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THE 25TH OF NOVEMBER . Reading lesson. How we kept Mother’s Day by Stephen Leacock
The 8th of March Mother’s Day
It is for all women, including mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, and girlfriends. Traditionally it is a Day for honouring Mother and Motherhood. The 8th of March Mother’s Day
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. Jewish Proverb
QUOTATION Only mothers can think of the future-because they give birth to it in their children. Maxim Gorky
SAYINGS A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done. All mothers are working mothers.
STEPHEN LEACOCK (1869-1944) «How We Kept Mother’s Day» Aim : Was mother really happy?
Test “How we kept Mother’s day”. 1.Why did the family decide to have a special celebration of Mother’s Day? A. Mother had done much for a family for years. B. They wanted to have a celebration. C. They wanted to stay at home from office, High School and college classes. D. Mother asked she wanted to organize a holiday. 2.How did they organize this holiday in fact? A. All members of the family prepared for holiday well. B. They had a definite purpose how to spend this day. C. Mother helped them to organize Mother’s Day. D. Father was the one who organized this holiday. 3.Why didn’t mother go for a trip? A. She was very busy. B. She wanted her husband and children all would get in a car and have a good day. C. Mother wanted to prepare a grand holiday dinner for her family. D. She didn’t like to fish. 4.Why didn’t the husband and children help mother to clear the things up and wash the dishes? A. She always did it herself. B. They were very tired after their trip. C. They wanted to help but she refused. D. They wanted, only Mother said she would really much rather do it. 5.Why were tears in mother’s eyes? A. It was the most wonderful day in her life. B. Her husband and children were so kind and helpful. C. All the family had the loveliest day, but she was tired. D. The children were kind and kissed mother before going to bed. 1-A, 2-С, 3-B, 4-D, 5-C
Would you answer the WHO-questions, please? Who took a holiday from office? Who decorated the house? …stayed home from college classes? … cut some sandwiches and packed all up in a basket? …stayed home from High School? … stayed at home, when the family went to picnic? …had bought silk ties? … cooked grand dinner? …got new hats? … washed the dishes? …had the loveliest day in the open air? …cleared the things up? …fished? … had to get up and down during the meal fetching things back and forward?
Who was really happy? Was mother really happy?
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HOME TASK: Make a report: How would you organize a special Mother’s Day for your mother? Or retell the text .
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Comprehension questions. How did they decide to decorate the house? How did they dress for such a big occasion? What had been arranged as a surprise for Mother? Why did Father say not to mind him and that-he could stay home? How many children were there in the family? Who stayed home in the end? Why?
Why did they think it a fine idea to have a special celebration of Mother's Day? How did they decide to decorate the .house? How did they dress for such a big occasion? What had been arranged as a surprise for Mother? Why did they change the plan a little bit on the very morning? Why did Father say not to mind him and that-he could stay home? Who stayed home in the end? Why? Comprehension questions. Which tenses did the author use to write this story? How many children were there in the family? What genre
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День матери — международный праздник в честь матерей. В этот день принято поздравлять матерей и беременных женщин, в отличие от Международного женского дня, когда поздравления принимают все представительницы женского пола. В разных странах этот день приходится на разные даты.
When do people celebrate Mother's Day in Russia (in 2014)? When is it celebrated in the USA,Canada and Great Britain?
5) HOW DO PEOPLE CELEBRATE THIS HOLIDAY IN THE UK? 6) HOW DO CHILDREN RESPECT THEIR MOTHERS ON THAT DAY? 7) When do they celebrate Mother's Day in the USA and Canada? 8) What is the difference between celebrating Mother's Day in English-speaking countries and in Russia?
“M” is for the million things she gave me. “O” means only that she’s growing old. “T” is for the tears she shed to save me. “H” is for her heart of purest gold. “E” is for eyes, with love lights shining. “R” means right, and right she’ll always be. Put them altogether; they spell “mother”, A word that means the world for me.