The theme of the lesson: Canada
The lesson’s aim: to enrich pupils’ knowledge on the theme, to teach pupils to speak
about Canada, to work creatively and get information while reading the text;
To develop writing, reading and speaking skills.
To bring up pupils’ interests to English language and Canada
The visual aids: a map of Canada, slides of symbols of parts, of places of interests
The type of the lesson: travelling
The procedure of the lesson:
I. Organization moment.
II. Checking the home task.
III. The new theme. My image of Canada
What do you know about Canada?
Exercise 1. Discuss the following questions in small groups.
1) What do you imagine when you think of Canada?
When I think of Canada I imagine Niagara Falls, Cavendish Beach, CN Tower etc.
2) Where is Canada situated?
Canada is situated in northern North America. Its land border is with the USA;
sea borders are the North Pacific Ocean to the west, the North Atlantic Ocean
on the east, and the Arctic Ocean in the north.
3) What languages are spoken in Canada?
French and English are spoken in Canada. French – 21. 5%, English – 67, 1%.
4) What’s the capital of Canada?
The capital is Ottawa.
5) What are the popular cities?
The popular cities are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver. The major cities are Edmonton, Victoria, Calgary, Windsor, Winnipeg, Quebec, Regina, Halifax and Saskatoon.
6) Who is the head of the country?
Canada is a constitutional monarchy. The head of the country is the Queen of Great Britain.
Exercise 2. When people think of a foreign country they picture in their minds different things. What do you usually imagine when you think of a country? Make a list of things.
Exercise 3. Talk to your partner. What do you think of Canada?
Exercise 4. Read what some people think of Canada and Canadians and find out if there are any of the things you mentioned in exercise 2. What other things are mentioned?
Exercise 5. Talk to your partner What new facts about Canada and its people have you learned?
Exercise 6. What do you imagine when you think of your country?
Grammar. Zero Conditional
We use Zero Conditional for something that always happens or is always true, including scientific facts. In both clauses we use Present Simple.
You feel more secure if you have friends.
We can also use the conditional to tell somebody what to do if something else happens. (Imperative)
If you feel lonely, give me a call.
Exercise 7. Change the sentences using Zero Conditional.
1. If I talk to my best friend, I feel better.
2. We can’t continue if we don’t have your help.
3. If you phone this number, they give you information.
4. You never meet people if you don’t go out.
Giving marks and homework.