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Title: The Birth of A Festival


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The Birth of A Festival
  • Unit 14 SEFC

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Do you think Kwanzaa is a big well-known holiday?
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Read as quickly as you can and find out the
answers to the following questions.
  • Who celebrates Kwanzaa?
  • How many principles does the festival have?
  • When is Kwanzaa celebrated?
  • Do you think Kwanzaa is a big important holiday?

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Match each word with its meaning
  • noun a strong belief
  • noun a country
  • noun members of your family who lived a long
    time ago
  • noun what you hope to get by doing something
  • noun wanting to do something very much even
    though it is very difficult
  • nation
  • ancestors
  • determination
  • faith
  • purpose

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Read the text again while listening to the tape.
Please underline what you think is important.
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Tell me if these sentences are true or false
  • Kwanzaa is a very young festival which was
    started in 1976.
  • F 1966
  • People created Kwanzaa to celebrate African
    culture.
  • F African-American
  • People celebrate Kwanzaa by lighting a candle and
    enjoying a large meal each day.
  • F On the last day of Kwanzaa, family and
    friends gather to enjoy a large meal and to
    celebrate the New Year.

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What is Kwanzaa?
  • Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival celebrating the
    culture and history of African-Americans.
  • _______ is a festival celebrating _______.

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What is the Chinese National Day?
  • _______ is a festival celebrating _______.
  • The Chinese National Day is a festival
    celebrating the establishment of China as a
    country.

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What is Spring Festival?
  • _______ is a festival celebrating _______.
  • Spring Festival is a festival celebrating the
    Chinese New Year.

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Why did people create Kwanzaa?
  • People created Kwanzaa so that African-Americans
    would be able to celebrate their history and
    culture.
  • People created ________ so that ___________.

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Why did people create Mothers Day?
  • People created ________ so that ___________.
  • People created Mothers Day so that they have a
    special day to give thanks to mothers.

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  • People created ________ so that ___________.

Why did people create Earth Day?
  • People created Earth Day so that people can learn
    more and care more about the earth.

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Why did they choose the word Kwanzaa?
  • They chose the word because there are many
    festivals in Africa called first-fruit
    festivals. Kwanzaa is the word for first-fruit
    in Swahili.
  • They chose the word because ________.

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Why did our ancestors choose the word Mid-autumn?
  • They chose the word because _______.
  • They chose the word because it is the day in the
    middle of autumn.

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What are the 7 principles of Kwanzaa?
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How do people celebrate Kwanzaa?
  • People celebrate it by lighting a candle each day
    and discussing one of the seven principles of
    Kwanzaa.
  • On the last day, family and friends gather to
    enjoy a large meal and celebrate the new year.
  • People celebrate it by (doing)
    .

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In what way do we keep our culture alive
according to the writers opinion?
  • Each time we celebrate a festival, it changes a
    little, and in that way we keep our culture alive.

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Summary of the text
_______ is a festival celebrating
____________. People created ________ so that
___________. They chose the word _____ because
________. There are 7 principles. They are
___________. People celebrate it from ________ to
________. People celebrate it by
____________________.
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Your favorite festival
  • What is your favorite festival?
  • When do you celebrate it?
  • How do you celebrate the festival?
  • Why do you choose the festival as your favorite?

My favorite festival is ______. It is a festival
celebrating _____________. We celebrate it (from
_____ to _____.) We celebrate it by __________.
I chose the festival as my favorite because
______.
doing
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Whats the meaning of celebrating festivals?
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All the festivals help us understand who we are,
remember where we come from, and share our hopes
for a happy future.
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Homework
  • Read the text by following the tape.
  • Write an article of your favorite festival
    imitating the structure of the text.
  • Learn more about festivals. Get to know their
    principles. 

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Learn more about festivals
_at_
  • http//language.chinadaily.com.cn/festival.shtml
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