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英语课——《世界的节日》教案

[日期:2014-01-15] 来源:  编辑: [字体: ]

Unit 1. Festivals around the world

I. Learning objectives and demands

1. Learn how festivals began and how festivals celebrated.

2. Developing the ability of reading: scanning and skimming

3. Learn more knowledge of foreign cultures and develop the sense of protecting Chinese culture.

II. Teaching important point

1、Learn how different festivals began and celebrated .

2、Let students learn more about history and basic knowledge of festivals.

III. Teaching difficult point

 1、Learn the basic method of reading.

2、Enable students to talk about festivals and celebrations.

IV. Teaching procedures:

Step 1.Leading-in

Have a free talk with students. Ask them the following questions:

T: Hello, everybody! Welcome back to school! Did you have a good time during your winter holidays?

Ss: Yes. Of course!

T: When did you feel most happy and excited? 

Ss: At the Spring Festival.

T: Who can tell us why? Volunteers!

S1: Because it’s the most important festival in our country.

S2: Because I got much lucky money from my parents, grandparents and my relatives.

S3: Because I needn’t study at festivals and there was lots of delicious food to eat. How great!

S4: Because I met my cousins and old friends who I hadn’t seen for a long time and we had a very good time together.

T: Excellent work! I am glad to hear that. Now let’s talk about FESTIVALS, which are meant to celebrate important events. Please think about other Chinese festivals.

Then discuss in pairs what other Chinese festivals you know and choose three festivals to talk about.

Step 2.Warming up

1.Let students brainstorm the other Chinese festivals:

(Lantern Festival, Pure Brightness Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, New Year′s  Day,  Chung Yeung Festival…)

2.Let students work in groups and find the information about Chinese festivals.

 

Festivals

Date

Festivals

Date

New Year′s  Day

January 1st

Teachers' Day

September 10th

International Women′s Day

March 8th

National Day

October 1st

Arbor  Day

March 12th

The Spring Festival

Lunar New Year

International Labor Day

May 1st

Dagon Boat Festival

the fifth day of the fifth lunar month

International Children's Day

June 1st

Mid-Autumn Festival

the 15th day of the fifth 8th lunar month

Army Day

August 1st

Lantern Festival

the 15th day of the fifth 1st lunar month

Chinese Youth Day

May 4th

Pure Brightness Day

April the fifth

 

3.Ask students to fill in the following form and ask some to share their opinions with the whole class. The first one is given as an example.

 

Festivals

Time of year\Date

What it celebrates

What people do

Mid-Autumn Festival

autumn\fall

the beauty of the full moon, harvest, time with family and friends

give\eat moon cake and watch the full moon with family and friends.

……

……

……

……

 

Step 3. Pre-reading

T: Ask the students whether they know any festivals of foreign countries.

Ss: Christmas Day 、Easter Day、Valentine’s Day 、Halloween……

Tell the students we’ll learn something about some festivals in foreign countries.

Step 4. Scanning

Let the students read the passage silently and quickly and ask them for the main idea. And then ask them how many kinds of festivals are mentioned in the passage.

Step 5. Listening

   Play the MP3 of the passage on the computer. And then do the true or false questions :

1. The ancient people needn’t worry about their food.

2. People celebrate Halloween with a different purpose from the past.

3. Gandhi was a great leader who Indian people honor a lot.

4. China and Japan share the same custom of celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival.

5. Easter just celebrates the rebirth of Jesus

6. In some Western countries there are very exciting carnivals, which take place fourteen days before Easter.

Keys: 1.F2.T3.T4.T5.F6.F               

Step 6. Careful reading

  1.Let the students read the passage carefully and finish the form.

 

Kind of Festivals

Names of Festivals

Aims/Reasons

Country

Ways of celebrations

Festivals of the Dead

 

 

 

 

Festivals to Honor People

 

 

 

 

Harvest Festivals

 

 

 

 

Spring Festivals

 

 

 

 

 

(Let students look through the chart and then read the text silently. Three minutes later, check the answers with the whole class.)

   2.Answer the following questions:

  1) At what occasions would the ancient people celebrate?

  2) What are the names of the festivals of the dead in different countries?

  3) Who do you think should have a festival to be honored? Why?

  4) What do people usually do when Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival arrives?

  5) Why is the Spring Festival popular? Talk about all the cultural practices you know of at the Spring Festival.

Step 7. Consolidation

Ask students to talk about festivals in their own words according to the text. Then let them complete the following passage with proper words or phrases.

There are al kinds of festivals and            around the world, which are held for different           . The ancient festivals were mainly held at three times a year-the end of the cold          ,planting in spring and         in autumn. Some festivals are held to        the dead or         the ancestors, who might return either to help or                , while other festivals are held to honor famous people or to the       ,such as Dragon Boat Festival, Columbus Day, and so on. Harvest and       

festivals are happy events because their food is          for the winter and the        

work is over, to which Mid Autumn Festival belongs. And the most            and important festivals are the ones that              the end of winter and to the coming of             such as the Lunar New Year, at which people have a very             .

Suggested answers: celebrations;  reasons;  weather;  harvest;  honor;      to satisfy;  to do harm;  gods;  Thanksgiving;  gathered;  agricultural;  energetic;  look forward to;  spring;  good time.

Step 8. Homework

 1.Learn the useful new words and expressions in this part by heart.

2.Read the reading passage again and try to talk about festivals both in and out of China.

 

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