“Thanksgiving Day”



Pre-Listening Question

Do you have a holiday in your country to remember and celebrate feelings of thankfulness and gratitude? If so, what is it called, and how is this day celebrated?

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

stuff your face (expression): eat a lot
– My brother stuffed his face with five pieces of pumpkin pie.

stuffing (noun): a mixture of chopped vegetables, seasonings, and breadcrumbs that is often prepared and served along with turkey at Thanksgiving
– I really enjoyed the flavor of the stuffing this year. Who made it?

disgusting (adjective): extremely unpleasant
– Someone forgot to put the turkey in the refrigerator, and it sat out for three days. The smell was disgusting.

extended family (noun): a family beyond parents and children, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives
– We invited members of the extended family to join us for dinner.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.

Conversation Questions

Thanksgiving Day is a time when families and friends get together and share their feelings of gratitude and thankfulness. What are you most grateful for in your life, and how do you show this gratitude toward others?

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