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Christmas Quiz

Average: 3.7 (20 votes)

Did you know that different cultures celebrate Christmas in different ways, and not always on the same day?

True or False? Black Friday Comprehension

Average: 4.1 (15 votes)

Ever since 1932, Black Friday has signalled the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. This shopping extravaganza follows Thanksgiving, on the fourth Thursday of November, and comes just before ‘Cyber Monday’.

True or False? Black Friday Comprehension

Average: 4.1 (15 votes)

Ever since 1932, Black Friday has signalled the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. This shopping extravaganza follows Thanksgiving, on the fourth Thursday of November, and comes just before ‘Cyber Monday’.

Comprehension: The History of Thanksgiving!

Average: 4.8 (12 votes)

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November and it lasts four days. The Pilgrim Fathers, who were the founders of a colony in North America started this long standing tradition. These people were ‘puritans’ who wanted to escape from the persecution of The Church of England. They sailed on a ship from Plymouth called The Mayflower on 6th September 1620. There were 102 men, women and children aboard The Mayflower.

In the news: US Presidential Elections

Average: 3.8 (16 votes)

Each line may contain a wrong word or is correct. Find the wrong word or leave as is if correct.

1) Today, the earth woke up so some unexpected news: Donald Trump won the US presidential

(2) elections, with 276 Electoral college votes to Hillary Clinton’s 218. The Republican group now

(3) holds a majority in the senate, having ousted the Democratic Party bossed by Hillary Clinton. In

(4) a victory talk he made earlier today in New York, Mr. Trump promised to be a ‘president

The Art of Politics

Average: 3.4 (14 votes)

(1) Whatever happened to present day politics? Everybody seems to be hitting below the belt! Abuse and insults seem to be an everyday occurrence. Political debates quickly degenerate into shouting competitions. Where are manners?

In the news: Rio Olympics 2016

Average: 3.9 (22 votes)

Michael Phelps has __1__ the most medals in the Olympics than anyone else in history, with a total of 28 medals, 23 of which are gold. He is planning to retire after Rio 2016, where he was beaten by Joseph Schooling from Singapore, who used to idolise Phelps as a child.

American swimmer Katie Ledecky set two new __2__ records during the games and won four gold medals overall.

Winter Holidays in London

Average: 3.5 (72 votes)

For a great cultural experience, you should try London in the holiday season.

What to do

Visit Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park for instant Christmas spirit. Expect winter markets, fairground rides, ice skating and grottos.

Christmas light displays and decorations make London shine over the holiday season. The world-famous Christmas lights of Oxford Street and huge Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square must be seen.

In the news: an emoji wins word of the year!

Average: 3.4 (43 votes)

Every year The Oxford English Dictionary announces its Word of the Year. The word need not have been coined within the past twelve months but it does need to have become prominent or notable during that time. The chosen word is considered the most important word or expression during the specific year.

In the news: books you can drink!

Average: 3.5 (84 votes)

They say that reading is good for you, but did you know that it can also _1_ your life?

The Drinkable Book is a new _2_ that is both a water filter and an instruction manual for how and why to clean drinking water.

In developing countries, access to clean water is _3_. According to the World Health Organization, more than 3.4 million people _4_ each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene related causes. Nearly 100% of deaths occur in the developing world.