Открытое внеклассное мероприятие “Карнавал британских праздников” было проведено в рамках недели иностранного языка в октябре 2004 года для и при непосредственном участии учащихся четвертых классов, которые занимаются по УМК -IV И.Н. Верещагиной, О.В. Афанасьевой для школ с углубленным изучением английского языка, третий год обучения.
“Carnival of British Holidays”.
“Карнавал британских праздников”
активизировать страноведческий языковой материал по теме “English Year”;
систематизировать знания учащихся о том, когда и как празднуются британские праздники;
расширить знания учащихся о праздниках, знакомя их с традициями проведения других народных праздников, характерных только для Великобритании;
воспитывать чувства уважения и доброжелательности к стране изучаемого языка и её народу, своим сверстникам;
развивать и поддерживать устойчивый интерес к английскому языку, речевую культуру и культуру общения друг с другом.
Оборудование: красочный плакат под названием “Carnival of British Holidays”, таблички с названиями праздников, тематические плакаты, поздравительные открытки, медали в форме сердечек, две коробки с синими и красными бумажками, блины, две сковородки, два яйца, две деревянные ложки, две верёвки (для соревнований), эмблема с трилистником, шоколадные яйца, корзинки, плакат с осликом, грамоты на конкурсы костюмов и стихов, магнитофон и записи тематических песен.
Teacher: Good afternoon, dear children and guests! Today we have
an usual day. We are having a great party “Carnival of British Holidays”. I hope you
will have a wonderful time. Let us learn, play, sing and dance together!
Neznaika: (Knock, knock) May I come in?
Teacher: Yes, you may. But who are you?
Neznaika: My name is Neznaika. I came from Russia some days ago. Wow, what is it? Why are you wearing so beautifully, children?
Teacher: Neznaika, we are having a party. Will you join us? We shall tell you a lot of interesting facts about British holidays and you will enjoy your time spending here. Take your place where you want.
Neznaika: With great pleasure. I do not know anything about holidays in Great Britain. I will listen to you very carefully! And may be then we shall play with you.
Teacher: There are a lot of public holidays in Great Britain. They are Christmas Day, New Year’ Day, St. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Pancake Day, St. Patrick’s Day, All Fool’s Day, Easter Day, Father’s Day, Hallowe’en and others.
Teacher: The most popular holiday on the British Isles is Christmas.
(Дети в нарядных костюмах рассказывают о Рождестве.)
Pupil 1: The 25 of December is Christmas Day. It is a happy holiday for
many people in different countries. Some weeks before Christmas English people are busy.
They send greeting cards to all their relatives and friends. You can buy Christmas cards
or you can make them. Many children make their cards at school.
Pupil 2: People buy a Christmas tree and decorate it with toys, coloured balls and little coloured lights. On Christmas Eve people put their presents under the tree. When children go to bed they put their stockings near their beds.
Pupil 3: At night Father Christmas comes. He has got a big bag of presents for children. He puts the presents into the children’s stockings.
Pupil 1: Every year there is a big Christmas tree in the centre of London in Trafalgar Square. This is a present from the people of Norway to the people of Great Britain. They send it to Londoners every year and Londoners decorate the Christmas tree.
Pupil 2: The shops are very busy at Christmas. People want to buy presents for their family and friends.
Pupil 3: People open their presents on Christmas morning and they are happy with what they get.
Pupil 1: For Christmas dinner people eat turkey and the Christmas pudding. At five o’clock it’s time for tea and Christmas cake.
Pupil 2: On this day people wish their nearest and dearest a merry Christmas.
P1, P2, P3:( зрителям) Merry Christmas to you! - Children: The same to you!
Teacher: Let’s sing the song about Christmas (“We wish you a Merry Christmas”) ( Во время исполнения песни несколько учащихся вручают гостям рождественские открытки)
Pupil 3: (Poem)
“Christmas Message”. (H.W. Longfellow)
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
Teacher: New Year’s Day is less popular in Great Britain than
Christmas. But it is also celebrated there. Would you tell us about New Year’s Day?
Pupil 1: Not all English people celebrate New Year.
Pupil 2: Those who do celebrate it on the 31st of December.
Pupil 3: A lot of people go to Trafalgar Square to see the Christmas tree.
Pupil 1: They have a New Year party at home.
Pupil 2: On that day they wish their dearest and nearest a “Happy New Year”.
Pupil 3: When Big Ben strikes twelve the people drink a toast to the New Year.
Pupil 1: English and American people often make New Year’s resolutions.
Pupil 2: Children make New Year’s resolutions, too.
Pupil 3: This year I am going to help Mum about the house.
Pupil 1: This year I am going to be nice to my little sister.
Pupil 2: This year I am going to do exercises every morning.
Pupil 3: This year I am going not to be late for school.
Pupil 1: My Mum isn’t going to eat chocolates, bread or spaghetti.
Pupil 2: Dad is going to play tennis every day.
Pupil 3: My Mum and Dad usually keep their resolutions but I don’t.
Pupil 1: And about you?
Pupil 2: Do you make New Year’s resolutions?
Pupil 3: Do you always keep them?
P1, P2, P3: ( зрителям) Happy New Year!
Teacher: Let’s sing the song “Jingle bells”! ( Дети хором исполняют песню)
Teacher: In February the British have a wonderful holiday for all lovers - St.
Pupil 1: Nobody knows much about St. Valentine. People call him the saint of love. On this day children write their names on cards with hearts on them and give them to their classmates. Schoolchildren and older people give cards, presents and flowers to their boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives. Some people do not put their names at the end of their cards because they want their name to be a secret.
I’ll be your sweetheart
If you will be mine,
All of my life
I’ll be your Valentine.
The rose is red,
The violets are blue,
The honey’s sweet
And so are you.
Pupil 1: Let us play a “Valentine game”.(Ведущие раздают девочкам розовые, а мальчикам голубые листочки. Те, у кого оказались листочки с сердечками, становятся Валентином и Валентиной праздника. Им дарят большие “сердца” с вышеуказанными надписями.)
Teacher: Mother’s Day. English people as many other people in the word love
their mothers very much and they celebrate Mother’s Day in March.
Pupil 1: In March there is also a holiday for English women – Mother’s Day. People in the family try to make it a day off for Mother and help her in any way they can. On that day they visit their mothers and give them some presents. If they cannot do that, they send their mothers “A Mother’s Day Card”.
Pupil 1 (Daughter): My dear Mummy! Happy Mother’s Day! I wish you health and happiness. I want to give you this beautiful card and flowers.
Pupil 2( Mother): Thank you, dear daughter! Let me kiss you.
P1, P2: Happy Mother’s Day!
Pupil 1: (Poem)
I Love My Mummy. ( by Antonenko)
One, One, One.
I love the sun
Two, two, two
I love my mummy too
Three, three, three
My mummy loves me
Four, four, four
I love her more and more
I count from one,
I love the sun
I count to four
I love my Mummy more!
Pupil 2: ( Poem)
Help Your Mother! ( by V. Ruderman)
Help your mother lay the table,
Put a knife and fork and spoon;
Help your mother lay the table
Help your mother clear the table,
Take the knife and fork and spoon;
Help your mother clear the table
Morning, night and noon.
Teacher: Pancake Day. Do you like to eat pancakes? As for me I do. And
so do the English, especially students. It is a funny holiday. They celebrate it in March.
Pupil 1: In England there is a day for pancakes. It is usually in March. At home families have pancakes for dinner. At school the children and the teachers have pancakes for lunch. People have a lot of fun on that day. This holiday is popular with all students in England.
Students usually have different races on Pancake Day. For example, “Egg-and-Spoon Race”, “Three Legged Race” and “Pancake Race”.
Teacher: Let’s play these games now! ( Ведущий проводит соревнования, популярные в Блинный день в Англии: с блинами, бег на трех ногах, бег с яйцом в ложке. )
Teacher: St. Patrick’s Day is also very
popular in the UK and other English – speaking countries. The symbol of this holiday is
Pupil 1: The 17th of March is a national holiday in Ireland – St. Patrick’s Day. People send greeting cards.
Pupil 2: On that day people wear a shamrock. A shamrock is a plant with three leaves. It is the national emblem of Ireland.
Pupil 1: On St. Patrick’s Day we decorate our schools, houses and streets with green shamrocks. And we all wear something green. We say that everyone is Irish on this day. Kiss me. I am Irish.
Pupil 2: Kiss me. I am Irish.
Teacher: All Fool’s Day. The British love this holiday very much. Russian
people celebrate it, too.
Pupil 1: In April there is a day for fun. - April Fool’s Day. It’s on the first of April. English pupils like it very much. They play jokes and tricks on other people: other children, parents, friends, relatives and school teachers.
Pupil 2: For example, one is to tell someone that something is wrong with his dress when in fact all is in order.
1)Pupil 1: ( Один мальчик подкрадывается и прикрепляет листок с надписью “Push me!” на спину другого мальчика, который ни о чем не догадывается.) – April Fool! (Все смеются)
2) Pupil 2: Look, Alyosha, your hair is green! ( Алеша пытается рассмотреть, какого цвета его волосы) – Pupil 1: April Fool! (Все смеются)
3) Pupil 3: I say, Dima, your shirt is dirty! (Дима ищет пятно на своей рубашке)
–Pupil 4: April Fool! (Все смеются)
4) Pupil 5: Look, Slava! Where are your trousers? ( Слава испуганно хватается за свои брюки)
– Pupil 6: April Fool! (Все смеются)
Pupil 1: As you see the first of April is a day for fun.
Teacher: Easter. “Happy Easter!” – say people in Great
Britain greeting each other. However, in Russia people usually say: “Christ is risen
!” and the answer is “He is risen indeed!”
Pupil 1: In April or at the end of March English people celebrate Easter Day. They celebrate it as the start of spring or a religious festival. In England it is time to give and to get presents. On Easter Sunday children get chocolate eggs or rabbits. You can buy them at any sweet shop in the weeks before Easter.
Pupil 2: The Easter holidays in the UK are at the end of March and in the first half of April. Pupils go back to school after Easter. ( Девочки раздают игрушечные яйца и бумажных кроликов всем присутствующим) P1,P2: Happy Easter! (зрителям)
Teacher: Father’s Day. We do not have such a holiday in Russia. But in Great
Britain there is a Father’s Day. I believe it would be a great holiday in our country
and all fathers would be glad to celebrate it.
Pupil 1: In June the English fathers celebrate Father’s Day. Children usually spend the day with their parents. On that day they send cards and give presents to their fathers.
Pupil 2: ( Poem)
My dear, dear Daddy!
We love you so much.
We want you to be happy
Today and very much!
Be happy, be happy
Today and very much!
1) Pupil 1(Daughters): Dear Father! Happy Father’s Day! We want to give you these nice presents.
Pupil 2 (Daddy): Thanks, dear daughters!
P1, P2: (зрителям) Happy Father’s Day!
Teacher: Hallowe’en. Autumn comes and it’s time to celebrate
Hallowe’en. It’s a funny holiday for children and grown-ups.
Pupil 1: In late October the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer. It is colder and darker and cold winds blow. The leaves fall down from the trees. The year is ending and everything is dying.
Pupil 2: People stay at home in the evenings and at weekends. It is the time of Hallowe’en. Hallowe’en is a great holiday. Hallowe’en is the end of autumn and the start of winter.
Pupil 3: In the past this festival was a time of fear. People believed in ghosts and witches and they stayed at home.
Pupil 1: At Hallowe’en the ghosts of the dead and all the witches of the world
rode in the sky on their broomsticks.
Pupil 2: Many countries celebrate Hallowe’en, but in different ways. People invite their relatives and friends to Hallowe’en parties and send invitation cards. Today this festival is a time for fun, for Hallowe’en parties.
Pupil 3: Now ghosts and witches are people dressed in old and funny clothes. On the 31st of October at Hallowe’en parties they eat tasty autumn food - pumpkin pies and cakes.
Pupil 1: The sky is blue, the sky is green,
Have you got a penny for Hallowe’en?
Pupil 2: Ghosts and witches can be seen.
Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat!
Give us something good to eat.
Pupil 3: The sky is grey,
But we are gay:
We go out and go in
To celebrate Hallowe’en.
Teacher: Birthday. All сhildren have their own birthdays and celebrate
them in different ways. But today we have a boy who has a birthday. Please guess who has a
Pupils: Perhaps Neznaika has his birthday.
Teacher: Yes, you are right. Let’s sing the song for our friend “Happy Birthday to you!”
Teacher: At Birthday parties children play different games. One of them is “Pin the tail on the donkey!” Shall we play it? ( Дети с завязанными глазами прикрепляют хвостик ослику)
Neznaika: It was pleasure to listen to you, boys and girls! I see you know
much about British holidays. But I want to ask you some questions.
I. When do the British celebrate _______? (When is ______?)
1) Christmas ( December, 25)
2) St. Patrick’s Day ( March, 17)
3) April Fool’s Day ( April, 1)
4) Hallowe’en ( October, 31)
5) Mother’s Day (in March)
6) St. Valentine’s Day ( February, 14)
7) Father’s Day (in June)
8) New Year ( January, 1)
9) Easter (in late March or in early April)
10) Pancake Day (usually in March)
II. How do people greet each other at (on)…?
1) Christmas (Merry Christmas!)
2) St. Patrick’s Day (Kiss me! I am Irish!)
3) April Fool’s Day (April Fool!)
4) Hallowe’en (Trick or Treat?)
5) Mother’s Day (Happy Mother’s Day!)
6) St. Valentine’s Day (Will be my Valentine!)
7) Father’s Day (Happy Father’s Day!)
8) New Year’ Day (Happy New Year!)
9) Easter (Happy Easter!)
10) Pancake Day (no exact words.)
III Guess what holiday it is?
1) This holiday is celebrated on the 14th of February as a day of love and friendship. (St. Valentine’s Day)
2) People usually buy presents and cards and send them to their friends and relatives. Parents put their presents into stockings. The traditional meal is roast turkey and pudding. (Christmas)
3) Children usually eat chocolate eggs and Cross Buns on this day. (Easter)
4) Children dress as witches and ghosts and go from house to house and say: “Trick or Treat?” (Hallowe’en )
Neznaika: Thank you, dear children. Now I am sure you know everything about
Teacher: Let us sing the game - song “ Alouette” and dance together.
Teacher: And now we are having our Fancy Dress and Poem
Contests. (Конкурс карнавальных костюмов - дети
демонстрируют свои костюмы под веселую детскую
песню на английском языке. Конкурс стихов –
учащиеся рассказывают стихи, посвященные
Жюри подводит итоги и награждает победителей.)
Teacher: To finish I would like to thank all the pupils who took part in our party and told us some interesting facts about British holidays. I am sure you had a wonderful time singing, dancing and revising an interesting material here… Our party is over. Thank you and see you later.