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Module 4 Carnival
Introduction and Reading

Can you name the following festivals or

The Spring Festival

couplet fireworks fireworks paper- cuts

对联
烟花

(lunar January 1)

爆竹
剪纸

lucky/ gift money 压岁钱

The Lantern Festival
(Lunar January 15) lion /dragon dance 舞狮/龙

riddles written on lanterns 灯谜
exhibit of lanterns 灯会

rice glue ball

元宵

Ching Ming Festival / Tomb-sweeping Day
(Lunar April 5)

rebirth of nature celebrat it with picnics, and kite flying sweep and weed graves honor ancestors

Dragon Boat Festival
(Lunar May 5) rice dumplings 棕子 龙舟赛

Dragon Boat race

Cowherd Girl Weaver the Milky Way magpie

牛郎
织女

银河
喜鹊

Double Seventh Festival (Lunar July 7)

Mid-Autumn Festival (Lunar August 15)

Chang E flying to the moon moon cake

嫦娥奔月 月饼

Double Ninth Festival (Lunar September 9) ascending a height enjoying the flourishing chrysanthemum

登高 赏菊

New Year’ Eve (Lunar December 31)

festivals in China
The Spring Festival The Double Ninth Festival festivals The Lantern Festival Qingming The Middle Autumn Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival Ghost Festival
The Double Seventh Festival

Other holidays

Children's Day

Teachers’ DAY

What is your favorite Chinese festival? What do you do this day? Why do you like it?
wear special clothes eat special food give or receive gifts have a holiday from school take part in a traditional ceremony dance and listen to music enjoy yourself with friends or family

festivals in other countries
Carnival Christmas Valentine’s Day Easter Fool’s Day

festivals
Thanksgiving Day Halloween Father’s Day Mother’s Day

Christmas
(25th December) This is a Christian festival which comes in the middle of winter.
Santa Claus reindeer sleigh
圣诞老人

驯鹿
雪橇

Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14th

April Fool’s Day
(April 1)

Holi (胡里节)
This is a festival of color, which marks the beginning of spring in India.

Thanksgiving Day
(The 4th Thursday in November)
This is when Americans remember the hard times when they first arrived in the country.

turkey pumpkin pie

Halloween (31th.
October/ 1st Nobember)

( All Saints' Day )
This festival is at the end of October, when “ghosts” come out.

Jack-o-Lantern

Trick-or-Treat on Halloween

Dunking For Apples

Halloween Parade

Easter eggs

Easter
(March 23 to April 25)

Easter Bunny

This is a Christian holiday in March or April when Christians remember the death of Christ and his return to life.

Carnival

Reading

The Magic of the Mask

Lisening the passage and check the topics it mentions.
1. Different carnivals
2. The orgins of carnival 3. Spencial food

4. Carnival in Venice

Read the whole passage and generalize the main idea of each paragraph.
Para1. People’s general imperssion of carmival. Para2. The meaning of carnival and how it was celebrated in history.

Para3. Carnival in Venice and the problem
it caused when people celebrated it.

Para4. The law about wearing masks.

Para5. The revival of the tradition of
celebration carvinal. Para6. How canival is celebrated in

Venice today and the feature of the
carnival in Venice.

Read the passage again and do exercise 2.
Answers:
c b c a b b b b

Exercise 3 and 4

Ex. 3
1. confusing 2. excitement 6. costume 7. crowd 8. tradition 9. atmosphere

3. mask
4. mystery

5. magic

Ex. 4

b a b b a b b b

Group competition
Give us the information about carnival as much as you can.

Test about the Reading

Test 1 1. Think of carnival, and you think of crowds, c________, and confusion. ostumses 2. As time passed, however, the carnival period was e________. xtended 3. But in the late 1970s the tradition was r_______ by students. evived 4. If the key to Rio is music and movement, then in Venice it is the m_______. ystery

agic 5. If the masks comeoff, the m____ is lost.

Test 2
At the beginning of the carnival in Venice, ordinary people wearing masks could pretend to be rich and important While famous people ________, secret could have romantic adventures in ________. Later, People who wore masks could not carry ________ or enter a church. At the end of the firearms 18th, masks were banned completely, and carnival became a _______. In the late 1970s, memery wonder the tradition revived. Today, when you ______ through the street, you can see thousands of masks- elegant or frightening, sad or amusing ______ _______.

Homework Exercises on page 86 and 87 in the Work book


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