Christmas Dictation_pre-intermediate

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

There are Christmas traditions which started in the 19th century that are connected with Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve to be a magical time, so people practised different rituals to find out what to them in the future.
One of the traditions is shoe throwing. two metres from your door, take a shoe into your hand, turn with your back to the door, and throw the shoe of the door. If the shoe points out of the door, it means that you will get married in the . If the shoe points inside your house, it means that you will stay at home.
Another custom used to predict a person's future was pouring hot lead into water. over a fire and then pour it into water. The various resulting shapes will tell you about your future. For example, means that you will have a happy life, two circles mean marriage, and one circle means that you will inherit some money.
Another very common tradition practised in Czech families is to cut an to predict a person´s future. The star in the apple means that you will be happy and healthy. However, if you see a cross, it means that you will die. If there is a worm inside the apple, you will sick.