Teacher: Today's meeting is one more in the series of the meetings devoted to the tra­ditions of English-speaking countries. You remember that every time we get together, our parties go under the motto expressed in a very old Chinese proverb:

If there is Tightness in the soul

There will be beauty in the person.

If there is beauty in the person

There will be harmony in the home.

If there is harmony in the home

There will be order in the nation.

If there is order in the nation

There will be peace in the world. So it's fun that we have got together. Let's sing the song.

«Как здорово, что все мы здесь сегодня собрались».

Am    Dm    E       Am

Изгиб гитары желтой ты обнимаешь нежно,

Am    Dm         G С

Струна осколком эха пронзит тугую высь,

А7     Dm         G С

Качнется купол неба, большой и звездно-снежный....

Dm    Am    E        Am

Как здорово, что все мы здесь сегодня собрались! (2 раза)

Как отблеск от заката, костер меж сосен пляшет.

Ты что грустишь, бродяга? А ну-ка, улыбнись! И кто-то очень близкий тебе тихонько скажет: «Как здорово, что все мы здесь сегодня собрались!» (2 раза)

И все же с болью в горле мы тех сегодня вспомним,

Чьи имена, как раны, на сердце запеклись.

Мечтами их и песнями мы каждый вздох наполним.

 Как здорово, что все мы здесь сегодня собрались! (2 раза)


Pupill (P1):

It's here again, the day when boys and girls, sweethearts and lovers, hus­bands and wives, friends and neighbours, and even the office staff will exchange greetings of affection, undying love or satirical comment.


Last century, sweethearts of both sexes would spend hours fashioning a homemade card or present. The results of some of those painstaking efforts are still preserved us museums. Lace, ribbon, wild flowers, colored paper, feathers, and shells, all were put to use,


The first Valentine of all was a bishop, a Christian martyr, who, before he was put to death by the Romans, sent a note of friend­ship to his jailer's blind daughter.

The Christian Church named as his saint's day February 14, the date of an old pagan fes­tival when young Roman maidens threw dec­orated love missives into an urn to be drawn out by their boyfriends.


This idea of lottery was noted in the 17th century in England by a French writer who described how the guests of both sexes drew lots for partners by writing down names on pieces of paper.

But apparently to bring the game into a family and friendly atmosphere one could withdraw from the situation by paying a for­feit, usually a pair of gloves.

One of the older versions of a well-known rhyme gives the same picture:

The rose is red, the violets are blue,

The honey's sweet and so are you.


Thou art my love and I am thine.

I drew thee to my Valentine.

The lot was cast and then I drew

And fortune said it should be you.


Great love doesn't come at once. It is necessary to understand it in a proper way and to be able to express this great feeling. First of all our mother helps us to do this.


Students (3rd form): Who said "Good night" When I was a child?

My mother.

Who dressed my doll in clothes so gay And showed me often how to play?

My mother.

Who ran to help me when I fell And who could funny stories tell?

My mother. Who sits at my head When I am in bed?

My mother.

Who is so nice who is so kind, Another so dear you'll never find? My mother.



There are my mother, father and I in our family.


Is that all?


No, there are some other relatives.


Who are they?

Students (5th form): Puzzles.


My father's son is not my brother. Who is he? (I myself.)


My uncle has a brother who is not my uncle. Who is he? (My father.)


What relation is the child to its father that is not its father's own son? (It's father's daughter.)


There lived three workers who had a brother John. However John himself had no brothers. How do you explain this? (He had sisters.)


Now see how many people there are in our families: grandmothers and grandfathers, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. But we feel our parent's love greatly.

Students (10th form):


Student 1 (SI): (she):

It's extraordinary that Mrs. Jenkins can never see faults in her children.

S2 (he):

Mothers never can.

S1 (she):

What an absurd idea! So like a man! I'm sure I would see faults in my chil­dren - if they had any.


What would you say to me, Betty, if I came to breakfast with my hands as dirty as yours?


If you came to breakfast with dirty hands, I wouldn't tell you anything. I would be more polite.

Teacher: Let's sing the song "For Baby".

D       G       D

I'll walk in the rain by your side,

G       A       D

I'll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand

G       A       D         Bm

I'll do anything to help you understand,

D       AD

I'll love you more than anybody can.

G       A7     D

And the wind will whisper your name to me,

G         A    D

Little birds will sing along in time,

G       A       D       G

The leaves will bow down when you walk by,


And morning bells will chime.

I'll be there when you're feeling sad

To kiss away the tears when you cry,

I'll share with you all the happiness I've found

A reflection of the love in your eyes.

And I'll sing you a song of a rainbow, Whisper all the joy that is mine, The leaves will bow down when you walk by, And morning bells will chime


But not only relatives surround us.


And who else?

Students (5th form):

Friends! Friends! Friends!


I have some friends I love!

I share my games and share my toys With all the girls and all the boys.


Friends! Friends! Friends!


I have some friends I love!


Friends! Friends! Friends!


 I have some friends I love! We always have a lot of fun From early morn to set of sun.


Friends! Friends! Friends!


I have some friends I love!


Let's sing the song "That's What Friends Are For".

Intro: G Вт С D G Вт С D

G       Bm         Em        С       D

And I never thought I'd feel this way, and as far as I'm concerned,

Вт     Ет     С       D

I'm glad I got the chance to say, that I do believe I love you.

G       Вт   Em Am      С          D

And if I should ever go away, then close your eyes and try

Вт     Ет     С       DDsus4D

To feel the way we do today, and if you can remember.

G       Вт     С        Ат7  Вт?

Keep smiling, keep shining, knowing you can always count on me

Em7    Ста?         D7

For sure, that's what friends are for.
G       Bm7         D6       E7     Am

For good times and bad times, I'll be on your side forever more,
D6     D7

That's what friends are for.

(Music) G Вт С... Well you came and opened me

And now there's so much more I see,

And so by the way I thank you,

And then for the times that we're apart, well close your eyes

And know the words are coming from my heart,

And then you can remember.


 Our friends take care of us always.

Students (10th form): Sketches.


 What has 24 feet, green eyes and a black body?


1 don't know. What?


I don't know either. But you'd better pick it off your neck.


Sometimes our friends become philosophers.


Is it bad luck when a black cat follows you?


It depends on whether you are a man or a mouse.


We have fun with our friends. We dance and sing songs together.


Girls and boys come out to play,

The moon is shining bright as day,

Leave your supper and leave your sleep,

And come with your playfellows into the street.

Come with a whoop, and come with a call,

Come with a good will or come not at all.

Come, let us dance on the open green,

And she who holds longest shall be our queen.


Students (10th form) dance quadrille.

Students (5th form) dance a waltz.



And once upon a time great love will come.


Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare.

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the Sun;

Coral is far more red than her lips' red;

If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;

If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.

I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,

But no such roses see I in her cheeks;

And in some perfumes is there more delight

Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks:

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know

That music hath a far more pleasing sound;

I grant I never saw a goddess go,

My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground,

 And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare

 As any she belied with false compare.


Maybe this mate will be your best friend in the world as "the Dark Lady of the Sonnets" for Shakespeare.


Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare.

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments; love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove.

Oh, no! It is an ever-fixed mark.

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wandering bark,

Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle's compass come;

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error, and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.



Let's sing the song "You Decorated My Life".

G       С

All my life was a paper, once plain pure and white


Till you moved with your pen, changing moods now and then,

С       D

Till the balance was right.

G       С

Then you added some music, every note was in place

Вт And anybody could see all the changes in me

Am    CD

By the look on my face.


G  Вт  С      D       GBmC

And you decorated my life,

B7     Em  Em7    AmD

Created a world where dreams are a part.

G Вт С   D   G Вт С

And you decorated my life

В7     Em Em7     Am D

By painting your love all over my heart.


You decorated my life.


Like a rhyme with no reason in an unfinished song

There was no harmony, life meant nothing to me,

Until you came along.

And you brought out the colors, what a gentle surprise,

Now I'm able to see all the things, life can be Shining soft in your eyes.

P 2:

When we love each other we transfer our love to the whole world.

S 2:

I like trees.

Trees by Harry Behn.

Trees are the kindest things I know,

They do no harm, they simply grow

And spread a shade for sleepy cows,

And gather birds among their boughs.

They give us fruit in leaves above,

And wood to make our houses of,

And leaves to burn on Halloween,

And in the spring new buds of green.

They are the first when day's begun

To touch the beams of morning sun,

They are the last to hold the light

When evening changes into night,

And when a moon floats on the sky

They hum a drowsy lullaby.

Of sleepy children long ago...

Trees are the kindest things I know.


Plant a Tree by D.B. Thompson.

To plant a tree! How small the twig,

And I beside it - very big.

A few years passed; and now the tree

 Looks down on very little me.

A few years more - it is so high

Its branches seem to touch the sky.

I did not know that it would be

So vast a thing to plant a tree!



It is not easy to love nature. We must understand and recognize it.


As for me, I love all kinds of animals,

Dogs and cats and rabbits. I love all kinds of animals,

Despite their little habits.

If I had tons of money,

Do you know what I would do?

I'd buy a lot of animals

And have my own little ZOO.

But they wouldn't be in cages,

They'd be free to run around.

And there's one thing they would feel,

And that is safe and sound.


A Meeting by H. Munroe.

A flower is looking through the ground,

Blinking at the April weather;

Now the child has seen the flower;

Now they go and play together.

Now it seems the flower will speak,

And will call the child its brother

But, oh strange forgetfulness? –

They don't recognize each other.



Let's sing the song "Edelweiss".


A      E7      A     D   A  D       E7

Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greet me.

A       E7      A        D    A        E7    A

Small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me.
E7     A

Blossom of snow, may you bloom and grow,

D       B7      E7

Bloom and grow forever.

A       E7 A     D    A     E7     A

Edelweiss, Edelweiss, bless my homeland forever.


Come with Me By E. Segal

Come with me to magic fields,

Come and you will see

Flowers that nod and dance at dawn,

Come, oh come with me.

High above, a small swift bird

Wings its graceful way



Ours the wonder, ours the world,

Ours the fields so free

Waiting for a child's caress,

Come, oh come with me.


What do we need for life?


The sun! The sun!


What does friendship need?


The heart! The heart!


What does the heart need?


Happiness! Happiness!

S 11:

What do we need for happiness?


Peace! Peace!


I hope today's meeting will help you to love the world and to live in peace. Let's sing the song we usually finish our meetings with.

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Б. Окуджава

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Т.Д. Холостова, средняя школа № IО с углубленным изучением английского языка, С.-Петербург.


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