Talking about Thanksgiving

When we talk about the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, we often talk about shopping and food. Here are some questions and words to help you have a good conversation about shopping and food:

Questions:

  • What does your family do for Thanksgiving?
  • What are your favorite Thanksgiving foods?
  • Where do you go shopping on Black Friday?
  • Do you buy a lot of stuff on Black Friday?
    • What will you buy on Black Friday?
  • Do shop online? Do you shop on Cyber Monday?
    • What are you gonna get?
  • Do you watch any football games on Thanksgiving?
    • Who’s playing this year?
  • Do you go to see a parade at Thanksgiving?
  • What do you miss the most about Thanksgiving?
  • How long do the leftovers last?
  • What do you want for Christmas?

Words:

In stores… At the table…
bargain bowl
bargain butter knife
barter carving knife
basket chopstick
browse cloth
buy crockery
carrier bag cutlery
discount dessertspoon
discount dish
haggle doily
high street finger bowl
impulse buying fish knife
mall fork
mallrat glassware
plaza knife
queue ladle
queue napkin
receipt place mat
reduction plate
retail therapy serviette
sale setting
sample side plate
saving silverware
shopaholic table mat
shoplifting tablespoon
shopping teaspoon
special offer tureen
spendthrift roast
splurge salad
splurge side dish
spree side salad
steal snack
store starter
tester supper
trolley sweet
try on takeaway
window-shopping

Oxford Learner’s Dictionary

Author: tiuschoonmaker

Tokyo International University

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