The plan of the lesson
Grade: 8 B
Theme: “Climate of the USA”
Educational: to introduce the theme “Climate of the USA”
Developing: to develop pupils' oral, speech-memory, attention, cognitive skills, thinking.
Educative: to bring up pupils being active at lesson, to arouse pupils' interest towards English.
The course of the lesson:
1) Organizing moment:
T: Good morning! Sit down please. Let’s begin our lesson. Tell me please: What is the date today? What day is it today? What is the weather like today?
2) Phonetic drill:
T: I have the poem for you. Look at the blackboard. At first listen to me, and then repeat after me. Who can translate it? Ok! Who want to read the poem yourself?
When the weather is wet,
We must not fret.
When the weather is cold,
We must not scold.
When the weather is warm,
We must not storm.
But be thankful together
Whatever the weather.
3) Introduction of new theme:
T: Look at the blackboard and read the theme of the lesson “Climate of the USA”. Ok, translate please the theme. Yes, you are right! Open your copybooks. Write down please today’s date and topic of the lesson.
T: Now I give you cards with new words. Let's read and translate them together:
amount of rainfall
[əˈmaʊnt ɔv ˈreɪnfɔːl]
Work with text
T: Now I give you cards with text. You should read the text by inserting the missing words
cover; amount of rainfall; varies; sharp; mild; average; situated; the Gulf; above.Climate of the USA
4) The strengthening of the new material:
T: Now, I give you cards with task “True or False”
“True or False”
1). It is washed by the Pacific Ocean in the east, by the Thames in the west and by the Gulf of Mexico in the south. (F)
2). The largest amount of rainfall is noted in California and the south-east of the country. (F)
3). The USA is situated in the central part of the North American Continent. (T)
4). Average winter temperature is about 32 degrees below zero in Alaska and up to 35 degrees above zero in Florida. (F)
5). In winter the southern part of the USA usually has a steady snow cover. (F)
6).Most of the territory is marked by sharp differences between winter and summer. (T)
7).The climate varies from moderate to subtropical continental. (T)
5 Giving the home task:
Open your diaries and write down your home task: to learn new words by heart and to make up 3-4 questions to the text.