lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2015

How much do you know about Thanksgiving?


Read the text and answer the following questions:
(gather: form a group, first aider: emergency medical assistance, chill: freezing, cold, giblets: viscera of a bird, melt: become liquid)
It was the Monday before Thanksgiving, Bobby Evans collapsed in a supermarket in Worcester, Massachusetts. Other customers gathered around and the first-aider was called. It did not look good for Bobby, there was blood coming out of his ear, his face looked white and he was unconscious.
The shop manager dialled 911 and when the medical team arrived the first thing they did was take off Bobby's hat, to everyone's amazement inside was a partially frozen turkey. What knocked Bobby down was the chill from turkey paralyzing his brain. The blood came from the giblets which had melted and fell over his hair and down into his ear.
As it was Thanksgiving the sympathetic manager took pity, and rather than prosecuting the shop-lifter, gave him the partly unfrozen bird and sent Bobby on his way. Two days later the manager got a letter from Bobby apologising for his behaviour and thanking the manager for his action. Also inside the envelope was $15, the price of his turkey.

  1. What was Bobby Evans doing in a supermarket?
  1. Why did Bobby have his face pale?
  1. Why was there blood coming out from Bobby's ear?
  1. Was Bobby a customer at the supermarket?
  2. Why did the manager show sympathy for Bobby?


A) Write an email to a friend telling about what you have done for Thanksgiving (What have you eaten? How many people have gathered for Thanksgiving Day? How have you cooked the turkey? ... )

B) What's your opinion about the celebration of foreign festivities in Spain (Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday... )

The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1899).
Click on the image to complete a test on how much you know about Thanksgiving

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