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Název projektuModerní škola Registrační číslo projektuCZ.1.07/1.5.00/34.0526 Název aktivity III/2 Inovace a zkvalitnění výuky prostřednictvím ICT Název.

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1 Název projektuModerní škola Registrační číslo projektuCZ.1.07/1.5.00/ Název aktivity III/2 Inovace a zkvalitnění výuky prostřednictvím ICT Název vzdělávacího materiálu Svátky a tradice anglicky mluvících zemí Číslo vzdělávacího materiálu VY_32_INOVACE_01_6 – Groundhog Day Jméno autoraJaroslava Čejková Tegerová Název školy Střední škola živnostenská Sokolov, příspěvková organizace „EU peníze středním školám“

2 GROUNGHOG DAY HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

3 Obrázek: AUTOR NEUVEDEN. Wikimedia Commons [online]. [cit ]. Dostupný na WWW:

4 Unknown words pagan(s) – pohan – a person who is not a believer in any of the world’s main religion burrow – brloh, doupě –a hole or a tunnel dug in the ground by certain small animal to live there equinox – rovnodennost – an occasion, twice a year, when the day and the night are the same length hedgehog – ježek – a small nocturnal mammal with pricks instead fur on his back observe – pozorovat – watch prophecy – věštba, proroctví – supernatural power to foretell the future snug – útulný - comfortable solstice – slunovrat – the shortest or the longest day of the year badger – jezevec - a nocturnal white and black striped animal of a dog size feast – svátek – holiday

5 “Groundhog Day”. Farmers have always been depended on the weather and weather forecast. Since the times of pagans and Celts, they have turned in to a plant and animal kingdom to obtain prophecy about the future.

6 “Groundhog Day”. According an old legend, a groundhog - small brown furry mammal - can foretell if the spring is coming. All the winter long, the animal sleeps in its burrow under the ground. On February 2 it wakes up. Feeling very hungry, it leaves its snug hole to find something to eat. If the sun is shining, the groundhog sees its shadow.

7 “Groundhog Day”. Seeing the silhouette, the animal get scared and hides itself in its burrow again. That means that the winter will take at least for six more weeks. If the sun is not shining, the groundhog cannot see any shadow. As it is not frightened, it stays outside and the spring usually comes in a short time.

8 “Why groundhog”? In Germany the farmers used to watch badgers, in England hedgehogs but early settlers in America did not have any badgers or hedgehogs close to their homes so they observed groundhogs.

9 GUNN, Frank. Canadian Press [online]. [cit ]. Dostupný na WWW: shadow-meaning-spring-just-around-the-corner/

10 „Why Groundhog?“ February the second is just a half way between the winter solstice (21 st Dec) and the spring equinox (21 st March). In the United States of America and Canada is that day called “Candlemas” or “Groundhog Day”. In spite of that fact it is not a public holiday, many people follow that feast. Various groundhog-watching clubs have been formed. The members have banquets and other types of celebrations. In Wiarton, a small town in Canada a week festivals called Groundhog Celebration takes place every hear

11 Comprehensive questions 1 Who has always been depended on the weather? 2 Where have the farmers turned in to obtain the prophecy? 3 Which small furry mammal “foretells” if the spring is coming or not? 4 Where does the groundhog sleep all the winter long? 5 Why does the groundhog leave his snug hole? 6 What does the animal do seeing its shadow? 7 When will the spring come if the groundhog stays outside its burrow? 8 What is the day also called in the USA and Canada?

12 Answers 1 farmers 2 to a plant and animal kingdom 3 a groundhog 4 in its burrow 5 to find something to eat 6 hides 7 in a short time 8 Candlemas

13 Sources SOLSKI, Ruth. Canada's Traditions and Celebrations. Napanee, Ontario: A Divison of Solski Group, 2002, ISBN KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ. World Power Dictionary. Hong Kong: Reader's Digest, 2002, ISBN AUTOR NEUVEDEN. Groundhog day [online]. [cit ]. Dostupný na WWW: UTOR NEUVEDEN. Candlemas [online]. [cit ]. Dostupný na WWW:


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