Kirsty
Professional Teacher
May Day/ Labour Day

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of <em>italics.</em>

Labour Day is an <em>annually / annual</em> holiday celebrated all over the world. It originated from the eight-hour day movement in the nineteenth century. Labour <em>onions / unions</em> called for eight hours for work, eight hours for play, and eight hours for sleep. It <em>then / than</em> became a reason for workers to celebrate their social and economic progress in the<em> fast / early</em> twentieth century. Today, people are happy it is a <em>day / daily</em> off work and perhaps forget the origins of this important holiday. Most countries <em>celebration / celebrate</em> this day on May 1. In some countries it is <em>calling / called</em> May Day and in others it is known as International Workers’ Day. More and more countries are <em>moved / moving</em> the day to the first Monday in May, so people get a three-day weekend.

 

People around <em>the / a</em> world celebrate Labour Day in different ways. In China it marked the <em>begin / beginning</em> of a seven-day holiday called Golden Week. People from all over the country <em>travels / travelled</em> to their hometowns or visited resorts. However, in 2008, the Chinese government went back <em>at / to</em> the single public holiday. Indians have celebrated Labour Day since May 1, 1927. There are many festivals and processions <em>organising / organised</em> by different labour organizations and people fill the streets for huge parties. Italians celebrate the day with a huge, <em>free / freely</em> music concert in Rome. Up to one million people attend the spectacular. For most people, it is a chance to <em>enjoy / enjoying</em> the nice weather and have a picnic with family, friends and co-workers.

May 1, 2014 9:33 AM
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People around <em>the</em> / a world celebrate Labour Day in different ways. In China it marked the begin / <em>beginning</em> of a seven-day holiday called Golden Week. People from all over the country travels / <em>travelled</em> to their hometowns or visited resorts. However, in 2008, the Chinese government went back at / <em>to</em> the single public holiday. Indians have celebrated Labour Day since May 1, 1927. There are many festivals and processions organising / <em>organised</em> by different labour organizations and people fill the streets for huge parties. Italians celebrate the day with a huge, <em>free</em> / freely music concert in Rome. Up to one million people attend the spectacular. For most people, it is a chance to <em>enjoy</em> / enjoying the nice weather and have a picnic with family, friends and co-workers.

 

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<em>For an unclear reason, I couldn't post it as a single comment since I've got warning about 2000 words. Anyway, thanks for nice exercise.</em>

May 1, 2014

Part 1:

Labour Day is an annually / <em>annual</em> holiday celebrated all over the world. It originated from the eight-hour day movement in the nineteenth century. Labour onions / <em>unions</em> called for eight hours for work, eight hours for play, and eight hours for sleep. It <em>then</em> / than became a reason for workers to celebrate their social and economic progress in the fast / <em>early</em> twentieth century. Today, people are happy it is a <em>day</em> / daily off work and perhaps forget the origins of this important holiday. Most countries celebration / <em>celebrate</em> this day on May 1. In some countries it is calling / <em>called</em> May Day and in others it is known as International Workers’ Day. More and more countries are moved / <em>moving</em> the day to the first Monday in May, so people get a three-day weekend.

 

May 1, 2014