Folklore and Flying Reading practice exercise fill blanks 25

Folklore and Flying Reading practice exercise fill blanks 25

Folklore and Flying Reading practice exercise fill blanks 25

Folklore is a modern term for the …………….. of traditional customs, superstitions, stories, dances, and songs that have been adopted and maintained within a given …………………….. by processes of …………………. not …………………… the written word. Along with ……………………, this …………………. of ……………………………. all kinds of legends, riddles, jokes, proverbs, games, charms, omens, spells, and rituals, especially those of pre-literate societies or social classes. Those ………… of ………….. that are handed on from one generation or locality to the next by word of mouth are said to …………… an ………………………...

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Folklore is a modern term for the body of traditional customs, superstitions, stories, dances, and songs that have been adopted and maintained within a given community by processes of repetition not reliant on the written word. Along with folk songs and folktales, this broad category of cultural forms embraces all kinds of legends, riddles, jokes, proverbs, games, charms, omens, spells, and rituals, especially those of pre-literate societies or social classes. Those forms of verbal expression that are handed on from one generation or locality to the next by word of mouth are said to constitute an oral tradition.

My Father’s Bookshelf

None of the books in my father’s …………………………. old ……………. were ,……………... Yet ………. I was growing up, I never saw anyone take one down. Most were ……………..—a ……………………….., matching volumes of the great works of western literature, numerous others I can no longer ………………—that seemed almost ……………….. shelves that ……………….. slightly from decades of …………. support.

But way up on the highest shelf was a thin little text that, every now and then, would ……………… because it seemed so out of place, like Gulliver among the Brobdingnagian’s. In ……………….., I’m not quite sure why I waited so long before taking a look.

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None of the books in my father’s dusty old bookcase were forbidden. Yet while I was growing up, I never saw anyone take one down. Most were massive tomes—a comprehensive history of civilization, matching volumes of the great works of western literature, numerous others I can no longer recall—that seemed almost fused to shelves that bowed slightly from decades of steadfast support.

But way up on the highest shelf was a thin little text that, every now and then, would catch my eye because it seemed so out of place, like Gulliver among the Brobdingnagian’s. In hindsight, I’m not quite sure why I waited so long before taking a look.

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