Unit 5 Holiday
5.2 Learn to talk about autumn celebrations in different countries
– to take pictures of something
– to go out of town
– outdoor games
– in the open air
– to get ready for something
Don’t you know? Traditionally. You may say so!
1. Look and say what special days we have in autumn in Ukraine.
Knowledge Day Teacher’s Day
Day of the National Flag Harvest Day
E x a m p l e: We celebrate Knowledge Day in September.
2. Listen and repeat. Say what autumn celebration is your favourite.
– Do you like autumn celebration, Mark?
– Sure, I do. Harvest Day is my favourite.
– Same with me. There are so many beautiful flowers, sweets, biscuits and tasty vegetables everywhere.
/a:/ Mark, harvest
/v/ favourite, vegetables
3. Look and say how these things can be connected with celebrations.
A festive dinner fireworks a family get together
E x a m p l e: People can have turkey for a festive dinner in some countries.
4. Think and say:
– what autumn holidays you can celebrate in the open air;
– what you like to do on this day;
– what traditions symbolize any autumn holiday you know. Example: We may celebrate Harvest Day in the open air in a big square or in a field. Usually there are many interesting traditions on this holiday: flower exhibitions, fruit parades, holiday meals and shows. I like to take pictures of interesting flower compositions, unusually big vegetables and fruits.
5. Listen and role-play.
Taras: I say, Martha, you have so many beautiful greeting cards on the desk. Is it your birthday today? Martha: Oh, no. Today is the last Thursday of November and it is a very special day for all Americans.
Taras: Really? Do you celebrate anything on this day?
Martha: Exactly. It is a traditional American holiday – Thanksgiving Day. We give thanks to God for all good things in our life.
Taras: How interesting! But why are there pumpkins and turkeys on your greeting cards?
Martha: Don’t you know? Pumpkin pies and roast turkeys are holiday meals on Thanksgiving Day. There is one day a year when American families get together and eat a big dinner. Traditionally, people gather at a house of an elder relative. We gather at our granddad’s.
Taras: Is it your favourite holiday, I wonder?
Martha: You may say so. I like to meet all my relatives at a holiday dinner, to take pictures of them and to wish them Happy Turkey Day.
Taras: I also enjoy family get together. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you, Martha!
Martha: Thanks a lot!
– There is One day a year when all the family gather together.
– We give thanks to God for all good things in our life.
6. Let’s play a ‘grammar picture game’.
E x a m p l e: I give thanks to my for her tasty I give thanks to my granny for her tasty pies.
1. We give thanks to our _____for their love and kindness.
2. We give thanks to our ____ for our knowledge.
3. I give thanks to my ____for the .
4. I give thanks to my ____for the new
5. I give thanks to my _____for the _____ .
7. Make 5-6 sentences on the table.
Have our birthday.
Celebrate this holiday.
Have our PT lesson.
Go to the cinema.
Meet our relatives.
Have our sport competition.
E x a m p l e: There is one day a year when we have birthdays.
8. Talk with your friend about your favourite autumn holiday. Use:
On your Own. Take a greeting card of any autumn holiday and write 6-7 sentences about it.
E x a m p l e: Look at this greeting card. You can see a teacher and pupils in it. So it is Teacher’s Day. On this day we give thanks to our teachers for knowledge and help…
9. Read and say why the children like their holidays.
TO EACH HIS OWN
I love Labour Day. We celebrate it on the first Monday of September in Canada. The holiday symbolizes the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. On this day many Canadian families have the biggest picnic of the year. We usually go out of town and spend the whole day together. Children like to play outdoor games like football, volleyball or hide-and-seek.
But I like meals in the open air. I can eat food that I like and I don’t think about table manners. It’s fun! My dad says that in America people also celebrate such a holiday. Parents organize it for their children of school age. They say goodbye to their summer holidays and get ready for a new school year. Isn’t it interesting?
There is a special day in England, too. In November you can hear children say “Remember, remember, the 5th of November”. They are talking about Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night. This is my favourite autumn holiday and we celebrate it on the fifth of November.
On this day many English boys and girls carry funny figures of a man in an old coat and a hat, with a mask on the face. They make them out of straw and call the man “Guy Fawkes”. Our teacher told us that many years ago this man wanted to blow up the English parliament*. But the soldiers caught and arrested him. After that people lit many fires in the streets.
Since that time children go from door to door and say: “Give a penny for a guy”. They spend their money on fireworks. In the evening people make a bonfire in the main square of a town or a city. I also take part in this holiday. I like to sit near the bonfire with my friends and to watch the fireworks.
* parliament – парламент.
10. Read and choose the correct answer.
1. When do Canadians celebrate Labour Day?
A) in August; b) in September; c) in October.
2. What do the families have on this day?
A) the biggest picnic; b) the greatest fireworks; c) the bonfire.
3. What does this holiday symbolize for school children in Canada and America?
A) the beginning of a new holiday;
B) the beginning of a new school year;
C) the beginning of sport celebrations.
4. What holiday is special for Sarah?
A) Labour Day; b) Thanksgiving Day; c) Bonfire Night.
5. What do English children spend their money on?
A) sweets; b) fireworks; c) picnics.
6. What do English children carry on the 5th of November?
A) funny figures of a man;
B) figures of an old woman;
C) figures of wizards.
11. Act as Sarah or Jeremy and talk about your favourite holiday. Use:
To go out of town
In the open air
To get together
To get ready for a new school year
To carry funny figures
To go from door to door
To make a bonfire
To spend money on fireworks
To have fun
12. Talk about your favourite autumn holiday. Use:
My favourite autumn holiday. . We celebrate it on… . On this day… . Traditionally… . I like to… best. It’s fun to… . Besides… . My friends and I… .
13. Write about a Ukrainian autumn holiday. Use the plan:
1. Time. 4. Favourite activities.
2. Place. 5. Holiday meal.
Do it Yourself! Make a greeting card for any autumn holiday.