Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll learn how to respond to a typical Fourth of July invitation and you’ll find out what most Americans usually do on the Fourth of July.

What is special about July 4, 1776?

It was the day that we signed the Declaration of Independence to become independent from Great Britain.

What do Americans usually do?

  • Barbecues: It’s common to have a barbecue all summer but especially on the 4th of July.
  • The beach: Even in Boston we have beaches.
  • Fireworks: Every US city has fireworks. Find out where they’re showing them and invite your friends. Bring a blanket and choose a specific meeting place to meet up with your friends.
  • Go to a parade: This usually happens during the day
  • Special menus or events at restaurants or bars
  • Camping and hiking: It’s a great opportunity to take a 3-day weekend this year because the Fourth of July is on a Friday.


How do you respond to a typical Fourth of July Invitation?

G: I’m going to catch the parade tomorrow do you want to come?

L: Really? That would be cool. What time does it start?

G: Let’s meet at 11am.

L: That sounds great where should I meet you?

G: Let’s meet near the MIT bridge.


Next, learn about St. Patrick’s Day in the US.


What are you doing tomorrow for the Fourth of July?

Are you going to celebrate?

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