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Read, watch and answer the questions:1. What was the name of the ship? 2. Who were the Puritans?3. What did the Pilgrims sail from England for?4. How long did it take them to cross the Atlantic Ocean?5.What did the Native Indians teach the Pilgrims? 6. Why did the Pilgrims invite their Indian friends for the feast?  7. When was the first Thanksgiving Day celebrated?8. When do the people celebrate this holiday nowadays?9. What is the traditional food of Thanksgiving Day?10. Why is the turkey a symbol of Thanksgiving Day?
there is one day a year when all americans stay at home with their families and eat a big dinner
There is one day a year when all Americans stay at home with their families and eat a big dinner.
even if people live far away from home the family members gather at the house of an older relative
Even if people live far away from home, the family members gather at the house of an older relative.
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In the year 1620, a ship named the Mayflower brought 102 English men, women and children to the rocky coast of what is now Massachusetts.
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It took them a month or two to cross the ocean as there were no engines on the ship – only sails and the wind.
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The ship's passengers were Puritans—members of a religious sect which was unpopular in Britain because its members wanted to reform the Church of England.
it was late in the year when the pilgrims landed and founded the colony they called plymouth
It was late in the year when the Pilgrims landed and founded the colony they called Plymouth.
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These Pilgrims came to a place inhabited by the American Indianswho began settling there about 25,000 years ago.
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The winter was cold, and about half of the Pilgrims died. In the spring the Indians taught the Pilgrims to plant corn, hunt, and fish.
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They cooked dinner of turkey, corn, beans, and pumpkins and invited their Indians friends to share their feast.
for three days they thanked their god for their good harvest and their happy year in a new country
For three days they thanked their God for their good harvest and their happy year in a new country.
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the USA, proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.It is still celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
turkey with stuffing is the main dish
Turkey with stuffing is the main dish.

Pumpkin pie is the most popular dessert.

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Today, families gather together, usually in a home but sometimes in a restaurant, for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
stores classrooms and homes are decorated with turkeys pilgrims indians flowers and vegetables
Stores, classrooms, andhomesaredecoratedwithturkeys, pilgrims, Indians, flowers, andvegetables.
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Thanksgiving in America is not only giving thanks to God, one’s country and family members and eating too much,
the famous macy s thanksgiving day parade in new york city is part of the traditional celebration
The famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is part of the traditional celebration.
santa claus arrives at the end his coming marks the beginning of the christmas season
Santa Claus arrives at the end. His coming marks the beginning of the Christmas season.
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This is a day on which Charitable organizations and churches provide food or serve dinners for the poor.Theyalsosendbasketsoffoodtotheelderlyandsick.
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There is one more tradition for that day.

President pardons a turkey for Thanksgiving.

A lucky turkey is set free and later sent

to a petting zoo.

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Answer the questions:1. What was the name of the ship? 2. Who were the Puritans?3. What did the Pilgrims sail from England for?4. How long did it take them to cross the Atlantic Ocean?5.What did the Native Indians teach the Pilgrims? 6. Why did the Pilgrims invite their Indian friends for the feast?  7. When was the first Thanksgiving Day celebrated?8. When do the people celebrate this holiday nowadays?9. What is the traditional food of Thanksgiving Day?10. Why is the turkey a symbol of Thanksgiving Day?
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