Session 8 - English for Academic Studies (Workshop)...

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English for Academic Studies (Workshop) Session 8: Paraphrasing Skills Semester 1, 2011/12 © PolyU HKCC 1 Session 8: Paraphrasing Skills The exercises in this worksheet are based on the following selection: While people enjoy the fun of Halloween, little do they know about its origin. The festival has its roots in Celtic festival of Samhain, during which people celebrate the beginning of the darker half of the year. The festival is also closely related to the death since the ancient Celts believed the boundary between this world and the Otherworld became thinnest on Samhain. To protect themselves from the wandering evil spirits, the Celts would put on masks and costumes so as to frighten the harmful spirits away. In a way, Halloween resembles the Hungry Ghost Festival in traditional Chinese culture. The Chinese maintain that the gate of hell will be loosened in the seventh month of the year and the spirits, both good and bad, will pass through to the human world. Part A: Diagnostic Test
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