Я работаю в обычной школе, но в классах с углублённым изучением английского
языка. Главным в своей работе считаю развитие и поддержание интереса к
своему предмету. Я стараюсь использовать различные приёмы, формы, методы,
с помощью которых изучение английского языка становится интересным и увлекательным.
Проведение праздников, конкурсов, вызывают огромный интерес у школьников.
В данной статье я хочу рассказать об одном из таких праздников.
Участниками праздника-конкурса являются как отдельные учащиеся, так и
команды от классов.
Перед праздником дети и родители готовили сувениры, подарки, открытки,
читали о празднике в газетах, журналах, книгах; знакомились с традициями
проведения этого праздника в Англии и США; учили стихи, песни, украшали
кабинет. Ученики 3 “Б” класса подготовили сценку о Санта Клаусе и эльфах.
На праздник пригласили родителей, гостей из Америки и Канады, которые
также организовали игры-конкурсы. Участники праздника получали фанты за
каждый конкурс, а победители получили сладкие медали и рождественские
сувениры. У нас остался видеофильм об этом весёлом Рождестве. Вести праздник
помогали ученики 11 класса.
Teacher: Dear children and guests! On the 25th of December people celebrate
Christmas – a beautiful holiday, which is loved by children and adults;
when everything is decorated with lights and toys; when we see Christmas
trees everywhere; when people buy presents and cook special food, send
cards and have parties! And we’ll celebrate this holiday now!
I want to introduce our guests: meet Andrew – he is from USA – and Heather
– she is from Canada. Your parents have also come to us. Elena Ivanovna
– a teacher of English, will help me, and the girls from the 11th form
will help me too.
Today we’ll have an English contest – all the tasks will be connected
with Christmas. We’ll play games, sing songs, recite poems – so I hope
that we’ll enjoy this holiday, and have a good time.
So I wish you good luck! Everyone will get a forfeit for the best result
in each competition, and at the end we’ll see who is the 1st, 2nd, and
3rd places, which group is better, and of course you’ll get presents.
We’ve learnt a song about Christmas. Let’s sing it!
Children sing a song “Merry Christmas, everyone!” by Shaken Steavens
from the album “Enjoy listening and learning”.
Teacher: Christmas begins with cards. Some of you also have prepared
Christmas cards. All of you, who drew them, got forfeits. We decided to
give additional forfeits for the best cards.
The children prepared Christmas cards beforehand, they were displayed
in the classroom on the walls and everybody saw them.
I’ll show you groups of words. In each group there is a word which does
not go with others. Find this word, please!
1. Turkey, goose, pudding, nuts, oranges, pears, eggs.
2. Sleigh, Santa Claus, snow-flake, winter, Christmas tree, butterfly.
3. Christmas, pudding, turkey, cracker, tinsel, sleigh, wreath, Easter.
4. Tinsel, bulb, stocking, mistletoe, gift, sleigh, holly, jelly, decorate.
“Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” Let’s play a little. Here is a Donkey,
but it has no tail.
Everybody has a chance to pin the tail on the Donkey. It’s not so easy,
because you cannot see – you have a scarf over your eyes. The person who
puts the tail to the right place is the winner.
“The Field of Wonders.” I’ll give you one verb – I’ll write it on the
blackboard. You must make up sentences with this verb in the right tense
form – insert it in the empty squares.
Here are the squares on the blackboard and each of you will get a piece
of paper with such a field. Who wants to play this game – take a “field”
(a piece of paper), please!
“Pass the Parcel”: here is something wrapped in a lot of the papers.
You’ll stand in a circle and pass the parcel to the person next to you.
There is music playing. When the music stops, you take off one of the
papers. Then music starts again. The person who takes the last piece off
wins the prize.
Children play the game “Pass the Parcel”.
Now I’ll give you one word. You must in a minute’s time write as many
words as possible with the letters of this word. Take pieces of paper!
Take pens, pencils. Be ready. Look at this word – “Poinsettia”! Start,
You know that children get presents from the socks or stockings. You
must guess what presents are in them. If you are right then you’ll take
the presents, who wants to play?
We have presents – apples, pears, candies, nuts etc. – in three socks
hanging over the “fire-place”.
Teacher: There are a lot of poems about Christmas. I know that some of
you have learnt them. If you want to recite it – do, please!
Children recite poems about Christmas.
You know that Christmas is connected with presents. The pupils of the
3rd form prepared you a present too – the play about Santa Claus. Please,
my dears, act!
It is a tradition with English children to have the following contest.
That is why I’ll give you one word – “Christmas”, and you are to speak
for a minute about it without a break. If you stop, you’ll loose this
contest. Who wants to begin?
Children speak about Christmas one after another for one minute only.
Here are apples and water. You must catch the apple without using hands
in a bowl of water.
Now you’ll listen to the descriptions of some holidays recorded on the
tape. I’ll give you pieces of paper and the names of the holidays. You
can see the squares near them. While listening write the number of each
text. (The text is from the book In Britain.)
Let’s guess the riddles about Christmas!
1. It is a holiday which is celebrated on the 25th of December. (Christmas)
2. It is an old man who comes from the North Pole on his sledge and brings
presents to everybody at Christmas. (Santa Claus)
3. It is decorated with lights, and toys, and tinsel, and it is in all
the houses and in squares. (Green tree)
4. It is a thing which is very dear to children at Christmas, as they
find presents in it in the morning. (Stocking)
5. It is a traditional meal which people cook for Christmas party. They
think that if they all take part in mixing it, they will be happy. (Pudding)
6. It is a thing which people hang on the door of the house or a flat.
Teacher: So it’s time to finish our party! I want to tell you the results
of our contest. (All the winners get presents – sweets, chocolate medals.)
Let me thank our guests. Merry Christmas, dears! I wish you good health,
good luck! Here are small presents for everybody! Thank you!
Every participant gets a present – a cracker with chocolate.
г. Орёл, школа №18