Presentation on theme: "How many festivals do you know both in and out of China? Discussion."— Presentation transcript:
How many festivals do you know both in and out of China? Discussion
The Chinese festivals and holidays:
Holidays Chinese holidays International Womens Day New Years Day Childrens Day National Day The Youth Day International Labour Day Teachers Day Spring Festival Festival of Lanterns Dragon Boat Festival Mid-Autumn Day
Festivals in foreign countries
festivals Festivals of foreign countries Christmas Fools Day Valentines Day Carnival Easter Thanksgiving Day Mothers Day Fathers Day Halloween
Words preview: take place/ happen / come about / break out beauty (n.); beautiful (adj.) harvest (n.) / (v.) mean to do / mean doing Useful expressions
Festivals are meant to celebrate times of year. Work in groups and list below three more Chinese festivals that you know. Discuss when they take place, what they celebrate and what people do at that time. Then tell the group which festival is your favorite and why.
Festival Time of Year/ date What it celebrates What people do Mid- autumn Festival autumn fall The beauty of the full moon harvest time with family and friends Give and eat mooncakes, watch the full moon with family and friends
Festival Time of Year/date What it celebrates What people do Spring Festival January February The end of the winter Lunar New Year reunion with family and relatives Give money in red paper to children eat fish and dumplings visit family members
Festival Time of Year/date What it celebrates What people do National Day October 1The founding of the Peoples Republic of China in 1949 Take time off work; travel to visit family or to see other parts of China; go shopping
Festival Time of Year/date What it celebrates What people do Dragon Boat Festival The fifth day of the fifth month in lunar calendar The memory of the beloved poet QuYuan who died in 278 BC Eat Zongzi; watch dragon boat races in memory of Qu Yuan
What is your favourite festival? Why? Which part of it do you like best - the music, the things to see, the visits or the food? Tips : My favourite … is … I like … best. I prefer …. I enjoy/like…. Oral Practice : Pre- reading:
1.Qu Yuan was a great poet who people honour a lot in China. 2.Mid-autumn Festival is held to celebrate the end of autumn. T F Summary T or F
How did you spend your Spring Festival?
The Spring Festival may take place in February. It is on lunar 1st of January. At the Spring Festival, people have plenty of food and fruit, and may give children lucky money in red paper. People studying or working in other cities and countries will look forward to seeing their relatives and friends, so that they will come back and have fun with them. People,especially children,will dress up during the Spring Festival. On New Year s Eve, people will have a dinner, watch the Spring Festival programme, watch fireworks, set off firecrackers
What can we learn in this class ?
Homework: Group A Remember the names of festivals Group B Writing: What s your favorite festival ? Group A / B Preview the next part about reading to get the main idea.