Unit 6 Holidays and Traditions
Lessons 78-80 Learn to talk about your favourite holiday
Thank you for the
Balloon to decorate
First of all, …
1. Look and say what children usually do before their birthday.
Example: I usually invite friends for my birthday.
2. Listen and repeat.
Birthday cakes, birthday cakes,
One for Peter and one for Paul,
An apple, a pear, a plump or
And a good present to make
/ɔ:/ – Paul, all
/е/ – cherry, present, merry
3. Look, match and say who helps these children to celebrate their birthday.
To take a birthday cake to decorate a room
To cook tasty food to buy a present
Example: The girl’s brother helps her to decorate the room.
4. Listen and reproduce.
COME TO MY BIRTHDAY PARTY
Paul: Hey, Helen, you look great!
Helen: Thank you, Paul. I have a holiday today. It’s my birthday today.
Paul: Congratulations, a birthday girl! Happy birthday!
My birthday is my favourite holiday, too.
Helen: Thanks again. My dad and I have already decorated my room with balloons. My grandma has already baked a birthday cake and my mum has cooked some tasty food.
Paul: Glad to hear it. So it’s a family holiday, isn’t it?
Helen: It is. I want to invite you to my birthday party.
Paul: Thank you for the invitation.
Helen: Please come to my place at 6 o’clock. OK?
Paul: With pleasure.
My dad and I have already decorated a room.
My granny has already baked a birthday cake.
My mum has cooked a tasty food.
5. Talk with a friend about your birthday party.
On your own: Show a picture of your birthday party and say what you and your family members have already done.
Example: This is a picture of my birthday party. I have already decorated my room with balloons. My brother has presented me with flowers. My grandma has cooked a birthday cake.
6. Look and guess what the children do at Paul’s birthday party.
Example: I think Paul’s friends like… .
7. Read and say what Paul’s parents have already bought for his birthday party.
A BIRTHDAY BOY
My name is Paul. I live in a big and friendly family. I have got my mum and dad, 2 brothers and a little sister. We celebrate many holidays together. But the biggest holiday is a birthday of any member of my family.
We have our family traditions of this holiday. First of all we write nice invitations for relatives and friends. Usually a birthday boy (or a girl) makes them. We are all going to celebrate my birthday soon. I have already made some for my birthday. Then my elder brothers help me to decorate the sitting room for a birthday party. We have already made little flags of all colours and my mum has bought balloons.
When guests come, a birthday boy/girl must guess a present. A guest says the first letter, for example: “b” and I ask “Is it a ball?” or “Is it a book?”. If it’s right, I get a present and congratulations. If it’s wrong, I guess again. Isn’t it fun?
At the birthday party we eat tasty food, talk and play. My friends and I like to play computer games. I think my dad has already bought me a new game. I like this holiday a lot. It’s the best time for me.
8. True or False?
1. Paul has got an elder sister and two little brothers.
2. Paul’s family has some family traditions.
3. A birthday boy/girl must make a birthday cake.
4. Children decorate the sitting room with little flags and balloons.
5. Paul likes to guess a present.
6. Paul and his friends are interested in sports.
9. Talk with friends about your birthday party. Use:
My birthday is… .
As a rule, … .
My parents often… .
My brother/sister helps me… .
At the party we… .
My friends and I like… .
I like my… .
10. Write an invitation card for your birthday party. Use:
I’m going to celebrate my… .
I want to invite you… .
Please, come… on… .
We’ll have fun!
Do it yourself! Make an invitation card for your birthday.