмечать различные праздники.
Ajay: How’s the studying going, Lucía?
Lucía: I can’t wait for finals to be over! In another week, I’ll be flying back home. What are you doing over the winter break?
Ajay: Alan invited Lee and me to stay with his family. Home-cooked food for three holiday meals!
Lucía: Three holidays?
Ajay: Alan’s dad is Jewish, and his mom is Christian, so they celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. And his mom is a professional chef, so she goes all out for both holiday meals.
Lucía: And what’s the third holiday?
Ajay: New Year’s Day. They have all their family over, and Alan’s mom cooks again. Alan has raved about his mom’s cooking all semester, so Lee and I can’t wait.
Lucía: Holiday meals cooked by a professional chef. I want to hear all about it later. I’ve never had a traditional Hanukkah meal.
Ajay: Neither have I. I’m looking forward to it.
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How’s (something) going? This question is used to ask someone about his/her progress or about life in general. For example, how’s the studying going means what’s the progress of your studying. The general question how’s it going is informal and similar to how are you. [Как дела?]
Can’t wait means to be very eager, anxious or impatient for something. [Не терпится.]
A winter break is a period of vacation between semesters of college or other schools that includes the winter holidays, such as New Year’s Day. [Зимние каникулы.]
Home-cooked or homemade food means food prepared at home and not made in a factory, store, etc. [Домашняя (еда).]
Hanukkah or Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish holiday, usually in late November or December, that commemorates the rededication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago. [Праздник Хануки.]
Commemorate means to do something special to remind people of an important event or person from the past. [Отмечать в честь чего-л., в память кого-л.]
To go all out means to put all of your energy into what you are doing or to put a lot of effort into doing something. [Стараться изо всех сил.]
To rave about something is to talk or write about something in an excited and enthusiastic way. [Радостно сообщать.]
A holiday meal is special food prepared and eaten for a certain holiday. Sometimes these foods are only made and eaten during a certain holiday season. For example, for many families in the U.S. on Thanksgiving, the holiday meal includes cranberry sauce. This is not a food that many people eat at other times of the year. [Праздничное блюдо.]
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