FCE Use Of English Part 2 Open Cloze
Easter Customs: the egg-citement of Easters past.
_____(1) days we gorge ourselves on chocolateeggs at Easter, but there was a time in NorthernIreland when duck eggs _____(2) have beeneaten in large quantities on Easter Sunday -with a competition to see ___(3) could eat themost! It was also a traditional pastime to painthard boiled eggs with faces and roll them downa hill.Easter was an important occasion, people liked to ____(4) their best and it wasoften the first outing for new clothes and a beautiful Easter bonnet. Numerousfairs ____(5) held on Easter Monday or, if you were lucky, you'd go ___(6) a daytrip to somewhere like Newcastle.
Easter in EuropeEngland
Easter is celebrated by the exchange of Easter Eggs and other nifty gifts. Giftrange may ____(7) from anything like giving money, clothes or chocolate, togoing on holiday together. Some people make Easter bonnets or baskets, _____(8) have things like daffodils in them or mini eggs. Children sometimes goto a local community centre to _____(9) an Easter bonnet competition. Theperson with the best bonnet wins an Easter egg.The Easter bunny is very much a ____(10) of the Easter tradition in England. Theshops are filled ____(11) thousands which people buy to give to each other. TheEaster bunny ‘hides’ the eggs in and around the house and on Easter Sundaychildren go in search ___(12) these treats.Eating hot–cross buns on Good Friday ____(13) been a tradition for many yearsand they are ____(14) popular today. These are sweet fruit buns with crosses ontop. Some people continue to make these at home but most simply pick them ___(15) from supermarkets in the week before Easter.