Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nicknames

Today we will read the Easy English Times. Here is a crossword puzzle for the the latest issue of edition. The featured story is a history of the Democratic and Republican parties and their conventions.

VOANews: Democrats Gather in Denver to Nominate Obama and Biden
Barack Obama announced his choice of Senator Joe Biden of Delaware on Saturday. Republicans meet next week to nominate John McCain and his running mate, still to be named. Transcript of radio broadcast: 24 August 2008
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POP QUIZ: match the city with its nickname

Boston.................................The Big Easy
Chicago................................Beantown
Denver................................City of Lakes
Minneapolis........................The Big Apple
New Orleans......................Second City
New York...........................Emerald City
Philadelphia.......................City of Brotherly Love
Seattle................................Mile High City

Extra Credits: Never use this nickname for San Francisco______________.

Double Extra Credit: What is the nickname for the Republican party?

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