In today’s podcast we talk all about Easter traditions and how this festival is celebrated in the US, the UK, and Australia. Easter is originally a religious tradition, but nowadays a lot of people see it as a family celebration where you get to share delicious Easter chocolate eggs with your loved ones. So, we talk a little bit about both these sides of Easter tradition.
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Words You’ll Learn:
- Flower buds/blossoms
- Spring into spring
- Bank holiday / Public holiday
- Barbeque / Barbie
- Give something up
- Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday
- Ash Wednesday
- Moreish (UK)
- Dazzling: very impressive and attractive.
- “Maybe he’s catching up on the old episodes”: If you catch up on old episodes, you listen to the ones you haven’t listened to until now.
- Feasting: a feast is a large meal where a lot of people celebrate a special occasion. Feasting is the name of the activity.
- Passover: a Jewish holiday that occurs in the spring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan.
- Spring break: vacation period in early spring (season between fall and summer).
- “People will head down to Florida”: go down; travel to.
- Soda/Fizzy drink: a drink like Coca Cola or Sprite.
- Sneak (away/into, etc): to go somewhere secretly and quietly in order to avoid being seen or heard.
- “Moses was wandering in the desert for 40 years”: to walk slowly across or around an area, usually without a clear direction or purpose.
- Commonplace: common, usual, not special.
- “It might be challenging to get the Easter eggs over there in one piece“: whole, unbroken.
- Dye: to give something a different color using a dye (substance you use to change the color of your clothes, hair etc).
- “Eggs would go bad unfortunately“: to no longer be fresh enough to eat or drink.
- “Fill us in on the details”: to provide someone with additional facts , details , etc. about something.
- Dip: to put something into a liquid and lift it out again.
- Crack an egg: if you crack an egg, you break it slightly so you can extract the liquid in a controlled way.
- “Humongous egg“: huge, gigantic.
- Godfather/Godmother: someone who promises at a baptism ceremony to help a child, and to teach him or her Christian values.
- Masterpiece: a work of art, a piece of writing or music etc that is of very high quality or that is the best that a particular artist, writer etc., has produced .
- Put someone on the spot: if you put someone on the spot, you cause them embarrassment or difficulty by forcing them at that moment to answer a difficult question or make an important decision.
- “I have a bit of a sweet tooth“: a great liking for sweet-tasting foods.
- “I can eat six in one sitting“: during one limited period of time, without stopping.
“It’s spring again. I can hear the birds sing again. See the flower start to bud. See young people fall in love.” – Lou Rawls
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