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אנגלית 8

4.1.18
Present Progressive (P. 45, orange book)
Subject + am/is/are + verb+ing + object...
Anat and Yael are waiting for the bus.

Negative form:
Subject + am/is/are + not + verb+ing + object...
Anat and Yael are not waiting for the bus.

Question form:
Am/Is/Are + subject + Verb+ing + object ...
Are Anat and Yael waiting for the bus?

Complete exercise B on page 45 (orange book).

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New words for dictation (page 60 in the orange book)
to join (v) להצטרף
performance (n) הופעה
performer (n) מופיע/ה
to perform (v) להופיע
personality (n) אישיות
to practice (v) להתאמן
practice (n) אימון
program (n) תכנית/תכנות
to program (v) לתכנת
regularly (adv) באופן רגיל, נורמלי
weekend (n) סוף שבוע
to worry (v) לדאוג
worry (n) דאגה

get started להתחיל
in order to כדי ל- בשביל
plenty of הרבה
sounds like נשמע כמו

Blue Book
69-72
Orange book:
P. 60-64

New Year Traditions

1. Choose a least three traditions and fill out the table: 

Name of the holiday

 

 

 

Place (state and city)

 

 

 

Duration

 

 

 

When does it start and when does it end

 

 

 

 One fact about the tradition

 

 

 

 2. Find something that it common to at least two traditions.

In what way are these traditions similar?

In what ways are these traditions different?

3. What is your favorite New Year tradition? (You can tell about a real tradition, or about a tradition you would like to have).

Hogmanay in Edinburgh

New Year's Eve is actually a three-day celebration in Scotland's capital -- and across the country. On December 30, 8,000 people holding torches create a "river of fire" that winds down through Old Town's streets, from Parliament Square to Calton Hill. To top off the procession, pipers and drums walk in step. On New Year's Eve itself you can enjoy the social gathering with Scottish music and traditional dancing. And if your head isn't aching from all drums, you can catch the last celebrations of the holiday season on January 1. If you're truly brave, take part in the Loony Dook: a costumed, polar-plunge event just outside the city. 

Eating Grapes in Spain

Get your New Year's health resolutions off to a good start, thanks to Spain's tradition of eating 12 grapes, one for each stroke of midnight. It's harder than it sounds (people even practice for it), but if you're successful, tradition says you'll have a year of prosperity. The place to do it is in the Puerta del Sol in Madrid for Nochevieja (or New Year's Eve). Join the crowds, who will have 12 grapes in one hand and a glass of cava in the other.

Smashing Plates in Denmark

 Smashing things against someone's house might be considered bad luck -- but in Denmark, people hold on to chipped dishes and glasses all year just for New Year's Eve. That night, they go around to the homes of friends and family and smash them against their front doors. The more shards you have on your doorstep the next morning, the more popular you are. 

 

Jumping Seven Waves in Brazil

We're all for a little mid-winter warmth, especially in Brazil. One of traditions dictates that jumping seven waves will bring good luck in the coming year. Bonus points if you wear white while doing so (to bring peace) and bring a bouquet with you to throw into the ocean (an offering to the goddess of the seas).

 

Feasting Seven, Nine, or 12 Times in Estonia

Foodies should head to Estonia for New Year's Eve. The New Year's Eve tradition of eating a lucky number of meals makes for a good excuse to indulge. And don't think you can get away with an extra meal or two -- the numbers seven, nine, and 12 are considered the luckiest. And as the tradition goes, eating seven, nine, or 12 times means you'll have the strength of that many men (we'd like to think women, too) in the new year. But you don't have to finish everything on your plate; leaving some food behind will make the spirits happy. 

 

Ringing Bells 108 Times in Japan

In Japan, New Year's Eve (or Omisoka) is celebrated by ringing bells in Buddhist temples. However, instead of a mere dozen times, ringing a bell 108 times -- the number of human desires, that cause all suffering, according to the Buddhist tradition. Ringing the bell 108 times is thought to dispel negative emotions. If you're in Tokyo, witness the ritual at the city's iconic Zojoji Temple. 

 

Catch Junkanoo in the Bahamas

Junkanoo, a Bahamian festival that takes place on both Boxing Day and New Year's Day (the party starts at 2 a.m. on the first day of the year), is a can't-miss if you're visiting Nassau during the winter. The tradition probably started in the late 18th century, when slaves were allowed to leave plantations to celebrate Christmas as a community. There are noisy, vibrant parades that carry on until 10 a.m. and they are now an important part of the islands' holiday traditions. Groups of dancers hit the streets, while musicians beat goatskin drums and cow whistles. Plus, the costumes alone are very beautiful. 


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Orange book, P. 53
Read at least two of the reviews on pages 50-52
Blue book: pages 57 B+C
58 A+B
59 A+B

Orange book
p. 54-55
p. 56-57

Blue book
p. 60-65 (B)



words for dictation on Tuesday 2/1


to nove לזוז (v)
funny מצחיק (adj)
unexpected לא צפוי (adj)
expected צפוי (adj)
movie/film סרט (n)
T.V. series/T.V. show תכנית או סדרת טלויזיה (n)
cinema קולנוע (n)
audience קהל בהופעה (n)
crowd קהל של הרבה אנשים (n)
clown ליצן/ליצנית (n)
movie theater קולונוע (n)
actor שחקן (n)
actress שחקנית (n)
newspaper עיתון (n)
to choose לבחור (v)
choice בחירה (n)
concrete בטון (n)
concrete מוחשי (adj)
abstract מופשט (adj)



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