Simplified Speech #108 – Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! At the end of each calendar year, most people take time to think of the past year and look forward to the next. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy reflect upon 2020 and discuss their goals for 2021.  I just wanted to thank you all for studying English with Culips throughout 2020. There are a lot of ways that you can study English these days, but we’re so happy that you’ve chosen to make Culips a part of your English studies.

And we’ve got such an awesome community of people around the world learning English with Culips and the whole Culips team and I are so happy and honoured, really, that we get to be a part of it.

So everyone, please keep learning and studying with us during 2021. If your goal is to keep improving your English this year, then of course we’re here to help and support you. We’re going to keep trying our best to bring you educational, motivational, and fun episodes and English lessons that will help you reach your English fluency goals.

And here at Culips, we’ve got a lot of big plans and we’re all really excited for what 2021 will bring!

And everyone, please keep your messages, emails, comments, episode suggestions, 5-star ratings and nice reviews, coming! Even if we don’t get back to you right away, we read everything that you send our way and all the success stories and nice comments that you share inspire us to keep working hard to make Culips better and better.

Fun facts

Every country has different traditions for the turning of the new year. In South Korea, many people hike a local mountain in the middle of the night just to have a beautiful and memorable view of the first sunrise of the year.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To stack up against [something]
  • To get fired up
  • To cross [something] off [one’s] list
  • To feed off [something]
  • To have a rhythm going
  • In store

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Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

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