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北师大版初二英语第六单元Christmas Story

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Christmas Story

The origin Christmas is associated with popular Christmas story which goes like this: Once upon the time, there lived a carpenter Joseph in the village of Nazareth. Mary was a young virgin who was going to be his wife. One night Mary had a dream in which an angel visited her and told her that she had been chosen to bear the son of God and his name was to be Jesus. Mary told Joseph about her dream.

One day emperor sent a notice which hold that everyone would return to the town of their birth for registration for new tax. So Mary who was with the child, and Joseph left for Bethlehem. When they reached Bethlehem it was night. They searched for a place to stay for the night but no room in the inn was empty. When josephs told the inn keeper that his wife is close to give birth to child, out of pity the innkeeper told them that they could stay in the caves in the nearby hills in which shepherds would stay with their animals.

So Joseph and Mary went up to the hills and stayed in a cave which seems to be a stable room. Joseph cleaned it and made a bed of fresh hay. The next night, Mary give birth to son and named him Jesus as told by the angel.

When the child was born, a great bight star appeared over Bethlehem that could be seen miles around. In the nearby fields some shepherds were rearing their flocks. An angel appeared to them. When they were about to run away out of fear, the angel told them not to fear because the Savior who is Christ the Lord had born in Bethlehem. And that they would find the baby wrapped in Swaddling clothes and lying in a manger

Suddenly the sky was filled with angels who singing in the praise of god. When the angels left, the shepherds set out for Bethlehem where they found the child wrapped in the swaddling clothes in the stable inside the cave.

Sa the star shined over Bethlehem it was also seen by three kings in the east, among them was Caspar - the King of Tarsus, Melchior - leader of Arabia, and Balthazar - the king from Ethiopia. They recognized the sign and set off to follow the star. After along travel they reached Bethlehem where they found the child in the manger. All three of them bowed to the child gift him gold, frankincense and myrrh. They stay there for the night and returned to their native places the next day to spread the news of arrival of the savior.

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