LearnEnglish-Magazine-Diwali.pdf - Magazine Diwali Diwali is a festival of light which originated in South Asia and is celebrated over five days The

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© 2018 British Council Magazine Diwali Diwali is a festival of light which originated in South Asia and is celebrated over five days. The dates change every year, but it is always celebrated in October or November and is now celebrated around the world. Before reading Do the preparation task first. Then read the article and do the exercises. Preparation task Match the definitions (a–h) with the vocabulary (1–8). Vocabulary Definition 1. …… to symbolise 2. …… a bank holiday 3. …… valuables 4. …… prosperity 5. …… a demon 6. …… a victory 7. …… a battle 8. …… a doughnut a. a fight between different groups b. a small, fried cake c. an official holiday when most shops are closed d. an evil spirit e. to represent or stand for something f. having more than enough money for a good life g. objects that are worth a lot of money h. when you win a fight or competition Diwali Diwali comes from the word deepavali , which means ‘rows of lighted lamps’. During the festival, these lamps, called diya s, are used everywhere. They symbolise the victory of light over darkness, or good over evil.
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