Английский язык

Пасхальный праздник

Для учащихся 5-9 классов. Посвящен традициям празднования Пасхи в англоговорящих странах.

Тифанова Марина Федоровна
учитель английского языка
г. Волгоград

ПОДГОТОВКА

В празднике участвуют 3-4 группы по 8-12 человек.

1. Каждая группа готовит заранее:

  • пасхальные шляпки для девочек, украшенные цветами,
  • пустые раскрашенные яйца,
  • разучивание песни (см. приложение)
  • 1 эскиз росписи пасхального яйца.

2. Перечень дней Пасхальной недели на английском языке (см. приложение).

3. Раздаточный материал для конкурсов:

  • список предметов для Пасхального сада на английском языке (сами предметы должны быть приготовлены заранее, каждый по количеству групп учащихся),
  • список предполагаемых даров для бедных,
  • материал в конвертах для игры «Собери названия пасхальных блюд».

4. Пасхальные корзинки для яиц из бумаги зеленого, розового, красного и желтого цветов.

5. Изображения Входа Господня в Иерусалим, Тайной Вечери, Распятия.

6. Новый Завет на английском языке.

 

EASTER PARTY «THE WEEK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD»

You're welcome to our Easter Party. You'll see how Easter is celebrated in English-speaking countries. We hope you'll enjoy our Easter contest.

Easter Week is called Maundy Week in the English-speaking world. This name comes from the Latin word «mandatum», that means «commandment» or «testament», because Jesus Christ gave The New Commandment to the people of the world. You can see the title New Testament on the second part of the Bible.

On Palm Sunday (the 1st Sunday before Easter) or 2-3 days before people in GB used to gather branches for Easter Tree. This event is called «a Palming» in memory of the fact that about 2000 years ago a week before Easter people in Jerusalem greeted Jesus laying branches of palms on the road where He was entering that city to die on the Cross.

Task 1. We invite one student of each team to come here and choose 3 branches.

In your groups then you are supposed to make Easter Trees. On Monday they decorate their Easter Trees.

Task 2. We want you to decorate now your trees.

Then they make Easter Garden out of some special things.

Task 3. Here are lists with the items for Easter Garden.

You are to find the things on the table as quickly as possible and make your gardens in the groups.

On Maundy Thursday the Last Supper of Jesus Christ is celebrated. On this day in GB rich people give gifts to the poor.

Task 4. Choose the 3 things they give from the list.

Then comes Good Friday that is also called God's Friday. On this day of the week Christ was crucified. So it's the saddest day of the week. In England people bake hot-cross buns. We'd like to sing the song about them with you.

On Easter Saturday they color eggs. In GB children put the colored eggs in green, pink, red or yellow baskets.

Task 5. It was your homework to prepare a picture for coloring Easter eggs.

On Easter morning in the USA children get Easter baskets full of sweets, chocolates and candy eggs. Their parents hide Easter eggs all over the house or in the garden, they say that the Easter Bunny has hidden them, and the children hunt for the eggs.

Task 6. We have also hidden 6 eggs. You're welcome to find them.

Then people go to church. In GB they usually put on new clothes for this occasion. Easter means the beginning of new life, because Christ is risen, risen indeed. They come to church to show that they understand it. After church they have Easter dinner. They put a special candle on the table.

Task 7. Can you make up (unscramble) the names of 3 traditional Easter dishes?

On Easter afternoon in England (London) and the USA (New Jersey, Atlantic City) Easter Parades are organized. People put on new clothes as a symbol of the changing seasons. During the Parade competitions are held to find the best Easter bonnet.

Task 8. We are going to have our own competition. You're welcome to show your wonderful bonnets.

In the USA funny competitions are held. Children and grown-up compete in rolling eggs.

Task 9. Would you like to play? One member of each team is invited.

On Easter Monday in Sydney (Australia) the Royal Easter Show is organized. It's an agricultural show with displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables, cattle, sheep and art and craft. There is fun-fair and firework.

We can make our firework of good ideas and good deeds in honor of the holiday and the great Commandment of Christ.

 

ПРИЛОЖЕНИЕ

Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross Buns, hot cross buns,
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns.
If you have no daughters, give them to your sons,
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns.

Maundy Week:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday

Items for Easter Garden:

Easter Tree, green cloth, candle, marbles, flowers.

Gifts for the poor:

money, food, small gifts, no clothes, furniture or something else.

Easter dishes:

Easter bread and cookies, Baked ham or chicken, English apple pie.

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