Test 10. B4-B10. Church Calendar.

Gap-fill exercise/ Задание на образование грамматических форм

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Almost everyone uses calendars. The most common use actually is to mark the passing days and seasons. Quite a few people also mark them as (DIARY) or use them to remember birthdays, appointments or other important occasions.

The same is true of calendars based on religious experience and (MANY) religions have annual festivals on different dates, to remember those things that are most important to them.

Those of Jewish Faith follow events that revolve around the Exodus. This was the journey of the Israelites out of Egypt to the new land that they (BELIEVE) God had promised them.

Although the Christian Church has many different "branches", most of them have calendars based on the life and ministry of Jesus. The Calendar helps believers to remember throughout the year the most important aspects of (THEY) faith.

In the UK, the (BIG) festivals of the Christian Church are Christmas and Easter. The most popular by far is Christmas and huge numbers visit Church on Dec24th (Christmas Eve) each year to sing carols and remember the birth of Jesus.

Some dates in the Church are fixed — others vary. The date for Easter, for example,typically (FALL) between late March and late April (Western Christianity) and early April to early May (Eastern Orthodox). The date is set by a lunisolar calendar, following the cycle of the moon.

As a congregation moves through the church calendar, events (PRESENT) in an organized way with the opportunity to talk about different faith confessions. This also helps children to visualise and learn about their religion, history and culture.

Задание составлено на основе пособия «Практикум по английскому языку» Е.Н. Соловова, John Parsons, «Центр изучения английского языка Елены Солововой», Москва, 2011
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