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A2 2 VIDEO Guarda il video e rispondi alle domande. The Groundhog Day for Kids! posted by Twinkl Teaching Resources USA Education Videos 1. What does the groundhog do if it sees its shadow on February 2nd? 2. What does it mean if the groundhog doesn t see its shadow on February 2nd? 3. What was the original Christian tradition from which the Groundhog Day originated called? 4. What animal did the Germans use in that tradition? 5. Why did the new German immigrants decide to use a groundhog? 6. How many people gather in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania every year for Groundhog Day? GLOSSARY annoying: fastidioso burrow: tana carefully: attentamente commercial: pubblicità to chunk: fare a pezzi to foretell: prevedere groundhog: marmotta to overfeed: sovralimentare safe and sound: sano e salvo share: quota, parte to spare: risparmiare trebuchet: catapulta COMMUNICATION 3 Completa il testo con le parole mancanti, poi a coppie rispondete alle domande. SPEAKING PAIR WORK spectators cheap seem programme match year Superbowl Commercials One of the strangest American custom is the debate about commercials in a certain period of the 1. . It is always annoying when you watch a TV 2. or a film and it is interrupted by commercials, but in the USA things change when it comes to Superbowl, the national playoff championship game of the National Football League. During Superbowl, American 3. love commercials specifically designed for the event: they wait for breaks in the big game to see which commercials they like the most! In the days that follow the 4. , commercials are discussed everywhere, and the questions are endless. Which commercials cost the most? Which were surprisingly 5. ? Which was the funniest? And the least attractive? It might 6. really weird, but sometimes commercials are more debated that the game itself! Adapted from: https://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/ national-traditions/10-strange-american-traditions 1. Why do you think commercials are so popular during Superbowl? 2. What kind of commercials do you like? 3. What is your favourite commercial? 4. How should a commercial be to capture your attention? DO-IT-YOURSELF 4 WRITING SPEAKING GROUP WORK In gruppo pensate a una tradizione locale o nazionale che ritenete curiosa o interessante, poi girate un breve video in cui la presentate a una classe di ragazzi americani. 85

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