Welcome to our class!. 北师大版高中英语模块一. 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 .
Unit 3 Lesson1
Chinese Seasonal Festivals
By 苏文荣 , Grade 1
Zhongshan Overseas Middle School
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.
The Lantern Festival falls
on the 15th
day of the 1st
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
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.
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
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.
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.
1.meet in the evening information you read from the texts.
2.watch the moon
3. A special occasion for
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
of the first
month of the
1. watch lanterns & guess
2.marks the end of the
Chinese New Year
burn down, celebrate, mark, light, decorate,include, boil, take part in
1. The room ________ by dozens of candles.
2. Tom _______ his room with some photos of
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 sentences.(see TB,P37)
best player broke his leg.
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.
8. The water must ________ to make sure
it is clean and safe to drink.
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.
sweet dumplings below.At This Festival I Ate (8) _________ That Were (9)______ and (10) ______ in Hot Water.
Homework below.SURWAY:Do you think too much money is spent at festival times? Why and why not?