Задачи: введение страноведческого материала по теме “Праздники англоязычных стран” в форме “Урок – праздник”; контроль усвоения страноведческой темы; отработка навыков устной речи и чтения поэтических произведений; развитие навыков аудирования.
Цели: дать учащимся знания страноведческого характера; активизировать их интерес к изучению английского языка; способствовать расширению культурного кругозора; знакомить с песенным и поэтическим наследием англоязычных стран; использовать межпредметные связи на фоне практического овладения английским языком.
Оборудование: плакат “Happy Halloween to All and to All a Good Fright!” , настенные украшения и гирлянды, костюмы выступающих, тыквы-декорации, магнитофон, музыкальные диски.
Место проведения украшается различными рисунками, плакатами на русском и английском языках (“Входи, если смелый”, “DANGER”, “Go away”, “Тебя сюда не звали”, “Happy Halloween to all and to all have a good fright” и т.д.).
Сцена украшена свечами, тыквой, которая является декорацией для сценки. На сцене нарисованный котел, в котором варится зелье, вокруг изображения черных котов, тыкв и ведьм. Над сценой к потолку на ниточках прикреплены нарисованные фигурки летучих мышей, паучка, луны.
Звучит таинственная и устрашающая мелодия, которая заканчивается с началом представления.
За участие в представлении и конкурсах, за приготовленные костюмы учащиеся награждаются призами.
В конце вечера все присутствующие получают сувениры.
Выступление начинается чтением стихотворения на английском языке:
By Jack Prelutsky
It’s Halloween! It’s Halloween!
The moon is full and bright.
And we shall see what can’t be seen
On any other night!
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls
Grinning goblins fighting duels
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.
In masks and gowns we haunt the street
And knock on doors for trick or treat.
Tonight we are the king and queen,
For all tonight it’s Halloween!
(after that comes witch’s dancing)
После этого на сцене танец “ведьмочек”.
Good evening, dear guests. Welcome to our party!
In Europe the night of the ghosts and witches was combined with the Christian holiday. As that night fell on October 31, people called it Halloween. The word itself, "Halloween," actually has its origins in the Catholic Church. But, in the 5th century BC, in Celtic Ireland, summer officially ended on October 31. The holiday was called Samhain (sow-en), the Celtic New year.
On Halloween, people often go to the parties at which fortunes are read and
ghosts stories are told. Children may dress up in the costumes and masks of
witches, goblins or skeletons and go trick – or – treating. They ring doorbells
and ask for candy, apples, or coins.
If they don’t receive a treat, they may play a trick.
At night on October 31 witches fly on their broomsticks, skeletons rattle their bones, ghosts frighten people, Jack – O’ – Lanterns walk around houses, black Halloween cats play tricks with us.
(Behind the speaker in the back of the stage there appears a “ghost”, listening to what she says, moves quietly and disappears.)
Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations in the world, dating back over 2000 years to the time of the Celts who lived in Britain
Halloween is also known by other names:
All Hallows Eve
The Feast of the Dead
The Day of the Dead
When Christianity came to England and the rest of Europe, 1 November became All Saints Day – a day dedicated to all those saints who didn't have a special day of their own
In Mexico, they celebrate El Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead starting the evening of October 31.
It is thought that the colours orange and black became Halloween colours because orange is associated with harvests (Halloween marks the end of harvest) and black is associated with death.
Halloween customs today follow many of ancient practices. When children wear costumes, false faces, or witches’ hats, bob for apples or carry jack-o-lanterns they are carrying on ancient traditions.
Witches prepared different potions (снадобья) and told magic spells:
Bubbling, bubbling, bubbling pot
Add some bat wings and then what?
Mix and mix until you’ve got
A new monster ugly and hot.
Bubbling, bubbling, bubbling pot,
Turn a rat into a frog,
Turn a cat into a log,
Bubbling, bubbling, bubbling pot.
Well, now we know that witches fly on their brooms, and what about Jack – O’ – Lantern?
The jack-o-lantern, most typical of Halloween symbols, began with the Irish. According to legend a man named Jack was expelled from Hell for playing tricks on the devil. He was to walk the earth forever carrying a lantern to light his way waiting for Judgment Day.
Modern jack-o-lanterns are made from big orange pumpkins.
Look, here it is. (Jack – O’ – Lantern appears)
Jack – O’ – Lantern – Hi everybody. My name is Jack, you know. I’ve been wandering around the Earth for hundreds of years. I am so tired. People don’t like me, but I want to talk to them. I am so glad to have come to your party. One of the ancient traditions on Halloween was story telling. I know so many interesting stories and I won’t go until I tell you one of them.
Now light the candles in your pumpkins, switch off the light and listen to my story.
(Tells the story and comes closer to the spectators)
Once upon a time there lived an old woman. She sat by the fire and she spun waiting for someone to come. But no one came. Soon there was a knock at the door and the door opened and in came two big shoes, two long thin legs, some wide, wide shoulders, some long thin arms, two fat hands and in rolled a pumpkin head.
She looked at someone and said:
Why do you have such big, big shoes?
Much walking, much walking, – said someone.
Why do you have such long thin legs?
Much running, much running.
Why do you have such wide shoulders?
Much carrying, much carrying.
Why do you have such fat, fat hands?
Much working, much working.
Why are you here? What is it you want?
I came to get……….YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Jack – O’ – Lantern screams, scares students and goes away.)
Isn’t it fun to scare somebody at the Halloween Party!
Well, one more guest is coming to us.
Old Lady Witch:
Oh – ho, I am so tired, my poor legs. They hurt me and want to rest. Oh, can’t believe my eyes! So many people! Recognize me? I am Old Lady Witch. Well, it is a good opportunity to tell everybody that I am not so ugly as they think. I have a big, soft and a warm heart. Don’t be afraid of me. I’ll tell you, girls, how to see your future husbands on Halloween.
Go alone into a dark room where there is a looking glass. Eat an apple before it and at the last mouthful the face of your future husband will be seen peeping over your shoulder.
If you peel an apple and throw the parings over the left shoulder look at what form the peel has taken. It may be the initials of the man you are to marry.
If you drop two needles into a bowl of water, you can tell by the way they move in the water whether you and your lover will come together
Well, that is not enough for today, but I have to go. Good – bye everybody, enjoy your Halloween and have a good fright.
Presenter 2. – Well, well, well the time for fun has come. We have a lot here to enjoy. Apples were once thought to be a link between men and the Gods and were often used to tell the future. By putting an apple under your pillow you could dream a wish and eat the apple in the morning. Later people began to use apple in games.
Let’s play the game “Bobbing for apples”. Apples are in a bowl of water. Let someone try to catch an apple with his teeth.
Watch us bobbing for an apple,
For an apple, apple, apple
But no apple, apple, apple
Not an apple can I get.
Oh I cannot catch an apple,
Not one apple, apple, apple,
Though my sister got an apple,
All I got was soaking wet.
Проводится игра “Bobbing for Apples”. По несколько человек от каждой команды с заведенными за спину руками пытаются с помощью зубов достать из тазика с водой яблоки.
“Pin the Tail on the Cat”. (Игра – “Прикрепи хвост ослику”.)
1. Cut out a cat shape from black felt or black cardboard or even paper.
2. Use fabric paint or glue to add the eyes, nose, and whiskers.
3. Cut out several tails from black felt or cardboard or paper and sew or glue them to a hook or pin that can be attached to the cat.
4. The hook or pin will stick to the felt or cardboard or paper anywhere the children put it.
“Funny balls”. (Соревнование с воздушными шарами.)
Presenter 1: Now I suggest that you should guess my riddles. If you give the right answer, you’ll get a little present.
She always flies on her magic broom,
She always flies around the moon
With a black hat on her head
And what do you think, who is that?
In masks and gowns we haunt the street
And knock on doors for trick or treat
Tonight we are the king and queen
For all tonight is ………..
I flight at night because I don’t like light. (Bat)
I’m scary and white. I come out at night. Who am I? (Ghost)
Presenter 1. You remember that Halloween was a Celtic New Year and the party should be a mysterious one.
Our M-r Magician will show you some tricks.
“Магтческие чудеса” (Маг показывает номер в жанре иллюзии).
Presenter 1: It’s high time for some Halloween jokes. But where is Kitty? (В это время на сцену врывается Фредди Крюгер.)
Freddy: Oh, I kill you! Not now, but later.
Do you want Kitty to tell jokes? Oh, you’ll get her back if you can give me a cute answer to my questions. Otherwise…
So, listen to them:
Q: What is bigger than a monster but lighter than a bird?
A: A monster's shadow.
Q. Why do witches wear name tags?
A. So, they would know which witch is which!
Q. Why didn't the skeleton dance at the Halloween party?
A. It had no body to dance with.
Q. What is a witch's favorite subject in school?
Q. What would you do if a witch, an alien, Count Dracula and Frankenstein
were at your door?
A. Hope it was Halloween.
Q: What did the young witch say to her mother?
A: "May I have the keys to the broom tonight!"
Q: When is it bad luck to meet a cat?
A: When you're a mouse!
Freddy: O’K, you did it. But wait and I’ll be back! (Goes away)
(Presenter 2 returns to the scene.)
Presenter 1. Now we want to tell you a few words about trick’o’treating.
People wanted to welcome the friendly spirits so they baked special soul cakes for them. When children came dressed in their costumes on All Hallow's Eve, they were given soul cakes.
Soul, soul, for a souling cake,
I pray, good missus, a souling cake.
Apple or pear, a plum or a cherry,
Any good thing to make us all merry.
The history of "Trick'O'Treating" can be traced back to the early celebrations of All Soul's Day in Britain. The poor would go begging and the housewives would give them special treats called "soulcakes". This was called "going a-souling", and the "soulers" would promise to say a prayer for the dead.
Over time the custom changed and the town's children became the beggars. As they went from house to house they would be given apples, buns, and money.
Some people think that this led to asking for treats on Halloween in verses or rhymes. Such as:
Deal out, Deal out,
The witches are out!
Trick or treat, you're so neat.
Give me something good to eat.
Nuts and candy, fruit and gum.
I'll go away if you give me some.
Trick – or – treaters have come to our party either to get treats from you or play tricks on you. It’s better to accept their mischief in good humor. If you have a coin, or a sweet, or anything else better give it to them, otherwise…..
(Old Lady Witch, Jack and others go trick – or – treating).
Presenter 2. And now we’d like you to listen to some music.
(Young witch sings a song .)
Presenter 1. Our party is coming to the end and we invite all of you to take part in “Halloween Fashion Show”.
Наряженные “страшилки” выстраиваются в ряд и под музыку и аплодисменты зрителей проходят круг почета. Жюри комментирует костюмы и награждает лучшего персонажа.
Well, I am very glad to see your happy faces. But our party has come to the end. Now we are going to award you for hand – made articles and the costumes you have prepared.
Just before we leave we would like to give you our souvenirs in memory of our party.
В заключение жюри подводит итоги конкурсов и вручает призы.
Звучит финальная песня “Ангел хранитель мой”, под которую все участники выходят на сцену.
Ребята по окончании праздника фотографируются на память с Крюгером, “страшилками”, “магом” и друг с другом.