British and Russian traditions
_____ is celebrated on the____. Russian and british holidays
At the lesson we are going to: Revise the words and word combinations; Read the text and discuss it; Revise the word-formation in the English language and English parts of speech; Compare Maslenitsa and Guy Fawkes’ Day; Have fun!
Read and translate the words, define their part of speech tradition custom important conservative proud be proud of carefully raven sights legend protection keeper figure scarecrow special
Translate from Russian into English, using the words on the blackboard Важный обычай – Гордиться традициями – Старинная легенда – 6 воронов – Сжигать чучело – An important custom To be proud of the traditions An old legend Six ravens To burn a scarecrow
Translate from Russian into English, using the words on the blackboard 5) Консервативные люди – 6) Быть под защитой – 7) Особый праздник– 8) Известные достопримечательности – Conservative people To be under protection A special holiday Famous sights
Read the text “More about British and Russian Traditions”
Answer the questions: 1) Are the British conservative? 2) What are they proud of? 3) What English holidays do you know? 4) How long have the ravens lived in the Tower of London? 5) What will happen if they leave the Tower?
Answer the questions: 6) Who ordered that six ravens should always live in the tower of London? 7) Who looks after the ravens? 8) Why do the keepers cut the birds’ wings a bit?
Find the continuation of the sentences in the text Another old English custom is… 2) They stand in the streets and squares … 3) Then with the money they have collected they… Guy Fawkes’ Day. asking for “a Penny for the Guy”. buy fireworks and burn the guy on their bonfire.
Find the continuation of the sentences in the text 4) People in Russia have… 5) In old times people usually cooked… 6)Though different countries have different traditions and holidays… their own special traditions Pancakes, had fires, burnt straw figure of winter, they sang songs and danced. People all over the world know some of them.
Find these sentences in the text 1) Говорят, британцы очень консервативны. 1) They say British people are very conservative. 2) Вороны – одна из самых известных достопримечательностей в Тауэре Лондона. 2) The ravens are one of the most famous sights at the Tower of London. 3) У каждого ворона есть своё имя и смотрители тщательно ухаживают за ними. 3) Each raven has got its name and the keepers carefully look after them.
Find these sentences in the text 4) Люди отмечают его (этот праздник) в конце февраля или в начале марта. 5) Сейчас на масленицу люди всегда пекут блины. 5)Now during “Maslenitsa week” people always cook pancakes. 6) Это – Пасха, Рождество и Новый Год. 6) They are – Easter, Christmas and New Year. 4) People celebrate it at the end of February or at the beginning of March.
Let’s have a short break! Two little ravens sitting on a hill One named Jack, the other named Jill Fly away, Jack, fly away, Jill Come back Jack, come back Jill! Two little ravens sitting on a wall One named Peter, the other named Paul Fly away, Peter, fly away, Paul Come back Peter, come back Paul!
“True”, “False” or “Don’t Know” True False False True False True Don’t know Every country has its own traditions and customs. There are no common (общие) traditions all over the world. English people celebrate Maslenitsa. There are some common holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The ravens have been in the Tower of London since Charles II. The English celebrate Guy Fawkes’ Day on the 5th of November. Russian people seldom eat pancakes with caviar now.
Fill in the gaps with the words formed from the given ones, translate them and name their part of speech: carefully, adv. traditional, adj. beginning, n. protection, n. keeper, n. Londoner, n. children ,n., pl. fireworks, n.,pl. bonfire, n. nearest, adj. dearest, adj. different, adj. careful a tradition to begin to protect to keep London a child fire+works bon+fire near dear to differ
Maslenitsa Guy Fawkes’ Day To last for a week To last for a week An old English custom An old English custom To say goodbye to winter To say goodbye to winter To ask for “a Penny for the Guy” To ask for “a Penny for the Guy” To cook pancakes To cook pancakes To collect money To collect money
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