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The History of Father’s Day





Father’s Day is an occasion to honor your dad and express gratitude for his

love and support. Most _____ (1) including the US, the UK and Canada country

celebrate Father’s Day on the _____ (2) Sunday of June. The idea of three

celebrating Father’s Day _____ (3) by Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd suggest

in 1909. Mrs. Dodd’s father, William Smart, _____ (4) when his wife died

in childbirth. Despite the obvious hardships, Mr. Smart proceeded widow

to raise the newborn along with his five other _____ (5) by himself. child

It wasn’t until Sonora Dodd _____ (6) an adult that she realized the become

strength and selflessness her father _____ (7) in raising his children show

as a single parent. President Wilson approved of the festival in 1916 but

it was President Johnson who signed a Proclamation _____ (8) the declare

celebration of Father’s Day in 1966. Thanks to Sonora, Father’s become

Day _____ (9) a hugely popular festival and _____ (10) around celebrate

the world.

2. Read the text. Use the word given at the end of each line to form a word that fits the space in the same line. Medical research has found that happiness has а strongly beneficial

effect on health. The healing properties of _____ (1) are such that laugh

humour is now being used alongside more _____ (2) courses of tradition

_____ (3) in some hospitals. In а London children’s hospital, for example, treat

two clowns are provided for the _____ (4) of patients. Doctors entertain

say that these clowns are _____ (5) in making the children feel success

better. It seems that when we laugh, there can be а _____ (6) in reduce

both blood pressure and the amount of _____ (7) in our muscles. tense

Although it is _____ (8) to prove it at the moment, this may also mean that possible

people who feel unhappy and who are, therefore, _____ (9) to laugh likely

so much, suffer more often from physical _____ (10). ill

3. Choose the most suitable word for each space. Until the early part of this century there was certainly а distinction between popular music, the songs and dance _____ (1) of the masses, and what we have come to call _____ (2) music. Up to that point, however, there were at least some points of contact _____ (3) the two, and perhaps general recognition of what made а good voice, or а good song. With the development of _____ (4) entertainment, popular music split away and has gradually _____ (5) а stronger life of its _____ (6), to the point where it has become incompatible with _____ (7) classics. In some respects, it is now dominated by the _____ (8) of youth culture, so that а concert by Elton John is just as much а fashion _____ (9), and other artists may be promoting dance styles, or social _____ (10). For this reason, it is impossible to talk about popular music as if it were а unified art. The kind of music you like may _____ (11) on what kind of person you are. Curiously, there are now classical musicians who have _____ (12) the status of rock stars, and have been marketed in the same way. This seems to suggest that many young people enjoy classical music but do not wish to be associated with the _____ (13) of those who are traditionally supposed to enjoy it. Or it may simply be that recording companies have discovered that there is an insatiable _____ (14) for ‘sounds’, and that classical music is beginning to sound exciting to а generation _____ (15) on rock but now settling into affluent middle‑age.



1. a) halls b) tunes c) musicians d) artists 2. a) rock b) modern c) underground d) classical

3. a) with b) between с) by d) of

4. a) mass b) live с) recorded d) the

5. a) founded b) lived с) developed d) suggested

6. a) supporters b) self с) fans d) own

7. a) other b) the с) some d) further

8. a) promotion b) discovery с) tendency d) survival

9. a) as b) however с) event d) design

10. a) service b) grace с) protest d) science

11. a) depend b) identity с) suppose d) be

12. a) lost b) admired с) penetrated d) achieved

13. a) number b) dislike с) lifestyle d) meaning

14. a) desire b) sale с) interest d) outlet

15. a) raised b) carrying с) dependent d) listening

Test 13 1. Read the text and put the words at the end of each line into the correct form.

The stars of American journalism can build up reputations which make

them _____ (1) known than most members of the Cabinet. Although good

each one _____ (2) for а single big city newspaper, their articles work

may _____ (3) in hundreds of local papers across the nation. reproduce

To be successful it _____ (4) always necessary to be а graduate in not be

journalism. In 1955 the Chicago Sun Times _____ (5) an untrained engage

housewife from Iowa Esther Lederer to take over the give

‘Anne Landers’ column, _____ (6) comforting answers to all _____ (7) query

on personal problems. Thirty years later her ‘Anne Landers’ column

_____ (8) by eighty million people. Meanwhile, her twin‑sister read



_____ (9) an almost identical column, ‘Dear Abby’. By 1987 these amazing have

twins, then aged 67, _____ (10) yet. not retire






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