1.Which holiday is it? 2.Who celebrate ( 庆祝 ) it? 3.When do they celebrate it? According to the pictures, now answer : Thinking: 4.Why do they celebrate it? 5.How do they celebrate it?
celebrate 庆祝 About Christmas, we can think of… Christmas Eve Christmas tree lights angel 天使 singdance decorate 装饰 star coloured ball stocking walking stick card greetings big dinner wishes present friend get together 聚会 candygift Father ChristmasSaint Claus Chimney 烟囱 money sled 雪橇 bow 蝴蝶结 bell cake headgear 头饰, 帽子 deer toy buy put up
1.Guess: What do people do before Christmas Eve? How do people celebrate Christmas? buy a tree and all kinds of beautiful Christmas decorations and decorate the tree put up the lights and balls and many other decorations on the whole tree put an angel or a star at the top of the tree buy Christmas cards and send best wishes to friends
Christmas Eve 2. What do they do on Christmas Eve? How do people celebrate Christmas? Tell the children a story about Father Christmas
Put stockings at the end of their beds hang their stockings by the fireplace Put up stockings for their pets go to sleep
Father Christmas a very kind-hearted man lands on top of each house all over the world
Climbs down the chimneys of the fireplaces fills the stockings with Christmas presents puts gifts under the trees or in the sitting rooms
Who is Father Christmas? Father Christmas is based on a real person in history. In Turkey, there once was a man named Saint Nicholas. He was a very shy person. He wanted to give money to the poor. But he did not want them to know that the money came from him. He didn’t know what to do. It is said that one day he climbed to the top of a house and dropped some money down a chimney. It went into a stocking that a little girl had hung by the fireplace to dry! Even through Father Christmas is no longer living, his spirit of generosity lives on today.
How do people celebrate Christmas? Christmas Day always begins before breakfast. Children 1 ______ ____ very early,and can’t wait to 2_____ the presents in their stockings and and the tree. They 3______ ____the other family members,4_______,”Merry Christmas!”After all the presents are opened, the family will usually 5_____ a delicious breakfast.They spend the day 6 _______with the new toys and 7_________ their relatives and friends.They 8______ each other with a hug and 9______, Merry Christmas!” wake up open have visiting greet calling 3. What do they do on Christmas day? wakeup playing say
How do people celebrate Christmas? 4. What do they do during Christmas season? During the Christmas season, friends get together and go from house to house singing Christmas songs. They do this for fun and to bring the spirit of Christmas to the people in each house. Why do they celebrate Christmas?
What timeWho Describe their actions( 行为 ) before Christmas Eve on Christmas Eve on Christmas Day during the Christmas seasons people 2.decorate the tree: put up the lights and ball,put an angel or a star at the top of the tree 1.buy a Christmas tree and all kinds of beautiful decorations children parents Father Christmas children the whole family friends Discuss in fours, and fill in the table 3.buy cards and send best wishes to friends
1.What did people in western countries do yesterday evening? 2.What do they usually do today? 3.What will they do at Christmas next year? Suppose you are Americans, do a survey in your group, then write in passages
Think time: What is your favourite festival in China? 1.Hiw did you celebrate it last year? 2.How do you usually celebrate it? 3.How will you celebrate it? useful words:the Spring Festival, go shopping, go outings, go back to my hometown, travel, visit my grandparents and friends, play with my friends, go to the cinema, go to the park, sing and dance, play football, rest at home without going to school, play computer games, surf the Internet, have many big dinners