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Title: Festivals


1
WELCOME
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Unit 1
Festivals around the world
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Guessing
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This Festival celebrate the birth of Jesus. In
western countries, around the festival, people
will stop working and have a week off. People
will decorate their house with some trees and
other decorations. Family members may get
together to have a big dinner. Children can get
gifts in stockings on that day and friends may
sent cards to each other.
Christmas
December 25th
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It is an American Festival. It was first
celebrated to thank for a good harvest. Nowadays,
on this festival, family members will get
together to have a meal and give thanks together
for the good things they have . Turkey and corn
are usually symbols of this festival.
Thanksgiving Day
The fourth Thursday in November
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It was first celebrated in honour of the dead.
Now it becomes a festival of children. On this
festival, children will dress up and play trick
or treat.
Halloween
The night of Oct.31st
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It celebrates Jesus coming back to life. On this
festival, people often go to church to sing songs
and hear about Jesus. Lilies, rabbits and colored
eggs are the symbol of the festival.
A Sunday in March or April between March
21st and April 25th
Easter
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It is a western festival for lovers.
Valentines Day
February 14th
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It is acceptable to play tricks on your friends
on this day.
April Fools Day
April 1st
10
It is a day you should say thanks to your mother.
Mothers Day
The second Sunday in May
Fathers Day
The third Sunday in June
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Foreign festivals
Mothers Day
Thanksgiving Day
Fathers Day
foreign festivals
Christmas Day
April Fools Day
Valentines Day
Halloween
Easter
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Brainstorm
What kinds of Chinese festivals or holiday do you
know?
The Dragon Boat Day
Double-ninth Day
Tomb Sweeping Day
Lantern Festival
Teachers Day
Chinese festivals or holiday
The Spring Festival
Army Day
National Day
Mid-Autumn Festival
Childrens Day
New Years Day
International Labor Day
Womens Day
Tree-Planting Day
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Discussion
what is your favorite festival? What does it
celebrate? What do people do at that time? Why do
you like it best?
My favorite festival is __________. It takes
place on__________. It celebrates___________.
People often __________________.
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Spring Festival

To celebrate the coming of the spring
  • dress in new clothes/ dress up (????)
  • lucky money in red paper(???)
  • set off firecrackers(???) and fire workers
  • Lion/Dragon dances
  • a get-together feast (???)
  • pay visits to relatives

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Read Para 1 and answer the following
question. what kind of origins do todays
festivals have?
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scanning
How many types of festivals are mentioned in the
passage?
1. Festivals of the Dead 2. Festivals to Honor
the People 3. Harvest Festivals 4. Spring
Festivals
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Read the last paragraph and answer the following
question.
Why are festivals important to people?
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EX1 Fill in the following chart according to the
passage
kinds of fstivals names of fstivals countries
Festivals of dead
Festivals to Honour People
Harvest Festivals
Spring Festivals
Obon
Japan
Day of the Dead
Mexico
Halloween
Western countries
Dragon Boat Festival Columbus Day Mahatma Gandhi
Day
China USA India
Thanksgiving Festival Mid-Autumn festival
USA
China
Spring festival Carnival Easter Cherry Blossom
Festival
China Western countries Japan
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1?What's the purpose of this kind of
festivals? 2?How do peopole celebrate the
festivals?
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Type 1
  • Festivals of the dead

Purpose
to honour the dead to satisfy the ancestors.
22
Obon ????
clean the graves and light incense in memory of
their ancestors.
Light lamps and play music to lead the ancestors
back to earth.
23
The Day of the Dead ???
Food in shape of skull and cakes with "bone" on
them
Offer food, flowers and gifts to the dead
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Halloween ???
old beliefs the return of the spirits of dead
people
dress up and ask for sweets play a trick on
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Type 2
Festivals to Honour People
Purpose be held to honour famous people
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Dragon Boat Festival China
Columbus Day USA
National Festival India
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Type 3
  • Harvest Festivals

Purpose People are grateful for the harvest /
for the end of the agricultural work / award for
farm produce
Harvest Fstivals
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Thanksgiving Day
decorate churches and town hall.
rooster/cock
get together to have meals.
29
Mid-Autumn festival
people admire the moon and enjoy the mooncake
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Type 4
  • Spring Festivals

purpose the most energetic and important
festivals / look forward to the end of winter/
to the coming of spring
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the spring Festival ??
people eat dumplings, meat, fish dragon
dances/carnivals children may get lucky
money families celebration the lunar New Year
together.
32
Carnivals and Easter
dancing day and night colourful clothing
religious and social festival for
Christians return of Jesus
33
Cherry Blossom Festival
is covered with cherry tree flowers / looks as
though it might be the sea of pink snow.
34
Discussing
Many pepole today would like to celebrate
foreigh festivals rather than Chinese traditional
festivals.what's your opinion about this
situation?
For example Valentines Day Vs. Qiqiao
Festival The Spring
Festival Vs. Christmas which one do you
prefer? why?
35
Home Work
Work in groups and create your own festival and
then report it to the class.
Name of the festivals Date Meaning Why it is
celebrated How it is celebrated
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Examples ?
  • 1.Peace Day no fighting or conflicts are
    allowed. People learn and talk about peace.
  • 2.Happiness Day People must only do things that
    will make others happy.
  • People Learn about happiness.
  • 3.Friendship Day No arguments or fights are
    allowed. People learn about friendship.
  • 4.Nature Day No pollution or destruction of
    nature is allowed. People learn and talk about
    nature.

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Retelling
  • Retell the text by filling the following blanks
  • There are all kinds of festivals and
    ___________ around the world ,which are held for
    different reasons . The were mainly held at
    three times a year---the end of the cold
    winter, planting in spring and harvest in autumn
    .Some festivals are held to _______ the dead or
    _______ the ancestors in case they might
    __________ ,while other festivals are held to
    honor famous people or the gods such as
    _____________________and Columbus Day.

celebrations
satisfy
honor
do harm
Dragon Boat Festival
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Harvest and Thanksgiving festivals are
happy events because the food is _________ for
the winter and because a season of
____________ work is over ,to which Mid autumn
festival belongs .And the most energetic and
important festivals are the ones that look
forward to the end of winter and to the _______
to spring such as the _______ New Year ,at which
people have a very good day .
gathered
agricultural
coming
lunar
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