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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



Questions:


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.
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Enter this site: http://www.thanksgiving-day.org/when-thanksgiving-day.htmlday.org/when-thanksgiving-day.html

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.