Unit1 festivals around the world
1.Analysis of the teaching material
6.Assessment And reflection
4.Analysis of learning
Analysis of the teaching material
Teaching Important Point: to improve the students’ speaking ability by talking about the festivals; Teaching Difficult Points:
how to further develop the Ss' speaking ability
and to let each student take part in the class
Knowledge goals Ability goals Ability goals Emotion goals
to grasp the important goals and difficult points ;to learn some useful words and expressions to train Ss’ skill of speaking; to help Ss develop the ability of learning English through different ways, such as reading newspapers, magazines and books, surfing the Internet, etc. to encourage Ss to show positive and healthy attitude towards different festivals and customs. To get Ss to further understand the differences between Chinese and foreign cultures
situational teaching method ;
cooperative learning method;
programmed teaching method;
task-based and assessment
Analysis of learning
Ss are interested in the topics that are familiar to them They have different English levels
Festivals around the world
1.To learn some important new words and expressions.
2. To learn the passage by skimming, scanning and careful reading (reading skills).
3. To learn something about different festivals and celebrations around the world.
1. 丰收 n& v harvest 2. 饿死 v. starve 3. 起源，由来 n. origin 4. 祖先，祖宗 n. ancestor 5. 信仰，信任 n. belief 6. 宗教上的，信奉宗教的 adj. religious 7. 纪念，追念 (phr) in memory of 8. 搞恶作剧，开玩笑 (phr) play a trick on … 9. 搜集；集合；聚集 ( v.) gather 10.奖品；授予n. & vt. award 11. 赞美；钦佩；羡慕 v. admire 12. 盛装；打扮；装饰(phr) dress up 13. 玩得开心(phr) have fun with
Some Chinese traditional festivals
(of Chinese lunar calendar) (农历) 1. The 15th day of the 1st month-the Lantern Festival (元宵节) 2. The 5th day of the 5th month -the Dragon-boat festival (端午节) 3. the 7th day of the 7th month– Qiqiao Festival (the Chinese Valentine’s day) 4.The 15th day of the 8th month -the Mid-autumn Festival 5. the 9th day of the 9th month-Chongyang Festival the Double Ninth Festival April 5th -- Tomb-sweeping Festival (清明节)
Skimming(略读，浏览) Para 1 and sub-heading (副标题)
Festivals of all kinds have many________: origins ? some religious ________, ? some ________, seasonal ? some for special _________________. people or events
The passage lists _____ four kinds of modern festivals namely: Festivals of the Dead (即 ) Festivals to Honor People Harvest Festivals Spring Festivals
Names of Festivals
Obon Day of the Dead Halloween (Dragon Boat Festival) Columbus Day festival to honor (Gandhi)
(Japan) (Mexico) some Western countries
Festivals of the Dead
Festivals to Honor People
harvest/ (Thanksgiving) festivals (mid-autumn festivals)
European and other countries
China and Japan
Some Western countries
(Cherry Blossom Festival)
What and when did ancient people celebrate ?
Most ancient festivals would celebrate the end
of______________, ________________and planting in spring cold weather _________________. harvest in autumn Sometimes celebrations
would be held__________________________. after hunters had caught animals
Obon Festivals of the Dead Day of the Dead Halloween
1.What are festivals of the dead usually held for? Festivals of the dead are usually held to __________ the dead or honour __________the ancestors. satisfy
2. What do people do at each festival?
Obon（盂兰盆节） in Japan
People should go to clean the graves and light incense in memory of their ancestors.
They also light lamps and play music because they think that this will lead the ancestors back to the earth.
The Day of the Dead In Mexico People eat food in the shape of skulls and cakes with “bones” on them.
the festival of Halloween in some western countries dress up, ask for sweets, play a trick on
play the “trick or treat “
Para 3 Festivals to Honour People Match the festivals with the proper people.
National Festival The Dragon Boat Columbus to honor Gandhi Festival Day
thanksgiving festivals mid-autumn festivals
1. Harvest festivals are always happy events because people are _______ (=thankful) grateful that food is gathered for the winter and __________________( 农活) is over . the agricultural work
2. How do people celebrate the festivals?
In European countries: People will ________ on Thanksgiving festivals. 1. decorate churches and town halls with… 2. get together to have meals 3. win awards for their farm produce
In China and Japan:
admire the moon and in People _______ China, enjoy___________. mooncakes
Spring festival Spring Festivals Easter Cherry Blossom Festival What do these spring festivals celebrate? A. The return of Jesus from the dead. B. The end of winter and the coming of spring and new life. C. The getting together of the families.
as though (as if ) it is covered with …looks _________ pink snow _____________
Easter An important religious and social festival …; Celebrate, the return… the coming …
the Spring Festival in China
energetic 富有生气的) and It’s the most _________( important festival in China, which falls on the f______ day of the lunar year. Before the first festival, houses are cleaned and d_________( ecorated 装饰) dumplings and fish At the festival , people eat ___________ and give children lucky _____ money ______ in red paper (red packets). On the eve, people watch CCTV New Year Gala and often set off ________( fireworks 烟花).There are ______ dances and ________ dragon carnivals (狂欢节) in the streets
精讲点拨：1.At that time people would starve if food was difficult to find. 该题中difficult 在句中做表语,所以后 面用不定式的主动表示被动，如果动 词为不及物动词在其后加相应的介词 。 Eg I find it is hard to learn. The room is comfortable to live in.
2.It’s now a children’s festival, when they can dress up and go to their neighbors’ house to ask for sweets. 该句中dress up 盛装打扮,其中 注意的是的宾语只能是人,经常 用的短语为be dressed in。
There are many kinds of festivals all around the world. The first one, festivals of the______. Dead For example, the Japanese festival Obon. People should go to clean light graves and _____incense in _________of their memory ancestor. The western holiday Halloween, now it’s a children’s festival, when they can dress _____up and ask for________. sweets If they don’t give any sweets, the children might play a _______on them. trick honour The second one, festivals to ________people. For example, the Dragon Boat Festival.
Thanksgiving The third is Harvest and ___________Festivals. China and Japan have Mid-autumn festivals, admire when people ________the moon. The last one is Spring Festivals. They are the most energetic look forward to and important festivals that ______________the end of winter and to the coming of spring. In China, people eat dumplings ________(饺子)and give the children _______money. In Japan ,the country, lucky cherry covered with ________tree flowers ,looks as though it is covered with pink snow.
Give one sentence to describe the passage. The passage is mainly about different festivals and the ways of celebrations and also the reasons why people celebrate them all over the world.
Homework： Retell the text and write them down on the paper
Assessment And reflection
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