domingo, 28 de novembro de 2010

Advent and Christmas

Advent is the beginning of the Church Year for most churches in the Western tradition. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, which is the Sunday nearest November 30, and ends on Christmas Eve (Dec 24). If Christmas Eve is a Sunday, it is counted as the fourth Sunday of Advent, with Christmas Eve proper beginning at sundown.
The Season of Advent brings Anticipation and Hope.The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we anticipate.
Advent also symbolizes the spiritual journey of individuals and a congregation, as they affirm that Christ has come, that He is present in the world today, and that He will come again in power.

To know more about Advent click here
So, it's Christmas time!
Well, don't forget to wish Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to your teachers and classmates when your English classes are all over.

Here are some sentences to learn and practice in class or with your friends!

1. What do you want to get for Christmas? (O que você quer ganhar de natal?);
2. I usually see my family at Christmas. (Eu costumo ver minha família no natal);
3. Christmas is coming. (O natal está chegando);
4. We´ll spend Christmas abroad. (Nós vamos passar o natal no exterior);
5. What are you going to ask Santa Claus for Christmas? (O que você vai pedir ao Papai Noel?);
6. Santa Claus exists/doesn´t exist. ( O papai noel existe/não existe);
7. We get together to celebrate Christmas. (Nós nos reunimos para comemorar o natal)
8. What are you going to do on Christmas break? (O que você vai fazer no recesso de natal?);
9. We´re doing the Christmas shopping. (Estamos fazendo as compras de natal);
10. It’s the Christmas spirit! (É o espírito de natal!);
11. I love Christmas time. (Eu adoro a época de natal);
12. We´ll hold a Christmas dinner. (Vamos fazer uma ceia de natal);

Feliz natal!
 Feliz Ano novo a todos!
 Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year everyone!


3 comentários:

  1. Hello,

    I know that I don't (appear in this place for days)… I know... but I’m here today to [anticipate] I want to begin to wish a Merry Christmas to all … Well, I saw the e-mail and I did have this idea…
    So I hope that you enjoy this songs… and I wish a happy, happy Merry Christmas !!!

    Kisses !!!

  2. That's it, Tarcila!
    Anticipating good thoughts as well as wishing good moments for Christmas and the New Year is really nice!
    Thank you very much!!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011!

  3. Dear Nayla and Tarcila,