#214: New Year’s Traditions, Vocabulary and More!

Aww yeah! 2020 is a wrap! In this podcast, Ethan and Andrea talk all about New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day traditions from the US, the UK as well as other from other countries. Andrea even shares her fun experience celebrating New Year’s in Times Square in New York. Don’t miss out on this fantastic podcast to end the year and start 2021 with a bang!

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  • New year’s in different cultures and traditions

Words You’ll Learn:

  • To nurse a hangover
  • Simply marvelous
  • Out with the old, in with the new
  • Fresh start
  • If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
  • Ring in the new year
  • To be synonym with something
  • Grandiose
  • Something springs to mind
  • Soak up the atmosphere
  • Touchy-feely
  • To round up the year
  • Nifty
  • Turn over a new leaf

Quick Definitions:

  • Thank you for that dynamite comment” = amazing, great.
  • Curfew: a rule that everyone must stay at home between particular times, usually at night, especially during a war or a period of political trouble
  • “We’ll have a mellow New Year’s”: smooth and soft, or not too sharp, bright, new, or rough.
  • Have a big night out: an evening when you go out to a cinema, theater, party etc.
  • Low-key: not elaborate, showy, or intensive; modest or restrained.
  • Fireworks display: a public event at which fireworks are set alight.
  • People aren’t going to be out and about quite as much this year“: active; doing the things you usually do.
  • Do something ahead of time: do something before it’s necessary, in advance.


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