Познакомить учеников с традициями Англии и Америки.
Активизировать у учащихся творческие способности при подготовке и проведении праздника.
Углублять интерес учащихся к изучению английского языка, как средства знакомства с традициями англоязычных стран.
Предварительное знакомство с историей праздника на уроках английского языка.
Teacher. Dear friends! Let’s celebrate a wonderful holiday! It is Christmas! To my mind it is the most exciting day of the year for our children!
1. Answer my questions, please!
What British Christmas traditions do you like most?
Do we celebrate Christmas? When? What are your favorite New Year traditions? What does your family usually has for New Year supper?
2. Lexical activities (spidegram).
Teacher. I’d like to know: Who wants to complete the spidegram “Christmas”?
(Дети могут выполнять это задание на доске или на отдельных плакатах)
Decorate your Christmas tree.
What do you usually decorate your Christmas tree with?
Draw and label the toys!
Pupils use such decorations as: colored lights, candles, many baubles, toys, bells, tinsel and paper chains. They decorate the top of the tree with a fairy doll, an angel or a star.
Teacher. And now meet Father Christmas! He wants to ask you some questions.
1. Where does your Christmas tree stand in your flat?
2. When do you usually decorate it?
3. What do you put on top of the Christmas tree?
4. What are your favorite decorations?
3. Christmas poems.
Father Christmas: Now I’d like to listen to the poems about Christmas.
Christmas is a lovely time
The snow lies white and thick
Mistletoe is hard to find
And holly hard to pick!
Father Christmas; Thanks a lot! Take a present, please!
Gifts wrapped up in Christmas paper
Sitting round the trees bright
Children fast asleep in bed
As Santa comes tonight!
Father Christmas: Oh, your poem is wonderful! I’d like to give you a present for it!
Tinsel round the windows bright
Pink, orange, red and white!
Glittering in the evening light
Oh, such a lovely sight!
Father Christmas: What a nice poem about Christmas! Will you take my present? Thank you very much dear children for your poems!
4. Christmas songs.
Teaсher. And now meet Snowmaiden!
Snowmaiden: Dear children, I’m glad to see you! Do you know any Christmas songs?
(Pupils sing Christmas songs.)
CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
Christmas is coming!
The goose is getting fat.
Please to put a penny
In the old man’s hat. (2 раза)
If you have no penny,
A ha’ penny will do.
If you have no ha’penny
Then God bless you! (2 раза)
Snowmaiden: Thank you, dear children, for this nice song. And do you know the famous Christmas carol “Silent night”? Groups of children go from house to house, sing carols and collect money for charity. Children also sing carols at Christmas parties at school. And now let’s sing this carol!
Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright,
Round you Virgin Mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Snowmaiden: Thank you for this song! And now answer my questions, please!
1) Where does Father Christmas live?
2) How many reindeer pull his sleigh?
3) What has he got?
4) Where does he usually put his presents?
Pupils answer these questions:
P1: To my mind, Father Christmas lives at the North pole.
P2: Eight reindeer pull his sleigh.
P3: Father Christmas has got a lantern and a sack of presents.
P4: He usually puts his presents into the Stockings.
Snowmaiden: Thank you for your nice answers. You know everything about Father Christmas. Take my presents, please!
There is a popular Christmas song called “Carol of the Bells”. Do you know it?
(Pupils sing a song.)
CAROL OF THE BELLS
Hark! How the bells, sweet silver bells
All seem to say, "Throw cares away."
Christmas is here, bringing good cheer
To young and old, meek and the bold
Ding, dong, ding, dong, that is their song,
With joyful ring, all caroling
One seems to hear words of good cheer
From everywhere, filling the air
Oh!, how they pound, raising the sound
O'er hill and dale, telling their tale
Snowmaiden: Thank you, dear children, for this merry song! At night Father Christmas (Santa Claus) comes with his sack of presents from the North Pole on his flying sleigh, pulled by his 8 reindeer. And what do British children prepare for him by the fireplace?
P1: They put a mince pie (small fruit round pie) for Father Christmas!
P2: They put carrots for his animals by the fireplace!
Snowmaiden: Dear children, and what do you know about my Grandfather Frost?
P3: Grandfather Frost lives in the forest.
P4: Three horses pull his sleigh.
P5: He has got a magic staff and a sack of presents.
P6: He has got a grand-daughter called Snowmaiden!
Snowmaiden: Yes, you are right! Take my presents. Please!
(Отвечая на вопросы Снегурочки, дети показывают свои рисунки с Дедом Морозом.)
5. Speaking about Christmas traditions.
Teacher. And this is our brave Little Red Riding Hood! She wants to ask you about Christmas traditions.
L.R.R.Hood: God day, dear children! Glad to see you! Will you answer my questions, please?
1) What do English people have for dessert on Christmas day?
2) What do English people hang on the front doors?
3) How do English people decorate their houses?
4) What is there in the cracker?
P1: For dessert English people have Christmas puddings.
P2: English people often hang a holly wreath on the front doors.
P3: At Christmas everyone decorates their houses with holly and mistletoe.
P4: There is always a paper hat, a joke and a present in the cracker.
Pupils answer the questions and get the presents for their answers.
(Отвечая на вопросы, дети показывают настоящий рождественский пудинг, венки из остролиста и омелы и разнообразные самодельные хлопушки, сделанные к празднику.)
L.R.R.Hood: Thank you for your wonderful story! I wish you Merry Christmas! Will you sing together with me?
We wish you a Merry Christmas (3 раза)
And a Happy New Year!
Good tidings to you wherever you are.
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year!