The Truth about Cinco de Mayo – Listening Practice
Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) has come and gone. Did you celebrate it? If you did, maybe you ate tacos or had a margarita with your friends. But what were you celebrating? A lot of people think they are celebrating the day of Mexico’s independence from Spain and France, but in this short interview from NPR, Lesley Tellez explains who really celebrates this interesting holiday and why.
After listening, use context clues to match the word or phrase to its definition
- To bring to the table
- Point of reflection
a) Something someone adds or gives to another person or group.
b) An opportunity to think deeply about something, for example the past
c) To remember something in a respectful way
d) The qualities one group of people have that make them different from another group
e) To provide something that is beneficial
Read some of the comments people have left. What are their feelings about Cinco de Mayo?