Communicative function: Express opinions about a topic, answer questions, simple present, simple past.
Do you know what kind of activities we can do in Halloween?
Did you wear any costume in the last Halloween?
Do you know what we celebrate in our National Holidays?
What is Chile's national dance?
Do you know how to dance our national dance?
Practice stage 1:
Let's read a conversation about holidays and celebrations.
Kelly: So, tell me Mike, what is your favorite celebration?
Mike: Well, my favorite celebration is Halloween.
Kelly: Why Halloween?
Mike: Cause we wear costumes and go trick-or- treating; I love playing tricks! It's wicked!
Kelly: And you, Ana?
Ana: I like all celebrations in Brazil but my favorite one is the Carnival.
Kelly: What do you like about the Carnival?
Ana: I love the parades, dancing samba and playing with water in the street all night long! I never miss the celebration!
Kelly: Do you have a favorite celebration, Elizabeth?
Elizabeth: Oh, yes! Christmas is my favorite. It is the day when families get together for big parties.
Kelly: And what do you like most about it?
Elizabeth: I love the food, the tree and of course, receiving presents!
Kelly: Francisco, can you tell us about your country?
Francisco: The most important celebration in my country is Independence Day. It's great that we have two days off, 18 and 19th September.
Kelly: And what do you do in those days?
Francisco: People usually go to the "fondas" to listen to national music and eat traditional food. Children often fly kites this time of the year. Sometimes it rains but we love this holiday anyway!
Now complete the chart with the missing information.
Let's complete the sentences with the missing words.
- In our National Holidays people usually go to________________.
- In the Carnival we can dance_____________.
- In Halloween we wear a_________________.
- In Christmas we receive ______________.
- Our National Dance is _____________.
Practice stage 2:
Answer the questions about celebrations and holidays.
What is your favorite celebration or holiday?
What holidays and celebrations name in the reading before, are celebrated in your country?
Do you know another holidays or celebrations? Which one?
What is the most important celebration in our country?
Write about your favorite celebration and tell us about the most important details of that celebration. Follow the example.
"My favorite celebration is Christmas. It is celebrated on December 25th. In that day we celebrate the Birthday of Jesus Christ. On December 24th in the Christmas Eve at night, we have dinner with our family. At 12 pm. Santa Claus visite us and send us presents. It is a lovely holiday and is my favorite because I spend time with my grandfathers, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc."