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 FESTIVITIES

 
EXERCISE 1
Match the definitions with the pictures. Write the correspondent number in the box.
 
1.  2.  3.   4. 5.  
 
6.   7.  8.  9.  10.
 
a) It is a Christian holiday. It commemorates the ressurection of Christ.  
b) It's time to tell someone that you love him/her.
c) It's time for people to think about their mothers. They usually buy them flowers or offer them chocolates.
d) It's an ancient celebration mid-way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.
e) The celebration of this day begins the night before and it is the time to celebrate the beginning of a new year. People drink champagne and go to parties.
f) This celebration began in the 17th century after a bountiful harvest. Every year family members join together and eat roast turkey and pumpkin pie.
g) Each year children dress up as ghosts and monsters and go "trick or treat". They expect adults to give them sweets.
h) This is the celebration of the birth of Christ. Children and adults decorate pine trees and their homes with holy.
i) It is also called "Bonfire Night" to commemorate the Gunpowder Plot.
j) It's time for people to think about their fathers. They usually buy them presents on this day.
 
EXERCISE 2
Match the dates with the festivities. Write the correspondent number in the box.
 
1. Christmas                        a) 5th November
2. St Valentine's day            b) 1st January
3. Thanksgiving                   c) 1st April
4. Groundhog day               d) 26th December
5. Father's day                    e) 4th Thursday in November
6. Mother's day                    f) 17th March
7. St Patrick's day                g) 25th December
8. Independence day           h) 14th February
9. April Fool's day                i) 2nd Sunday of May
10. Boxing Day                    j) 19th March
11. New Year's day             k) 2nd February 
12. Guy Fawke's day           l) 4th July
 
EXERCISE 3
Choose the correct option.
 
1.   2.  3.  4.
                                     
 
5.  6.  7.  8.
                                             
 9.    10.