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LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

Where does the weekend come from? Listen carefully to this short history of the weekend in four paragraphs. Then, try to answer
the questions below ...

Listen to PARAGRAPH 1 and try to answer the questions below.

1.

From 2000 BC to 1800 AD, many people in England ... 

  spent a holy day.
  spend a holiday.

2.

What did they do on this special day?

  They usually rest and pray.
  They spent the day resting and praying.

Listen to PARAGRAPH 2 and try to answer the questions below.

3.

What did many workers use to do from 1800 to 1840?

  They played games on Sundays.
  They have fun on Sundays.

4.

Why didn't they go to work on blue Mondays?

   Because they felt too tired. 
   Because they couldn't play games. 

Listen to PARAGRAPH 3 and try to answer the questions below.

5.

Which was the beginning of the weekend in England?

  On Sundays, they worked till one o'clock.
 
Work stopped at one o'clock on Saturdays.

6.

Which was the beginning of the weekend in the U.S.?

  Workers began to stop working on Saturday afternoons.
 
Work stopped on Saturdays.

7.

What happened by 1930? 

  Offices were closed on Saturday afternoons all year.
  Offices were closed on Saturday afternoons in the summer.

Listen to PARAGRAPH 4 and try to answer the questions below.

8.

What happened by 1940? 

  Factories were closed all day Sunday.
  T
he two-day weekend began in the U.S. 

9.

What did people do on those first weekends?

  They went to the theater and took walks in the park.
  They worked at home and had fun.

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