Simplified Speech #016 – American Thanksgiving

Have you ever wondered what Thanksgiving is all about, and why Canada and the United States celebrate it on different days? Come join Andrew and Suzanne as they explain this unique North American holiday.

Fun facts

Canada began celebrating Thanksgiving before the United States. According to history, the first Thanksgiving celebration in Canada can be attributed to Martin Frobisher. Frobisher held a ceremony of thanks when he arrived in Newfoundland (Canada) in 1578, before the pilgrims on the Mayflower landed in Cape Cod (United States) in 1620.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • A fail
  • A bad rap
  • A shortcut
  • A mishmash
  • To err on the side of caution

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