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Открытый урок по теме "Праздники" (Holidays) в 8 классе





I Вступление.

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Today we have unusual lesson because we’ll work with computer. Our lesson’s theme is “Holidays”. But first of all you should answer my questions:


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  1. Do you celebrate any holidays?

  2. What is your favorite holiday?

  3. How do you celebrate your favorite holiday?

  4. With whom do you usually spend your holiday?


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Last lessons we’ve learned some holidays and traditions. Please tell what Russian holidays you’ve learned…


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Now, please, speak about American, Russian and British holidays…


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Look at the sentences in your cards and match the holidays and their description


II  Основная часть.

What holiday is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November?


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Yes, you are quite right.

Now let’s read the text and then answer the following questions.


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(questions to the text)

1. When did the pilgrims sail to America?

2. What was the name of their ship?

3. Who helped the pilgrims to survive?

4. Why did the pilgrims decide to celebrate the Thanksgiving feast?

5. When do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day?

6. What is the main dish?


Listen to the poems about that interesting holiday.


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Читают дети


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Nobody knows the date of the first Thanksgiving feast. But we do know that the Pilgrims and Indians enjoyed a huge feast of deer, goose, duck, oyster, eel, bread, fruit and corn meal pudding. Everything was cooked over open fires. The first Thanksgiving feast have lasted for 3 days.


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Do you know what meal people enjoy nowadays?...

Yes, you are right. And now I want to suggest you time for fun. ( читают уч-ся по очереди; небольшая инсценировка)



And now, children, answer my question:

What is the name of the holiday on the 31st of October? It is an American holiday too. All children like that merry day…


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It’s Halloween! It’s Halloween!

The moon is full and bright

And we shall see what can’t be seen

On any other night.


Oh, yes, that holiday is called Halloween. And what night would it be?


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If the moon shines

On the black pines,

And an owl flies,

And a ghost cries,

And the hairs rise

On the back, on the back

On the back of your neck –


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If you look quick

At the moon-slick

On the black air

And what goes there

Rides a broom-stick,

And if things pick

At the back, at the back,

At the back of your neck.



We know what we mean –

That’s Halloween!


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Do you know that Halloween is celebrated in the United States more than in Europe?

And now I want you to read the text about the history of that holiday. And then let’s do exercises. But first of all you should read these words.


Read and understand the text you have.


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Answer the following questions to the text:


1. When did Halloween begin?

2. Why do people wear scary masks on that holiday?

3. What do children dress up on the 31st of October?

4. What is the traditional question?

5. What is one of the Halloween's symbols?

6. What do children like to make lanterns out of?


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They say that all creatures become alive at 12 o’clock at night. Lets get acquainted with them.


(слайд 17) в форме загадок.

Уч-ся друг за другом читают загадки, класс отгадывает


What are they?



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This fun Halloween quiz is about the holiday that sends shivers up your spine. Match the right answers.


1. Who started Halloween?

a) the Celts              b) the Druids              c) the Britons


2. The largest Halloween parade is held in …

a) New York             b) Paris                   c) Moscow


3. The animal that best symbolizes the holiday is the…

a) fox                      b) black cat              c) wolf


4.  Which of the following countries does not celebrate Halloween?

a) Canada              b) Italy                     c) Great Britain


5. The colors traditionally associated with the holiday are…

a) orange and black               b) white and yellow                c) blue and red


6. Halloween is also a harvest celebration. Name the fruit that best symbolizes the season?

a) lemon                      b) pumpkin                     c) orange


III. Заключение.

Today we have remembered some holidays and have learned their history, symbols. And let’s check up what you’ve learned at the lessons.


Match the holiday with the picture.http://nota.triwe.net/teachers/open/holidays2.files/image002.jpg

A. Independence Day

B. Christmas

C. Halloween

D. Columbus Day

E. Presidents Day

F. St. Patrick’s Day

G. New Year’s Day

H. Easter

I. Valentine’s Day

J. Martin Luther king’s Birthday


Подведение итогов урока.



Приложения к уроку.


Приложение №1.


1.      April 1st is a day when…

2.      Victory Day is a holiday when…

3.      Easter is a religious holiday when…

4.      Labour Day is a holiday when…

5.      Christmas is a religious holiday when…

a) people in our country honour works.

b) people play tricks on friends.

c) people have parades and ceremonies to honour those who died in the Great Patriotic War

d) people have parties, light candles and give each other gifts.

e) many people have gathering eating dyed eggs, paskha and kulich.


Приложение №2.



There is one day a year when all Americans stay home with their families and eat a big dinner. This is Thanksgiving Day. The pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621. The pilgrims sailed to America fromPlymouth, England, in September, 1620. They came to America for religious freedom. They were among the first European settlers in America. The name of their ship was the “Mayflower”. They landed at Plymouth Rock in December, 1620.

There were people living in America before the pilgrims arrived. These people were the Native American Indians. They began settling in America about 25,000 years ago. They hunted, fished and farmed to survive. The pilgrims’ first winter in the New World was difficult. Without food, half of the pilgrims died. The following spring the Indians taughtthe pilgrims how to hunt, fish, plant and survive in America. The crops did well, and in the fall of 1621 the pilgrims had a great harvest. They were thankful and decided to celebrate with a Thanksgiving feast. They prepared a dinner ofturkey, corn, beans and pumpkins and they invited their Indian friends.

Americans still celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the fall, on the 4th Thursday in November. Turkey is still the main dish and pumpkin pie is the most popular dessert.


Приложение №3



Halloween is an old English holiday of joke.  It is the last night in October. Halloween began more than 2 000 years ago among the Celtic people of Britain and France. Now many Englishmen like to celebrate Halloween. It is a popular American holiday too. For example, in New York old and young take part in Halloween festivals.

 There are many legends about Halloween. The people wear scary masks of the witches and wizards, because they say ghosts and witches come out on Halloween. The witch has a broomstick and her favourite pet is a black cat.

On the 31st of October many English and American children like to have parties. They dress up as witches, ghosts, goblins, devils, vampires or anything scary. They also dress in a costume as cats, pirates, clowns, TV characters. They take pumpkins and big paper bags and go along the streets and knock at the doors of the houses. Children ask the traditional questions “Trick or treat?” On Halloween English and American boys and girls eat, sing, dance and play funny games. They always enjoy Halloween parties a lot.

One of the Halloween’s symbols is a lantern made of pumpkin. Children like to make lanterns out of big orange or yellow pumpkins. They cut out the eyes, nose and mouth and put a lighted candle inside the lantern.

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