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The Theme of our lesson is “Holidays andtraditions round theworld”
The motto of the lesson is: So many countries, so many customs
Mind the rules of the lesson • Smile a lot; • Communicate with classmates; • Enjoy reading; • Move and participate actively the classroom; • Be creative; • Write the home task.
What kind of day is it today? What is the temperature today?
True or False 1. InUkrainethereare a lotofholidays. T/F 2. ThemostpopularreligiousfestivalsareEasterandNewYear. T/F 3. InUkrainepeoplecelebrateChristmasonthe 25thofDecember. T/F 4. ThesymbolsofEasterareEastercakeandpaintedeggs. T/F 5. OntheNewYearpeopledecoratetheFirTree. T/F 6. OntheNewYearchildrendon’tgetthegifts. T/F 7. IvanKupalaisoneofthemysteriousholidayssignifying a celebrationinhonourofthe“GodoftheMoon”. T/F
Writethedates NewYear – ____________ Christmas – ____________ TheWomen’sDay – __________ TheLaborDay –__________ TheVictoryDay – __________ TheIndependenceDay – ___________ TheDayofKnowledge – ___________ St. NicholasDay –_____________
Group Work Your task is to make up greetings and join the right group. We have four greeting cards for the following holidays: New Year, Birthday, St.Valentine’s Day, Easter. I’ll give you parts of sentences, you must make up greetings correctly. 1) Christmas greetings and/ best wishes/ for the New Year. 2) Many Happy/ returns of the day. 3) Will you be/ my Valentine?/ Happy Valentine Day! 4) Happy Easter!/ Have a jolly Easter time.
When you form four groups, you are to tell us about these holidays. You may use some helpful phrases. 1) Christmas and New Year: a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, to have a party, to invite guests, to make the New Year’s wishes, to sing songs. 2) Easter: to paint Easter eggs, to go to church, to have family dinner, to bake an Easter cake. 3) Birthday: to invite guests, to get presents, to bake a birthday cake, to have a good time, to sing songs. 4) St.Valentine’s Day: to greet other people, to send greeting cards, to make presents.
American holidays ♥ A lace ♥ A ribbon ♥ Red roses ♥ Cupid ♥ The Endless-Love Knot
Holidays around the world ChristmasHalloweenIndependence dayEaster Father’s DayNew Year’s St.Valentine’sDay April Fool’s DayVictory DayThanksgiving DayWomen’s DayMother’s Day Columbus DayBoxing Day the Day of the Constitution President Day
Solve the CHRISTMAS crossword Across: Down: 1 4 5 2 6 3
Hometask Write a letter to St.Nicolas
Traditions and Customs Every nation and every country have their own customs and traditions. In Britain traditions play a more important part in the life of the people than in other countries. Holidays are especially rich in old traditions and are different in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England. Christmas is a great English national party, and Scotland it is not kept at all, except by clerks in banks; all the shops and factories are working. But six days later, on the New Year’s Eve the Scotch begin to enjoy themselves. All the shops and factories are closed on New Year’s Day. People invite their friends to their houses and “sit the Old Year out and the New Year in” When the clock begins to strike twelve, the head of the family goes to the front door, opens it wide and holds it until the last stroke. Then he shuts the door. He has let the Old Year out and the New Year in. Now greetings and small presents are offered.
Read the questions. Give only Yes\ No answers. • Are traditions very important for the British? • Are the holidays the same in all the parts of Britain? • Do the Scotch celebrate Christmas widely? • Does everybody work on Christmas Day in Scotland? • Are all the shops open on New Year’s Day? • Do the people greet each other after the last stroke?
Fill in the gaps Scottish traditions differ from (1) _________ ones. For example, in Scotland people (2) ___________ celebrate Christmas at all. (3) ___________ is more important for them. They don’t (4) ____________ on that day and get together to (5) ____________ this holiday. They have a funny (6)_______________ to let the Old Year out and to let the New Year in. Imagine the situation: the clock is striking (7)___________ , you are opening the (8)______________ and after the last stroke you (9)______________ it not to let the New Year run away. Isn’t it amazing! • (close, English, front door, don’t, New Year’s Day, twelve, work, tradition, celebrate )