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- Did you celebrate New Year’s Eve?
- Are big celebrations allowed in your country despite COVID-19?
- outdoor /OUT-dawr/
- festive /FES-tiv/
- excluding /ik-SKLU-ding/
- require /ri-KWAHYUHR/
- facility /fuh-SIL-i-tee/
[adjective] – existing, happening, or done outside, rather than inside a building
The city is famous for its outdoor restaurants.
[adjective] – having or producing happy and enjoyable feelings suitable for a festival or other special occasion
Margaret is in a festive mood because of the holiday season.
[preposition] – not including
The airfare costs 500 dollars, excluding travel taxes.
[verb] – to need something or make something necessary
The students are required to submit their projects by Monday.
[noun] – a place, especially including buildings, where a particular activity happens
The hotel is famous for its world-class facilities.
True or False:
- Outdoor parties in France were banned on Christmas Day based on the article.
- French Prime Minister Jean Castex asked his people’s cooperation to avoid large gatherings.
- Nightclubs and bars are still open in France.
- Unvaccinated individuals were required to take a COVID-19 self-test before going to year-end celebrations.
- Starting this year in France, a “health pass” is needed to enter business places like restaurants, bars, and medical facilities.
Fill in the blanks:
- Guests are ________ to present their vaccination cards before entering the museum.
- We don’t want to miss that party. I heard that it will have many ______ games!
- Most of the hospital’s _________ are under renovation to serve patients better.
- I like your dress. It gives a ________ mood perfect for the holidays.
- All employees have a chance to win in the raffle, _________ those who are not present in today’s event.