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Nyelvhelyesség - Task 3

Angol középszintű érettségi, 2015. május

• You are going to read a text about 'first footing', a Scottish tradition that is still practised in many parts of the country. Some words are missing from the text.
• Your task is to choose the most appropriate word from the list for each gap in the text.
• You can use each word only once.
• There is one extra word that you do not need to use.
• At the real exam, the first question is always an example - here you have to solve it too.
• If you make a mistake, please try again until you find all the correct answers - note that this is of course different at the exam too because there you don't have a second (or third) chance. The scoring is also different here because of this; if you want to see your real life score, only count your correct answers that you got right first time.

First footing

bring - called - carried - date - everyone - for - make - on - so - soon - then - used

In the old days, in Scotland, the New Year started with a custom (1) 'first footing', which was supposed to (2) good luck to people for the coming year.
As (3) as midnight had passed and January 1st had started, people (4) to wait behind their doors for a dark-haired man to arrive. This is believed to (5) back to the Viking invasion, when a big blonde stranger arriving (6) your doorstep with a big axe meant big trouble, and probably not a happy New Year.
The 'first footer' (7) a piece of coal, some bread, some money and some greenery. These were all (8) good luck - the coal to ensure that the house would always be warm, the bread to ensure that (9) in the house would have enough food to eat, money (10) that they would have enough money, and the greenery to (11) sure that they would have a long life. The visitor (12) took a pan of dust or ashes out of the house with him, thus symbolizing the departure of the old year.

Utolsó módosítás: 2015. 05. 18.