miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2009

Thanksgiving: A Poem (2)

T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago

H is for the harvest the settlers learnt to grow

A is for America, the land in which we live

N is for nature and beauty which she gives

K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds

S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs

G is for gratitude... our blessings big and smallI is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall

V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring

I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing

N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea

G is for giving of myself to make a better me.

by Judith A. Lindberg


1. What nationality is the person who wrote this poem?
(The poem mentions the country where they live)

2. How do you say "peregrinos" in English?
(It´s one of the words in bold)

3. In which words can you find the dyphthong /eI/ ?

4. And the dyphthong /aI/ ?
5. How can you make a better you?
(open answer)

Thanksgiving Day (1)

•IN INDIA: 15th of August.
•IN CANADA: 2nd Monday in October.
•IN THE U.S.A.: 4th Thursday in November.
Enter this site:

Click on Origin of Thanksgiving Day.
Read it and complete the following text:

The pilgrims reached ___(a name)_______ rock on ___( a date)_______ 1620 after a sea journey of ____(a number)________days. Though the original destination was somewhere in the northern part of Virginia, they could not reach the place owing to winds blowing them off course. Nearly _______(a number)____ pilgrims died due to extreme cold in winter. However, in the spring of 1621, ____(a name)___________ , a native Indian taught the pilgrims to survive by growing food.