Gobble, Gobble greets the turkey for it is turkey season for millions of Americans. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and turkey will be a staple for many families this holiday season.
In honor of Thanksgiving I would like to invite you on a journey to learn a little more about U.S. culture and the origins of this festive holiday filled with hearty food and delectable treats. I know you may understand that this day is about giving thanks and spending time with family. But do you know how this day became a national holiday? Do you know when the first official Thanksgiving took place? Who was invited? What food was on the menu?
Take a look at the quick video from the History Channel on Thanksgiving and then answer the questions that I have provided for you about the video. Check your answers once you have completed the activity. This is a great listening activity to strengthen your skills and an even better way to learn a little more about U.S. history and the significance behind Thanksgiving.
Beware! This video is from the History channel and is not adapted for ESL learners. The narrator will speak at normal speed. I believe in you. You can do it!
1) staple (noun)--> a basic or necessary food item
2) hearty (adjective)--> nourishing or abundant meal
3) delectable (adjective)--> delicious
4) beware (verb)--> be careful or take caution