Labor Day Video

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 04 September 2017 > Webpicks

The first Monday in September is Labor Day in U.S. and Canada and heralds the beginning of the school year. This 1-minute video presentation explains the holiday. Perfect for a quick injection of Anglophone culture!

It's an animated slideshow with written text rather than voiceover and can be used from A2. It presents the holiday, the reasons behind it and how people celebrate. The grammar is straightforward. A few conceptual terms like achievement and commitment may need explanation but should be guessable in context (if the country is celebrating workers' economic and social achievements, then pupils should be able to infer that achievement is something positive, for example.)

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