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Welcome to our class!


Unit 3 Lesson1

Chinese Seasonal Festivals

By 苏文荣 , Grade 1

Zhongshan Overseas Middle School

Teaching aims

  • 1.Enlarge students’ knowledge about Chinese traditional festivals, like Spring Festival and Mid-autumn Day .

  • 2.Cultivate students’ patriotism and family heart.

What’s your favorite season?





What festivals happen during each season?(please give one typical festival in each season)

  • 1. Winter:

  • 2. Spring:

  • 3. Summer:

  • 4. Autumn:

Spring Festival

The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back.

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival falls

on the 15th

day of the 1st

lunar month,

usually in February

or March in the Gregorian calendar.

This day's important activity is watching lanterns. "Guessing lantern riddles"is an essential part of the Festival.

People will eat yuanxiao, or rice dumplings, on this day, so it is also called the "Yuanxiao Festival

Qingming Festival

The Qingming (Pure Brightness) Festival is one of the 24 seasonal division points in China,

falling on April 4-6 each year. After the festival, the temperature will rise up and rainfall increases. It is the high time for spring plowing and sowing.

Dragon Boat Festival

There are many legends about the evolution of the festival, the most popular of which is in commemoration of Qu Yuan (340-278 BC).

The Dragon Boat Festival, the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, has a history of more than 2,000 years.

Zongzi is an essential food of the Dragon Boat Festival. It is said that people ate

them in the Spring and Autumn Period

The Mid-Autumn Festivals

Every year in September or October, it is celebrated by Chinese people all over the world.

The Mid-Autumn Festivals is a special occasion for family.It is also a day for special foods like moon cakes.

Listen to the tape, then do some T or F exercise.

1.The Mid-autumn Festival is celebrated by Chinese

people only in China.

2.Traditional moon cakes are usually made with fruit .

3.In the past, dragon boat races were organised only

by Chinese people.

4. The Dragon Boat Festival has a history of over

1000 years ago.

5.At present,lanterns are usually made with

light bulbs and batteries.

6.The Lantern Festival marks the beginning of the

Chinese New Year celebrations.







Read the text again and fill in the table with the information you read from the texts.

1.meet in the evening

2.watch the moon

3. A special occasion for


September or


moon cakes

1.have dragon boat races

2.mark the beginning of

the hottest season of the


3. remember Qu Yuan

The fifth day

of the fifth

month of the

lunar calendar


The fifteenth

of the first

month of the

lunar calendar

1. watch lanterns & guess

lantern riddles

2.marks the end of the

Chinese New Year




Vocabulary: choose the words below and complete the sentences.(see TB,P37)

burn down, celebrate, mark, light, decorate,include, boil, take part in

1. The room ________ by dozens of candles.

is lit

has decorated

2. Tom _______ his room with some photos of

sports stars


3. A firework display was organised to _____

the Queen’s birthday.


4. The party is for students to ________ their

graduation with family and friends.

5. I _________ in the soccer team when the

best player broke his leg.

was included

was burnt down

6.The school ________ by a mad man. Only

two classrooms still stand.

take part in

7. Would you like to ________ the race

tomorrow? You have to run 10 km.

be boiled

8. The water must ________ to make sure

it is clean and safe to drink.

Complete the passage with the correct forms of the words below.

moon cake, lantern, bean paste, candles, sweet dumplings, shape, sticky rice, boil serve,decorate

I spent a year in China when I was a student and I loved all the Chinese celebrations. In autumn I ate (1)______ filled with (2)_______ at the Mid-Autumn Festival. Then in summer it was the Dragon Boat Festival and I ate (3) ______ in fresh bamboo leaves. Then in winter there was the Lantern Festival. There were (4)________ in all different (5)______ and sizes and some were (6) ______ with pictures of birds and flowers. Some were lit by (7) _______ but most were lit with light bulbs.

moon cakes

bean paste

sticky rice





sweet dumplings

At This Festival I Ate (8) _________ That Were (9)______ and (10) ______ in Hot Water.



  • Retell the story according the information given below.幻灯片 16


SURWAY:Do you think too much money is spent at festival times? Why and why not?

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