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Theme: «The United States of America»

Цели урока:

  1. Обобщить лингвострановедческий материал по указанной теме. Углубить и расширить знания по теме.

  2. Совершенствовать умения и навыки практического владения английским языком по данной теме по всем видам речевой деятельности: аудированию, говорению, чтению и письму.

  3. Повысить интерес к изучению иностранного языка.

  4. Развитие учебно-интеллектуальных умений и навыков (анализ, систематизация, логика), развития памяти, внимания.

  5. Формировать положительное отношение к стране изучаемого языка (США).



Оснащение урока:

  1. Карта США с изображением 50 штатов.

  2. Физическая карта США.

  3. Рисунок, на котором изображен флаг США.

  4. Плакат о президентах США.

  5. Плакат “The United States of America”.

  6. Картинки с достопримечательностями США.

  7. Листы с текстом “The USA Quiz” для каждого ученика.

  8. Карточки, на которых написаны названия достопримечательностей США (Disneyland, the White House, the Statue of Liberty, “The Pencil”, Congress, Harlem, Hollywood, the Empire State Building).

  9. Два листа с заданием “United States Wordsearch”.

  10. Листы с грамматическим тестом для каждого ученика.



План урока

  1. Сообщение темы и целей урока учащимся, знакомство с условиями и заданиями урока – конкурса, подведением его итогов. Представление команд.

  2. Разминка: обеим командам задается по три вопроса о Соединенных Штатах Америки.

  3. Аудирование текста “The Origin of the WordAmerica””, устный контроль его понимания.

  4. Сообщения каждой из команд о традициях, символах США и проверка понимания через перевод на русском языке.

  5. Короткие рассказы учащихся о достопримечательностях США.

  6. Игра “Guess who it was.” (учащиеся читают разрезанный на части текст об одном из американских президентов – Вашингтоне или Линкольне. Ученики правильно читают в логической последовательности и называют фамилию президента).

  7. Выполнение теста (The USA Quiz).

  8. Конкурс на лучшего чтеца стихотворения американского поэта или лучшего исполнения песни.

  9. Выполнение задания “United States Wordsearch” (нахождение командами за ограниченное время как можно больше штатов).

  10. Выполнение грамматического теста.

  11. Подведение итогов урока, объявление команды – победительницы, вручение призов и выставление оценок.



Ход урока

  1. Teacher: Dear boys and girls! I am very glad to see you at our lesson today because we have an unusual lesson-a competition. You will show our guests your knowledge of the United States of America because our lesson is devoted to this country. We’ll speak about the sights, the traditions, the presidents and interesting facts.

There are two teams at the lesson.

I hope the competition will be interesting.

I have lots of red and blue stars here.

For a good answer you’ll get a red star.

For a good answer you’ll get a blue star.

At the end of the competition you’ll count all the stars that you’ll receive.

The winner will be the team with the biggest member of the red stars.

Let’s start our competition and introduce our teams to each other and our guests.

Teacher: What is the name of your team? (обращаясь к первой команде)

Pupil 1: Our team is “The Eagles”.

Teacher: What is your name? (обращаясь ко второй команде)

Pupil 2: The name of our team is “The Cowboys”.

  1. Teacher: The first task is the following: answer the questions about geographical position of the United States.

Use the maps from the Activity Book. (обеим командам задается по три вопроса. За правильный ответ команда получает красную звездочку; если в ответе была грамматическая ошибка, команда получает синюю звездочку).

  1. What oceans is the USA washed by?

(The USA is washed by the, Atlantic Ocean and by the Pacific Ocean)

  1. What is the longest river in the USA?

(The longest river in the USA is the Mississippi river).

  1. What is the highest mountain peak in the USA?

(The highest mountain peak in the USA is Mount McKinley).

  1. How many time zones is the continental part of the USA divided into?

(The continental part of the USA divided into 4 time zones).

  1. Name the fine Great Lakes, please.

(They are Lakes Huron, Erie, Ontario, Michigan, Superior).

  1. What is America’s largest state?

(The largest state is Alaska).

  1. Teacher: I see, you know the mane facts about the USA. The second task is listening to the story “What’s the Origin of the Word America”? Listen to the story attentively and say why America is named like this. The following worlds will help you to understand the contents of the story:

  • a merchant торговец, купец

  • an adventurer искатель приключений

  • an explorer путешественник

  • to claim заявлять, утверждать

(Слова заранее написаны на доске)



The Origin of the Word “America”

For a while after the first voyage of Columbus in 1492, America was called the “New World”. Later, however it was decided by mapmakers in Europe to name the new World after a man named Amerigo Vespucci. He was an Italian merchant and adventurer who made three trips to the New World. Columbus became the first explorer to reach the mainland of South America in 1498, but Amerigo Vespucci soon wrote a book in which he claimed to have gone there in 1497. This was not true but people did not know for many years that Amerigo Vespucci was lying.

Teacher: Answer the question “Why America is named like this?”

Pupil: America was named after Amerigo Vespucci. He was an Italian merchant and adventurer. He made 3 trips to the New World after Columbus. But he claimed in his book that he was the first explorer of America. People did not know for many years that Amerigo Vespucci was lying.

  1. Teacher: You know America is often called “a melting pot” because people from all over the world have mixed together to create modern American society. Of course, the Americans are very proud of their tradition, customs, habits, symbols.

The following task is to tell the rival team about any American tradition or symbol. The rival team should listen to the story very attentively and retell it in Russian. If the team understands the story well, it will get a red star. If the team fails to understand some of the details, it will get a blue star.

(Это задание каждая команда готовила дома – заранее выбрали один из рассказов о США)

Pupil (из команды “The Eagles”):

I’d like to tell you about one American tradition – Homecoming.

American schools have many different ceremonies. One of these ceremonies is called “Homecoming”.

At many high schools and universities there is a parade and a big football game once a year. This ceremony is held every fall especially in small towns. Students who graduated from the school like to return for Homecoming to see their old friends and teacher again.

Homecoming is a week-long celebration for all graduates and current students of the high school or college. At this ceremony the homecoming queen rides in the parade and opens the sport event-usually a football game. It the parade cheerleaders and football players walk together. The school band plays loud music for their fans and team. The parade is full of the school colours.

(Команда – соперница на русском языке передает содержание рассказа. За полное понимание рассказа – красная звездочка, за неполное понимание и неточности – синяя звездочка)

Pupil 2 (из команды “The Cowboys”):

The American flag is the emblem of the United States. In 1776 the flag had thirteen red and white stripes and thirteen stars in a circle on a blue field. There was one star and one stripe for each state.

Then Congress added new stars and stripes to the flag; but the flag did not look right.

Now the flag does not have a stripe for each state. It just has one for each of the thirteen original states. There are fifty stars, one for each of the fifty states.

(Вторая команда передает содержание рассказа на русском языке)

  1. Teacher: The fourth task is to explain the meaning of the word written on the card in English. You know, America has a lot of different places of interest. It is famous for its monuments, well-known buildings and other sights. Each team must take four cards. Read these words and explain their meanings.

Каждой команде дается по 4 карточки, на них написаны следующие слова: Disneyland, the White House, the Statue of Liberty, “The Pencil”, Congress, Harlem, Hollywood, the Empire State Building.

Команды объясняют значение этих слов по очереди (примерные ответы)

Disneyland is a large amusement park for children in Southern California created by the American film producer Walt Disney in 1955.

The White House is the official home of the President of the USA where he works and lives.

The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of freedom in America. It is a bronze figure (almost 46 meters high) of a woman holding up a torch, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor which is a gift from the French government sent to America in 1884.

The Pencil” is the name of the tall column in Washington, D.C., that is the Washington Monument built in honour of the first President of the USA.

Congress – is the parliament of the USA which has its seat in the Capitol.

Harlem is considered to be the poorest district in New York where mainly Afro – Americans live.

Hollywood is associated with the US film industry. It is situated not far from Los Angeles. It is the world – famous center of films.

The Empire State Building is one of the tallest buildings in the world (381 meters high) in New York City. It is a skyscraper.

  1. Teacher: Well done, thank you. The following task for you is “Guess who it was!” You should put the passages of the story in the right order, read them aloud and tell me what American President this story is about.

(Каждой команде дается по одному экземпляру разрезанного на части текста. Это тексты о широко известных президентах США – Д. Вашингтоне и А. Линкольне. За правильное чтение в логической последовательности и название фамилии президента команды получают красные звездочки. Если есть ошибкисиние звездочки.)

Who was it?

George Washington

He was born when most of America was still a wilderness. The British had 13 colonies on the eastern coast. In 1776 war broke out between the colonies and their mother country, because the colonies wanted independence. He was the learder of the American army.

After 7 years of fighting the British gave up the war and the colonies became an independent country with the name of the USA.

He was made President and his name was given to the capital of the young nation.



Abraham Lincoln

He was born in a big log – cabin. He was the son of very poor parents, but he worked his way up and finally became President in 1860.

At that time there was a trouble between the Northern and Southern states. The Northern believed that slavery was wrong and that no one should be allowed to keep slaves. The Southerners said they could not grow cotton and tobacco without slaves.

When he became President, the Southerners declared that they would leave the Union and form their own government. The terrible Civil war broke out – it lasted 4 years. This President saved the Union and gave freedom to all American slaves.

  1. Teacher: The following task for each pupil in the teams is to do “the American Quiz”. It has 10 questions. There are 3 answers to each question, but only one is correct. You should find the correct answers. I’ll give you 3 minutes to do it.

Well the time is over. Let’s check up on your answers. You can see the keys on the blackboard. Raise your hands who has no mistakes. I am going to give you red stars. Who has one or two mistakes? – The blue stars are for you.

Keys: 1-b 5-c 9-c

2-c 6-b 10 -b

3-c 7-a

4-a 8-b

The USA Quiz”

(Answer these questions about the United States of America. Put a + next to the correct answer.)

  1. Where does the President of the United States live and work?

  1. In Congress

  2. In The White House

  3. In The Pentagon

  1. Which is the biggest state in the USA?

  1. Texas

  2. California

  3. Alaska

  1. How many States are there in the USA?

  1. 48

  2. 52

  3. 50

  1. Who was the first president of the USA?

  1. George Washington

  2. Abraham Lincoln

  3. Ulysses Grant

  1. In which city is Hollywood?

  1. New York

  2. San Francisco

  3. Los Angeles

  1. Why do the Americans celebrate the 4-th of July?

  1. The first moon landing

  2. Declaration of Independence

  3. The end of the American Civil War

  1. What is the nickname of New York?

  1. Big Apple

  2. Big City

  3. Big Jack

  1. By whom was the first American car made?

  1. By Smith

  2. By Ford

  3. By Ivanov

  1. On what holiday do children say “Trick or treat! Money or eat!”?

  1. On Christmas

  2. On New Year

  3. On Halloween

  1. Who is the head of state in the USA?

  1. The British Monarch

  2. The President

  3. The prime Minister

  1. Teacher: America is famous for its poets, writers, singers. Your hometask was to prepare a poem or a song by American authors. The team “The Cowboys” is the first Let’s listen to the poem.

Pupil: The poem “The Arrow and the Song”

by Henry Longfellow

I shot an arrow into the air –

It fell to earth, I knew not where

For so swiftly it flew, the sight

Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air –

It fell to earth, I knew not where;

For who has sight so keen and strong

That it can follow the flight of a song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak

I found the arrow, still unbroken;

And the song, from beginning to end,

I found again in the heart of a friend.



Teacher: Thank you. The team “The Eagles”, it’s your turn, please.

Pupil: The song “America the beautiful” (It is the national anthem of the USA)

O beautiful for spacious skies

For amber waves of grain,

For purple mountains majesties

Above the fruited plain.

America, America, God shed his grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood,

From sea to shining sea.



O beautiful for patriot dream,

That sees beyond the years,

thine alabaster cities gleam

Undimmed by human tears.

America, America, God shed his grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood,

From sea to shining sea.

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,

Whose stern impassioned street,

A thoroughfare for freedom beat,

Across the wilderness.

America, America, God mend thine every flaw

Confirm thy soul in self – control,

Thy liberty in law.



  1. Teacher: Thank you. And now you have the last task. It is not difficult. You are to find as many as possible American states on this map. You have got 3 minutes.

Teacher: Your time is over. How many states have you found “The Eagles”? (команда называет количество найденных ею штатов).

What about youThe Cowboys”? (команда называет количество найденных ею штатов).

Teacher: Well, the red star is for this team and the blue star is for you (называет команду).

  1. Teacher: We have got a few minutes. Do this grammar test. (Тест прилагается к уроку. Каждый ученик индивидуально выполняет тест).

Let’s check your answers. The keys are on the blackboard.

Keys:

1-a 7-a 13-c

2-b 8-b 14-b

3-a 9-c

4-c 10-c

5-c 11-a

6-c 12-c

  1. Teacher: Our competition is over. Let’s add up the score of the game. Who has more red stars: “The Cowboys” or the “The Eagles”? The team “The Eagles” is the winner. These medals are for you. The excellent marks and medals are for you. The team “The Cowboys” has also worked well. Your marks: Suleiman, Rita – “5”, Valya, Kolya – “4”.



Thank you for your work. The lesson is over.





Grammar test.

(choose the right answer)

  1. There was nobody at home, ____________?

  1. Was there

  2. Were there

  3. Wasn’t there

  1. He will translate the text if he ________ a dictionary at hand.

  1. Will have

  2. Has

  3. Would have

  1. My friend is interested ________ architecture.

  1. In

  2. About

  3. For

  1. I don’t know _______________________________.

  1. Where is your umbrella

  2. Your umbrella where is

  3. Where your umbrella is

  1. When I entered the room, she __________ on the sofa.

  1. Lay

  2. Is lying

  3. Was lying

  1. We are going for a walk. Who ____________ go with us?

  1. Is wanting

  2. Does want

  3. Wants to

  1. I can’t make the TV ______________.

  1. Work

  2. To work

  3. Working

  1. Can you come ______________ next time?

  1. More early

  2. Earlier

  3. The earlier

  1. John asked ________________________.

  1. Whether I was there before

  2. Had I been there before

  3. If I had been there before

  1. We _______________ from him since he left for the USA.

  1. Didn’t hear

  2. Hadn’t heard

  3. Haven’t heard

  1. This film ___________________.

  1. Is much spoken about

  2. Is speaking much about

  3. Speaks much about

  1. My room ____________________ one in our flat.

  1. The comfortablest

  2. More comfortable

  3. The most comfortable

  1. If I were you, I ______________a house in the country.

  1. Bought

  2. Will buy

  3. Would buy

  1. ______________ USA is the fourth largest country in the world after _______ Russia, Canada and ___________ Republic of China.

  1. A, the, the, a

  2. The, ---, the, ---

  3. ---, the, ---, ---


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  • 1.Обобщить лингвострановедческий материал по указанной теме. Углубить и расширить знания по теме.
  • 2.Совершенствовать умения и навыки практического владения английским языком по данной теме по всем видам речевой деятельности: аудированию, говорению, чтению и письму.
  • 3.Повысить интерес к изучению иностранного языка.
  • 4.Развитие учебно-интеллектуальных умений и навыков (анализ, систематизация, логика), развития памяти, внимания.
  • 5.Формировать положительное отношение к стране изучаемого языка (США).
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