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Easter - B1 | Reading Comprehension - Czytanie ze zrozumieniem


easter reading comprehension b1

Level: B1 


Title: Easter Traditions in English-Speaking Countries | Easter Reading Comprehension


Introduction:

Welcome to this reading task about the Easter tradition in English-speaking countries. Easter is a significant holiday celebrated by millions around the world, and it holds cultural and religious importance in English-speaking nations as well. Let's dive into the rich traditions and customs associated with Easter in English-speaking countries!




Easter Celebrations in English-Speaking Countries


Easter, one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the Christian calendar, holds a special place in the hearts of people in English-speaking countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. While religious views may be different, many Easter traditions are deeply ingrained in the culture of these nations.


In the United Kingdom, Easter Sunday starts with traditional church services, followed by family gatherings and festive meals. Roast lamb is a popular dish served at Easter dinners, symbolizing the sacrificial lamb of Jesus. One unique tradition in the UK is the rolling of Easter eggs. In some regions, people roll decorated eggs down hills as a symbol of the rolling away of the stone from Jesus' tomb. Although, the modern British more often call it “an egg race”. :)


In the United States, Easter is celebrated with enthusiasm and a variety of traditions. Easter egg hunts are a beloved activity, where children search for hidden eggs filled with treats. The White House in Washington D.C. hosts an annual Easter Egg Roll on its lawn, attracting thousands of families from across the country. Another cherished tradition is dyeing Easter eggs, where families gather to decorate eggs in vibrant colors and patterns.


One of the most iconic symbols of Easter in both the UK and the USA is the Easter bunny. Originating from German folklore, the Easter bunny is a beloved character who delivers Easter eggs and treats to children on Easter morning. In the weeks leading up to Easter, stores in English-speaking countries are filled with chocolate bunnies and Easter-themed candies.

Easter Sunday is a time for joyous celebrations, where families come together to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After church services, many families enjoy festive meals and participate in activities such as Easter parades and bonnet competitions. A bonnet competition, particularly during Easter celebrations, is a traditional event where participants showcase their creativity by decorating and wearing elaborate bonnets or hats. Participants use various materials such as ribbons, flowers, feathers, and other decorative elements to adorn their bonnets, creating unique and eye-catching designs. 


All in all, in the USA and the UK, Easter is the time of joy, games, and time well-spent with the closest family members and friends. From Easter egg hunts to bonnet competitions, these traditions bring communities together in celebration of renewal, hope, and the spirit of togetherness. 



Task 1. Comprehension Questions. Answer the questions in your own words:

  • What are some Easter traditions celebrated in the United Kingdom?

  • Describe the significance of roast lamb in Easter dinners in the UK.

  • What are some popular Easter traditions in the United States?

  • Explain the origin and significance of the Easter bunny.

  • How do families in English-speaking countries typically celebrate Easter Sunday?


Task 2. Answer the questions about the Easter tradition in your country:

  1. What are the popular animal symbols of Easter in Poland? 

  2. How does your family celebrate Easter? Do you have any fun traditions or competitions, like the ones in the text? 

  3. What are the traditional dishes on the Easter breakfast table? 


Vocabulary:

  • Ingrain - zakorzenia c

  • Symbolize - symbolizować

  • Enthusiasm - entuzjazm

  • Cherish - cenić

  • Togetherness - poczucie wspólnoty

  • Adorn - dekorować

  • Eye-catching - efektowny, przyciągający wzrok 


 

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