План-конспект уроку з теми:" American Holidays. Thanksgiving Day.”

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План-конспект уроку  з теми:" American Holidays. Thanksgiving Day.”

Objectives:

Students will be able to develop their skills in reading, trying to get the main information from the text; speak about American holidays;;learn new vocabulary concerning the topic; to develop speaking skills; to develop student’s ability to read effectively; to enrich student’s knowledge on the topic;

Supplies: sheets of paper with the text, cards, pictures.

Type of the lesson: reading lesson.

Procedure

I. The beginning of the lesson

1. Greeting.

     Aim.

Last lessons we spoke about American traditions and holidays. We like holidays, we need

holidays, we can't live without holidays. Theword ''holidays”comes from the words "holy"

and 'days". Almost every country has holidays honouring important events in its history.

"Thanksgiving Day" is our today's topic of discussion.

By the end of die lesson you should be able :

to understand the gist and details of the text for reading;

to talk about Thanksgiving Day.

Warming up

 

2.     Warming up.

        Introductory Talk.

-   What American holidays doyou know?

 

On January 15, Americans celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King. He was a minister who fought against racial discrimination. He said that a person's character is more important than the colour of skin. To remember Martin Luther King, many Americans go to church or participate in public ceremonies.

On the third Monday in February Americans celebrate Presidents Day. This holiday honors two of the greatest presidents George Washington, the first president, and Abraham Lincoln, the 16 th president.

Easter is celebrated on a Sunday in April or May. On Easter Sunday children wake up to find that the Easter Bunny has left them a basket of candy.

Americans celebrate Valentine's Day on February, 14. It is a day of love and friendship.

 

On March, 17, Americans celebrate an Irish religious holiday, st. Patrick Day. On St. Patrick's Day they decorate the houses schools, and streets with green shamrocks. They say that everyone is Irish on st. Patrick's Day.

New Year's Day celebrates the start of a new year.

On July 4 the United States celebrate Independence Dav. because on Jury 4. 1776— Americans founding fathers declared that, the United States would be free and indepe ndent from England.

Columbus Day: Christopher Columbus discovered America on October 12, 1492. That's why Americans celebrate this holiday.

Halloween's one of the best holidays for children. American children celebrate Halloween on October 31. Children wear masks and colorful costumes. The children walk door to door in the neighborhood and shout «trick or treat»

Americans celebrate Christmas on December 25. Christmas is a religious holiday and
One of the happiest holidays of the year because it is the day that Christians celebrate
the birth of Jesus Christ.