Підручник Англійська мова 7 клас (3-й рік навчання) - Л.І. Морська - Богдан 2015 рік


Lesson 39

1. Listen and read the dialogue. Act it out in pairs.

Jane: Hi, Buggy. Merry Christmas!

Buggy: Hi, Jane. Merry Christmas! Do you like this holiday?

Jane: Of course, I do.

Buggy: How did you spend it this year?

Jane: Our relatives from Chernivtsi came to visit our family and we had a very tasty Holy Supper. We sang Christmas songs — carols (['kær(ə)lz] — КОЛЯДКИ) — you know.

Buggy: Did your cousin Ted come?

Jane: Yes, he did. We had a good time together.

Buggy: What did you do?

Jane: We decorated our Christmas tree, played chess, made a snowman. I introduced him to my friends and then we played hockey.

Read the words and word combinations.




a greeting card



Christmas Eve

переддень Різдва

to decorate



a stocking



a stuffed turkey



to celebrate



3. Listen and read the text. Answer the questions.


As you know people in Great Britain celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December. In Ukraine Christmas Day is the 7th of January.

Let’s talk about the way the English people celebrate this holiday. It’s a very happy holiday for them. Some days before Christmas they send greeting cards to their relatives and friends. They usually buy Christmas cards or make them.

The English people also bring a Christmas tree to their homes and decorate it with toys, sweets and other things.

On Christmas Eve the English people put their presents under the Christmas tree. The children put their stockings above their beds. At night Santa Claus comes and puts presents into their stockings.

On Christmas Day people don’t work, so they go to the church to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ (Icyc Христос). When they come home they sit at the table and eat traditional Christmas dishes: stuffed turkey and the Christmas pudding (['pvdiη] — пудинг). They open their presents and are very happy with what they get. They congratulate each other and their relatives and wish them a merry Christmas.

1. When is Christmas Day in Great Britain? In Ukraine?

2. Is it a happy holiday?

3. What do people do some days before Christmas?

4. How do the English people decorate a Christmas tree?

5. Where do they put their presents?

6. Who comes at night?

7. What do English children do on Christmas Eve? Why?

8. Do people work on Christmas Day? What do they do on that day?

9. What dishes do the English people eat at Christmas?

10. What do they wish their relatives and friends?

4. Read the song and learn it. Try to sing it together with your teacher.


Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree Your gay green dress delights us!

You do not fade with winter’s snow,

You bloom with lights when cold winds blow.

Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree Your gay green dress delights us!

5. Listen to the rhymes and learn one of them.


It’s hard to think of anything

But Christmas in December.

There’s so much to look forward to

And so much to remember.


Santa’s sometimes called Kris Kringle.

His merry eyes — oh how they twinkle.

His nose and cheeks are red as a rose,

Which match all his bright red clothes.

Wearing a white beard and boots of black,

He’s a jolly elf carrying his sack.

When he laughs, he «ho, ho, hos,»

From the tip of his hat to the end of his nose.

6. Read the sentences and agree or disagree with the information in them. There is a model to help you.

Model: The English people celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December. — No, they don’t. It’s not true (It is not so). They celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December.

They eat stuffed turkey at Christmas. —Yes, they do. It is true. They eat stuffed turkey at Christmas.

1. The Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December.

2. The English people don’t like the holiday of Christmas.

3. For Christmas dinner people eat turkey and the Christmas pudding.

4. On Christmas Day the English people work.

5. They go to the church to celebrate the birth of Santa Claus.

6. On Christmas Eve the English people put their presents into their stockings.

7. Santa Claus usually comes at night.

8. Santa Claus puts the presents into the stockings under the children’s beds.

9. The English people decorate a Christmas tree on the New Year.

10. The English people send greeting cards to their relatives and friends.

7. Listen and read the dialogues. Act them out in pairs.

Dialogue 1

Jane: Hi, Buggy. I am going to have a Christmas party. Would you like to come?

Buggy: Hello, Jane. Great! Thanks for inviting me. When is the party?

Jane: I am going to have it on Saturday at 4 o’clock.

Buggy: That’s fine. See you there at 4.

Dialogue 2

Buggy: Jane, I would like to invite you to my Christmas party. I hope you can come.

Jane: Yes, I would love to come. I love parties. When should I come? Buggy: Be there at 6 o’clock.

Jane: I am looking forward to it (з нетерпінням чекатиму).

8. Look at the pictures and say: a) what the people are doing; b) when they can do these things; c) when the Ukrainian people can do the same things; d) why the English and the Ukrainian people do these things on different days. Use the model.

Model: The man in picture 1 is carrying a Christmas tree. He is going to put it in his house for Christmas celebration.

The people usualy put a Christmas tree a few days before Christmas. The English people do this on…. The Ukrainian people do this on… . The Ukrainian and English people put a Christmas tree on different days because they celebrate Christmas according to different calendars.

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