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Reading Exercises
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13. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus.

 

 

mary joseph jesus

 

 

Vocabulary

call: to give someone a name; to name something. (When used in this manner, this verb is often in the passive voice.)

celebrate: to remember an event in the company of other people; to enjoy an important day.

follow: to do what another person does.

religion: the practice of worshipping a diety or a god.

 

Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. His parents were Mary and Joseph. Jesus later became an important religious leader. He taught his followers to live in peace with other people. He lived his life as an example for others to follow. The people who believe in his ideas about God and religion are called Christians.

There are many other religions in the world. People who practice Judaism are Jewish. A person who follows Islam is Muslim. People who believe in Buddhism are Buddhists. A person who practices Hinduism is Hindu.

All religions teach people to live good lives, honor the family, help the poor, and live in peace with one's neighbors.

 

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 write by hand How much do you remember from the reading? Fill in the blanks.

  • 1: People who follow the teaching of Jesus are called ______________.
  • 2. People who follow ____________ are Muslim.
  • 3. People who ___________ in Buddhism are Buddhists.
  • 4. A person who practices ____________ is Hindu.

   (Answers: 1. Christians; 2. Islam; 3. believe; 4. Hinduism)

 

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