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jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2012


On Thanksgiving, many Americans gather with their family around the table and enjoy a turkey meal and many other tasty dishes, as their ancestors did centuries ago. 

Task 1: After watching the video, answer the following questions:

1. When was the First Thanksgiving and what did their first meal consist of?
2. In 1777, the thirteen colonies celebrated 
   their Thanksgiving to commemorate the   
   victory at Saratoga; over whom was their triumph? 
3. What did Sarah Josepha Hale do for a living?
4. When was Thanksgiving national day set on 
   the 4th Thursday in November?
5. What's the name of the department store 
   which organizes New York's Thanksgiving 

Task 2: Relative clauses

Wampanoag tribe who taught them about fishing, planting and hunting.
Abraham Lincoln, who saw the unifying potential of the holiday.

Task 3: Past simple
You can do the following activity done by Isabel Pérez.

To honour Sarah J. Hale, who believed in Thanksgiving as a national day to join American people, here you are her most famous nursery rhyme

Mary had a little lamb its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to school one day, which was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play, to see a lamb at school.
And so the teacher turned it out, but still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about till Mary did appear.
"Why does the lamb love Mary so?" the eager children cry;
"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know" the teacher did reply.

Happy Thanksgiving Day

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2 comentarios:

  1. Estimado Fran,

    he llegado a este blog de la mano de el gato Manu, el caso es que me ha gustado y creo que coy a quedarme.
    Tengo una pregunta que hacerte, tengo dos niños de 3 y 6 años y no se como acercarles al inglés. Tengo un conocido británico, que estaría dispuesto a venir un par de veces por semana a hablar con los niños, pero no ha dado nunca a niños y no sabe muy bien comoenfocarle. ¿podrías ayudarme?



  2. What a coincidence Fran!!! I also got the Charlie Brown: Origins of Thanksgiving in my blog!!! I really liked it!! Regards, Ana