2012年11月22日木曜日

Happy Thanksgiving!




単語
harvest 収穫
holiday 休日
Pilgrim 参拝者、ピルグリム
take off from work 仕事を休みます。
prayer お祈り

Today in the U.S. is a holiday called Thanksgiving. It first started when the first people came to America from England. They were called Pilgrims and lived in a town called Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Pilgrims were happy because of the good harvest, and they had a special celebration to say thanks to God. This celebration became the Thanksgiving holiday.
When I was a child, I remember my mother making food for Thanksgiving Day. Even though Thanksgiving is always on the fourth Thursday in November, many people start cooking on Monday. People like to eat turkey, yams, sweet potato, baked potato, cranberries, stuffing, and pies! My mother would always make three or four different kinds of pies for Thanksgiving! Everything she made was delicious! Because Thanksgiving is on a Thursday, people usually take off from work on Friday so they can have a four-day weekend. People gather with their family and friends and have dinner together. Before eating, someone says a prayer to thank God for all the good things in their life.

理解check!
1. Where did Thanksgiving start?
2. When is Thanksgiving?
3. What do people do on Thanksgiving?
ボーナス
What is the difference between turkey and chicken?
What is the prayer called that people say before eating?

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