Festivals and their Traditions in Great Britain
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Aims of the lesson: * to develop speaking, reading, writing, listening skills; * to expand knowledge of traditions and customs of Great Britain; * to develop communicative skills; * to cultivate respect to other peoples' customs and traditions; * to make a self-assessment; * to develop interest to English.
Tradition holidays to have picniks on Sundays national holidays to have birthday parties rules family traditions British Traditions custom What things come to your mind when you think of traditions and celebrations?
Match the holidays with the symbols: Christmas Guy Fawkes Night New Year’s Day St. Valentine’s Day Easter Halloween Witches hat Bells Flowers , toys and hearts Santa Claus Mistletoe Rabbits ang eggs Bonfire
Halloween On the 31st of October there is Halowe’en. Children dress up as ghosts, witches or devils. Then they visit their neighbours’ houses and ask, “Treat or Trick” If people give them a treat — some sweets, nuts or cakes — children say "thank you" and go away. But if they don't, ghosts play a trick on them. The symbol of this holiday is "Jack o'lantern". People make it from a pumpkin.
* November 5 is one of the most popular festivals in Great Britain. This day in Britain people light fireworks and burn a guy on a bonfire. During the day children put the guy in the cart and ask the passersby to spare a “penny for a guy”.
Guy Fawke’s Night The traditional food is toffee.. This is in memory of the time when Guy Fawkes tried to destroy Parliament in London in 1605. The historical meaning of the occasion is no longer important toffee
CHRISTMAS Christmas trees were a German tradition brought to Britain in 1841 when Prince Albert had a Christmas tree put up for his wife, Queen Victoria, in Windsor Castle. Now most people in Britain have a decorated Christmas tree in their houses at Christmas .
Children believe that Father Christmas, also known as Santa Claus, brings them presents. On Christmas Eve, 24th December, children hang stockings at the end of their beds or at the fireplace.
Then while they are asleep, Father Christmas comes and puts presents in their stockings. Traditionally, he comes down the chimney.
And what Christmas without Christmas dinner. . Turkey, goose, Christmas pudding, nuts and oranges, ham and mashed potatoes… Every year the traditional Christmas dishes appear on the dinner table of Britain. Of course, there’s a lot of sweets and desserts
In Britain the New Year is not as widely celebrated as Christmas. Some people ignore it completely and go to bed at usual time. Others, however, celebrate it in one way or another. The most common type of celebration is a New Year party New Year
St. Valentine’s Day On the 14th of February there is St. Valentine’s Day. People send Valentine’s cards to someone they love. Usually they don’t sign them ----you must guess who sent cards to you.
Easter In April or at the end of March English people celebrate Easter Day. On Easter Sunday children get chocolate eggs and rabbits At Easter people usually exchange dyed eggs. People dye eggs and present their relatives and friends with them.
Reading . But there are some things that you haven’t heard about. Let’s start to read the text to get to know about some of them. Intensive reading. Did you understand this text? Let’s discuss!
Vocabulary work: Custom Royal Ancient Guard Trooping theColour Brass band Spectator Belong Swan keeper Swan Upping a)Доглядач лебедів b)Належати c)Винесенняпрапора d)Звичай e)Королівський f)Мідний духовий оркестр g)Глядач h)Церемонія маркування лебедів i)Давній j)Охорона, варта
Complete the sentences: 1. Britain is full of __________. 2. There are numerous ___________in Britain, some are ________, others are __________. 3. And on the Queen’s official birthday, there is a traditional ceremony called the _______________. 4. The ________happens every day at Buckingham Palace 5. ______________a very special royal tradition. I Variant
Tick true or false statesments. 2 Variant Every nation and every country has its own traditions and customs. The Queen is the only person in with two birthdays. The changing of the Guard happens every month atBuckinghamPalace. Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, brought the Russian tradition to Britain. In July the young swans on the Thames are about two months old. True True True False False
. 1. There are a lot of holidays in the world, …? 2. We celebrate New Year in summer, …? 3. We celebrate Easter in spring, …? 4. May Day is not a winter holiday, …? 5. People like holidays, …? 6. Christmas is a winter holiday, …? 7. Halloween is not a traditional Russian holiday, …? 8. Every Englishman doesn’t like to miss his afternoon tea, …? 9. People like to celebrate Christmas, New Year and Easter, …? It’s time to revise lexical and grammar structures . Your task is adding questions tags to these sentences. 1) aren’t there 2) don’t we 3) don’t we 4) is it 5) don’t they 6) isn’t it 7) is it 8) does he 9) don’t they
Reflection What was the topic of today`s lesson? Was it interesting for you? What episode did you like best of all? What new knowledge have you got today? Did you like the whole lesson? In what situations can you use this material?
How much do you know about British Festivals? At Easter people: a) eat cross buns; b) light bonfires; c) make pancakes. Children dress up as witches: a) at Easter; b) on Guy Fawkes' Night; c) at Halloween. British children receive their Christmas presents on: a) 24th December; b) 25th December; c) 26th December. What did Guy Fawkes want to do? - to eat a Christmas pudding - to burn Buckingham Palace - to blow up the Houses of Parliament
When is Halloween celebrated? What do kids say to people on Halloween? Which of these festivals is the most romantic? Which of the holidays is celebrated with bonfires?
Guess the word! Queen GuyFawkes Britain SwanUpping Guard Witch Easter Head , country, Britain, woman. Parliament, bonfire, fireworks, history Island, country, rain , fog. Beautiful white birds, lake, ceremony, marking Security, be in charge of, parade. Broom, to fly, scary, hat, woman. Church, holiday,eggs,willowbranches.
Thank you for you excellent work. Everybody has worked well. You were active. Open your dairies and put your marks down there. Summary of the lesson.