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Методическая разработка урока на тему Why to read

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  • to widen students' knowledge on the topic,

  • to develop students' speaking skills;

  • to develop students' logical and creative thinking;

  • to incorporate group work;

Equipment: cassettes, cards for writing, cards with proverbs, books, posters.


T: Good morning, students and guests! I'm very glad to see you in our English lesson. Look around and you'll easily guess the topic of today's lesson. It is dedicated to books which are the sources of knowledge and information. Today we are going to discuss this topic and by the end of the lesson we should prove that books are really the sources of knowledge and information


T: So let's start our lesson. We'll a journey into the world of books .What can we come across making this


SS: Making the Journey into the world of books I can come across a lot of things that I would like to know about / the greatest men that lived long ago / the countries that i would like to visit/ people that i would like to meet



T: Nowadays there are so many newspapers, magazines. TV channels, radio stations and the Internet that people have no time for reading books. They say It is boring and books cost a lot. But why are so many people still food of reading books?

Ss: People are fond of reading books became nothing can replace a book / books are the way of relaxation / books make up an important part in our life / they broaden our outlook. Etc.


T: To speak about books we need to review some words. Look at the blackboard! Read and translate the words:

a ballad a fairy tale poetry

a biography a story

a novel a rhyme

a drama a novelette

a poem

T: Take the sheets of paper with the denitions of these words and match them to the words on the black-board. You have 3 minutes.

l) a story in prose long enough to tell one or more

volumes about either imaginary or historical people:

2) a piece of creative writing in verse, especially one

to expressing deep feelings or noble thoughts in beautiful


3) a simple song or a poem that tells an old story;

4) the art of the poet;

5) the tale of imaginary origin;

6) a branch of literature dealing with lives of ptzraona

7) a verse for small children characterised by similarrity of the sound of two or more words at the ends of the lines of a verse;

8) a short novel (a story in prose);

9) an account of past imaginary event's.

10) a play for the theatre, radio or TV

T: Now I’d like you to complete this list with some words denoting reference books: an encyclopedia, almanac, an atlas. As you are sitting in groups of four I’d like you to work together and give the definitions of these words.

Then a representative of each group will read out your opinions. You have got 5 minutes.


T: On: more word to complete this list is “a legend”. Can you give its denition? (An old story about famous people events in the past. Legend is not usually true.) You have got sheets of paper with a legend. Meral’s grandmother is telling legend of George and the dragon.

Your task is to fill in the blanks in the story with the correct words and phrases from the box. And then you’ll read the story aloud. Your time is 5 minutes.

Then one day, really, suddenly, one night, Did he fight the dragon?, and walked, before it breathed fire, happened next

Grandmother: Una was the daughter of a king and queen. She loved her mother and father and they were very happy. But (1)____a dragon came to her country. It breathed fire and killed lots of people in the towns and villages.

Meral: What (2)____?

Grandmother: Una and the king and queen ran from the dragon. They escaped to their castle, but the dragon sat and waited outside.

Meral: (3)____? Did the king and queen and Una die in the castle?

Grandmother: No, they didn’t. (4)___Una went out of the castle. She walked(5)___. She came to the castle of the famous knight, George, and she asked him to help. George put on his armour and went back to the king and queen’s castle with Una.

Meral: (6)______

Grandmother: Yes. He ran to the dragon with his sword. (7)____, the dragon opened its mouth. But (8)____George put his sword in the dragon’s mouth and killed it. The king, queen, Una and people in the towns and villages very happy.

T: Think of the end of the story.


  1. T: To manage another task I’d like you to get these stripes of paper with parts of the proverbs. You have to go around the classroom and find your classmate who has the beginning or the ending of your proverb. When you find your partner, read the proverb and take your seats.

Suggested proverbs:

  1. Books are our best friends.

  2. There is no friend as faithful as a good book.

  3. Wear the old coat and buy a new book.

  4. Choose a book as you choose a friend.

  5. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

  6. A room without books is a body without a soul.

  1. Role-play

T: Now you are united in pairs. Imagine that one of you is a librarian and the other is a student who wants to find some books for reading on school holidays. Act out the situation.

VI. Group work

T: Some days ago I received a letter from my pen friend. She wrote about her daughter’s favorite books. I’d like you to guess what they are. Read the extracts and discuss in groups.

( “The Jungle book” by Rudyard Kipling, “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift, “King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table”)

  1. At seven o’clock on a hot evening in the Seeonee hills, Father Wolf woke up. There was a little animal at the mouth of the cave. It was Tabaqui, the jackal. The wolves of India don’t like Tabaqui. He makes trouble, Father Wolf could see from Tabaqui’s eyes that he wanted to make trouble now. “Shere Khan”, the Big One, has changed his hunting grounds,’ Tabaqui said.”

  2. I had slept for many hours. When I awoke it was just daylight. I tried to get up from the ground, but I could not move! My arms and feet were held down to the ground with strings. I heard some noise around me, but I could see nothing. In a little time I felt something alive moving on my foot, then it came over my body and up to my face. Turning my eyes down as mach as I could, I saw a man. He was less than 15 centimetres high.”

  3. There were 150 places at the table. Each knight had his name written in his place. There were one hundred and twenty-eight knights at the table. As time went on other brave and good knights came, and King Arthur gave them places. One place was not filled for a long time. That place was for a knight who had never done any bad thing to anyone. It was called the “Seat Perilous”: if a bad man sat in it, he would die. After years Sir Galahad came and was given that place.”


T: Today you have got a lot of information about books and libraries and now we have to sum up. So, are books really the sources of knowledge and information? Express your ideas in this way. (Method “Press”)


S1: I think that books are the sources of knowledge.

S2: Because we can get a lot of new things reading books.

S3: For example, if I want to khow about the historical event I can read a book on history.

S4: That’s why I think that books are the sources of knowledge and information.


T: I hope you have come to the conclusion that we have to read a lot. Your home task is to write a composition “Books are the sources of knowledge”.

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