Unit 9 grade 7: Festivals Around The World – Skills 1
1.1. Task 1 Unit 9 grade 7
In pairs, look at the pictures below. They are all from the La TomatinaFestival in Spain. Put them in the order you think they happen at the festival. (In pairs, look at the pictures below. They come from the La Tomatina festival in Spain. Put them in the order you think they happened at the festival.)
Guide to answer
The order: 3 – 4 – 1 – 2
1.2. Task 2 Unit 9 grade 7
Now quickly read the texts below and check your answers. (Now quickly read the passage below and check your questions.)
1. Hi Nick,
My family and I went to Bunol, Spain yesterday. That’s the town where the La Tomatina festival takes place on the last Wednesday of August each year. There are thousands of people here. Luckily the weather was great.
My family stayed up late, but got up early this morning to join the festival. My family saw a few people put ham on the slippery treetops.
I have to go here.
2. Hi Nick,
Yesterday was the most exciting day of my life!
In the morning, many people try to climb the pole to get meat. At 11 o’clock, our family saw a hose coming from a cannon fountain and a melee started.
People threw bags of tomatoes from trucks into the crowd, and my family and I started throwing tomatoes at other people. All my family wear goggles to protect their eyes. After an hour, my family and I saw another fountain and stopped throwing. The entire city square glowed red with rivers of tomato juice. Finally, our family tried the Tomato Paella, a traditional Spanish rice dish. My family enjoyed delicious food and drinks along with locals and tourists. I’m still tired, goodbye.
1.3. Task 3 Unit 9 grade 7
Read the texts again and answer the questions (Read the passage again and answer the questions.)
1. When is La Tomatinacelebrated? (When is La Tomatina festival celebrated?)
2. What did Carlos do the day before the festival? (What did Carlos do the day before the festival?)
3. What did people place on top of the greasy pole? (What do people put on a slippery pole?)
4. Why did they have to wear goggles? (Why do they have to wear goggles?)
5. What was the signal for the start and end of the tomato fight?
(What are the signs to start and end the tomato war?)
6. How was the town square after the fight?
(How was the town square after the melee?)
Guide to answer
1. It is celebrated on the last Wednesday every August.
(The festival is held on the last Wednesday of every August.)
2. He stayed up late. (He stays up late.)
3. They placed the ham on the top of the greasy pole.
(They put ham on a slippery pole.)
4. They had to wear the goggles to protect their eyes. (They must wear goggles to protect their eyes.)
5. It was a jet from water cannons. (It’s a cannon fountain.)
6. It was red with rivers of tomato juice. (The square glowed red with streams of tomato juice.)
2.1. Task 4 Unit 9 grade 7
Work in groups. Look at the newspaper headlines about two unusual festivals around the world. Discuss what you think is unusual about them. (Work in groups. Look at newspaper headlines about festivals that aren’t common around the world. Discuss what you think is unusual about them.)
Guide to answer
– 15 injured chasing cheese downhill in annual English village festival.
(15 people were injured while chasing a piece of cheese that rolled down a hill at the annual UK village festival.)
=> The unusual thing is that many people chase cheese downhill.
(It’s unusual for many people to chase cheese from the top of the hill.)
– Monkeys eat over 2,000 kg of fruits and vegetables at annual Monkey Buffet Festival.
(When eating more than 2 tons of fruits and vegetables at the monkey buffet festival.)
=> The unusual thing is that people feed the monkeys too many fruit and vegetables.
(It’s unusual that monkeys are fed too many fruits and vegetables.)
2.2. Task 5 Unit 9 grade 7
Choose one festival to teach your group about. Read the information about you will say.(Choose a festival to teach your group. Read information about your festival. Plan what you will talk about)
2.3. Task 6 Unit 9 grade 7
Present your festival to your partner. Allow time for them to ask questions at the end. Present your festival to your classmates. Give them time to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
Choose the correct word A, B or C for each gap to complete the following passage.
Yesterday, Carlos went (1) ……………… La Tomatina. The festival is held on were the last Wednesday of August every year in Būnol, Spain. (2) ……………… were thousands of people there. In the morning, many people tried (3) ……………… up the pole to get the ham. At 11 am, they (4) ……………… a jet from the water cannons and the chaos began. Bags of tomatoes from trucks were (5) ……………… to the crowd, and they began throwing tomatoes at one another. They all had to wear goggles (6) ……………… their eyes.
After one hour, they saw another jet and stopped (7) ……………… The whole town square (8) ……………… red with rivers of tomato juice. Finally, they tried tomato Paella, a (9) ……………… Spanish rice dish. Together with local people and tourists, they enjoyed the (10) ……………… food and drinks.
Question 1: A. At B. in C. To
Question 2: A. There B. They C. That
Question 3: A. to climb B. climb C. climbing
Question 4: A. see B. saw C. seen
Question 5: A. throw B. throw C. throw
Question 6: A. to protect B. protect C. protected
Question 7: A. to throw B. throw C. throwing
Question 8: A. is B. are C. was
Question 9: A. tradition B. traditional C. fearsome
Question 10: A. good B. well C. better
At the end of the lesson, the children need to do the full homework, practice reading about La Tomatina festival in Spain, practice talking about unusual festivals around the world and memorize the words mentioned in the post:
- weather: weather
- attend (v): join
- ham (n): market ham
- greasy pole: slippery tree, easy to slide
- climb up: climb up
- cannon: nozzle
- chaos (n): chaos
- goggles: (n): swimming goggles
- tourist (n): tourist