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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #4503: Halloween
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    Halloween



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    Monday, October thirty-first, is Halloween in the United States. On that night, many people will dress in clothes that make them look like frightening (                             ) like monsters or ghosts.
    Faith Lapidus tells us more. The traditions of Halloween grew out of Celtic (                       ) in ancient Britain. The Celts thought (                       ) of the dead would return to their homes on October thirty-first, the day of the autumn feast. The Celts built huge (                 ) to frighten away evil spirits released with the dead on that night. People from Scotland and Ireland brought these ideas with them to America. Some people still believed that spirits played (                    ) on people on the last night of October. History (                       ) say many of the Halloween traditions today developed from those of ancient times. For example, they say that burning a candle inside a hollow (                       ) recalls the fires set many years ago in Britain. And they say that wearing a (              ) to hide a person’s face is similar to the way ancient villagers covered their faces to force evil spirits away. On Halloween night, American children dress in special clothing and    go from house to house shouting 'trick or treat!'. If the people in the houses do not give them a (                 ) , the children might play a trick on them. Americans spend a great deal of money buying Halloween (                          ) to wear. They also buy pumpkins and frightening objects to place outside their homes.









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