English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

HOLIDAYS: Anzac Day (April 25)

Choose the best word(s) from the following list to complete each sentence: served, wreaths, consisting of, sunk, poppies, commemorate, soldiers, revived, battle, acronym.

1. The ANZAC stands for "Australian and New Zealand Army Corps."

2. The holiday is currently regarded as a remembrance of all Australians and New Zealanders who and died during all wars and peacekeeping missions.

3. Anzac Day was originally created to ( = remember) the soldiers from the two countries who died during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I.

4. The popularity of the holiday ( = diminished) during the 1950s and 1960s, but has ( = increased) since.

5. One of the traditions of this holiday is called the "gunfire breakfast" (a drink coffee and rum), in reference to the type of "breakfast" many soldiers have before going into .

6. Anzac Day parades are also common in cities and towns across Australia and New Zealand, with many former ( = ex-servicemen/women) joining in.

7. On this day, many people wear paper ( = a type of flower) as symbols of remembrance.

8. A well-known ceremony is the laying of (= flowers arranged in a ring) at dawn at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.


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