- T: Dear children and guests! On the 25th of December people celebrate Christmas, one of the most beautiful holidays. Now we are going to speak about Christmas too. Olga and Natasha will help me to organize this holiday.
Christmas is a holiday, which is loved by children and grown – ups. It is a holiday when everything is decorated with lights and toys, when we see Christmas trees everywhere, when people buy presents and cook special food, send cards and have parties. And we are going to celebrate this holiday now. Today you’ll listen to a lot of interesting about Christmas. We’ll sing songs and recite the poems, guess riddles and play.
You’ll get a card for each answer. The more cards you have the better mark you get. The winner gets the prize.
- P1 What do you know about Christmas? Listen to the text and answer the questions.
On the 25th of December English children celebrate Christmas. Christmas is their favourite holiday. This holiday is celebrated at home. Santa Claus with white bear and red suit comes into the house at night and leaves gifts for children.
- P2 On Christmas all people receive and send Christmas cards. Every family has Christmas tree. They put the tree in the room and decorate it and the house . Then they prepare Christmas Dinner. For dinner they have a stuffed turkey or boiled ham, mashed potatoes, pudding, tea and coffee.
- P1 Now answer the questions.
- P2 What is Christmas ?
- P1 Where do English people celebrate it?
- P2 When is Christmas celebrated?
- P1 How do people congratulate each other?
- P2 How do English families prepare for Christmas?
- P1 What does Christmas dinner consist of?
- P1 Do you know Christmas worlds? Слайд 3, приложение 1.
Look at these words. Look at these pictures. Match the words with their pictures.
Read them. We need 2 students.
(Music “Christmas Tree”) Слайд 4, приложение 1.
- P2 On Christmas people bring a tree and decorate it with lights and ornaments. The most popular of all Christmas evergreens is the fir-tree. People in England used to grow many kinds of trees in pots for indoor decoration at Christmas.
(Music “Christmas tree”.)
- P1 Christmas tree came to us from Germany. The idea of bringing the fir-tree indoors at Christmas is said to have come from Martin Luther, a German religious reformer, who lived in the 16th century. The trees were decorated with paper, metal foil, and lights. About in 1835 the first Christmas tree was decorated. A few years later in England Queen Victoria decorated a tree at Windsor Castle.
- P2 Now look at the groups of the words. Which word doesn’t go with the others. Find them, please. We need 4 pupils. Слайд 5, приложение 1.
- P2. Music is very important in Christmas Celebrations. Слайд 9, приложение 1.
Hundreds of Christmas songs come from all over the world. In the Middle Ages Christmas Carols become popular. The word “Carol” means “a round dance”. Often the carolers dance in the street round the tree in the park.
- P1. On the 26th of December at 12a.m. English families have Christmas Dinner. Слайд 10, приложение 1.
Christmas table consist of a turkey or goose, ham, mashed potatoes and a pudding and an apple-pie (in the USA). Of course, there’s a lot of sweets and desserts.
(“Christmas is coming
The goose is getting fat
Please, put a penny in the old man’s hat”)
Teacher: Now children. Let’s play a game “Pass the Parcel”.
Here’s something wrapped in a lot of the papers. I’ll stand in a circle and pass the parcel to the person next to me . There is music playing. When the music stops, you take off one of the papers. The music starts again. The person, who takes the last piece, wins the prize.
(Children play the game).
- P 1. You have just listened to a lot about Christmas , and now let’s make a small competition
“Who knows more about Christmas”. The winner will get a prize.
It’s a holiday, which is celebrated on the 25-th of December. (Christmas.)
It is an old man, who comes from the North Pole on his sledge and brings presents for everybody. (Santa Claus.)
It is decorated with lights and toys and tinsel and is in all houses and squares. (Christmas tree.)