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Perry Lee  
Liverpool, UK  
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Francesca Lee
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1. What celebrations are taking place?
 Francesca's first year in Liverpool.
 Chinese New Year.

2. What did Perry's father do in the Nook?
 He used to go drinking there.
 He used to take Perry shopping there.











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3. What does Perry remember doing?
 Working in The Nook for pocket money.
 Making his father leave The Nook.

4. What does Perry think is strange?
 Celebrating Chinese New Year next to the Christian cathedral.
 The music which they play at the celebrations.

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Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated with dragon and lantern processions and family get-togethers. It takes place in late January or early February, depending on the cycles of the moon. Each year is named after a particular animal. There are twelve in all - 2001 is the Year of the Snake and people born in this year are believed to be thoughtful and determined.

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Francesca Lee Write the correct form of the word in bold to complete each sentence. Click here if you need to see the answers.

1. The Nook was a Chinese pub in Liverpool. origin

2. The Chinese community New Year in January or February each year. celebration

3. The procession of Chinese dragons and musicians was . amaze

4. People in the Chinese community give each other moon cake at New Year. tradition

5. The firework display was . wonder

6. Our trip to Beijing last year was really . memory

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Both these pictures were taken at public festivals. Try and describe what is happening. Describe what happens at festivals in your country. See a model answer.

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