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Listening Comprehension - Comprensión Auditiva

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- Siempre encontrarás una pequeña introducción, que puede ayudarte a comprender el tema tratado.

- En los textos presentados se han ocultado algunas palabras, que deberás escribir en los casilleros correspondientes. A medida que lees el texto, escucha el audio con atención para descubrir dichas palabras.

- Quizás puedes deducir las palabras sin necesidad de escuchar el audio. Pero, pon atención al audio para confirmar si realmente se trata de la respuesta correcta.

- Puedes escuchar el audio cuantas veces sea necesario. Pero es recomendable hacerlo solamente dos veces (o tres veces como máximo) ya que esa es la forma en que normalmente se realizan estos ejercicios en exámenes y pruebas internacionales.

- Comprueba tus aciertos pulsando el botón "Corregir". Si no has podido completar todas las palabras, pulsa el botón "Solución" para ver cuáles eran las que te faltaban.

A Traditional Thanksgiving Meal, With Modern Shortcuts
Topic: Transcript of radio broadcast. Source: VOA

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This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report.

Thanksgiving Day is America's version of a festival. The holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

This Thursday, millions of Americans will join family and friends to give thanks and eat a meal with a history that is old.

Early European settlers in North America other ceremonies where they gave thanks. But what Americans often consider the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony. Today we call it Massachusetts.

Those settlers are known as the Pilgrims. They held a three-day celebration in the of sixteen twenty-one. They celebrated the harvest with members of a local Indian tribe.

The best known food that Americans traditionally eat on Thanksgiving is turkey. The nation's turkey producers are expected to two hundred forty-two million birds this year. The government says that is two percent fewer than last year. Last year's turkey production had a value of about three and a half billion dollars.

Thanksgiving turkeys are traditionally served with a bread mixture that some Americans call stuffing. Others call it . Side dishes include cranberries, sweet potatoes and green or other vegetables. The meal traditionally ends with a dessert of pumpkin pie or pecan pie.

Some Thanksgiving foods have changed over time. For example, most turkeys these days are with larger breasts to provide more white meat. Corn -- known in much of the world as maize -- has also changed. It tastes much sweeter than the starchier corn of the past.

The way Americans prepare for Thanksgiving has also changed. Economist John Anderson of the American Farm Bureau Federation says people look for ways to save time, though not everyone does.

JOHN ANDERSON: "There are a lot of us who have grandmothers who would not even think of using a store-bought pie . And that is kind of the least of the shortcuts that we use."

He says shortcuts like buying prepared foods for the holiday are part of a bigger in America.

JOHN ANDERSON: "If you think about our food in general, not just Thanksgiving dinner, but food products in general, there has been a tremendous move over the last twenty or thirty years toward more products."

Some people might not have the time or the desire to prepare a big meal, or the space for a lot of guests. Whatever the reason, John Anderson notes that more people go to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner than in the past.

Charity groups and religious organizations will also be this Thursday, serving Thanksgiving meals to the needy. The weak economy has increased the number of Americans receiving government assistance to buy food.

And that's the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, written by Jerilyn Watson. I'm Bob Doughty.

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