1.Which is the best title for the passage? A. The dead on the festival. B. Festival for the dead. C. A moving spectacle .
.Why is it a cheerful occasion? ?A. Because the festival is held only once a year. ?B. Because crowds of people stand on the shore watching the lanterns. ?C. Because the dead are said to return to their homes and they are welcomed by the living.
?3.What does the underlined word drift mean? ?A. sink B. float on the water C. hang
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Festival for the Dead is held ____ a year in Japan. This festival is a _____ occasion, for on this day, the dead are said to _____to their homes and they are welcomed by the living. As they are expected to be _____ after their long journey, food is laid out for them. Specially-made _____ are hung outside each house to help the dead to find their way. All night long, people _____ and ____. In the early morning, the food that had been laid out for the dead is thrown into a
? river or into the sea as it is considered ____ for anyone living to eat it. In towns that are near the sea, the tiny lanterns which had been hung in the streets the night before, are placed into the ____ when the festival is over. Thousands of lanterns slowly ____ out to sea guiding the dead on their return journey to the other world. This is a moving spectacle, for ____ of people stand on the shore watching the lanterns drifting away until they can be seen ______.
?4.When is the festival held? Can you guess?