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День благодарения (тематический урок)

21.11.2019

 Помимо таких значимых и всем известных праздников, как Рождество и Пасха, в культуре США и Канады есть еще и “третий кит” всенародной любви и отмечания, известный как День благодарения. И если про празднование Рождества и Пасхи в англоязычных странах студенты знают достаточно много (да и у нас эти праздники отмечаются с размахом), то знания, касающиеся Дня благодарения, у учеников, как правило, обрывочные и почерпнуты из американских фильмов и сериалов. Поэтому, чтобы восполнить этот важный культурологический пробел, мы предлагаем вашему вниманию план урока на тему Thanksgiving.

 

WARM-UP

 

Answer the following questions.

 

  • What dish do you see in the picture?

  • How is it related to Thanksgiving day?

  • Have you ever tried it?

 

VOCABULARY

 

Match the following words with their definitions.

 

1. turkey

2. stuffing

3. colony

4. settler

5. thankful

6. cornucopia

7. harvest

8. Native Americans

9. feast

10. corn

 

a) expressing gratitude and relief;

b) a process or period of gathering or picking crops once they have grown enough to be used later;

c) a large bird that is native to North America;

d) a large meal, typically one in celebration of something;

e) a mixture of bread, onions and herbs used to fill turkey, chicken or other meat before cooking;

f) a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn filled with delicious fruit and vegetables collected during the harvest;

g) an area occupied by settlers from another country;

h) the indigenous people living in America;

i) a person who decides to live in an area, one that typically has no or few previous inhabitants;

j) a North American cereal plant with rows of large yellow kernels on a cob.

 

LET'S PRACTICE

 

Put the words from the vocabulary section into the right sentences.

 

  1. Thanksgiving Day is a holiday which most people associate with food, family and being ……………………………. for all the good things in their life.

  2. The group of ……………………………… came to North America on a small ship called the Mayflower in 1630.

  3. The British …………………………………….. called Plymouth was the location of the first Thanksgiving celebration.

  4. The Wampanoag tribe showed the pilgrims how to cultivate …………………………………… so they could survive during the winter.

  5. So the pilgrims invited the ………………………………………………. to a celebration as a way to show their gratitude for help.

  6. The celebration happened after the first corn ……………………………… in 1621.

  7. And now a large ………………………………………. happens every year on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA and on the second Monday of October in Canada.

  8. The main dish, of course, is a …………………………

  9. The turkey is usually accompanied by cranberry sauce, …………………………………. pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and vegetables.

  10. Another famous symbol of Thanksgiving is …………………………………………. which is usually made of natural materials and woven like a basket. It is also called Horn of Plenty.

 

VIDEO

 

Decide which statements are true and which are false.

 

Ellen's Thanksgiving Seating Strategy

 

  1. One of the most stressful parts of the Thanksgiving is meeting it alone. (F)

  2. Grandma sits at the end of the table. (T)

  3. Everybody knows those people grandma is gonna keep talking about. (F)

  4. Uncle Bob is always talking to somebody on his phone. (F)

  5. Next to uncle Bob is sitting his daughter, Crystal. (F)

  6. Jan is Bob’s old wife. (T)

  7. She’s mad because she thinks the turkey’s stuffing is terrible. (F)

  8. Melissa has brought her roommate Judy this evening. (F)

  9. Kids should be sent to the main table. (T)

  10. After dinner you should pretend that you’re sleeping until the dishes are done. (T)

 

Answer the questions.

 

  1. How many people are there at the main table?

  2. What is Melissa doing?

  3. How does Ellen call the kids table at her house?

  4. Why do you think family gatherings can be so stressful?

  5. What is the best behavior strategy for Thanksgiving family dinner according to Ellen?

 

SPEAKING

 

Describe the picture above. Use the following questions as a hint.

 

  • How many people do you see there?

  • How are they dressed?

  • What are they celebrating?

  • What meals and drinks do you see there?

  • How many bottles, plates and glasses are there in the picture?

  • What blood relationship do you think they have between each other?

  • What meals are typical for Thanksgiving?

  • What Thanksgiving traditions and customs do you know?

  • What’s your attitude towards this festival?

  • Do you know what the word “turducken” means? If no, try to guess its meaning from the parts it consists of.

 

Imagine that you’re telling the history of Thanksgiving to your friend, who knows nothing about this festival. Try to mention as much information as possible. Use the words from the vocabulary and the words from the list:

 

  • Mayflower

  • 1621

  • pilgrims

  • Plymouth

  • indigenous

  • survive

  • gratitude

  • annual

  • spread

 

You know that people have a tradition to say what they are thankful for on Thanksgiving. Think of 5 things you’re grateful for and tell them to your teacher.

 

Надеемся, этот урок станет полноценным источником знаний и практики для ваших студентов, и слово cornucopia больше не будет вызывать у них недоумения:)

 

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