Speaking. Questions1. What are the most popular Ukrainian holidays? 2. When is the holiday of Ukrainian Independence celebrated?3. What are the main holidays in America?4. What is the greatest holiday of the USA? 5. When is Thanksgiving Day celebrated? 6. Is Mother's Day a national holiday?7. When does Father's Day come?8. Is it a national holiday? 9. What does Thanksgiving dinner include?
Grammar. Make disjunctive questions about different holidays. Write them down.1. Independence Day is celebrated on the 24th of July, ….?2. Memorial Day honours the dead,……?3. Mother's Day comes on the second Sunday in May,…...?4. The resolution was drafted by Thomas Jeferson,…...?5. Thanksgiving Day is marked on the fourth Thursday of November,……?
Read the text 1: In Britain we decorate our Christmas tree with Christmas balls, angels and lights. We get Christmas cards from our family and friends. We decorate our house with the Christmas cards. We also make special Christmas food. At my house on Christmas Eve evening we leave big red stockings by our beds for presents. Santa Claus comes at night and leaves presents in the stocking's. On Christmas Day we open our presents and we pull Christmas crackers. There are little presents and funny paper hats in the crackers. We eat turkey and Christmas pudding. And in the evening we sign carols together. Reading II. Reading II.
Christmas Day is probably the most exciting day of the year for Ukrainian children. They know that they will get presents, just as they do on their birthdays, but on Christmas Day most of them will also see what their brothers and sisters have received. Children also have the pleasure of giving presents, which is often as satisfying as receiving. This day was a festival long before Christianity because ancient people believed that this was the time when the son of the God started his journey back to earth. It is a custom for Ukrainian people to congratulate each other on the occasion of Christmas, and they wish each other happiness, good luck in everything. On this day many families attend churches to be present at services held there. In short, Christmas is a great day for the celebration of Jesus's birth day (on the 7th of January).
Discussion“Christmas in Great Britain - Christmas in Ukraine”. Are they similar or different?Christmas in GBChristmas in Ukraine1) Christmas in Great Britain is celebrated on…2) The English gift-giver is called Father Christmas.3) He wears….4) Father Christmas delivers presents during the night before Christmas.5) In England traditional Christmas dinner is…6) Children in England sing Christmas…7) On Christmas Eve some people go to a special church service called…1) Christmas in Ukraine is celebrated on…2) The Ukrainian gift-giver is called…3) He wears a long red robe.4) Father Frost…5) In Ukraine traditional Christmas dinner is…6) Children in Ukraine sing Kolyadky and…7) On Christmas Eve some people…