Звучит тихая музыка-фон Halloween ”Tales from the crypt”
Teacher: Hello everybody! We’ve gathered together to our Halloween party. We want all of you to enjoy it and to be merry and jolly. We will not only talk about Hallowe’en customs and traditions but take part in them.
1st pupil: On the 31 st of October we are going to celebrate the most mysterious holiday not only in Britain but in the world- Halloween. Ghosts, witches and evil spirits are especially active at this night. Main colours of the festival are black and orange. Orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
2 nd pupil: Now we know and can tell you that Halloween was first celebrated many centuries ago by Celtic priests called Druids. They believed that Halloween was the night when witches came out. As they were afraid of them they put on different clothes and painted their faces to deceive evil spirits. And now our dress-up parade!
Под музыку Майкла Джексона “ Thriller” выходят дети, одетые в костюмы и демонстрируют их.
And what about our pets’ costumes? They are very popular now.Let’s watch some of them.( демонстрация видеоролика)
3d pupil: Halloween is also known by several names: ALL HALLOWS EVE –in Ireland. In old English the word “Hallow” meant “sanctify”;SAMHAIN- by the name of druidic fire festival celebrated by the Celts in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. And also ALL HALLOWTIDE, THE FEAST OF THE DEAD, THE DAY OF THE DEAD. Hallowe’en was even sometimes called Nut crack Night or Snap Apple Night in England. Families liked to sit by their fireplaces telling stories and eating apples and nuts.
4th pupil: The main Halloween activity for children is trick –or-treating. Children dressed in costumes and mascs go from door to door saying “trick or treat”. Their neighbours give children such treats as candy, fruit and pennies so that children do not play tricks on them. By the way, do you know that 93 % of children go trick-or-treating each year?
Звучит песня в записи “Give me something good to eat”, дети движутся по комнате, подходят к гостям, получают угощение и садятся на места :
Trick or treat, trick or treat,
Give us something good to eat
Give us candy, give us cake,
Give us something sweet to take.
Give us cookies, fruit and gum,
Hurry up and give us some.
You had better do it quick
Or we’ll surely play a trick
Trick or treat, trick or treat,
Give us something good to eat.
5th pupil: But what is the most known symbol of Halloween? Of course it’s a pumpking! It is called Jack-o-lantern after the man called Jack. He could not enter heaven because he was a miser and he could not enter hell because he had played jokes on devil. As a result, Jack has to walk on the Earth with his lantern until Judgment Day.
Свет выключают, в темноте горят свечи, фонари, по залу плывёт фигура в белом с большим фонарём-тыквой. Звучит музыка Panic at the Disco “ This is Halloween”. Дети поют и танцуют вокруг Джека:
Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween
I am the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red
I am the one hiding under yours stairs
Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
6th pupil: Another Halloween tradition is playing games. The most popular game is Apple Bobbing.This game is called “Ducking for apples” in Scotland and “ Snap apple” in Ireland. The game is played by filling a tub with water and putting apples in the water. Because apples are less dense than water, they will float at the surface. Players try to catch one with their teeth. Players are not allowed to use their hands.
But the variation of the game is the game with apples hung on string on a line. And now let’s play Apple Bobbing.
Натягивается верёвка с закреплёнными на ней яблоками. Тот, кто первым сможет захватить яблоко зубами, становится победителем и получает приз. ( Звучит весёлая ритмичная музыка)
7th pupil: Another game is Passing the apples. It can also be played with oranges. The children are lined up in two rows, the same number of children in each line. They have to pass the apple to the person behind them only using their chin, without hands or dropping the apple. If the apple drops a team must start from the beginning again.
Дети быстро выстраиваются в два ряда с равным количеством участников и под весёлую музыку передают друг другу яблоки.
8th pupil: And the last Halloween tradition we want to tell you today is cooking special food. There are several kinds of traditional Halloween food:
Barmbrack- is the center of an Irish Halloween custom. It traditionally contained various objects baked into the bread and was used as a sort of fortune telling game. In the barmbrack were: a pea-meant the person wouldn’t merry that year, a stick- meant the person would have an unhappy marriage, apiece of cloth-meant the person would be poor or had bad luck, a small coin- meant the person would be rich and a ring meant the person would be wed within the year.
9 th pupil: Caramel apples- in recent years, they became increasingly popular. Sometimes apples are also decorated with nuts.
Candy apples- the alternative name is Toffee apples-were invented by William W. Kolb, a candy-maker in 1908.
Caramel corn- the combination of caramel and corn dates back at least as far as the 1980s.
Among the Halloween traditional food we can name candy pumpkin and candy corn, bonfire toffee and colcannon ( the mixture of mashed potatoes with cabbage).
10 th pupil: And now let’s talk about superstitions. People have always believed in goo luck and in bed luck. Most people in the world have some superstitions. Now look at the blackboard. You can see several pictures describing whether good or bad luck. Please sort them out and tell me what is good luck and what is bad luck.
На доске картинки: чёрный кот, осенние падающие листья, две сороки, зонт в помещении, разбитое зеркало, человек на лестнице, календарный лист-пятница 13-го, лестница.
( Good luck:Bad luck:
Black cats are lucky1. Never open umbrella in the house
Catch falling leaves in autumn 2. Never break a mirror- that means 7 years of bad luck.
and you will have good luck.3. Don’t go past somebody on the stairs.
If you see two magpies, you’ll 4. The number 13 is very unlucky and Friday, the 13th is
be happy.very unlucky date.
Don’t walk under ladder
Teacher: Today we told you about Halloween traditions and showed some of them. We hope you enjoyed our party. Thank you for participating.