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In 1996, a range of cosmetics was produced using mud from the Boryeong mud flats. The cosmetics were said to be full of minerals, which occur naturally in the mud.
In order to promote these cosmetics, the Boryeong Mud Festival was created. This event, takes place annually during the summer in Boryeong, South Korea. It was hoped people would learn more about the mud and the cosmetics.
The first Mud Festival was held in 1998 and, by 2007, the festival had attracted approximately 2.2 million visitors. This festival takes place over a period of around two weeks.
For the period of the festival, several large attractions are located on the seafront area of Daecheon, Boryeong. These include a mud pool, mudslides, mud prison and mud skiing competitions. Coloured mud is also produced for face painting. A large stage is built on the beach, which is used for live music, competitions and various other visual attractions.
A small market on the seafront sells cosmetics, which are made using the mud from Boryeong. Various health clinics and beauty parlours offer services using the famous mud. The festival closes with a large and beautiful firework display.
Task 1: For each item, write a short answer (not more than FOUR WORDS).
- Why do Korean people use mud in the festival?
- When did the mud festival first start?
- What is the last event of the festival?
Task 2: For each item, choose the correct option.
- The festival is held _____________.
a. weekly b. monthly c.yearly
- The festival lasts for approximately _____________ days.
a. two b. four c. fourteen
- The mud _____________ is not part of the festival attractions.
a. pool b. flat c.prison
1. It’s rich in minerals / To promote the cosmetics
3. A large firework display
5. c. fourteen
6. b. flat