The form: 8
The Theme of the Lesson: Travelling to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Aims of the Lesson:
To check pupils’ knowledge, to teach oral comprehension of the language
To teach expressing the opinion, to give more information about Great Britain
To teach grammar, lexis, phonetics.
To develop speaking and listening skills
To educate feelings of international friendship
The plan of the lesson:
2.The Aims of the Lesson.
4.Work with the map.
5.Work with the sights.
6.Work with the text.
7.Work with the Grammar.
1.Good morning, dear friends. I’m very glad to see you happy and healthy at
our English lesson. Please, answer my questions. Who is on duty today?
Who is absent today? What date is it today?
2.From the very ancient times people wanted to explore other countries. They used primitive transport, they spent much time to get somewhere , and they tried, and tried, and tried.(slide2)
So, today we are going to make a very enjoyable trip to a wonderful country situated on a wet cold island. We’ll speak about it’s position and history, rivers and monuments. We’ll have an exciting excursion about its beautiful capital and see its wonderful places of interest. What shall we do today?
Pupil 1: We are going to travel.
Teacher: That’s right.
3. Phonetics Drill.
Let’s read one small but interesting poem(slide3)
Don’t cry bitterly and go to Italy Don’t miss your chance and go to France. Take your pan and go to Japan. Buy some cheese and go to Greece.
-Now, please, ask me some questions and try to guess what country we are going to travel to.
-Are there any (mountains, lakes, rivers) in this country?
-Is this country large or small?
-Do people drink tea or wine in this country?
-Do people have the Queen or the President? (People guess the name of the country.) Of course I suggest you to travel to a beautiful country – The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (slide4)
What do you know about this country?
4. Work with the map.
Look at the map(slide5) There you can see Great Britain. Who can tell us about the situation of this country, it’s capital?
P: (Pupil goes to the map and tells about G.B.)
There you can see Great Britain which consists of 4 parts: Scotland on the north, England on the south, Wales is near England and the small part of the country is Northern Ireland on the east. All the parts have their capital: England – London, Wales – Cardiff, Scotland – Edinburgh, Northern Ireland - Belfast. (slide6)
Speaking about sightseeing in London.
I want to tell you about Big Ben. Big Ben is the name of the clock and the bell of the clock tower of the House of Parliament. The clock Tower is 348 feet high. You can hear the sound of Big Ben every hour in London. The clock and the bell got their names after Sir Benjamin Hall. He was a tall man, whose nickname was Big Ben. So people know the clock as Big Ben.
The Tower of London is the most ancient buildings of London. It was founded in the 11-th century by William the Conqueror. For many centuries the Tower has been a fortress, a palace, a prison and royal treasure. Now it is the museum.
The grey stones of the Tower could tell about terrible, sad and cruel events which took place in the walls of the Tower. The ravens still live here as part of its history. There is a legend that if the ravens disappear, the Tower will fall. That is why the birds are carefully guarded.
Trafalgar Square. The centre of London is Trafalgar Square. Some people say it is the most beautiful place in London. In the middle of the square stands a tall column It is a monument of Admiral Nelson. Four bronze lions look at the square from the monument . On the north side there is the National Gallery. There are two beautiful fountains in the square . They are in front of the National Gallery which is one of the best picture galleries of the world. Every day many tourists visit this fine building with tall columns.
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen and her Family. It isn’t open to the public . It is a wonderful building with a monument in front of it which is the Queen Victoria Memorial.
The first monarch who took residence there was Queen Victoria .When her Majesty is in residence the Royal Standards flies over the east of Buckingham Palace.
Sant Paul’s Cathedral is the greatest work of England’s greatest architect Ser Christopher Wren. It was opened in 1697 but was finished only in 1710, when Wren was almost eighty years old. It’s the most striking building in the city today and the third largest church in whole world.
I want to tell you about Tower Bridge. Tower Bridge was opened in 1894. It takes it’s name from the Tower of London . The hydraulic mechanism can raise and lower the bridge in about one and half minutes. The covered walkway between the two towers is opened to the public and offers a spectacular view of London.
The Queen’s day. When the Queen gets up in the morning , seven people look after her . One starts her bath, one prepares her clothes and one feeds the Royal dogs. She has got 8 or 9 dogs, and they sleep in their own bedroom near the Queens bedroom. Two people bring her breakfast. She listens to Scottish music and reads “The Times”. Every Tuesday evening she meets the Prime Minister.
1.The official name of Great Britain is…. a) the United Kingdom of Great Britain b) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland c) Great Britain
2. The flag of the United Kingdom is known as…
a) the Union Jack b) the Jack Union c) the flag of crosses
3. St. Paul’s Cathedral is a) a church b) a park c) a square
4. What is the national symbol of England ? a) sheep; b) red rose; c) an eagle
5. Big Ben is a) a horse; b) a clock; c) a city
6. What is the capital of Scotland? a) London; b) Edinburgh; c) Belfast
1.What is the official language in Great Britain?
a) English b)French c) German
2.England is in
a) America b) Asia c) Europe
3.Great Britain is divided into parts.
a) three; b) five; c) four
4. Britain’s highest mountain is
a) Ben Nevis; b) Everest; c) Big Ben
5.Where is the United Kingdom situated?
a) The British Isles ; b) Ireland; c) America
6.What is the Tower of London now?
a) a house; b) a prison ; c) a museum
6.Work with the text
Fill in the blanks with missing words from the box. Read the text and answer the questions :
“What is the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain? “
1) Isles 6) government 2) Wales 7) Northern Ireland 3) low 8) self-governing 4)Scotland 9) mean 5) Kingdom
The United Kingdom is made up of such countries as England Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It’s full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and ….. Great Britain, on the other hand, comprises only England, Scotland and….. It is the largest island of the British…. Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic is the second largest island. The Isle of Man and the channel islands are not parts of the United Kingdom. The term “Britain” is used informally to……the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Teacher : Fill in the blanks with the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.
1 The …(high) mountain in Britain is Ben Nevis(1,343)
2.The ….. (wet) place in Britain is the Lace District. It has about 440 cm of rain a year .
3. The …..(old) university in Britain is Oxford. It was founded in 1167.
4. The River Severn is the ….. (long) river in Britain (354km)
5. The …..(great) English writer , William Shakespeare , was born in Stratford-on-Avon in 1564. His ……(famous) play is “Hamlet”.
8. Summary. Marks.
9. The lesson is over. Good buy, children.