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Oral English Training 2013-8
Things to Remember What should a visitor to your country know about local customs? Make a list. Include these points. Greeting people Staying in /visiting someone’s home Travelling by bus or train Giving and receiving gifts Taking photos Shopping/Eating
Things to Remember Some do’s and don’ts when visiting my country Do’s When you visit…, you’re supposed to… It’s the custom to… You’re also expected to… Don’ts In…, it’s not acceptable for visitors to… People aren’t supposed to… You are not expected to…
Holidays and Festivals Chinese New Year January or February Chinese people celebrate with firecrackers ( 鞭炮 ) and dragon dances.
Holidays and Festivals Valentine’s Day February 14 People in many countries give chocolates, flowers, or jewelry ( 珠宝 ) to the one they love.
Holidays and Festivals Children’s Day May 5 Japanese families put up colored streamers ( 长条 旗 ) shape like fish, in honor of their children.
Holidays and Festivals Day of the Dead November 2 Mexican families offer food to the dead and then have a meal in a cemetery ( 墓地 ).
Holidays and Festivals Do we celebrate these or similar holidays? What other special days do we have? Can you describe them?
Let’s celebrate! Celebrations Activities Things we give/receive Special food and drink Special occasions
Complete the word map. Add one more word to each category. Anniversary 纪念日 Cake Cards Dancing Fireworks Flowers Fruit punch 水果酒 Parade 游行 Party Presents Roast turkey Wedding
recent celebration Now, describe a recent celebration using some of the words. A: A: I went to a friend’s birthday party recently. There was live music and dancing. B: B: What kind of music did they play? ……
Special Days Write 3 sentences about 3 holiday. (Eg. It’s a day when people honor workers) Then tell your partner your sentences and let he/she guess the name of the holiday. (Eg. Is it Labor Day?)
Wedding day Where do weddings normally take place? Is there a ceremony and a reception? How are they different? Do the bride and groom wear special clothes? Who gives gifts? Do guests give speeches at the reception?
Wedding day Now, let’s listen to conversation and find out about traditional Japanese weddings How to keep a conversation going: 1.Add follow-up question 2.Ask for more information 3.Show interest
What do you know about wedding customs in North America? Match these phrases with the information below. your hometown What happens when people get married in your hometown? Complete the statements in part A with your own information.
Dialogue Making a wedding day Make a new dialogue about a wedding day. Use the dialogue you have as a model and other information you have learnt.
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