Author: Murat Meiramgul Serikovna
Place of work: Karaoba secondary school of Aktogay district, Pavlodar region, Kazakhstan
Grade: 6 (11-12 years old)
Theme of the lesson: English-speaking countries
The aims of the lesson:
Educational: to form the knowledge of the new material, making test corrections, encouraging pupils practical skills,
Developing : to develop pupil’s creative and logical abilities, understanding, reading, speaking, listening and writing
Bringing-up: to bring-up love, interest to the subject, English language, other cultures, creating a relaxed, non-threatening
atmosphere in the class-room.
The type of the lesson: combined
Technology: class discussion, group work, individual work,
Methods of teaching: presentation, traditional method, reading, class discussion, “Compliments and wishes”, KWL chart.
Inter-subject connection: Geography
The equipment: an interactive board, cards, stickers, pictures and the texts about English-speaking countries, geographical maps, flags.
The procedure of the lesson
T.: Pupils, come to the board and make a “Circle of Joy”. We will wish and say each other words of encouragement.
P1.: You are a leader, you are always active.
P2.: You like to work, study, especially English
P3.: You have a good mood, you are happy that today we have an unusual lesson.
P4.: You are a very creative person. You are full of ideas, fantasy, and energy.
P5.:You are a friendly person. You have a lot of friends.
T.: I wish you to have a nice day and be optimistic all day long! Please take your seat.
“Compliments and wishes”
Checking the h/t
Translating the text
Introducing the theme
Children, look at the posters in our classroom, read their titles and try to guess the theme of our lesson today, please.
– You are right. You see the maps of New Zealand, Canada, Australia, the UK, the USA and the flags of these countries. And what language do people speak in these countries?
You are quite right. They speak English. Let’s remember some reasons Why do
we study English language?
Suggested pupil’s answer:
We can speak to foreigners
We can get a better job
We can read books
We can read magazines
We can abroad for travelling
We can use the computers
We can understand the songs
We can see films.
And the theme of our lesson is “ENGLISH – SPEAKING COUNTRIES”.
T.: So, today you will learn about the geographical situation of these countries, their capitals, population, official languages, some symbols and some interesting facts.
You are going to read the texts in groups to find the special information and then to fill in the gaps with the information in the tables.
I need 3 teams, for this you should come to the desk and choose one of the flags.
– There are 3 teams representing 3 English-speaking countries, they are New Zealand, Australia, Canada (each team has a map, a flag and some objects or clothes, showing that they are from the country which they represent). Each team must present its country. They can tell all they want about their countries.
– For this task I’ll give you 8 minutes.
– If you are ready, let’s start checking your understanding.
T.: Imagine, that you are the winners of the world teenagers’ competition! I’m very pleased to meet you. I will be responsible for our tour. Good day our dear guests! Today we’ll make our imaginary travelling round the world of English-speaking countries. We’ll remember all we know about them. We’ll speak about the continents, where these countries are situated, about the people and the languages they speak.
We’ll travel by plane.
Are you ready? Off we go!
We’re on board the plane now.
Teacher: Now, you see we are coming to the UK. And we will watch a video about the UK and the USA.
I’m from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Usually it is shortened to the United Kingdom or UK or Great Britain. My country is an island slate. It’s one of the world’s smallest countries – it’s twice smaller than France or Spain. However, there are only nine other countries with more people, and London is the world’s seventh biggest city.
Most people in Britain are British, but in some British cities you can meet people of many different nationalities.
The capital of the UK is London. The official language is English. Do you know that English is made up of Anglo-Saxon, French and Latin? It also includes a lot of words from Greek and other languages, even Russian.
The next stop will be in the most powerful and advanced country in the world.
I’m from the USA or the United States of America. It’s one of the most powerful and advanced countries in the world. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and from Canada in the north to Mexico in the south. The capital of the USA is Washington, though some people i think it’s New York. This famous city is the financial and cultural center of the USA.
The USA has the third largest population in the world. It’s a real melting pot. English is the official language in the USA. But the English language spoken in my country is known as American English.
There are some differences between British and American English. For example a film in Britain is a movie in America, a postman is a mailman, the underground is the subway. But people speaking British English can be easily understood in the US. No problem! The second important language in the United States is Spanish.
My country’s motto is “In God We Trust”.
1st group “Canadians”:
Here we are in Canada. It’s a wonderful land I think! Isn’t it?
Hi! I’m from Canada, the second largest country in the world. It’s nearly as big as all of Europe. My country shares with the USA seven of the world’s largest lakes and also has three of the world’s longest 20 rivers.
The capital of Canada is Ottawa. In Canada there are people of many nationalities. There are two official languages in my country, English and French. English spoken in Canada is a bit different from British English: there are some pronunciation and grammatical differences.
The red and white Canadian flag shows a leaf of the maple tree, which grows in North America. The maple leaf is the official emblem of Canada. You can often see it on the back of our famous hockey players.
T.: And you see there such a green island or а continent? What is it? Yes, it is Australia! Lucky country!
2nd group “Australians”:
My country is the biggest island and the smallest continent in the world. Of course, you’ve guessed, it’s Australia. Australia is the only country in the world which occupies a whole continent and some islands around it. It lies between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. It’s a large country, but its population is only 18,3 million people. There are “original Australians” who lived here long ago but most of population came to Australia from Britain, Ireland and other countries years ago. At present in Australia there are a lot of people from Russia.
The capital of Australia is Canberra.
English is the official language in Australia. But English spoken in Australia is a bit different from British English and American English.
Sometimes Australia is called “Oz” or “the Lucky Country”.
T.: And what an interesting green boot we see! What is it?
3rd group “New Zealand”:
We are from the small and quiet country in the Pacific Ocean. Our country consists of two main islands. It’s New Zealand. Our country looks like Italy upside down. New Zealand is the same distance from Australia as London is from Moscow. When it’s summer in Europe, it’s winter in New Zealand. But the school year still starts in autumn – in February! When it’s time to go to bed in Europe, it’s time to go to work in my country.
The capital of New Zealand is Wellington. The population of my country is mixed. Some people came from Britain years ago. Some Maori people lived here before the British came. Our official languages are English and Maori. But English is spoken in very unusual way in New Zealand. It is often called Kiwi English.
New Zealand is sometimes called “The Worlds Biggest Farm”. It is famous for its products: butter, cheese, meat.
T.: Thank you, dear children, very much for the wonderful stories about your countries
Physical training. Clap your hands.
Now, it’s the time to check our knowledge. I’ll give you level tasks in cards.
Card 1.(1st level task). It’s time to find out what you know about English-speaking countries. Read the statements and agree or disagree with them. If the statement is false, correct it, please.
American English and British English are absolutely the same.
There are lots of people in the United States who can speak Spanish.
Canada is famous for its deserts
There are two official languages in Canada – English and Spanish.
New Zealand consists of two main islands and some small islands.
The official languages in New Zealand are English and French.
The UK is the third largest country in the world.
Great Britain is an island state.
Australia occupies the whole continent.
There is no official language in Australia.
Card 2. Fill in the gaps in the table:
Dividing into groups by flags
“Group – work”
Watching a video
“Presenting their posters”
A poster about Canada
A poster about Australia
A poster about
Singing and dancing “Clap your hands”
Fixing the grammar material
Focus on grammar:
When we use Present Simple tense?
Give examples of sentences in Present Simple from the text.
Fill in the KWL chart
What is your opinion of the lesson? Choose the badge that reflects your mood. Show us your badges.
Smile cards 3 min
Giving home task
Children, you will continue working on the theme at home. Write down your homework. Prepare the story about one of the English-speaking countries.
The bell has gone. The lesson is over. Thanks for your attention. Goodbye!!
I am very glad that you have chosen the badges with happy faces. Thank you. Our lesson is over. Good bye
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