Thanksgiving (Prepositions)


Grammar — Advanced Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option

  1. Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated   various dates in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Grenada, and other countries.

  2. It began as a day of giving thanks for plentiful harvest and where a prayer was offered for the harvest   the proceeding year.

  3. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November   the United States and Brazil;

  4. According to some historians, the first celebration of Thanksgiving in North America occurred   the 1578 voyage of Martin Frobisher from England.

  5. The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving are also sometimes traced   the French settlers who came to New France in the 17th century.

  6. Pilgrims and Puritans who emigrated   England in the 1620s and 1630s carried the tradition of Thanksgiving with them to New England..

  7. Thanksgiving in the United States has been observed   differing dates.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What are you grateful for?

  2. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving or a festival with a similar concept? If not, do you think it's a good idea to do so? Why or why not?


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