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Numer publikacji: 6984
Dział: Języki obce

Wielkanoc na języku angielskim (poziom intermediate)

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EASTER
In Christian countries Easter is celebrated as a religious holiday which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God. But the celebrations of Easter have many customs and legends that are pagan in origin and, in fact, have nothing to do with Christianity. It is believed, for example, that the name of the holiday itself – EASTER - comes from the Scandinavian "Ostra" and the Teutonic "Ostern" or "Eastre," . Both names of mythological Goddesses signify spring and fertility whose festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox (21st March). Easter can also refer to the season of the church year, lasting for fifty days, which follows this holiday and ends at Pentecost.
Read the text about Easter and then:
• Try to come up with the meaning of the following words on the basis of the context. Which elements of the context helped you guess their meaning?
Resurrection
Pagan
Vernal equinox
Pentecost
• Check the meaning of the following words and then try to explain them in English.
Commemorate
Customs
Fertility
• Read the definitions and put in the proper word. All the words are somehow related to Easter.

A Christian festival when the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated is known as
_________________

A bird which is kept on a farm for their eggs and for their meat is a
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A small furry animal with long ears; they are kept as pets or live wild in holes
_________________

A wild animal, bigger than a rabbit, but larger and with longer ears
_________________
a container used for carrying, for example eggs
_________________
a 40 – day long period of time before Easter
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