Воронова Гузалия Рафаэльевна
МБОУ «СОШ № 74 имени Габдуллы Тукая г. Астрахань»
Г. Астрахань. 2016-2017гг.
The Christmas Tree Text 5
No one _1_ for sure who decorated the first Christmas tree . The_2_ of bringing an evergreen tree indoors and _3_ it at Christmas started in Germany. One _4_ says that Martin Luther started the practice. Luther was an important Christian_5_ . According to the story, he noticed the starlit sky as he walked home one Christmas Eve about the year 1513.He thought the stars looked as if they were shining on the branches. When he arrived home, Martin Luther placed a small fir tree _6_ his house. He decorated it with lighted candles.
Decorating Christmas trees became _7_ in Germany. Prince Albert of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, the German husband of Queen Victoria, took the tradition to England. Both German and English people brought it to America. And now nearly every family in Great Britain and the USA has a _8_ tree.
The biggest Christmas tree in Britain is put up in Trafalgar Square in _9_ .The people of Norway still give this tree every year to the _10_ to thank them for helping Norway against Hitler in the second World War.1. Chose the right answer:
1 a) knowsb) beginsc) decidesd) is2 a) treeb) legendc) storyd) custom3 a) showingb) givingc) puttingd) decorating4 a) storyb) legendc)fairyd) novel5 a) manb) saintc) leaderd) woman6 a) insideb) outsidec) upsided) offside7 a) comfortableb) beautifulc) publicd) popular8 a) Christmasb) firc) pined) birch9 a) Londonb) Parisc) Moscowd) Madrid10 a) French peopleb) British peoplec) Irish peopled) Russian people2. Answer the questions:
Where was started the tradition of decorating Christmas tree?_________________________________________________________________________________
Who started this tradition?_______________________________________________________
Who brought it to Britain?_______________________________________________________
Why do people of Norway still present a tree to Britain?__________________________