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Игры на английском языке в старших классах на основе страноведческого материала

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  • Great Britain. History

  1. When did the first men and women settle in Britain?

  2. What is the traditional name for the first inhabitants of Britain?

  3. Where was William the Conqueror crowned?

  4. Where is Magna Carta now?

  5. What war lasted from 1337 to 1453?

  6. What was the first record or register of all land-holdings called?

  7. What king was put on trial, found guilty and executed?

  8. What is the 1605 conspiracy to blow up Parliament at the opening session called?

  9. Who made himself Head of State, as Lord Protector?

  10. Where were Napoleon’s imperial dreams crushed by the English under Wellington?

  11. Who made himself the Head of the Church of England?

  12. How long did Queen Victoria reign?

  13. Where was the battle fought in which the Normans won?

  14. What islands did the British recapture from Argentina in 1982?


  1. 250,000 BC

  2. The Iberians

  3. In Westminster Abbey

  4. In the British Museum

  5. The Hundred Years’ War

  6. The Domesday Book

  7. Charles I

  8. The Gunpowder Plot

  9. Oliver Cromwell

  10. At Waterloo

  11. Henri VIII

  12. Sixty-four years

  13. Near the town of Hastings

  14. The Folkland Islands

  • Great Britain. Literature

  1. What Germanic folk epic is the earliest work of literaturWhe in English?

  2. What king is called the “Father of English Prose”?

  3. Who is the most popular hero of the English ballads?

  4. Who is the first English humanist of the Renaissance?

  5. Who is the father of English poetry?

  6. What is the first Shakespeare’s great tragedies?

  7. Who was the greatest satirist of the age of Enlightenment?

  8. What is the masterpiece of William Makepeace Thackeray?

  9. Whom do the British people “Our National Bard”, “The Bard of Avon”, call?

  10. Who is the main hero of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”?

  11. Who is considered the national poet of Scotland?

  12. What are the principal characters of Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion”?

  13. What book did Herbert Wells choose to send to Leo Tolstoy?

  14. Who is the author of “Hamlet”?


  1. Beowulf”

  2. Alfred the Great

  3. Robin Hood

  4. Thomas More

  5. Geoffrey Chaucer

  6. Romeo and Juliet”

  7. Jonathan Swift

  8. Vanity Fair”

  9. William Shakespeare

  10. Mowgli

  11. Robert Burns

  12. Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins

  13. The War of Worlds”

  14. William Shakespeare

  • Great Britain. Education and Culture

  1. What is the largest museum in G.B.?

  2. Who set up the first English printing press in Westminster?

  3. Who is the founder of the Royal Academy of Arts?

  4. What is the oldest public school in England?

  5. Who painted “Marriage a la Mode”?

  6. Where was the first university in England founded?

  7. Where does Royal Shakespeare Company perform?

  8. Where is the Poets’ Corner?

  9. Where does the Royal Opera House give performances?

  10. What theatre did Shakespeare write most of his plays for?

  11. Where was the second university of England formed?

  12. What group is responsible for the so-called “pop revolution” in the West?

  13. What was Benjamin Britten?

  14. What were the letters of the Anglo-Saxons called?


  1. The British Museum

  2. William Caxton

  3. Joshua Reynolds

  4. Eton

  5. William Hogarth

  6. At the town of Oxford

  7. At Stratford-on-Avon

  8. In Westminster Abbey

  9. At Covent Garden

  10. The Globe Theatre

  11. At Cambridge

  12. The Beatles

  13. A composer

  14. runes”

  • Great Britain. Famous People

  1. What is the name of the Archbishop of Canterbury murdered by four of the King’s knights?

  2. Who was the first to discover the “Dark Continent”?

  3. Who sailed round the world in 1577-80 and defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588?

  4. Who helped to annex Newfoundland in 1583 and Virginia in 1584 and whose expedition returned with a strange new luxury called tobacco?

  5. Name the great English explorer who reached the South Pole after Amundsen?

  6. Who discovered penicillin?

  7. Who discovered electromagnetic induction?

  8. Who defeated the combined French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar?

  9. What English poet was a philosopher and a painter?

  10. Who discovered Australia?

  11. Who was the first woman prime minister of Great Britain?

  12. Who is the author of the gravitation theory?

  13. With whose name is the revolution in natural science associated?

  14. What famous English architect planned and built St. Paul’s Cathedral?


  1. Thomas a Becket

  2. David Livingstone

  3. Sir Frances Drake

  4. Sir Walter Raleigh

  5. Captain Robert Scott

  6. Sir Alexander Fleming

  7. Michael Faraday

  8. Admiral Nelson

  9. William Blake

  10. Captain James Cook

  11. Margaret Thatcher

  12. Isaac Newton

  13. Charles Darwin

  14. Christopher Wren

  • The USA. History

  1. What was the first English settlement in North America?

  2. What tea party is a historical event?

  3. Who was the first President of the USA?

  4. What was the group of Puritans called who came to America in 1620?

  5. What name did the British give to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam?

  6. Who is believed to have sewn the first American flag?

  7. What was the number of the first English colonies in America?

  8. What was the price for Manhattan the Dutch traders paid to the Indians?

  9. How many lives were lost in the Civil War?

  10. What President was caught in the Watergate political scandal?

  11. How did Lincoln turn a political war into a moral one?

  12. When was the Declaration of Independence issued?

  13. Where was the Constitution of the USA worked out?

  14. What ship brought a group of English Protestants to America in 1620?



2.Boston Tea Party

3.George Washington

4.The Pilgrim Fathers

5.New York

6.Betsy Ross


8.about twenty-four dollars

9.over 600,000

10.Richard Nixon

11.he issued the Emancipation Proclamation

12.On July 4, 1776

13.in Philadelphia

14.the «Mayflower»

  • The USA. Literature

  1. Who is considered to be «The Father of American Literature»?

  2. Who wrote the story «The Old Man and the Sea»?

  3. Who was «An American Tragedy» written by?

  4. What American writer went to the Klondike during the goldrush as a gold miner?

  5. Who is known in Europe as «the American Walter Scott»?

  6. Who was the first chronicler of the English colonies?

  7. To whom did Abraham Lincoln once remark, “So you are the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war”?

  8. Who is the founder of the modern detective story?

  9. Who is the author of “Poor Richard’s Almanach”?

  10. What is the real name of Mark Twain?

  11. What is the pen-name of William Sidney Porter?

  12. Who is the author of the story “The Luck of the Roaring Camp”?

  13. Who is the author of the novel “The Martian Chronicles”?

  14. Who is the greatest pamphlet writer of the American Revolution?


1.Washington Irving

2.Ernest Hemingway

3.Theodore Dreiser

4.Jack London

5.James Fenimore Cooper

6.John Smith

7.to Harriet Beecher Stowe

8.Edgar Allan Poe

9.Benjamin Franklin

10.Samuel Langhorne Clemens


12.Francis Bret Harte

13.Ray Bradbury

14.Thomas Paine

  • The USA. Education, Culture, Science

  1. Who is the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty?

  2. What is the national anthem of the USA?

  3. Where is the Sleeping Beauty’s Castle situated?

  4. How many patents are attributed to Thomas Edison?

  5. Who is the founder of the University of Virginia?

  6. What was the first American University?

  7. What is the famous library in Washington?

  8. What did George Eastman call his camera?

  9. During the term of Martin Van Buren a very common American expression came into usage. What is it?

  10. What memorial is built in honour of the 16th President of the USA?

  11. What is the second name of the Washington memorial?

  12. Who is the unchallenged “King” of rock-and-roll?

  13. Who is the Father of the telephone?

  14. What is the centre of the cinema production in the USA?


1. Frederic Bartholdi

2. the Star-Spangled Banner

3. in Disneyland

4. over 1000

5. Thomas Jefferson

6. Harvard College

7. the Library of Congress

8. Number One Kodak

9. O’K

10. the Lincoln Memorial

11.”the pencil”

12. Elvis Presley

13. Alexander Graham Bell

14. Hollywood

  • The USA. Famous people

  1. Who is considered to be the “Father of His Country?”

  2. Who created the best animated cartoons in the USA?

  3. Who was the American Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in Western Europe during World War 2?

  4. Who delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963?

  5. Which of the US Presidents was a Hollywood actor?

  6. Who is the 42nd President of the USA?

  7. Who became the South’s most famous hero?

  8. Who is traditionally thought to be the discoverer of America?

  9. What President was assassinated in Dallas?

  10. Who gave his name to America?

  11. Who is the First Lady of the USA nowadays?

  12. Who is the present Vice-President?

  13. Who is considered to be the Father of the Continental Congress?

  14. Who is considered to be the Father of American History?


1. George Washington

2. Walt Disney

3. Dwight David Eisenhower

4. Martin Luther King

5. Ronald Reagan

6. Bill Clinton

7. Robert E.Lee

8. Christopher Columbus

9. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

10. Amerigo Vespucci

11. Hillary Clinton

12. Al Gore

13. Benjamin Franklin

14. William Bradford

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