English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

HOLIDAYS: Canada Day (July 1)

Choose the best response to complete each sentence.

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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