Words farewell – прощание to cook a pancake – печь блин pagan – языческий to burn a scarecrow – сжигать пугало, чучело to have a carnival – устраивать карнавал to build a snow townlet – строить снежный городок to climb a pole for a gift – лезть на стол за подарком to wear fancy costumes (to dress up)- наряжаться to ride a troika (a horse)– кататься на тройке лошадей (лошади) to play snowballs – играть в снежки
Read the text and fill in the table using the information from the text What festival is it? What other names has it? When is it celebrated? How long does it last? What do people do during a week?
Check up the answers What festival is it?Shrovetide What other names has it? Maslenitsa, Farewell-to-winter festival When is it celebrated? The end of February or the beginning of the March How long does it last? A week What do people do during the week? cook and eat pancakes, visit friends and relatives, have carnivals, build snow townlets, play snowballs, sing songs, dance, ride a troika (a horse), climb a pole for a gift, burn a scarecrow…