Celebrations in Ecuador
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Dave Alicia Dave
Itʼs Momʼs birthay on the first. Remember? Sheʼs going to be 50!
Oh, thatʼs right. What are you going to get her? Iʼm going to buy her something special like a necklace. Then itʼs Mom and Dadʼs anniversary on the tenth. Right. We usually give them something. We? You mean, I do! Letʼs, um, send them some flowers. Ok. Then itʼs my birthday on the twenty – third.
Unit 1 Alicia
Yeah, I know. Iʼm going to get you same thing you got me – nothing!
Future with going to, indirect objects Iʼm
Going to buy something special
Going to get a present
going to be 50
Going to send some flowers
Iʼm going to buy my mother something special. Alicia isnʼt going to give Dave anything. Letʼs send Mom and Dad some flowers.
Going to have a party Indirect objects pronouns Me, you, him, us, them What are you going to do for your birthday Iʼm not going to do anything special. Are you going to have a party? Iʼm going to buy her something special Yes, we are. Weʼre going to invite all our friends Alicia isnʼt going to give him anything. Letʼs send them some flowers.
Mama Negra Party, color, dance and tradition forms the ancestral Mama Negra. This tradition dates back 170 years ago has strong indigenous and Spanish roots. In this event the dancers offer respect to the Virgen of Merced patron against the fury of the volcano as a thank to save them from the constant eruptions of Cotopaxi. This festival takes place in September in honor of the Virgin and in November for the independence of Latacunga