9 1. What kinds of festivals in China do you know about? The Spring FestivalThe Lantern FestivalTomb Sweeping DayThe Double Seventh FestivalThe Middle Autumn FestivalThe Double Ninth FestivalThe Dragon Boat Festival
10 What does people do at that time? When does it take place?What does it celebrate?What does people do at that time?The Dragon Boat FestivalThe Middle Autumn Festival
11 Duan Wu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival) -the 5th day of the 5th lunar month To memory the poet,Qu Yuan. People raceDragon boat; eat zongziand drinking realgarwine; put herbs ondoorways for good health.
17 Mid-Autumn Festival-the 15th day of the 8th lunar month Celebrate the beauty of the full moon, harvest, time with family and friends. People give or eat mooncakes and watch the full moon with family and friends.
18 Festivals Date The Lantern Festival What does it celebrate? What do people do?The Lantern Festivalthe 1st day of the lunar monthvisit relatives; have a big meal; get together and have fun with friendsthe Spring Festivalthe coming of the springeat special sweet dumplings; enjoy lanterns and fireworksthe15th day of the 1st lunar monththe first full moon after Lunar New Yearthe Dragon Boat Festivalthe 5th day of the 5th lunar monthIn memory of Qu Yuan, a great poetDragon boat racing; eat zongziMid-Autumn Festivalthe 15th day of the 8th lunar monthharvestadmire the moon: mooncakes
20 The Western festivals Carnival Fool’s Day Father’s Day Valentine’s Day EasterHalloweenThanksgiving DayMother’s DayChristmas
21 It is one of the most important festivals in western countries. Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they convey(传达)?It is one of the most important festivals in western countries.People usually celebrate it together with their family members.A kind-hearted old man put the gifts in the stockings for children secretly at night.People send cards or gifts to others.
23 This festival happens at the beginning of the spring. Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they convey?This festival happens at the beginning of the spring.Usually most young people are happy on this day.Valentine’s DayThey send flowers and chocolate or some other gifts to the one they love.
25 Thanksgiving Day This festival happens in winter. Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they convey?This festival happens in winter.Every family has a feast on this day.Turkey is the most important food on this day.People celebrate it to thank God for a harvest in 1620.Thanksgiving Day
27 Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they convey? This festival happens in spring.On this day most people are happy.Some people may be fooled but they can not be angry.People can tell lies and play tricks onothers without being blamed.April Fool’s Day
28 Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they convey? Most children are excited on this day.They wear black costumes or masks.They would like to dress up as frightening and ugly ghosts or witches.They would like to knock others’ doors and say, “trick or treat”.Halloween
29 每年的１０月３１日为万圣节，它是西方国家的传统节日。这一夜是一年中最“闹鬼”的一夜，所以也叫“鬼 节”。１０月３１日是夏天正式结束的日子，也就是新年伊始，严酷的冬季开始的一天。那时人们相信，故人的亡魂会在这一天回到故居地在活人身上找寻生灵，借此再生，而且这是人在死后能获得再生的唯一希望。而活着的人则惧怕死魂来夺生，于是人们就在这一天熄掉炉火、烛光，让死魂无法找寻活人，又把自己打扮成妖魔鬼怪把死人之魂灵吓走。万圣节的一个有趣内容是“Trick or treat”，孩子们提着南瓜灯笼挨家讨糖吃的。见面时，打扮成鬼精灵模样的孩子们千篇一律地都要发出“不请吃就捣乱”的威胁，而主人自然不敢怠慢，连声说“请吃！请吃！”同时把糖果放进孩子们随身携带的大口袋里。
30 EasterIn AprilIt is the time when Jesus Christ died and came back to life.Eat chocolate eggs
33 Skim and find: What festivals are mentioned in each paragraph? P 1. Ancient festivalsP 2. Festivals of the DeadP 3.Festivals to Honour PeopleP 4.Harvest FestivalsP 5. Spring festivals33
34 Festivals to honour people CountriesObonJapanFestivals of the deadMexicothe Day of the Deadwestern countriesHalloweenthe Dragon Boat FestivalChinaFestivals to honour peopleColumbus DayUSAMohandas Gandhi DayIndiaThanksgiving festivalsEuropean countriesHarvest festivalsthe Mid-autumn FestivalChina/Japanthe Spring FestivalChinaCarnivalwestern countriesSpring festivalsEasterwestern countriesJapanCherry Blossom Festival
35 1.Why do Japanese people light lamps during the Festival of the Dead? Choose the best answer to each question or to finish each sentence.1.Why do Japanese people light lamps during the Festival of the Dead?2.Which of the following was not mentioned (提到）as a famous person in the text?3. The place where people will usually decorate churches and town halls with flowers and fruit is ____.4.Easter is held in memory of the return of Jesus for Christians and also celebrates ___.
36 1.Why do Japanese people light lamps during the Festival of the Dead? Because they want to make the festival colorful.Because they want to light up their rooms.Because they want to light up their way.Because they want to lead their ancestors to return to earth.DL 13
37 2.Which of the following was not mentioned (提到）as a famous person in the text? Mohandas Gandhi B. Abraham LincolnC. Christopher Columbus D. Qu YuanBpara3
38 3. The place where people will usually decorate churches and town halls with flowers and fruit is ____.A India B. America C. Europe D. China.CL30
39 4.Easter is held in memory of the return of Jesus for Christians and also celebrates ___. the coming of springthe autumn harvestthe Lunar New Yearthe end of a yearAL36-37
40 While readingEnjoy some pictures and get to know the festivals mentioned in the passage.
41 Specially-made lanterns are hung outside each house to lead the ancestors back to home. ObonWhen the festival is over, thousands of lanterns are placed into the water and they drift out to sea guiding the dead on their return journey to the other world.in Japan
42 The Day of the Dead in Mexico People offer food, flowers and gifts to the dead.Toys, decorations, and candies in the shape of skulls, are sold in the market-places to honor ancestors.
43 Halloween In the US and Europe The jack-o’-lantern is the most common symbol of Halloween.children dress in costumes and go from house to house to ask for candy by saying “Trick or Treat!”Halloween Parade
44 DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL boat and beat drums to scare fish away threw rice dumplings(zongzi) into the sea to keep the fish from eating Qu Yuan's body.to honour the famous ancient poet, Qu Yuan
45 in memory of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America Columbus Day in the USAin memory of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America
46 Mahatma Gandhi DayOctober 2 is a national festival in India to honour Mohandas GandhiGandhi is the leader who helped gain India’s independence from Britain
47 Harvest FestivalsPeople are grateful because their food is ________for the winter, and because a season of __________work is over.gatheredagricultural
48 Thanksgiving Day is an American traditional holiday, falling on the fourth Thursday in November, to commemorate the harvest.Thanksgiving DayThe traditional Thanksgiving food---roasting turkey, corn and pumpkin pies with ice-cream.
50 Time:late January or early FebruarycoupletsSpring Festivals
51 CarnivalParades, dancing in the streets day and night, loud music and colourful clothing of all kinds.
52 Easter is an important religious and social festival in Christian countries. It celebrates the return of Jesus for Christians and the coming of spring.Egg huntsEaster eggEaster bunny
53 the Cherry Blossom Festival Every April when the country is covered with cherry flowers.Japanese go out with their friends or families, sit under the trees, sing and have a picnic.the Cherry Blossom Festival
54 Para1 What and when did ancient people celebrate ? Most ancient festivals would celebrate the end of______________, ________________and _______________. Sometimes celebrationswere held _________________________________.planting in springcold weatherharvest in autumnafter hunters had caught animals.People would starve if food was difficult to find, especially during the cold winter months.
55 Para2-6 What do modern people celebrate ? We will hold the festivals to honor_________ or _________ the ancestors, honor famous people, be ________ for harvests, and _____________(期盼) the end of winter and the coming of spring or new life.the deadsatisfygratefullook forward toWhy do modern people love to hold festivals?
56 Discussion Is it important to have festivals and celebrations? Give your reasons. (group discussion）to enjoy lifeto be proud of our customsto forget our work for a little whileto get relaxedto get educatedto enrich cultureto develop tourismto promote economy…
57 Free talkingBased on the reading passage, what do most festivals seem to have in common?dancefoodentertainmentmusiclights or firebeing with family and friendsremembering events or people
58 Speaking My favorite festival What is your favorite festival? Why? When is it?What is the festival about?How long can we have for holiday?What do we usually do in the festival?
59 My favorite festival-- the Spring Festival in China I like the Spring festival best. It’s the most _________(富有生气的) and important festival in China, which falls on the f______ day of the lunar year. Before the festival, houses are cleaned and d_________. At the festival , people eat ___________ and fish and give children _____ ______ in red paper . On the eve, people watch CCTV New Year Gala and often set off___________. There are dragon dances and ________ (狂欢节) in the streetsenergeticfirstdecorateddumplingsluckymoneyfireworkscarnivals
60 Speaking My favorite festival What is your favorite festival? Why? When is it?What is the festival about?How long can we have for holiday?What do we usually do in the festival?
61 Homework: Write a passage to introduce a festival you are interested in or you think most fun.(when, where, how to celebrate)