23. Thanksgiving

Listen to a short English conversation about the Thanksgiving holiday to practice your English speaking and listening skills.

To listen, press play in the audio player.

Emma 0:02
You’re listening to Dialogue Frog’s short English conversations. Thanksgiving is on Thursday this week.

Luke 0:08
Yeah.

Emma 0:09
I guess by the time people hear this episode, it will have passed already.

Luke 0:12
Oh.

Emma 0:13
Yeah. Although we’ll probably still be in a food coma.

Luke 0:15
Yep.

Emma 0:16
Yeah.

Emma 0:16
And if not that then eating plate number five of leftovers.

Emma 0:21
That’s one of the best parts, ’cause with Thanksgiving, there’s so much food you eat for days.

Luke 0:27
Yep.

Emma 0:28
Usually.

Luke 0:30
It’s true.

Emma 0:30
Depends on how hungry you are on the first day.

Luke 0:33
Yep. Uh, I don’t know. It’s all good. So, everything I love everything about Thanksgiving.

Emma 0:41
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Luke 0:43
The stuffing.

Emma 0:44
Stuffing?

Luke 0:45
Yeah.

Emma 0:46
But you can’t just have stuffing.

Luke 0:47
No, you can’t. It’s a it’s like a it’s kind of potent, ’cause it’s just such a unique flavor on the Thanksgiving plate. And so like the mashed potatoes are like the palate cleanser and then the turkey’s like the main the main deal. And then you got the green bean casserole, which is kind of like, hey, let’s get some vegetables in there, so we don’t completely like pass out.

Emma 1:16
Pretend to have vegetables.

Luke 1:18
Yeah. Yams for sweetness. But the stuffing? That’s that’s an underrated dish right there.

Emma 1:25
Yeah, and that’s one of those that every family does it different and so.

Luke 1:29
Yeah.

Emma 1:29
For us, our stuffing has to be our mom’s recipe, and then, which is probably our grandma’s recipe.

Luke 1:37
Mm hm.

Emma 1:38
And going further back, it always has to be the way that your mom made it.

Luke 1:42
Right.

Emma 1:43
For any Thanksgiving food.

Luke 1:45
Yeah, I agree with that. ‘Cause otherwise, it’s like it can still taste good, but it doesn’t bring out the nostalgia factor.

Emma 1:58
That’s true.

Luke 1:59
And at holidays, like when you’re on a break from work or something, what you really, really want is the nostalgia factor.

Emma 2:06
That’s true. Yeah. So Thanksgiving, like the order of business on Thanksgiving Day is, usually cooking Thanksgiving-

Luke 2:13
Yep.

Emma 2:13
Eating Thanksgiving-

Luke 2:14
Whoa whoa whoa.

Emma 2:16
Sleeping.

Luke 2:17
So it’s cooking Thanksgiving, waiting five hours for stuff to be done and the clock is just like crawling by.

Emma 2:24
That’s because like it takes five hours to make three or four hours to make a 20 pound turkey.

Luke 2:29
Yeah.

Emma 2:31
Sorry, continue with your order.

Luke 2:32
Oh, no, that was it. It’s just usually there’s a couple movies or football games depending on-

Emma 2:38
Yeah.

Luke 2:39
-what you like to watch.

Emma 2:42
Or we play board games.

Luke 2:43
Or board games, yeah.

Emma 2:44
Yeah. Yeah. Every every family probably does it a little differently. Definitely. Socializing. There’s usually like a snacking tray in between Thanksgiving dinner one-

Luke 2:58
Yep.

Emma 2:59
-then snacking tray, dessert, snacking tray and then Thanksgiving dinner number two.

Luke 3:04
Yep.

Emma 3:06
Wow.

Luke 3:07
That’s a lot of food.

Emma 3:09
I need to start like training my stomach now, to, so I can eat all of this stuff come Thursday.

Luke 3:14
That’s true.

Emma 3:16
Already kind of tired.

Luke 3:17
Yep, I do, I-I do uh roll ups.

Emma 3:23
You eat 20 rolls?

Luke 3:24
Yeah, in the morning. That’s my morning routine.

Emma 3:27
I see.

Luke 3:28
And then in the evening, I do stuffing sit-ups.

Emma 3:32
Oh.

Luke 3:32
And that’s where I eat each piece of stuffing one by one. And it’s it’s like a rep thing and it just keeps going, and then by the by Thanksgiving Day, I’m I’m all set.

Emma 3:42
That sounds like it really works.

Luke 3:43
I’m at like peak performance.

Emma 3:45
There you go.

Luke 3:45
To ingest as much food as possible. and minimize the classic Thanksgiving coma, so.

Emma 3:52
There you go. That’s what Thanksgiving is right there. It’s a a food eating contest.

Luke 3:59
Mm hm.

Emma 3:59
Within your family.

Luke 4:01
Yeah.

Emma 4:01
Yep. Don’t let anybody else tell you differently. That’s what Thanksgiving is.

Luke 4:08
Well, that concludes this week’s episode of Dialogue Frog and we’re uh signing out wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.

pass
coma
plate
leftovers
depends
hungry
dish
stuffing
potent
unique
flavor
palate
cleanser
turkey
main
deal
green bean
casserole
vegetables
completely
pass out
pretend
yam
underrated
right there
recipe
further
otherwise
taste
bring out
nostalgia
factor
holidays
on a break
the order of business
whoa
stuff
done
clock
crawling
pound
continue
a couple
definitely
socializing
snacking tray
dessert
training
come
tired
roll ups
rolls
morning
routine
evening
sit-ups
piece
one by one
rep
keep going
all set
peak
performance
There you go.
ingest
as much as possible
minimize
classic
contest
tell
concludes

Emma 0:02
You’re listening to Dialogue Frog’s short English conversations. Thanksgiving is on Thursday this week.

Luke 0:08
Yeah.

Emma 0:09
I guess by the time people hear this episode, it will have passed already.

Luke 0:12
Oh.

Emma 0:13
Yeah. Although we’ll probably still be in a food coma.

Luke 0:15
Yep.

Emma 0:16
Yeah.

Emma 0:16
And if not that then eating plate number five of leftovers.

Emma 0:21
That’s one of the best parts, ’cause with Thanksgiving, there’s so much food you eat for days.

Luke 0:27
Yep.

Emma 0:28
Usually.

Luke 0:30
It’s true.

Emma 0:30
Depends on how hungry you are on the first day.

Luke 0:33
Yep. Uh, I don’t know. It’s all good. So, everything I love everything about Thanksgiving.

Emma 0:41
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Luke 0:43
The stuffing.

Emma 0:44
Stuffing?

Luke 0:45
Yeah.

Emma 0:46
But you can’t just have stuffing.

Luke 0:47
No, you can’t. It’s a it’s like a it’s kind of potent, ’cause it’s just such a unique flavor on the Thanksgiving plate. And so like the mashed potatoes are like the palate cleanser and then the turkey’s like the main the main deal. And then you got the green bean casserole, which is kind of like, hey, let’s get some vegetables in there, so we don’t completely like pass out.

Emma 1:16
Pretend to have vegetables.

Luke 1:18
Yeah. Yams for sweetness. But the stuffing? That’s that’s an underrated dish right there.

Emma 1:25
Yeah, and that’s one of those that every family does it different and so.

Luke 1:29
Yeah.

Emma 1:29
For us, our stuffing has to be our mom’s recipe, and then, which is probably our grandma’s recipe.

Luke 1:37
Mm hm.

Emma 1:38
And going further back, it always has to be the way that your mom made it.

Luke 1:42
Right.

Emma 1:43
For any Thanksgiving food.

Luke 1:45
Yeah, I agree with that. ‘Cause otherwise, it’s like it can still taste good, but it doesn’t bring out the nostalgia factor.

Emma 1:58
That’s true.

Luke 1:59
And at holidays, like when you’re on a break from work or something, what you really, really want is the nostalgia factor.

Emma 2:06
That’s true. Yeah. So Thanksgiving, like the order of business on Thanksgiving Day is, usually cooking Thanksgiving-

Luke 2:13
Yep.

Emma 2:13
Eating Thanksgiving-

Luke 2:14
Whoa whoa whoa.

Emma 2:16
Sleeping.

Luke 2:17
So it’s cooking Thanksgiving, waiting five hours for stuff to be done and the clock is just like crawling by.

Emma 2:24
That’s because like it takes five hours to make three or four hours to make a 20 pound turkey.

Luke 2:29
Yeah.

Emma 2:31
Sorry, continue with your order.

Luke 2:32
Oh, no, that was it. It’s just usually there’s a couple movies or football games depending on-

Emma 2:38
Yeah.

Luke 2:39
-what you like to watch.

Emma 2:42
Or we play board games.

Luke 2:43
Or board games, yeah.

Emma 2:44
Yeah. Yeah. Every every family probably does it a little differently. Definitely. Socializing. There’s usually like a snacking tray in between Thanksgiving dinner one-

Luke 2:58
Yep.

Emma 2:59
-then snacking tray, dessert, snacking tray and then Thanksgiving dinner number two.

Luke 3:04
Yep.

Emma 3:06
Wow.

Luke 3:07
That’s a lot of food.

Emma 3:09
I need to start like training my stomach now, to, so I can eat all of this stuff come Thursday.

Luke 3:14
That’s true.

Emma 3:16
Already kind of tired.

Luke 3:17
Yep, I do, I-I do uh roll ups.

Emma 3:23
You eat 20 rolls?

Luke 3:24
Yeah, in the morning. That’s my morning routine.

Emma 3:27
I see.

Luke 3:28
And then in the evening, I do stuffing sit-ups.

Emma 3:32
Oh.

Luke 3:32
And that’s where I eat each piece of stuffing one by one. And it’s it’s like a rep thing and it just keeps going, and then by the by Thanksgiving Day, I’m I’m all set.

Emma 3:42
That sounds like it really works.

Luke 3:43
I’m at like peak performance.

Emma 3:45
There you go.

Luke 3:45
To ingest as much food as possible. and minimize the classic Thanksgiving coma, so.

Emma 3:52
There you go. That’s what Thanksgiving is right there. It’s a a food eating contest.

Luke 3:59
Mm hm.

Emma 3:59
Within your family.

Luke 4:01
Yeah.

Emma 4:01
Yep. Don’t let anybody else tell you differently. That’s what Thanksgiving is.

Luke 4:08
Well, that concludes this week’s episode of Dialogue Frog and we’re uh signing out wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.

pass
coma
plate
leftovers
depends
hungry
dish
stuffing
potent
unique
flavor
palate
cleanser
turkey
main
deal
green bean
casserole
vegetables
completely
pass out
pretend
yam
underrated
right there
recipe
further
otherwise
taste
bring out
nostalgia
factor
holidays
on a break
the order of business
whoa
stuff
done
clock
crawling
pound
continue
a couple
definitely
socializing
snacking tray
dessert
training
come
tired
roll ups
rolls
morning
routine
evening
sit-ups
piece
one by one
rep
keep going
all set
peak
performance
There you go.
ingest
as much as possible
minimize
classic
contest
tell
concludes