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The theme: “Christmas”
T: Christmas. A day that’s forever brand new.
A moment of magic in all our lives when the wonder of love rules the Earth.
It’s a special time when we wish you and your families love, health and happiness. People wish a “Merry Christmas” to each other and sing special songs and carols.
Let’s sing a song “We wish you a Merry Christmas”!
Christmas is a religious holiday and one of the happiest holidays of the year, because it is the day when the christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
T: Who wants to retell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ? Well. This story we can divide into two parts. …Will you tell the first part and ….. retell the second part.
St: The birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: ….
T: Now the rhyme “What Child is this?” Well done.
Everybody knows that British people care a lot of about their traditions and history.
The same is true for Christmas.
One of the oldest english carol is “The twelve days of Christmas”.
What have you found about this carol in the dictionary?
St: The twelve days of Christmas – is a traditional song of ten sung at Christmas. It about a person who receives a gift for each of the twelve days of Christmas.
T: Read this rhyme. Oh, that’s great!(Students read from 1 to 6.)
T: Do you know the song “Jingle bells?”
How do you like it? Could you explain what makes it special?
St: I think that ….
T: Let’s sing “Jingle bells”. Oh, that’s lovely!
T: Thank you. That’s great!
Everybody knows about Christmas.
Everybody knows about Santa, presents, goodwill, stockings, reindeer, holly and so on.
But do you know who the original Santa Claus was?
Or the original title of the Night before Christmas?
Test yourself with this Christmas questions.
1. Question: Medieval English Christmas pantomimes did not include which character?
2. Question: One notable medieval English Christmas celebration featured:
3.Question: Which of the following was not one of the Three Kings?
Answer: C) Teleost. A Teleost is actually a bony fish.
4.Question: In Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, the nutcracker’s main enemy is:
Answer: B) The King of the Mice. The King of the Mace, usually represented with seven heads, leads his troops against the nutcracker’s toy soldiers, but loses the battle when Clara, the heroine, stuns him with a hurled shoe.
5.Question: At Christmas, it is customary to exchange kisses beneath a sprig of which plant?
Answer: D) Mistletoe. Mistletoe was associated with peace and friendship in ancient Scandinavia, which may account for the practice of kissing beneath it.
6.Question: Who was the author of A Christmas Carol?
Answer: B) Charles Dickens. After A Christmas Carol Dickens wrote several other Christmas stories, one each year, but none was as successful as the original.
7.Question: For the winter solstice, Druids in ancient Britain would gather a forest plant that we now associate with Christmas. It was:
Answer: C) Mistletoe. In the time of the Druids, mistletoe was believed to have magical properties. People who met under a tree bearing mistletoe were forbidden to fight, even if they were enemies, and anyone who entered a home decorated with mistletoe was entitled to shelter and protection. Mistletoe may even have been part of Druidic wedding ceremonies.
8 .Question: The poem commonly known as The Night Before Christmas was originally titled:
Answer: B) A Visit from St. Nicholas. This poem was written by Clement Moore for his children and some guests, one of whom anonymously sent the poem to a New York newspaper for publication.
T: Say a few words about “The Night before Christmas”.
St: “The Night before christmas” – a poem by Clement Moore, which is well – know to many American children. It presents the traditional image of Santa Claus as a cheerful fat man who travels through the sky at christmas bringing gifts. It begins:..
T: Well done!
Let’s sing a popular x-mas carol about Christ when he was a baby with his mother.
It’s “ Silent Night”
T: Oh, that’s was marvellous.
T: I’d like to draw your attention to the table. Рис.1. Generally speaking there are symbols, sounds, plants and colors of x-mas. The following scheme may come helpful.
How can you prove that … is the symbol of x – mas?
T: How do you celebrate x-mas in your family?
You are welcome to use your own facts to pack up your viewpoints. The following scheme may come helpful.
T: Now, look at the second table.
It’s x - mas puzzle. Рис.2
Please, spell the word reindeer (chimney, sleigh, gifts).
What’s the meaning of this word?
There are two synonyms. Find them.
Synonym - the word with the same meaning.
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