Открытый урок в 9 классе по теме
«The United States Of America».
Цель урока: формировать коммуникативную, социокультурную компетенции.
Задачи урока: обобщить лингвострановедческий материал по теме «США»; совершенствовать умение и навыки практического владения английским языком по всем видам речевой деятельности; повысить интерес к изучению иностранного языка.
Тип урока: обобщающий.
Оборудование: компьютер, мультимедийный проектор, экран, видеоматериал по достопримечательностям США, карта США, учебник 9 класса К.И. Кауфман «Нарру Еnglish».ru (изд-во Титул, 2013).
I. Организационный момент. Беседа с дежурным.
II. Dear boys and girls! I am very glad to see you at our lesson today because we have an usual lesson - a completion. There are two teams at the lesson. They will show us their knowledge of the USA because our lesson is devoted to this country. We’ll speak about the sights, the traditions, interesting facts. We’ll have several tasks at the lesson. Some of them were prepared by you at home but most of them weren’t prepared. I hope our competition will be fun. The pupils who show the best knowledge of the USA will be given excellent marks. Let’s start our competition.
What are the names of the teams?
Pupils: Our team is «Stripes».
Our team is «Stars».
III. Teacher: The first task is the following: answer the questions about the USA. You’ll get a red star for a right answer.
1. Where is the USA situated?
The USA is situated on the continent North America. It is bordered with Canada in the North and with Mexico in the South.
2. What is it washed by?
The USA washed by the Pacific Ocean in the West, by the Atlantic Ocean in the East, by the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico in the South. In the north are Great Lakes.
3. How many states are there in America?
There are 50 states in the United States.
4. What is the population of the USA?
The population of the USA is over 260 million people.
5. What is the largest river in the USA?
The largest river in the USA is Mississippi.
6. Which city is the capital of the country?
Washington, D.C. is the capital of the country.
IV. Teacher: The second task is “Correct the mistake”. You will listen to a text about Washington, D.C. You know a lot of facts about this beautiful city. Now try to correct the mistakes. Be attentive.
Washington stands on the Mississippi river.
Washington isn’t in any state. It is in the District of Columbia. That’s what the letters DC in the name of the city stand for. Washington is named after the second president of the USA. The climate is not severe here, although it can be too cool in the summer. The level of pollution is so high that it’s really horrible for people.
The White House is the home of the President and the First Lady. It is not possible for an ordinary people to go inside it. All the Presidents of the USA have lived here. There is four-sided stone structure which honours the “Father of the Country”, General, and the President of the USA-George Washington. The Jefferson Memorial can be seen from the White House. It’s a very wonderful place, surround by cherry trees. It was dedicated on the 200th anniversary of Jefferson’s birth so it was opened in 1903. There are a lot of museums here some foreign embassies are in Washington and some in New York.
Физминутка: Let’s do some exercises: Roll your eyes. Turn your head on the left slowly turn your head on the right. Let’s pronounce some sounds: [a, o, y, э, u]. That’s inuf. Thank you! Sit down!
V. Teacher: The USA is also famous for its writers and poets. Can you name any American writers and poets? The following task for you is “Guess who it was!” You should put the passages of the story in the right order, read them aloud, and tell me what American writer this story is about.
The first story. He was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. Some of his most works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike of the gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey Of the North" and "Love of Life"
The second srory. He was an American author and journalist. He was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. In 1918, he was wounded in the World War I and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms(1929).Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea, he went on Safari to Africa. He committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
VI. Teacher: You read about the famous Americans. Your task was to prepare a story about one of them. Think it over, please. Are you ready? Let’s start. (несколько человек от каждой команды рассказывает об известных американцах)
VII. Teacher: I see that you know the names of many famous Americans. USA is also rich in different customs, traditions and has a lot of interesting facts in its history. The following task for each team is to answer the questions which were prepared by you at home.
1. Who discovered America?
2. Who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620?
3. In which month is Thanksgiving Day celebrated?
4. Who was the first president of the USA?
5. What did Alexander Graham Bell invent?
6. What holiday is celebrated only in the USA?
VII. Teacher: The teams have prepared their favourite poems in English and Russian. Let’s listen to them.
(Участники от каждой команды приготовили стихотворения на английском и русском языках.)
IX. Teacher: You’ve worked hard. You have shown your knowledge of the USA. Count your stars, please. And so the winner of our competition is the team… You get the first prize. All participants get good marks as a prize.
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