Date: 1. 10. 2012
Level: 11th grade
Theme: Step 4. Young inventors
The aims: 1) to develop speaking skills and teach the students to express opinions in group discussion;
2) widen students knowledge about high-technological things and their origin.
The equipment of the lesson: interactive board, cards
The outline of the lesson
Hello, boys and girls. I’m very glad to see you
There are many good and happy moments in our life and today we have one of them. We are going to have an unusual lesson we’ll continue to talk about the inventions and inventors.
But first of all I want to know how are you?
Fine, thank you
How are you?
I’m all right
I’m good. Not bad.
I see you are in a good mood today but you can evaluate your mood yourself.
Draw a face according to your mood:
They are OK, good, so-so, bad.
At our previous lesson we talked about a computer, now answer for my questions, please.
What can you say about the value of computer in our life.
P1 : As for me. I can’t imagine my life without a personal computer/ It is so fast, convenient and reliable to work on a PC. It helps me in solving many routine problems.
T: You’re right. Thank you.
What about the internet?
P2: It is an instant access to information banks world –wide and of course e-mail is popular way we correspond with each other.
T: Right you are.
III Main part. Reading. Speaking (2 min)
1. The aim of our lesson: Inventors who produced inventions.
T: You know about computer, mobile phone, internet , but what do you know about the inventors? Can you name anybody?
S1: Yes, we do. Alexander Bell.
T: What is his inventions?
T: Right you are. Are there any other examples?
S3: Ball point pen was invented by Biro.
T: Great you are brilliant
2 Pre-reading task (5 min)
I see you know much about inventions and some inventors and today I want to introduce you with one of the famous inventors of the past – Louis Braille
Before reading the text pay attention to some unknown words.
Let’s do such activity as: I give you the lists with the words which can be unknown for you. Your task is if you know the word put a tick in column “know” if you don’t know put a tick in column “don’t know” I give you 3-4 min.
T: First group know 6 words, second group know 8 words
There are seventeen words. I write them on the board, then we pronounce and read them together.
It’s time to read the text about Louse Braille inventor of Braille.
Who was he? What did he invented?
You’ll know it after reading the text.
3. Reading the text (5 – 7 min)
answer the questions:
b) When was Louis Braille born?
c) How did he injured?
d) Which school did he attend?
e) What did the pupils do at school?
f) How did Louis Braille invent his Braille system for blind people?
g) When was Louis Braille officially recognized in France?
In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell, an American engineer invented telephone
Karl Benz produced the world’s first-petrol driven car in Germany in 1878.
In 1895 the Lumiere brothers patented the world’s first cinema in Paris.
d) Wilber and Orville Wright built the first airplane in 1903.
e) Sergey Korolev designed the first satellite in 1957.
f) In 1981 Bill Gates created Microsoft-Dos (Disk Operating System)
T: We’ve known much about Braille about the other inventors and their inventions that shook the world.
5 Doing exercises. Let’s do some exercises :
Look at the board and match the words and definitions.
TV set – to take photographs
A car – to receive or make calls around
A computer – to perform every day cleaning tasks
A camera – to watch pre-recorded videos
A vacuum cleaner – to keep food fresh for a long time
A mobile phone – a system for sending or receiving speech
b) Which things are the most or least useful in the house from your point of view.
I think that … the most important thing.
We can ….
Some of the inventions, for example … is less important.
We do not often….
And I am sure we can do without…..
Dear friends, I’d like to thank you for your work. You were really great!
I hope you’ve learned much and perhaps will use your knowledge of English in the future.
Your marks are: 5 and 4
VI. Home work: Ex. 7 p. 34
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