Thanksgiving Day – A Very Special Holiday!

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Categories: Reading & Vocabulary, U.S. History & Culture
Thanksgiving Day – A Very Special Holiday!

IN THIS ISSUE:  O que é THANKSGIVING DAY (Dia de Ação de Graças) nos Estados Unidos - As principais tradições do Dia de Ação de Graças - Uma refeição do Dia de Ação de Graças - Pelo que voce e agradecido? - Atenção fans (ou não) de futebol americano! - Pelo que voce é agradecido?

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WHAT IS THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November, a different date every year.

  • falls on = cai (em tal dia)

The first Thanksgiving feast in the United States was held by the Pilgrims and the Indians, who got together to thank the Lord for their first harvest in the New World.

  • held by = realizado (festa, evento, etc.) por
  • Pilgrims = Peregrinos
  • got together = se reuniram
  • harvest = colheita

Abraham Lincoln (the 16th president of the United States) proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day holiday in 1863.

Today, Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated and traditional holidays in the United States.   Érico Veríssimo in his book "Gato Preto em Campo de Neve" expressed his surprise at how they even took a Thanksgiving meal to American soldiers on the front line during World War II.

It is a special day set aside to give thanks to God for His bountiful blessings.

  • set aside, phrasal verb = separado
  • give thanks = dar graças
  • bountiful = abundantes e generosos

Families usually eat a special meal together and do some, or all, of the following activities.

TOP THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS

Here are some things Americans do on Thanksgiving Day ?

1.  Decorate with "Indian _______" and _________ and other harvest and fall themes.

@>---- harvest = colheita
@>---- fall = outono

2.  See a Thanksgiving Day ___________

3.  Get _________ with family and friends

4.  Eat a Thanksgiving Dinner (sometimes called a _________ Dinner)

5.  Someone _________ the Turkey

6.  Give ________ for all God's blessings

7.  Watch an "important" (American) _________ game on TV

 

Answers: 1. corn - squash; 2. Parade; 3. together; 4. Turkey; 5. carves; 6. thanks; 7. footbal

A THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL

1.  turkey and ____________

 

2.  mashed potatoes and _______

3.  ___________ sauce


4.  candied _________ potatoes

5.  _________ corn

6. green bean ___________

7.  white bread ________

8.  ___________ pie

 

Answers:  1. stuffing; 2. gravy; 3. cranberry; 4. sweet; 5. baked; 6. casserole; 7. rolls; 8. pumpkin

ATENÇÃO FANS (OU NÃO) DE FUTEBOL AMERICANO!!

Já que hoje é THANKSGIVING DAY, e uma das atividades especiais do THANKSGIVING DAY é assistir a um jogo importante de futebol americano, preparamos um brinde muito especial para quem adquirir a nossa sexta história.

Tim and Tammy Teach
Phrasal Verbs that begin with the Letter G

Featuring: "Charlie Beats a Bully" ("Charlie Vence Um Valentão")http://loja.domineingles.com.br/phrasal-verbs/phrasal-verbs-letra-g

BONUS: Flashcards (Cartões para memorização) e Ilustrações com Termos e Regras de Futebol Americano

Esses "flashcards" foram desenvolvidos para serem usados com um programa gratuito de flashcards que utiliza o sistema Leitner para memorização. Daremos instruções para você ter este programa, também.

Sei que algumas moças e senhoras não gostam de futebol americano, mas mesmo assim é bom saber um pouco a respeito; não é mesmo? 🙂

1. Você pode vir a namorar ou casar com um americano um dia - ou com um aficcionado de esportes de todo o tipo. 🙂

2. Conheço muitas mulheres que gostam de futebol americano, também. Meu primeiro jogo de futebol americano que assisti em um estádio foi quando minha tia me levou. Ela também me deu um uniforme dos Pittsburg Steelers (o nosso time do coração!) quando eu tinha 7 anos de idade.  O uniforme estava em cima da minha cama quando entrei no meu quarto.  Me impressionou muito!!

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. What are you thankful for?

Pelo que você é grato?

Please tell us about it below.

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26 comments “Thanksgiving Day – A Very Special Holiday!”

Among other things, I'm thankful for having the opportunity to learn from you each passing day…
Cris Babuska 🙂

Thank you, Cris! And I’m thankful for kind participants like you!

I´m, very thankful for everything that I have got this year..;):)

enjoying , enjoying, enjoying!!! :)))

I THANK LORD FOR ALL BLESSINGS I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING IN MY LIFE. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR YOU TIMMY AND YOUR FAMILY.

I'm thankful for learn a litlle with you, too

I'm thankful for my family and all blessings i've been receivig "
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving for you and your family.

Thanks, Magda! For you and your family, too!

I’m thankful for God’s love for all of us. I’m thankful for your friendship. God bless all your family.

Thank you so much! May God bless you and yours, too!

Im so grateful for everything my Heavenly Father has done for me and also for my family, friends and the opportunity I have to learn here and for your kindness Tim.
Have you all an excellent Thanksgiving Day =D

Thank you, Sara! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too!

I am thankfull for having these e-mails, which reminds me not only this really important day, but also so many importants lessons, phrasal verbs and so on.
The Lord bless you. Happy Thanksgiving day.

Thank you, Leonides! I really appreciate it!

      I’m thankful for your generosity: all this year you’ve been gifting us with this brilliant  knowledge, adding humor to competence. 

      Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and all your family!

Thank you for your kind words, João! It’s friends like you who keep us going!

I’m so thankful for all Gog blessings on my life, for my family, for my friends and, of course, for your good help to improve my English ! God bless you, Tim, and all your family !

Thank you, Laura! God bless you, too!

I’m so thankful for God, my family, bliss, and your website.

Thank you, Evandro! Have a great weekend!

 I’m thankful for your friendship. God bless all your family.

Thank you, Joseanne! Same to you!

Hi Tim. First I´m really thankful for God let me be alive and give me the opportunity to learn every day about something. I had opportunity to live and visit the thanksgiving monument in Dallas and I felt something very special that day so I have no words to describe that feeling. Was I great experience and I will never forget it.

Thank you so much for your great job that help us to improve our english.
God bless you.

That was definitely a very memorable experience, Newton! Thank you for writing about it here!

Hi Tim I´m thankful for my life and food of the day,and this site helps me a lot to learn a new language.