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Columbus Day

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Native American (n)
Native American (n)
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explorer (n)
explorer (n)
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controversy (n)
controversy (n)
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Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
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colonization (n)
colonization (n)
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parade (n)
parade (n)
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heritage (n)
heritage (n)
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long-running (adj)
long-running (adj)
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East Indies (n)
East Indies (n)
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avatar EnglishClass101.com Wednesday at 12:13 pm

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Learn American Holidays - Columbus Day
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avatar EnglishClass101.com Tuesday at 5:17 pm

Hi Studentka,

“long-running” means that something has been happening for a long time. For example, the TV show The Simpsons started in 1989, so we can call that a “long-running TV show” as it has been on air for 26 years.

“heritage” means something that get by birth, that has been passed down from previous generations. You often hear the word used in the phrase “cultural heritage”, as our culture is passed down from our parents and grandparents.

I hope that explains things!

Kellie
Team EnglishClass101.com

avatar Studentka Tuesday at 7:05 am

I didn’t see before the words long - running and heritage. Could you please explain them for me? Thank you. Jitka studentka

avatar EnglishClass101.com Thursday at 6:30 pm

Hi M. Fawzy,

Thanks for the great question!

“Colonization” describes the process where one larger nation sets up a smaller, remote country as a state under it’s power. For example, the U.S. used to be a colony of the British Empire.

A “controversy” is a topic where a lot of people to disagree.

Thank you!

Team EnglishClass101.com

avatar M.Fawzy Saturday at 9:01 am

actually the words of controversy and colonization
this is first time to see these words
could you please explain the meaning ?

avatar EnglishClass101.com Wednesday at 3:34 pm

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