Check the sentences in exercise 6 and fill in the grammar box.
How to talk about when and where things happen
– Centuries, decades, years, months, seasons, parts of the day: e.g. Selma was born 2010. e.g. H e wakes up early the morning. e.g. H er birthday is winter.
– Countries, cities and neighbourhoods: e.g. She was born Belgium. e.g. He lives Oklahoma City.
– Days and dates: e.g. W e don’t go to school Pancake Day. e.g. Haruo’s birthday is 25 March.
– Streets, avenues and parts of streets: e.g. T here are many shops Spring Street. e.g. He lives Colonial Avenue.* e.g. The house is on the corner.
– Address, specific location: e.g. The Party is the Black Dog Ballroom. e.g. The event takes place the World Trade Center.
– Hours, noon, (mid)night: e.g. The Highland Games finish 9 p.m. e.g. W e have lunch noon.
Keep in mind: * In British English you live in a street or avenue (vs. on a street in American English). See p. 151
Fill in the correct preposition in the sentences. Choose ’in’, ‘at’ or ‘on’.
1 the 19th century Halloween became an important holiday in North America. 2 Halloween is always 31 October.
3 the 1930s, trick or treating became popular the United States. 4 St. Patrick’s Day is not always a Sunday, but it’s always March. 5 The monuments and the streets Chicago light up green St. Patrick’s Day.
6 The holiday of Mardi Gras is celebrated all of Louisiana, but especially New Orleans.
8 Promptly midnight New Orleans police officers start clearing the streets. This announces the end of the Carnival. 9 the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated the fourth Thursday of November. 10 Thanksgiving people are usually home and they eat a lot of food, especially turkey.
A DAY TO REMEMBER
one hundred and forty-seven
7 There are a lot of Carnival activities Bourbon Street.