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textbooks hello everybody I am Georgiana

your English teacher and founder of

speak English podcast.com today we'll

talk about something festive have you

noticed that in springtime you go to

your local supermarket and you see

chocolate bunnies and colorful eggs

everywhere well today I'll talk about

Easter and how Americans celebrate this

holiday and with a funny mini story

you'll practice your speaking while

learning new things about the Easter

holiday what exactly are we celebrating

at Easter each spring people all over

the world celebrate the resurrection of

Jesus Christ

this year we celebrate Easter on Sunday

April 21st

whenever Easter comes you will see from

colorful eggs to Easter Bunny cakes

also most people have a week off for

Easter so parties are organized to enjoy

the occasion with family and friends

certainly Easter is one of the most

celebrated holidays in the United States

and how else do Americans celebrate

Easter

apart from spending this holiday with

friends and family

some people attend special services

which are held in churches on Easter and

what's with the eggs and the rabbits why

are they a symbol of this holiday eggs

and rabbits symbolize the rebirth and

return to the fertility of nature and

the eggs are hard-boiled and decorated

or made of plastic candy and of course

chocolate every year several Easter

activities are held and the White House

lawn hundreds of children participate in

different activities and organized games

the White House Easter Egg Roll

officially dates back to 1878 here's how

the game works

the egg is placed on a flat floor while

the children are asked to push it with a

spoon so cool right isn't it surprising

to see a child playing with an egg

instead of a video game and there's

another popular game in the States

called Easter egg hunting here's how it

works

the eggs are hidden all over the house

and the children hunt them with great

excitement as a child I have found

memories of making Easter eggs with my

family and in school this type of

activity is great for children and

usually kids remember making Easter eggs

for the rest of their life kids love

decorating Easter eggs in the days

before the holiday and it's a beautiful

way to stimulate their creativity and on

Easter Sunday children wake up to find

that the Easter Bunny has left them

baskets of candy including the eggs that

they decorated earlier that week by the

way a bunny is a child term for a rabbit

now you know what Bugs Bunny means and

of course children enjoy this holiday a

lot but adults also have fun displaying

their costumes and colorful hats at the

Easter parades the person leading the

parade holds an Easter candle or cross

in their hand

how interesting bright and how do you

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now you can practice with a mini story a

mini story is very simple I give you

information using phrases and then I ask

you questions

I created a mini story using interesting

facts about Easter

I have recommend that you listen several

times until it's easy to answer let's

start the custom of giving eggs at

Easter comes from ancient Egyptians

Persians Romans and Greeks what do we

give an Easter

eggs we have the custom of giving eggs

at Easter what custom comes from the

ancient Egyptians

the custom of giving eggs do we give

eggs at Christmas

no no we don't give eggs at Christmas we

give eggs at Easter this the custom also

come from the Romans

yes the custom also comes from the

Romans the word Easter comes from the

anglo-saxon goddess who represents the

air and the egg what word comes from the

anglo-saxon goddess

Easter the word Easter comes from the

anglo-saxon goddess where does the word

Easter come from from Greece

no no the word Easter doesn't come from

Greece

it comes from an anglo-saxon goddess

what does the anglo-saxon goddess

represent the anglo-saxon goddess

represents the air and the egg at Easter

people usually buy sweets made of

chocolate what do people buy an Easter

do they buy a tree

no no people don't buy a tree at Easter

people buy sweets at Easter when do

people buy sweets

add Easter people buy sweets add Easter

what type of sweets do people buy

chocolate sweets people usually buy

sweets made of chocolate

each year on Easter more than 90 million

chocolate bunnies are produced in the

United States when are the chocolate

bunnies produced in winter

no no the chocolate bunnies are produced

in spring at Easter

how many chocolate bunnies are produced

in the United States

90 million 90 million chocolate bunnies

are produced in the United States where

are the chocolate bunnies produced in

Europe

you

no no they are not produced in Europe

the chocolate bunnies are produced in

the States consequently Easter is one of

the sweetest holidays of the year so

what's one of the sweetest holidays

Easter it's one of the sweetest holidays

of the year is Easter the bitterest

holiday

no no Easter isn't the bitterest holiday

it's one of the sweetest holiday of the

year do people go on a diet at Easter

no no people don't go on a diet at

Easter people eat many sweets at Easter

that's why it's the sweetest holiday of

the year

perfect it's the end of this mini story

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speak English podcast.com well I think

that's enough for today try to listen to

this content several times and trying

not to eat too many chocolate bunnies

this holiday or else you'll need to go

on a diet happy easter everyone bye bye

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