England celebrates the New Year from the evening of December 31st into January 1st. 0) A….. For instance people did not used to celebrate New Year with fireworks (they were reserved for Bonfire Night), but last year and this all across England people were setting off fireworks on the stroke of midnight.
More traditionally, on the stroke of midnight, people open the back door (to let the old year out) and ask the first dark haired man to be seen to come through the front door carrying salt, coal and bread. 1.) …..
In Scotland they always seem to celebrate New Year better than anywhere else. The celebration of New Year's Eve is called "Hogmanay". 2.) ….. In Edinburgh the celebrations always include a massive party from Prince's Street to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Unfortunately due to overcrowding in the past the event is now ticket only.
On New Year's Day (actually from the stroke of midnight) the tradition of first footing is observed. 3.) ….. Generally strangers are thought to bring good luck.
Depending on the area, it may be better to have a dark-haired or fair-haired stranger set foot in the house, but it does mean Scotland is a very welcoming place for strangers at New Year!
New Year's Eve is called "Nos Galan" in Welsh, and whilst they also believe in letting out the old year and letting in the new if the first visitor in the New Year is a woman and a man opens the door it's considered bad luck. In addition, if the first man to cross the threshold in the New Year is a red head, that is also bad luck.
People in Wales also believe that you should pay off all debts before the New Year begins. 4.) …..
On New Year's Day "Dydd Calan" in Wales the children get up early to visit their neighbors and sing songs. 5.) …... This stops at midday.
It can also depend on where you live as to when you celebrate New Year in Wales. 6.) …..
A) Traditionally it is not as widely celebrated as Christmas, but the year 2000 saw a large change.
C) This means that the following year everyone in the house will have enough to eat (bread), enough money (salt) and be warm enough (coal).
D) This is because the first person to set foot in a residence in a New Year is thought to profoundly affect the fortunes of everyone who lives there.
E) Some areas still celebrate Dydd Calan on January 12th.
F) The word Hogmanay comes from a kind of oat cake that was traditionally given to children on New Year's Eve.
G) Tradition states that ending a year in debt means a whole new year of debt.
II. feladat. A szövegből hiányzik 12 szó. Írja a megoldást a szövegbe a számok mellé a példa szerint. Szótár nem használható. Három felesleges szó is meg van adva.
The Great British Breakfast!
"And then to breakfast, with what appetite you have." Shakespeare
The great British breakfast 0.) …is… famous (or notorious) throughout the world! Actually nowadays 1.)……....is a bit of a myth, today many British people are more likely to have a bowl of cornflakes or a cup of coffee than to indulge in the wonders of 2.) …….... feast!
However that is not to say that the traditional breakfast is dead, far from it, it's just not 3.) …….... eaten every day of the week. Speaking as 4.) …….... true Brit I occasionally push the boat out and treat myself to the full monty (not to be confused with the film of the same name).
The typical English breakfast is a 19th century invention, 5.) …….... the majority of English people adopted the copious meal of porridge, fish, bacon 6) …….... eggs, toast and marmalade, that has now appeared 7.) …….... English breakfast tables for 100 years.
The annual consumption 8.) …….... the United Kindgom is 450,000 tonnes of bacon, 5,000 tonnes of sausages and millions 9.) …….... eggs, so you can see the Great British Breakfast is very much alive and well. It has retained 10.) …….... popularity as one of the country's favourite meals, and survived a whole series of eating trends and food fads.
Mrs Beeton would have recommended a large list of foods for breakfast such 11.) ……...., bread, rolls, toast, toasted teacakes, Sally Lunns; eggs cooked in various 12.) ……....; fish, baked halibut steaks, fried whiting, broiled fresh herrings, soused herrings, fishcakes, broiled kippers, 'Findon' haddock, sprats fried in butter, fish kedgeree, fried salmon, salmon pie, baked lobster, codfish pie, cod's steak, croquettes of cod's roe, herrings stuffed with fish. Fruit such as stewed figs, stewed prunes, and fresh fruits in season. Game and pheasant legs, brawn, devilled drumsticks, and meat dishes both hot and cold, such as collared tongue, kidneys on toast, sausages with fried bread, pig's cheek, Melton pork pie, ham, galantine, spiced brisket, pressed beef...
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