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Unit 07 :
Share your thoughts or experiences about the topics.
Be creative and make an interesting conversation with your tutor!
Birthday is always a memorable event in your life. Everyone has celebrated a birthday party at least once in their lifetime.
Let’s discuss this topic.
Read the article with your teacher.
Celebrate your birthday? How did it started and why?
In ancient Egypt, when pharaohs were crowned, they birthed into gods. This is the earliest known birthday celebration. The Egyptians probably inspired them as the birthdays this far back was only in honor of gods and goddesses not mere mortals. The candle was also to ward off evil spirits, to be a light in the dark.
The customs and traditions connected with the observance of birthdays in pagan times had to do with guessing the future, good wishes for the future and good luck against evil spirits. All the birthday rituals are part of the magic making bestowed on the child to keep them safe and happy in the year ahead.
It’s interesting to think about how this contemporary version of a birthday celebration we have today will change and evolve over the next several hundred years.
Source : Tina Brescanu
Share your ideas with your tutor by answering the questions.
1.Do you like to celebrate your birthday? Why/ Why not?
2.What was your most memorable birthday?
3.What gifts do you like to receive on your birthday?
4.What flavor cake or what type of food do you like to eat on your birthday?
5.Who did you invite to your most recent birthday party?
6.Where is the best place to have a birthday party?