Unit 1 Festivals around the world
Warming up
Brainstorming How many festivals do you know both in and out of China?
In China
The Double Ninth Festival Tomb Sweeping Day
The Spring Festival The Double Seventh Festival
The Lantern Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival
The Middle Autumn Festival
Spring Festival
The 1st day of the first lunar month
Festival of lanterns
Women’s Day-March 8
Labour Day
The 1st day of May
Children’s Day
The 1st day of June
Army Day-August 1st
Mid-Autumn Festival
The 15th day of the eighth lunar month
Teachers’ Day
The 10th day of September
National Day
The 1st day of October
In foreign countries
Thanksgiving Day Easter Christmas Father’s Day Halloween Mother’s Day Valentine’s Day Fool’s Day
Valentine’s Day
Carnival (狂欢节 狂欢节) 狂欢节
In February
Easter 复活节
The first Sunday after a full moon on or after March 21
Fool’s Day
April 1st
Mother’s Day
The second Sunday in May
Thanksgiving Day
The fourth Thursday in November
Halloween 万圣节
October 31st
How many types of festivals are mentioned in the passage?
  1. Ancient festivals
  2. Festivals of the Dead
  3. Festivals to Honor the People
  4. Harvest Festivals
  5. Spring Festivals
What festivals are mentioned in each paragraph? P
  1. celebrate the end of the cold weather, planting in spring and harvest in autumn; celebrate when hunters catch animals.
  2. Festivals of the Dead Japan Obon MexicoDay of the Dead AmericaHalloween P
  3. Festivals to Honour People Dragon Boat Festival Columbus Day (India)October 2
Obon(盂兰盆) in Japan (盂兰盆)
Halloween (万圣节 万圣节) 万圣节
Dragon Boat Festival
Columbus Day
  4. Harvest Festivals Harvest and Thanksgiving Festival Mid-Autumn festival P
  5. Spring festival Carnival Easter Cheery Blossom Festival
Harvest Festivals
Festivals are meant to celebrate important times of a year. Different countries have different festivals.
Which is the greatest and the most important festival to Chinese people? Spring Festival Which is the greatest and the most important festival to Christian people in Western countries? Christmas
Both of them are quite popular around the world. Can you tell the similarities and differences between them?

  1. Festival are meant to celebrate important times of year. 被用来,本应该 被用来,
  1) mean sb. to do sth. “打算让某人做某事”, 打算让某人做某事” 打算让某人做某事 也可以用于被动结构。 也可以用于被动结构。 sb mean to do sth. “打算或企图做某事”, 打算或企图做某事” 打算或企图做某事
be meant for “打算给予;打算作……用”。 打算给予;打算作……用 ……

  2. Discuss when they take place, what they celebrate and what people do at that time. 讨论它们(中国节日 什么时间进行, 中国节日)什么时间进行 讨论它们 中国节日 什么时间进行 庆祝的 是什么事件, 和人们在那天所做的事。 是什么事件 和人们在那天所做的事。 take place 发生 举行 发生; The performance didn’t take place after all. 演出终于没有进行。 演出终于没有进行。 Was there anybody passing by when the accident took place? 事故发生时, 有人路过那里吗? 事故发生时 有人路过那里吗?
A Great changes in the rural areas in the last two decades. A. have taken place B. took place C. have been taken place D. are happening 解析: 不能用于被动语态中, 解析 take place 不能用于被动语态中 句中 短语in 短语 the last two decades 可确定句子的 时态为现在完成时。 时态为现在完成时。
辨析: 辨析 take place, happen, occur, break out, come about
  1) take place 相当于不及物动词 没有被动语态 指 相当于不及物动词, 没有被动语态, 事先计划或预想到的事情的发生。 事先计划或预想到的事情的发生。 我们学校的运动会将于下周三举行。 我们学校的运动会将于下周三举行。 Our school sports meeting is going to take place next Wednessday.
  2)happen 也是不及物动词 没有被动语态 指一切 也是不及物动词, 没有被动语态, 客观事物或情况的偶然或未能预见的发生 可以和to 偶然或未能预见的发生, 客观事物或情况的偶然或未能预见的发生 可以和 连用或接that引导的从句。 引导的从句。 连用或接 引导的从句 他碰巧没有读过那部小说。 他碰巧没有读过那部小说。 He happened not to have read the novel.

  3)occur 为不及物动词 意为“发生 出现”, 既可指某事 为不及物动词, 意为“发生; 出现” 偶然发生, 也指某事按计划发生, 偶然发生 也指某事按计划发生 所指的时间和事件 比较准确。当以具体事物作主语 比较准确。当以具体事物作主语, 并且是某事偶然 发生时, 可与happen互换。 互换。 发生时 可与 互换 许多事故是发生在家里的。 许多事故是发生在家里的。 Many accidents occur in the house.
  4) break out 仅用于负面场合 常用于灾难 战争 仅用于负面场合, 常用于灾难, 战争, 疾病之类事情的突然发生, 同样也不用于被动句中。 疾病之类事情的突然发生 同样也不用于被动句中。 发生了大火/战争爆发了。 发生了大火 战争爆发了。 A fire / war broke out. 战争爆发了
Actors perform traditional dance during the opening ceremony Of culture festival in Jiaxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 26, 2009, to celebrate the Chinese traditional Duanwu Festival which falls on May 28 this year.


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