3 Answer these questions TASK 1Answer these questionsHave you ever celebrated your birthday party?How do you feel in your birthday party?
4 ListeningYou are going to hear a short talk about what a birthday party is.
5 New words used in the talk To honor: to do sth that shows great respect for sb/sth:Random: done, chosen, etc. without sb thinking or deciding in advance what is going to happenSavories : a small amount of a food with a salty taste, not a sweet one, often served at a party, etc.
6 Listen to the first part of the recording, decide whether the following statements are true or false There were approximately 6.54 billion people on Earth as of July 2005.There would be a birthday celebration ever second.FT
7 Listen to the first part of the recording, decide whether the following statements are true or false A child’s party usually consists of soft drinks and sweet foods as savories.Adults’ parties are often held in restaurants with delicious dishes.TF
8 Answer these questions TASK 2Answer these questionsWhat do you do in your birthday party?Where does it usually take place?
9 ListeningYou are going to hear a short talk about what people do in a birthday party in Western culture.
10 Listen to the second part of the recording Listen to the second part of the recording. Give short answers to the following questionsWhat are birthday parties in the USA often accompanied by?They are accompanied by colorful decoration.What does the person whose birthday is celebrated do before blowing out the candles on the birthday cake? He/She makes a «birthday wish».
11 Post-ListeningWork in group. Plan a New Year party. The following are helpful to your preparation: invitations, foods and drinks, games.