Entertainments and Celebrations
FF1a A church or civic organization that wants to raise funds might sponsor an event at which people decorate a container and fill it with lunch or dinner for two, then auction it off. The winner eats with the person who made the meal. This kind of event is called a(n) ________.
FF1b If a church or civic organization is sponsoring a party featuring ice cream, cake, pie, etc., you might ask a friend, “Are you going to the ________?’’
FF4 Names for different kinds of dancing parties:
FF5a Names for dance steps popular among young people in past decades:
FF5b Names for dance steps popular among young people today:
FF7 A small musical instrument that you blow on, and move from side to side in your mouth:
FF8 Another small instrument that you hold between the teeth and pluck on:
FF10 What do people around here say to greet each other on Christmas morning?
FF11 What do you call the night of December 31st?
FF14 What different kinds of firecrackers do you have around here?
FF14b What kinds of fireworks do people set off around here (not firecrackers)?
FF15 When a firecracker doesn’t go off, and you break it in the middle and light the powder, you call it a(n) ________.
FF15b On Halloween, what do children put on to cover their faces?
FF15c What do you call the night before Halloween?
FF16 What local contests or celebrations do you have? Feel free to use the comment box to describe.
FF17 Words meaning that people had a very good or enjoyable time: “We all had a(n) ________ last night.”
FF18 Joking words or expressions about people at a noisy or boisterous celebration or party: “They certainly ________ last night.”
FF19 Words used about a very dull or unenjoyable time: “The party was a(n) ________.”
FF24 The place or building where people go to see motion pictures:
FF25 Other names for motion pictures, now and in the past:
FF27 Joking names and nicknames for television:
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