Korean festivals, ceremonies and life events speaking

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 4Student A

Take turns asking your partner the questions below (they have different questions to you). Ask the questions in brackets or other follow up questions after they answer if you want more information.

1A. What things do you do for Chuseok every year or almost every year? (Why do you do those things? Do they have a particular meaning?)

2A. Does Chuseok vary by region, religion or family (e.g. foods, ceremonies)?

3A. Is Chuseok your favourite traditional holiday or festival? (Why/ Why not? Which is your favourite and why?)

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Discuss the questions below in your groups. (You have the same questions as your partner)

  1. What are the most important ceremonies and life events for Korean people? Agree on a top five in order
  1. What ceremonies and life events might be more important in other countries you know about, e.g. christening, circumcision?
  1. Brainstorm major life events (in your country or other countries) into the four categories below:
Love and relationships Home and family Education Career

Compare your lists with New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 4 pg 40 Vocabulary 1.

 

Draw a timeline of your life so far with at least 5 important events on it. Your partner will ask you at least two questions about each event.

 

Listen to a description of a similar timeline and fill the gaps in Language Focus 2 Exercise 1.
Chuseok and other Korean festivals, ceremonies and life events

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 4Student B

Take turns asking your partner the questions below (they have different questions to you). Ask the questions in brackets or other follow up questions after they answer if you want more information.

1B. How is your Chuseok different from a traditional or typical Korean Chuseok?

2B. How is most people’s Chuseok different from how it used to be?

3B. What are the most important Korean traditional holidays and festivals? (Why are those more important than others?)

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Discuss the questions below in your groups. (You have the same questions as your partner)

  1. What are the most important ceremonies and life events for Korean people? Agree on a top five in order
  1. What ceremonies and life events might be more important in other countries you know about, e.g. christening, circumcision?
  1. Brainstorm major life events (in your country or other countries) into the four categories below:
Love and relationships Home and family Education Career

 

Compare your lists with New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 4 pg 40 Vocabulary 1.

 

Draw a timeline of your life so far with at least 5 important events on it. Your partner will ask you at least two questions about each event.

 

Listen to a description of a similar timeline and fill the gaps in Language Focus 2 Exercise 1.

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