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Easter reading

This weekend, Easter is being celebrated around the world. Learn more about this holiday and practise your reading skills.

Easter reading. English blog post.
Easter reading. English blog post.

Read the text and then answer the 6 questions.

Easter is a very important time in many countries as it is both a religious and a cultural festival. In the northern hemisphere Easter is celebrated in springtime whereas in the Southern Hemisphere it is celebrated in the Autumn. The actual date of Easter varies according to when there is a full moon. At Easter, many people will attend church services and during these services they will pray, sing, and worship. Easter is a holiday in many countries too so people do not go to work or school and will spend time with their families. Other customs at Easter include sending cards to relatives, painting eggs with bright colours and pretty patterns, and buying each other chocolate Easter eggs. It is also the time of year when people bake and eat hot cross buns. These are a type of sweet bread that is sometimes flavoured with spices and cross shape is put on top. The word Easter is thought to be derived from the Dutch word Ooster and from the German word Ostern. Originally, the word is considered, by some, to have come from the goddess Eostre but this theory is widely disputed by religious scholars and academics of etymology.

Questions

Answer TRUE, FALSE, or NOT GIVEN for the following statements

  1. Easter is a significant time in all countries.
  2. The date that Easter is celebrated is diferent every year.
  3. Many people go to religious ceremonies at Easter time.
  4. Easter Church servies take place in the afternoon.
  5. Easter eggs can be very expensive to buy.
  6. The origin of the term Easter is clear to all.

Answers

  1. Easter is a significant time in all countries. FALSE
  2. The date that Easter is celebrated is diferent every year. TRUE
  3. Many people go to religious ceremonies at Easter time. TRUE
  4. Easter Church servies take place in the afternoon. NOT GIVEN
  5. Easter eggs can be very expensive to buy. NOT GIVEN
  6. The origin of the term Easter is clear to all. FALSE

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