Reading-Festivals and celebrations
Spring Festival couplets
/>Tomb Sweeping Festival
the day we remember our dead relatives clean graves
Dragon Boat Festival
The 5th day of the 5th lunar month
admire the moon
(the 15th day of the 8th lunar month)
Look at the title, and pictures , and predict what the passage is mainly about? different festivals and celebrations around the world
1. How many kinds of today’s festivals are mentioned in the passage? A. Three. B. Four. C. Five. D. Six. 2. What are they?
Festivals to Honor People Festivals of the Dead _____________ _____________ Harvest Festivals
Spring Festivals ______________
Find the topic sentence in each paragraph.
Para1. Today's festivals have many origins…
Para2 Some festivals are held to honour the dead
or to satisfy the ancestora.
Festivals can also be held to honour famous people.
very happy events.
Para4 Harvest and Thanksgiving festivals can be
The most energetic and important festivals Para5 are the ones that look forward to the end of winter and to the coming of spring
Careful reading Origins of festivals
1.Which three times of the year did people celebrate in Ancient times? the end of cold weather _________________and planting in spring ____________________, harvest in autumn _________________. 2. Did the ancient people worry about their food? Why? Yes ,they did. Because they would starve if food was difficult to find.
Festivals of the Dead
What to do
what to eat
The day of the dead
clean the graves Japan In July or light incences light lamps August play music In early Mexico Nov.
food in the shape of the skulls and cakes with bones on them
people offer food, flowers and gifts to the dead
In Dress up and go to western October3 neighbours homes countries 1 to ask for sweets
Obon Festivals of the Dead Day of the Dead Halloween Some festivals are held to honor the dead, or to satisfy the ancestors(找出划 线词的同义词） A interest C harvest B content/please D forget
Festivals to Honour People
Match the festivals with the proper people.
National Festival The Dragon Boat Columbus on October 2 Festival Day
1.What do people do to celebrate Harvest Festivals?
A.Decorate churches and town halls beautifully. B.Get together to have meals. C.Watch dragon dance. D.People will get awards for their farm produce. E.Light incense.
2.Why are autumn festivals happy events?
Names of Festivals
What to do
Eat dumplings, fish and meat Give lucky money Dragon dances
The Lunar Chinese New Year
Parades, dancing loud music , colorful clothing
1. What does Easter celebrate? Easter celebrates the return of Jesus from the dead and the coming of spring and new life. 2.What does Japan looks like in this festival? The country were covered with cherry tree flowers, looks as though it is covered with pink snow.
Today’s festivals have many_____, originssome____ religious , some_______, seasonaland some for special people or events. Some festivals are held to honor_______ the dead or to satisfy the ancestors. Festivals can also be held to honor famous people _____. Harvest festivals can be very happy energetic events. The most _________and important festivals are the ones that look forward to the end of winter _____ and to the coming of ______. spring Festivals let us________, enjoy life be proud of our customs and______ forget our work for a little while
What are the purposes of festivals?
?To have fun with each other ?To let us enjoy life ?To be proud of our customs ?To forget our daily life for a little while ?To honor the dead ?To honor famous people ?To celebrate harvest ?To welcome a new year
Work in groups to introduce a certain festival according to the reading passage .And then report it to the class.
1.What is the festival about? 2.When is it celebrated? 3.Who celebrates it? 4.Why do people celebrate it? 5.How do people celebrate it?
I want to talk about… festival. It is celebrated on … to remember / in memory of … It usually lasts … days. People do …