Цели: обобщение изученного материала по теме «Новый год»; активизация лексического материала по теме «Праздники, традиции»; тренировка навыков чтения и аудирования.
Оборудование: карточки с текстами «Merry Christmas», аудиокассета с записью песни «I wish I were a Snowman», 3 набора предложений (стихотворение, разрезанное по строчкам); задание на карточках для конкурса 1.
Teacher: Good morning, boys and girls! I am glad to see you.
And clap your hands!
Don't say: "No!"
And, please, say: "Yes!"
- Today we shall find out how people celebrate the New Year in different countries. I want you to divide into three teams and then we shall start our work.
(Учащиеся делятся на три команды для участия в конкурсах.)
There will be three teams today. And two pupils or judges will help me to check up your answers. Let's start our competition with the song "Jingle, Bells". Will you stand up and sing the song all together?
(Учитель предлагает учащимся исполнить песню в начале мероприятия)
-Read the short texts how people celebrate the New Year in different countries and choose the correct version.
Choose the correct version:
In this city a lot of people gather in Times Square and watch the "Big Apple" fall. The "Big Apple" isn't a real apple. It's a moving picture of an apple on a side Madrid of one of the big buildings in Times Square. Every New Year's Eve during the last few seconds before midnight, it starts to "fall" down the building, and when it gets to the bottom it's the start of the new year. (Madrid, New York, Moscow)
In this country housewives start to cook special food for the New Year's Day and the members of the families do a big cleaning up. The idea is to get rid of the the past year dirt, and welcome the new. On the television or on the radio you can hear 108 bells. The 10811 bell rings just a second before the midnight. The people say: "Happy New Year!" People eat the special food and drink rice wine during the meal. (Japan, Italy, Canada)
People call the New Year's Eve "Hogmanay". They visit their friends' houses just after midnight on the New Year's night. The first person who comes to your house brings you luck. At midnight when the clock begins to strike twelve, the head of the family goes to the entrance door, opens it wide and holds it until the last stroke. Then he shuts the door. He has let the old year out and let the New Year in. (The USA, Scotland, India)
This country is sometimes called "the upside down world". It lies in the Southern Hemisphere. During the Christmas holidays people often sunbathe on the beach or swim and surf in the ocean. On the 31 st of December many people go to the country for the picnic. In January the temperature ranges from 20 to 30 'C above zero or higher. (Egypt, Ireland, Australia)
In this country it can be dangerous to have a walk at night at the end of December. People usually throw the old things from the house through the window: broken cups and plates, old clothes and boots and sometimes different pieces of furniture. At the New Year's Eve the magician Befaniya comes to the houses through the chimney and put the presents for the children in their stockings or shoes. (France, Italy, Germany)
Keys: I — New York; 2 — Japan; 3 — Scotland; 4 — Australia 5 — Italy.
Complete the text with the missed words:
Eve, boat, Bible, parade, gold, friends', their, lighted, any, first, sack, are, sing, parents, good, presents, brings.
In Mexico, during the nine days before Christmas people visit their (1) ... houses in the evenings, carrying (2) ... candles. They (3) ... carols and knock at the door. At (4) ... they are not let in. This is one of the customs of the posada! Then they explain they are Mary and Joseph, (5) ... of the Christchild. They (6) ... welcomed warmly.
In many European countries children receive (7) ... from St. Nicolas on the 61h of December. In the Netherlands he arrives in Amsterdam by (8) ..., with his servant Black Peter, who carries a (9) ... to take away (10) ... children who have been naughty. He brings presents for the (11) ... children. In many ports of Spain AND South America it isn't father Christmas or St. Nicolas who (12) ... the presents, but the Three Kings or Three Wise men. They do it on the (13) ... of the 611 of January. In Madrid there is a (14) ... in the streets of the Three Kings riding their camels. This commemorates the visit of Melchior, Caspar and Balthuzar to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem, with (15) ... gifts of (16) ... and frankincense as described in the (17) ... .
— Make up new words using the letters of the word "Congratulations".
Учитель привлекает внимание детей к слову "Congratulations", заранее заисанному на доске. Учащиеся составляют новые слова, используя буквы данного слова. На выполнение задания отводится 3 минуты.
— Now you will listen to the song and write down the missing words on the cards. You will listen to the song twice. Be careful, please.
Команды получают карточки со словами песни, в которой пропущены некоторые слова. Задание для учащихся: прослушать аудиозапись и записать недостающие слова. После проверки данного задания учитель предлагает ученикам исполнить песню "I Wish I Were a Snowman" хором.
I wish I were ... ,
So tall and ... and white.
I'd never have to clean my ...
Or go to bed at ... .
But ... Mister Snowman
Wishes he were me,
For I'll be here when ... comes,
But where will the Snowman ... ?
I wish I were a Snowman,
So tall and big and white.
I'd never have to clean my teeth,
Or go to bed at night.
But maybe Mister Snowman
Wishes he were me,
For I'll be here when summer comes,
But where will the Snowman be?
— It's time for the last task now. I want you to put the words in their logical order and read the poem.
Каждая команда получает набор предложений для составления стихотворения. После того как стихотворение будет составлено, его необходимо выразительно прочитать.
Every little girl would like to be
The fairy on the Christmas tree.
Up above the party, dressed in white,
Shining in the candle light.
Every little boy has lots of fun
With his trumpet and his gun.
Every little girl, you understand,
Is really the queen of the fairy land.
There is little secret she must keep
That she can fly when she's asleep.
That'll do for today. You were active today. Now we shall decide who is the winner of our competition.
Учитель подводит итоги новогоднего марафона и поздравляет победителей.
Good morning, when it's morning,
Good night, when it's night,
And when it's time to go away
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye.
Good-bye, my dear friends!