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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


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!

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