name: nombre special dance: baile especial held/to hold: se celebra/celebrar end: final high school: secundaria, liceo academic year: año académico
“Prom” is the name for a special dance held at the end of the high school academic year.
special night: noche especial junior and senior classes:los dos últimos años en el sistema escolar estadounidense younger guests: invitados más jóvenes date: cita some: algunos feel/to feel: sienten/sentir night: noche highlight: lo más destacado
Traditionally the prom is a special night for the junior and senior classes. Younger guests may go to the prom only if their date is a junior or a senior. Prom is a memorable and important night for most high school students. Some feel that it is the most romantic night of their lives and the highlight of their senior year!
shopping: ir de compras dress: vestido formal wear: traje de etiqueta worn/to wear: usada/ usar, llevar (ropa) theme: tema couples: parejas according: de acuerdo
Shopping for the prom dress can be an event of its own. Formal wear is worn by both girls and boys. Sometimes there is a prom theme and the couples dress according to the theme.
festivities: festividades include/to include: incluyen/ incluir dinner: cena rent/to rent: alquilan/alquilar ballrooms: salones de baile unusual venues: locales poco comunes cruise boat: barco de crucero host: ofrecer king: rey queen: reina announced: anunciados crowned: coronados chosen/to choose: elegidos/elegir fellow students: compañeros de estudios campaigns: campañas weeks: semanas before: antes cast votes: emitir votos
The prom festivities generally include dinner and a dance. The prom is often held at the school; however, some schools rent ballrooms or hotels or more unusual venues such as a cruise boat to host prom night. A prom king and queen are announced and crowned during the night. Traditionally the prom queen and king are chosen by their fellow students. Campaigns are held in the weeks before the prom and students cast votes for who they want to be king and queen. The king and queen are crowned and dance together to celebrate their election.
largely associated: en gran parte asociado towns: pueblos come together: se reúnen alumni: ex-alumnos parade: desfile marching band: banda marcial
Homecoming is another annual academic tradition that happens in high school and colleges. Homecoming is largely associated with football. People, towns, high schools and colleges come together, usually in late September or October, to welcome back alumni. The activities consist of a football game played on the school's football field, activities for students and alumni, a parade featuring the school's marching band, and the coronation of a homecoming queen and king, similar to the prom queen and king.
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