jueves, 28 de noviembre de 2013

THANKSGIVING: HISTORY AND FACTS (ELT listening)

THANKSGIVING IS A REALLY POPULAR HOLIDAY CELEBRATED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
THis video explains a bit of its origins, with subtitles. However, some words can be a bit difficult.


ANSWER THE QUESTIONS: 

  • Who wanted to go to US to scape from prosecution?
  • What happened after 12 years in Holland?
  • WHere did the sip set sail?
  • How long did the journey take?
  • Where did they arrive?
  • What was the name of the ship?
  • Who was Squanto?
  • What did the native indians teach to the pilgrims?
  • What did they celebrate the first Thanksgiving?
  • When do they celebrate Thanksgiving now?

harvest: cosecha
sail: navegar
seek: buscar (look for)
Threaten: amenazar
The Puritans: Puritanos
exchange: a cambio de
weaken: debilitar
survive: sobrevivir
barn: choza
half: la mitad
sorrow: pena, tristeza
drought: sequía
trading relations: relaciones comerciales
poisonous: venenoso
crops: cultivos, semillas
fast: ayuno
gather: reunirse

Curious facts about THANKSGIVING from the History channel : 

  • What did they eat in the first Thanksgiving?
  • Was there turkey or pumpkin pie?
  • Which president made it a National Holiday?
  • Who was the first president to pardon a turkey?


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