Урок англійської мови з використанням ІКТ «Festivals from around the world»
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St Valentine’s Day Happy New Year Today we’re going to discuss very pleasant and interesting things. We’ll speak about holidays. We do love holidays, don’t we? We like holidays, we need holidays, we can't live without holidays. The word ''holidays”comes from the words "holy" and 'days". Almost every country has holidays honouring important events in its history.
Unusual Festivals All Over the World I propose to start our lesson from reading short texts about the most unusual holidays in the world.
Every year in February or March, people in Venice, Italy celebrate the CARNIVAL. They wear fantastic costumes and masks and have colourful parades in narrow streets of the city. When do people in Venice celebrate the CARNIVAL?
In Vietnam in September or October people celebrate Trung Thu, the festival of the moon. On this day, children carry beautiful lanterns through the streets. They also wear colourful masks and eat traditional moon cakes (delicious rice cakes).
Where do people celebrate the festival of the moon? What do children carry through the streets? What do people eat? In Vietnam in September or October people celebrate Trung Thu, the festival of the moon. On this day, children carry beautiful lanterns through the streets. They also wear colourful masks and eat traditional moon cakes (delicious rice cakes).
Every year on the 13th of April, which is New Year in Thailand, there is a water throwing festival. Young people run or drive through the streets with buckets of water or enormous water –guns and throw water at anybody they see. Participants must follow three important rules: they mustn’t throw water at old people, they mustn’t touch people, they mustn’t throw water at car drivers. When do people in Thailand celebrate New Year? What rules must people follow? What do people do during the festival?
La Tomatina takes place every year on the last Wednesday in August in Spain. About 40, 000 people join in the fight and throw over 100 tones of tomatoes at each other.
How many tones of tomatoes do people throw at each other? How many people take part in La Tomatina? La Tomatina takes place every year on the last Wednesday in August in Spain. About 40, 000 people join in the fight and throw over 100 tones of tomatoes at each other.
Cheese rolling started in the centre of England. The rules are simple: you have to chase a large, round cheese down a very steep hill. This dangerous event takes place every year at the end of May. Participants often break arms or legs. Where did Cheese rolling start? Why do people call this event dangerous?
Holy, the festival of paints in India When is the festival of paints celebrated? What do people throw at each other? It’s celebrated on the first day of spring. People burn fires, spill water with paints – red, green, yellow, blue and black – on others. They throw colourful powders at each other.
BULL RUNNING It’s a one-week festival celebrated every July in Spain. Every morning participants run through the streets in front of a group of six bulls, each about 600 kg. Anybody can take part. They must run fast. They sometimes get injured.
Baby-Jumping Festival Villagers of Spain’s Castrillo de Murcia have taken baby blessing ceremonies. During the festival babies are laid down on a mattress for the ritual. Men in devil costumes jump over the babies for the luck and good health. The festival has been taking place since 1620.
Monkey Buffet Festival This festival is a huge feast laid down for primates in Thailand. There are tons of fruits and vegetables in honor of Hanuman, the monkey God. Hordes of monkeys attack the food piles and interact with spectators.
Crying Baby Festival Huge men with loincloths can be a very scary sight for many of us. So, you can imagine how babies will react when held by one of these men. In Konaki Sumo, a Japanese festival, pairs of babies are held by Sumo wrestlers facing each other. The winner is the baby who breaks down first. The festival is based on the Japanese proverb “crying babies grow fast”.
Guess the festival It was originally associated with the harvest time in general. The symbol of this festival is fire. People believed that light had power over darkness. Another symbol is an apple. It was also sometimes called Snap Apple Night. You had to try to bite the apple without hands. And now I propose to talk about traditional and well known festivals. Let’s start from the guessing game.
Yes, you are right. It’s Halloween. It’s a very funny and at the same time very scaring holiday. Let’s remember some facts about it.
Trick-or treat Costumes and colours Halloween means… What additional information do you want to share? To learn smth new, I propose you to watch the video
Guess the festival It was associated with the harvest time. The symbol of this festival is cornucopia. Another symbol is a pumpkin. And we are going to another festival. Try to understand what I have guessed.
What facts do you know about this holidays? But they are facts about nowadays. What do you know from the history of Thanksgiving?
September–November 1620: The Mayflower Voyage On Sept. 6, 1620 the Pilgrims set sail for the New World on a ship called the Mayflower. They sailed from Plymouth, England and aboard were 44 Pilgrims, who called themselves the "Saints", and 66 others, whom the Pilgrims called the "Strangers."
The long trip was cold and damp and took 65 days. Since there was the danger of fire on the wooden ship, the food had to be eaten cold. Many passengers became sick and one person died by the time land was sighted on November 10th.
Now you are going to see an amateur theater play. Your task is to find out the following questions.
What is the name of the chief of the Wampanoag tribe? What have the Indians taught “pale faced people”. What the man’s name? Who is the woman? How many Native Americans went to the first Thanksgiving? O, dear Massasoit, the great chief of the Wampanoag tribe. Are you glad having heard such answers? Do you want to tell anything t our pupils ? We ask you, our dear guests stay with us and celebrate this wonderful holiday in the circle of our school family.
Guess the festival The preparation for this season starts with Friday after the fourth Thursday in November. The holiday goes on for three days. It is one of the greatest holidays in the world. And we are going to another festival. Try to understand what I have guessed.
Christmas is one of the best holidays. It goes on for three days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. There are a lot of Christmas traditions. People buy presents, cook turkeys and decorate Christmas Trees. They also go to church. People open presents, sing carols and have Christmas dinner. Boxing Day is the day after Christmas. On this day neighbours can come in or you can visit some friends. People prepare boxes of presents and greet each other with these presents. It is really a great holiday!
What symbols of Christmas do you know? Let’s talk about some of Christmas symbols. Lets’ start with mistletoe.
In want or in plenty, in times of challenge or times of calm, we always have reasons to be thankful. In 2 days we’ll have American Thanksgiving. All people give thanks for the good things that they have. In want or in plenty, in times of challenge or times of calm, we always have reasons to be thankful. And I propose you to write down what you are thankful for. And now I propose everyone to decorate our Christmas tree.
I’m thankful all my students and their parents for cooperation and hard work, I’m thankful all our guests for understanding and participation, I’m thankful all my colleagues for great help. I wish all people to be healthy, wealthy and wise. I’m thankful all my students and their parents for cooperation and hard work, I’m thankful all our guests for understanding and participation, I’m thankful all my colleagues for great help. In 3 days the Christmas season starts. I wish all people to be healthy, wealthy and wise.