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Homework Task 3
Submission Date: See Activities Calendar

Read the general instructions to do Homework Task 3 on your Study Guide


(Unit 5)

NAME: Justo Vladimir Tuñoque Gutierrez

I. VOCABULARY (50 points)

A. Complete the chart with the required information (26 points)

Noun Adjective
Example: athlete athletic
care careful/careless
central central
comedy comedic
danger dangerous
drama dramatic
education educational
harm harmful or harmless
historian historical
humour Humorous or humourless
origin original
poison poisonous
practice practical

B. Complete the sentences using one of the words from the chart in section A. Write your
answers in the chart below. (24 points)

1. Fortunately, there are few poisonous snakes in our country.


2. Does watching violence on TV have a/an harmful effect on children?
3. In the morning, some TV channels show historical programs, which can help children with
their school subjects.
4. Pollution, traffic and other dangerous problems are getting worse all the time.
5. Be careful when you answer the question in the exam and remember to check the answer.
6. The picture you see here is only a copy. The original painting is in the Louvre.

Sentence Answer
1 poisonous
2 harmful
3 historical

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4 dangerous
5 dangerous
6 original

II. READING (50 points)


Go to your textbook, pages 113 and 114. Read the text That Unique Japanese Holiday
called…Christmas! and answer the questions below. Write your answers in the table after
question 5.

1. What is similar about the Western and Japanese Christmas?


a) Santa Claus is a popular figure.
b) Many people go to church.
c) Christmas cakes are sold everywhere.
d) They don’t go to work on Christmas Day.

2. Which is the most important day of the festive season in Japan?


a) Christmas Day
b) Christmas Eve
c) New Year’s Day
d) New Year’s Eve

3. But once Christmas is over, they lower the prices dramatically. This sentence would best fit at
the end of ___________.
a) Paragraph 1
b) Paragraph 2
c) Paragraph 3
d) Paragraph 4

4. Who might a Japanese person give oseibo (line 41) to?


a) Their young child
b) Their best friend
c) Their secretary
d) Someone they just met

5. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?


a) The Japanese are good at adopting and adapting traditions.
b) The Japanese love foreign cultures.
c) Christmas is not a religious holiday in Japan.
d) Things need to be changed to be successful in Japan.

Question Answer
1 a
2 c
3 d
4 d
5 a

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Appendixes
Critical Thinking: Active Skills for Reading, Book 3, page 83

Question 1
What are some popular wedding customs in your country? What is the significance of these
customs?

Some popular weddings customs in my country are that the bridegroom must not see the bride
before the ceremony and the people invited have to send their presents a week before the
ceremony. So, the significance is that: for the first, it is a sign of bad luck and the second is to
give the bride and the groom time to distribute the things.
Question 2
Do you think society places a lot of importance on marriage? How do younger generations view
marriage, compared to older generations?
Yes, I do. Society see marriage as a sign of strengthen the couple relationship. In contrast,
younger people have a different perspective and first they want to master in their career and then
get married.

Critical Thinking: Active Skills for Reading, Book 3, page 89

Question 1
Fireworks are an important part of many Chinese rituals and events. What do you think these
fireworks symbolize?
So, it could be that fireworks are a sign of a new beginning or a sign of a deal that everyone
made.
Question 2
Have you ever participated in celebration or tradition that might be unsafe? Would you? Why, or
why not?
No. I have not. I do not if the celebrations with fireworks are unsafe, but everyone have to take
care of themselves. To finish I do not like fireworks.

What do you think?: Active Skills for Reading, Book 3, page 92

Question 1
Describe your ideal wedding. What would it be like? Who would you invite? Where would it be
held?
I do not have an idea of an ideal wedding, but I would like that it will be something small in my
own house. In which I could celebrate and enjoy with my close friends and relatives.
Question 2
Have there been any interesting celebrity weddings lately? Which ones caught your attention?
No, I have not been in an interesting celebrity wedding, because I do not know any of them.

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Question 3
Many cultures celebrate events based on myths and legends. Can you think of any? Why would
people celebrate something that might not be true or real?
I can think in one that is held in Ayabaca in Peru. People from there make a festival to thank the
Cautivo de Ayabaca that is an image of Christ. It is said that that Cautivo make some miraculous
to people who make a promise to return by foot. People celebrate because some people say that
they received a miracle from the Cautivo.

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