Hallowen

Hallowen gy keuinssg5 16, 2011 s pagos On the night of October 31 st you can find Halloween parties in various diferent parts of the world, but it is probably true to say that the Halloween tradition is strongest in the United States, Canada, Britain and Ireland. Anyone who has ever been to a Halloween fancy-dress party Will know that witches, ghosts and other scary creatures are the most popular costumes. To understand the reason for this we must go back more than 2,000 years to the pre-Christian religious festivals of the Celtic peoples of Britain and Ireland.

From What we know of the Celts, it seems part of their religious calendar was a night at the beginning of winter when they believed the spirits of dead people could return to walk the earth. On this night some Celtic tribes lit bonfires to scare away evil spirits, or even disguised themselves as ghosts so that the real hosts would not attack to View Swp to page them. The event surv ors received the name o allo . calendar — October 3 In the nineteenth ce people who emigrate ra, and eventually ate in the modern rticularly Scottish) their Halloween radition with them, and in the twentieth century it spread all over the LIS and Ca Canada.

Nowadays in the OS, for example, people spend more on decorations and parties during Halloween than during any other annual festival apart from Christmas. One of the most well-known Halloween decorations is a hollow pumpkin with a candle inside, and a mouth and eyes cut into the skin to make a scary looking ‘face’. As for Halloween activities, one of the most tradicional is ‘trick or treating’ in which children and teenagers – sometimes dressed as ghosts or witches, orin ome other Halloween costume – go around knocking on people’s doors on the evening of October 31st and asking for small ‘treats’, usually sweets.

A recentsurvey in the US suggested that more than three-quarters of children expect to go trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Some people think the origin oftrick or treating is a Scottish tradition called ‘guising, in which children do something like tell a joke or sing a song in return for their treat. In many places, however, the children Offer nothing in return: they just say they Will play a ‘trick’ of some kind if they don’t receive a treat. Trick- r-treating is mostly very good-humoured, and almost all adults are happy to give out sweets.

Normally, therefore, trick-or- treaters receive a lot of sugary items during the evening, meaning Halloween is possibly the worst event in the year RI_IFS lot of sugary items during the evening, meaning Halloween is posslbly the worst event in the year for children’s teeth. Read the text and answer the following questions. Be careful to follow the instructions for each question. 1 Choose one of the words or expressions listed below and relate it to the corresponding Word or expression in the column (as umbered in the text) (1 mark).

Please copy the correct pair of related words on your sheet. Hand out – sweet – go back – famous – frightening scary frightening return go back well-known famous give out Hand out sugary sweet 2. 1 Choose the best option (0. 75 marks). Please copy the complete correct option on your answer sheet. a) On the night of October 31 st Halloween parties are celebrated in all over the world. b) On the night of October 31st Halloween parties are celebrated in the United States. c) On the last night of October Halloween parties are celebrated. On the last night of October Halloween parties are celebrated in various different parts ofthe world. 2. 2 Choose the best option (0. 75 marks). Please copy the a) On Halloween children dressed up as witches, ghosts or other scary creatures. b) On Halloween children dont go out to the street. c) Halloween is a religious festivity. 31_1fS Halloween children don’t go out to the street. c) Halloween is a religious festivo’. d) Adults are not happy guing sweets to children on Halloween. 3. Complete the sentences, using information from the text (2 marks).

It is important that phrases from the text are not reproduced literally, unless this is unavoidable. a) In the nineteenth century, in the nineteen the century, the Irishes and Britishers emigrated to Nort America, taking Halloween’s tradition to him with them, which extended her for US and Canada. b) Halloween, is a celebration that the children go out to the streets to ask for sweets. c) Trick or treating’ is mostly very good-humoured and it is a famous tradition in Hallowen d) The Celts believed that one night to winter beginning the spirits could turn to walk on the Earth 4.

Complete with one or more adequate words, using information from the text. (1. 5 marks). It is NOT necessary for the complete text to be copied on your answer sheet, only the letter: (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) followed by the Word or words that you find sultable for the gaps. It is important that phrases from the text are not reproduced literally. Halloween is celebrated on (a) October 31st in many parts of the world. Its origin comes from (b) the religious holidays of the Celtic peoples in Britain and I 406 S the world. Its origin comes from (b) the religious holidays of the

Celtic peoples in Britain and Ireland. Nowadays children and teenagers (c) they disguise themselves as witches or ghosts and play «trick or treat». They go around their (d) Trick-or-treatlng and (e) they ask for candies on people’s doors. Adults give them out some (f) sweets after doing a trick-or-treating. 5. What is the origin of Halloween? (25-50 words) (2 marks) You are expected to draw information from the text, but please use your own words. Halloween is a traditional festival in the world, which extended from Great Britain and Ireland to the whole world. w celebrated worldwide on October 31 in which costumed children go out trick or treating saying «trick or treat». Is Halloween a popular festivity in your country? How is it celebrated? (25-50 words) (2 marks). Express Your own ideas by usingyour own words. In my village Halloween celebration is a day long awaited by everyone as it is the day on which it is believed that the spirits return to earth and for Young people, to make Halloween party. A very famous food are the tostones. All the children dress up and ask for Candy in the streets knocking on doors saying trick or treating. SÜFS