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Country Studies in Language Camp

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Country Studies in Language Camp presentation that was presented at the Foreign Language Summer Camps Workshop as a part of the English Language Retreat/GoGlobal Initiative Project

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Country Studies in Language Camp

  1. 1. COUNTRY- STUDIES IN LANGUAGE CAMPS
  2. 2. TOPICS • Geography • Sights • History • Culture (music, arts, cinema, literature) • Famous people • Festivals and traditions • Cultural icons • Life of children and youth • Sports and games
  3. 3. ACTIVITIES • Projects • Quizzes, contests • Brain-ring • Virtual trips/ excursions • Crosswords, puzzles, wordsearches • Poems, songs, games • Thematic days • Films, cartoons and video
  4. 4. SOURCES • http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/ • http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/listen-and-watch • http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/home • http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk • http://www.pearson.com.ua/summer-camps.html • www.katiecutie.com • www.supersimplelearning.com/songs/themes-series/ • http://projectbritain.com/ • http://www.newsinlevels.com • www.eclipsecrossword.com • https://crosswordlabs.com
  5. 5. PRIMARY SCHOOL
  6. 6. SEASONS Winter
  7. 7. Spring
  8. 8. Summer
  9. 9. Autumn
  10. 10. Winter December February January
  11. 11. March Spring May April
  12. 12. SUMMER June July August
  13. 13. AUTUMN September November October
  14. 14. HOLIDAYS
  15. 15. CHRISTMAS DECEMBER, 25
  16. 16. ST. VALENTINE’S DAY FEBRUARY, 14
  17. 17. EASTER MARCH/APRIL
  18. 18. APRIL FOOLS' DAY APRIL, 1
  19. 19. HALLOWEEN OCTOBER, 31
  20. 20. Match each symbol with its holiday and month. Holidays a) Christmas b) Halloween c) Easter d) St.Valentine’s Day e) April Fools' Day Months  March  April  October  December  February Symbols 1 2 3 4 5
  21. 21. HALLOWEEN OCTOBER, 31
  22. 22. JACK-O’-LANTERN
  23. 23. WITCH
  24. 24. GHOST
  25. 25. BLACK CAT
  26. 26. SKELETON
  27. 27. BAT
  28. 28. COLOUR THE PICTURES AND FILL IN THE MISSING LETTERS. J_ck-o’-lan_ern Wi_ch G_ost B_t Sk_l_ton B_ack c_t
  29. 29. CHECK YOURSELF Jack-o’-lantern Witch Ghost Bat Skeleton Black cat
  30. 30. COUNT AND CIRCLE THE CORRECT NUMBER.
  31. 31. HALLOWE’EN CRAFTS
  32. 32. TRICK OR TREAT!
  33. 33. MIDDLE SCHOOL
  34. 34. SPLIT INTO TEAMS
  35. 35. SOLVE HALLOWE’EN RIDDLES
  36. 36. I AM SCARY AND WHITE. I COME OUT AT NIGHT. WHO AM I? GHOST
  37. 37. I FLY AT NIGHT BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE LIGHT. BAT
  38. 38. I AM ROUND ON ALL SIDES. I’VE GOT A LIGHT INSIDE. WHO AM I? JACK-O’- LANTERN
  39. 39. PLAY HALLOWE’EN ASSOCIATIONS
  40. 40. MAKE UP A LIST OF HALLOWE’EN SYMBOLS
  41. 41. YOU’VE GOT STRANGE TELEGRAMS. FIND OUT WHAT THEY SAY. Alittlewitchandahorribleskullappeared. Awhiteghostandagreenmonsterfollowme. Ablackcatandabatscaredmetodeath. KEY: A little witch and a horrible skull appeared. A white ghost and a green monster follow me. A black cat and a bat scared me to death.
  42. 42. PUT THE SENTENCES IN THE RIGHT ORDER TO FIND OUT HOW TO MAKE A JACK-O’-LANTERN • Put the candle inside the pumpkin. • Cut a nose and a mouth. • Cut eyes. • Put the pumpkin near the house. • Take a big yellow pumpkin. • Light a candle.
  43. 43. KEY: 1. Take a big yellow pumpkin. 2. Cut eyes. 3. Cut a nose and a mouth. 4. Light a candle. 5. Put the candle inside the pumpkin. 6. Put the pumpkin near the house.
  44. 44. MAKE UP AN ACROSTIC POEM
  45. 45. DO THE HALLOWE’EN CROSSWORD
  46. 46. ACT OUT A HALLOWE’EN POEM
  47. 47. JACK-O-LANTERN I am a pumpkin, big and round (Use arms to show size of pumpkin) Once upon a time I grew on the ground (Point to the ground) Now I have a mouth, two eyes, a nose (Point to features on your face) What are they there for, do you suppose? (Right forefinger to forehead, thinking gesture) When I have a candle inside shining bright (Hold up right forefinger) I'll be a Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween night! (Thumbs in armpits, bragging gesture)
  48. 48. SENIOR SCHOOL
  49. 49. MATCH THE HOLIDAYS WITH THEIR DATES. PUT THEM IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. 1. New Year's Day a. 5 November 2. St Valentine's Day b. 31 December 3. St Patrick's Day c. 1 January 4. Mother's Day d. 26 December 5. April Fool's Day e. 4 February 6. Easter f. 25 December 7. May Day g. The fourth Sunday in Lent 8. Spring Bank Holiday h. The second Sunday in November 9. Queen Official Birthday i. 1 April 10. Remembrance Sunday j. 31 October 11. Boxing Day k. The last Monday in August 12. New Year's Eve l. The second or third Saturday in June 13. Summer Bank Holiday m. Between 22 March and 25 April 14. Halloween n. The first Monday in May 15. Guy Fawkes' Day o. 17 March 16. Christmas Day p. The last Monday in May
  50. 50. GUESS THE NAMES OF THE HOLIDAYS FROM THEIR DESCRIPTIONS. • Millions of flowers are bought on this day. Cards are also sent. • People play tricks, practical jokes on each other on this day. • It is an official holiday and it is not real. There are special public ceremonies on this day. • This is the day before All Saints' Day in the Christian Calendar and is associated with the supernatural. • On this day people remember the dead of both World Wars. • People eat a stuffed roast turkey with roast potatoes and pudding. • This holiday is based on events in the life of Jesus Christ. It commemorates Christ's resurrection and His crucifixion. • You can see bonfires burning and fireworks shooting across the sky. Boys and girls push an old cart with a dummy.
  51. 51. FILL IN THE GAPS IN THE RHYMES WITH THE NAMES OF HOLIDAYS. 1. Inside my heart the weather’s warm There is no trace of wind and storm And you just made the morning shine, You said you’d be my ….. . 2. ...’s coming The pumpkin’s getting fat. Please put a spider in the goblin’s hat. 3. … …, … …, He’s intent To blow up the Houses of Parliament. Three score barrels of powder below, Poor old England to overthrow. 4. Twelve o’clock And the world is still As ….. star comes over the hill. The angels sing, and sing again: “Peace on earth, goodwill to men.” 5. It’s … Day, and our kitchen is crazy. We all work together, and no one is lazy. Dad mashes potatoes, and Hank sets the table. We roast the turkey with my funny aunt Mabel.
  52. 52. Which of the resolutions do you find the most important? Make your own resolutions. On New Year’s Eve Americans write their New Year’s resolutions. Here are some of the most popular ones:  To get into shape  To get more organized  To give up smoking / drinking  To get / change the job  To keep a check on expenses and pay down debts  To buy a new house / renovate  To find new friends / love  To learn something new  To travel and enjoy more DECEMBER, 31 - NEW YEAR’S EVE
  53. 53. What was the man’s answer? Finish the humorous story. 500 Valentine’s Cards Mike walked into a post office just before Valentine’s Day. He noticed a middle-aged man standing in a corner and sticking “Love” stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. Then the man got out a bottle of Channel perfume from his pocket and started spraying scent over the envelopes. Mike got curious and asked the man why he was sending all those cards. The man replied: “Every year I send out 500 Valentine’s Day cards signed ‘Guess who?’” “But why?” asked Mike. ……. FEBRUARY, 14 – VALENTINE’S DAY
  54. 54. APRIL, 1 – APRIL FOOL’S DAY Two-line jokes - Excuse me, could you tell me the way to Bath? - Well, I always use soap and water. - Where’s the best place to go when you are dying? - The living-room. - What’s lighter than feather but much harder to hold? - Your breath. - I’m losing my memory. It’s got me terribly worried. - Never mind. Try to forget about it.
  55. 55. MATCH THE BEGINNING OF THE JOKE WITH ITS PUNCH LINE. 1. - Tell me, little boy, how do you like school? - … 2. - And what will you do when you are as big as your mother? - … 3. - When is the best time to pick strawberries? - … 4. - If we get engaged, will you give me a ring? - … 5. - Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? - … 6. - You missed school yesterday, didn’t you? - … - When the farmer isn’t looking. - Of course. What’s your number? - Closed. - No, sir, not a bit. - Go on a diet. - At the bottom.
  56. 56. What do you know about these people? What are they famous for? In English-speaking countries there is a number of holidays dedicated to outstanding people: Dr. Martin Luther King Day (US; 3rd Monday in January) Burns Night (UK; January, 25) Lincoln’s Birthday (US; February, 12) Saint Patrick’s Day (UK; March, 17) Columbus Day (US; 2nd Monday in October) Guy Fawkes’ Day (UK; November, 5)
  57. 57. TEST YOURSELF Which of them:  discovered America?  tried to blow up the British Parliament?  fought for civil rights of black people in the USA?  is a patron saint of Ireland?  is a famous poet?  was an outstanding American president who fought against slavery in the USA?
  58. 58. What are these holidays dedicated to? How are they celebrated? Find out more about them. There are holidays with unusual, odd names: • National Tooth Fairy Day (US; February, 28) • National High Five Day (US; 3rd Thursday in April) • Royal Oak Day (UK; May, 29) • Pancake Day (UK; last Tuesday before Lent) • Groundhog Day (US; February, 2)
  59. 59. Are you environmentally friendly? What does this expression mean? A number of holidays are dedicated to nature and environment: • World Day of Water (March, 22) • Earth Day (April, 22) • World Environment Day (June, 5)
  60. 60. Convince your friend to protect environment. Discuss with your group mates whether they follow these rules: • Sort out your rubbish. • Use recycled paper to help save trees. • Avoid buying plastic, refuse to use carrier bags offered by supermarkets. • Don’t drop litter. • Use less energy, switch off the lights, don’t waste water, don’t boil more water than necessary when making a cup of tea. • Use a bicycle or walk instead of using a car for short trips. • Buy organic food produced without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides, use ‘environmentally-friendly’ detergents that cause water pollution.
  61. 61. Put the advice above in order of importance to you. What else should you do to be healthy? To stay healthy you should: • Give up harmful habits • Take vitamins regularly • Observe healthy diet • Stay away from the sun in summer • Have enough of sleep • Exercise, stay fit APRIL, 7 - WORLD HEALTH DAY
  62. 62.  Compare British holidays and their dates with those in Ukraine. Which of these holidays don’t we have in Ukraine? What other holidays do we have?  Which festival is the most unusual? Why?  Which festival would you like to take part in? Why?  Design a poster about one of the festivals for the English Week at school.  Introduce Ukrainian festivals to a foreigner. DISCUSS:

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