Цель: • Познакомиться с традициями Великобритании на примере празднования Рождества. • Оценить свой уровень владения английским языком, применить знания и умения в новой ситуации Topics for discussion: • • • • • • It is the most important festival of the year. People celebrate the birth of Christ. Everyone starts to look for presents. Carol-singers can be heard on the streets. Most families decorate their houses and have a Christmas tree in the front room. • Everybody gives presents to relatives and friends. • Children leave stockings at the end of their bed. • Father Christmas come down the chimney during the night. • Some children leave a drink and a mince pie for Father Christmas and some vegetables for his animals. • After breakfast they open their presents around the tree. • In the evening, people eat cold meat, and Christmas cake, fruits and nuts. • Children leave a stocking for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. • Before they start to eat their dinner, they pull crackers. • At 3 o’clock, many people in Britain turn on their television. • They usually wake up very early on Christmas Day. • Holly brings good luck! • Putting a silver coin in the pudding is to bring wealth, health and happiness to whoever finds it. • If spinster or bachelor finds a ring in the pudding, it means marriage.