New Year’s Celebration. Objectives to develop reading skills to develop listening and speaking skills to develop group interaction skills to develop creative

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  • New Years Celebration

  • Objectives to develop reading skillsto develop listening and speaking skillsto develop group interaction skillsto develop creative thinkingto develop students cognition to stimulate students interest in the subject

  • Santa QuizWhat color is Santas suit?Is Santa married?Does he have any children?Where does he live?Who makes all the toys?How does Santa know the childrens wishes?When does Santa give the children presents?How does Santa travel around the world? How many reindeer pull the sleigh?Who is the leader of the reindeer?Whats special about him? What are three things families put on the table for Santa? How does Santa enter the house? Where does Santa put the presents?Where does Santa park his sleigh? What does Santa say when he laughs?What does Santa give to bad boys and girls? What happens if children see Santa in the house?

  • AnswersRed and white. Yes, he is.No, he doesnt.North Pole. Elves.They write letters.Christmas Eve. By sleigh (it flies).Nine.Rudolph.He has a red nose. Cookies, milk and carrots.Down the chimney.Under the Christmas tree or into the stocking.On the roof.Ho, Ho, Ho.Coal in their stockings. They receive no presents.

  • New Years celebration around the world Read the descriptions about New Years celebration around the world. Can you work out which countries they are about? Look at list to help you. In _________ people gather in Times Square to watch a huge crystal ball descend from the top of a tall building as midnight approaches. At the final moment, people cheer and hug and kiss each other. In _________ people gather in Trafalgar square and listen to the chimes of a huge clock called Big Ben to mark the start of the New Year. Then they cheer and sing a traditional song: Auld Lang Syne. In _________ friends visit each others houses in the early hours of the new year, bringing with them some bread, some whisky and a lump of coal for good luck. This custom is called first-footing.In _________ people decorate the doors of their houses with pine branches and bamboo which symbolize long life and wealth. In_________ the New Year will start on January 24th. Loud drums and gongs are played to scare off the evil spirits of the old year. At the end of the day, friends and relatives have dinner together.

  • In _________ families stay up till midnight to eat a special kind of dumpling. The dumplings are boiled and served just after midnight. A coin is hidden in one of the dumplings. The person who finds or bites the coin will be the luckiest one in the New Year.In _________ New Years Day is also the festival of Saint Basil. Saint Basil was famous for his kindness, and Greek children leave their shoes by the fire on New Years Day in the hope that he will come and fill the shoes with gifts. In _________ New Years Eve is called Sylvester and is named after a pope from the 4th century. People dress up in their best clothes and visit each others houses to drink a toast to the New Year. In _________ when the clock strikes midnight, it is the custom to eat 12 grapes, one with every chime, to bring good luck for the 12 months ahead. In _________ families make a doll representing the old year. Its made out of bits of old clothing from each family member and stuffed with straw and firecrackers. On a piece of paper every family member writes a fault or a bit of bad luck that they want to get rid of. At midnight the doll is set on fire and burns until nothing but ashes is left. Choose from these countries: Spain, China, Korea, Colombia, London (England), Scotland, New York (the USA), Greece, Germany, Japan.

  • AnswersIn New York (the USA) people gather in Times Square to watch a huge crystal ball descend from the top of a tall building as midnight approaches. At the final moment, people cheer and hug and kiss each other. In London (England) people gather in Trafalgar square and listen to the chimes of a huge clock called Big Ben to mark the start of the New Year. Then they cheer and sing a traditional song: Auld Lang Syne. In Scotland friends visit each others houses in the early hours of the new year, bringing with them some bread, some whisky and a lump of coal for good luck. This custom is called first-footing.In Japan people decorate the doors of their houses with pine branches and bamboo which symbolize long life and wealth. In Korea the New Year will start on January 24th. Loud drums and gongs are played to scare off the evil spirits of the old year. At the end of the day, friends and relatives have dinner together.

  • In China families stay up till midnight to eat a special kind of dumpling. The dumplings are boiled and served just after midnight. A coin is hidden in one of the dumplings. The person who finds or bites the coin will be the luckiest one in the New Year. In Greece New Years Day is also the festival of Saint Basil. Saint Basil was famous for his kindness, and Greek children leave their shoes by the fire on New Years Day in the hope that he will come and fill the shoes with gifts. In Germany New Years Eve is called Sylvester and is named after a pope from the 4th century. People dress up in their best clothes and visit each others houses to drink a toast to the New Year. In Spain when the clock strikes midnight, it is the custom to eat 12 grapes, one with every chime, to bring good luck for the 12 months ahead. In Colombia families make a doll representing the old year. Its made out of bits of old clothing from each family member and stuffed with straw and firecrackers. On a piece of paper every family member writes a fault or a bit of bad luck that they want to get rid of. At midnight the doll is set on fire and burns until nothing but ashes is left.

  • DiscussionGroup One thinks it is better to have a quiet family holiday. A traditional way, the nearest and dearest people, to be at ease, to watch TV, to quit when you feel like it, etc. Group Two prefers celebrating at somebodys place without parents. To be among friends, to prepare everything yourselves, to play loud music, noisy games, to stay up till morning, different competitions.

    Group Three chooses to go to a disco, a caf or a club. Specialists take care of everything: food, music, decorations. To meet different people, make friends, interesting show, no cleaning and washing up, etc.

  • ABBAHappy New Year

    Fill in the gaps with prepositions and conjunctions.Verse I. No more champagne_____ the fireworks are throughHere we are, me ____ youFeeling lost ____feeling blueIts the end ____ the party____ the morning seems so greySo, until yesterdayNows the time ___ us to saySeparate the words in refrain to make the lines readable. HappyNewYearHappyNewYearMayweallhaveavisionnowandthenOfaworldwhereeveryneighborisafriendHappyNewYearHappyNewYearMayweallhaveourhopesourwilltotryIfwedontwemightaswelllaydownanddieYouandI

  • Only the first words of the lines are put in the right order. Put the rest of the words in each line in the right order so that they could make sense. Verse2Sometimes see/ IHow new/ arrives / world / the / braveAnd how / I / it / see / thrives /In of/ lives / the / ashes / ourOh is / yes /man / fool /aAnd be / he / okay / thinks / hell /Dragging of / on / feet / clay /Never hes / astray / knowing /Keeps on going anyway

    Refrain

    Read verse 3 of the song and choose and circle the right variant from given on the right. Verse 3____ to me now seems / seemed / seem / That the dreams we ______ before have / had / have had /____ all dead nothing more is / are / were /Than confetti ____ the floor in / at / on /_____ the end of a decade its / it was / they are /In another ten years _____ time / period / gap /Who can ____ what well find said / say/ to say /What _____ waiting down the line lay / laid / lies /In the end of eighty-nine

  • Home taskEverybody will get a question card. Please think of an answer and write it in your exercise-books. Try to make your answer original. If it is difficult for you to use conditionals, you can use Future Simple tense (I will). For higher-ability students: What would you do? What wouldnt you do? Everyones at the table for Christmas dinner. It looks delicious. No one moves. What would you do? You are walking home wearing a Santa suit. On the way a strange man says: Give me some money! What would you do? One of your Christmas presents seems to be moving. What would you do? Someone puts a small present on your desk. Theres no name. What would you do?

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