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    Question Can you please help me give a speaking passage?

    Hi,

    Topic for speaking;
    What is your favorite holiday? Use reasons and details to support your response.

    Speak in 15 seconds.

    "My favorite holiday is Norouz- the Iranian holiday of the new year. We celebrate the first days of Spring and most of us , especially students and teachers, have about 13 days to spend our holiday with our family, relatives, and friends. During those days I can visit the people whom I haven't seen for a year and strength our good relations."


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    Default Re: Can you please help me give a speaking passage?

    My suggestion (I'm a learner myself, so maybe someone else would like to correct or alter this further):

    "My favorite holiday is Norouz, the Iranian new year. We celebrate the first days of spring and most of us, especially students and teachers, have about 13 days to spend with our family, relatives, and friends. During those days I can visit the people whom I haven't seen for a year and strengthen our good relations."

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    Default Re: Can you please help me give a speaking passage?

    about 13 days- how about using about a fortnight? It's just that 13 sounds very exact to me.

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    Default Re: Can you please help me give a speaking passage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    about 13 days- how about using about a fortnight? It's just that 13 sounds very exact to me.
    Sorry, I am not sure the meaning of "about a fortnight". Would you please clarify this expression to me?

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    Default Re: Can you please help me give a speaking passage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ever Student View Post
    Sorry, I am not sure the meaning of "about a fortnight". Would you please clarify this expression to me?
    The word fortnight is in dictionaries.

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    Default Re: Can you please help me give a speaking passage?

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    The word fortnight is in dictionaries.
    ok, thanks I got it.

    The thirteenth day of holiday of Noruz has a especial meaning in Iran because Iranians go outside at the last day of holiday, thirteenth day, and spend with the family in the Nature. Spending in the Nature in thirteenth day is called Nature Day in Iran.

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