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Describing a celebration
Class Teaching dates Absentees
1. Educational aim : Students should know how to describe a celebration
General knowledge: Students learn writing a description of one of the
Language: words related to festival
3. Skills : Writing
II. METHOD : Integrated, mainly communicative
III. TEACHING AIDS :Text book, poster
Teacher’s activities Students’ activities
-Ask some questions:
1.Have you ever taken part in one of
the popular celebrations in Vietnam?
2. What do you know about it?
3. When is Teachers’ Day?
4. What do you often do on that day?
Lead in : To know more about the
popular celebration we will learn the
new lesson: Writing
T: Before writing, discuss in groups
about the celebrations chosen.
Give some cues related to some popular
T goes around for help.
T collects students’ ideas and writes
Observe and work in pairs to answer
- Answer the question
- Work in groups.
- Listen carefully.
- Take notes
Things or activities relating to :
1) Independence Day :
marches, parades, meetings, flags,
banners, demonstration, and a day
2) Mid-Autumn Festival :
them on the board.
Asks ss to write a description of one of
the popular celebrations in Vietnam
(e.g. Mid-Autumn Festival, National
Independence Day, Teachers’ Day,
Women’s Day, ect. ). Your description
should include the following main
name and time of the festival
purpose / meaning of the festival
main activities of the festival
your feeling about the festival (
whether you like it or not and the
- Have students do the writing
Has the representatives of two groups
to write their description on the
lanterns, dragon or lion dance,
mooncakes, full moon, children.
3) Women’s Day :
flowers, gifts, housework.
4) Teachers’ Day :
flowers, gifts, gratitude, visit,
performances, dance, sing.
- Do the writing.
- Write the descriptions on the board.
Describing a celebration: Teachers’
Every year, on November 20th
, all schools throughout our country
celebrate Teachers’ Day. It is a good
time for students to show their love,
respect and gratitude towards their
teachers. On the morning of
November 20th , all students are at
school to attend the celebration and
Mid-Autumn Festival :
Mid-Autumn Festival is of my most
favourite festivals. It is held on the 15th
day of the 8th lunar month every year.
It’Ss the time when Vietnamese people
celebrate the largest full moon in the
year. The children have parties with
special cakes and grapefruits. They
also parade in the street with their
beautiful lantern, which come in all
shapes and sizes. Adults buy moon
cakes for their relatives and friends. It
is a great time for not only children but
- Gives remarks and correct mistakes.
enjoy the music show played by our
school band and other students.
After that we give our teachers
beautiful flowers, cards and best
wishes. We also pay a visit to our
former teachers in the afternoon.
I enjoy Teachers’ Day because
it is on that day that we can show
our gratitude towards our teachers.
- Listen and take notes.
* HOMEWORK :
Students reread carefully the
description, practise rewriting it.