Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Fifth year - Listening: What is the fourth of July?

Watch the video below and answer the questions:

 1. Complete the sentence: Independence Day is an American national holiday that celebrates the....

 2. Complete: The document ............ that the ........ colonies were no longer part of the British Empire.

3. Who was Richard Lee of Virginia?

 4. Who composed the manuscript?

5. The narrator says that in the declaration of Independence there is the most famous sentence in the English language which outlines the belief system of this new country and became a cornerstone of American society. Complete the sentence:

"We hold these ........... to be self-evident that all men are ........... equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable ............ that among these are .............. , ................ and the ........ of ............."

 6. How long have the 4th July celebrations taken place?

7. What elements are mentioned as part of the old celebrations in Philadelphia?

8. What happened in 1938?

  9. What example is given as a celebration at military bases?


 10. What is the result of the holiday's popularity?


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