“The United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland.”
You are as beautiful as song,
Oh Britain, foggy Albion!
(Welcome to our competition)
1 вед. Dear guests! Dear boys and girls! I am (we are) very glad to see you at our competition today. There are 2 teams at the competition. They will show us their knowledge of the United Kingdom because our competition is devoted to this country.
2 вед. We will speak about the sights, the capital of the country, some poets and writers and interesting facts. We will have several tasks at the lesson I hope our competition will be fun.
1 вед. I (we) have lots of red and blue stars.here. For an excellent answer you ill get a red star.
2 вед. For a good answer you’ll get a blue star. The winner will be the team with the biggest number of the red stars.
1 вед. Let’s start our competition and introduce our teams to each other. What’s the name of the first team?
Students: The name of our team is ,,the Rose”
2 вед. What’s the name of the second team?
Students: Our team is called ,,The Daffodil”
I 3 вед. The first task is the following: answer the questions about the United Kingdom. You’ll get a red star for a right answer. (A questions for you)
1) Where is the United Kingdom situated?
/The UK is situated on the islands in the northwest of Europe./
2) Which island is the largest one?
/Great Britain is the largest island/
3) What separates Great Britain from the continent?
/the English Channel separates Great Britain from the continent/
4 вед. 4) What parts does the UK consist of?
/The UK consists of 4 countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland/
5) What are the names of the countries the emblems of which are a rose and a daffodil?
/A red rose is the (an) emblem of England, a daffodil is the symbol of Wales/
6) Which city is the capital of the country?
/London is the capital of the country/
II 1 вед. The second task is ,,Spot the mistake”. You will listen to the text about London.
2 вед. You know a lot of facts this wonderful city. Now try to spot the mistakes made in the facts about London and correct them Be attentive!
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 hundred years old. It was rebuilt several times. In the winter of 1665 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. Wesminster is the heart of business and commercial life. The City is the political centre.
/London is the capital of the UK and England/
/London is 2000 years old/
/The Great Fire broke out in the summer of 1666/
/More than 8 million people live in London/
/London is situated on the river Thames/
/London is divided into 4 parts/
/Westminster is the political centre/
/The City is the centre of business and commercial life/
III 3 вед. Britain is also famous for it’s writers and poets. Can you name any British writers and poets?
4 вед. 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 British writer this story is about.
IV 1 вед. The teams have prepared their favourite poems by some British poets both in English and in Russian. Let’s listen to them!
,,Those Evening Bells” (by Thomas Moore)
Those evening bells! (2t)
How many a tale their music teels.
Of youth, and home, and that sweet time
When last I heard their soothing chime
Those joyous hours are past away
And many a heart that then was gay
Within the tomb now darkly duells
And hears no more those evening bells.
And so’t will be when I am gone
That tunefull peal will still sing on,
While other bards shall walk those dells
And sing your praise, sweet evening bells!
«Вечерний звон» (И. Козлов)
Вечерний звон (2р)
Как много дум наводит он
О юных днях в краю родном,
Где я любил, где отчий дом.
И как я с ним навек простясь,
Там слушал звон в последний раз!
Уже не зреть мне светлых дней
Весны обманчивой моей!
И сколько нет теперь в живых,
Тогда веселых молодых!
И крепок их могильный сон, -
Не слышен им вечерний звон.
Лежать и мне в земле сырой!
Напев унылый надо мной
В долине ветер разнесет;
Другой певец по ней пройдет
И уж не я, а будет он
В раздумье петь вечерний звон! (2-ая команда – сонет Шекспира)
V 1вед. And now you have the task to complete the crossword.
2 вед. Each team will be given one and the same crossword connected with Britain’s traditions and customs.
2. The Englishmen’s favourite drink (tea)
4. Something that the English put into tea (milk)
6. The political centre of London (Westminster)
8. The theatre where W. Shakespeare worked as an actor (Globe)
10. The nickname of London in England (Smoke)
12. The colour of taxis in London (black)
1. The birds living in the Tower of London (ravens)
3. The most popular activity of English people (walking)
5. The river on which London is situated (Thames)
6. The large bag of wool on which the lord chancellor sits in the House of Lords (woolsack)
7. 100 pence equal one (pound)
9. The major spectator sport in Britain (football)
11. The national emblem of England (Rose)
VI 3 вед. Now dear friends, we invite you to make a tour about London.
4 вед. Meet our guides from the London Tourist Information office. They have prepared some stories about the most interesting sights of London.
G1. Dear guests, you are welcome to London. As you know, London stands on the river Thames. London, the capital of Great Britain, is a very old city. It is 2 thousand years old. Many years ago London was a small town on the Thames. Now London is a big port and a beautiful city with large squares and parks. About 8 million people live there. London is one of the biggest cities in the world. The Thames is not a long river. It is 330 km long and it flows into the sea. The English people call it ,,The Father London”. London began on the Thames. When we go on a boat up the Thames, we pass under Tower Bridge, London Bridge and others.
G2. On the right bank of the Thames you can see the Tower of London. The tower of London is a very old buildng. It is 900 years old. In the early days of the history of England the English kings lived here. Then it was a prison where many people died. Black ravens had much food near the walls of the Tower in those years. Black ravens live outside the Tower now. The English people like them very much. A man looks after the ravens and gives them food in the morning and in the evening. The Tower of London is a museum now.
G3. Now we suggest visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral. St. Paul’s Cathedral is the greatest work of England’s greatest architect sir Christopher Wren. The Cathedral is second in size only to St. Peter’s in Rome. Christopher Wren was buried there.
Now have a look at the Houses of Parliament. The Houses of Parliament are the seat of the British government. The Clock Tower in the Houses of Parliament is famous for its clock Big Ben. The man in charge of building was sir Benjamin Hall. This man was very tall and the workers and his friends called him Big Ben. So they called the bell Big Ben too.
G4. Now we are coming to Trafalgar Square. T. S. is in the centre of the West End of London. Trafalgar Square reminds us of Nelson’s victory at the battle of Trafalgar. T. S. was dasigned between 1829 and 1840 with Nelson’s column as a centrepiece. On the top of the column you can see the statue of Nelson. The four bronze lions at the base symbolize Nelson’s four victories. (at the cafe)
1 вед. Now dear friends, I think you are a bit hungry and tired. Let’s go to a cafe. (a dialogue in a cafe)
RT1: Where shall we sit?
RT2: Let’s sit over there near the window.
W: Can I help you?
RT1: Could you show us the menu, please?
W: Certainly. Here it is. Are you ready to order?
RT2: Yes, we’ll have fish and chips, please.
W: Anything else?
RT1: Yes, two ice-cream, please.
W: What will you have to drink?
RT1: I’ll have apple juice.
RT2: And I’ll have orange juice, please.
W: Here is your bill. That’ll be 4 pounds 25 pence. Please. Thank you.
RT1: Thank you, good-bye.
4 вед. We hope you are as fit as s fiddle now. Let’s go on enjoying London.
G5. There are a lot of parks and gardens in London. In Regent’s Park there is London Zoo. It is one of the biggest zoos in the world. There are elephants, giraffes, lions, tigers, foxes and monkeys there. There are also many birds in the zoo. The elephants have the biggest appetite. An elephant’s daily rations consist of hay, grass, cabbages, carrots, apples, potatoes, bread, vitamins, minerals and 100 litres of water.
G6. We are coming now to Westminster Abbey. W. A. is a historic building. It is a royal church. Here you can see the tomb of many British Kings and queens and other famous people. The Abbey was founded in the 11th century. Many of Great Britain’s famous men are buried in Westminster Abbey.
Now we are at Buckingham palace. It is the London home of the queen. When the flag is flying on the top she at home.
G7. And now we are coming to Hyde Park. It is the largest park in the West End of London. In the 19th century it became a popular place for public meetings.The park has Speaker’s corner where anyone can make a speech about anything they want. It is a very democratic park.
G8. We are now on Piccadilly Circus. It is a square in the central park of London. In the square you can see people of many nationalities. P. C. Is the meeting point of 6 streets. London’s famous restaurants and best-known theatres and cinemas are on Piccadilly Circus. I welcome you to the Royal Theatre. People get to the theatre by bus, by other palces of Britain. Here are some conversations that you can hear there.
1) In a taxi. (p.69)
A: A woman hired a taxi. It began to race a long, missing trams, cars, policemen. The woman was frightened.
W: Please, be careful. This is the first time I’ve ever ridden in a taxi.
T-dr.: All right. It is the first time. I’ve ever ridden in a taxi, too.
2) In a bus. (p.81)
A: There were no vacant seats in the bus, but as a good-looking woman entered, an old man near the door tried to rise, but she at once forced him back into his seat.
W: Thank you, but please, don’t do that. I can stand.
M: But madam, allow...
W: Don’t trouble yourself.
M: Madam, allow me to...
W: Oh, no, I can’t take your seat.
M: Madam, you have already carried me 3 blocks beyond my destination. I don’t care if you take my seat or not, but I wish to leave this bus.
3) On board the train. (p.79)
A: It was Sunday. The train was overcrowded. A man was looking for a seat in a carriage. Suddenly he saw a vacant seat. A small bag lay on that seat and a well-dressed man was sitting beside it.
M1: Is this seat vacant?
M2: No, it isn’t. It is occupied by my friend he will soon come. He has gone to buy cigarettes.
M1: We’ll, I’ll sit here till he comes.
A: Ten minutes passed.
M1: Your friend will miss the train.
A: The train started but nobody came.
M1: Your friend is late.
A: With these words he took the bag and threw it out of the window.
The well-dressed man tried to catch the bag but it was too late. It was his own bag and he had occupied the second seat because he wanted to be comfortable.
4) In the train. (p.73)
A: Two men talked in the train.
M1: Are you going to the perfomance with Milberry in the main role?
M1: Don’t go for I heard he is a very bad actor.
M2: I must go, I am Milberry.
5) At the theatre. (p.66)
L: Pardon me, sir, does my hat bother you?
G: No, but it bothers my wife, she wants one like it.
G8. Now you can watch a scene from the play “A terrible situation”.
Mr Green: Good evening, Mrs Brown.
Mrs Br.: Good evening, Mr Green.
Mr Gr.: Many happy returns! And here are some flowers and a present for you.
Mrs Br.: Oh, thank you very much! Feel at home.(Introducing Mr Green to Mr Smith)
Mr Green: Mr Smith.
Mrs Br.: Dear friends! Please, sit down and make yourself comfortable. You’ll hear a new song. (поет песню)
Mr Green: What a terrible voice. Do you know who she is.
Mr Smith: Yes, I do, she is my wife.
Mr Green: Oh, I’m so sorry. Actually, her voice isn’t at all bad. I wanted to say that the song was very bad.
Mr Smith: The others don’t seem to think so. Look around! They are applauding.
Mr Green: I always say what I think. The song is bad. Do you know who wrote those awful verses?
Mr Smith: It was me. I wrote the song.
Вед. Thank you our dear actors and actresses. Our competition is coming to an end. Let’s count the stars. Who is the winner? (to the teams). How many stars have you got? So, this team is the winner. Congratulations. We suppose you’ve enjoyed every minute of our meeting. Thank you. See you next time. Good-bye!