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HOME > ENGLISH VOCABULARY EXERCISES > Holidays: Thanksgiving 1

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Learn and practice common Thanksgiving related words and expressions with our free online quiz! If you prefer, you can download a free printable worksheet for this exercise.

ESL Vocabulary Quiz: HOLIDAYS
Thanksgiving 1

For each blank space, choose the correct response. If both responses are acceptable, choose the one that sounds more natural. Good luck!

1. Thanksgiving is an important public holiday in the Unites States and in Canada. It is considered a day to give (thank-you/thanks) - often to God - for the things that one has.

2. On this day, it's important to remember what you have to be (thanked/thankful) for.

3. The holiday is nicknamed " (Turkey/Cranberry) Day" because this is the food that people associate most with Thanksgiving.

4. Many communities have annual food drives ( = a period of time over which they collect food donations) in order to feed the (needy/needed) on this day.

5. A (tradition/traditional) Thanksgiving dinner has turkey (usually whole), cranberry sauce, yams, and many other types of "autumn" food.

6. The most famous Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin (cake/pie).

7. In English "to say (grace/graces)" means to say a few words of thanks - usually before eating a meal.

8. The history of American Thanksgiving goes back to 1621 when the Pilgrims, taught by a local American Indian tribe to (surpass/survive) in the new country, set apart a day to celebrate immediately after their first (harvest/harbor).

9. Another popular Thanksgiving food is (stuffing/stuff). The name comes from the fact that a Thanksgiving turkey is "stuffed" with this while it is cooking.

10. (Watching) American football is often a major (part/slice) of Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States.





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