MCC015 - New Year

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Read the text below and decide which word fits best in each space!

Happy New Year

New Year celebrations date as far back as 2000 BC in Mesopotamia. But the date has changed a number of times. There was always a problem because New Year was by the of the sun and the moon which allowed room for error. To cut a long story short, it wasn't until 1582, when the calendar we use today was , that January 1st became New Year's Day in most cultures. Some cultures, however, celebrate the New Year at times , to their calendar and religious traditions . For example, the Chinese celebrate it between the 21st of January and the 19th of February . In with most of the world who celebrate at the beginning of the year, the Jewish people celebrate it in September or early October.


Happy New year

In any , the New Year is a occasion. Some people celebrate at hone with no of champagne , while others party on the streets , watching the fireworks that the city may have provided. Others prefer night clubs, joining the long of people waiting to get in and dance the night . In China, there are parades with dancing dragons and hundreds of people turn up to look on. It is also to make New Year's , the point being that most people the New Year as a chance to give up bad habits.

To sum , New Year is a time of celebration that a of the people look forward to.