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F estivals and their Traditions in Great Britain. * to develop speaking, reading, writing, listening skills; * to expand knowledge of traditions and customs of Great Britain; * to develop communicative skills; * to cultivate respect to other peoples' customs and traditions;

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    1. Festivals and their Traditions in Great Britain

    2. * to develop speaking, reading, writing, listening skills; * to expand knowledge of traditions and customs of Great Britain; * to develop communicative skills; * to cultivate respect to other peoples' customs and traditions; * to make a self-assessment; * to develop interest to English. Aims of the lesson:

    3. So many countries, so many customs. When in Rome do as the Romans do. English proverbs

    4. to have picniks on Sundays custom national holidays Tradition holidays to have birthday parties rules British Traditions family traditions What things come to your mind when you think of traditions and celebrations?

    5. Matchtheholidayswiththesymbols: Witches hat Bells Flowers , toys and hearts Santa Claus Rabbits ang eggs Mistletoe Bonfire Christmas Guy Fawkes Night NewYear’sDay St. Valentine’s Day Easter Halloween

    6. Halloween On the 31st of October there is Halowe’en. Children dress up as ghosts, witches or devils. Then they visit their neighbours’ houses and ask, “Treat or Trick” If people give them a treat — some sweets, nuts or cakes — children say "thank you" and go away. But if they don't, ghosts play a trick on them. The symbol of this holiday is "Jack o'lantern". People make it from a pumpkin.

    7. * November 5 is one of the most popular festivals in Great Britain. • This day in Britain people light fireworks and burn a guy on a bonfire. • During the day children put the guy in the cart and ask the passersby to spare a “penny for a guy”.

    8. Guy Fawke’s Night • The traditional food is toffee.. • This is in memory of the time when Guy Fawkes tried to destroy Parliament in London in 1605. • The historical meaning of the occasion is no longer important toffee

    9. Christmas trees were a German tradition brought to Britain in 1841 when Prince Albert had a Christmas tree put up for his wife, Queen Victoria, in Windsor Castle. Now most people in Britain have a decorated Christmas tree in their houses at Christmas . CHRISTMAS

    10. Children believe that Father Christmas, also known as Santa Claus, brings them presents. On Christmas Eve, 24th December, children hang stockings at the end of their beds or at the fireplace.

    11. Then while they are asleep, Father Christmas comes and puts presents in their stockings. Traditionally, he comes down the chimney.

    12. And what Christmas without Christmas dinner. . Turkey, goose, Christmas pudding, nuts and oranges, ham and mashed potatoes… Every year the traditional Christmas dishes appear on the dinner table of Britain. Of course, there’s a lot of sweets and desserts

    13. New Year In Britain the New Year is not as widely celebrated as Christmas. Some people ignore it completely and go to bed at usual time. Others, however, celebrate it in one way or another. The most common type of celebration is a New Year party

    14. St. Valentine’s Day On the 14th of February there is St. Valentine’s Day. People send Valentine’s cards to someone they love. Usually they don’t sign them ----you must guess who sent cards to you.

    15. Easter In April or at the end of March English people celebrate EasterDay. On Easter Sunday children get chocolate eggs and rabbits At Easter people usually exchange dyed eggs. People dye eggs and present their relatives and friends with them.

    16. Reading . But there are some things that you haven’t heard about. Let’s start to read the text to get to know about some of them. Intensive reading. Did you understand this text? Let’s discuss!

    17. Vocabulary work:

    18. I Variant Complete the sentences: • 1. Britain is full of __________. • 2. There are numerous ___________in Britain, some are ________, others are __________. • 3. And on the Queen’s official birthday, there is a traditional ceremony called the _______________. • 4. The ________happens every day at Buckingham Palace • 5. ______________a very special royal tradition.

    19. Tick true or false statesments. 2 Variant

    20. What sentences correspond to this picture? Queen Elizabeth II

    21. What sentences correspond to these pictures? Trooping the Colour

    22. What sentences correspond to this picture? Horse Guard’s Parade

    23. What sentences correspond to these pictures? Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace

    24. Swan Upping What sentences correspond to these pictures?

    25. . • It’s time to revise lexical and grammar structures . • Your task is adding questions tags to these sentences. • 1. There are a lot of holidays in the world, …? • 2. We celebrate New Year in summer, …? • 3. We celebrate Easter in spring, …? • 4. May Day is not a winter holiday, …? • 5. People like holidays, …? • 6. Christmas is a winter holiday, …? • 7. Halloween is not a traditional Russian holiday, …? • 8. Every Englishman doesn’t like to miss his afternoon tea, …? • 9. People like to celebrate Christmas, New Year and Easter, …? 1) aren’t there 2) don’t we 3) don’t we 4) is it 5) don’t they 6) isn’t it 7) is it 8) does he 9) don’t they

    26. Reflection What was the topic of today`s lesson? Was it interesting for you? What episode did you like best of all? What new knowledge have you got today? Did you like the whole lesson? In what situations can you use this material?

    27. How much do you know about British Festivals? At Easter people: a) eat cross buns; b) light bonfires; c) make pancakes. Children dress up as witches: a) at Easter; b) on Guy Fawkes' Night; c) at Halloween. British children receive their Christmas presents on: a) 24th December; b) 25th December; c) 26th December. What did Guy Fawkes want to do? - to eat a Christmas pudding - to burn Buckingham Palace - to blow up the Houses of Parliament

    28. When is Halloween celebrated? What do kids say to people on Halloween? Which of these festivals is the most romantic? Which of the holidays is celebrated with bonfires?

    29. Guess the word!

    30. Summary of the lesson. Thank you for you excellent work. Everybody has worked well. You were active. Open your dairies and put your marks down there.