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First, do these activities: vocabulary. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (fast). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.



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Funeral
Extracts from Wikipedia.
A is a ceremony for celebrating, , or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary the complex of and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from itself, to various monuments, , and rituals in their honor. These customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious within cultures. art is art produced in connection with burials, including many kinds of , and objects specially made for burial with a .
Traditional Funerals in contemporary North America and Europe.
Within the United States and Canada, in most cultural groups and regions, the funeral rituals can be divided into three parts: visitation, funeral, and the burial service.
Visitation.
At the visitation (also called a "viewing", "wake" or "calling hours") the body of the person (or ) is placed on in the (also called a , however almost all body containers are caskets) for the to view. The viewing often takes place on one or two evenings before the funeral, or memorial service. The body will often be adorned with common , such as , , , etc. Jewelry will most likely be removed before . The body may or may not be , depending upon such factors as the amount of time since the death has occurred, religious practices, etc.
The most commonly aspects of this are that the sign a book kept by the deceased's survivors to record who attended. In addition, a family may choose to display photographs taken of the deceased person during his/her life (often, formal with other family members and pictures to show "happy times"), possessions and other items representing his/her hobbies and/or . A more recent is to create a DVD with pictures and video of the deceased, accompanied by music, and play this DVD continuously during the visitation.
The viewing is either "open casket", in which the embalmed body of the deceased has been clothed and treated with cosmetics for display; or "closed casket", in which the coffin is closed. The coffin may be closed if the body was too badly damaged because of an accident or fire or other trauma, deformed from illness or if someone in the group is emotionally unable to with viewing the corpse. In cases such as these, a picture of the deceased, usually a formal photo, is placed the casket. The viewing typically takes place at a , which is with gathering rooms where the viewing can be conducted.
Funeral.
A memorial service, often called a funeral, is often by from the decedent's, or bereaved's, church or religion. Tradition also allows the attendees of the memorial service to have one last opportunity to view the deceased and say good-bye; the immediate family ( and their ); followed by the deceased's spouse, parents and children) are sometimes the very last to view their loved one before the coffin is closed.
The deceased is usually transported from the funeral home to a church in a , a specialized vehicle designed to carry casketed remains. The deceased is often transported in a (also called a funeral ), with the hearse, funeral service vehicles, and private automobiles traveling in a procession to the church or other location where the services will be . They may also all have their headlights on, to identify which vehicles are part of the cortege.
After the funeral service, if the deceased is to be the funeral procession will proceed to a cemetery if not already there. If the deceased is to be the funeral procession may then proceed to the .
Funeral services commonly include prayers; readings from a sacred text; (sung either by the attendees or a hired vocalist); and words of comfort by the clergy. Frequently, a relative or close friend will be asked to give a , which details happy memories and accomplishments; often commenting on the deceased's flaws, especially at length, is considered . Church may also be both before and after the service. Funeral customs vary from country to country. In the United States, any type of noise other than quiet or is considered .
Burial service.
A burial service, conducted at the side of the , tomb, or cremation, at which the body of the decedent is buried or cremated at the conclusion.
In many religious traditions, , usually males who are close, but not immediate relatives (such as cousins, nephews or grandchildren) or friends of the decedent, will carry the casket from the (of a funeral home or church) to the hearse, and from the hearse to the site of the burial service. The pallbearers often sit in a special reserved section during the memorial service.
The will typically ensure that all jewelry, including wristwatch, that were displayed at the wake are in the casket before it is buried or . There is an exception, in the case of cremation. Such items tend to melt or suffer damage, so they are usually removed before the body goes into the furnace. are removed prior to cremation - if they were left in they could possibly explode and damage the .