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ESL Vocabulary Quiz: HOLIDAYS
Canada Day (July 1)

Welcome to our new collection of exercises designed to help you practice English while learning about holidays. Some of these holidays are observed in all of the English-speaking world, while others are only celebrated in specific countries/regions. For each blank space, choose the correct response. If both responses are acceptable, choose the one that sounds more natural. Good luck!

1. Canada Day, celebrated on July 1st, is Canada's national holiday. It marks the anniversary of Canada's becoming a self- (government/governing) country.

2. Most Canadians get a day (out/off) work on Canada Day.

3. All across Canada, there are various patriotic events and (outer/outdoor) activities.

4. The holiday (once/used) to be called "Dominion Day", but the name was changed to Canada Day in 1982.

5. Many new immigrants are (sworn/taken) in as Canadian citizens on this day.

6. Symbols of Canadian (identity/identical) - the Canadian flag and the maple leaf - can be seen everywhere on this day, and people often decorate their houses (and faces) in the colors of the Canadian flag - red and white.

7. There are fireworks displays all over the country, but the biggest display (and the biggest party) is in the (capital/capitol), Ottawa.

8. Another good way to spend Canada Day is by attending one of the many outdoor concerts that are (held/placed) in many different cities.

9. This is the biggest day of celebration for most Canadians, and many people either (throw/make) big parties on this day, or attend a public (even/event) like a festival, carnival, etc.

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