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English Conversation Practice - What is Thanksgiving?
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SPEAK WITH ANNE
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SUE: "Hi Anne."
ANNE: "Hi Sue."
SUE: "I have a question about Thanksgiving. What does that day mean?"
ANNE: "It's an American holiday that's celebrated once a year."
SUE: "What is the date?"
ANNE: "There is no actual date. It is different every year. It is on the fourth Thursday in November."
SUE: "That's interesting. Why do Americans celebrate this day?"
ANNE: "It first started many years ago after the pilgrims settled in America. They wanted to celebrate the first harvest after settling in America."
SUE: "Oh, I see. Is there anything special Americans do on that day like fireworks on the 4th of July?"
ANNE: "We typically roast a whole turkey and make lots of other dishes like potatoes and stuffing."
SUE: "Wow! That sounds like a feast. Can your family eat all of that?"
ANNE: "We invite our relatives and celebrate this day together."
SUE: "It's like a family reunion."
ANNE: "It is! And, pumpkin pie is usually the dessert because pumpkins are in season in the Fall."
SUE: "It sounds like a nice tradition."
ANNE: "Nowadays, many people celebrate this day to give thanks for all of their blessings like family and good health."
SUE: "I like this tradition. Maybe I will roast a turkey this year. Will you teach me?"
ANNE: "Sure. I would love to. I have many great recipes I can share with you."
1. Where is Thanksgiving celebrated?
2. When is Thanksgiving celebrated?
The first Thursday in November
The second Thursday in November
The third Thursday in November
The fourth Thursday in November
3. What kind of pie is usually eaten on Thanksgiving?
4. What is Anne going to teach Sue?
How to bake a cake
How to roast a turkey
How to make sushi rolls
How to make lasagna
2. The fourth Thursday in November
4. How to roast a turkey
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