White House Christmas – level 3

03-12-2018 15:00

Christmas arrived at the White House and the First Lady Melania Trump has been the designer of this and last year’s Christmas decor.

The official name of this year’s Christmas theme is ‘American Treasures’ which features the skylines of several major American cities. Not all of the decorations are to everyone’s liking though – some people commented on a corridor decorated with red trees.

They thought that it conveyed feelings of horror and compared it with a scene from the horror film ’The Shining’. To others, it looked like the robes from the dystopian TV show ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.

Last year, many people found Melania’s theme spooky and eerie rather than festive.

Difficult words: theme (the way something looks), treasure (something very important and loved), convey (carry, communicate), dystopian (a negative story about the future), spooky (frightening, scary), eerie (strange and scary).

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