План урока по теме "Holidays". 8-й класс

Разделы: Иностранные языки

Класс: 8

Цель урока: развитие коммуникативных навыков и умений учащихся в 8-м классе.

Образовательные задачи: развитие умений чтения, аудирования и письма, грамматических и лексических навыков говорения.

Развивающие задачи: расширение кругозора учащихся, приобщение к культуре изучаемого языка.

Воспитательные задачи: воспитание толерантности и уважения к другим культурам.

Используемое оборудование: компьютер, проектор, доска.

Ход урока

I. Организационный момент.

Children, we are having guests today. Let’s greet our friends. Well, and now let’s get down to our work. As you know, the main topic of our conversation is “Holidays”. Let’s pronounce a tongue twister relating to one of the main holidays in the world – Christmas.

Santa’s Short Suit Shrunk

II. Vocabulary.

1. You have already learnt a lot of international words. Guess what they are.

a) T – a – i – – o– al, p – – lic, ty– – c– l, s – – s – n, p – dd – – g, Ch – – – t – – s;

2. Derive new parts of speech from the given words.

Decorate – verb Decorative decorated decorator decoration
Celebrate – verb uncelebrated celebrated celebrity celebration
Tradition – noun traditional traditionally untraditional untraditionally

III. Reading.

Read the text and find the similar information in the presentation “Christmas in Britain”.

Christmas Day

Everyone knows Christmas Day is a public holiday. It is celebrated on December 25 to honour the birth of Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity. Families usually spend the day opening their presents which are often piled around the Christmas tree decorated with a star on the top of it, coloured lights, balls and ornaments. They eat and drink together. The most important meal is Christmas dinner. At the start of the meal, British people often pull a cracker containing a small toy or a joke.

In Britain and countries influenced by its traditions, a typical Christmas meal includes turkey or goose, meat, gravy, potatoes, vegetables. Special desserts prepared on holiday are Christmas pudding and fruit cake. Christmas pudding is almost black as a result of the dark sugar and plum in most recipes, and a long cooking time. The mixture can be soaked with the juice of citrus fruits, and often covered with burning brandy and other alcohol. Christmas cake is also included in holiday meals. It is a kind of fruitcake served at Christmas time in the UK. Having a covering of icing, a Christmas cake may be light or dark, round and square in shape, filled with a lot of dried fruit. If a Christmas cake is covered with icing, it is quite common for it but one can see the following decorations – models of houses, fir trees or Santa Claus.

The day after Christmas is Boxing Day, which is also St. Stephen's Day, a religious holiday traditionally celebrated on 26 December. In Britain, Boxing Day is mostly known as a shopping holiday. It is a time when shops have special sales where things can be bought cheaply.There is also a tradition to hold a full programme of football and Rugby matches on Boxing Day. As a rule, matches on Boxing Day are played against local rivals so teams and their fans do not have to travel a long distance to another place on the day after Christmas Day. It also makes the day an important one in the sporting calendar.

IV. Grammar.

1. Put the Participle I,II of the verbs from the text in the chant below.

Participle I (V+ing) Participle II (V+ed/V3
opening their presents decorated with a star
containing a small toy influenced by its traditions
burning brandy prepared on holiday
having a covering of icing served at Christmas time
  filled with a lot of dried fruit
  holiday traditionally celebrated

2. Match the two parts of these sentences.

  1. The Christmas present prepared for tiny Tim …
  2. There were many people and we could not …
  3. A long stock at the end of children’s beds …
  4. Let’s get up early tomorrow and go and have a look …
  5. Santa Claus spends most of the year in his workshop in the North Pole…
  1. at brought presents.
  2. making toys for children.
  3. is called a Christmas stocking.
  4. was under the tree.
  5. our father coming in the department store.

3. Complete the sentences choosing the right participle.

1. On Christmas Eve some people go to a special service (calling, called) Midnight Mass in Britain. 2. (Singing, sung) people in the streets are happy. 3. On Christmas Eve Santa Claus visits each house (climbing, climbed) down the chimney. 4. Children believe that Santa flies in a sleigh (pulling, pulled) by a deer. 5. (Decorating, decorated) their houses many people have a Christmas tree with balls and lights on it.

V. Listening.

Enjoy the traditional Christmas song “Merry Christmas”.

We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas,
And a happy New Year!


Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!

We want some figgy pudding,
We want some figgy pudding,
We want some figgy pudding,
Please bring it right here!


For we all like figgy pudding,
for we all like figgy pudding,
For we all like figgy pudding:
so bring some out here!

We won't go until we get some,
We won't go until we get some,
We won't go until we get some,
So bring it out here!


We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year.

VI. Home task.

The students present a slide show in PowerPoint “Christmas and New Year in my family is

the best pastime” with a paragraph based on the same idea. The tips below can be helpful.

– if you always celebrate these holidays;
– what holiday is closer to you and other members of your family;
– how much time your family spend on preparations;
– what traditional food is on the table;
– presents for each person of your family.