Hello dear Seniors!
I told you we would continue with November eventful days. In this case we are going to talk about the so well-known Black Friday💸. I know you know 😉; but how much do you really know about its origins ? Let's pay attention to this listening activity and find out about the coinage of the word and the origin of the custom.
Please watch the video and answer the following questions below.
SENIORS GROUP A.💰💰💰💰💰💰
Q1. What is the connection between Black Friday , Thanksgiving day and Christmas?
Q2. What day and what month did the first so-called Black Friday took place ? Was is related to Christmas shopping 🎄?
Q3. What is the earliest example of calling "Black Friday" to the day after Thanksgiving?
SENIORS GROUP B
Q1 Where in the US do they start calling the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday? Who started to do that?
Q2 What two problems did the Police have after Thanksgiving?
Q3 What spin off have retailers made of Thanksgiving?
SENIORS GROUP C.
Q1. Has the term Black Friday always been used to refer about shopping? Explain very briefly, please.
Q2. How did retailers try to rebrand the term " Black Friday"? Why didn't it succeed?
Q3. What is the mythical explanation about the use of "black"in the expression that has been going on since the 80s? Please be brief.