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1. Girls are supposed to like it.
2. This holiday has a meaningful history.
3. One of this holiday’s traditions has changed over time.
4. This holiday can put you in a very special mood.
5. People can behave any way on this holiday.
6. This holiday is a time for new hopes.
7. This holiday suits my character perfectly.
A – 3
B – 7
C – 1
D – 4
E – 6
F – 2
Speaker A: What’s my favorite holiday? I know this may sound strange, but I love Easter. My family isn’t very religious, but I am aware of which Easter traditions are connected with the Bible. For example, there’s the tradition of painting eggs and giving them to other people as a symbol of eternal life, but few people actually do this anymore. Instead, they buy chocolate eggs, and I adore chocolate — sweets are my true passion. And that’s why I love Easter!
Speaker B: My friends say too often that I laugh too much and I agree. That’s why I enjoy April Fools Day so much. You may know it takes place every year on April 1st and on this day you never really know if someone is trying to pull your leg. And it’s important that even if someone tries to fool you, you don’t lose your temper. Otherwise, people may suspect you of the worst possible sin — a bad sense of humor. No one has ever accused me of that!
Speaker С: As a girl, I always enjoy celebrating Women’s Day on March 8th most of all. This is the day for paying tribute to all women — and, first of all, your mothers and grandmothers. In some places this day is called Mother’s Day and it, too, is celebrated in spring. Men give women flowers and presents and they do all the domestic work around the house and in the kitchen. For women, it’s a relaxing break from domestic routines — a nice change and a chance to rest!
Speaker D: Some people love New Year’s Eve, but I adore Christmas. The holiday is connected with the birth of Jesus Christ as told in the Holy Bible. When Jesus was born, wise men from the East came to worship him and they gave the child presents. That’s why people nowadays try to please their friends and relatives by giving Christmas presents. It’s a very sincere holiday and I think everyone feels a bit kinder and more generous on that day.
Speaker E: I think New Year is especially popular with children. In many houses there’s a fir tree and other decorations. Families get together to welcome in the new year — a truly magical moment. You can start your life anew if you want to — make resolutions, talk about plans and promises, or share your most secret thoughts; if you do these things, probably your wishes will come true — at least I like to think so. On that day anything can happen — so give it a try!
Speaker F: In my country it’s not celebrated, but I’ve always thought Thanksgiving is a great tradition. It has an interesting legend behind it — in 1621 the first pilgrims in America were dying of hunger, but neighboring Native Americans helped them survive. On this day everyone has the chance to say ‘thank you’ for everything good that has happened in their lives during the year. So although it’s not my national holiday, on that day I do it in secret because I’m thankful to God.