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'Традиции и обычаи англоязычных стран. Праздник день

Святого Валентина".

Оформление: открытки в форме сердец, цветная бумага, фломастеры.

На доске цитата: It has been said that we need just three things in life: something to do, something to look forward to, and someone to love, (звучит медленная фоновая музыка).

Задачи урока:

  1. Контроль уровня развития умения говорить.

  2. Проверка усвоения познавательного аспекта иноязычной культуры.

  3. Практика учащихся в аудировании текста с целью извлечения конкретной информации.

ХОД УРОКА:

УЧИТЕЛЬ: Good afternoon, dear friends, do you remember the holiday we celebrated just a few days ago? That's right, of course it's St. Valentine's Day. So you are welcome to our party dedicated to this famous holiday, which is always held on the 14th of February and brings us happiness and good luck, Saint Valentine is one of the popular holidays in Europe and America. This religious holiday is also celebrated in Great Britain. It is the day when boys and girls, sweethearts and lovers, husbands and wives, friends and neighbors exchange greetings of affection, expressing their love. The method of choosing sweethearts on St. Valentine's Day varied in different times and places. It could be a serious matter, leading to a marriage, or it could be a kind of a game. So one famous man said: "Love is life and if you miss love, you miss life."
So I hope that today you won't miss anything and you'll enjoy the holiday! So we wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.

1. Презентация команд

То start our party we need to divide into two teams. You have just a second to do this. OK. Good job! Now each team must choose a captain, a name for the team and a symbol. You should draw your symbol on a sheet of paper. 2 minutes for you to do this. (Ученики делятся на две равные команды, выбирают капитана и название, рисуют символ на листе бумаги. Затем капитаны презентуют свои команды). OK, now the captain of the first team, you are welcome with your presentation. Thank you! Now, the second team... Thank you!



2. Конкурс: комплементы

Ok. Our 1st contest is called English complements. Each team is given pieces of paper with letters on them and your task is to compose as many adjectives describing your sweetheart as possible. You have two minutes to do this while music is on. Key words: charming, beautiful, darling, sweetheart, nice, lovely, pretty, wonderful. (звучит музыка)



3.Активизация страноведческой информации об истории данного
праздника

So the first task for you is to answer the questions about the history of this holiday. You will hear a story of a priest whose name was Valentine. Due to this man the holiday started. After the story you'll hear five questions and the team who knows the answer, just raise your hand. For each right answer each team gets one point. (прослушивание текста)

So, attention please, the 1st question is...


  1. Who was Valentine and where did he live?

  2. What was the name of the emperor at that time?

  1. What was Valentine's favourite activity?

  2. What happened to Valentine?

  3. Whom did Valentine send his last note before death?

  4. Why is St. Valentine's Day celebrated on the 14th of February?

Answer keys:

  1. Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome in the 3d century.

  2. Claudius

  3. To marry couples

  4. He was thrown in jail

  5. To the daughter of the prison guard

  6. It was the-day when Valentine died

Список слов, которые могут вызвать трудности при прослушивании текста:

Priest - священник

Emperor - император

То volunteer - идти на службу добровольцем

Furious - разъярённый

Would not mind - быть не против

То support the law - поддерживать закон

То pass a law - издавать закон

Candlelit room - комната при свете свечей

Bride and groom - жених и невеста

То whisper the words - шептать слова

То throw in jail - посадить в тюрьму

Prison guard - охранник в тюрьме

То keep somebody's spirits up – подбадривать



4.Конкурс: признание в любви

And now our last contest is called "Declaration of love". All of you know the famous play written by William Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet". Now each team should write a letter with a declaration of love and then the captain of each team will read it aloud. Then the jury will define the leader. Here are two sheets of paper and you have three minutes while music is on.


5. Подведение итогов. Заключительное слово учителя. ( музыка).

All right guys, thank you for your attention and participation. Now our jury needs a few minutes to decide who is the winner today.

My congratulations to the team of "...". I wish you to have a great life and a real love.

St. Valentine’s Story

Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn't like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn't the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings.

Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join, Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. This made Claudius furious. So what happened? He had a crazy idea. He thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. I thought it was awful! I certainly wasn't going to support that law!

Did I mention that I was a priest? One of my favourite activities was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, I kept on performing marriage ceremonies - secretly, of course. It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom and myself. We would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers.

One night, we did hear footsteps. It was scary! Thank goodness the couple I was marrying escaped in time. I was caught, thrown in jail and told that my punishment was death.



I tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they also believed in love. One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages. On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, "Love from your Valentine."

I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine's Day. It was written on the day I died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year people celebrate this day. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh, because they know that love can't be beaten!


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