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Topic: The New Yam Festival

Text: New Oxford Secondary English Course for SS1 pages 32-33

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions on it.

Answers:

1. The New Yam Festival was held every year before the harvest of the new yam began.

2. Yam foo-foo and vegetable soup was the chief food of the celebration.

3. Common nouns from the village are feast, year, men, women, and night.

4. i.    – Adverbial clause (of time)

ii.   – Modifies the verb ‘was held’

5.     The kitchen utensils were washed before the festival so as to ensure that there were no remnants of the previous year’s yam in them.

6.     Noun phrase

7.     These powers refer to the earth goddess and the ancestral spirits of the clan.

8.     The New Yam Festival was meant to honour the earth goddess and the ancestral spirits of the clan.

9.     i.      held                 –       celebrated

        ii.     disposed of               –       eaten

        iii.    chief                 –       main, principal

        iv.    huge                –       large

        v.     leftover            –       remaining

        vi.    fresh                –       new

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