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What do people in the West do to celebrate Christmas?
to put up a Christmas tree
to decorate the house
to hang a stocking
to give / open gifts
to write letters to Father Christmas
to dress up as Santa Claus
to send Christmas presents
to make / write Christmas cards
Read for Main Idea
The first paragraph:
I still remember the last Christmas Granny spent with us.
The last paragraph:
A few weeks after that Christmas, Granny passed away. I think of her often though, especially at Christmas. …When I think about what makes Christmas so magical, it’s not just gifts and Father Christmas that come to mind. It’s also my memory of Granny.
Underline the key events or actions in the story, e.g. opened presents, had a snowball fight.
Look for specific dates or time words, e.g. November, Christmas Eve.
Pay attention to time linkers, e.g. first, then, later.
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