Giáo án Tiếng Anh 8 - Units 13: Festival

I. Points: By the end of the unit Ss will be able to

* ask for explanation of events

* give an account of sthg

* write a paragraph about what was done.

II. Language focus:

1. Grammar:

* Passive form: be + past participle

* Compound words

* Reported speech

2. Vocabulary:

(to) yell

(to) award to

(to) separate . From

(to) fetch

(to) design

the patron saint

marigolds

sticky rice balls (to) urge

(to) rub

(to) spread – spread – spread

(to) perform – performance

the judge

peach blossom

dried watermelon seeds

 

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Unit 13: festival
I. Points: By the end of the unit Ss will be able to
* ask for explanation of events 
* give an account of sthg
* write a paragraph about what was done.
II. Language focus: 
1. Grammar:
* Passive form: be + past participle
* Compound words
* Reported speech
2. Vocabulary:
(to) yell
(to) award  to
(to) separate . From
(to) fetch
(to) design
the patron saint
marigolds
sticky rice balls
(to) urge
(to) rub
(to) spread – spread – spread
(to) perform – performance
the judge
peach blossom
dried watermelon seeds
III. Teaching aids: tape, cassette, pictures, photographs, realia, book, board
IV. Teaching procedure:
Unit 13: festival
Lesson 1: getting started + listen and read P. 121-122
* Presenting vocabulary to talk about the rice cooking festival and practicing the dialogue to understand about the rice cooking festival in Vietnam
1. Warm up:
Brainstorm:
Places of interest in Vietnam
Huong Pagoda
Nha trang Beach
Getting started
S1: Tom likes swimming and sunbathing. Where should he go?
S2: I think he should go to Nha Trang Beach because it has beautiful sunny beaches.
(Ss make similar Ds with the other four people)
2. Presentation: The rice cooking festival
Pre teach:
 (to) yell: la, hét to
(to) award  to: tặng .. cho ..
(to) separate . from: tách rời từ .
(to) fetch: đi lấy, mang về
(to) urge: thúc giục
(to) rub: chà, cọ xát
the judge: phán xét, xử án
Presentation Dialogue: Listen and read P.121
Set the scene
Pre Qs (short As)
How many competitions are there in the rice cooking festival? (6)
Do all team members go to the river to fetch water? (no)
How many members from each team participate in the rice cooking contest? (1)
Ss listen to the tape, then practice the D with their partners and find the As to the pre Qs
T has Ss give their As
Matching
Ss guess the meaning of the words or phrase by matching
the grand prize
the starting position
the husk
a piece of bamboo
the council leader
một mẩu (đoạn) tre
vỏ chấu
giải nhất
chủ tịch hội đồng giám khảo
điểm xuất phát
T/ F statements
Listen and Read 2 P. 122
Key: a, F b, F c, T d, F e, F f, T
3. Practice:
Ss work in pairs or in groups to talk about the rice cooking festival
3 competitions
The way to fetch the water to cook rice
The way to make fire
The rice cooking contest
The way to decide the winner of the contest
4. Homework: 1 P.76
Unit 13: festival
Lesson 2: speak + Listen P. 123 - 124
* Giving Ss practice in talking about preparations for some festivals in Vietnam; Giving Ss practice in listening for details, and revising compound words and reported statements.
1. Warm up:
Dictation list
T reads: the judges, buy cakes, candy, flowers, learn members, sing songs, write letters of invitation, make a fire, send postcards, grand prize, make a report, fetch water, contest, award
Ss listen and write the words in the correct column
Key:
Class festival
Rice cooking festival
buy cakes, candy, flowers, sing songs, write letters of invitation, make a report, send postcards
The judges, team members, make a fire, grand prize, fetch water, contest, award
2. Pre speaking:
Set the scene
Ordering: Speak 1 P.123
Ss do it themselves first, then pair compare
T checks their As and elicits the correction if necessary
Key:
Have you tidied the bedroom?
F. Yes, I have. Where are you going, Mom?
C. To the market. I have to buy some oranges and some pomegranates.
H. Could you collect my new ao dai at the tailor around the corner?
D. Sure. I will.
J. Thanks, Mom. Is there anything you want me to do while you’re out?
Not really. But I want our house to look nice at festival.
G. Mom, I know what to do now. I’ll clean all the glass windows.
E. That’s very good. Bye-bye, Sweetie.
Bye, Mom.
Ss practice the D in pairs
3. While speaking:
Make mini dialogues: Speak 2 P.123
Ss work in groups of 4 to talk about preparations for a class festival.
T says ‘You’re having a class festival next week. 4 of you are in change of the preparations. Work in groups of 4 to do the following tasks’
(For weak Ss, T may either give Ss or elicit some cues from them. For strong Ss T may let them choose and talk about any festivals they like and they don’t need giving any cues.)
Suggested words:
decorate, clean, paint (the house/ the room/ the yard)
buy cakes, candies, drinks, food, fruits, 
cook, make cakes 
get new dress, 
write/ send letters of invitation
Task 1: Decide who is going to do which
Example exchange:
S1: We are going to have a class festival next week. I am going to buy a table cloth.
S2: I’m going to decorate the room with A and C.
S3: Great! I am going to .
S4: I’m going to .. 
Task 2: (a day before festival) Check if their friends have done their tasks
Example exchange:
S2: Have you bought a table cloth?
S1: Yes. I bought it yesterday. What about decorating the room?
S2: .. ?
S3: .. ?
S4: .. ?
T monitors and gives help if necessary.
T may ask some groups to practice their D before the class
4. Post speaking:
Write it up
Ss write about their preparations for the festival they choose.
E.g. We are having a class festival next week. Mai is going to buy a table cloth
5. Pre listening:
Pre teach:
marigolds: cúc vạn thọ
peach blossom: hoa đào
sticky rice balls: bánh dày 
dried watermelon seeds: hạt dưa khô
Set the scene
Prediction 
Ss guess the words to fill in the gaps (T reminds Ss that one gap can stand for one word or more)
6. While listening:
Task 1: Ss listen to the tape (T plays the tape twice) and check their predictions Listen 1 P.124
T checks their As and plays the tape again if necessary
Key: 
Mr. Robinson / flower market
traditional
dried watermelon seeds
make
tape transcript
Mrs. Robinson:
Mr. Robinson:
Mrs. Robinson:
Mr. Robinson:
Mrs. Robinson:
Mr. Robinson:
Mrs. Robinson: 
Liz:
Mrs. Robinson:
Liz:
Mrs. Robinson: 
Liz:
Mrs. Robinson:
John, I want you to go to the flower market for me, please.
What do I have to buy?
Some peach blossoms and a bunch of flowers.
What sort of flowers?
Marigolds, because they are traditional at Tet.
Anything else?
No, but I need Liz to do a few things.
What is that, Mom?
Are you busy?
No. Do you need something?
Yes. Go to market and pick up some candied and one packet of watermelon seed, please.
Okay. What are you going to do?
I’m going to Mrs. Nga’s. She’s going to show me how to make spring balls.
Task 2: Complete the notes Listen 2 P.124
Ss read the sentences (a-d) and Listen 1 again then complete the notes
	Things to do:
	Mr. Robinson:
	Liz:
	Mrs. Robinson:
7. Post listening: (This may be set for homework)
T says ‘Tet is coming. What are you preparing for Tet’
Ss work in pairs or groups to talk about their preparations for Tet.
8. Homework: 2, 3 P. 77-78
Unit 13: festival
Lesson 4: read P.124-126
* Reading different paragraphs to understand the history of Christmas.
1. Warm up:
Chatting: T asks Ss some Qs like
When is Christmas held every year?
Do you celebrate Christmas?
2. Pre reading:
Pre teach
(to) spread – spread – spread: lan truyền
(to) design: thiết kế
(to) perform – performance: biểu diễn, thực hiện
the patron saint: thánh bảo hộ, đỡ đầu
a Carol: bài hát vui, bài thánh ca
Set the scene
T/F statement prediction:
Christmas is an important festival in every country in the world.
The custom of decorating a tree at Christmas first appeared in Europe.
The leaders of the church were unhappy with Christmas carols when they were first performed.
Sending Christmas cards was an American’s idea.
3. While reading:
Checking predictions
Ss read the four paragraphs and check their predictions
T checks their As
Key:
F (not every but many countries in the world
T
T
F (an Englishman’s)
Complete the grid Read 2 P. 126 (with the key)
Christmas specials
Place if origin
Date
The Christmas Tree
Riga
Early 1500s
The Christmas Card
England
Mid-19th century
Christmas Carols
No information
800 years ago
Santa Claus
USA
1823
Comprehension Qs: Read 2 P.126 a,-e,
Noughts and crosses (optional)
T uses 5 Qs in R2 P. 126 and adds 4 more Qs
Suggested Qs:
f. When did the custom of decorating first appear in Europe?
Who were unhappy with Christmas Carols when they first appeared?
What do children expect from Santa Claus at Christmas?
What was Saint Nicholas in a poem called ‘A visit from Saint Nicholas’ look like?
Key:
More than a century ago.
He wanted to send Christmas greetings to his friends.
800 years ago.
An American professor Clement Clarke Moore.
On the description of Saint Nicholas in Professor Moore’s poem.
In the early 1500s
The leaders of the church were.
They expect presents from Santa Claus.
He was a fat jolly man in red suit.
4. Post reading:
Ss talk about what people do at Christmas
Homework: 7, 8 P.82
Unit 13: festival
Lesson 5: write P.126-127
* Completing a report about the rice cooking festivals and writing a report about a festival they joined recently.
1. Warm up:
Brainstorm
The activities at the rice cooking festival
cooking rice
making fire
.
2. Pre writing:
Set the scene
Gap- fill: Write 1 P.127
Ss read the report ‘The rice cooking festival’ on P.127, and fill one word in each gap.
Ss work in pairs to compare their As
Key: 
rice cooking
one/ a
water-fetching
run
water
traditional
bamboo (10) added
six
separate
T checks their As and asks some comprehension Qs
a. What does this report show?
b. Where was it held?
c. How many competitions were there?
d. What do each team do in each contest?
e. How was the festival?
Notes: when Ss have given their As, T should elicit from them how to write a report about a festival.
T focuses on the name, the place, the time, the activities of the festival and their feelings
Ss write about the festival they joined recently.
First Ss work in groups and choose the festival they are interested in.
Then, they discuss the place, the time, the activities of the festival and their feelings by answering the Qs given in Write 2 P.127.
T moves to each group and give help.
3. While writing:
Ss write their report about the festival they have chosen.
T moves around and takes notes of typical mistakes.
4. Post writing:
Ss swap their writing and help each other correct their mistakes if necessary.
T writes the typical mistakes on the board and elicits the correction from Ss.
5. Homework: 4, 9 P. 79, 83
Unit 13: festival
Lesson 5: LANGUAGE FOCUS p128-130
* Passive form: be + past participle; Compound nouns; Reported speech.
1. Language focus 1 P.128
- Review passive forms Ss’ve learnt
- Complete LF 1 P128
Key:
were perfpormed
was decorated/ put
is made
will be held
was awarded
was written
2. Language focus 2 P128
Ss complete the convesation. Use the verbs in the box
Key: 
(1) jumbled (2) broken (3) broken (4) scattered (5) pulled
3. Language focus 3 P.130: Making compound words
T shows Ss how to form a compound word: N + verb + ing
Ss practice making compound words
cook rice à rice cooking
fetch water
produce cars
export rice
wash clothes
learn languages
arrange flowers
 Ss work with their partner, take turns to do ex in LF 3 P.130 (orally only)
T checks their As and elicits the correction if necessary
Key:
a fire- making contest
a bull-fighting festival
a car-making industry
a flower-arranging contest
a rice-exporting country
a clothes-washing machine
4. Language focus 4 P.130 (revision)
T reminds Ss of how to change a statement from ‘direct’ into ‘indirect’
Ss do the ex in LF 4 P.130 (This may be set for homework)
Key:
b. He said he could fix the faucets.
c. He said the pipes were broken.
d. He said new pipes were very expensive.
e. He said I had to pay him then.
5. Homework: Ss write Language focus P 128-130 into their notebooks 

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