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The season of Autumn or Fall

Autumn       or Fall      秋季



Acorn      橡子

Acorns    (plural, 2 or more)


Apple      苹果

Apples    (plural, 2 or more)


Cider, Apple cider      苹果酒




Falling leaves   


Foliage (colorful)      丰富多彩的树叶


Football      橄榄球


Halloween      万圣节

(see the reading below)   


Harvest      收成



Trees are turning (changing colors), leaves are turning (changing colors)      叶子正在变色


Pumpkin      南瓜

Pumpkins      (plural, 2 or more)


Raking leaves      耙叶


Thanksgiving      感恩

(see the reading below)   

Holidays in the Fall   


The second Monday of October is Columbus Day, which celebrates the historic trip of Christopher Columbus to the Americas in the year 1492. 

October 31st is Halloween. Children in costumes go from house to house saying “trick or treat.” The treat usually given is candy and tricks are rarely done. A common symbol of Halloween is the jack-o-lantern, which is carved out of a pumpkin. 

Jack-o-Lantern with a candle inside                               



November 11th is Veteran’s Day. This federal holiday honors the soldiers who fought in World War I and those who fought for the U.S. in all wars. We celebrate by displaying the American flag from our homes, having parades, and decorating graves with flowers and flags.   

Thanksgiving Day is the 4th Thursday in November and is a federal holiday. On this day we remember how the Indians helped the Pilgrims by teaching them how to farm and hunt. On this day, we give thanks for food, our country, and our families.   

Americans eat traditional food for Thanksgiving dinner. The main dish is often turkey. Sometimes Thanksgiving Day is informally called "Turkey Day."   


Please watch and listen to this video about Fall -