Открытый урок "National holidays" 10 класс

Theme of the lesson: National holidays
Aim of the lesson: - to develop pupils’ skills in reading, speaking and writing
- to practice Present Continuous Tense
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Visual aids: Books, cards with questions, fragments of holidays, grammar
pictures
Literature: T.Aiyapova “English for 11 classes”.
“New English File”
“Adventure”
The procedure of the lesson
1. Greeting.
- Good morning, students
- Who is on duty today?
- What date is it today?
2. Phonetic drill.
3. Explain the text
National holidays.
Americans share three national holidays with many countries: Easter Sunday,
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Easter falls on a spring Sunday and varies from year to year. For Christians
Easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of the family. Many
Americans follow old traditions of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving
children baskets of candy. On the next day, Easter Monday, the President of the
United States holds annual Easter egg hunt on the United House lawn for young
children.
Christmas day December 25 is another Christian holiday. Decorating houses
and yards with lights, putting up Christmas trees, giving gifts and sending cards
have become traditions even for many non-Christian Americans.
The forth of July or Independence Day honors the nations birthday signing of
the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. it is a day of picnics and
patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks.
4. Check home task.
Give for students cards with questions “What holiday is it?
1. the 14
th
of March
2. the 1
st
of June
3. the 30
th
of August
4. the 16
th
of December
Other students must describe some American holidays.
Look at fragments of the holidays and find what holiday is it.