КГКП «Геологоразведочный колледж»
управления образования Восточно-Казахстанского акимата
Заместитель директора по УР
___________ Минаева Н.Т.
«____» _____________ 2015 г.
Рассмотрено на заседании ПЦК
протокол №5 от «11» февраля 2015г.
___________ Бейсембинова Б.Ж.
Subject Professional English
Date ___18.02.2015_______ Group __G-31A____
The theme lesson:The Continents and Ocean Basins
The aims of the lesson:
teaching: to characterize the continents and ocean basins, to differentiate oceanic crust and continental crust, to practice new vocabulary on the theme;
developing: to develop cognitive interest, creative abilities, cognitive abilities - speech, memory, attention, imagination, perception;
up-bringing: to increase students’ motivation to study subjects closely related to their future profession.
Type of the lesson: combined lesson
The equipment of the lesson: copies with exercises, video, presentation, A3, colored pencils
Intersubject connections: Practice of oral and written speech, Geology, Geography
Methods used at the lesson: Communicative Approach, Language Immersion, Project Method, Critical thinking
Contents of the lesson
Stages of the lesson
Contents of the lesson
Teacher: Good morning students. Glad to see you. Sit down please. So, students, today we have an unusual lesson, a show lesson of professional English. You are studying in an experimental English group, that’s why you should know the subjects connected with your future speciality in English.
Recently we have learnt terrestrial and outer planets and outer layers of the Earth. So, let’s revise them. What do you remember?
I. SS are to translate the following words and phrases
a right distance from the sun
планеты земной группы
окутанная светлыми облаками
mottled with bright clouds
двигаться против часовой стрелки
to move counterclockwise
прерывистый водный слой
discontinuous water layer
to extract carbon dioxide
извлекать углекислый газ
состоять из азота и кислорода
to be composed of nitrogen and oxygen
to contain ozone layer
the average depth of the ocean
And now read the facts about the planets and guess what planet it is.
Name the terrestrial planets
Mercury, Earth, Venus, Mars
Name the outer planets
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
The largest planet in the Solar System.
The only planet that rotates clockwise
The farthest planet in the solar system from the Sun named after the Roman god of the sea.
The only planet in the Solar system not to be named after a mythical God
The moon Titan orbits this planet.
The brightest planet in the night sky.
Phobos and Deimos are moons of this planet.
The smallest and the closest planet to the Sun.
The first planet discovered with the use of a telescope
Ok, students, well done. and tell me please
Actualization of students’ base
What planets have got atmosphere? (Earth, Venus, Mars)
What other outer layers do you know? (hydrosphere and biosphere)
Checkup of homework
So, your home task was to prepare presentations about these important outer layers: atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. So, let’s start with atmosphere.
1 Group. Atmosphere.
3 Group. Biosphere (SS are to complete the table)
You have done a great job. But there were some mistakes in your speech.
Introduction of the theme and aims
So, students, our earth is unique among other planets. But why?
Now, look at the slide. What can you see in the picture? Continents and oceans
So, the theme of our lesson is Continents and ocean basins. Today, at the lesson we’re going to learn new vocabulary on the theme, to learn the continents and ocean basins and to differentiate oceanic crust and continental crust.
Let’s read the names together because some of them are difficult to pronounce.
Repeat after me
the Pacific Ocean
the Atlantic Ocean
the Indian Ocean
the Arctic Ocean
Северный Ледовитый океан
Work with a map. Look at the map and name the continents and oceans.
Teacher: How many continents are there? Six. Can you name them? ( SS name the continents)
Teacher: How many oceans do you know? Four. Name them. (SS name the oceans)
The Earth's land is separated into large landmasses called continents.There are 6 continents: Eurasia, North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica.
An ocean is a body of saline ['seɪlaɪn] water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. Oceans occupy two-thirds of the planet's surface. The oceans of Earth are unique in our Solar System. No other planet in our Solar System has liquid water. There are 4 oceans.
Teacher: Let’s check your knowledge on the continents and oceans.
What is the largest continent in the world? Eurasia
What is the second largest continent? Africa
What oceans is North America surrounded by? (the Pacific Ocean, the Artic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean)
What is the largest desert in the world and where is it situated? The Sahara in Africa
What is the largest island and the smallest continent in the world? Australia
What is the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest, coldest place on earth? Antarctica
What continent was named after the explorer Americo Vespucci? North America
Which is the largest ocean in the world? The Pacific Ocean
Teacher explains “Continental and Oceanic Crust”.
The Earth’s crust is divided into two types: the continental and the oceanic crust. The continental crust is found under land masses i.d. continents. The oceanic crust is found under the ocean floor. The continental crust is composed of three layers: they are the sedimentary, granitic and basaltic ones. The oceanic crust is made up of 2 layers: sedimentary and basaltic. There is no granitic layer.
To know more information about the continental and oceanic crust, I offer you to watch a video about Earth’s layers. But before we start let’s do some exercises.
Before watching exercises
SS are to match the English words and phrases to the Russian ones.
the Earth’s interior
outermost solid layer
Teacher: So, try to remember these words, because you need these words and phrases in the film. So, look at these words again.
the Earth’s interior [ɪn'tɪərɪə]
outermost solid layer
II. SS are to guess the definitions
The outermost layer of a planet, especially the part of the earth above the mantle
A very hard igneous rock used as a building stone
A type of black rock that is produced by volcanoes
The region of the earth's interior between the crust and the core
A mountain from which hot melted rock, gas, steam, and ash from inside the earth sometimes burst.
A colourless gas that exists in large quantities in the air
While watching exercises
Teacher: Before we start watching a film, look through the exercises.
Watching a film
III. SS match the halves
of the crust
made up of
the Earth’s Crust
the inner Core
formation of Continents
surface of the earth
thickness of the crust
major mountain System
made up of heavier rocks
IV. SS read the statements and define they are true or false.
1. The structure of the earth consists of the crust, the outer core and the inner core. (False - the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core)
2. The Earth’s crust is divided into 3 types. (False – 2 types)
3. The oceanic crust is made up of granite while the continental crust is made up of basalt. (False)
4. The oceanic crust is thinner while the continental crust is much thicker. (True)
5. The continental crust is denser than the oceanic crust. (False)
6. The oceanic crust is much older geologically than the continental crust. (False)
After watching exercises
Teacher: Now, I’ll give you the text. Using the information from the video you should complete the text with necessary words, phrases or numbers.
Text “Continental and Oceanic crust”
The earth’s crust is an outermost ______ ________of the Earth. It is composed of magmatic, metamorphic and __________ rocks with the thickness from 7 to 70-80 kilometers. The crust is divided into two types: the __________ crust and the oceanic crust. The continental crust is 3.8 billion years old. The ________ crust is much younger. It is about 200 million years old.
The continental crust is the crust under which the ____________ are built and is 30-40 km thick. The continental crust is thicker in the areas of major mountain systems where the thickness can be _____ km. The oceanic crust is the crust ______ the oceans, and is only 5-7 km thick.
40 percent of the Earth's surface is currently covered with _____________ _______. The continental crust ___ ___________ of three layers: they are the sedimentary, _________ and basaltic ones. The main layer is made up of granite rock which is light in color and which rich in such constituents like silicon, aluminum, and oxygen.
The _______ of the continental crust is much less as compared to the oceanic crust. It has an approximate density of _____ g/cm3.
The oceanic crust is found under the deep _________basins. It consists of dark-colored rocks made up of basalt. The __________ layer in oceans has an average __________ of not more than 5 -8 km. This rock is made up of silicon, oxygen, and magnesium. ________crust is much thinner as compared to the ___________ crust.
The __________ of the oceanic crust is about 3.0 g/cm3. The continental crust has a lower density.
The earth’s crust is an outermost solid layer of the Earth. It is composed of magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks with the thickness from 7 to 70-80 kilometers. The crust is divided into two types: the continental crust and the oceanic crust. The continental crust is 3.8 billion years old. The oceanic crust is much younger. Itisabout 200 millionyearsold.
The continental crust is the crust under which the continents are built and is 30-40 km thick. The continental crust is thicker in the areas of major mountain systems where the thickness can be 70 km. The oceanic crust is the crust under the oceans, and is only 5-7 km thick.
40 percent of the Earth's surface is currently covered with continental crust. The continental crust is composed of three layers: they are the sedimentary, granitic and basaltic ones. The main layer is made up of granite rock which is light in color and which rich in such constituents like silicon, aluminum, and oxygen.
The density of the continental crust is much less as compared to the oceanic crust. Ithasanapproximatedensityof2.7g/cm3.
The oceanic crust is found under the deep ocean basins. It consists of dark-colored rocks made up of basalt. The basaltic layer in oceans has an average thickness of not more than 5 -8 km. This rock is made up of silicon, oxygen, and magnesium. The oceanic crust is much thinner as compared to the continental crust.
The density of the oceanic crust is about 3.0 g/cm3. Thecontinentalcrusthasalowerdensity.
Exercise III. SS answer the questions.
What is the earth’s crust? (The earth’s crust is an outermost solid layer of the Earth.)
What rocks is the earth’s crust composed of? (It is composed of magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks)
What types of the earth’s crust do you know? (The crust is divided into two types: the continental crust and the oceanic crust.)
Is the continental crust younger than the oceanic one? (The oceanic crust is much younger.)
Where is the oceanic crust situated? (The oceanic crust is found under the deep ocean basins.)
What layers is the continental crust composed of? (It’s composed of the sedimentary, granitic and basaltic layers)
What rocks does the oceanic crust consist of? (It’s composed of sedimentary and basaltic layers)
Is the continental crust much thinner than the oceanic crust? (No, it isn’t. The oceanic crust is much thinner as compared to the continental crust.)
Reflection. Group work
Teacher: So, now there is a special task for each group. You can choose any card.
The 1st task is to draw the continental and the oceanic crust and mark out the main layers. And to tell us about them.
The 2nd task is to draw the geologic profile of the continental and the oceanic crust using the symbols below.
The 3rd task is to fill out the table.
Fill in the table.
3.8 billion years old
About 200 million years old
Sedimentary, granitic and basaltic rocks
Sedimentary and basaltic rocks
5 – 8 km
30-40 to 70 km
To summarize all the information about the continental and oceanic crust I suggest you Venn diagram. You should find differences and similarities of these types of the crust.
above the water
under the water
no granitic layer
Today you have done a great job. Every student was very active at the lesson, so there are no unsatisfactory marks. I’ll put excellent mark to the most active students especially to those who prepared presentations.
Our lesson is over! I hope it was useful for you. Thanks for your active participation. Good bye.
Retell the text and learn by heart new words and word expressions.
Resume of the lesson
You’ve done the great job today.
Your marks for the lesson are…
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