Posted by: a2cristina | December 1, 2015

Festivals – Thanksgiving


  1. What festivals in Britain or the United States can you mention?
  2. Are there any examples in Spain or around the world of special days which were originally made up by the marketing departments of companies? What do you think about that?
  3. Do you think some festivals or celebrations in Spain are over-commercialised and have lost their original meaning?
  4. In your opinion, what local festivals in Santander or Spain would be most interesting for a foreign guest?
  5. What do you think about people who are not Christians but celebrate Christmas anyway?
  6. Do people nowadays tend to appreciate what public holidays are meant to celebrate, or do they just treat them like any other day off?
  7. How do you feel about attending festivals and celebrations that attract huge crowds, for example New Year’s Eve at Puerta del Sol?




  1. What do you know about Thanksgiving?
  2. Watch the video and answer the following questions:

  • When is Thanksgiving celebrated?
  • What is it a time for?
  • When did the first British settlers arrive in America?
  • Why did they want to go to America?
  • Where did they arrive?
  • What was the name of the ship that took them to America?
  • How many were dead by autumn?
  • What did the remaining settlers do the following year?
  • What did they eat?
  • What happens nowadays?
  • What do they eat for dinner?
  • What do people talk about?

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