Try this video for your English expressions around the kitchen at Christmas time.
Different parts of the year, seasons, holidays, and special occasions often mean that we use specific types of English language to express ourselves about what is happening at that time.
I advise you to watch the video with a notebook handy. This way you can take notes, and study them afterwards.
I hope you enjoy the video lesson, and leave a comment in the section after this post. I will answer your comments and questions as soon as I possibly can.
In this video you will hear me speak about cooking the Christmas turkey, and the names of the basic kitchen appliances we use to do our cooking.
- What we put on the table at Christmas?
- What do we put under the tree?
- Frying pan
- How to wish a person a Happy Christmas
The difference between being merry, and being happy.
To give a present, or a gift. Gift and present are the same thing.
Cherish – to hold a person dear in our lives. To value a person, or an object.
Christmas traditions when people, friends, family, and single people get together.
They gather around the table to eat a special meal. To gather means to come together, to group and stay close together.
The word infamous means to be very well known all over the world, but not in a way that is connected to modern culture, or popular culture.
Infamous ideas, and people are normally political, cultural, or a part of life that is known by a certain group of people.
We roast and bake food in the oven.
When we roast meat in the oven it is important to keep the meat moist.
Moist = slightly wet.
To baste, is a verb that is used specifically for cooking purposes.
Basting the turkey, or any meat, means that you must use a spoon to pour the juices of the cooking turkey onto the meat to keep it moist.
If you enjoy cooking at any time of the year it helps to focus on more vocabulary from around the kitchen. I recommend that you use all of your resources to learn this type of vocabulary by watching videos, reading short articles about cooking, and listening to podcast specifically about the subject of cooking and food.
You will be surprised that if you spend just one week focusing on a subject in your English language learning time, your abilities to express yourself will increase quite dramatically.
Everything we focus on becomes interesting. Our mind then has the ability to mop-up information, we absorb more when our attention is high, and the subject is fascinating to us.
Learning the English language should be a fun adventure – and it can be. It is entirely up to you how much you study, how you study, and whether you work with a teacher, or alone.
There is so much media out there on the internet that can help you learn. With all of that media available, you have the opportunity to study English vocabulary, parts of speech, and writing, on any subject you like, and with the speed that suits you entirely.
Practise these expressions after watching the video above.
Write them down and by speaking them out loud, you will begin to memories them, and use them in your everyday English language.
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