I. Say who in the story 1. was guided by the star? Wise Men 2. was chosen to have a special baby? Mary 3. set off on a journey to Bethlehem? Mary & Joseph 4. was born in Bethlehem? Joseph & Jesus 5. took Mary and Jesus to Egypt? Joseph 6. allowed Mary and Joseph to stay in the stable? innkeeper II. 7. lay in a manger full of hay? Jesus 8. brought good news to the shepherds? Angel 9. was a carpenter? Joseph 10. saw a new star in the sky? Wise Men 11. gave Jesus gifts of gold? Wise Men 12. wanted to kill Jesus? Herod Think of a title to each picture and describe it. Jesus is Born Shepherds are Afraid The Wise Men Give Gifts III. Answer the questions 1. Who is Jesus? 6. How was baby-Jesus saved? 2. Where was he born? 7. Why do you think a star became a symbol of 3. Who were his parents? Christmas? 4. Who was the first to worship the child? 8. In what way do you think the following symbols 5. Why did Herod want to kill the baby? are connected with Christmas? Candy canes were sometimes handed out during church services to keep the children quiet. When looked at with the crook on top, it looks like a shepherd's staff because Jesus is the shepherd of man. If you turn it upside down, it becomes the letter J symbolizing the first letter in Jesus' name. Angel –brought the news of Jesus’ birth Bells – ring to greet Jesus, bring good news IV. Listen to the song SILENT NIGHT. What is it about? Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is 1bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild 2sleep in heavenly peace 3_ sleep in heavenly peace Тихая ночь, святая ночь, Всё светло и ярко, Святая Матерь с Сыном рядом, Святой Младенец так нежен и кроток, Спи в блаженном покое, Спи в блаженном покое… Silent night, holy night! 4Sheperds quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the 5 Saviour is born Christ, the 6 Saviour _ is born Тихая ночь, святая ночь, Пастухи благоговейно дрожат глядя на него Сияние нисходит с далёких небес, Священные гости поют Аллилуйя, Христос-Спаситель родился, Христос-Спаситель родился!.. Silent night, holy night Son of God, love's pure _7 light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth " Тихая ночь, святая ночь, Божий сын, чистейший свет любви, Лучезарное сияние со святого лица Вместе с рассветом спасительной красоты. Иисус, Бог, в Твоё рождение, Иисус, Бог, в Твое рождение V. Listen to the song again and fill in the missing words. The Nativity Story (http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx) About two thousand years ago, in the town of Nazareth, there lived a young woman named Mary. She was engaged to be married to Joseph, a carpenter. One day an angel appeared before her and told her she had been chosen to have a special baby. The baby would be God's son and she must call him Jesus. Soon after the angel's visit, Mary and Joseph were married. Mary was due to have her baby when they were told they had to go on a long journey to Bethlehem, which was where Joseph came from. This was because they had to pay a special tax. At last Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem. It was crowded with other people who needed to pay their taxes. Mary was very tired and needed a place to stay. At each inn, the story was the same. There was no room for them. Eventually, one kind innkeeper said he had a stable where he kept his animals. They were welcome to stay there. And so it was that a few hours later, Mary gave birth to her son in that stable. She wrapped Jesus in strips of cloth and laid Him in a manger full of hay. At the same time, on a hillside overlooking Bethlehem, some shepherds were watching over their sheep. A bright light appeared in the sky. They were very afraid. It was an angel sent by God. The angel told them not to be afraid, because he had some good news. He said the Son of God had been born and they would find Him in Bethlehem. The shepherds wanted to go and see the baby. When they arrived at the stable, they were filled with joy at seeing Jesus lying in the manger. They knelt down and worshipped Him. They told Mary and Joseph how the angel had appeared in the sky and told them that Jesus was to be the Saviour of the world. Far away in the East, Wise Men saw a new star shining high in the sky. These men studied the stars and they knew this was a very special star. They studied their scrolls where it said that whenever a bright new star appeared it meant that a great ruler had been born. The Wise Men decided to find this new ruler. They went to Jerusalem to see King Herod, as they thought the baby would be in the palace. They asked to see the child that would be King of the Jews. The king was troubled. He thought this new king may take away his throne. He told them to return when they had found the baby so that he could worship the child himself. The Wise Men set off to find the baby. They were guided by the star to the stable in Bethlehem. Here they knelt down and worshipped Jesus. They gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. That night, the men had the same dream where an angel warned them that King Herod wanted to kill Jesus and told them not to go back to his palace. The Wise Men went back to their own country without calling to see Herod. Soon after Joseph had a dream where an angel told him to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt as King Herod had ordered that Jesus be killed. They left Bethlehem right away. When the wise men did not return, Herod ordered that baby boys in Bethlehem be killed. They did not find Jesus as he was safe. VI. Guess the meaning of the words in bold from the context and match the columns. 1. carpenter 2. tax 3. inn 4. stable 5. manger 6. hay 7. shepherd 8. kneel (knelt) 9. worshipped 10. scrolls 11. Jews 12. frankincense 13. myrrh a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. сено пастух свитки гостиница, постоялый двор плотник стать на колени евреи ясли (кормушка для скота) мирра поклоняться, почитать (молиться Богу) ладан конюшня, хлев налог VII. Say who in the story 13. was guided by the star? 14. was chosen to have a special baby? 15. set off on a journey to Bethlehem? 16. was born in Bethlehem? 17. took Mary and Jesus to Egypt? 18. allowed Mary and Joseph to stay in the stable? 19. lay in a manger full of hay? 20. brought good news to the shepherds? 21. was a carpenter? 22. saw a new star in the sky? 23. gave Jesus gifts of gold? 24. wanted to kill Jesus? VIII. Think of a title to each picture and describe it. IX. Answer the questions 9. Who is Jesus? 10. Where was he born? 11. Who were his parents? 12. Who was the first to worship the child? 13. Why did Herod want to kill the baby? 14. How was baby-Jesus saved? 15. Why do you think a star became a symbol of Christmas? 16. In what way do you think the following symbols are connected with Christmas? X. Listen to the song SILENT NIGHT. What is it about? Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is 1___________ Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild 2_________ in heavenly peace 3__________ in heavenly peace XI. Silent night, holy night! 4__________ quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the 5__________ is born Christ, the 6__________ is born Listen to the song again and fill in the missing words. Silent night, holy night Son of God, love's pure _7_______ Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "