to develop pupils` speech and reading habits;
to revise the topical vocabulary;
to organize the using of the topical vocabulary in pupils` speech;
to develop pupils` ability to understand the authentic text;
If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house,
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation
There will be peace in the world.
Teacher: It is a Chinese proverb. It says that if there is harmony in your family, house, nation, we will be happy. And if there is order in one of the leading countries of the world, the USA, there will be peace in the world. Today we will talk about the USA, its history and its capital . Hello boys and girls! I`m glad to see you. We`ll have an unusual lesson today. I want you to imagine an excursion around Washington D.C. We are the group of tourists in the centre of the city, we have lost without guide. Let`s begin.
II The main part.
1p. - Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to the White House?
We have lost.
2p.- Are you Russian?
1p.- Oh, let me introduce myself… We would like to see the sights of this city but our guide is late. Can you help us?
2 p. –Yes, sure. I have a little time. Meet my friend…
3p.- How do you do?
1p. Fine, thank you.
3p.- Is it your first visit to America?
1p.- Yes, it is. The country is big and very interesting. We want to see the most famous sights of the capital.
2p.- Let`s go for a walk! Welcome to Washington, D.C.
4p.- I`m sorry, what do the letters D.C. in the name of Washington stand for?
3p.- They mean the District of Columbia.
5p. – What state are we in now?
3p. – We are not in a state. Washington is the capital of the country, it`s not in any state.
6p.- Can you tell me, is there any rivers?
2p. – Sure. The city is on the Potomac river. It`s very long and beautiful river.
7p.- Could you tell us why was the city called “Washington”?
2p. – Don`t you know the history of this city? Listen to me! (about Washington)
8p. – Thank you ! It was very interesting!
Look! What monument is over there?
9p. – I think it`s the Washington monument. I have read about it. It is 555 feet and looks like an Egyptian obelisk. It`s honours the “Father of the country” and the first President of the USA – George Washington.
3p. – You are right. It is called “the Pencil”. And which sights do you know else?
(The White House, the Congress, the Capitol, the Congress library, the Jefferson Memorial, the Linkoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution)
3p.- What do you know about Thomas Jefferson?
10p.- He was the man who wrote the most important document of the USA – the Declaration of Independence. It was signed on the 4.of July 1776.
2p.-Here you can see the Jefferson Memorial.
11p. – It`s a very beautiful place, surrounded by cherry trees.
12 p.- And what about President Lincoln?
3p.- There is the Lincoln Memorial, with a huge statue of Lincoln in the middle.
1p.- This Memorial looks like a Greek temple.
3p.- Yes, you are right. It has 36 columns, 1 for each state at the Lincoln`s time.
4p.- Excuse me, is there any government buildings?
2p.- Sure. Look over there – it`s the Capitol, where laws are passed. It is the highest building in this city.
5p.- It`s very interesting, but we`d like to see the White House.
6p.- I`ve heard that everybody can visit it.
2p.- If you really want to go inside, you have to plan it in advance and buy special tickets.
6p.-I did not know. But why?
3p.- Because the President and the first Lady live there. It`s their home and they need some peace and quiet.
7p.- I`m sorry but we have not time any more. We have to go to the bus station. Thank you for your excursion. It was very interesting.
(All of you – Thank you very much.)
III Teacher- Our excursion around Washington is over. And now we will summarize what we know about the capital of the USA – Washington. Open your books at page 139, ex 3.
1. Answer the questions.
Say if these statements are true, false or there is no information.
Washington stands on the River Thames.
Washington is not in any state.
D.C. stands for the District of Columbia.
Washington is named after the second President of the USA.
The District of Columbia is named after Christopher Columbus.
The Capitol is the tallest building in the city.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500 is the address of every American president.
The Jefferson Memorial can be seen from the White House.
Some foreign embassies are in Los Angeles.
The FBI building is in New York.
3. Complete the sentences.
4.We have forgotten one of the most wonderful sights of the Mall – the Smithsonian Institutions. Which museums does it have?
Match the names of the museums with the collections.
5.- I have a surprise for you . I want you to read the new information and say What have you learned today?
6.-Teacher – Do you know that …
George Washington was one of the richest Presidents.
His famous false teeth were made of hippopotamus teeth.
He was the first president to appear on a postage stamp.
His favorite vegetable was onion.
His favorite sports were horseback riding and fishing.
Teacher – Here are some interesting facts from Lincoln’s biography. Do you know that …
His favorite sports were wrestling and weightlifting.
He was the only President to patent an invitation.
He was the first President to wear a beard and did so at the request of an 11-year-old girl.
He was the first President depicted on a coin.
He loved home baked pies, especially those mailed to him by the woman of his hometown.
His famous quotation is “ It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.”
IV. The end. ( Итог урока. Рефлексия)
В завершение урока предлагается учащимся рефлексия на английском языке: Would you like to live in America or to visit it? And why?
V. Our lesson is over. I hope it was interesting for you. Thank you for your work. Have a nice day. Good by!
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