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Dialogue 1 and homework

How will you spend the new year holiday? Do you have a plan? Today we will talk about the plans for the new year holiday.

Dialogue 1

A:今天是12月20日,新年就要到了。Jīntiān shì shíèryuè èrshí rì, xīnnián jiù yào dàole.

Today is Decemeber 20th. The New Year is coming.

B:新年你准备做什么?Xīnnián nǐ zhǔnbèi zuò shénme ?

What plan do you have?

A:我想去北京旅游,北京很不错,我去过一次。 Wǒ xiǎnɡ qù Běi jīnɡ lǚyóu ,Běijīnɡ hěn búcuò,wǒ qùɡuò yí cì。

I want to take a trip to Beijing. Beijing is a nice place. I’ve been there once.

B:你买票了吗?Nǐ mǎi piào le mɑ ?

Have you bought the ticket?

A:还没有呢,明天就去火车站买票。 Hái méiyǒu ne, mínɡtiān jiù qù huǒchēzhàn mǎi piào.

Not yet. I’ll go to the railway station to buy it tomorrow.

Let’s read it again without Pinyin.

A: 今天是12月20日,新年就要到了。

B: 新年你准备做什么?

A: 我想去北京旅游,北京很不错,我去过一次。

B: 你买票了吗?

A: 还没有呢,明天就去火车站买票。

If you were A, please retell the main idea of this dialogue using your own words.

今天是12月20日,新年就要到了。新年我想去北京旅游,我去过北京一次,觉得很不错。我准备明天去火车站买票。

Homework

Today we have learnt the sentence structure“要……了” which means something is going to happen.

新年要到了。

If there is no adverbial of time, you can use “就要/快要/快/要……了”. But if there is an adverbial of time in the sentence, you can only use “就要……了” . For example:

大卫快要回国了。

下个月大卫就要回国了。

After class, tell me how you will spend your new year holiday by starting with 新年就要到了……

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