Simplified Speech #051 – The Holiday Season

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Happy holidays, everyone! The holiday season is in full swing in Canada; therefore, Andrew and Morag are here to talk to you about the holiday season in this Simplified Speech episode. Sit back, drink a cup a cup of cocoa, and enjoy!

Fun facts

In Canada, the day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day. On Boxing Day, stores provide many after-Christmas sales, and families come out to look for great bargains. Many important sports events are also televised on Boxing Day.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To be a fan of [something]
  • To be bumped
  • Friendsmas
  • To be frank
  • Retail
  • Bargain
  • At the stroke of midnight
  • Smooch

Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free

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