Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele: New Year’s Eve

Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele:  New Year’s Eve
Lea Michele
Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele:  New Year’s Eve
Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele:  New Year’s Eve
 New Year’s Eve Movie

                                                     


New Year’s Eve! The biggest party of the year!

Kutcher and Michele are featured in the romantic comedy “New Year’s Eve” directed by Garry Marshall.  Let’s check out Ashton Kutcher’s personal plans for New Year’s Eve!


Lea Michele: What are you going to do for New Year's?  Why don't you come celebrate with my big Italian family and me? They would die.

Ashton Kutcher:  I don't know where I'm going to be on New Year's, I haven't sorted it out.


Talking about your future plans for New Year’s Eve is quite common at this time of year.  The common conversation question at this time of year is:

“What are you going to do for New Year’s (Eve)?”
"I don't know where I'm going to be on New Year's,"

Some people have already made their plans and some people like Ashton aren’t exactly sure yet. 
Often as language learners we search for more difficult ways to express ourselves.  However, in this case, the use of ‘be + going to + infinitive’ is quite common and useful in the question or answer form.  However if you are looking for something new both Ashton and Lea use some common, casual expressions that might be new to you in this context.

Expressions


(1)I haven't 'sorted' it 'out'. =
Same English
I haven’t clarified my plans or I haven’t put my plans in order.

Ashton feels he will go out ‘somewhere’ on New Year’s Eve but hasn’t created an exact or detailed plan yet.

(2)They would 'die'.  = 
Same English
(Longer English) They (my family) would die if you came to my family’s house.

They would be very, very excited/surprised.

Lea feels her family would be thrilled to have Ashton at their house for New Year’s Eve.
Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele:  New Year’s Eve

Original Lea Michele and Ashton Kutcher New Year's Eve interview  (above excerpt - Time: 05:43 - 05:53)


Practice Speaking Style

Question: What are you going to do for New Year's? 
Answer:  I don't know where I'm going to be on New Year's.

Ex.1
Question: What are you going to do for New Year's? 
Answer:  I am going to go to New York’s Time Square and watch the ball drop.


Ex.2
Question: What are you going to do for New Year's? 
Answer:  I am going to be at a nightclub with my friends.

Ex.3
Question: What are you going to do for New Year's? 
Answer:  I am going to stay at home and watch movies.

Ex.4
Question: What are you going to do for New Year's? 
Answer:  I am going to go to a restaurant with my boyfriend.

Have a safe and Happy New Year’s Eve!  

Also check out related blog:
Josh Duhamel: New Year’s Resolutions

Enjoy!

  

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Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele:  New Year’s Eve


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