Listen to the story of the pilgrims´ long journey to America and try to understand the story of the first Thanksgiving party.If you have problems to understand the video, you can have a look at the tapescript I have given you. Then, look for answers to these questions and last, but not least, leave a comment.
1.-Which year did the Pilgrims set sail for America?
2.- From which city did the Mayflower depart?
3.- How many days did it take for the Mayflower to reach the New World?
4.-How many people were there on board that ship?
5.- During their first winter in the New World the Pilgrims suffered from starvation, cold,and disease. How many Pilgrims survived?
6.- The Pilgrims met the chief of a local Indian tribe.They agreed to live peacefully and to help each other. This chief and 90 of his braves were invited to the first Thanksgiving.
He was named ....
7.- What food was probably not on the Pilgrims' menu: Meat, potatoes or fish? Why?
8.- Thanksgiving day did not become an official national holiday until 1863, until the proclamation of what President?
9.- Today Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA. When is it celebrated in Canada?
10.- Do you know what adult male turkeys are called?