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Unit7 Thanksgiving Day. By 叶素英. How many holidays do you know in western countries?. New Year’s Day January 1 St. valentine’s Day February 14 April Fool’s Day April 1 Mother’s Day The second Sunday in May

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how many holidays do you know in western countries
How many holidays do you know in western countries?
  • New Year’s Day January 1
  • St. valentine’s Day February 14
  • April Fool’s Day April 1
  • Mother’s Day The second Sunday in May
  • Father’s Day The third Sunday in June
  • Halloween October 31
  • Thanksgiving Day the 4th Thursday in November
  • Christmas December 25
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Background
  • 感恩节是美国仅次于圣诞节的重要节日,可追溯到英国在北美建立殖民地之初。
  • 1620年12月一批清教徒乘“五月花”号船到达新英格兰的普利茅斯,建立了英国人在北美的第二个殖民点。
  • 1621年这些英国殖民者在当地印地安人帮助下经过努力奋斗取得了丰收,为感谢上帝,他们举行了庆祝活动。
  • 以后这一习俗逐渐扩展到全美国,并把庆祝活动固定在每年11月的第四个星期四。这一天,一家人聚集在一起,享受烤火鸡和南瓜饼等美食,并常有舞会等余兴节目。
fast reading complete the following tablet
Fast reading Complete the following tablet

A group of Englishmen arrived there and settled down.

Plymouth, America

That day was set aside for celebration/ harvest.

He declared November 26, 1789

to be Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 1789

He decided that the last Thursday in November be Thanksgiving Day.

language points
Language points

1. No other holiday that is today widely celebrated in North America has such a long and curious history as Thanksgiving.

that is today widely celebrated in North America是一个定语从句,修饰holiday.

句子主干No other holiday has such a long and curious history as Thanksgiving.

在定语从句中,先行词之前如有最高级,序数词或all,any,no,very,only等此修饰时,其后的定语从句只能用that引导,而不用which.

e.g. This is the most exciting film ____I have ever seen.

e.g Mother was the only person ____took care of me when I was ill.

that

that

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Language points

1.No other holiday that is today widely celebrated in North America has such a long and curious history as Thanksgiving.

such a……/ such that……如此……

e.g. The Neighbor was such a strange person that all the kids were afraid of him.

2. a group of /a number of + C.N.

a great deal of/ a large amount of + U.N.

a lot of/lots of/plenty of +U.N/C.N

3. settle down

arrive in

定居

到达

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Language points

4. the rest 剩下的

5.along with(= together with)

e.g. Father, mother, along with my sister will come to see me this Sunday.和……一起

e.g. Along with the development of modern society, English becomes more and more important.随着……

6. thank sb. for sth. 为(做)某事而感谢某人

e.g.Thank you for your inviting. 谢谢你的邀请

谢谢你的到来

e.g Thank you for your coming.

谢谢你的礼物

e.g.Thank you for your present.

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Language points

7. set aside( =set apart)选定,留出,选出

e.g. After the good harvest, the peasants set aside the best for seeds.

8. be devoted to sth.( doing sth.)致力于……,献身于……

e.g. Dianna was devoted to helping the poor in her life time.

黛安娜曾致力于扶贫工作。

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Language points

9. It was Abraham Lincoln who decided that the last Thursday in November be Thanksgiving Day.

强调句:It + be+要强调部分+who(强调人)/ that(强调其它)

Practice: A group of Englishmen arrived in Plymouth

in December 1620.(分别写出强调主语,时间,地点的句子)

强调主语It was a group of Englishmen who arrived in Plymouth in December 1620.

强调时间It was in December 1620 that a group of Englishmen arrived in Plymouth.

强调地点It was in Plymouth that A group of Englishmen arrived in December 1620.

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Language points

1. such a……/ such that……如此……

2. a group of /a number of +C.N.

a great deal of/ a large amount of + U.N.

a lot of/lots of/plenty of +C.N/U.N

3. settle down 定居

arrive in 到达

4. the rest 剩下的

5.along with(= together with) 和……一起,随着……

6. thank sb. for sth.为(做)某事而感谢某人

7. set aside( =set apart)选定,留出,选出

8. be devoted to sth.( doing sth.)致力于……,献身于……

9.强调句:It + be+要强调部分+who(强调人)/ that(强调其它)

introducing some thanksgiving food
Introducing some Thanksgiving food

Traditional Thanksgiving meal

Stuffed Turkey 烤火鸡

Sweet Potatoes 甜土豆

Pumpkin Pie 南瓜馅饼

Other common Thanksgiving food

Mashed Potato and Gravy烤洋芋泥 ,浓稠淋汁

Cranberry Sauce, Biscuits小紅莓調味醬,饼干

Wine, Corn Bread and Squash 酒,玉米面包,南瓜

homework
HOMEWORK
  • 1. Read the text after class
  • 2. Finish the exercises on w.b.
  • ( page.44 A- B-C page46-47 E-G)
  • 3. Retell this text by your own words.