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ESL Vocabulary Quiz: HOLIDAYS
New Year's Eve/ New Year's Day

For each blank space, choose the correct response. If both responses are acceptable, choose the one that sounds more natural. Good luck!

1. New Year's Day (January 1st) is the first day of the year in the Gregorian (schedule/calendar).

2. New Year's Eve (December 31) is a time for (party/parties) and celebrations. These celebrations culminate with the (ringing/calling) in of the new year at midnight.

3. Many cities around the world have (spectacular/spectacled) fireworks displays at midnight on New Year's Eve. Some of the best known are in Sydney, New York, and London.

4. In New York City, a lot of people (gather/collect) on Times Square to watch the traditional "ball-dropping" ceremony (right/correct) before midnight.

5. A new year's (resolution/resolve) is a decision one makes to change something in the new year, for example - quitting smoking, losing weight, etc.

6. Many people don't follow (through/around) on these (resolutions/resolves).

7. It is quite common to (test/toast) the new year with champagne.

8. New Year's Day is an official holiday in many countries. People are most likely given the day off work to (recover/review) from the previous night's parties.

9. In the time before (and after) New Year's Day, many radio and tv stations (broadcast/publish) various "best of the year" lists. Numerous magazines and newspapers (broadcast/publish) the same types of lists.






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