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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #784: The small kilt story
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    The small kilt story






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    1. The kilt, or philabeg to use its older Gaelic name, that has now become the (                          ) dress

    2. for all 'Highlanders', has its origin in an older (                       ) called the belted plaid

    3. and has long been the most recognisable (                          ) tradition of the Highland Scots

    4. and have, in fact, been (                             ) in the nineteenth century, not by Scottish, Highlanders but by the Nobles of England and Scotland

    5. There is much evidence that many of the more (                                      ) tartans seen today are in fact

    6. creations of Scottish and English (                       ) during the reign of Queen Victoria.

    7. Despite this, it has generally been accepted that the basic concepts of the tartan and the (                       ) of the kilt

    8. do indeed have their origin in the history of early Scottish and Irish clans, or (                          ) .

    9. After 1688, and the fall of the Stuart clan, the English government felt the need to take a more active (                          ) in the Highland affairs.

    10. In 1707, the Act of Union took place, and succeeded in temporarily uniting the (                             ) factions

    11. and clans that were universally opposed to the Act. The tartan came into it's own as a (                    ) of active nationalism.

    12. During the eighteen hundreds, the wearing of the belted plaid began to be (                             ) for that of the kilt.

    13. The belted plaid, being a one-piece six-foot tall cloth, belted about the waist with the remainder being worn up about the (                          ) ,

    14. was proving to be somewhat inconvenient to wear. A 'new', little kilt (                    ) became popular.

    15. The plaid now became more of a (                       ) experiment for the elite of English society









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