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Vocabulary:


Patchwork

[uncountable] a type of sewing in which many
coloured squares of cloth are stitched together to
make one large piece

stitch [transitive]
to sew two pieces of cloth together, or to sew a
decoration onto a piece of cloth

stitch something onto/across something
The jersey has his name stitched across the back.

stitch something ↔ together
phrasal verb
1 to put different things or parts of something
together to make one larger thing:
In ten years, they have been able to stitch
together a national network of banks.

Spread past tense and past participle spread
1affect more people/places
[intransitive and transitive] if something
spreads or is spread, it becomes larger or moves
so that it affects more people or a larger area

Harvest [uncountable and countable] the time when
crops are gathered from the fields, or the act of
gathering them

Lit – past tense of light

frown [intransitive]
to make an angry, unhappy, or confused expression,
moving your eyebrows together:
frown at
Mattie frowned at him disapprovingly.
frown on/upon somebody/something
phrasal verb
to disapprove of someone or something, especially
someone's behaviour:
Even though divorce is legal, it is still frowned
upon.

merge
[intransitive and transitive] to combine, or to
join things together to form one thing

General questions

Why did the Celts celebrate the festival Samhain
on 31 October?

What did they do on that day?

What did the Vatican frown on?

Why did the church designate the 1st November as
All Saints Day?

What did hallow mean?

Which people brought Halloween to America?

When did they come to the USA?

Why did they immigrate to the USA?

What two customs did they bring with them?

Explain why trick or treat was an extortion deal?

There is no transcript for this quiz.
Vocabulary:


Patchwork

[uncountable] a type of sewing in which many
coloured squares of cloth are stitched together to
make one large piece

stitch [transitive]
to sew two pieces of cloth together, or to sew a
decoration onto a piece of cloth

stitch something onto/across something
The jersey has his name stitched across the back.

stitch something ↔ together
phrasal verb
1 to put different things or parts of something
together to make one larger thing:
In ten years, they have been able to stitch
together a national network of banks.

Spread past tense and past participle spread
1affect more people/places
[intransitive and transitive] if something
spreads or is spread, it becomes larger or moves
so that it affects more people or a larger area

Harvest [uncountable and countable] the time when
crops are gathered from the fields, or the act of
gathering them

Lit – past tense of light

frown [intransitive]
to make an angry, unhappy, or confused expression,
moving your eyebrows together:
frown at
Mattie frowned at him disapprovingly.
frown on/upon somebody/something
phrasal verb
to disapprove of someone or something, especially
someone's behaviour:
Even though divorce is legal, it is still frowned
upon.

merge
[intransitive and transitive] to combine, or to
join things together to form one thing

General questions

Why did the Celts celebrate the festival Samhain
on 31 October?

What did they do on that day?

What did the Vatican frown on?

Why did the church designate the 1st November as
All Saints Day?

What did hallow mean?

Which people brought Halloween to America?

When did they come to the USA?

Why did they immigrate to the USA?

What two customs did they bring with them?

Explain why trick or treat was an extortion deal?

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Quiz #: 13208
A short Halloween history, from Celts, Catholic Church influence to the Irish immigrants who brought it to the USA.
Quiz by: tamara
High Intermediate

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Quiz #: 13208
A short Halloween history, from Celts, Catholic Church influence to the Irish immigrants who brought it to the USA.
Quiz by: tamara
High Intermediate




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