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Friday the 22nd of December, 2017
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CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY: CANDY CANE

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Happy Friday to our Daily Vitamin readers! Today we are completing our week of Christmas Vocabulary with the words CANDY CANE. Do you know what this famous Christmas image is?

Definition: a red and white striped candy (often flavoured with peppermint) that is in the shape of a hook at one end.

Example 1: The man dressed like Santa and gave the children candy canes.

Example 2: After Christmas, it seems like we eat candy canes for a month.

This is our last lesson of the week, but also of the year; we will take a holiday break until January. The first Daily Vitamin in 2018 will be January 8th.

We would like to wish all our readers a wonderful holiday season and a safe and wonderful New Year. We will see you in 2018!



Thursday the 21st of December, 2017
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CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY: STOCKING STUFFER

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Hello everyone! Happy Thursday to you all. 

It's our fourth day of our week about Christmas Vocabulary. Today we are looking at the expression STOCKING STUFFER

Definition: a small gift that can fit into a Christmas stocking (the large "socks" that some people hang by the fireplace). 

Example 1: We always got chocolates as stocking stuffers

Example 2: I remember getting CDs as stocking stuffers when I was a child. 

Example 3: This toy would be a great stocking stuffer

That's it for today. Tomorrow we will look at one final iconic Christmas image: the candy cane. Stay tuned!



Wednesday the 20th of December, 2017
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CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY: WREATH

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Hello, readers! I hope your week is going well.

Today we continue with Christmas Vocabulary and look at a common image related to Christmas: a WREATH.

Definition: A decoration of tree branches, leaves, or flowers arranged to look like a large circle. 

Example 1: I bought a new wreath to hang on the door. 

Example 2: My mom has had this wreath for 30 years. 

Do you have a wreath hanging at your house during Christmas? If so, please send us a photo on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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Thank you for reading! Have a great day.



Tuesday the 19th of December, 2017
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CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY: GOODWILL

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Hi, everyone! Today is day two of our Christmas vocabulary lessons. Today we are looking at the word GOODWILL.

Definition: friendly, helpful feelings towards another person.

Example 1: Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.

(During Christmas, this is a common expression. Although not very politically correct, "men" refers to humans in general, not just men.)

Example 2: To stay open, the museum relies on the goodwill of donors.

That's all for today. Thank you for reading! 



Monday the 18th of December, 2017
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CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY: FEAST

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Happy Monday, everyone!

This will be our last week of Daily Vitamins before the holiday break, so we are focusing on Christmas Vocabulary. Today's word is FEAST

Definition 1: a large meal. 

Example 1: My mom prepares a feast every Christmas Eve. It's so delicious. 

Example 2: What a feast!

There is also a phrasal-verb version of this word: TO FEAST ON

Definition 2: to eat a lot of food. 

Example 3: We feasted on roasted chicken, ham, sweet potatoes, beans, and a lot of cake. 

This phrasal verb is TRANSITIVE and INSEPARABLE

That's it for our first Christmas-vocabulary lesson. Join us tomorrow for another!