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Let’S Celebrate!!!!!

  1. 1. LET’S CELEBRATE!!!!! Relative clause using adverbs (when) By Profr. José M. Jaramillo S. November, 2008
  2. 2. Holidays!
  3. 3. <ul><li>New Years Eve: </li></ul>Have a party Eat grapes Drink wine Celebrate with friends or family Give hugs and kisses Express our best wishes
  4. 4. <ul><li>Valentine’s Day: </li></ul>Give chocolates Buy roses Write short poems Call your friends Have a special dinner Give cards Give a teddy bear
  5. 5. <ul><li>Christmas: </li></ul>Give presents Eat turkey, tamales Prepare posadas Decorate the Christmas’ tree Give cards Recieve relatives at home
  7. 8. It is popularly recognised as the Spring Festival and celebrations last 15 days. Preparations tend to begin a month from the date of the Chinese New Year (similar to a Western Christmas), when people start buying presents, decoration materials, food and clothing. A huge clean-up gets underway days before the New Year, when Chinese houses are cleaned from top to bottom, to sweep away any traces of bad luck, and doors and windowpanes are given a new coat of paint, usually red. The doors and windows are then decorated with paper cuts and couplets with themes such as happiness, wealth and longevity printed on them. Dinner is usually a feast of seafood and dumplings, signifying different good wishes. It's usual to wear something red as this colour is meant to ward off evil spirits - but black and white are out, as these are associated with mourning. After dinner, the family sit up for the night playing cards, board games or watching TV programmes dedicated to the occasion. At midnight, the sky is lit up by fireworks.
  8. 9. The ritual is celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of the United States, including the Valley. In rural Mexico, people visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. They decorate gravesites with marigold flowers and candles. They bring toys for dead children and bottles of tequila to adults. They sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones. In the United States and in Mexico's larger cities, families build altars in their homes, dedicating them to the dead. They surround these altars with flowers, food and pictures of the deceased. They light candles and place them next to the altar. Day of the dead
  9. 10. April Fool's Day is a &quot;for-fun-only&quot; observance. Nobody is expected to buy gifts or to take their &quot;significant other&quot; out to eat in a fancy restaurant. Nobody gets off work or school. It's simply a fun little holiday, but a holiday on which one must remain forever vigilant, for he may be the next April Fool! April fool’s day Practical jokes are a common practice on April Fool's Day. Sometimes, elaborate practical jokes are played on friends or relatives that last the entire day. The news media even gets involved. For instance, a British short film once shown on April Fool's Day was a fairly detailed documentary about &quot;spaghetti farmers&quot; and how they harvest their crop from the spaghetti trees.
  10. 11. Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together and have a large meal and give  thanks for all that they have been given. Thanksgiving is celebrated the third Thursday on November. Long ago, before the first Europeans arrived in North America, the farmers in Europe held celebrations at harvest time. To give thanks for their good fortune and the abundance of food, the farm workers filled a curved goat's horn with fruit and grain. This symbol was called a cornucopia or horn of plenty. When they came to Canada they brought this tradition with them. On Thanksgiving it is traditional for us to eat turkey. Other things that are part of the Thanksgiving menu are stuffing, cranberry   sauce, potatoes and other foods that help make this holiday a great time. We invite you to explore and enjoy a delicious turkey treat! thanksgiving
  11. 12. Answer the next questions and then interview your classmate <ul><li>What’s your favorite holiday? </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>When is it? </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>What do you celebrate there? </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>How do you celebrate? </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>What special food do you it? </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Do you receive any gift in this day? </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>7. Do you need to wear something special? </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>8. Mention something representative from this day: </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________________ </li></ul>
  12. 13. We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. A relative adverb can be used instead of a relative pronoun plus preposition. This often makes the sentence easier to understand. RELAVITE CLAUSE
  13. 14. Relative Adverb meaning use example when in/on which refers to a time expression the day when we met him where in/at which refers to a place the place where we met him why for which refers to a reason the reason why we met him
  14. 15. Christmas is the day when everyone receive gifts. Summer is the season when the people go to the beach. My birthday is the day when my relatives visit me at home. February 14 th is the time when my girlfriend buy a lot of chocolates. November 2 nd is the holiday when mexicans visit their relatives on the cemetary. Exams’ week is the time when most of the students are stress. May 10 th is the day when we give flowers to our mothers. Christmas is the day when everyone receive gifts. Halloween is the day when kids dress up and ask candies.
  15. 16. Match the statements with the correct relative clause <ul><li>The children’s day is the time </li></ul><ul><li>Vacation is the period </li></ul><ul><li>Winter is the season </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican Independence day is the day </li></ul><ul><li>Spring is the season </li></ul><ul><li>On Valentine’s day is the day </li></ul><ul><li>Azar’s Fair is the week </li></ul>___ when is very cold and rain most of the time. ___ when teranenses enjoy some shows there. ___ When everyone give chocolates and cards ___ when they receive toys and make parties at school. ___ when mexicans celebrate their independence. ___ when young people use to go to the square and go late to sleep. ___ when a lot of flowers grow up.
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