Every Thanksgiving, we used to go (on avait l’habitude d’aller) to my grandma’s house for a HUGE lunch (un déjeuner énorme) with my HUGE family. As a kid, Thanksgiving was just a big meal. But more and more, I really see it as a time to think about all the good things I have in my life and to be thankful for them.
But what exactly is Thanksgiving?
What will your American colleagues be doing for this typically American holiday? The best way to find out (le meilleur moyen de savoir) is to ask them!
Before, though, you’ll want to watch this week’s SBFG video. After all, I kind of think of myself (je me vois un peu) as your American colleague, since we work together to boost your English You’ll learn all about what we do on Thanksgiving, what we eat, and even a special connection that France has to one of the greatest American Thanksgiving traditions: football! (The American kind, not the rest-of-the world kind).
You’ll get a lot of vocabulary for talking about Thanksgiving and holidays in general. After all, good food, family, and fun are part of any good holiday!
You can celebrate Thanksgiving too, with these recipes (des recettes):
I also recommend the site MyAmericanMarket.com if you want to taste some real American products. The StoveTop stuffing is to die for (at least for this American—best stuff ever!)
Finally, I hope you enjoyed watching this video. I know that I’m going to enjoy eating the cranberry sauce and pumpkin purée (that I’m going to use to make a pumpkin pie) used in creating today’s episode! Yum!
The Macy’s Day Parade is also live streamed, and you can watch this year’s parade here (live Thursday at 9 am New York Time / 4 pm Paris time), or watch a recording of the 2013 parade. It’s as much a Thanksgiving tradition as the roast turkey!
Now, I’d be very grateful (je serais très reconnaissante) if you shared something with the SBFG community:
Have you ever had any typical Thanksgiving dishes?
Or what other questions do you have about Thanksgiving?
Thousands of other French-speaking professionals come to SBFG to boost their English and boost their career. It’s the best place to start conversations, because we’re all here to learn. It takes 2 people to have a conversation, and conversation is the best way we can help each other.
From the bottom of my heart, (Du fond du coeur) thank you for making SBFG such a great place. I love what I do, thanks to you.
Each week, Christina sends you a new English lesson!