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Demo lesson on"English speaking countries"


Namangan institute of Engineering and Technology

English speaking countries”

Demo lesson plan

Teacher: O.M.Nazirova

Lesson plan Developed by: Oygul Nazirova

Theme of the lesson: English speaking countries

Skill based : Integrated skills

Level : Pre-intermediate, intermediate


  • To give background information on English speaking countries (ESC) and generalize linguistic- cultural material on this theme;

  • Improve and practice students’ skills and abilities on overall types of speech activities: listening, speaking, reading and writing;

  • to chart what students know about ESC landmarks and what they will learn;

  • to raise motivation to learn foreign language;

  • Grammar revision by the help of Cinquain, innovation of current lesson;

  • To make students to work in groups, teams, partners and individually.

Time: 80 min

Materials: maps, handouts, ppt presentations, pictures, patches

Virginia Evans, Jenny Dooley, Enterprise – course book 1, Express Publishing, p 82-87

Maurice Jamall. 1998. Resource book for teachers. ABAX Ltd, Singapore.p 36,42.


O.Nazirova, 2016.,Manual for freshmen, textbook, 2nd term

Pre stage


Greet with students and begin lesson. Explain the way of marking that during this lesson you are going to use different patches instead of marks. On this patches there are written some motivational rewards and prize words as: “The active student”; “Excellent! / Perfect!”; “Good job!”; “Silent student”; “I knew that you can do it”.

Lead- in

On the blackboard there is a logical picture and students should guess what is described in this picture. By this way they will know what is today’s session devoted to.

Key language: English speaking countries


Time: 5 minutes

Skill based: Speaking

Materials: board, markers, questions


  • to motivate students’ interest to this topic;

  • to check up the knowledge of students in English speaking countries and improve oral speech

  • Procedure: on the blackboard teacher draws a circle and writes inside the circle “English speaking countries”, and asks students to tell turn by turn different words, countries, terms or ideas connected with this term, and writes all the given ideas there. (Clustering)

  • Then ask the following questions from the students. Tell students to answer them by using Present Simple if possible.

Key language
  1. What countries compose English speaking countries?

  2. Why are they called “English speaking countries”?

  3. What unites them?

  4. Where was English first spoken many centuries ago?

5. How did English outspread to the world?

Explanation of new theme. (20 min)

English speaking countries

Teacher explains the new theme by showing Power Point Presentation about English speaking countries. (See Appendix)


Activity 1: Writing. Pair work

Objectives: a. To be able to distinguish some countries where English is spoken from others;

b. To be able to write the description of some historical places.

Time: 10 min

Materials: Handout 1

  • Procedure:

Distribute students handout 1.

Pair work. Students will work in pairs. In handout 1 there is a picture of one of the sightseeing places of English speaking countries. They should find where this sightseeing is situated and write why they are famous for with brief description.

Key language:

  1. The Sydney Opera House is one of the places of interest in Sydney- one of the major cities, Australia

  1. The Statue of Liberty located in New York City, a gift from France to the USA for the hundredth anniversary of independence, the US

  1. Westminster Palace and clock- tower (Elizabeth tower) Big Ben, House of Parliament, The UK

  1. Inukshuk, national symbol of Canada, located in Nunavut, Canada

  1. The Tower Bridge of London, was built in the XIX century, was the only movable bridge when it was ready, London, Great Britain

Activity 2: Reading. Group work

Objective: to develop students’ Critical thinking

Time: 15

Materials: Handout 2

Procedure: In handout 2 there is a passage about Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Divide students into 3 or 4 groups. Then explain them teaching technology of “CINQUAIN”. (see Appendix)

  • Tell students to write CINQUAIN to the given texts in groups. And check answers

  • By this way you’ll check up students analyzing and logical thinking skills

Suggested answer:

a) The UK

Unique and old

Rules, governs, dominates

It has 4 countries


b) New Zealand

Mild and hot

Travel, live, dominate

Governor General heads it


e) Australia

biggest and smallest

travel, enjoy and have a rest

Australia is famous for kangaroo


c) The USA

Glorious and big

Living, working, travelling

It is the largest country


d) Canada

Large and free

Leading, heading, ruling

It is bilingual country


Post- stage

Activity 3 Listening Individual work

Objective: to improve students listening skills

Time: 10 min

Materials: Handout 3 and audio CD

  • Procedure: This time students will work individually. Distribute them handout 3. There are 6 sentences in it. Explain students that they will hear some information about 2 famous cities as London and Edinburgh. Tell Ss to listen and put T (true) or F (False) next to each sentence. Finally agree or disagree with the statements, as in the key language. Give students time to think, and if they need put the type once more. Then check students’ answers.

Edinburgh is smaller than London- T

That is true. London isn’t as small as Edinburgh.

  1. Edinburgh is smaller than London- T

  2. Edinburgh is still best city in the world- T

  3. Edinburgh is much dangerous than London- F

  4. Edinburgh is noisier than London- F

  5. London is more polluted than Edinbugh- T

  6. London is cheaper than Edinburgh- F

Activity 4. Virtual trip to London. (5 min)

Objective: To give students opportunity to travel to London virtually.

Procedure: Show students a video about sightseeing places of London and tell them to listen to it attentively, because at the end you are going to quiz them according to the video.

What is the video about?

What places of interest did you see in it?

How many hotels are there in London?

Activity 5 Team work

Poster Presentation

Objective: to enlarge and increase the students’ creative abilities

To give students opportunity to express their ideas and opinions

Time: 10 min

  • Procedure: Divide students into 2 teams and name them: “Anglo sphere” and “Albion”. Distribute posters to both groups. On first group’s poster there is a world map. Give the pictures or magazine cuts of the different sightseeing and etc. of English speaking countries and ask students to stick them to their places on the world map.

  • On second group’s poster there is the map of the UK. Give the pictures or newspaper cuts connected with the United Kingdom and ask students to put and stick them to their places on Britain’s map.

Students must find the place where the object in the picture situated or exist. It will help students to improve their logical thinking and increase creative abilities.

Key language:

Poster A


Poster B


Activity 4: K-W-L chart

Time: 5 min


  • To sum up the learned material

  • To evaluate students participation and knowledge and give homework.

Procedure: In order to sum up the learned material students will create a K-W-L chart and compile it. This method helps students to summarize the learned material. By this way teacher will know how well they have mastered the new theme. Then teacher evaluates the students and explain their homework.

K-W-L chart

Materials needed: Pencils, handouts, textbook

The end of the lesson

Parting. Teacher thanks students officially for their active participation and says good bye.

The lesson is over.

Handout 1 Writing

Work in groups. Name the picture and write brief description of where is this object situated and why it is famous.


Handout 1 Writing

Work in groups. Name the picture and write brief description of where is this object situated and why it is famous.

Handout 1 Writing

Work in groups. Name the picture and write brief description of where is this object situated and why it is famous.


Handout 1 Writing

Work in groups. Name the picture and write brief description of where is this object situated and why it is famous.


Handout 1 Writing

Work in groups. Name the picture and write brief description of where is this object situated and why it is famous.


Handout 1 Writing

Work in groups. Name the picture and write brief description of where is this object situated and why it is famous.


Handout 2

Text A The USA

The United States of America, or the USA, is a large country. It is the fourth largest country by area, only a little smaller than Europe. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. The main landmass of the USA contains 48 of the 50 states that comprise the country. The only countries that the main landmass of the USA borders are Mexico to the south and Canada to the north. In addition, two states are not connected to the main landmass. They are Alaska, the biggest state, and Hawaii, a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

As for the population, it is the third largest country in the world. About 265 million people live there. While three-quarters of the population of the USA is considered "white", their ancestors were immigrants from other countries. Except for the Native Americans, approximately one percent of the population, all Americans are relative newcomers to the country. But despite the diversity of the people in America, any citizen of America is considered simply an American.

The capital of the USA is Washington, D.C., which is named for the first president of the USA, George Washington

The largest cities in the United States are, in order, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Detroit and Dallas.


Text B Great Britain

The British Kingdom includes four large historical areas: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and number of smaller islands. The Irish Republic is an independent.

Briton is a native or inhabitant of Great Britain. Capital is London

Albion is a poetic name for Britain, comes from the ancient name of Britain.

Flag is known as Union Jack, the flag has red cross of Saint George of England, the white cross of Saint Andrew of Scotland, and the red cross of Saint Patrick of Ireland, all on the blue background. Symbol of Wales didn’t include, because at that times Wales was united with England.

Anthem. “God Save the Queen / King” is British National Anthem. The words and music probably date to the 16th century.

Currency. Pound. The pound consists of 100 pence.

Regions. The chief regional administrative units are called “countries” in England and Wales, “regions” in Scotland, and “districts” in Northern Ireland.

The name “Great Britain” was first used in 1603. The British Isles is the name given to Great Britain, the whole of Ireland and the neighboring smaller islands in the geography books. Population is about 65 mln people.


Text C The Commonwealth of Australia

The Commonwealth of Australia is a federal state within the Commonwealth of Nations. Its territories are the continent of Australia, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It has an area of about 8 million square kilometers. The continent of Australia is mostly a great plain with mountains in the east and south-east. The western part of the continent forms a plateau which occupies half of the continent. Australia's greatest rivers are the Murray and the Darling. There are five big cities in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Agriculture is the main occupation in Australia. Wheat and sugar are the main agricultural crops, fruit-growing is also highly developed. Australia is famous for its sheep. The great sheep-farms, called sheep-stations are found in many parts of the country.

Today there are about 18 million people in Australia; most of them are of British origin. There are now only 40000 full aborigines in the country. The Commonwealth of Australia is a self-governing federal state. Formally the head of the state is the King or Queen of England represented by the Governor-General. The Commonwealth of Australia consists of six states and two territories: the Northern Territory and The Federal Capital Territory is the land around the Federal Capital, Canberra.


Text D New Zealand

What is the name of the country which has volcanoes and rivers of ice, deer and sea-elephants? It is New Zealand, called the Land of the Long White Cloud by the Maoris. New Zealand is an island country. It is made up of three islands: the North and South Islands and Steward Island. Most of its people live in North Island, and that is where you find big volcanoes like Egmont and Tongariro and the boiling pools and geysers and lakes of bubbling mud. Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington are the biggest cities. Wellington is the capital. South Island is larger than North Island and has the highest mountains. There you can find the snow-capped Southern Alps, rising 3.764 meters to the tip of Mount Cook (named after Captain Cook, of course, because he visited the islands before sailing on westwards and discovering the eastern coast of Australia). South Island is very beautiful with its Alps and lakes, its glaciers. The Sunderland Falls, where water drops six hundred meters.

North Island is where you find the Maoris, the native people who lived in these islands hundreds of years before the white man came. Most of them live near Auckland.


Handout 3

True or false. Listen to the tape and T (true) or F (False) next to each. Finally agree or disagree with the statements

            1. Edinburgh is smaller than London-

            2. Edinburgh is still best city in the world-

            3. Edinburgh is much dangerous than London-

            4. Edinburgh is noisier than London-

            5. London is more polluted than Edinbugh-

            6. London is cheaper than Edinburgh-




Create a K-W-L chart for the English speaking countries



If there will be left an extra time, play with students a game “Countries and capitals”. Teacher begins with the word “Australia” and first student will answer “Canberra”. Then that student turns to the second one and says “England”, etc., and there will be formed a chain. By this way you’ll check up their knowledge on geography.

Australia- Canberra

Great Britain- London

Canada- Ottawa

Ireland- Dublin

New Zealand- Wellington

The USA- Washington

England- London

Wales- Cardiff

Northern Ireland- Belfast

Scotland- Edinburgh


Questionnaire on English speaking countries:

1. How many English-speaking countries are there? 
2. What is the capital of the UK? 
3. Where is Canada situated? 
4. What is a country and a continent? 
5. What language do people speak in New Zealand? 
6. What is Australia famous for? 
7. Name the symbols of Great Britain. 
8. What country has two official languages? 
9. What is the capital of Canada? 
10. What is the nationality of people from Australia?



Now we’ll try to compose a cinquain about nature.

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i used it in my demo lesson and it was evaluated highly by my collegues

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