Festivals around the world. Reading . Mid-Autumn Festival. National Day. Spring Festival. We need festivals/ celebrations. To memorize some victories . To celebrate harvests . Why?. To relax themselves. To celebrate the end of a year or the new year . To ….
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around the world
To memorize some victories
To celebrate harvests
To relax themselves
To celebrate the end of a year or the new year
To honor some famous but dead people
If you prefer it hot, Finland is the place for you to compete in the Sauna Bathing Championships. Every 30 seconds the heat is turned up, but the contestants must keep their naked bums firmly on the wooden seat, while remaining seated in an upright position. The last person left in the sauna is the winner.
Every August thousands of Spaniards take part in the La Tomatina Festival in Bunol. Truckloads of tomatoes are pulled in each year and dumped in the city centre. The people throw tomatoes at each other for the whole day, but the only rule is that the tomato must be flattened in the hand first, before being thrown. Even elderly grandmothers have been known to take part.
The La TomatinaFestival
What festivals or celebrations do you have in your city or town? What part of a festival do you like best– the activities, the music, the sights, the food or the people who visit?
The forth China Hangzhou Chaoshan Mountain Plum Blossom Festival
Conversations on festivals
What is your favorite festival?
My favorite festival is…
When and where does it take place?
It takes place…
What does it celebrate?
It celebrates …
What do people do on that day?
What part of the festival do you like best?
The annual Xihu Music Festival was kicked off at Hangzhou's Taiziwan Park this weekend, boasting of an array of musical bands and stars from home and aboard.
Visitors enjoy a walk in the Xixi National Wetland Park where an annual flower festival opened yesterday and will run through May 15. Flowers in 550 varieties, 100 more than last year, are placed along a scenic causeway in the park. During the festival, weddings and performances by artists from many countries will entertain visitors.
Skimming for the main idea
The passage briefly __________ the ancient kinds
of ___________ with their reasons and then
__________ different kinds of festivals that
Scanning for key information
Today’s festivals have many origins, some religious, some seasonal, and some for special people or events.
Festivals ofthe Dead
Day of the
(China and Japan)
(European and other countries)
Festivals of the Dead
Light … and play …
Go to clean …and light …in memory of …
Eat …in the shape of …and cakes with …on them.
What things are similar?
What things are different?
Dress up…ask for…
Play a trick on…
Treat or trick
Festivals to Honor People
First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.
…honor …/ … is in …of …
…memorize…/ …is in memory of …
Though the road of searching for truth is endless and hard, I will never give up.
You will not conquer the Pacific if you don’t have enough courage.
Cherry flowers are said to be the flower of the country.
The Day of the Dead
The Dragon Boat Festival
What do they have in common?
The Spring Festival
The Columbus Day
Cherry Blossom Festival
Mohandas Gandhi Day
What do they have in common?
Why are these things important to people all over the world?
主语 系动词 表语 to do
to be found?
get along with
quarreled with the boss
On that day
we became a high school student
no one can save us except ourselves.
is famous for its beautiful landscape.
there are many cows and sheep.
belong to Bob/ you are looking for.
the ones 做宾语，关系代词可以省略！
you can well trust.
代 词 辨 析
was a thief
sleeping comfortably in the bed