- Формирование и развитие коммуникативных умений и навыков
учащихся по иностранному языку.
- Повышение духовно-нравственной культуры учащихся.
- Отвлечение учащихся от негативных явлений современной жизни.
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странами, их традициями и культурой.
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современном мире, учить общаться по теме на английском языке.
- Учить уважительному отношению к культуре и обычаям другой
- Активизировать творческую деятельность учащихся посредством
привлечения театрализованных форм обучения, информационных и
Оборудование: рисунки, посвященные празднику Дня
Благодарения в США, компьютер и мультимедийный проектор с экраном,
Hello children. How are you? Who is on duty today? Is anybody
absent today? What date is it today?
Today Americans celebrate one of the famous holiday. Do you know what
holiday it is?
Yes, it is Thanksgiving Day! Do you know what it is devoted to? Why
do Americans celebrate it? When did they begin to celebrate it?
Today at our lesson we’ll know about the origin of it? The aim of
our lesson is to learn more about this holiday. You should listen, take
part in the discussion, recite the poems, play game and at the end of
the lesson do the test.
Let’s begin our lesson with phonetic exercise – read this poem.
II. Фонетическая зарядка.
Учащиеся читают стихотворение несколько раз, а учитель каждый раз
стирает отдельные слова.
|Thank you, thank you, very much|
For everything that I can touch.
Thanks a lot for nature’s food
And for when I’m feeling good.
Thank you, thank you, very much
For moms and dads and friends and such.
|… you, … you, very …|
For everything that I can …
… a lot for nature’s …
And for when I’m feeling …
… you, thank you very …
For moms and dads and friends and …
|… …, … …, very …|
For … that … can ….
… a lot for … ….
… for when I’m feeling ….
… …, … …, very …
For … and … and … and … .
III. Лексическая зарядка.
For better understanding the history of the holiday, you should
learn some new words. Let’s read and translate some of them.
Faith [ ] вера
Feast [ ] пир, праздник
Stuffing [ ] начинка
Squash [ ] давить, мять
Cranberry sauce [ ] клюквенное пюре
Annual [ ] ежегодный
Sickness [ ] болезнь
Starvation [ ] голодание
Observance [ ] соблюдение
Wreath [ ] венок
Horn of plenty [ ] рог изобилия
Charitable [ ] благотворительный
Elderly [ ] пожилой
Survive [ ] выжить, уцелеть
Crop [ ] урожай
Bog [ ] болото
IV. Рассказы учащихся об истории праздника.
Now Let’s listen the story about Thanksgiving Day.
1st pupil –Every year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans
celebrate a purely American holiday called Thanksgiving Day. This is a
day for family reunions. American families meet for a special dinner,
usually with turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin and pies. They give
thanks to God for the past year, and remember the first harvest of the
first English settlers of the Plymouth colony in 1621.
2nd pupil – This is a family holiday. Families come together for a
special dinner. In some places special religious services are held in
the morning. Then comes the traditional feast. Turkey with stuffing is
the main dish. It is served with sweet potatoes, squash, cranberry
sauce and pumpkin pie. Apple cider is the drink of the day. After dinner
the family will relax and talk. Football is the most popular game on
this day. For many schools the Thanksgiving Day game is the most
important one of the year. Usually there are several football games to
watch on TV.
3d pupil – The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated by Pilgrims
1621. In the fall of 1620, one hundred Pilgrims came to the United
States from England. Half of the people came for religious freedom.
All came for new lives. They sailed from Plymouth, England, on
September, 16, 1620. Their ship was called the "Mayflower”. They Landed
at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts, on December, 26, 1620.
4th pupil – The first winter was a terrible time. The Pilgrims were
hungry, sick and cold. Many people died. Then the native Americans, the
Indians, helped the Pilgrims. They taught the Pilgrims how to plant
corn, to built houses, to fish, to hunt and how to survive in America.
The crops did well, and in the fall of 1621 the Pilgrims had a great
harvest. They were thankful and decided to celebrate with a feast. The
Pilgrims invited their Indian friends to share this Thanksgiving feast.
5th pupil – Stores, classrooms and homes are decorated with turkeys,
Pilgrims, Indians, wreaths of dried flowers and vegetables. Horns of
plenty are also very popular. Charitable organizations serve dinners to
needy people. They also send baskets of food to the elderly and sick.
Macy’s department store holds its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New
York City. Celebrities, floats, bands, and balloons shaped like
famous story- book and cartoon characters appear in the parade. Santa
Claus arrives at the end. His coming marks the beginning of the
V. Обсуждение прослушанного.
Is this story interesting for you? Let’s control how you understand
it. Say me please what sentence is right or wrong/
- Thanksgiving is a holiday of the family.
- The Pilgrim Fathers coped with the first winter quite well.
- The Indians didn’t help the Pilgrims.
- The Pilgrims invited their Indians friends to celebrate this
And answer my questions:
- What kind of holiday is Thanksgiving Day?
- What is the main idea of this holiday?
- Why did the Pilgrims invite the Indians to share the
- What is served for Thanksgiving dinner?
VI. Работа с тестами. Индивидуальная самостоятельная работа
учащихся по карточкам.
Let’s do some tests.
1. Match words or phrases of similar meanings:
|a) to stay alive|
b) a large meal, a banquet
d) a circular arrangement of flowers or dried flowers
f) happening every year
g) putting food inside meat or vegetables
h) people of old age
i) the collection of crops (fruits, vegetables)
j) the celebration of a holiday
2. Circle the word that does not belong
- Flowers, arrangement, wreath, food.
- Hunger, starvation, need, abundance.
- Annual, yearly, weekly, every 12 months.
- Young, mature, old, elderly.
- Harvest, collection, gathering, crops.
- Celebration, observance, forgetting, ceremony.
- Religions, games, faiths, beliefs.
- Alive, survive, die, exist.
- Banquet, feast, starvation, meal.
- Stuffing, food, filling, reading.
VII. Инсценирование стихотворений, посвященных Дню
Every holiday has its own traditions, games, songs, poems. Let’s
listen two poems. And Your schoolmates not only recite these poems,
but also act out them.
6th pupil – Thanksgiving
for all my hands can hold –
and melons gold,
both ripe and sweet,
peas and beans
so good to eat!
for all my eyes can see –
field and tree,
in sea-deep sky,
for all my ears can hear –
birds’ song echoing
far and near,
songs of little
stream, big sea,
duck and bee!
7th pupil – Pilgrim Children Pilgrim Children
worked hard all day Pilgrim Children had little time to play The first
child chopped lots of wood The second child helped make the family’s
food The third child helped keep the horses fed The fourth child made a
mattress for his bed The fifth child made soap and a candle The sixth
child turned the meat-roasting handle Pilgrim Children worked hard all
day Pilgrim Children had little time to play.
8th pupil – Five Plump Turkeys. This plump turkey
spread his tail like a fan This plump turkey away he run This plump
turkey flew up in a tree This plump turkey gobbled at me This plump
turkey said "I’ll leave right away, So the cook can’t find me on
Do you like it? Have you enjoyed this performance?
VIII. Игры с учащимися.
Let’s have fun. It will be the interesting game.
The first game is known for you.
You have to put one of the leaves to the turkey’s tail with blinded
The second game is new and interesting.
It’s name is "Mr.Turkey”. One pupil sit on the chair with his eyes
closed. Another pupil then knocks. The pupil on the chair asks, ”Who’s
there?” The pupil answers "Mr.Turkey”
Then the pupil on the chair have to guess who Mr.Turkey is.
IX. Дифференцированный контроль ЗУН учащихся по теме «День
Благодарения в США»
At the end of the lesson I want you to do some tests yourselves. But
they are different.
Some tests for those who wants to get 4 or 5. Another tests for
those who wants to get 3.
You may choose.
Карточка 1 – на оценку 4 или 5.
1. Fill in the blanks:
- They left their old … because they could not pray the way
- They slept on the hard, cold, … of the ship.
- It was a good … to build their town.
- The Pilgrims made a good … who helped them.
- They gave thanks for the new … they had begun in Plymouth.
2. Ask questions:
Children had to help the grown-ups to cook meals, to make soap and
Карточка 2 – на оценку 3
1. Choose the right word:
- In (1492, 1620, 1812) some men and women, boys and girls
sailed on a ship acrossthe ocean.
- They had been on the ship for (one, two, three) months.
- The (first, second, third) winter in Plymouth was
- The Pilgrim children had to learn to (play, work, go to the
forest) in Plymouth.
- They gave (money, thanks, life) for the new life.
Pilgrim, pray, settlement, wild country, hunt.
X. Подведение итогов урока и домашнее задание:
Our lesson is over and I hope you have enjoyed it because you have
taken some knowledge about America, its people, its traditions. Your
homework will be the next. You will try to interpret the word: (For
t – turkey
h – hunt
a – animals
n – new world
k – ...
s – ...
g – ...
i – ...
v – ...
i – ...
n – ...
g – ...