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Открытый урок по английскому языку на тему "The United Kingdom"

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The theme: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The aims:

  1. To provide the students with new interesting information about Great Britain, its sights and to explain the role of British people in developing the world science, history, literature and culture;

  2. To speak in English, give correct answer, se their knowledge in the spheres: science, history, physic and literature. To develop students speaking skills and their abilities in critical thinking. o enrich general outlook and enlarge the vocabulary stock.

  3. To bring up students to be polite, hardworking and respect famous people, history and literature of Britain to be interested in reading and well educated personality.

Equipment: slides UK.

I Organization moments

Good morning teachers and students. Welcome to our lesson.

- Who is on duty today?

- Who is absent for today?

- What date is it today?

Introduction of the theme: As you know your home task was read about the UK and today we’ll speak The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Putting up the aims of the lesson.

- And how do think what the aim of our lesson is?

- Yes all right the aim of our lesson is.

At first I’ll divide you into groups. Take the papers and find your seats.

II Phonetic drill

Read tongue twisters:

Betty bought some butter,
but the butter Betty bought was bitter,
so Betty bought some better butter,
and the better butter Betty bought
was better than the bitter butter Betty bought before!

Checking up the home task. Now children what was your home task (Read about the UK).

Ok, let is check up your home task with the help of slides.

New material teacher explains and shows slides about the UK.

Slides 6-17

Task 1 Read the words correctly and use articles.

- …Northern Ireland

- …Cardiff

- …Scots (nation.)

- …Straits of Dover

- …English Channel

- …Scotland

- …Edinburgh

- …British Isles

- …Welsh

- …North Sea

- …Atlantic Ocean

- …United Kingdom

Task 2 Read the text and translate it into your nature language. Each group receives the texts about England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

England represents a red cross on a white field. It’s Saint George’s Cross of England. England is the heart of Great Britain. s land is 130,000 sq. km. The population of England is 48 mil. people. The largest cities are Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield and others. People who live in England are called the English. They speak only English. The famous river Thames is situated in London. The national emblem of England is red rose. The national flag of England represents a red cross on a white field. It’s Saint George’s Cross of England. England is the heart of Great Britain.

Scotland is smaller than England but larger than Wales. The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. Scotland is the second part of the UK. Its land is 78,800 sq. km. The population of Scotland is 5,3 mil. people. The largest cities are Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee. People who live in Scotland are called the Scottish or Scots. They speak Scottish and English. The biggest rivers are Clyde and Spay. There are a lot of beautiful lakes in Scotland. But the most famous of them are Loch Lomond and Loch Ness. The lake “Loch Ness” is famous all over the world because of its monster. The greatest mountains are Ben Nevis and Grampian Hills. The national emblem of Scotland is a thistle. The national flag is a blue field with white diagonal crossed stripes on it. It’s Saint Andrew’s Cross.

Wales is the smallest country in the UK. The capital of Wales is Cardiff. Its land is 20,800 sq. km. Its population is about 2,8 mil. people. The largest cities are Swansea, New Port. The biggest river is Usk and the biggest lake is Wirnwel. One of the biggest mountain is Snowdon. The national symbol is a yellow daffodil. The national flag is white and green with a red dragon on it.

Northern Ireland is the fourth country in the UK. Its land is about 14,000 sq. km. The population is about 1,5 mil. people. The capital of the Northern Ireland is Belfast. The largest cities are Ulster and Dublin. The biggest rivers are Shannon, Bun. Northern Ireland is a land of lakes and rivers. The biggest lake is Lough Neigh. People who live in Ireland are the Irish. They speak Irish and English. The national flag of Ireland represents a diagonal red cross on a white field. It’s Saint Patrick’s Cross. The national symbol is a green shamrock.

Task 3 Make posters and speak

Ok, children you all worked hard and showed your good knowledge. And now I’ll ask you some questions from history, science and about famous people of Great Britain.


Task 4 Fill in the table.







The English





The Welsh

Northern Ireland

The Irish

Dear students and guests I think we had a good helpful useful lesson today. Thank your for participations. I wish you success in learning foreign languages.

Summing up the lesson:

- What have we learned from this lesson?

- What was the theme of our lesson?

- What was the aim of our lesson?

- Do you like the lesson?

Giving marks.

The home task: write an essay about the UK.

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