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Fill in each blank with a suitable word.

VALENTINES DAY

A long time ago, children were not treated as they are now. ____________
We all know February14th is a very
were very strict with their children and ___________spank them, sometimes rather
romantic day, but how did it become
severely, for any ___________of misbehaviour. Even when they were quite _______
that way? There are many different
up, they could not do as they __________. For example, the older children could not
theories, and there is no way to tell
___________out after a certain time. If it was a school function or a birthday ______
which is true. But the most popular
of a friend or relative, one of the parents would ____________the child. In fact, it was
legend is the story of Saint Valentine
expected that there would be ___________at teen parties, and arrangements had to be
made for them too.
Saint Valentine was a priest who
Girls were ____________to help out with the household chores. It was
lived in the Roman Empire around
_________for any girls in those times not to know __________to prepare a simple
200 AD. During this time, Emperor
meal. Many of them were even __________how to brew herbal tonics and medicines.
Claudius II was known to have
Needlework, embroidery and quilting formed __________of a girls education, not
outlawed marriage for young men
only at school ____________also at home.
he believed that married man did
The more traditional families married their ___________off at a very young
not make good soldiers and that his
age seventeen or eighteen. __________had to do what parents and older people
army of single men would be much
advised. The children were not allowed to choose for themselves a life-partner. This
stronger. But Valentine did not agree
means that the couple, most probably, had not seen each other before they got ______.
with this mandate, and he continued
In those days, there were fewer schools. As a result, more boys than girls
to perform secret marriages for
attended schools. Richer families could send their girls to __________to turn them
young couples. Sadly, he was caught
into educated, society lady. However, peasant children were only taught basic English
and sentenced to death. It is said that
and often ended up working on __________or at home.
while he was in prison, Valentine too
fell in love, and that he actually sent
the first valentine card to his love,
Read the passage below and answer the questions
signing it: From your Valentine.
Supposedly, he died in the middle
The sinking of the Titanic has been considered the worst shipping disaster
of February, thus Valentines Day
that has ever happened. The Titanic, the largest and most luxurious ocean liner at that
is celebrated on February 14th, in
time, set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, in 1912. She was
honor of his death.
heading for New York, carrying about two thousand passengers who thought the ship
was unsinkable. She had the double bottom and sixteen watertight compartments; even
if four of these were flooded, she could still stay afloat.
But one night, a loud crash and a grinding sound woke the sleeping passengers. A huge iceberg had torn a hole measuring
ninety meters in the hull and flooded five of the compartments. Water had begun to seep into the ship. Realising that the situation was
desperate, the captain ordered all passengers to assemble on deck. The lifeboats were lowered but there was not enough room for
everyone. The men sent their wives and children onto the boats, and stayed behind to face the fate.
Three hours later, those in the lifeboats, looked back and saw the back end of the ship rising up out of the sea. It took only five
more minutes for the entire ship to disappear, taking away about one thousand five hundred lives with it.
Though the exact location has recently been discovered, the ship still rest at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Suggestions have been
made to raise the ship to the surface, but some people are against this, as they feel that it would be more respectful to leave the Titanic
undisturbed.
1. The sinking of the Titanic has been considered the worst shipping disaster because _____________
a. She was hit by an iceberg
c. More than one thousand lives were lost
b. She was the largest ocean liner at that time
d. She was thought to be unsinkable.
2. The phrase maiden voyage suggests that ________
a. it was the first time she set sail
b. a maiden was on board the liner

c. The liner carried females only


d. The captain was a female

3. Titanic was thought to be unsinkable because she ____________


a. had a double bottom
c. Had four compartments flooded
b. had sixteen watertight compartments
d. Couls still stay afloat even if four of the watertight
compartments were flooded
4. The men stayed behind to face their fate. Their fate was to _________
a. see their wives and children leave them
c. Be separated from thier wives and children
b. die together with the sinking ship
d. Save the sinking ship
5. Some people wished to raise the ship to the surface, but others felt that ______________
a. the ship should not be remembered
c. Respect must be given to the lives lost with the ship
b. it was an almost impossible task
d. Titanic would be destroyed if moved.
Make sentence with the unreal contidional (if +S+v2/were, S+would+v1)
1.Millionaire ............................................................................................................................................................................................
2. a genius ...............................................................................................................................................................................................
3. Liam Payne .......................................................................................................................................................................................
4. the president of America .......................................................................................................................................................................
5. lived in America ....................................................................................................................................................................................
6. could speak five languages ...................................................................................................................................................................
7. immortal................................................................................................................................................................................................
8. a famous footballer .................................................................................................................................................................................
9. could turn invisible .................................................................................................................................................................................
10. had magic..............................................................................................................................................................................................
11. a famous actor ......................................................................................................................................................................................

12. could predict the future..........................................................................................................................................................................