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The tradition of using a fir tree for winter celebrations is very old. We know that there were trees decorated with toys in Roman times. Later it became part of the celebration of the Christian Christmas. The German Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, brought this tradition to England. He and the Queen had a Cristmass tree at Windsor Castle in 1841. A few years after nearly every house in the country had a Christmas tree.
At Christmas a giant fir-tree stands in Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery. It is a present from the people of Norway. Every winter they cut down a tree and sent it to London. Whole families come to look at it. Here is a Christmas tree bigger than any they have ever seen in their lives.
Traditionally, people decorate their trees on Christmas Eve – that is December 24th. They hang lights and coloured balls on the branches and put a star at the top. They lay presents under the Christmas tree. Young children are told that Santa Claus will bring them presents if they are good. Children hang a Christmas stocking at the foot of their beds or near the fireplace. They often borrow one of the father’s gold socks because they are the biggest. Santa Claus is supposed to come in the night from Lapland. He climbs down the chimney and fills the stockings with presents.
Задание к тексту
1. Finish the phrase.
The text is about
A. celebrating Christmas in Roman times
B. the giant Christmas tree in Trafalgar square.
C. celebrating Christmas in England.
D. Santa Claus bringing presents for children.
2. Choose the true sentence.
A. The Romans decorated trees with toys.
B. Prince Albert brought a fir-tree from Rome.
C.Queen Victoria refused to celebrate Christmas in 1841.
D.The Royal family had a Christmas tree at Buckingham Palace.
3. Choose the false sentence.
A. The National Gallery is in Trafalgar Square.
B. Nobody comes to Trafalgar Square at Christmas
C. Many families have a Christmas tree in England.
D. People decorate their trees on the 24th of December.
4. Choose the right answer.
Why do people come to Trafalgar Square?
A. They come to look at the National Gallery.
B. They want to put presents under the Christmas tree.
C. They want to look at the Christmas tree.
D. They come to meet the people of Norway.
5. The word 'present' in the text means:
6.Choose the correct word.
Santa Claus brings presents only to _________ children.
7. Choose the ending
Young children believe that Santa Claus _______
A. lays presents under the Christmas tree.
B. comes in the night from Lapland
C. hangs decorations on the Christmas tree
D. brings presents for the whole family.
8. Choose the title of the text.
A. Celebrating Christmas in England
B. Christmas at Windsor Castle
C. A giant Christmas tree
D. The present of Santa Claus