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1. Read the reading text. Write down its Generic Structure.

(5 points)

Gawai Dayak
Gawai Day or Gawai Dayak, is a festival
celebrated in Sarawak. It is both a religious and
social occasion. Gawai Dayak literally means
Dayak Festival. Dayak visit their friends and
relatives on this day. Those far away receive
greeting cards. The mode of celebrations varies
from place to place.
The festival is celebrated on the 1st of June
every year. However, it actually starts on the
evening of 31st of May. Gawai Dayak celebration
may last for several days. On the evening of 31st
of May, the ceremony to cast the greediness
spirit away (Muai Antu Rua) is held. Then, offering
ceremony (miring) is conducted. Thanking gods
for the good harvest, guidance, blessings and
long life is done through sacrificing a cockerel. At
midnight spirit welcoming procession (Ngaluh
Petara) is held. Then, the celebration gets merrier
as people start singing and reading poems.
On the 1st of June, the homes of the
Dayaks are opened to visitors. Cock-fighting,
blowpipe skill demonstration, and ngajat
competitions are held. It is also during this time
of the year that many Dayak weddings take
place. Today, it is an integral part of Dayak social
life. It is a thanksgiving day marking good harvest
and a time to plan for the new farming season or
activities ahead.

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Adapted from: http://www.wikipedia.com

2. Decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F) according
to the text above. State the reasons. (10 points)
Tru Fal
No
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se
Statement
Reason
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(T)
(F)

1.

Gawai Dayak is a Dayak


festival.

2.

Sacrifice is done through


slaughtering a turkey.

3.

The celebration begins on the


1st of June.

4.

Gawai Dayak is now a


thanksgiving day of good
harvest and planting season.
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5.

In the Gawai Dayaks eve the


people are very silent.
3. Express what you would say in the following situations. (10

points)
1. You visited a place and it turned out to be better than what you had expected.
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2. You wanted to see the beautiful view of Mount Merapi but there are so many street
buskers disturbing you.
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3. You were visiting a museum but the bus that you were on had a flat tire. When you got
there the museum was closed.
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4. You really liked being in Lombok. You wanted to go there again.
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5. The beach that you visited was very dirty. You regret being there.
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4. Write a report based on the following information. (25


points)
Celebration
: Moon Festival or Lantern Festival or "Mooncake
Festival
Where
: East Asian (China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, etc)
Function : celebrate abundance and togetherness
When
: On the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the
Chinese calendar (mid or late September)
Food
: moon cake (a sweet bean-paste filling with golden
brown flaky skin)
How
:
Chinese family members and friends gather to admire the bright
midautumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomeloes
together.
other regions :
Putting pomelo rinds on one's head
Carrying brightly lit lanterns
Burning incense to respect God

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