Министерство образования и науки Челябинской области Государственное бюджетное профессиональное образовательное учреждение «Южно-Уральский государственный технический колледж» РУКОВОДИТЕЛЬ: Боронникова Е.В. преподаватель ЮУрГТК Грушинская Наталья Сергеевна Отделение экономики и инфроструктуры 2 курс 1. Traditions in our life 2. "Give me Scotland or I die!" 3. Etched in stone 4. Sgian Dubh-hidden blade 5. Highland games 6. The fastest runner- the royal messenger 7. Athletic and sports competitions 8. Modern games 9. Highland dancing 10. Massed bands 11. Clan celebrations 12. The kilt 13. My opinion to the topic 14. Literature Traditions are beliefs or behaviors that are passed down from one generations to the next within a certain group or society. They remind us that we are part of a history that defines our past, shapes who we are today and who we are likely to become. They say Scots are stingy, unfriendly and bad-tempered people. I think it`s not true. They are patriotic and are proud of their country and will defend it with their last breath. Every country has many customs and Scotland is not an exception. Millions of Scots like their ancestors revere and save their traditions. I believe traditions make people stronger, wiser and more independent. Scots have an old tradition – to wear a knife at the top of the right stocking or sock. When entering a house a visitor would hand over his weapons and reveal any hidden blades as an act of trust. Highland games are events held in spring and summer in Scotland as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture, especially that of the Scottish Highlands. The Highlands games has its history. In the 11th century King Malcolm III of Scotland summoned contestants to a foot race . He created this foot race in order to find the fastest runner in the land to be his royal messenger. Highland games revolved around athletic and sports competitions, a few have become standard: caber toss, stone put, Scottish hammer throw, weight throw, weight over the bar, sheaf toss. Nowadays the games may also feature foot races, horseback riding, and displays of skill such as sheep herding in some regions. Scots especially love music and dancing. Highland dance is a style of competitive solo dancing. It is often performed to the accompaniment of Highland bagpipe music. Highland dancers wear specialized shoes called ghillies. One of the most memorable sights of the Highland games is the massed bands, when hundreds of pipers and drummers from different groups come together to play and march in unison. Highland games once saw clan members go head-to-head in fierce competition . Nowadays visitors can find out information about the Scottish roots and can become active in their own clan society if they wish. The Scottish Highland games Association state that all competitors in open heavy events must wear a kilt when they compete. The modern kilts very different from their historical counterparts but the Scots wear them with pride. Traditions are necessary for all people, they help encourage patriotism, and support culture. I like the Highland Games in Scotland. I think, this tradition teaches children to love their history, sport, music and dance. Highland Games in Scotland [электронный ресурс] : https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/events/highlandgames/ 2. Scottish Customs and Traditions [электронный ресурс] : http://www.scotlands-enchanting-kingdom.com/scottishcustoms-and-traditions.html 3. What are Highland Games? [электронный ресурс] : http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-highland-games.htm 1.