Lesson 59

Unit 6 HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

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1. Listen, read and remember the words and word combinations.

To celebrate

/ˈsɛlɪbreɪt/

Святкувати

Lenten

/ˈlɛntən/

Пісний (про їжу)

Wheat

/wiːt/

Пшениця

Honey

/ˈhʌni/

Мед

Nuts

/nʌts/

Горіхи

Raisins

/ˈreɪznz/

Родзинки

Pear

/peə/

Грушка

2. Read the dialogues and act them out. Make up similar ones.

1. A: I had a very beautiful New Year Tree this year.

B: Congratulations!

A: Did you have a New Year party at school?

B: Sure. We had a good time! We sang songs, recited poems and danced around the New Year Tree.

2. A: Soon it will be Christmas!

B: Yes. It’s one of my favourite holidays.

A: Mine too.

B: Do you cook kutya and uzvar for supper.

A: Sure. My mother makes kutya of wheat, honey, nuts and raisins. And yours?

B: Mine too cooks it of wheat, honey, nuts and raisins. And my mother makes uzvar of pears and apples.

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3. Read about Nick’s second favourite holiday.

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Another holiday which people celebrate in many countries is Christmas. In the USA, Poland, Great Britain, Canada and other countries it is celebrated on December 25. Ukrainian people have Christmas on January 7.

The morning of January 6 starts with cooking 12 lenten dishes. Some of them are kutya and uzvar. Kutya is made of wheat honey, nuts and raisins and poppy seed, uzvar is made of dried apples, pears or prunes.

In the evening all our family gathers for festive supper. After supper people go from house to house...

and sing carols.

4. Make up as many sentences as you can using the table.

Kutya

Uzvar

Is made of

Wheat with honey,

Dried apples and pears,

Poppy seed,

Dried prunes,

Nuts and raisins.

5. Work in pairs. Ask and answer the questions.

1. When do people in the USA, Canada, Poland and other countries celebrate Christmas?

2. When do Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas?

3. How does the morning of January 6 start in your family?

4. How many lenten dishes does your mother or granny cook?

5. What are kutya and uzvar made of?

6. Does your family gather for festive supper?

7. Do you sing carols?

8. Do you send Christmas greetings to your friends and relatives?

6. Here are some Christmas greetings. Read and learn them.

1. May your holidays

Be filled with beauty

And the New Year

Bring you every happiness.

2. Wishing you happiness,

Not only on Christmas

But every day of the New Year.

3. May Christmas bring you every joy

And the coming year be filled

With lasting happiness.

7. Read the words of the song Gingle Bells. Learn and sing it together with your teacher.

GINGLE BELLS

Written and composed by

James Pierpoint

Dashing through the snow,

In a one-horse open sleigh,

O’er the fields we go,

Laughing all the way.

Bells on bob-tails ring,

Making spirits bright,

What fun it is to ride

And sing a sleighing song tonight.

Chorus: Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells!

Jingle all the way!

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh.

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8. Tell about Christmas and the way you celebrate it.


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