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UNIT 4. ROUND THE CALENDAR

 

LESSON 39

MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY

 

Цілі: вдосконалювати навички вживання нової лексики, аудіювання й усного мовлення; розвивати пам’ять, творчий характер; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.

PROCEDURE

1. Warm-up

To Gramma’s House

To Gramma’s house we go,

Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho!

We’re on our way with horse and sleigh,

Through fluffy drifts of snow.

 

Oh, what a trip to take.

She’ll have a chocolate cake.

There’ll be some pies, of monstrous size,

And chestnuts we can bake

 

To Gramma’s house we go,

Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho!

What lovely things Thanksgiving brings;

The nicest things we know!

2. Listening

Listen to the dialogue about the history of Thanksgiving and answer the questions.

—   Hello! I’m Julia.

—   I’m Karina.

—   And we are friends!

—   How do you like my hat?

—   ...and my feathers?

—   Aren’t we charming?!

—   Today we have a cool holiday, Thanksgiving Day.

—   Join us and let’s celebrate it together.

—   But at first we’d like to tell you some words about this holiday.

—   Maybe someone doesn’t know why these Americans like eating turkey in November.

—   Imagine a day set aside for families to come together from near and far to feast and feel thankful for all that they have.

—   and you’ve got Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

—   Some families take part in religious ceremonies in the morning.

—   ___ but for most families the highlight of the day is Thanksgiving dinner.

—   This custom began with the Pilgrims in 1621. They were mem­bers of the English Separatist Church.

—   Yeah, a Puritan sect. They had very strict moral standards and thought that pleasure was unnecessary.

—   So, they decided to leave the country in search of religious free­dom.

—   In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Ply­mouth harbor in England and sailed west.

—   There were 102 passengers on the board and it took them 66 days to reach North America.

—   And at last in November 1620 they landed. But the first winter was very hard for the colonists. Half of them died.

—   But with the help of the native Indians, who taught them how to fish, hunt and plant corn, their chances for surviving the winter of 1621 looked much better.

—   After a successful harvest the Pilgrims decided to hold a special Thanksgiving feast and invited the Indians.

—   The Indians brought deer meat, turkeys, cranberries and even popcorn.

—   The original Thanksgiving lasted three whole days ...

—   ... and can you believe that all that food was prepared by three women!

—   This holiday didn’t celebrate every year at first and didn’t have the exact day.

—   But in 1864 Abraham Lincoln established the last Thursday in November as a day for all Americans to give thanks.

1) When do people celebrate Thanksgiving Day? (In November)

2) What is the best food for this holiday? (A turkey)

3) Why do people get together on that day? (To thank for all they have)

4) Do some people have religious ceremonies? (Yes)

5) When did this custom start? (In 1621)

6) Why did the Pilgrims leave England? (To search of religious freedom)

7) When did they start their voyage? (In 1620)

8) How was the ship called? (The Mayflower)

9) How many passengers were there on the board? (102)

10)  How long did the Voyage take them? (66 days)

11)  Where did they land? (North America)

12)  Why did half of the colonists died then? (Because the first winter was very hard)

13)  Who helped them? (Native Indians)

14)  Why did the Pilgrims hold a special Thanksgiving holiday? (In 1621 they had a successful harvest)

15)  How long did the original Thanksgiving last? (3 days)

16)  How many people prepared the food? (3 women)

17)  Who established the last Thursday in November as a day in 1864? (Abraham Lincoln)

3. Reading and speaking

Read the texts in Ex. 1, p. 66 and do the tasks in Ex. 2, p. 67.

4. Reading

Do Ex. 3, p. 67.

5. Speaking

Do Ex. 4, p. 67.

6. Summary

Answer the questions.

1) What is your favourite holiday?

2) Why is it your favourite holiday?

3) Do you usually get together with your family on that day?

4) How do you usually celebrate it?

5) Do you decorate your house?

6) What do you usually cook?

7) Have you got any special traditions to celebrate this holiday?

7. Homework

Write a short paragraph about your favourite holiday.






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