Today we are having the so-called “Brain Ring”. For this purpose we need two teams, each team consists of four players and a captain. The rest of the pupils will be spectators but they also will take part in the game as there re special tasks for them too. Each team has its own table with a lamp on it. During the game the teams will be given tasks. If the players know the answers, the captain should switch on the lamp. Only then a player can answer. Captains, please, introduce your teams.
( Капитаны представляют игроков своих команд )
Now we can start.
Quiz: “Guess who”
Now you’ll have the quiz called “Guess who”. I’ll read you some information about a poet or a writer. Listen to it and guess who it is about. If you know the answer, switch on the lamp, please. The spectators can help their teams if none of players knows the answer. If you want to answer, raise your hand.
Questions for the teams:
He was born in Aberdene. ( G. Byron )
She was the most famous of the three sisters-writers.
( Ch. Bronte )
He was born in India. ( R. Kipling )
He fought for liberation of some European countries.
( G. Byron )
He studied at grammar school. ( W. Shakespeare )
He died at the age of 37. ( R. Burns )
At the age of 21 he left for London to find his fame there. (W.Shakespeare )
He was taught by his father. ( R. Burns )
This writer got up early and wrote his novels very quickly in the morning hours. ( W. Scott )
She was the queen of the detective. ( Ag. Christie )
He devoted one of his poems to a famous Ukrainian.
( G. Byron )
After finishing school she worked as a teacher herself.
( Ch. Bronte )
He wrote stories about animals. ( R. Kipling )
One of his famous books is about pirates. ( R-L. Stevenson )
He was the creator of the historical novel. ( W. Scott )
He was awarded the Nobel Prize. ( R. Kipling )
He used to be a doctor before starting his literary work.
( C. Doyle )
Quiz “Name the characters”
Every writer creates his own characters. Sometimes they are more known than the author himself. You’ll be given some information about the characters of well-known literary works. Your task is to tell their names. Don’t forget to switch on your lamp first.
Questions to the teams:
1. The main characters of this book traveled to the countries of Giants and Lilliputs. (Gulliver)
2. The character came to the Earth from a distant star. (A Star Child)
3. The famous characters of the books are a bold Belgian and a very curious old lady. (H.Poirot, Miss Marple )
4. That character studied at school for poor children.
( Jane Eyre )
5. His servant’s name was Friday. Who's he ?
( Robinson Crusoe )
6. The main character of this poem is a romantic traveller.
( Childe Harold )
7. This character lived on a desert island for a long time. (R.Crusoe )
8. The main characters loved each other and died because of the feud of their parents. ( Romeo and Julliett )
9. This character liked playing the violin and smoking a pipe.
( Sh. Holmse )
Now both, the teams and the spectators, will be given the sheets of paper with the test “Daniel Defoe”.( Листы с текстом и заданием к нему раздаются командам и зрителям )
Read the text and then do the tasks after it. There you are to fill in the blanks using one of the possible answers given below.
You have 10 minutes to do the tasks. Текст «Даниель Дефо»,приложение 1)
( Команды выполняют задание )
IY. Listening test ( задание для команд )
The next task for the teams is following. First you’ll listen to the tape. Then you’ll be given the sheets of paper with the tasks. There you are to write down the correct endings of the sentences using one of the given answers. To save the time, just write the letter of the correct answer after the number of the sentence. Now listen to the tape.
The poet travelled a lot. In Italy he joined the Carbounari, a revolutionary organization, that was struggling for the national independence.
In Greece he fell ill with typhus and died in April, 1824. The poet’s name is well-known in our country and all over the world.
( команды получают листы с заданием приложение 2) и выполняют его.
The correct answers are: 1-B; 2-A; 3-B; 4-B; 5-B; 6-C; 7-D; 8-A; 9-A; 10-A
Игра со зрителями
1). Spelling Contest.
While the teams are busy doing their test, the Spectators will also have some tasks. Your task is to fill in the blanks with missing letters. I need one representative from each team. Win more points for your teams.
fo - k
liter - ry
educ - ion
fr - dom
n - wdays
fam - s
lang - ge
pri - e
Thanks, take your seats. You ve won … points to your teams.
2). Grammar Contest.
Dear spectators, I’ll give you the sheets of paper with the next task for you.
( Раздаются листы с заданием )
Make up sentences from the words given there. Mind the word order.
On / himself / a / later / became / founded / he / then / theatre / an / actor / he.
Later on he became an actor, then he founded a theatre himself.
William’s / poor / later / father / time / became / some.
Some time later William’s father became poor/
Translated / languages / plays / into / his / many / are.
His plays are translated into many languages.
Over / his / by / all / the / books / world / read / the / people / are.
His books are read by the people all over the world.
Circle / school / famous / the / meetings / of / the / our / poets / organize / members / writers / literary / Ukrainian / and / devoted to.
In our school the members of the literary club organize meetings devoted to the famous Ukrainian writers and poets.
37/ Burns / the Robert / died / age / of.
Robert Burns died at the age of 37.
Maths / at / did’not / was / he / good / but / like / at / history.
He didn’t like Maths but he was good at History.
Nobel / prize / first / Kipling / the / writer / who / Englishman / first / was / awarded / the / was.
Kipling was the first writer and the first Englishman who was awarded the Nobel prize.
You’ve learnt the poem “Six serving men” by R. Kipling. Each team is going to recite the poem line by line in turns till the first mistake.
Captains, come up to my table and take any card you like to find out which team will start.
(Команды декламируют стих по очереди до первой ошибки, затем очередь переходит к другой команде
YI. Literary Crossword.
The next task for both teams is to study this crossword attentively and find out 14 names of British writers and poets.
( Команды получают кроссворды (приложение 3))
The correct answers:
YII. Matching the parts.
Match the names of the novels with the names of their authors.
1. “Oliver Twist”
a. Ag. Christie
b. G. Byron
3. “Jane Eyre”
c. R-L. Stevenson
d. O. Wilde
5. “Gulliver’s Travels”
e. W. Scott
6. “Don Juan”
f. Ch. Brounte
7. “Treasure Island”
g. W. Shakespeare
8. “The Happy Prince”
10. “Sleeping Murder”
k. Ch. Dickens
YIII. Заключительная часть.
Now I want you to listen to a poem of a well-known poet R.Burns. Written many years ago, it is still very popular in Britain. It’s called “Auld Lang Syne”. But first listen to its translation done by Russian poet S.Marshak.
( На фоне песни “Auld Lang Syne”)
Забыть ли старую любовь
И не грустить о ней ?
Забыть ли старую любовь
И дружбу прежних дней ?
There’s a good tradition in England. On New Year’s Eve Londoners come to Trafalgar Square. When Big Ben chimes midnight, they sing this beautiful song. It symbolizes the parting with old year and the beginning of new life.
IY. Подведение итогов.
Our game is over. The final score is in favour of the team…
Now let’s sum up. Have you learned anything new about British writers? Was it interesting for you?
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Тема мероприятия: Intellectual game “Brain-ring : Prominent British Writers and Poets''
Цели и задачи мероприятия:
Воспитательные цели: осуществление нравственного воспитания, формирование интереса к иноязычной культуре;
Образовательные цели:расширение кругозора, повышение общей культуры учащихся.
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