Підручник Англійська мова 4 клас - Несвіт Алла - Генеза 2015 рік


Lesson 2

1. a) Look and say what family parties people usually have.


b) Listen and read.

Customs and Traditions

Every country has its own customs and traditions. They play a very important part in people’s life.

Every family keeps up its own traditions, too. The members of the family usually meet at the birthday and tea parties. They are together to celebrate weddings, sporting victories or national festivals.

Children love parties in all countries. They usually sing, dance, play games, tell funny jokes and interesting stories. They can also take pictures and make a video film to remember the day.

2. Read and complete.

1. Every country has its own ….. and ….. .

2. They play a very ….. part in ….. .

3. The members of the family usually meet at ….. and tea parties.

4. Children love ….. in all countries.

5. They ….., ….., ….. and tell funny jokes.

3. Look at the table and talk about Ukrainian and British holidays.

E x a m p l e: The Ukrainians celebrate Easter in April or May. They bake paskas and paint Easter eggs. They send greeting postcards to their relatives.

New Year


January 1st, a New Year

tree, Father Frost, Snow

Maiden, presents


April or May, Easter eggs,

paskas (hot cross buns),

greeting postcards


October 31st,

lanterns out of pumpkins,

costumes of witches

and ghosts

Women’s Day

January 7th

(December 25th), to decorate

the house, to sing Christmas

carols, fancy dress parties

Independence Day

March 8th, to present

women with flowers,

school parties

August 24th,

a parade on the main

square, fireworks display

4. Play a guessing game. Talk about one of the holidays. The other pupils must guess which holiday it is.

E x a m p l e:

Pupil A: The English celebrate this holiday on the 31st of October. They make lanterns out of pumpkins and wear the costumes of witches and ghosts. Pupil

B: It is Halloween.

Look at some notes in Ann’s planner on page 91. Write down what she is going to do.

E x a m p l e:

Ann is going to paint eggs for Easter on the nineteenth of April.

19th April

to paint eggs for Easter

22nd April

to return books to the library

26th April

to bake a special cake for mum’s birthday

2nd May

to visit her granny

6th May

to draw a wall newspaper for Victory Day

7th May

to make a greeting card for dad’s birthday

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