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План урока английского языка на тему "The Man and His Work. A. G. Bell." 9 класс

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Teacher Name: Irina Leonova


This Lesson is based on the unit’s topic «Fascination and Challenge: The World of Science and Technology» using the technology of critical thinking through reading and writing. It provides students with opportunities to learn about A. Bell and his greatest invention and to discuss the role of the telephone in or lives. Students will practise their speaking, reading and listening skills as well as their vocabulary and discussion skills

Topic: The Man and His Work. A. G. Bell.

Students: 8th grade students, ages 13–14 with ability level B1 (intermediate)


-Student’s Book English VIII by O.V. Afanasyeva, I.V. Mikheeva;

- reading text entitled ‘The Man and his work’ (see text on pages 145-146); Worksheet 2

- a short film/cartoon- Internet links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM9Q7fna5aQ –the invention of the telephone


- to practice listening skills;

- to practice reading skills;

- to practice speaking skills;


Stage, Aim



3 min

Lead in

To prepare for the lesson



To draw students curiosity and their attention towards the skills.

To bring students to the topic indirectly through watching the cartoon called ‘”The Invention of the Telephone” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM9Q7fna5aQ

In this video students are talking about A. Bell and his invention.

What will be the topic of our lesson? Why do you think so?



7 min


Brain storming


To create interest to the topic and practicing vocabulary

Thin and Thick Question” Method

To predict

Write the word ‘telephone’ on the board. Ask the students answer the question: What for do we use a telephone? Allow them to guess and give their answers. The students may give many different answers. Write the word combinations on the board and fill in the spider gram. Some of the ideas could be: to make calls, to listen to music, to play, etc.

The Telephone

the th century

But today we are going to learn some new facts about this invention.

Before we start reading the text about the telephone’s inventor, I would like you to ask questions about information we are going to look for. (Worksheet Task1)


Pair work

7 min

Realization of meaning

Reading for gist

5-W” Method

Discussing the facts from the table in groups

Now you are going to read the text about Alexander Graham Bell and find the answers to these questions.

You have to fill in the table. I want you to work in groups of 3 or 4 to find out the information needed (Worksheet Task2)

What main facts have you found?

Group work

10 min

Reading for details


Discussing the information, retelling the text based on questions

Now you have 10 minutes to read this text more attentively to mark the information.

As for me. I didn’t know that …

I knew that …

I would like to know…

I don’t agree that …

Students check the table with thin and thick questions; add the information and the questions.


Group work

7 min


To summarize the information in a creative form

Writing and reading aloud a “Cinquain”

Your work and answers are brilliant. Try to express the topic of our lesson in a form of Cinquain.

Group work

5 min


To give feedback on the different activities the students had.

Answer my questions,

How useful were the activities? Which activity did you like the most and why? Which

activity did you like the least and why?


1 min

Home task

Your home assignment is to prepare a story, an essay or a Power Point Presentation (5-7 slides) about the invention of the telephone based on the questions and our Cluster.


Students Worksheet 1

Task 1

Before you read the text, decide what thin and thick question you are going to ask and write them down. Work in pairs.

Thin questions

Thick questions



Where and when…






Task 2

Fill in the table. Find out the main facts from the text.






Task 3 Read the text and mark the information using the following signs: INSERT-

I- interactive

N- notion

S- system

E- effective

R- reading

T- thinking





You should put a tick if you knew this fact before.

New information

Thought differently

Don’t understand, have questions

Task 4

Now I want you to write a short poem about the telephone invention. It`s called a “Cinquain” (from French “5”). The rules of its writing are:

The first line - one word (usually a noun) - the topic

The second line - two adjectives (to describe the topic)

The third line - three verbs (to name the actions)

The forth - four words (to describe your personal attitude to the topic)

The fifth line - the synonym of the topic

Worksheet 2hello_html_1c69f45b.gif

The Man and His Work

Born in Scotland, Alexander Graham Bell spent his youth in England. His grandfather and father were elocution teachers. While the family lived in England, the parents moved in scientific circles, where experiments were being carried out on the human voice. Alexander and his brother became interested in the subject. They made a puppet with throat organs based on those of the human being and experimented with reproducing the human voice. Alexander became interested, too, in experimenting with a multiple telegraph that could send more than one message at a time. It was through his interest in this field that he invented the telephone years later.

After graduating from the University of London, Alexander was a teacher of the deaf. The family moved to America where Alexander's father had been asked to read lectures. They emigrated to Canada and settled in Ontario. Within a few months, Alexander accepted a teaching position with the Boston School for the Deaf and left for Massachusetts.

In the course of his efforts to perfect a multiple telegraph, Bell had invented a little machine that he had used in teaching the deaf. It was a cylinder with a membrane stretched across one end and a stylus (a thin stick) attached to the membrane. When someone spoke into a cylinder, the membrane vibrated and the stylus traced a zigzag line on smoked glass. This little machine that he called the phonautograph, gave him a key to the invention of the telephone. http://im1-tub-ru.yandex.net/i?id=83df5667ad7d89e2664aeb7ad6e051fb-67-144&n=21

Bell took on an assistant, Thomas A. Watson, who knew about electricity a lot more than Bell did. The two men were working on the multiple telegraph, when Bell's idea for the telephone came to him.

In 1876 when Bell showed his first model of the telephone, it was still a rather simple instrument. This was the year of the Centennial that celebrated the first hundred years of progress in the United States. To celebrate the event they organized a big exhibition in Philadelphia. Bell, who thought that his invention wasn't quite ready, rather reluctantly agreed to exhibit it. The telephone receiver was connected with the transmitter across the room.

One of the distinguished guests, the Emperor of Brazil, asked Bell to demonstrate his machine. Leaving the Emperor at the receiver the inventor went to the transmitter on the other side of the room and started reciting Hamlet's monologue "To be or not to be" into it. The shocked and amazed Emperor soon rushed to Bell with the tails of his formal coat flapping. "It talks," he cried. The other judges gathered about and took turns listening. Bell's invention was immediately called the greatest of the time. Alexander Graham Bell received the Centennial prize awards for both the multiple telegraph and the telephone. In his memoirs Bell wrote: "I went to bed, the night before, an unknown man, and awoke to find myself famous.

New words:

  1. elocution - риторика,

  2. to carry out – проводить,

  3. the Centennial - столетие Дня независимости, 

  4. distinguished – важный

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This Lesson is based on the unit’s topic «Fascination and Challenge: The World of Science and Technology» using the technology of critical thinking through reading and writing. It provides students with opportunities to learn about A. Bell and his greatest invention and to discuss the role of the telephone in or lives. Students will practise their speaking, reading and listening skills as well as their vocabulary and discussion skills

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