Unit 6 HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS
1. Listen and read the text given below.
MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAYS
HI! My name’s Nick. I want to tell you how I usually celebrate my two favourite holidays.
You know that on January 1 we celebrate New Year’s Day. And on January 7 all Ukrainian people have Christmas.
January, which derives its name from Janus, the Roman God of beginnings, endings, openings and closings, symbolizes leaving old for the new. No wonder that people celebrate New Year’s Day on January 1. The type of its celebration vanes very much according to the local customs, family traditions and personal taste.
I like New Year because I always have a nice big New Year Tree in the living room. My father and I decorate it with different toys, flags, balls and many bright lights. On that day we have a party at school We sing songs, recite poems and dance around the New Year Tree.
2. Agree or disagree. Use Right; I agree entirety or Not re>
Model I’m afraid you are wrong Ukrainian people have Christmas on January 7. 1. Ukrainian people have Christmas on January 25. 2. January derives its name from Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, endings, openings and closings. 3. New Year’s celebration doesn’t vary according to the local customs and traditions. 4. Christmas celebration vanes according to the personal taste. 5. We celebrate New Year’s Day on December 31.6. I like New Year because I decorate my kitchen with flags, toys and lights. 7. At the New Year s party at school you play games and dance
3. Look at the pictures and say how Nick celebrates New Year’s Day.
4. Say what you and your friends usually wear for New Year’s party.
5. Read and learn New Year’s greeting.
I wish you joy, much fun and he>
Success, prosperity and we>
May you be happy every day,
And may your people be O. K.
May all your life be filled with flowers,
Sincere friends and golden hours.
May you meet many smiling faces
At home and also in the public places.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
6. Write and then tell about New Year and how you celebrate it.