8 Group WorkDirection:Form 4 groups and choose one leader for your group. The leader’s task is to choose one number from 1 to 4. Each number indicates a holiday. When you get the name of the holiday, describe it.No.4No.1No.2No.3
9 Traditional Holidays and Festivals in the United Kingdom
18 April 5the 30th day of the 12th lunar monthJanuary 1September 10the 9th day of the 9th lunar monthDecember 1March 8December 26New Year’s dayChinese New year’s EveBoxing Day(节礼日)Qingming FestivalWorld Aids DayThe International Women’s DayThe Teachers’ DayThe Double Ninth Festival
19 Some new words_______ (n.) a person who believes in the teaching of Christ____ (n.) the man who established Christianity, considered by Christians to be the son of God___ (n.) a small round sweet cake/a loaf of bread___ (v.) to make bread brown by holding it close to heat____ (adj.) greater in size, number or importance_______ (n.) things used for decoratingChristianChristbuntoastmajordecoration
22 Easter Day Falls in March or April On Easter we celebrate the historical fact that nearly 2,000 years ago a man ( Jesus Christ ) died, lay in a grave(tomb) for three days and then got up and began walking around again, telling people that God loves them.
23 Varies each year, but usu. falls in March or April. EasterDate__________________________________________________PurposeChristians celebrate the holiday to remember ___________________Fooda)______________________b) Hot cross bunsActivitiesa) On Good Friday, _____________________b) On Easter Monday,____________________________________Varies each year, but usu. falls in March or April.the death of Christ.Chocolate Easter eggshot cross buns are sold.people enjoy a trip to the seaside or watch an exciting sports game.
24 Easter C A B A Multiple choice: 1. Easter usually falls ________. A. in February or March B. in January or AprilC. in March or April D. in April or May2. People eat chocolate eggs on _____________.A. Easter Sunday B. Good FridayC. East Monday D. Bank Holiday3. Hot cross buns are sold on ______________.A. Easter Sunday B. Good Friday C. East Monday D. Bank Holiday4. On a bank holiday,_________ are closed.A. banks B. hospitals C. parks D. supermarketsCABA
26 Before Christmas Later in the evening On the evening of Christmas Day ElizabethLaterin the eveningBefore ChristmasOn the evening ofChristmas DayOn the morning ofChristmas DayOn Christmas EveOn the afternoon ofChristmas DayBoxing Day
27 many people go to church. ChristmasActivities1In the morning, ___________________________2)In the afternoon,_________________________________________________________3)Later,_____________________________________________________________________________________4)In the evening, ___________________________c) On Boxing Day,______________________________many people go to church.people stay at home and open the gifts that were gathered around the tree.people watch the Queen appear on TV to deliver her traditional Christmas message to the whole countrythe family sit down to a big goose or turkey dinnerpeople visit friends or watch football
29 Jingle bellsJingle bells jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh Over the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bobtail ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight
30 Now the ground is white Go it while you´re young Take the girls tonight And sing this sleighing song Just get a bobtailed bay Two forty for his speed Then hitch him to an open sleigh And you will take the leadJingle bells jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh
31 Homework 1.Read the text again and try to retell Christmas 2. Work in groups and try to collect someinformation about one of the Chinesetraditional festival or western festivals andprepare to describe it in class
33 The Spring Festival the Chinese lunar New Year Date:the 1st day of the 1st lunar monthSpecial food:jiaozi, babaofan, and niangao ( “year cake”)Brief introduction:The Spring Festival, the Chinese lunar New Year, is celebrated according to the lunar calendar. Generally speaking, all the members of a family gather round a table to have a lot of food and drinks while watching TV. The character gao in the word niangao shares the same meaning with the word “high”, suggesting “growing up and prospering(繁荣)” in the new year.Back
34 The Dragon Boat Festival Date:the 5th day of the 5th lunar month;Zongzi;Special food:Brief introduction:The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated in memory of Qu Yuan, an ancient poet who drowned himself because of being dissatisfied with a corrupt court. It’s said that Zongzi were originally dropped into to river where Qu Yuan died to protect him from being eaten by the fish. Today, however, dragon boat races are held during the festival and the zongzi are consumed by the living.back
35 The Mid-autumn Festival Date:the 15th day of the 8th lunar monthSpecial food:yuebing (mooncake)Brief introduction:The Mid-autumn Festival is a time for watching the full moon. The round moon is a symbol for family reunion.back
36 The National Day 返回 Date: October 1st Brief introduction: October 1st is the National Day of People's Republic of China. There will be various celebrations throughout the whole country on that day, such as the National Day Evening Performance,the National Day fireworks show, the National Day parade and the National Flag raising ceremony.返回Back