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					Unit7 Thanksgiving Day




                By 叶素英
    How many holidays do you know in western
                   countries?

 New Year’s Day          January 1
 St. valentine’s Day     February 14
 April Fool’s Day        April 1
 Mother’s Day           The second Sunday in May
 Father’s Day           The third Sunday in June
 Halloween              October 31
 Thanksgiving Day      the 4th Thursday in November
 Christmas             December 25
           Background
   感恩节是美国仅次于圣诞节的重要节日,可追溯到英
    国在北美建立殖民地之初。
   1620年12月一批清教徒乘“五月花”号船到达新英格
    兰的普利茅斯,建立了英国人在北美的第二个殖民点。
   1621年这些英国殖民者在当地印地安人帮助下经过努
    力奋斗取得了丰收,为感谢上帝,他们举行了庆祝活
    动。
   以后这一习俗逐渐扩展到全美国,并把庆祝活动固定
    在每年11月的第四个星期四。这一天,一家人聚集在
    一起,享受烤火鸡和南瓜饼等美食,并常有舞会等余
    兴节目。
  Fast reading Complete the following tablet

  Time      Place/Person           Affairs

December.1                 A group of Englishmen arrived there
           Plymouth,
620                        and settled down.
           America
December1                  That day was set aside for celebration/
3, 1621                    harvest.

November    George         He declared November 26, 1789
26, 1789    Washington     to be Thanksgiving Day

            Abraham        He decided that the last Thursday in
            Lincoln
                           November be Thanksgiving Day.
                 Language points
1. No other holiday that is today widely celebrated in North
   America has such a long and curious history as
   Thanksgiving.
   that is today widely celebrated in North America是一个定
   语从句,修饰holiday.
   句子主干No other holiday has such a long and curious
   history as Thanksgiving.
   在定语从句中,先行词之前如有最高级,序数词或
   all,any,no,very,only等此修饰时,其后的定语从句只能用 that
   引导,而不用which.
e.g. This is the most exciting film ____I have ever seen.
                                    that
e.g Mother was the only person ____took care of me when I
                                   that
    was ill.
                  Language points
1.No other holiday that is today widely celebrated in North
  America has such a long and curious history as
  Thanksgiving.
 such a……/ such that……如此……
e.g. The Neighbor was such a strange person that all the kids
  were afraid of him.
2. a group of /a number of + C.N.
  a great deal of/ a large amount of + U.N.
  a lot of/lots of/plenty of +U.N/C.N
3. settle down 定居
  arrive in       到达
                  Language points
4. the rest 剩下的
5.along with(= together with)
 e.g. Father, mother, along with my sister will come to see me
   this Sunday.和……一起
 e.g. Along with the development of modern society, English
   becomes more and more important.随着……
6. thank sb. for sth. 为(做)某事而感谢某人
e.g.Thank you for your inviting. 谢谢你的邀请
    谢谢你的到来
 e.g Thank you for your coming.
    谢谢你的礼物
 e.g.Thank you for your present.
              Language points

7. set aside( =set apart)选定,留出,选出
   e.g. After the good harvest, the peasants set aside
  the best for seeds.
8. be devoted to sth.( doing sth.)致力于……,献身于……
   e.g. Dianna was devoted to helping the poor in her
  life time.
 黛安娜曾致力于扶贫工作。
                 Language points
9. It was Abraham Lincoln who decided that the last Thursday
   in November be Thanksgiving Day.
强调句:It + be+要强调部分+who(强调人)/ that(强调其它)
Practice: A group of Englishmen arrived in Plymouth
in December 1620.(分别写出强调主语,时间,地点的句子)
强调主语 It was a group of Englishmen who arrived in
   Plymouth in December 1620.
强调时间 It was in December 1620 that a group of
   Englishmen arrived in Plymouth.
强调地点 It was in Plymouth that A group of Englishmen
   arrived in December 1620.
            Language points
1. such a……/ such that……如此……
2. a group of /a number of +C.N.
   a great deal of/ a large amount of + U.N.
   a lot of/lots of/plenty of +C.N/U.N
3. settle down 定居
   arrive in        到达
4. the rest 剩下的
5.along with(= together with) 和……一起,随着……
6. thank sb. for sth. 为(做)某事而感谢某人
7. set aside( =set apart)选定,留出,选出
8. be devoted to sth.( doing sth.)致力于……,献身于……
9.强调句:It + be+要强调部分+who(强调人)/ that(强调其它)
   Introducing some Thanksgiving food
Traditional Thanksgiving meal
Stuffed Turkey    烤火鸡
Sweet Potatoes    甜土豆
Pumpkin Pie         南瓜馅饼
Other common Thanksgiving food
Mashed Potato and Gravy烤洋芋泥 ,浓稠淋汁
Cranberry Sauce, Biscuits小紅莓調味醬,饼干
Wine, Corn Bread and Squash 酒,玉米面包,南瓜
             HOMEWORK

 1. Read the text after class
 2. Finish the exercises on w.b.
 ( page.44 A- B-C        page46-47 E-G)
 3. Retell this text by your own words.

				
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