SIPFLS IB DIVISION High School Programme
Academic Programme  Year 10 Bridging Program  English B Learning Activity
English B

Christmas – Learning English through songs

Just before the Christmas break, English A and B students had a combined class of  learning English through songs and cultural appreciation through understanding the significance of the season.

在圣诞假期前夕,IB项目英语B和英语A课程一起开展了一节由圣诞歌曲演唱和圣诞文化赏析组成的英语课。

Some pre-lesson research had been assigned the day before so that students would be able to share the relevant information when needed (e.g. the Nativity, caroling & madrigals, authorship of “Silent Night”, origins of “The Magnificat ,etc).

在课堂上,同学间一起分享了课前搜索调查的圣诞文化知识。如:基督诞生记、圣诞颂歌、 《平安夜》的作者、《圣母颂》的起源等等。

After an initial elicitation of their responses to “What is Christmas to you?”, the students were treated to a  rendition  of “Silent Night’” by both teachers,  accompanied by one of the students on the guitar. The students were quick to pick up the  tune, and against the backdrop of the Nativity scene, were able to better appreciate  the lyrics. They followed up with “Jingle Bells” and “We wish you a Merry Christmas”.

在回答了“圣诞对于你有什么意义?”的问题后,同学们在老师的带领下,伴随着一位同学的吉他伴奏,一起学习演唱了圣诞歌曲《平安夜》。学生们在快速熟悉曲调后,伴随着基督诞生的场景,,对歌词有了进一步的理解。接着,同学们又一起学习演唱了歌曲《铃儿响叮当》和《我们祝你圣诞快乐》。

In the second half, they read the Christmas story from the Bible, and then watched a 10 minute movie re- enactment of the  first Christmas. This gave them some idea of the cultural backdrop and the feel of the times.

在课程后半部分,同学们阅读了《圣经》中的圣诞故事,并观看了十分钟关于第一个圣诞节的电影。这让同学们对于圣诞节这一文化有了更多的启发。


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