International Women's Day (IWD) is(1) ____ around the world on March 8 every year. It began as a campaign for better working conditions by women in New York at the (2) ____ of the 20th century. The first official IWD was on February 28, 1909. No one knows for (3) ____ why the date changedto arch 8, but this is the date when thousands of women started annual (4) ____ in New York’s streets. The first international women’s conference took place in 1910, in Denmark. Since then, IWD has spread around the world. Today it is an important day to (5) ____ the economic, political and social contributions women have made to our world. Women can now be happier that things are (6) ____ in the right direction.
IWD is an (7) ____ holiday in many countries, including Algeria, China, Cuba, Italy, Poland, Vietnam, and Zambia. All across the world, men give flowers and other gifts to the women in their (8) ____ -mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, teachers, etc. In Portugal and Romania, women celebrate by having "women-(9) ____ " dinners. IWD is a bigevent in India, where people hold celebrations throughout the day. Indian men want to show how important women are to their (10) ____. All around the world women are becoming more powerful in business, entertainment, politics and other areas. There are over a dozen (11) ____ today with women leaders. However, IWD is still necessary to highlight the inequality millions of women still (12) ____.
Put the correct words from this table into the article.
1. (a)celebrate (b)celebrated (c)celebration (d)celebrates
2.(a) turn (b) turns (c) turned (d)t urn off
3.(a) surely (b) surer (c) surest (d) sure
4.(a) marched (b) marchers (c) marches (d) marching
5.(a) highlights (b) highlight (c) highlighter (d) highlighting
6.(a) movement (b) moved (c) moving (d) mover
7.(a) officially (b) officialdom (c) officials (d) official
8.(a) living (b) livelihood (c) lives (d) lifestyle
9.(a) just (b) lonely (c) alone (d) only
10.(a) social (b) sociology (c) socially (d) society
11.(a) nation (b) nations (c) nationality (d) nationhood
12.(a) face (b) head (c) nose (d) cheek