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Title: Unit1 Festivals around the world


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Unit1 Festivals around the world
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Could you tell me
  • 1. How did you spend your winter holidays?
  • 2. How did you feel?

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firecracker
red packet
food
work
date
visit
fruit
new clothes
SPRING FESTIVAL
dumpling
singing
fun
dancing
memory
watching TV
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Can you list some other festivals?
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National Day
New Years Day
Spring Festival
Army Day
Fathers Day
May Day
Mid-Autumn Festival
Christmas
FESTIVAL
Childrens Day
Teachers Day
Dragon Boat Festival
Mothers Day
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What do festivals mean?
  • Festivals are meant to celebrate important
    events or to honour people at a particular time.

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To get more knowledge about festivals, lets read
!
Festivals and Celebrations
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Festivals of the Dead
9
Skim the reading passage and then fill in the
following chart.(Page3)
Kinds of Festivals Names of Festivals Countries
Festivals of the Dead
Obon Japan
Day of the dead Mexico
Some western countries
Halloween
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Obaon (????). It is from Japan.
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Day of the Dead(???). Its Mexican festival.
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Halloween. It comes from western countries.
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Skim the reading passage and then fill in the
following chart.(Page3)
Kinds of Festivals Names of Festivals Countries
Festivals to honour People
Dragon boat festival China
Columbus Day USA
Festival to honour Gandi
India
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Use the information from the reading passage to
answer the following questions.(page3)
  • 2. What makes harvest festivals happy events?
  • People are grateful because their food is
    gathered for the winter and the agricultural work
    is over.

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Use the information from the reading passage to
answer the following questions.(page3)
  • 4. What is one important reason to have festivals
    and celebrations?
  • It is important to have festivals and
    celebrations so we can enjoy life /be proud of
    our customs/forget our work for a little while.

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Try to translate the following sentence
  • (Line 6) Todays festivals have many origins,
    some religious, some seasonal, and some for
    special people or events.
  • ??????????, ???????, ???????, ?????????????

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Try to translate the following sentence
  • (Line 10) Some festivals are held to honour the
    dead or to satisfy the ancestors, who might
    return either to help or to do harm.
  • do harm to sb. harm sb. ????
  • (Translation) ?????????????
  • This event didnt harm his reputation.

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Try to translate the following sentence
  • (Line 17) It is now a children's festival, when
    they can dress up and go to their neighbours
    homes to ask for sweets.

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Try to translate the following sentence
  • (Line 25) India has a national festival on
    October 2 to honour Mohandas Gandhi, the leader
    who helped gain Indias independence from Britain.

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Try to translate the following sentence
  • (Line 44) The country, covered with cherry tree
    flowers, looks as though it is covered with pink
    snow.

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Try to translate the following sentence
  • ????,??????????
  • I dress the kids before I go to work.
  • dress sb.

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Try to translate the following sentence
  • ????????????
  • Millions of people starved to death during the
    war.
  • The homeless children were starved for love.
  • be starve for sth --???????

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Discovering useful words and expressions.(page4)
n. adj.
religion religious
danger dangerous
humour humourous
courage courageous
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Discovering useful words and expressions. .(page4)
n. adj.
culture cultural
nation national
season seasonal
origin original
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Discovering useful words and expressions. .(page4)
v. n.
produce production
educate education
celebrate celebration
predict prediction
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Discovering useful structures (page 5)
  1. Most ancient festivals would celebrate the end of
    cold weather
  2. Sometimes celebrations would be held after
    hunters had caught animals.
  3. At that time people would starve if food was
    difficult to find
  4. or to satisfy the ancestors, who might return
    either to help or to do harm.

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Discovering useful structures (page 5)
  • 5. For the Japanese festival Obon, people should
    go to clean graves
  • 6. It is now a childrens festival, when they can
    dress up and go
  • 7. the children might play a trick on them.
  • 8. Festivals can also be held to honour famous
    people.
  • 9. Harvest and Thanksgiving festivals can be very
    happy events.

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Discovering useful structures (page 5)
  • Ability ??
  • Advice??
  • Guessing??,??
  • Past habit ????
  • Necessity ??
  • Permission -- ??
  • Possibility ???
  • Prediction ??
  • Promise ??
  • Request ??
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