1. Read the text and discuss it. Find some interesting facts.
Places of Interest in the USA
The United States of America is one of the largest countries of the world. It consists of 50 independent states which have a lot to offer to its visitors. Every year millions of people from all over the world come to visit the USA. The reasons can vary, of course. Some come to study English, some to find an interesting job, but the majority of visitors are attracted to its sights. There are lots of places and things to see in the USA, so a week or two wouldn’t be enough to see all places of interest. Besides the USA is quite a remote country for many other world countries and continents. For example, to reach it from Russia takes a whole day on a plane. So, most people, who wish to see the places of interest in the USA, try to spend at least a month there travelling from state to state. And it’s a wise decision, because it’s worth it. One of the main places people want to visit is the capital of the USA, Washington D.C. It’s a small city of mainly political importance and the White House is situated there. Other cities worth visiting are New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Boston, and many others. All the mentioned cities have a lot to offer. For example, New York is the largest city of the country and one can see many skyscrapers in this city. Philadelphia is the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the main sight of the city is the Liberty Bell. Both Las Vegas and Atlantic City are world famous with its numerous casinos and entertainment facilities. The largest and the most prestigious university of America is situated in Boston. It’s Harvard. Los Angeles is the home of Hollywood. Other than that, all tourists of the USA want to see the Niagara Falls and the Great Lakes, and also to swim in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
2. Choose the correct answer.
1. What is the capital of Great Britain?
2. How many parts does Great Britain contain?
3. What is the English flag called?
a. Union Patric
b. Union Jack
c. Lines and Crosses
4. Who is the symbol of the typical Englishman?
a. John Bull
b. John Bell
c. St. Patrick
5. What is the London underground called?
a. the tube
b. the metro
c. the subway
6. Who is the Head of State in Britain?
a. the Mayor
b. the Queen
c. the Prime Minister
7. What is the river in London?
8. What is the most expensive part of London?
a. West End
b. East End
d. the City
9. What colour are the taxis in London?
10. The building in the picture is…
a. St. Paul’s Cathedral
b. The British Museum
c. The National Galery
11. If you go to London, you’ll see…
a. the White House
b. St. Paul’s Cathedral
12. English people say…
13. What is the home of the Queen?
a. Buckingham Palace
b. the White House
c. Westminster Abbey
14. What city did The Beatles come from?
15. They say the Loch Ness Monster lives in a lake in…
3. How do you know the UK and the USA?
Test 1The Land and the People
I. Choose the correct answer for each question
1. The head of the country is
b) a king or a queen
2. The British like
a) to wear their national dress
b) to discuss private life
c) quiet polite behavior
3. The UK is situated on
a) the south-western coast of Europe
b) the west coast of Europe
c) the north-western coast of Europe
4. The UK is separated from the continent
a) by the Irish Sea
b) by the Atlantic Ocean
c) by the English Channel
5. The population of the UK is
a) over 57 mln people
b) over 70 mln people
c) over 50 mln people
6. The easiest way to guess the class of a person is
a) to count his money
b) to listen to his speech
c) to see his living place
7. The symbol of peace in Great Britain is
a) a red rose
b) a shamrock
c) a poppy
8. The national bird of the UK is
a) a sparrow
b) a robin
c) a starling
9. The highest mountain in the UK is
a) Ben Cheviot
b) Ben Loch
c) Ben Nevis
10. The longest river in the UK is
a) the Severn
b) the Thames
c) the Spey
II. Explain the word (what is it?)
1. The UK-
2. The Union Jack -
3. Belfast -
4. Cardiff -
5. Edinburgh -
III. Match the word and the description
a) It has a warm, wet climate, green brilliant grass. Much of the land is farming country. It is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea.
2. Northern Ireland
b) It is a land of mountains, lakes and romantic castles. Most farmers keep sheep. Deer live in the forests here.
c) It has pretty valleys. But it has plenty of industry too, with many factories and coal mines. The people of this part are very musical.
d) Some areas of it are very crowded, especially the southeast of it. Fishing is an important industry in the northeast of it. The most important river flows here.
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Teacher: Dear boys and girls! Dear our quests, . I am very qlad to see you at out lesson today, Because we have an unusual lesson – a competiton. There are 2 teams at the lesson. They will show us their knowledge of the UK because our lesson is devoted to this country. We , ll speak about the sights, the capital of the country, some poets and interesting facts, We , ll have several tasks at the lesson. Some of them were prepared by you at home but most of them were not prepared. I hope our competition will be fun. I have a lot of red and blue stars here. For an excellent answer you will get a red star. For a good answer you will get a blue star. At the end of the competition you, ll count all the stars you have received. The winner will be the team with the biggest number of the red stars.
Let, s start our competition and introduce our teams to each other.
Team 1 The name of our team is Z
Team 2 The name of our team is Z
Teacher: The first task is the following:
Answer the questions about the United Kingdom. You, ll get a red star for a right answer
1 Работа с картой
Where is the United Kingdom situated?
Which island is the largest one?
What separates Great Britain from Continent?
How many countries does the UK consist of?
What is the population of the UK?
Which city is the capital of the country?
2 The second task is «Guess the flag, country and people» I have 2 envelopes, you must say:
What country does this flag belong to?
What is the capital of this country?
What people live in this country?
What is the symbol of this country?
3 Teacher: The 3d task is «Find the mistakes»
You will listen to a text about London. You know a lot of facts about this wonderful city. Now try to find
The mistakes made in the facts about London and correct them Be attentive! (прослушивание текста)
This text is about London. London is the capital of Scotland. It is one of the oldest and largest cities of the world. They say that London is one thousand years old. London has suffered many misfortunes. In the 5th century Saxons and later Danes invaded the British shores and ruined the city. In 1665 the. Great War broke out Many people died. Then in the winter of 1666 the Great Fire broke out. Most of the city was destroyed.
Now London is a big political, industrial and cultural centre. More than 1 million people live there. London is situated on the river Clyde. The river connects the capital with the sea London is divided into two parts. They are the City, the West End, the East End and Westminster The West End is the richest part of the city with many beautiful shops, hotels, bars and restaurants. The East End is the place where the working people live. Westminster is the heart of business and commercial life. The City is the political centre.