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Check the sentences in exercise 6 and fill in the grammar box.

GRAMMAR

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.

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– Days and dates: e.g. W  e don’t go to school    Pancake Day. e.g. Haruo’s birthday is    25 March.

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– 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.

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– Hours, noon, (mid)night: e.g. The Highland Games finish    9 p.m. e.g. W  e have lunch    noon.

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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’.

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1     the 19th century Halloween became an important holiday in North America. 2 Halloween is always     31 October.

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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.

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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.

UNIT 4:

  A DAY TO REMEMBER

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7 There are a lot of Carnival activities     Bourbon Street.

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