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Кибизов Алан Юрьевич

Lesson Plan

Subject: Poetry and festivals as part of national culture.

Aim: By the end of the lesson students will be able to act short dialogues about English ant Ossetian culture.

Objectives: students will be able

  • to complete a spidergram

  • to elicite special information from a short video film

  • to form derivatives and use them in the blanks of the text.

  1. Warming up

-Hello boys and girls!

-To begin our lesson I want you to read the definition and guess the word.

( The definition is on the smartboard)

« ??? » the way of life, especially the general

customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people

at a particular time.

Ss: -I think it's culture

T: - Oh, it's great. Really. As you have understood today we are going to speak about culture.

  1. Brainstorm

Look at the spidergram and try to complete it with the words connected with the notion culture.


  • Traditions, customs, festivals

  • Language

  • Manners, moral principles

  • Literature, poetry

  • Arts, painting

  • Dancing, ballet, songs

  • Music

  • Clothes, national dresses

  • Cinema, theatre

-As you see culture includes a lot af aspects. Today we will touch only some of them. Let us begin with poetry.

  1. Pre-watching

1) Do you know any famous British poets?

S1 - William Shakespeare

S2 - Robert Burns ...

4. Watching the film

2) Now watch a short film about Robert Burns and answer the questions that you can see on the smartboard.

Where did he spend most of his life?

What did he write about?

3) Watch the film again and say if the statements in your handouts are TRUE, FALSE or NOT STATED.

Watch the film and say if the statements below are true, false or not stated.

  1. Robert Burns was born in Great Britain.

True False Not Stated

  1. At the age of 15 he began to write songs to earn money.

True False Not Stated

  1. He became rich working on his father's farm.

True False Not Stated

  1. His first book of poems was a success.

True False Not Stated

  1. Robin was 15 years older than his wife.

True False Not Stated

  1. French Revolution influenced his poems.

True False Not Stated

  1. His poetry became famous in Scotland.

True False Not Stated

4)- Do you remember any poems by Robert Burns? Can you recite them?

S1 recites "My Hearts in the Highlands" in English

- Do you know that our Ossetian teacher Tzallagova S. Y. translated it into Ossetian?

- S2 will recite it for us in Ossetian.

5. Pre-reading

-The next point of our lesson is festivals. Do you know what Osstian festival began today?

S1 - It's Djeorguba

- What similar American festival do you know?

S2 -It's Thanksgiving day.

- Let us compare these holidays. But first let us form two groups. The first group will be called " Djeorguba" and you will describe similarities. The second group will be called "Thanksgiving Day" and you will describe differences. You have 3 minutes to do the task.

Group 1 presents their information.

Group 2 presents their information.

6 While Reading

Today we have a bit unusual task. You have to complete the text with the derivatives of the words on the right. But as you have noticed these words are in Ossetian. First of all let us try to give English equivalents of them.

(the words in Ossetian are on the smartboard)

Text for Reading

Thanksgiving Day

Almost in every culture in the world there is a _____1____ БРГ КНЫН

of thanks for rich harvest. The American Thanksgiving began

as a feast of thanksgiving almost four hundred years ago.

In 1620, a _____2_____ community sailed across the Atlantic Ocean ДИН

to settle in New World. They settled in what is not known as the state

of Massachusetts. Their first winter in America was difficult. They arrived

too late to grow a rich harvest. The Indians taught them how to grow other

crops and how to hunt and fish.

In the autumn of 1621 they got a ____3_____ harvest of corn, СУГЪДДЗИНАД

barley, beans and pumpkins. The colonists had much to be thankful for,

so they planned a feast. The colonists learned from Indians how to cook

cranberries and dishes of corn and pumpkins.

In following years many of the colonists celebrated the harvest with

a feast of thanks. After the United States gained ____4____, Congress СРИБАР

recommended one yearly day of thanksgiving for the whole country.

Later, George Washington suggested the date November 26 as Thanksgiving

Day. Then, after the civil war, Abraham Lincoln suggested the last Thursday

in November to be the day of thanksgiving.

On Thanksgiving Day, family members gather at the house of

an older relative, even if they live far away. All give thanks for

everything good they have. Charitable organizations offer traditional

meal to the _____5_____ ХДЗАР

Foods, eaten at the first thanksgiving, have become traditional.

The traditional thanksgiving meal consists of roast turkey stuffed with

herb-flavored bread, cranberry jelly, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie

and other ____6____ things. АД

7 Dialogue speech

And now the task you like most of all. Make up dialogues.

The teacher asked you to prepare a presentation about Ossetian festivals. But you don't know much about it. You ask your classmate for help. Act out a dialogue.

In your dialogue don't forget to mention the next points:

  1. When is the festival celebrated?

  2. Who is invited to the festival?

  3. What dishes are usually cooked for the feast?

You know so much about American and British festivals. But we shouldn't forget our national customs and festivals too. We are considered a nation if we have our own language and traditions.

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