LISTENING WEEK 12

FESTIVALS

Presenter: Ta Thi Mai Huong

OBJECTIVES AND MATERIALS
• Objectives: - Provide students essential vocabulary about festivals; - Help Ss improve their listening & speaking skills; - Help Ss understand & be able to use different ways to talk about future plans; - Practise sentence stress and intonation.

OBJECTIVES AND MATERIALS
• Materials: - New Inside Out Intermediate; - Listening and Speaking Strategies for the IELTS tests; - Listening Focus; - Listening task (designed by teacher resource from the Internet)

OVERVIEW OF THE LESSON PLAN FOR LISTENING
• General Warm – up Activity • Number of Listening Tasks: 4 • Stages in each task:
– Pre – listening – While – Listening – Post – Listening

• Consolidation and Homework

LISTENING (Week 12) .

discuss to find the name of the occasions showed.Write on the board the names of the occasions.WARM-UP ACTIVITY (5’) • Divide the class into 2 groups • Get Ss to play a game: . • Make prediction about the topic of the lesson.Faster group is the winner. . .Look at the given information on the slides. .

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ANSWER FOR WARM –UP ACTITITY • • • • • • Picture Picture Picture Picture Picture Picture 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: Christmas Day Festivals Hue Flower Festivals Firework Festivals Mid-Autumn Festval 1000 years Thang Long – Ha Noi •  TOPIC: FESTIVALS .

LISTENING TASK 1 NEW YEAR’S EVE .

Where were you? .Who were you with? . answer the questions: .What did you do? .TASK 1:PRE-LISTENING (5’) • Think about your last New Year’s Eve • Work in pairs.

TASK 1: WHILE – LISTENING (10’) • Listen to people talking about Chinese New Year’s Eve • Mark True (T) or False (F) on the statements • Correct the wrong sentences. .

At midnight on New Year's Eve people set off fireworks and firecrackers. 3. • CORRECT THE WRONG SENTENCES . The traditional New Year's Eve dinner is Peking duck. people clean their houses to sweep away bad luck. 7.• MARK TRUE (T) OF FALSE (F): 1. 6. New Year takes place in early January. People usually spend New Year's Eve with their friends. Just before New Year. 5. Some people also put up red decorations to frighten away bad luck. 2. On New Year's Eve people stay in and watch television. 4.

On New Year's Eve people stay in and watch television (T) 7.(T) 3. At midnight on New Year's Eve people set off fireworks and firecrackers (T) . The traditional New Year's Eve dinner is Peking duck (T). people clean their houses to sweep away bad luck. 5. (F)  late January 2. Just before New Year. New Year takes place in early January. People usually spend New Year's Eve with their friends (F)  family 6. Some people also put up red decorations to frighten away bad luck (F)  to welcome good luck 4.ANSWERS 1.

. compare it with the Chinese one.TASK 1: POST – LISTENING (7’) • Work with a partner. • Report in front of the class. • Talk about Vietnamese New Year’s Eve.

LISTENING TASK 2 SPECIAL OCCASIONS .

Father’s Day –Christmas Day .Halloween –New Year’s Eve .April’s fool day –Vietnamese Independence day • Correct Ss’ answers .Easter –Mother’s Day .May Day –Chinese New Year .TASK 2:PRE-LISTENING (5’) • Work in pairs • Put the following occasions in the order of time: –Valentine’s Day .

ANSWERS – Vietnamese New Year: Late January or early February – Valentine’s Day: February 14 – Mother’s Day: March 8nd – Easter: between March 22 and April 25 – April Fool’s Day: April 1 – May Day: May 1 – Vienamese Independence day: September 2 – Father’s Day: September 9 – Halloween: October 31 – American New Year’s Eve: December 31 – Christmas Day: December 25 .

• Discuss with a partner about the answers . • Fill in the missing dates and missing information in the table.TASK 2: WHILE – LISTENING (18’) • Listen to people talking about dates that are important for them.

wedding anniversary-having a big………………. Always…. Parent’s ………………. her and sing… June Junly August September October November December Festa in Rabat-her town. Country became independent in… ……………………………Glen coming from New Zealand.. .lots! Younger sister’s birthday.very………………before! Never …………a card but always………….MONTH January February March April May DATE WHY IT’S IMPORTANT/OTHER INFORMATION Passed ………………….a big…… in the street Independence Day.

Glen coming from New Zealand. .a big party in the street 11 14 WHY IT’S IMPORTANT/OTHER INFORMATION Passed driving test .ANSWERS MONTH January February March April May June 2 Younger sister’s birthday. Always phones her and sings Happy Birthday Festa in Rabat-her town.very nervous before! Never sent a card but always received lots! Junly August September October November December 1 Parent’s twenty – fifth wedding anniversary-having a big party 21 23 Independence Day. Country became independent in 1964 Old friend .

. • Take turn to interview your partner to find his/her important dates.TASK 2: POST – LISTENING (5’) • Work with a partner.

LISTENING TASK 3 SPECIAL OCCASIONS .

TASK 3:PRE-LISTENING (5’) • Work in pairs • Talk about the best time they’ve had on a holiday or special day by answering the questions: – What holiday it was? – How old were you? – Did you get a present? – What did you eat? • Give as much details as possible .

Listen to 6 people talking about their special days. Do they like or dislike the day? 1. April Fool’s Day 3. Christmas 4. Valentine’s Day Likes Doesn’t like 2. New Year’s Eve .TASK 3: WHILE – LISTENING (10’) A. Christmas 6. Halloween 5.

a. c. circle the best answer: 1. b. b. She got a real valentine. His co-worker played a trick on him b. a. He received an expensive gift. c. 3. She broke up with her boyfriend. 2. He gave money to charity . He didn’t by any presents. He had a wonderful time.Listen again. he plays tricks on all his friends. c. a. She didn’t get any valentines.

c. He spent Christmas alone. She went to a great party. b. He had a party with his friend. He had a big family dinner 6. Her kids went to strangers’ house c. Her kids went to party b.4. a. 5. The neighbors had a noisy party . c. b. Her kids studied for a test. a. She went dancing. a.

April Fool’s Day Likes X Doesn’t like 3.a 5. Valentine’s Day 2. 1.c 3. 1. Christmas 4.c 6.a 2.ANSWERS A.b 4. Christmas 6. New Year’s Eve X X X X B. Halloween 5.c .

• Ask him/her which day he/she like/doesn’t like and why? • Choose to present in front of the class either about your important days or the day you don’t like. .TASK 2: POST – LISTENING (7’) • Work with a partner.

LISTENING TASK 4 HISTORY OF A FESTIVAL .

In which festival do you most likely to find them? .TASK 4: PRE-LISTENING (5’) • Look at the pictures.

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ANSWER THE QUESTIONS • Have you ever taken part in such festival? Do you like it? • What do you know about its origin? .

TASK 4: WHILE – LISTENING (15’) • Watch the video decide whether the statements are True (T) or False (T): 1. The Celtic word “Samhain” meaned the summer’s end. Halloween is one of the most profitable holidays in Canada. Halloween is the short word for All – Hollow’s Eve 5. . The Celts believed that on the night before Samhain the boundary between the living and the dead were distorted. 7. 3. 4. “Druid” was used to call the Celtic farmers. Halloween was immediately celebrated in other culture when it first came. People know exactly the origin of “trick or treat” custom. 6. 2.

HAUNTED HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN .

• Check the answer . • Compare answer with a partner.LISTENING • Listen again. correct the false statements • Take note of other information.TASK 4: WHILE .

The Celts believed that on the night before Samhain the boundary between the living and the dead were distorted. “Druid” was used to call the Celtic farmers. (F) 6. The Celtic word “Samhain” meaned the summer’s end. Halloween is the short word for All – Hollow’s Eve. (F) 4. (T) 5.ANSWERS 1. Halloween was immediately celebrated in other culture when it first came. Halloween is one of the most profitable holidays in Canada. (F) 7. (T) 3. (T) . (T) 2. People know exactly the origin of “trick or treat” custom.

TASK 4: POST-LISTENING (HOMEWORK) (3’) • At home. . • Think of other festivals’ history you know. Tell your friends about it. creat groupwork: talk about the history of Halloween on their own words.

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