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4seasons Ingles

  1. 1. THE FOUR SEASONS
  2. 2. THE FOUR SEASONS <ul><li>Zeus, The most important Greek god, had two brothers. Among them, the goddess of harvest (agriculture), had a very beautiful daughter, Persephone. Demeter's brother, Hades, who was the god of the Underworld, fell in love with Persephone. Nor Demeter or Persephone wanted to accept a marriage with Hades, so the god of the Underworld decided to kidnap Persephone. Demeter, very worried, started a search for her dauhter in the whole world. During that time, then, there wasn't any harvest on the Earth. In the meanwhile, Persephone was locked in the Underworld by Hades. There, she didn't want to eat anything because she was very sad.. If you eat something there, you won't ever leave that place. However, she didn't know that and she ate some grenade seeds there. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, Zeus told Demeter where her daughter was and got to an agreement with Hades: Persephone will spend three months in the Underworld and the rest of the year on the Earth. During the three months in the Underworld with Hades, the weather will be cold. During the time with Demeter, the weather will be warm and there will be lots of flowers, plants and crops. This is how the ancient Greek explained the origin of the seasons. </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE FOUR SEASONS <ul><li>Answer the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What was the relationship between Demeter and Hades? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did Hades kidnap Persephone? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens if you eat food in the Underworld? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is Persephone when it is warm on the Earth? </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze these sentences: </li></ul><ul><li>Persephone was kidnapped by Hades </li></ul><ul><li>Persephone ate grenade seeds in the Underworld. </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE FOUR SEASONS <ul><li>GRAMMAR </li></ul><ul><li>Write 5 verbs in the past tense from the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Write five adjectives from the adjectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Write five pronouns from the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Write ten nouns from the text. </li></ul>
  5. 5. THE FOUR SEASONS <ul><li>LISTENING COMPREHENSION </li></ul><ul><li>Now we are going to know the origins of the seasons according to a legend of the Native American Indians. Listen carefully and decide if these sentences are true or false. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Corn Maiden decided to marry Winter Katsina. </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Katsina loved Blue Corn Maiden. </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Katsina and Summer Katsina never got to an agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Katsina will spend six years with Winter Katsina </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Katsina became the symbol of springtime </li></ul>Click here to check your answers
  6. 6. THE FOUR SEASONS <ul><li>Now work with the complete text and answer these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Why did all the people love Blue Corn Maiden? </li></ul><ul><li>What happened after the fight between Winter Katsina and Summer Katsina? </li></ul><ul><li>Where was Blue Corn Maiden going when she met Winter Katsina? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is Blue Corn Maiden with when it is warm on the Earth? </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read the text </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE FOUR SEASONS <ul><li>VOCABULARY </li></ul><ul><li>In pairs, discuss and write these words and expressions in the right column: </li></ul><ul><li>Fall of leaves, beach, warm, flowers, snow, freezy, harvest, season of love, snowman, rainbow, chestnuts, drought, Christmas, Easter. </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE FOUR SEASONS <ul><li>ORAL EXPRESSION/TIC </li></ul><ul><li>Look in the Internet for some information about a different legend about the seasons. Then tell it to your partner. </li></ul>
  9. 9. THE FOUR SEASONS <ul><li>WRITING COMPOSITION </li></ul><ul><li>Write a short composition about the legend you found in the previous exercise. Include some pictures in it . </li></ul>
  10. 10. THE FOUR SEASONS <ul><li>Blue Corn Maiden decided to marry Winter Katsina. </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Katsina loved Blue Corn Maiden. TRUE </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Katsina and Summer Katsina never got to an agreement. FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Katsina will spend six years with Winter Katsina FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Katsina became the symbol of springtime. FALSE </li></ul>Go back to the exercise
  11. 11. THE FOUR SEASONS NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS Blue Corn Maiden was the prettiest of all the maiden sisters. All the people loved her because she was beautiful and also had a kind and gentle spirit. She gave crops to the people. One cold winter day she went out to get some firewood. Then she saw Winter Katsina, the spirit who brings winter to Earth. As soon as Winter Katsina saw her, he fell in love with her. Then he invited Blue Corn Maiden to visit his house and he locked her there. Winter Katsina loved Blue Corn Maiden very much, but he she was very sad. One day, Winter Katsina went out and forgot to lock the door. Then Blue Corn Maiden, who was staying at home, lit a fire and suddenly Summer Katsina appeared. “ What are you doing here?” Winter Katsina cried very angrily coming through the door. “ I came to release her. She is not happy here anymore” Summer Katsina answered. Winter Katsina and Summer Katsina started a cruel fight. Finally, they decided to get to an agreement: Blue Corn Maiden will live with Winter Katsina for half of the year. During that time people will have no corn. During the other half of the year, Blue Corn Miden will live with the people on the Earth and will give then corn for six months. From then on Blue Corn Maiden will become the symbol of springtime. go back to the exercise

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