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Module: Happy Days

Unit: Festivals

Level: KS2

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6. My favourite day - Christmas

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Stories , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use proper nouns to refer to festivals, e.g. Christmas is on December 25th.
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. We decorate our Christmas tree.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experience, and making use of context and knowledge of the world

http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-stories-favourite-day-christmas.htm

Brief Description:
An interactive story about Christmas

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students can share the activities they usually do at Christmas.
  • Students help to decorate the Christmas tree in the story while reading.
  • After reading, students can discuss other activities for Christmas.

7. Festival - sorting game

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Source: ITE, EDB
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Games , Teaching Materials Generators 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to describe a situation, e.g. visit relatives

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

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Brief Description:
A game about what people usually do at Chinese New Year, Christmas and Mid Autumn Festival

User Tips:

  • For less able students, they should do some revision about the activities people do at the festival.
  • Teachers can upload the game to school e-learning platform for students to play the game in their free time.
  • For more able students, they can write the activities they usually have at Christmas or Chinese New Year.

8. Festivals and Events

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Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles , Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truth, e.g. New Year festivities start on the first day of the lunar month.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences, and making use of context and knowledge of the world
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Chinese New Year
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/events/chinesenewyear/

Halloween
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/events/halloween/

Christmas
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/christianity/christmas.shtml

Easter
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/christianity/easter.shtml

Brief Description:
List of information websites about different festivals

User Tips:

  • Students can make use of the websites for project-based learning.
  • After reading, students can play a matching game to match the activities with the festivals.

Other resources  

Chinese Festivals
An ETV programme introducing Chinese festivals and culture
http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=2139212157

ESL Holiday and Festivals worksheets
Printable worksheets and PowerPoint about different festivals
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/holiday.html

Ideas by Season/Holiday
A website with activity sheets and crafts materials for different festivals
http://www.theideabox.com/ib.php?web=seasonal

Process Writing: Introducing Hong Kong - Bun Festival
A school experience sharing about introducing a special festival in Hong Kong
http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/English/56_process_writing/index.htm

Festivals
A matching game about activities at different festivals
http://diy.fwg.hk/exercise.php?a=eng&e=festival1

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