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HOLIDAYS: Independence Day (July 4)




Choose the best response to complete each sentence.


1. Independence Day is an American holiday which celebrates the independence of the United States from Great Britain, a result of the (adoption/adaptation) of the Declaration of Independence which was (signed/signature) on July 4, 1776.

2. On this day, there are (numeral/numerous) events all across the United States which celebrate the country's history and traditions.

3. The Fourth of July (which is how Independence Day is commonly referred to) is often (assassinated/associated) with fireworks, and there are some fantastic fireworks (displays/portrayals) all across the USA.

4. Many families spend the Fourth having a (picnic/food) or a barbecue.

5. People often (decorate/color) their houses or businesses in red, white, and blue - the colors of the American flag.

6. The most common decorations used are streamers, (balloons/balls), and banners, as well as cutouts of Uncle Sam and other patriotic figures.

7. This is the most (patriotic/patriarchal) or all American holidays.

8. Another common way to spend the Fourth of July is by (attending/tending) a concert, or watching one of the many Independence Day parades.

9. Because this holiday is in July, many of the celebrations happen (outdoors/outwards).






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