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Creative tasks on Ukrainian holidays and geography (word search and quiz)

Автор: вчитель англійської мови Kошарна Оксана Олександрівна

вчитель англійської мови Kошарна Оксана ОлександрівнаCreative tasks about Ukrainian culture

Objectives: at the end of the tasks students will be able to remember a list of words about national holidays,  learn main facts from the  geography, highlight the subject areas  in which they are particularly strong, while pointing out those in which they would benefit by spending more time.

Level and age group: B1, 8- 9  form

Resources: T. Pogarska. Focus on Ukraine. Student’s book.- Х.:Ранок, 2010; Olga and Valeria Elbrekht. Focus on Ukraine. Х.:Ранок, 2006.-с.11

1. Word- search” National holidays”

Vocabulary: feast, Christ, resurrection, Trinity, event , Easter, Independence day, religious , official holidays, Labour Day,  Constitution Day, festival

Procedure: 1) Elicit names of the national Ukrainian holidays; 2) Give the students worksheets with word-search. The words may be placed horizontally or vertically. Students read the definitions and find 20 words in a grid. The winner is the person who finds all words faster.

O L F E S T I V A L K I C O L P
N I N D E P E N D E N C E D A Y
P R E S A N T A F P W H L E B A
E H W P S L M O I R O R E F O D
N O Y R T A I L R I M I B I U H
G L E E E I K T E Z E S R R R T
A I A S R C E R W E N T A T D R
P D R E L I G I O U S M T R A I
M A I N O F U N R K D A I E Y B
A Y K T M F A I K I A S O E E Y
H G E N R O K T S F Y I N N M P
C D O J O Y A Y J Q R O K O I P
H A N D Y A D Y R O T C I V T A
Y A D N O I T U T I T S N O C H

Definitions:

  1. This holiday is on the 31st of December.
  2. This holiday is on the 7th of January.
  3. Women get congratulations on that day.
  4. It is the feast of Christ’s resurrection.
  5. It comes on the 1st of May.
  6. The 9th of May is ….
  7. It is a religious holiday which comes on the 50th day after Easter.
  8. We celebrate it on June, 28.
  9. We celebrate it on August, 24.
  10. It is your own personal holiday.
  11. Holidays connected with religion.
  12. These holidays are days off for everybody.
  13. A song which is sung on your birthday.
  14. It is a day when people don’t have to work.
  15. You get it on your birthday.
  16. It is a Christmas tree.
  17. People often drink it to greet the New Year.
  18. We can observe them in parks in the evenings.
  19. A special social event when you celebrate something.
  20. A special day or a period usually in memory of a religious event.

2. Quiz “Who is the best in Ukrainian geography?”

Vocabulary: geographical names and features

Procedure:1) pre- teach vocabulary: summits, neighbouring countries , occupy; 2) prepare medals for each right answer. Students answer the questions .Who gives the right answer, gets a medal.

Questions:

  1. Where is Ukraine situated?
  2. Where is the geographical centre of Ukraine located?
  3. What is the main river of Ukraine?
  4. The river which connects Ukraine with seven European countries.
  5. The highest peak of Ukraine is…….
  6. Most of the territory of Ukraine is……..
  7. The climate of Ukraine is………..
  8. The neighbouring countries of Ukraine are………….
  9. The Dnipro divides Ukraine into two parts. Name them.
  10. What place does Ukraine occupy in the world as to its territory?
  11. The third largest river in Europe is………
  12. Two such countries can be placed on the territory of Ukraine .
  13. Treeless summits in the Carpathians are called……….
  14. What cities are situated on the banks of the Dnipro?

Keys:

1. Word- search” National holidays”

O L F E S T I V A L K I C O L P
N I N D E P E N D E N C E D A Y
P R E S A N T A F P W H L E B A
E H W P S L M O I R O R E F O D
N O Y R T A I L R I M I B I U H
G L E E E I K T E Z E S R R R T
A I A S R C E R W E N T A T D R
P D R E L I G I O U S M T R A I
M A I N O F U N R K D A I E Y B
A Y K T M F A I K I A S O E E Y
H G E N R O K T S F Y I N N M P
C D O J O Y A Y J Q R O K O I P
H A N D Y A D Y R O T C I V T A
Y A D N O I T U T I T S N O C H

Answers: New Year, Christmas, Women’s Day, Easter, Labour Day, Victory Day,  Trinity, Constitution Day, Independence Day, birthday, religious, official,“ Happy birthday”, holiday, present, fir-tree, champagne, fireworks , celebration, festival

2. Quiz “Who is the best in Ukrainian geography?”

  1. Where is Ukraine situated?( in the South Eastern Europe)
  2. Where is the geographical centre of Ukraine located?(in Rakhiv)
  3. What is the main river of Ukraine?( the Dnipro)
  4. The river which connects Ukraine with seven European countries( the Danube).
  5. The highest peak of Ukraine is……( Hoverla).
  6. Most of the territory of Ukraine is…….(flat).
  7. The climate of Ukraine is……….( mild, warm , continental).
  8. The neighbouring countries of Ukraine are………….( Russia, Poland, Belorus, Moldova, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia).
  9. The Dnipro divides Ukraine into two parts. Name them.( Right- bank and Left- bank)
  10. What place does Ukraine occupy in the world as to its territory?(42nd)
  11. The third largest river in Europe is………( the Dnipro)
  12. Two such countries can be placed on the territory of Ukraine ( Italy)
  13. Treeless summits in the Carpathians are called………( polonynas).
  14. What cities are situated on the banks of the Dnipro?( Kyiv,Cherkasy, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporishya, Kaniv, Kherson)
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