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Welcome back to weekly words. My name is Alisha and we are going to talk about a holiday today. So let’s check it out. Today’s holiday is Independence Day.
Independence Day for the United States is July 4th, the 4th of July every year is Independence Day and we celebrate it with fireworks, the national anthem, often times a parade, sometimes well, I would say almost always there is a celebration of the military as well included in this day. In a sentence, Independence Day is a great time to have a Barbeque.
The next phrase here is the declaration of independence. So the declaration of independence I am told was not actually signed on the 4th but it was adopted on the 4th. It was signed on July 2nd and it was adopted on the 4th. Thank you history lecture. Okay the United States of America became an independent country. So this document is the thing that separated the United States from Britain from control. In a sentence, the declaration of independence is a very, very important document in American history.
The next phrase is the American Revolution. So this took place between 1765 and 1783. So during this period of time, America’s 13 original colonies, 13 original colonies which are now yeah on the east side of the US, there were fights and well, it was a revolution between people who wanted independence within the American colonies and the British who obviously wanted to maintain control. In a sentence, the American Revolution inspired other revolutions including the French revolution.
Okay the next word is Barbeque. Barbeque is in this list because it’s a very, very popular thing to do on Independence Day in the states. People will get together with friends and family in Barbeque meat, Barbeque hotdogs and do whole cookout. Barbeque can be used as a verb for grilling meats or grilling vegetables. Barbeque also refers to a style of partying. In a sentence, I am having a Barbeque at my house on Independence Day this year, would you like to come?
The next word is Fireworks. Fireworks are common, very, very common on Independence Day. I think it’s the one day of the year actually in the US when we do use Fireworks as part of our celebration. Fireworks of course are the large sparks that go into the sky at night time and make these you know beautiful designs that look like flowers or maybe you know heart symbols, something like that. So we celebrate with them on the evening of Independence Day. There are often Fireworks celebrations in communities or on the smaller scale maybe your family gets you know sparklers that’s just you know fire on a stick essentially, it’s very safe. In a sentence, I always love watching the fireworks with my family on Independence Day. There were these little packs that you can get from the supermarket that had you know like 20 or so different fireworks and my dad would set it up in the driveway and we’d light them in the middle, I will stand back and we go phew! Phew! Phew! And like gradually die down and we go okay and then dad would set up another one and my brother and I would run around on the sparklers. Keep trying right things with it but it always failed.
That’s the end. So those are some words that you might find useful around Independence Day. If you find yourself in the United States during Independence Day, these are some things that you can look forward to. Maybe your country has an Independence Day. If so, tell us about how you celebrate your country’s Independence Day in the comments. Thanks very much for joining us this week and we will see you again next time, bye. Boom!