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55 5 I telling my friends that I don’t eat meat, but they often forget. 6 She copying her friend’s homework. 7 Don’t studying for that maths test for a single second – it’s tomorrow! 8 You should going abroad for a semester to improve your English. 9 I laughing every time she speaks. She has such a funny voice. 10 I definitely don’t going to Peru at New Year’s. You could get into a fight! 11 Being really good at English learning new vocabulary as you go along. Read the text about the changing tradition of Krampus. Some words are missing. Complete the text by writing one word for each gap (1–9) in the spaces provided. The first one (0) has been done for you. LANGUAGE IN USE 17 a M p. 25 Krampus is coming for you! Crossing the Atlantic is a sinister figure wearing goatskins, horns, chains, bells and carrying wooden sticks. Yes, Krampus (0) entering the US. From greeting cards to parties, Krampus is the latest trend. But where (1) he actually come from? This demonic figure goes way back, to before Christianity. He is said to be the son of the Norse goddess Hel, (2) rules over the dead, and ‘his’ night was that of December 22 nd , the longest (3) of the year. Christianity paired him up with the positive figure of Saint Nicolas, who brings presents to children while Krampus delights in punishing those who misbehave by (4) them into his bag and carrying them off. The rowdy ‘Krampuslauf’, when the young men of central European villages (5) to get drunk, put on wooden masks and scare the (6) population, is also part of this coming together of pagan and Christian traditions. Interestingly, a (7) custom exists in Japan. The ‘namahage’, demonic figures (8) straw capes and wooden masks, walk through the villages in the north of the country and scare lazy or naughty kids. In Japan’s strict society, the namahage are used to make children obey their parents. (9) up as a Krampus, although clearly following a similar idea, also provides an opportunity to let off steam – something that seems attractive to the sophisticated urban societies of the US, where this custom is now taking hold. 0 is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Would you like to take part in a ‘Krampuslauf’? Why?/Why not? b Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv