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


Lesson 42

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

Buggy: Jane, look! You have a big black spot on your back!

Jane: Oh, my! Where? It’s my new suit!

Buggy (giggles): And you believed it.

Jane: Why are you laughing?

Buggy: I can’t help laughing (не можу стриматися, щоб не сміятися). It’s the 1st of April.

Jane: Then what?

Buggy: Jane, don’t you know? It’s the April Fool’s Day!

2. Read the words and word combinations.

Trick or treat

Пригостіть, бо зроблю збитки.

a candle



a piece of paper

шматок паперу

a pumpkin



the seaside


морське узбережжя




an emblem









to do the housework

виконувати хатню роботу

to play jokes and tricks on

жартувати над

to wear a shamrock

зашпилювати конюшину в одяг

to have a rest




Геловін, переддень 1 листопада

3. Listen and read the text, make up its outline and retell it.


(Part II)

In March the English people have got two holidays: St. Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March. It is a national holiday in Ireland. On that day people send greeting cards and wear a shamrock. A shamrock is the national emblem of Ireland.

On Mother’s Day people in the family try to let their mother have a rest. A father and the children do the housework, cook some tasty dishes or bake a cake.

There is one more popular holiday in spring — Easter. People celebrate it in April or in early May. On Easter Sunday the children get chocolate Easter eqqs or rabbits.

In April there is a holiday for fun —April Fool’s Day. It is on the 1st of April. On that day the English children like to play jokes and tricks on other people.

There are not many holidays in summer. In June the English people celebrate Father’s Day when the children spend the day with their fathers and give them presents.

In summer the English people visit their relatives who live in the country or go to the seaside. Most English people have holidays in summer.

Autumn is the beginning of the schoolyear for all English schoolchildren. They also like to celebrate a very nice holiday — Halloween. It is on the 31st of October. People put pumpkins on the windowsills. The children draw eyes, a nose and a mouth on the pumpkin and put a candle inside it so the pumpkin looks like a face. The children go from house to house in funny clothes and say «Trick or treat». They get sweets, fruit, cakes, biscuits or money for that.

4. Answer the questions.

1. When do the Irish people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? What do they wear on that day?

2. Do your family celebrate Mother’s Day? What do you usually do for your mother on that day?

3. In what way do you celebrate Easter?

4. When did the Easter holiday fall last year?

5. What jokes and tricks do you like to play on your friends?

6. What jokes did your friends play on you last year on April Fool’s Day?

7. What do the English people usually do in summer?

8. What summer holidays have the English people got?

9. What holiday have the English people got in June?

10. What holiday do the English children like to celebrate in autumn? Why do they like it?

11. What do the children do on Halloween?

12. What holidays of the year do you like best of all? Why?

5. Find 12 months in the box of letters given below.

6. Make up as many sentences as you can using the table given below.

The English



on the 24th of December.

on the 31st of December.


Mother’s Day

in April.

The Ukrainian


St. Patrick’s Day

in early May.



don’t celebrate

the New Year Halloween April Fool’s Day

in June.

on the 17th of March.

on the 1st of April.


St. Valentine’s Day

on the 31st of October.

Father’s Day

on the 14th of February.

7. Agree or disagree with the following statements. Use the model.

Model: In winter the nature is beautiful. — It’s true. It’s very beautiful in winter. There’s snow on trees and everywhere in the streets.

1. Children like winter holidays because they can play different games outside.

2. You can’t sleep longer during holidays because you go to school every day.

3. Christmas is a boring holiday for English children.

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