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English Conversation Practice - What is Independence Day
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LEE: "Hey John, what are you doing?"
JOHN: "Oh, hi Lee. I'm setting up tables and chairs for a family BBQ."
LEE: "Is it a special occasion?"
JOHN: "Tomorrow is the fourth of July."
LEE: "I know that tomorrow is July 4, but what is so important about it?"
JOHN: "You don't know. It's our country's Independence Day."
LEE: "What do you mean Independence Day?"
JOHN: "On July 4, 1776, our country's founders declared independence from the rulers of Great Britain."
LEE: "How did America declare independence?"
JOHN: "We went to war against Great Britain called the Revolutionary War and won."
LEE: "Wow! I didn't know that."
JOHN: "Yeah. So, now the United States celebrates this day every year."
LEE: "How do you celebrate?"
JOHN: "We usually have a big BBQ party. Then we light fireworks when it gets dark."
LEE: "Oh, those loud and colorful explosions in the sky?"
JOHN: "Yeah. Would you like to come over and watch them with our family?"
LEE: "Sure. Can I bring my children, too?"
JOHN: "Of course. They will enjoy them. But it is very dangerous, so we have to watch the kids carefully."
1. What day is it tomorrow?
2. What is the name of this day called?
3. What country celebrates this day?
4. Why is this day celebrated?
It is the day we wear costumes and pass out candy
It is a day we give thanks and eat turkey
It is a day we give each other presents
It is the day the United States became independent from Great Britain
1. July 4
2. Independence Day
3. United States
4. It is the day the United States became independent from Great Britain
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