Specialized lyceum for gifted children with three language teaching
№ 24 “Economics and Business” named after Mukhtar Aryn
“Holidays and traditions in the world”
(among 8-9 grade pupils)
English teachers: Issayeva M. B.
Assylbekova G. U.
Theme: “Holidays and traditions in the world”
Grade: 8-9 forms
Islam: Good afternoon, dear audience!
Aru: On today’s event we would like to talk about holidays and traditions in the world.
I: So, Aru, what is holiday?
A: The word holiday comes from the Old English word hāligdæg (hālig "holy" + dæg "day"). The word originally referred only to special religious days. In modern use, it means any special day of rest or relaxation, as opposed to normal days away from work or school.
I: Thank you so much! I also prepared some useful information about holidays. Please, look at the screen.
(Video about holidays)
Aru: Islam, before all the presentations of different countries, it’s appropriate to check how much you know about holidays around the world. Let’s ask our audience! If you give correct answers, you’ll get a present!
Correct answer: Thomas Edison not only invented the electric lightbulb, he also created the first strand of electric lights. He hung them outside his New Jersey lab during Christmas season in 1880.
Lights for Christmas trees weren’t sold to the public until 1917.
CORRECT ANSWER: 3 billion
Of the roughly 7 billion people on Earth about 3 billion are familiar with "Silent Night." The carol was first heard on Christmas Eve 1818, in Oberndorf, Austria, and was written by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber. It has been translated into more than 300 languages.
CORRECT ANSWER: Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat led the way for huge, colorful balloons in the 1927 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. The organizers didn't have a plan to deflate him, so when the parade was over, they let him fly off into the sky and pop.
I: Thank you for your answers!
(Presentation. Hawaii 8a)
A: And now let’s move from Hawaii to South Korea
I: 8 ә grade, You’re welcome!
(Korea. Presentation 8 ә)
I: Thank you! And the next country that is going to be presented is India. Let’s find the answers of the quiz:
A: And the next country that is going to be presented is India.
(India. Presentation 8b)
A: It was magnificent!
I: Yes, I didn’t know about it.
A: Let’s see how much you know about holidays in Spain…
I: Now let’s see how Spain holidays differs from others.
(Spain. Performance 9a)
I: I think we should learn about Halloween in the USA:
(The USA presentation 9 ә)
I: By the way, don’t you think it’s high time to show the last performance?
A: How much do you know about China?
I: We can determine it by our quiz.
(Quiz 3. China):
Christians in China call Santa Claus Dun Che Lao Ren, which means
Christmas Old ManWinter Festival SpiritFirecracker-Red Suit
Correct answer: Christmas Old Man
Christians are a small minority in China, which is officially atheist (the traditional religion contains elements of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism). For most Chinese, the major winter celebration is the New Year, or Spring Festival, which occurs in January or February.
What's the legend behind using firecrackers to celebrate Chinese New Year?
They're meant to scare away monsters.
They wake up the gods in time for the celebration.
They provide light for the dark winter night.
You've got it! According to one legend, a monster terrorized villages while searching for food at the time of the new year. One year, the monster attacked while the villagers were building a fire out of bamboo. The bamboo started making loud popping sounds and as it burst into flame, the monster was scared off.
3) According to Chinese custom, on New Year's Day you shouldn't...
Sweep the house
Right! You shouldn't sweep the house on New Year's Day. Tradition says you run the risk of sweeping your fortune away. In the days after the New Year you can start cleaning again, but remember to sweep toward the center of the house, not out. After the fifth day you may take out the trash - but only through the back door.
A: 9 b grade pupils are ready to present Chinese holidays and traditions!
(China presentation 9 b)
I: It’s high time to make a conclusion. Now, our judges are busy with the results. Please, be honest and kind.
A: So, we have found that holiday is the wealth of every country and culture, which is given from generation to generation.
I: Today we’ve shown different kinds of unusual holidays around the world. But the most important thing is not to forget about our Kazakh holidays and traditions.
A: I agree with you! We hope that our holidays will be known among other countries!
I: After all the presentations let’s relax and start singing!
(Song “We will rock you”)
A: We want to thank our presenters: 8a, 8ә , 8b, 9a, 9ә , 9b! You did a very good job! But our event is going to the end!
I: We hope that you enjoyed it and got a lot of information. Thank you for your attention! Good bye!
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