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Unit 2 (Festivals and Celebrations) Class 10 - Part II

 Unit 2 Festivals and Celebrations

Reading II (page 24)


Thanksgiving around the World

A. The meanings of some of the words from the text are given below. Find the words and write against the correct meanings.

a. in a way occurring at irregular intervals; not continuous or steady …………….

b. to remind people of an important event or person from the past ……….

c. in a way that shows the usual qualities or features of a particular type of person or thing ..........

d. a curved shape that is wide in the middle and pointed at each end ……….

e. full of life and energy a person who is having fun in a noisy way, usually with a group of other people............

f. from or in another country; seeming exciting and unusual …………….

g. to spread through and be easy to notice …………….

h. brightly coloured and likely to attract attention …………….

i. done quickly and with a lot of activity, but not very well organized …………….


a. intermittently

b. commemorate

c. typically

d. crescent shaped

e. vibrant

f. reveler

g. exotic

h. pervade

i. flamboyant

j. haphazardly


B. The following events represent different activities observed during Thanksgiving around the world. Study them carefully and write the names of countries where they are celebrated.

a. Families gather for a feast in the evening accompanied by dancing and singing.

b. People wear new clothes and get community blessings

c. Palm nut soup, fish and traditional Kpokoi are served.

d. People return to their hometowns to celebrate the festival.

e. Celebrants go to the beach in a noisy way

f. Parades are taken out in the streets. Food and wine are offered to the forefathers


a. Libaria

b. Iran

c. Ghana

d. South Korea

e. Brazil

f. USA

g. South Korea


C. Answer the following questions.

a. What is the main feature of American Thanksgiving?

b. What do parades include in Thanksgiving in America?

c. When and why is Chuseok celebrated in Korea?

d. How did Thanksgiving begin in Brazil?

e. Who started Thanksgiving in Liberia? Why was it started?

f. What is Thanksgiving celebrated in Barbados for?

g. What is Homowo marked in Ghana?


a. The main feature of American Thanksgiving is a large feast with family and friends, typically centered around a roasted turkey and traditional side dishes.

b. Parades in Thanksgiving in America typically include floats, marching bands, performers, and huge balloons, based on cartoon characters, current Broadway shows and other typical themes.

c. Chuseok is celebrated in Korea on the 15th day of August and it is a harvest festival honoring ancestors and giving thanks for a bountiful harvest.

d. Thanksgiving began in Brazil when the former Brazilian President Gaspar Dutra visited the USA where he was fascinated with the holiday. He established the festival in Brazil in 1949.

e. Thanksgiving was started in Liberia by freed slaves who returned to Africa from the United States in the 19th century.  It is celebrated to give thanks for freedom and to remember their heritage.

f. Thanksgiving is celebrated in Barbados for marking the end of the sugar cane harvest season.

g. Homowo is marked in Ghana by the Ga people, and it is a harvest festival that involves the offering of thanks to the gods for a good harvest, as well as the commemoration of a period of famine in the Ga people's history.


D. How do people extend their gratitude for food and harvest in your community? Share with your friends.


Grammar II (page 31)

a. Sujita asked her mother when her father would come home.

b. She replied that she had never had caviar when I said to her, "Have you ever had caviar?"

c. The salesperson said to him, "What can I do for you?"

d. The tourist inquired from me whether I belonged to Banepa.

e. The little girl asked us what time we were supposed to come back.

f. The head teacher asked her whether she had filled out the exam form the week before.
g. Renuka asked me
if I had called her.


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