Travelling around London
The students will be able to: to teach pupils and learn facts about its geographical position, parts and resources, climate and weather. To develop pupil’s habits and skill of oral and writing speech, to develop pupil’s interests in learning foreign language.
The procedure of the lesson
I. Organization moment.
II. The checking up of the home task
III. Warm up
We start our trip to the United Kingdom of Great Britain. There are four countries in United Kingdom of Great Britain: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This countries are colored in different colors. The capital of England is London, the capital of Scotland is Edinburgh, the capital of Wales is Cardiff and the capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast.
IV. The presentation of New materials.
Students, today we are going to know about The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and we are going to learn facts about its geographical position, parts and resources, climate and weather.
Presentation 1. Here we can find some information about countries and their people.
England - 50,431,700 people. The country divides into regions.
Scotland - 5,094,800 people. The country divides into council areas.
Wales - 2,958,600 people. The country divides into unitary authorities.
Presentation 2. Do you know the history of London?
At the beginning of the 11th century England was already a big country and London was a very important city. In 1066 William the Conqueror and his people went to Normandy in France .William the Conqueror became King of England.
When did England become a great country?
Where did William the Conqueror come from?
Where did he live when he was a king?
Presentation 3. It is interesting to know…
…that Bloomsbury Square is one of the oldest in London. It is more than 300 years old. It is the literary part of the city.
…the British museum is very old. It was founded in 1753.
…that one of the oldest churches in London is St. Paul’s Сathedral.
…that one of the famous London theatres is the
The Royal Opera House or Covent Garden, is in the centre of the vegetable market.
Presentation 4. Work with new words (learn to read these proper names)
Great Britain The British Isles
Ireland The English Channel
The Strait of Dover The Irish Sea
The Thames The Severn
The United Kingdom The Atlantic Ocean
Presentation 5. Stop game.
The rules of this game are the following: I read you some texts about English-Speaking countries but I will not tell you the name of the country. Try to guess what country it is. If you ready to answer you can cry “STOP” and name the country. If the answer is right you’ll win two points. If the answer is wrong I continue my reading and the other team has right to answer. The team that will guess more countries wins.
1.This country is situated on a group of islands lying in the north-west part of the continent of Europe. It is an island state. It’s one of the world’s smallest countries. There are no high mountains, no very long river, and no great forest in this country. The head of the state is the Queen. This country consists of four parts. There you can meet people of different nationalities. (The United Kingdom of Great Britain)
2. This country is situated in the central part of the North American continent. It’s one of the most powerful and advanced countries in the world. It has the third largest population in the world. It’s a real melting pot. It is a highly developed industrial country. It is one of the richest countries in the world. It is washed by two oceans: the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. The head of the state is president. The second important language in the United States is Spanish. (The United States of America)
V. The practice of the lesson
Ex 1. Answer the question.
1. Which country consists of four parts having their own capitals?
2. Which of English-speaking countries has practically every kind of climate?
3. Where can you visit the Tower?
4. Who is the Queen of the United Kingdom nowadays?
5. What are the colours of Irish flag: orange, green and white; red, white and blue or red and white?
VI. The production of the lesson.
Ex 2. Read the text, page 109
Ex 3. Page 110. Match the words with translation
Use your dictionary to help you.
VII. Giving up of the home task.
Page 111 Ex 10.
Collect some important information about problems of the British Isles.
VIII. Marking. Saying “Good Bye!”
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