Volume 3, Number 12, November 24, 1997
Read the selection without stopping to choose the correct missing words. Then read it again, pausing to underline the correct words. Finally, read the selection again to see if it makes sense.
is a very __1__ holiday. It’s a time to reflect on the things
that matter most. People focus on the good in their lives rather than
feeling bad about what they __2__ have.
Thanksgiving has its roots in the religious faith of the Pilgrims. To many, it is an __3__ to thank God for their blessings.
Those who are not __4__, also find this holiday to be uplifting. People __5__ with family members for a traditional __6__. There's great food, and hopefully, much conversation.
Sometimes we tend to grow __7__ from those we love the most. Thanksgiving brings us back together, at least for a few __8__ hours. Sometimes we lose track of how rich our lives are in ways that __9__ can’t buy. Thanksgiving reminds us of our real wealth. Perhaps we should celebrate Thanksgiving every day instead of once a __10__.
1. modern historic famous meaningful
2. always don’t can will
3. chance time opportunity prayer
4. pleased religious short thoughtful
5. join fight eat expect
6. voyage feast custom culture
7. taller closer plants apart
8. watchful tiring stupid happy
9. people truth joy money
10. week month year decade
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