Festivals around the world
New Year's Day
The dragon saves spring
International Women’s Day
Arbor Day (Tree Planting Day)
QingMingFestival; Tomb-sweeping Festival
International Labor Day
Chinese Youth Day
the Dragon Boat Festival
the Party's Birthday
Double Seventh Day
the Army's Day
How many types of festivals
are mentioned in the passage? 1. Ancient festivals 2. Festivals of the Dead
3. Festivals to Honor People
4. Harvest Festivals
5. Spring Festivals
2.Which of the following are not mentioned in the passage? A. Carnival and Columbus Day. B. Halloween and Spring Festivals. C. Thanksgiving Festivals and Obon.
D. Valentine’s Day and Fool’s Day.
What festivals are mentioned in each paragraph?
P1. Ancient festivals celebrate the end of the cold weather, planting in spring and harvest in autumn; celebrate when hunters catch animals.
P 2. Festivals of the Dead
Mexico------Day of the Dead
P 3. Festivals to Honour People
Dragon Boat Festival
Columbus Day (India)October 2
P 4. Harvest Festivals Harvest and Thanksgiving Festival Mid-Autumn festival
P 5. Spring Festivals Spring festival Carnival Easter Cheery Blossom Festival
III. True or False
1. The ancient people needn’t worry about
their food. F 2. Halloween used to be a festival intended to honor the dead. T 3. Qu Yuan was a great poet who people
honor a lot in China. T
4. Mid-autumn Festival is held to celebrate
the end of autumn. F 5. Easter celebrates the birth of Jesus. F
1.Retell the text by filling the following blanks.
There are all kinds of festivals and ___________ celebrations around the world, which are held for different reasons. The _______ ancient ________ festivals were mainly held at three times a year. Some festivals are held to ______ honor the dead or satisfy the _________ ancestors in case（以 免） they might return either to help or to do _____,while harm ___ other festivals are held to honor famous people or the gods, such as
_______ _____Festival ______ and Columbus Day. Dragon Boat Harvest and Thanksgiving festivals are gathered happy events because the food is _________ for the winter and the ___________work is agricultural over. And the most _________ energetic and important festivals are the ones that look forward to the end of winter and to the coming of spring, such as the ______ Lunar New ______ Year, at which people have a very good time. Some Western countries have very exciting carnivals Festivals let us enjoy ____. ________. life
What’s your favorite festival and can you introduce it in your own words?
Write a composition about one of your favorite festivals within 120 words.
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