What is a festival?

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Unit 1
Festivals
around the
world
New words and expressions
take place, starve, plenty, satisfy,
ancestor, Obon, incense, lamp, lead,
feast, skull, bone, Halloween, origin,
in memory of, dress up, trick, play a
trick, poet, arrival, national, gain,
independence, gather, agricultural,
European, custom, award,
watermelon, handsome, rooster,
admire, energetic, forward, look
forward to, carnival, lunar, Easter,
parade, day and night,
New words and expressions
clothing, religious, social, Christian,
Jesus, cherry, blossom, as though,
have fun with sb, daily, permission,
possibility, Trinidad, Valentine’s Day,
turn up, keep one’s word, fool, hold
one’s breath, apologise=apologize,
drown, sadness, obvious, wipe,
weave(wove, woven), lovely, herd,
the Milky Way, couple, magpie, weep,
announcer, forgive(forgave,gorgiven)
Unit 1
Festivals around
the world
What is a festival?
Festivals are meant to
celebrate important events.
Different countries have
different festivals. We know that
festivals are usually celebrated at a certain time of the
year and that people usually do special things (like
giving gifts, lighting candles, eating certain foods, etc).
Warming Up
How many festivals do
you know in and out of
China?
Match the dates with the festivals:
New Year’s Day
May 4th
Tree Planting Day
January 1st
Chinese Youth Day
August 1st
Party’s Day
March 12th
Army’s Day
September 10th
Teachers’ Day
July 1st
International Labour Day 2nd Sunday of May
Nurses’ Day
June 1st
Children’s Day
May 1st
Mother’s Day
December 12th
The Chinese festivals
Festivals
Time
of year
/date
What does it
celebrate?
What do
people do?
Mid-Autumn
Festivals
The beauty of the full
Give/Eat mooncakes
Autumn/
moon,harvest,time with watch the full moon
fall
families and friends
with family and friend
Spring
Festival
The end of winter,arrival Red money to childre
January/ of spring,lunar New Year See dragon dances,
February with family and relatives Eat fish,visit families
National Day
October
1
Dragon Boat The fifth
Festival/Duan day of
Wu Festival the fifth
month in
lunar
International
calendar
Labour Day
May 1
Off work,travel to
visit family ,to other
parts of China, go
shopping
The memory of
Eat Zhongzi,watch
beloved
Dragon boat races;
Poet Qu Yuan who died throw rice wrapped
in 278 BC
in reed leaves into
water in memory
Of Qu Yuan…
The Founding of the
People’s Republic of
China
Pair-work: talking
• What is your favourite holiday of
the year? Why?
• What festivals or celebrations do you
enjoy in Xinhui?
• Do you like spending festivals with
your family or with friends?
• What part of a festival do you like
best ——the music , the things to
see,the visits or the food?
Homework
1.Read the new words
and expressions
2.Read through the
notes to Unit 1( PP76-79)
3.Preview the Reading
FESTIVALS AND
CELEBRATIONS