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Unit nine: Celebrations

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  • Do you like going to festivals? Why / Why not?

  • Are there any interesting festivals taking place in or near the area where you live?

To kick off the festival on Friday

...which is followed by the famous Lip Sync contest

Saturday is packed full of fun thngs to do. If you´re feeling frisky early in the morning...

Runners run in groups according to age

Anyone can bring out their favourite fluffy pet and show them off

Professional chefs and amateur cooks alike compete in different categories, according to age

Vocabulary & Grammar

PHRASAL VERBS (GO)

  • go on 1 [ often with present participle ] continue or persevere: I can't go on protecting you. • talk at great length, especially tediously or angrily: the twins were always going on about him. • continue speaking or doing something after a short pause: [ with direct speech ] : ‘I don't understand,’ she went on. • informal said when encouraging someone or expressing disbelief: go on, tell him!

  • go with 1 give one's consent or agreement to (a person or proposal). 2 have a romantic or sexual relationship with. he goes with other women.

  • go off 1 (of a gun, bomb, or similar device) explode or fire. the pistol suddenly went off. • (of an alarm) begin to sound.

  • go through 1 undergo (a difficult period or experience): the country is going through a period of economic instability.

  • go over 1 consider, examine, or check (something): I want to go over these plans with you again.

Speaking

Accommodation

Meals

Contests

Transportation

Tradition

Out-of-the-ordinary

Convenient/inconvenient

Popular

Sensation

Feasible

Highly enjoyable

Make for a memorable event

Heve the potencial for

A part of our culture

A fun way to

Look back on

Nostalgia

Ancestors

To promote the event

Time consumption

Glossary

downside |ˈdaʊnsʌɪd|

noun

the negative aspect of something otherwise regarded as good or desirable: a magazine feature on the downside of fashion modelling.

feasible |ˈfiːzɪb(ə)l|

adjective

1 possible and practical to do easily or conveniently: the Dutch have demonstrated that it is perfectly feasible to live below sea level.

go-ahead informal

noun [ in sing. ]

permission to proceed: the government had given the go-ahead for the power station.

frisky |ˈfrɪski|

adjective (friskier, friskiest)

playful and full of energy: he bounds about like a frisky pup.

fake 1 |feɪk|

adjective

not genuine; imitation or counterfeit: she got on the plane with a fake passport | a fake Cockney accent.

(of a person) claiming to be something that one is not: a fake doctor.

noun

a thing that is not genuine; a forgery or sham: fakes of Old Masters.

a person who falsely claims to be something. I felt sure that some of the nuns were fakes.

stunt 2 |stʌnt|

noun

an action displaying spectacular skill and daring. the stunt involved jumping out of a hot-air balloon while attached to a piece of elastic. [ as modifier ] : the display is by some of the world's top stunt fliers.

something unusual done to attract attention: the story was spread as a publicity stunt to help sell books.

pageant |ˈpadʒ(ə)nt|

noun

1 a public entertainment consisting of a procession of people in elaborate, colourful costumes, or an outdoor performance of a historical scene. they brought the history books to life at the town's pageant. figurative : the pageant of public life.

something regarded as a series of interesting and varied events: it's all part of life's rich pageant.

historical a scene erected on a fixed stage or moving vehicle as a public show.

2 (also beauty pageant)N. Amer. a beauty contest.

eve |iːv|

noun

the day or period of time immediately before an event or occasion: on the eve of her departure he gave her a little parcel.

venue |ˈvɛnjuː|

noun

the place where something happens, especially an organized event such as a concert, conference, or sports competition: the club is the city's main venue for live music.

costume |ˈkɒstjuːm|

noun

a set of clothes in a style typical of a particular country or historical period: authentic Elizabethan costumes | [ mass noun ] : dancers in national costume.

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