Confetti are small pieces of brightly coloured paper. All over the world, people love to throw confetti.
- whirlwind – a very strong wind that moves in a spinning or swirling motion
- it circles – it flies around in circles
- colourful – having a lot of different colours
- joyful – very happy
- blizzard – a large amount of something that comes suddenly (literally: a very heavy snowstorm)
- incredible – difficult or impossible to believe
- Times Square – a famous square (plein) in the middle of New York City
- to celebrate – to do something special for an important event, holiday, birthday, etc.
- counting down – counting numbers in a reverse order from higher numbers to lower ones
1. What’s going on in this video?
a Corona protesters are throwing around confetti at Times Square in New York.
b New Yorkers are celebrating the new COVID-19 vaccine with a confetti shower.
c The confetti test is done for the New Year celebration in New York.
d The weather channel is using confetti to test the wind direction in New York.
2. Where will the people in the video celebrate New Year?
a At home.
b At Times Square.
c In New York.
d They don’t say.
3. How are the four main wind directions called in English?
North, … … …
4. What are people saying about the confetti? Complete the words:
This is g…………
This is i………..
This is a………..
It was so c………..
5. How long does the confetti stay in the air?
a A few seconds.
b A few minutes.
c For hours.
d For years.