5International Women’s Day Chinese holidays Festival of LanternsNational DayDragon Boat FestivalChildren’s DayHolidaysInternational Labour DayNew Year’s DaySpring FestivalThe Youth DayMid-Autumn DayTeachers’ DayInternational Women’s Day
7Festivals of foreign countries Thanksgiving DayEasterChristmasfestivalsFather’s DayCarnivalMother’s DayHalloweenValentine’s DayFool’s Day
8Words preview: Useful expressions ： beauty (n.); beautiful (adj.)harvest (n.) / (v.) Useful expressions ：mean to do / mean doingtake place/ happen / come about / break out
9Festivals are meant to celebrate times of year. Work in groups andlist below three more Chinesefestivals that you know. Discuss whenthey take place, what they celebrateand what people do at that time.Then tell the group which festival isyour favorite and why.
10FestivalTime ofYear/dateWhat it celebratesWhat people doMid-autumnautumnfallThe beauty of the full moon，harvest， time with family and friendsGive and eat mooncakes, watch the full moon with family and friends
11FestivalTime ofYear/dateWhat it celebratesWhat people doSpringJanuaryFebruaryThe end of the winter，Lunar New Year， reunion with family and relativesGive money in red paper to children；eat fish and dumplings；visit family members
12FestivalTime ofYear/dateWhat it celebratesWhat people doNationalDayOctober 1The founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949Take time off work; travel to visit family or to see other parts of China; go shopping
13FestivalTime ofYear/dateWhat it celebratesWhat people doDragonBoatThe fifth day of the fifth month in lunar calendarThe memory of the beloved poet QuYuan who died in 278 BCEat Zongzi;watch dragon boat races in memory of Qu Yuan
14What is your favourite festival? Why? Pre- reading:Oral Practice :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….
15T or F Qu Yuan was a great poet who people honour a lot in China. SummaryQu Yuan was a great poet who people honour a lot in China.Mid-autumn Festival is held to celebrate the end of autumn.TF
16How did you spend your Spring Festival? How did you spendyour Spring Festival?
17The Spring Festival may take place in February 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
18 What can welearn in this class ?
19Homework: 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.