White House Christmas – level 2
Christmas has arrived at the White House, and it was Melania Trump who designed this and last year’s Christmas decor.
The official name of this year’s Christmas theme is ‘American Treasures’, and it features the skylines of some American cities. Some people like the decorations, and some people do not. Online, some people commented about a corridor decorated with red leave. They thought that it looked like a scene from a scary movie.
Some people did not like the 2017 decorations, either. They thought that they looked scary and not Christmas-y.
Difficult words: theme (the way something looks or the ideas about it), treasure (something very important and loved), feature (have), -y (this ending can turn a noun into adjective; Christmas-y means that something should like Christmas).
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