unit 10 by methyae


									Christmas is coming soon!

Unit 10

Western Festivals

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!


Santa Claus is coming here!

A range of Christmas Trees

Enjoy me!


1.What is a festival?
Festivals are often connected with religions or traditions.

2.What is a holiday?

Holidays can be some of the festivals, but holidays a any time when people do not work.

P119 Holiday & festival: China Spring Festival West Christmas

Holiday but not festival: National Day(Oct.1st) Bank holidays

Festival but not holiday: Mid-Autumn Festival Halloween, April Fool’s

Christmas (XMAS) Say more about Christmas:

*The Christmas Tree *Red and green for Christmas (the dominant color) *Kissing under the mistletoe(槲寄生---一种植物)
*Christmas stockings

*Christmas cards
*Christmas gift

Guessing Game 1.Jan.1: New Year’s Day

What are they?

(The Spring Festival, Lantern Festival)
Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day

Mar.8: Women’s Day Mar. 8: Tree Planting Day Mar-April Sunday: Easter Apr1: April Fools’ Day

Apr.5: Tomb Sweeping Day May 1: May Day May 4: Youth’s Day May2nd Sunday: Mother’s Day May 31: No-Smoking Day Dragon Boat Festival

June 1: Children’s Day Jun 23: Olympic Day June3rd Sunday: Father’s Day June 26: No-drug Day July 1: The Party’s birthday Aug.: The Army’s Day Mid-Autumn Day Sep 10: Teacher’s Day

Listen and Speak: Task 1

1.the New Year’s Day 2.Christmas Day

January 1st

December 25th on the second Sunday in May
on the third Sunday in June

October 31

4.Mother’s Day
5.Father’s Day

6.Thanksgiving Day November

on the fourth Thursday in

7.Easter on a Sunday in March or April

Read and Write : Task 1 True or False Statements

Listen to the passage

1.Miss Anna wanted to choose a certain day as Mother’s Day because she wanted to make her mother happy. F 2.Mother’s Day is only celebrated in America. F 3.Roses are the flowers that are worn on Mother’s Day. F
4.On the first Mother’s Day, Miss Anna might wear white carnation to honour her mother. T

5.On Mother’s Day, everyone must go home to see F their mothers.

Useful expressions 1.in the modern times 3.a national campaign States 2.keep the anniversary 4.all across the United

5.on the second anniversary 6.announce… as… 7.give Mother’s Day a “day off” 8.morning service
9.express one’s good wishes carnations 10.wear red

11.carry out interviews 13.honour sb.

12.take sb.out to dinner 14.determine to do sth.

Language points
1.honour—v. (n.)give honour to sb.向某人表达敬意

honour sb.


*The school had a big party to honour a retired teacher . (学校举行了一个盛大晚会,以表达对这个退休教师的敬 意。) *People wear red carnations to honour living mothers.

在父亲节,人们怎样表达对父亲的敬意? How do people honour their fathers on Father’s Day?

2.determine—v.decide 决定,确定,决心做某事 determine to do sth. sth. be determined to do

*The school hasn’t determined the date for the spring outing.

*He (was) determined to study English well.

她决心自己完成这个工作。 She is determined to finish the work by herself.

3.make efforts to do sth,---try one’s best to do sth.

*Miss Jarvis made great efforts to carry out her plan.
(Miss Jarvis 全力以赴地推行她的计划。)

*I’ll make every effort to support you.

他们会努力完成这项工作。 They’ll make great efforts to finish the work.

Understanding the passage P121 1.T 2.F 3.T 4.F 5.F 2.Write a short passage by answering the questions. When do you have Spring Festival?
What food do you eat?

What clothes do you wear?
What activities do you have?

With whom do you spend your Spring Festival? Where do you spend you Spring Festival?

Fill in the blanks with “determine to, honour, as a symbol of life, what for, go back to, insist on” goes back to 1.The old tradition ___________the seventh century. honour 2.We had a party to __________ the old professor.

3._______ is the carnations ______? What for

4.She _________________ seeing me off at the insisted on airport.
determine to 5.I _______________ work out the problem by myself. as a symbol of life

6.We plant pines (松树)——————————— —

Listen and Speak : Task 2 True or False 1.T 2.T 3.T 4.F
Read and Write: Task 2

What does a Christmas tree look like?

Read and Write: Task 2True or False

1.Christmas Day in most western countries is as important as the Spring Festival in China. T
2.Christmas trees are the most beautiful decorations for Christmas. T
F 3.People decorate Christmas trees with fruit and eggs.

4.Christmas without a tree is not perfect. T 5.According to the passage, Christmas tree is a symbol of life. T

Language points: 1.What…. for?—是为了什么? *What’s the Christmas tree for? (圣诞树到底是为了什么呢?) *He gave me a present, but I don’t know what it is for?

He gave me an empty envelop, but do you know what it is for.

2.go back to the eighth century—起源于公元八世 纪 *The tradition of Christmas tree goes back to the eighth century.

*This kind of dress goes back to the tenth century. (这种服装起源于公元十世纪。)

Christmas cards go back to the nineteenth

3.insist on—坚持 insist on doing sth.

insist that

*He insist on having the meeting as soon as possible.

*Boniface insisted that the child should not be sacrificed. (Boniface 坚持认为不应该用这个孩子作祭祀。)

He insists on buying a new car.

He insists that he should buy a new car.
He insists that he buy a new car.

4.as a symbol of life---作为生命的象征 *People treat the Christmas tree as a symbol of life.

*Boniface gave a tree to the people as a symbol of life.

什么是和平的象征? What is a symbol of peace?

Useful expressions: 1.the biggest festival of the year 3.decorate… with 5.what’s…for 7.as a symbol of life
9.please god in heaven

2.western countries 4.colored paper

6.go back to 8.a group of
10.in the middle of

11.more and more
13.as part of the celebration

12.from then on
14.through the winter

15.put up 17.a fir tree

16.a number of 18.was welcome in one’s home

Grammar P124 Adverb of frequency(频度副词) They are: always, usually,

often, sometimes, seldom, hardly,ever, never and so on.
They_______ watch TV after dinner.

She ______ eats sweet.
I _______ go to school by bus.

What day is _______ celebrated by giving mothers a “day off”? It seems Christmas is ________ complete without a tree. Family presents are ________ put under the tree.

Key P125, 126,127 I.1.has been introduced 2.be determined

4.play tricks 5.is spreading 6.insisted
7.put up 8.will be carried out

9.honour 10.celebrate 11.argue 12.agree upon

II. 1.had/could have 2.will tell

would choose will wait comes

will need/need

4.will pay had 5.leave

get will post

would lend will send

III. P111

1.He left here two months ago. As to where he had gone/went, we have no idea. 2.There is no doubt that computers will become more and more important to our life. 3.Those who are against the plan insist on having a meeting to discuss it again. 4.Every year we celebrate the New Year’s Day by having a party.
5.A tour to China without climbing the Great Wall in hardly a real tour.

6.When our teacher Mr Wang retired, we wrote him a letter to express our good wishes for him.

1.I’ve never seen that TV programme.

2.He’s hardly ever late for appointments. 3.They rarely go to the cinema nowadays.
4.Is he often bad-tempered(often)? 5.Every morning they listen to the radio(every morning).

6.I’m seldom at home before 8 o’clock. 7.Have you ever had a really serious illness? 8.I’ll never do that again.
9.She’s always been interested in music.

10.I always brush my teeth three times a day.

St WBP163

Dear Diana I’m glad that you are interested in the Chinese Spring Festival. The Spring Festival is the most important holiday in China.And it is on February 12th this year. I’m going to visit my teachers and friends during the holidays. I hope you can come to China and spend the holiday with me at that time. With best wishes! Your ever, Lin Ting

Oct 1: National Day Nov.12: Sun Zhongshan’s birthday
Nov.17: Student’s Day

Nov.4th Thursday: Thanksgiving Day Dec 25: Christmas Day Dec 26: Mao Zedong’s Birthday

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