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ESL 308: Happy Anniversary


ESL 308: Happy Anniversary


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Jude called Erica. "Guess what, honey?" he asked. "Next month is our fourth anniversary." He had already bought her a nice card. She said yes, next month would mark the fourth year that they had known each other.

"'Known' each other?" Jude repeated. He corrected her, saying that it would mark the fourth year that they had been in love with each other.

Erica laughed. "Not hardly," she said. "For the first two years, yes, I was madly in love with you. You were my king. I would have done anything for you. Then I made the biggest mistake of my life: I asked you to marry me, and you said no! How many times had you sworn your love to me? But when you had a chance to back up your words with action, you chickened out. You didn't love me at all!"

He told her that he hadn't "chickened out." He just hadn't been ready to marry her at that particular time. "What does that mean?" she had asked him. He couldn't explain what it meant, but he did everything from that day on to win her love again. After a year of chasing her, he finally caught her, and her heart, again.

"So," she explained, "for the first two years I loved you. The third year, you loved me. The fourth year, we both loved each other. So, next month is actually our first anniversary of being in love with each other at the same time!"

After thinking about this, Jude went back to Target the next day and bought Erica a "Happy First Anniversary" card.

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*Vocabulary:

• actually:
• anniversary:
• chase:
• correct:
• explain:
• guess:
• hardly:
• mark:
• repeat:
• swear:

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Did Jude tell Erica that next month would be their fourth anniversary?

• Had he bought her a nice card?

• Did she say that next month would mark four years of knowing each other?

• Did she say that they had been in love with each other for 4 years?

• Was she madly in love with him for the last two years?

• Would she have done anything for him?

• Did he ask her to marry him?

• Did he agree to marry her?

• Did she say that he had chickened out?

• Did she feel that he loved her?

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*Fill in blanks:

Jude called Erica. “Guess what, honey?” he asked. “____ month is our fourth anniversary.” He had already ____ her a nice card. She said yes, next ____ would mark the fourth year that they had ____ each other.

“Known' each other?” Jude repeated. He ____ her, saying that it would mark the fourth ____ that they had been in love with each ____ .

Erica laughed. “Not hardly,” she said. “For the ____ two years, yes, I was madly in love ____ you. You were my king. I would have ____ anything for you. Then I made the biggest ____ of my life: I asked you to marry ____ , and you said no! How many times had ____ sworn your love to me? But when you ____ a chance to back up your words with ____ , you chickened out. You didn't love me at ____ !”

He told her that he hadn’t “chickened out.” ____ just hadn’t been ready to marry her at ____ particular time. “What does that mean?” she had ____ him. He couldn’t explain what it meant, but ____ did everything from that day on to win ____ love again. After a year of chasing her, ____ finally caught her, and her heart, again.

“So,” ____ explained, “for the first two years I loved ____ . The third year, you loved me. The fourth ____ , we both loved each other. So, next month ____ actually our first anniversary of being in love ____ each other at the same time!”

After thinking this, Jude went back to Target the next and bought Erica a “Happy First Anniversary” card.

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

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ESL 308: Happy Anniversary

*Vocabulary:


• actually: thật ra
• anniversary: kỷ niệm
• chase: săn đuổi
• correct: đúng
• explain: giải thích
• guess: đoán
• hardly: khó khăn
• mark: đánh dấu
• repeat: lập lại
• swear: thề thốt

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Did Jude tell Erica that next month would be their fourth anniversary? Yes

• Had he bought her a nice card? Yes

• Did she say that next month would mark four years of knowing each other? Yes

• Did she say that they had been in love with each other for 4 years? No

• Was she madly in love with him for the last two years? No

• Would she have done anything for him? Yes

• Did he ask her to marry him? No

• Did he agree to marry her? No

• Did she say that he had chickened out? Yes

• Did she feel that he loved her? No

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*Fill in blanks:

Jude called Erica. “Guess what, honey?” he asked. “__Next__ month is our fourth anniversary.” He had already _bought___ her a nice card. She said yes, next __month__ would mark the fourth year that they had __known__ each other.

“Known' each other?” Jude repeated. He __corrected__ her, saying that it would mark the fourth __year__ that they had been in love with each ____other__ .

Erica laughed. “Not hardly,” she said. “For the _first___ two years, yes, I was madly in love __with__ you. You were my king. I would have __done__ anything for you. Then I made the biggest ____mistake__ of my life: I asked you to marry _me___ , and you said no! How many times had __you__ sworn your love to me? But when you __had__ a chance to back up your words with ____action__ , you chickened out. You didn't love me at __all__ !”

He told her that he hadn’t “chickened out.” __He__ just hadn’t been ready to marry her at __that__ particular time. “What does that mean?” she had ____asked__ him. He couldn’t explain what it meant, but _he___ did everything from that day on to win _her___ love again. After a year of chasing her, __he__ finally caught her, and her heart, again.

“So,” _she___ explained, “for the first two years I loved _you___ . The third year, you loved me. The fourth __year__ , we both loved each other. So, next month __is__ actually our first anniversary of being in love _with___ each other at the same time!”

After thinking this, Jude went back to Target the next and bought Erica a “Happy First Anniversary” card.

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

Kỷ niệm hạnh phúc

Jude gọi Erica. "Đoán xem, em yêu?" anh hỏi. "Tháng tới là kỷ niệm bốn năm của chúng mình." Anh đã mua cho cô ấy một tấm thiệp đẹp. Cô nói vâng, tháng sau là đánh dấu bốn năm họ quen biết nhau.

"Quen biết nhau?" Jude lặp lại. Anh sửa lại cho đúng , nói rằng nó sẽ đánh dấu năm thứ tư họ yêu nhau.

Erica cười. "Không hẳn," cô nói. "Hai năm đầu, đúng, em yêu anh điên cuồng. Anh là vua của em. Em sẽ làm tất cả mọi thứ cho anh. Rồi em vấp phải sai lầm lớn nhất đời em: Em hỏi anh cưới em, và anh nói không! Bao nhiêu lần anh thề thốt tình yêu với em? Nhưng khi anh có cơ hội để thể hiện lời nói bằng hành động thì anh trốn mất. Anh không yêu em gì cả"

Anh bảo cô ấy là anh đã không "trốn mất." Anh chỉ chưa sẳn sàng cưới cô ấy vào lúc đặc biệt đó. "Điều đó có nghĩa là gì?" Cô hỏi anh. Anh không thể giải thích được điều đó nghĩa là gì, nhưng anh làm mọi thứ từ ngày đó để chiếm lại tình yêu của cô lần nữa. Sau một năm săn đuổi, cuối cùng anh bắt được cô, và trái tim của cô trở lại.

"Nên," cô giải thích, "hai năm đầu em yêu anh. Năm thứ ba, anh yêu em. Năm thứ tư, chúng mình cùng yêu nhau. Nên, tháng sau thật sự là kỷ niệm năm đầu tiên chúng ta yêu nhau cùng một thời điểm!"

Sau khi suy nghĩ về điều này, Jude quay lại tiệm Target hôm sau để mua tặng Erica tấm thiệp "Kỷ niệm năm đầu tiên hạnh phúc"

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