Учебник для 6 класса

Английский язык


Unit 12. Holidays

1. Answer these questions, then listen to the tape to check your answers.

  1. When is Christmas celebrated in Europe?
  2. Do Russians celebrate this holiday? When do they celebrate it?
  3. Whose birthday is celebrated at Christmas?
  4. What country gave us the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree?
  5. Who introduced the tradition to decorate the Christmas tree in Russia?
  1. When was the custom of decorating Christmas trees with candles and presents introduced into Britain?
  2. Where does the most famous Christmas tree stand in London? Whose present is it?
  3. What do they call Father Frost in the West? Where does he live?
  4. What does Santa Claus look like?
  5. How does Santa Claus travel?
  6. How does Santa Claus enter houses to give children Christmas presents and where does he put them?
  7. What are the traditional Christmas colours?
  8. Why do little children sometimes write letters to Santa Claus?
  9. When did the custom of sending Christmas cards to friends, colleagues and relatives appear?
  10. What is the traditional Christmas food?
  11. What are Christmas carols?
  12. What is the day after Christmas called?
  13. How do people decorate their houses at Christmas?

* * * * * Let us Read and Learn * * * * *

1. Listen to the traditional Christmas song ‘Uingle, Bells!”,1 45, then sing it.

Jingle, bells!


Jingle, bells! Jingle, bells!
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.2


Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh,
O’er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way.


              Bells, on bobtail3 ring,
              Making spirits bright.4
              What fun it is to ride and sing
              A sleighing song tonight.


1 “Jingle, Bells!” — «Звените, бубенчики!»
2 a one-horse open sleigh — открытые, запряженные одной лошадью сани
3 a bobtail — лошадка с коротким, подстриженным хвостом
4 making spirits bright — поднимая настроение