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Предметная неделя английского языка

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1. Праздник алфавита (1-4 классы).

2. Инсценирование сказок (1-4 классы).

3. Знакомство со страной изучаемого языка (1-4 классы).

4. My favorite books (проекты о жизни М.Твена и Ч. Диккенса) (6-8 классы).

5. Инсценировка произведений М.Твена и Ч. Диккенса.

6. English humor, Riddles, Puzzles (5-11 классы).

7. Страноведческая викторина. «Some facts about Ehgland and USA» (6-9 классы).

8. Конкурс английской песни (все классы).

9. Литературная гостиная (11 класс).

10. Конкурс газет (6-8 классы).

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1. Праздник алфавита

(Начальные классы)

На праздник приглашаются учителя и родители. Все предлагаемые игры должны быть знакомы детям, иначе на ознакомление с ними уйдет много времени. В празднике могут принимать участие как две группы одного класса, так и параллельные классы.

Сценарий праздника

Выходят 26 учеников. У каждого прикреплена на груди одна буква алфавита, а в руках – предмет, игрушка или картинка, о которой он будет говорить. Каждый из учеников говорит о своей букве, показывая предмет, игрушку или картинку, о которых он упоминает.

Letter A

A is for Apples and Apple-trees.

You can see apples on apple-tress.

Letter B

B is for Books and Bookcase.

I have many books in my bookcase.

Letter C

C is for Cat. My cat is grey,

And with me it likes to play.

Letter D

D is for Dog and for Doggy.

I have a dog, not a doggy.

Letter E.

E is for Eight and for Eleven

How much is eight and eleven?

Letter F

F is for Flowers: red and blue,

White and yellow and rosy, too.

Letter G

G is for Girl, and also for Garden

I see a girl going to the garden.

Letter H

H is for Hand. I have two hands.

This is the way I clap my hands.

Letter I

I is for I. I'm a boy, and I'm ten.

I like to play with my brother Ben.

Letter J

J is for Jam. This is apple jam.

Jimmy likes it, and so does Sam.

Letter K

K is for Kite. Kate has a kite.

It is little, and it is white.

Letter L

L is for Letter. This letter is for me.

It is from my sister, as you can see.

Letter M

M is for May and for May Day,

For March and for Mother's Day.

Letter N

N is for Nine, Ninety and Ninety-nine.

Children, how much is ninety and nine?

Letter O

O is for One. One and two is three.

Three little cats are in a tree.

Letter P

P is for Pencils. With them I can draw:

A red pen, a green tree or a blue door.

Letter Q

Q is for Questions: How are you?

How old are you? And How do you do?

Letter R

R is for Red. Many things are red.

What can be red? Do you know, Fred?

Letter S

S is for Street. This is my street.

There are a lot of trees in my street.

Letter T

T is for Tick and for Tock.

Tick-tock”, says the clock.


Letter U

U is for Under, but not for At.

I'm under the tree”, says Pat.

Letter V

V is in Five and also in Seven,

It is in Twelve and in Eleven.

Letter W

W is for Winter when it is cold.

But I like winter and I like cold.

Letter X

X is in Six. Let’s count up to six!

One, two, three, four, five, six!

Letter Y

Y is for a Yard where children play.

They play in the yard every day.

Letter Z

Z is for the Zoo. Let’s go to the Zoo.

I like to go to the Zoo. And you?

Teacher: Now let’s sing the song. The ABC.

The ABC

ABCDEFG

HIJKLMNOP

QRSTUVW

QRSTUVW

XYZ

XYZ

Now we know the alphabet.

Учащимся предлагаются несколько конкурсов.


1 конкурс

Соедини последовательно и произнеси следующие числа:

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2 конкурс

На какой цветок прилетят эти пчелы?

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Цветы и пчелы вырезаны из цветной бумаги. Количество цветов и пчел учитель определяет сам.

3 конкурс

Кто знает больше английских слов? Конкурс проводится с мячом.


4 конкурс

Зачеркни лишние звуки в каждом треугольнике.

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5 конкурс

С какого звука начинается слово?

Учитель говорит слово, а дети находят карточку со звуком и произносят его.

Конкурсы учитель подбирает сам, опираясь на пройденный материал, отрабатывая изученную лексику.

Приведем еще несколько примеров конкурсов.

Эстафета «Алфавит»

Учащиеся делятся на две команды. Напротив каждой команды стол с разложенными в произвольном порядке карточками (буквы алфавита). По сигналу учителя первые участники команд добегают до своих столов, находят карточку с буквой А, откладывают отдельно и бегут назад. Вторые находят В, кладут рядом с А и т.д. Выигрывает та команда, которая быстро и правильно расставит буквы в алфавитном порядке.

Каждая буква должна поймать свою рыбку.

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2. Инсценировка сказок

Cinderella

Characters:

Stepmother

Pat

Liz

Cinderella

Postman

Stepmother: We’ll go to the ball today. What shall we wear, I wonder? We haven’t got new clothes. And I want some new clothes for the ball. I want a party dress.

Pat: And me, too. I want a beautiful white evening dress. And I want a blue hat and white shoes.

Liz: And me, too. I want a beautiful blue evening dress, blue shoes and a white hat.

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Stepmother:

Pat: You?..

Liz:

Cinderella: Yes, me.

Stepmother: You can’t go to the ball.

Pat: No, you can’t go to the ball.

Liz: No, you can’t go to the ball.

Postman: Oh yes, she can look here. The invitation card says: “To Lord Basil and Lady Sybil and their three daughters. “So she can go to the ball”.

Stepmother: Oh, no she can’t.

Postman: Oh yes, she can.

Pat and Liz: Oh, no, she can’t.

Stepmother: Oh yes, she can.

Pat and Liz: What?

Stepmother: Yes, she can go to the ball. Of course she can. Thank you, postman. You have a very busy day today. Goodbye, postman. Cinderella, you can go to the ball. But first there’s some work for you to do. Make beds, go to the shop and buy food and drink, make tea, wash my clothes…

Liz: Wash my clothes.

Pat: And my clothes!

Liz: Wash my dress!

Pat: And my dress!

Liz: My stockings!

Pat: My socks!

Stepmother: And only then can you make your dress for the ball. And then you can go to the ball.

Cinderella: Oh no! I can’t do all that today! How can I go to the ball now?!

Puff-The-Ball Wants To Have Friends

Characters:

Story-teller

Puff-the-Ball

Cat

Dog

Hare

Frog

Story-teller: Puff-the-Ball hasn’t got parents. He wants to have friends. One day he goes out to look for friends. He walks on and on. He sees a Cat.

Puff-the-Ball: Hello, Pussy. I’m looking for a friend. Do you want to be my friend?

Cat: Of course. Please, take me with you.

Puff-the-Ball: With great pleasure. I want to have a friend. Come with me.

Story-teller: So Puff-the-Ball and Pussy-the-Cat walk on and on. Then they see a little Dog.

Dog: Hi! Are you looking for a friend? You are two and I’m alone. Please take me with you.

Puff-the-Ball: And who are you?

Dog: I’m Rex-the-Dog.

Cat: OK. Come with us. We want to have a friend, too. Puff-the-Ball, Pussy-the-Cat and Rex-the Dog walk on, and on, and on. Soon they see a Hare.

Hare: Hi! Are you looking for a friend? You are there and I’m alone. Please, take me with you. I want to be your friend.

Puff-the-Ball: And who are you?

Hare: I’m Jack-the-Hare.

Dog: Then come with us. We want to have a friend, too.

Story-teller: So Puff-the-Ball, Pussy-the-Cat, Rex-the-Dog and Jack-the-Hare walk on, and on, and on. Soon they see a Frog.

Frog: Hello! Are you looking for a friend? Please, take me with you. You are four and I’m alone.

Cat: And who are you?

Frog: I am Flop-the-Frog. I want to be your friend, too.

Story-teller: So Puff-the-Ball, Pussy-the-Cat, Rex-the-Dog, Jack-the-Hare and Flop-the-Frog walk on, and on, and on. Soon they come to a nice house. Puff-the-Ball: Look! What a nice house. The house is very big. We can all live in this house.

Pussy-the-Cat: OK.

Rex-the-Dog: Good.

Jack-the-Hare: Very good.

Flop-the-Frog: Very, very good.

Story-teller: Now Puff-the-Ball has got four friends: Pussy-the-Cat, Rex-the-Dog, Jack-the-Hare, Flop-the-Frog and now they are living happily in this nice big house.

How the Tail of the Fox Became White

The Bear

The Wolf

The Fox The Old Woman

The Cocks The Story-teller

The Hens

Scene I

(An Old Woman walks slowly across the stage She has a stick in her hand)

Story-teller: Once upon a time there was an old woman, who had a large farm. She had many cows, sheep, pigs and chickens. She had to take care of her animals and do all the housework. This was too much for her, so one day she went to find someone to help her.

(The Story-teller goes off. The Old Woman appears from the right, the Bear – from the left).

Bear: Where are you going, lady?

Old Woman: I’m looking for someone to take care of my cows, sheep, and pigs.

Bear: Ah! That’s just the work for me. I have wanted to find that kind of work for a long time.

Old Woman: Oh? I’m glad. Will you help me? But can you call the sheep to come home?

Bear: Yes, yes, just listen. (He calls loudly). Ouff! Ouff!

Old Woman (sadly): No, no, you will never do. Your voice will frighten all the sheep in the country. They will never come home.

(She goes to the left and the Bear – to the right. In a few seconds she appears again and meets the Wolf).

Wolf: Where are you going, lady?

Old Woman: I’m looking for someone to take care of my cows, sheep and pigs.

Wolf: Why not take me? That’s just the work for me.

Old Woman: Do you know how to call animals?

Wolf: Oh, yes, just listen. Ow-w-w! Ow-w-w!

Old Woman: Oh, you will not do, your voice is so unpleasant that my cows will never come home.

(They part. Soon the woman enters again. The Fox follows her).

Fox (very politely): Where are you going, my good woman?

Old Woman: I’m looking for someone to take care of my animals.

Fox (happily): Ah! That’s just the work for me. My voice is very soft, and the animals will come at once when I call them.

Old Woman: Let me hear you call them.

Fox: Certainly. Tum-ta-ta. Tum-ta-ta!

Old Woman: That’s very good, indeed. I’ll take you. (They go out).

Scene II

(A room in the Old Woman’s house)

Story-teller: All went well for a few days. In the morning the Fox drove the sheep and cows to the field. He fed the pigs and looked after the ducks and chickens. But one morning the Old Woman missed her little black pig.

Old Woman (with a broom in her hand): Where is my little black pig, Mr. Fox?

Fox: He is out in the field. He will soon come home.

Old Woman: And where is the old black hen and her little chickens?

Fox: Oh, she found a new nest down by the river. (The woman goes out).

Story-teller: Now imagine you are looking at the yard behind the Old Woman’s house. There is a can of milk in the yard. The cocks and hens are eating corn. The Fox comes in and tries the to catch a hen.

Cocks and Hens (running about): Chuck-chuck-chuck! Ca-darcut! Ca-darcut!

(The Fox catches a hen. The woman comes back with a broom in her hands. She sees the Fox with a hen in his month).

Old Woman: You are a cruel fox! You’re a thief! (She throws the broom at him). You ate my little black pig and my old black hen and her chickens. Shame on you!

(The Fox tries to run away but upset a full can of milk).

Story-teller: Look at the Fox! The tip of his tail has touched the milk on the ground and it has become white.

(The Fox runs away).

Story-teller: The Fox ran off into the forest as fast as he could; and to this day the tip of a fox’s tail is always white.

The Little Round Bun

(Колобок)

Characters:

Story-teller

Old man

Old woman

Little Round Bun

Rabbit

Wolf

Bear

Fox

Story-teller: Once upon a time there lived an old man and an old woman who were very poor. And they kept getting poorer and poorer till there was nothing left to eat in the house, not even bread.

Old man: Do bake us a bun, old woman! If you scrape out the flour box and sweep out the bin, you’ll have enough flour.

Old woman: I am trying.

Story-teller: So the old woman scraped out the flour-box and swept out the bin, she made some dough and she shaped a little round bun out of it. She baked the bun and put it on the window sill to cool. But the bun jumped out of the window and onto the bench outside, and from the bench onto the ground, and away it rolled a long the road! On and on it rolled, and it met a Rabbit.

Rabbit: I’m going to eat you up, Little Round Bun!

Little Round Bun: Don’t do that, Fleet-Feet, let me sing you a song instead.

Rabbit: All right, let’s hear it!

Little Round Bun: Here it is!

I was scraped from the flour-box

And swept from the bin

And baked in the oven

And cooled on the sill.

I run away from Grandpa,

I run away from Grandma,

And I’ll run away from you, this minute I will”.

Story-teller: And off it rolled and away! By and by it met a Wolf coming to ward it.

Wolf: I’m going to eat you up, Little Round Bun!

Little Round Bun: Don’t to that, Brother Wolf, let me sing you a song instead.

Wolf: All right, let’s hear it!

(Round Bun sings a song).

Story-teller: And off it rolled and away! By and by it met a Bear coming to ward it.

Bear: I’m going to eat you up, Little Round Bun!

Little Round Bun: Don’t do that, Brother Bear, I’ll sing you a song instead.

Bear: All right, let’s hear it!

(Round Bun sings a song)

Story-teller: And off it rolled and away! By and by it met a Fox coming toward it.

Fox: I’m going to eat you up, Little Round Bun!

Little Round Bun: Don’t do that, Sister Fox, I’ll sing you a song instead.

Fox: All right, let’s hear it!

(Round Bun sings a song)

Fox: Sing some more, please, don’t stop! Hap onto my tongue, so I can hear you better.

Story-teller: Little Round Bun jumped onto the Fox’s tongue and began to sing:

Little Round Bun: “I was scraped from the flour-box

And swept from the bin –“.

Story-teller: But before it could go on, the Fox opened her mouth and – snap! – she gobbled it up.

Tom does not want to go to school

(After “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by M. Twain).

Characters:

Story-teller

Tom

Sid, his younger brother

Aunt Polly

Mary, a servant

Story-teller: Look! This is Tom. He is doing his lessons, he is reading a book. Near, you can see his brother Sid. Sid is drawing something.

(Tom drops his book, stands up and goes up and down on the stage. Then he stops, thinks a little and smiles; then the expression on his face changes as if he had an awful toothache).

Tom: Sid, oh, Sid.

Sid (continuing to draw): Yes?

Tom: Oh, Si-i-id…

Sid (getting up and coming up to Tom): Tom! I say, Tom!

Tom (turning away from Sid): O-o-oh! (Looks at the public, he wants to say he has no toothache at all).

Sid: What is the matter, Tom?

(He shakes him and tries to look into his face).

Tom: Oh, don’t Sid. Don’t shake me!

Sid: Why? What is the matter Tom? I shall call Aunt Polly.

Tom: I forgive you everything, Sid. When I am dead…

Sid: Oh, Tom, you are not dying!

Tom: I forgive everybody, Sid. Tell them so.

(Sid runs away for Aunt Polly. Tom quite changes. He stops groaning, he even whistles, then he hears steps).

Sid: Oh, Aunt Polly, come! Tom is dying!

Aunt Polly: Dying?

Sid: Yes come quick!

Aunt Polly: Nonsence, I don’t believe it. (She comes up to Tom). You, Tom! Tom, what is the matter with you, child?

Tom: Oh, Auntie, my tooth aches awfully.

Aunt Polly: Your tooth? And what is the matter with your tooth?

Tom: It is loose and aches awfully.

Aunt Polly: Sit down. (Tom sits down with his face to the public). Open your mouth. Well, you are right. Your tooth is really loose. Mary!

(Aunt Polly calls her servant Mary, who enters).

Mary: Yes, Mam?

Aunt Polly: Please, bring a thread and a candle.

Mary: All right, Mam

(Tom gets up quickly).

Tom: Oh, please, Aunt, don’t pull it out. It doesn’t hurt me now. I shall go to school!

(He tries to gather his books and note books and put them into his bag).

Aunt Polly: Oh, Tom, so all this was because you didn’t want to go to school.

Mary (holding a candle and a thread). Here they are, Mam.

Aunt Polly: Sit down, Tom.

(Tom obeys unwillingly. He takes out a cork or a piece of chalk with a thread and puts it into his mouth. He does it quite secretly. Mary ties threads together and then ties one of the thread to the table or a chair. All this done in such a way that the public can see everything. Then Aunt Polly lights the candles and suddenly thrusts it almost into Tom’s face. He cries and all the public can see Tom’s “tooth”.

The Hen and the Rose

(by Beatrix Potter)

Characters:

Story-teller

Sun

Rose

Wind

Bird

Hen

(Действие происходит в красивом саду)

Story-teller: There was a beautiful rose in a garden. Every morning she looked at the sun and smiled. But one morning the sun was surprised to see that the rose looked sad.

Sun: Dear Rose, why do you look so sad?

Rose: I’m so unhappy because a worm is eating my leaves.

Sun: I’ll not shine until Rose is happy.

Story-teller: So he hid behind a cloud. The wind came along.

Wind: Father Sun, why are you not shining today.

Sun: Rose is so unhappy. A worm is eating her leaves.

Wind: I’m so sorry for Rose. I won’t blow until Rose is happy.

Story-teller: A bird was surprised when the wind stopped blowing.

Bird: Mr. Wind, why have you stopped blowing?

Wind: Rose is so unhappy. A worm is eating her leaves.

Bird: I will not sing.

Story-teller: The bird met a hen.

Hen: Why do you look so sad?

Bird: Rose is so unhappy. A worm is eating her leaves.

Hen: I can help her. Come with me.

Story-teller: The hen found the worm and ate it.

Hen: See, how I have helped the Rose and had breakfast.




3. Знакомство со страной изучаемого языка

Проводится в классах, которые первый год изучают английский язык.

Подготавливают и проводят это мероприятие ученики старших классов. Идеально было бы, чтобы в этом участвовали ученики из разных классов: 6-х, 7-х, 8-х и т.д.

Наглядный материал: карта Великобритании, картинки с основными достопримечательностями Великобритании, картинки по теме «Лондон» и т.д.

Ход мероприятия

Ведущий (1): Здравствуйте, друзья!

Ведущая (2): Hello, friends!

1: Поздравляем вас! В этом году вы начали изучать английский язык и, наверное, уже знаете несколько слов на английском языке. Какие английские слова вы знаете?

2: Знание иностранного языка является очень важным в нашей жизни. Английский язык является одним из самых распространенных языков в мире!

1: Мы же хотим сегодня с вами немного попутешествовать по стране, в которой английский язык – это родной язык.

2: Можно даже сказать, что эта страна является родиной английского языка. Эта страна называется:

1 и 2 (вместе): Англия.

1: Итак, начнем.

2: Lets start.

(на доске висит карта Великобритании)

К доске выходит ученик в мантии и в шапочке с кисточкой.

Ведущие представляют ученика, говорят, что такие шапочки и мантии получают выпускники английских школ и университетов.

Ученик, вышедший к доске, рассказывает о географическом положении Великобритании:

Великобритания – это очень большой остров, который входит в состав Британских островов (The British Isles).

Официальное название государства Соединенное Королевство Великобритании и Северной Ирландии. В состав Великобритании входит несколько стран: Англия, Шотландия, Северная Ирландия и Уэльс. Каждая страна имеет свою столицу, т.е. самый главный город страны.

В Англии – самый главный город – Лондон (London).

В Шотландии – столица Эдинбург (Edinburgh).

В Уэльсе – Кардиф (Cardiff).

В Ирландии – Белфаст (Belfast).

Каждая страна имеет также свой символ:

В Англии – это роза (the rose).

В Ирландии – это трилистник (the shamrock).

В Шотландии – чертополох (the thistle).

В Уэльсе – нарцисс (the daffodil).

Ведущий (1): Спасибо большое за интересный рассказ. Thank you very much.

Ведущая (2): А давай проверим, что запомнили ребята из этого сообщения. Ну-ка, расскажите, что вы узнали о Великобритании.

1: Давайте прогуляемся по Лондону и познакомимся с его основными достопримечательностями.

(На доске – картинки по теме «Лондон» и флаг Англии)

2: Вот один из символов Соединенного Королевства – флаг. Англичане называют его the Union Jack. А можете ли Вы назвать по-английски цвета этого флага? (red, white, blue).

1: Если государство называется королевством – значит там правит король?

2: Сейчас послушаем наших гостей и все узнаем.

(Выходят несколько учеников).

1 ученик: Англия относится к государствам, где еще сохранились короли, королевы, принцы и принцессы. Елизавета II является королевой Англии уже на протяжении многих лет.

2 ученик: Однако, власть королевы не безгранична. Парламент осуществляет правление государством. Парламент – это место, где министры и прочие высокопоставленные чиновники принимают законы. Английский Парламент (The House of Parliament) расположен на берегу реки Темзы. На башне здания Парламента расположены известные на весь мир часы (Big Ben).

3 ученик: А вот один из дворцов, где живет английская королева – Букингемский дворец. Во дворце 600 комнат. Около 700 человек следят за порядком во дворце.

4 ученик: Одним из самых старых и страшных мест Лондона является Лондонский Тауэр. Раньше это была и крепость, и дворец. Но свою страшную славу Тауэр приобрел как самая ужасная тюрьма в Лондоне. На протяжении многих веков там побывали в заключении тысячи людей: это были и опасные преступники, и заговорщики, а также принцы, принцессы, короли и королевы. Как правило, узников Тауэра ждала смертная казнь. Существует множество легенд, что и по сей день в Тауэре обитают привидения. Сейчас Тауэр является музеем и главной достопримечательностью Лондона. Сотни туристов приезжают каждый год, чтобы полюбоваться сокровищами, которые находятся в Палате драгоценностей в Тауэре (в ней выставляются драгоценности, которые королева надевает во время официальных церемоний, в том числе и королевская корона). А в Белой Башне (The White Tower) находится богатейшая коллекция оружия.

5 ученик: Здесь можно увидеть средневековую камеру пыток. Так как на протяжении многих веков в Тауэре казнили людей, то там с незапамятных времен живут вороны. Сейчас уже, конечно, в Тауэре нет смертников, но вороны живут там и по сей день. За ними ухаживают специальные работники Тауэра. Так как существует легенда: Тауэр стоит, пока там живут вороны, а пока стоит Тауэр, будет стоять и Англия.

6 ученик: А это здание с остроконечными башнями – Вестминстерское аббатство. Это одна из главных церквей Англии. Именно здесь коронуются английские короли и королевы.

Ведущий (1): Большое спасибо ребятам за небольшую экскурсию по Лондону. Thank you very much.

Ведущая (2): Со временем вы познакомитесь поближе не только с этими достопримечательностями, а также со многими другими. Узнаете много нового и интересного об Англии.

1: А знаете ли Вы, что Винни-Пух тоже житель Англии?

2: А кто же придумал этого забавного сказочного героя, вы знаете, ребята?

1: В Англии также жил писатель Льюс Кэрролл, который написал книгу о приключениях Алисы в Стране Чудес.

2: А также Артур Конан Дойль – автор рассказов о знаменитом сыщике Шерлоке Холмсе.

1: Да, нужно много времени, чтобы перечислить всех известных людей и персонажей, которые жили в Англии.

2: А вы, ребята, может быть, уже знаете английские стихи и песни? Расскажите нам, пожалуйста.

(Дети рассказывают стихи, поют английские песни).

1: Какие вы молодцы! Ведь вы только недавно начали изучать английский язык, а уже знаете столько песен и стихов.

2: Мы надеемся, что и в дальнейшем вы будете также успешно изучать английский язык, и этот предмет будет одним из самых любимых предметов в школе.

1: Желаем удачи! Good luck!

2: До свидания! Good bye!

Здесь приведен лишь примерный сценарий мероприятия. Учитель может спланировать праздник в зависимости от наличия учебного, раздаточного, занимательного материала, а также интересов учащихся.


4. My favorite books (проекты о жизни М.Твена и

Ч. Диккенса) (6-8 классы).

Учащиеся подготавливают материал об английском и аме-риканском писателях М.Твене и Ч. Диккенсе.

Учащимся предлагается написать сочинение на тему “My Favorite Book” (“Is it important to read books?” “What book can you advice to read your friends? Why?”).

Каждый класс может подготовить газету “Our Favorite Books”.

Например, газеты на тему: “The Life and Literary of Charles Dickens”, “The Life and Literary of Mark Twain”. Газеты могут содержать биографии авторов, портреты известных литературных героев из их произведений, конкурсы и кроссворды по жизни и творчеству этих писателей.

Так в газету о Марке Твене можно включить несколько смешных историй из его жизни.

Once Mark Twain was fishing. A stranger came along and asked him, “Any luck? How many fish have you caught?”

I caught fifteen trout yesterday”, Mark Twain said.

Is that so?” said the stranger. “Well, do you know who I am?”

No”, said Mark Twain.

Well, I am the fishing inspector of this place and this is the wrong season to caught trout”, answered the stranger.

Mark Twain thought a while. Then he said, “By the way, do you know who I am?”

No”, replied the fishing inspector.

Well, I am the biggest liar in this place”, said Mark Twain.

Mark Twain often received letters and photos Srom men who had been told that they looked like him. One was from Florida and the man in the photo was so much like Mark Twain that the writer answered him:

My dear sir! I thank you very much for your letter and photo. We are so like each other that I am sure that if you stood before me in a mirror less frame, I could shave by looking at you”.

Mark Twain was a quest of honour at a party which went to listen to an opera. His hostess talked all the time during the performance and greatly irritated the writer. Towards the end of the performance, she turned to him and said “Oh, my dear Mr. Clemens, I want you so much to be with us next Friday evening.

I’m certain you will like it – the opera will be “Tosca”, “Charmed I’m sure”, replied Mark Twain. “I’ve never heard you in that”.

Mark Twain, the famous American writer, was traveling in France. Once he was going by train to Dijon. That afternoon he was very tired and wanted to sleep. He therefore asked the conductor to wake him up when they came to Dijon. But first he explained that he was a very heavy sleeper. “I’ll probably protest loudly when you try to wake me up”, he said to the conductor. “But do not take any notice, just put me off the train anyway”.

Then Mark Twain went to sleep. Later, when he woke up, it was nighttime and the train was in Paris already. He realized at once that the conductor had forgotten to wake him at Dijon. He ran to the conductor and began to shout at him. “I have never been so angry in all life”, Mark Twain said.

The conductor looked at him calmly. “You are not half so angry as the American whom I put off the train at Dijon” he said.

Mark Twain came to a small town to give a lecture on literature. Before dinner he went for a walk and went to a shop to buy something. When the shop-girl saw him she thought he was a man from another place, not from their town.

Are you a stranger?” – asked the shop-girl.

Yes”, Mark Twain answered. “This is the first time I’ve been here. I like this town very much. I’ve already seen some interesting things”.

You chose a good time to come”, the shop-girl said. Mark Twain is going to give a lecture. He writes books and gives lectures, you know. So many people like to listen to him. Will you go to his lecture today?”

Oh, I hope so”.

Have you bought your ticket?”

Not yet”.

That’s too bad, you’ll have to stand”.

I’m very sorry”, Mark Twain said. “I always have to stand when that man lectures”.

Books of Mark Twain

(the real name of the writer is Samuel Langhorne Clemens)


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The Innocents

Adroad

Huckleberry Finn

Memoirs

Letters From the Earth

Roughing It

A Tramp

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Following the

Equator

The Gilded Age

The Adventures of

Tom Sawyer

Life on the Mississippi

The Prince and the

Pauper

A Connecticut

Jankee at King

Arthur’s Court

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of Joan of Arc

Pudd’n head Wilson

Tom Sawyer Adroad

Tom Sawyer, Detective

The Man that

Corrupted Hadleyburg

What is Man

The Mysterious Strayer

  • Have you read the book “Life on the Mississippi”?

  • What do you know about this river?

The Mississippi has given material to poets, novelists and song writers. You can read a famous description of the river in the book “Life on the Mississippi” by Mark Twain.

The Mississippi River, one of the greatest waterways in the world, is really a milestone in American history. Indian canoes, Spanish vessels, rafts and boats of the early settlers and, later, paddle-wheeled steamboats traveled up and down the Mississippi, exchanging the products of the towns that sprang up along the river banks from North to South.

Old Man River”, as the Mississippi is affectionately known to the millions of people who line along its banks, drains an area which is considered as one of the richest farming regions in the world.

The Mississippi was also the stage for the colorful Snowboats, which was a kind of floating theatre which traveled along the river and stopped in several towns to present stage productions.




5. Инсценировка произведений М. Твена и Ч. Диккенса

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Characters

The Story-teller

Tom Sawyer

Aunt Polly (Tom’s Aunt)

Joe Harper

Huck Finn Tom’s friends

Becky Thatcher

The teacher and several schoolchildren

Scene I

Story-teller: Tom Sawyer was a small boy who lived with his Aunt Polly. She was a very kind person and she loved him dearly. But she couldn’t manage Tom properly as he was a very lively boy. He was certainly not the model boy of the village.

(The room in Aunt Polly’s house. Aunt Polly is looking for Tom everywhere).

Aunt Polly: Tom! Tom! Where is that boy, I wonder? Tom, you, Tom!

(She takes a broom, pushes her spectacles up then bends down and pushes the broom under the bed).

Aunt Polly: Tom! Well, if I get hold of you I’ll beat you.

(She goes over to the door and opens it).

Aunt Polly: You-u, Tom!

(There is a slight noise behind her, she turns and catches Tom).

Aunt Polly: There! I might have thought of that cupboard. What have you been doing in there?

Tom: Nothing.

Aunt Polly: Nothing! Look at your hands. And look at you mouth. What is that?

Tom: I don’t know, Aunt.

Aunt Polly: Well, I know. It’s jam – that’s what it is. Forty times I’ve told you that if you don’t let that jam alone, I’ll skin you. Hand me that switch.

(Tom does so and then cries out).

Tom: Look behind you, Aunt!

(The old lady turns round and the boy runs away).

Aunt Polly: What is to be done with that boy? He is my own dead sister’s boy. Poor thing, and I haven’t got the heart to beat him.

Scene II

Story-teller: As you see Tom was not the model boy of the village. He did not obey his aunt. He was fond of fighting and running away from school. One day he was late for school as usual.

(A classroom. Several pupils are sitting at the desks: the girls on the side of the room, the boys on the other side. The teacher is sitting half asleep at his table. Tom Sawyer walks in quickly and goes to his seat. The noise wakes the teacher up).

Teacher: Thomas Sawyer!

Tom: Sir!

Teacher: Come up here. Now, Sir, why are you late again as usual?

(At first Tom thinks he will tell lie, but when he sees that no one is sitting on the girl’s side near Becky, he changes his mind).

Tom: I stopped to talk with Huckleberry Finn!

(The teacher looks at him).

Teacher: You – you did what?

Tom: Stopped to talk with Huckleberry Finn.

(All the children, surprised, look at Tom with great interest).

Teacher: Thomas Sawyer, this is the most surprising excuse I have ever listened to. The usual punishment for coming late isn’t enough. Take off you jacket.

(Tom takes off his jacket, goes up to the teacher, whose arm goes up and down until it is tired).

Teacher: Now, sir, go and sit with the girls. Let this be a lesson to you not to be late for school.

(Tom goes straight towards Becky and sits down near her. He puts his arms upon the long low desk and begins to learn the lesson. The other pupils soon to their books again and the whispering continues. Now Tom begins to look at Becky, but she turns away from him. When she turns to her book again, she sees a peach in front of her. She pushes it away; Tom gently puts it back. She pushes it away again. Tom return, it to its place. Then he writes on his slate: “Please take it – I’ve got more”. The girl looks at the slate, but makes no sign. Then Tom begins to draw something on his slate).

Becky (is curious and whispers): Let me see it. It’s nice. Now make a man. (Tom draws). It’s a beautiful man. Now draw me coming along. (Tom draws). It’s even so nice. I wish I could draw.

Tom: It’s easy. I’ll teach you.

Becky: Oh, will you? When?

Tom: At noon. Do you go home to dinner?

Becky: I’ll stay if you will.

Tom: Good. What’s your name?

Becky: Becky Thatcher. What’s yours? Oh, I know. It’s Thomas Sawyer.

Tom: That’s the name they punish me by. I’m Tom when I am good. You call me Tom, will you?

Becky: Yes.

(Tom begins to write something on the slate, hiding the words from the girl).

Becky: Let me see it.

Tom: Oh, it isn’t anything.

Becky: Yes, it is.

Tom: No, it isn’t. You don’t want to see it.

Becky: Yes, I do, in deed I do. Please let me.

Tom: You’ll tell.

Becky: No, I won’t.

Tom: You won’t tell anybody at all. Ever, as long as you live?

Becky: No, I won’t ever tell anybody. Now let me.

(She puts her hand upon his. He pretends to resist but lets his hand come away from the slate till these words can be seen: “I love you”).

Becky: Oh, you bad thing!

(Just at this moment the teacher comes up, takes Tom by his ear and reads him to his own seat).

Scene III

Tom (to the audience): Becky doesn’t come to school. They say she is ill. I can’t go to see her. I’m so unhappy. Nobody loves me. I’ll run away. Huck will come too. His father doesn’t love him. We’ll go tonight. Tonight we’ll be pirates. Tom Sawyer, the Pirate, the Black Avenger of the Spanish Man.

(Tom goes off. The story-teller appears).

Story-teller: Tom and his friend Joe Harper are in the woods playing “Robin Hood and His Merry Men”. Tom is Robin Hood.

(Tom is sitting under a tree thinking. Suddenly the blast of a trumpet is heard. Tom throws off his jacket, takes up a bow and arrows, a toy sword and a trumpet. He blows an answering blast).

Tom: Halt, my merry men! Keep hidden till I blow again.

(Joe Harper appears).

Tom: Halt! Who comes here into Sherwood Forest without my pass?

Joe: I am Guy of Gisbourne. I need to pass. And who are you?

Tom: I am Robin Hood, as you may know. I allow nobody to pass here.

Joe (waves his sword): So you are that famous outlaw? We’ll soon see who has the right to pass.

(They raise their swords, face each other and begin a slow fight which soon becomes faster and faster till they are both hot and breathing hard).

Tom (shouts): Fall! Fall! Why don’t you fall?

Joe: I shan’t! Why don’t you fall yourself? You’re more tired than I am.

Tom: That doesn’t matter. I can’t fall. The book says: “Then with one backhand blow he killed poor Guy of Gisbourne”. You’ve got to turn round and let me hit you.

(Joe turns, receives the blow and falls).

Joe (gets up): Now you’ve got to let me kill you. That’ fair.

Tom: I can’t do that. It isn’t in the book.

Joe: Well, I think that’s mean.

Tom: Well, then I can be the Sheriff of Nottingham and can be Robin Hood and kill me.

Joe: All right.

Story-teller: These and other adventures are carried out, then the boys put on their jackets, hide their trumpets and swords and go home talking. That night Tom runs away with Huckleberry Finn. They are walking through the cemetery when three man appear. The boys are frightened and hide behind some trees. They decide never to tell anyone about what they saw and go home. Tom is very much upset when he hears that the wrong man has been put in prison. On the way to school one day Tom meets Joe Harper. Joe is unhappy because his mother was angry with him. The two boys decide to run away and be pirates. They find Huck Finn and of course he is willing to go with them. They make plans, get food and decide to run away to the uninhabited island which is three miles below St. Petersburg.


Scene IV

(Joe and Huck are seen waiting. They have fishing rods. Joe has a blanket, a bag of fool and a bucket. Tom enters carrying a bag of food. He gives a low whistle. It is answered. He whistles once more).

Joe: Who goes there?

Tom: Tom Sawyer the Black Avenger of the Spanish Main. Name yourselves.

Joe: Joe Harper, the Terror of the Seas.

Huck: Huck Finn the Red-Handed.

Tom: It’s good. Give the word.

Joe and Huck: Blood!

(They make a fire and begin to eat).

Joe: Isn’t it fun?

Tom: It’s great. What would the boys say if they could see us?

Huck: I like it. I don’t want anything better than this. I never get enough to eat at home.

Tom: It’s just the life for me. You don’t have to get up early in the morning you don’t have to wash and go to school. You see a pirate doesn’t have to do anything he doesn’t want to.

Huck: That’s fine.

Tom: I bet there’ve been pirates here before, boys. Let’s explore the island. They’ve hidden treasures somewhere here, I’m sure.

(the boys go off).

Scene V

Story-teller: For three days the boys explored the island, swam and fished in the river. They cooked the fish they caught, and ate the food they had brought round their camp-fire. They slept under the trees, and enjoyed themselves. But it was very quiet in the woods on the island and they began to feel lonely. But they were ashamed of their weakness and not one of them was brave enough to speak his thought.

(Three boys are sitting and talking).

Joe: Oh, boys, let’s give it up. I want to go home.

Tom: Oh, no, Joe, you’ll feel better by and by. Just think of the fishing that’s here.

Joe: I don’t care for fishing. I want to go home.

Tom: Baby! You want to see your mother.

Joe: Yes, I do want to see my mother and you would, too, if you had one.

Tom (ironically): Well, we’ll let the baby go home to his mother, won’t we, Huck? You like it here, don’t you, Huck? We’ll stay, won’t we?

Huck: Y-e-s.

Joe: I’ll never speak to you again as long as I live.

Tom: Who cares? Nobody wants you to. Go home and get laughed at. Oh, you’re a nice pirate. Huck and I are pirates. We’ll stay, won’t we, Huck?

Huck: I want to go too, Tom. Let’s go too, Tom.

Tom: I won’t! You can both go, if you want to. I mean to stay.

Huck: I wish you’d come, Tom. We’ll wait for you when we get to the shore.

Tom: Well, you’ll wait a long time, that’s all.

(Joe and Huck stand up to go away, but don’t leave the stage).

Tom: Wait! Wait! I want to tell you something. Wait.

(Tom comes up to Joe and Huck).

Tom: I have a good idea. Let’s give everybody a surprise, a fine surprise.

Joe: How?

Tom: We’ll stay here till Sunday, then when they’re all in church, we’ll go in and sit down in our places as if we’d never been away.

Huck: We-ll, we-ll – but I don’t go to church.

Tom: That doesn’t matter. You can come too, Huck. Can you imagine it? We march in one behind the other. You go to your mother, Joe, and I go to Aunt Polly. Won’t they be glad?

Huck (sadly): And me? Nobody’ll be glad to see me.

Tom (with enthusiasm): Oh, Aunt Polly will, I know. You’ve got to march in like me. She’ll be glad, Huck, don’t worry.

Huck: I’ll stay, too.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Characters

The Story-teller

Huckleberry Finn

Jim – a Negro whom Huck tries to help to get to the free states.

Two men with guns, who are looking for slaves who have run away.


Scene I

Story-teller: I suppose many of you have read the novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain. In this book Tom and his friend Huck found the money that the robbers had hidden in a cave and it made them rich. The window Douglas took Huck into her house as her son. But the boy did not like living with her because of her sister, Miss Watson, who did treat him well.

So one day Huck got into his rags again, ran away and hid on an island in the Mississippi river. On the island he met Jim, Miss Watson’s slave, who had run away from his mistress. Huck was very fond of Jim and promised to help him to get the free states. This is how it was. There was a terrible storm and Jim and Huck found everything they needed for the journey on a raft down the Mississippi. As you know, the Ohio river lies between the states where there was once slavery and the states where there was no slavery. In Cairo Huck and Jim planned to take a steamer and go anywhere they wanted in the free states.

Imagine that there is a raft in the background of the stage with a small tent on it. It is night.

Huck: It’s terribly dark. I can’t see anything. I’m afraid we’ll miss Cairo.

Jim (eagerly): We’ll look sharp for the town. We mustn’t pass it without seeing it. If we don’t see Cairo, we’ll still be in a slave state.

Huck: Don’t worry, Jim, I’ll look sharp, and you do too.

Jim (jumping up): Is that Cairo?

Huck: Not yet.

Jim (happily): Pretty soon, I’ll be happy and say I’m a free man thanks to Huck. You, Huck, are the only friend old Jim has now. You’re the only white man that keeps his promise. You…

Story-teller: Look at Huck and Jim. They see some lights on the river and think that they have reached Cairo. They paddled to the bank and tried the raft to a tree. Huck is just going to find out if they are really in Cairo.

(Two men with guns appear).

Huck (in terror): Hush, Jim. Hide, hide as quickly as you can.

(Jim goes quickly into the tent and hides under the blankets).

First Man: What’s that over there?

Huck: A raft.

Second Man: Do you belong on it?

Huck (politely): Yes, sir.

First Man: Any men on it?

Huck: Only one, sir.

Second Man: Five Negroes have run away today. Is your man white or black?

(Huck tries to answer but the words don’t come).

Huck: He is white.

First Man (going towards the raft): We’ll go and see for ourselves.

Huck: I with you would, because it’s Father that’s in there in the tent. He’s sick.

First Man: Shall we go in?

Second Man: What’s the matter with him?

Huck: We’ll be greatly obliged to you, I can tell you. Everybody goes away when I ask them where the doctor lives.

First Man: That’s mean of them. I wonder why.

Second Man: Say, boy, what’s the matter with your father?

Huck: It’s the-a-the-well, it isn’t anything serious.

Second Man: Boy, that’s a lie. What is the matter with your father? Answer now, or it’ll be the, worse for you.

Huck: I will, sir, honesty, sir, but don’t leave us, please. It’s-the-the-, gentlemen.

First Man: Keep back, John, keep back! Keep away, boy. I’m sure the wind has blown it to us. Your father’s got the smallpox and you know it. Why didn’t you say so at once? Do you want everybody to get the smallpox?

Huck (crying): Well, I’ve told everybody before and they just went away and left us.

Second Man: We are really sorry but we don’t want the smallpox. Poor boy! I understand that.

First Man: Good-bye, my boy. If you see any runaway niggers and tell us about it, you can make some money by it.

(They leave).

Huck (ironically): Good bye, sir. I won’t let runaway niggers get by me if I can help it (Turning to the tent).

Jim! Jim, you may come. They are gone.

Jim (happily): Here I am, Huck. That was a clever trick. You’ve saved me and I’m never going to forget it!

Story-teller: But that place wasn’t Cairo and Jim didn’t get free then. Huck and Jim got into many difficulties and had many adventures. Tom Sawyer also comes into the story and does his best in his own way, to help Huck but unsuccessfully. Jim in the end gets his freedom, but in quite a different way. I shan’t tell you how that happened because perhaps some of you haven’t yet read the book.


Charles Dickens

(1812-1870)

Charles Dickens is one of the greatest novelists in the English language. He wrote about the real world of Victorian England and many of his characters were not rich, middle-class ladies and gentlemen, but poor and hungry people.

His family lived in London. His father was a clerk in an office. It was a good job, but he always spent more money than he earned and he was often in debt. There were eight children in the family, so life was hard.

Charles went to school and his teaches thought he was very clever. But suddenly, when he was only eleven, his father went to prison for his debts and the family went, too. Only Charles didn’t go to prison. He went to work in a factory, where he washed bottles. He worked ten hours a day and earned six shillings (30 р.) a week. Every night, after work, he walked four miles back to his room. Charles hated it and never forgot the experience. He used it in many novels, especially “David Copperfield” and “Oliver Twist”.

When he was sixteen, he started work for a newspaper. He visited law courts and the Houses of Parliament. Soon he was one of the Morning Chronicle’s best journalists. He also wrote short stories for magazines. These were funny descriptions of people that he met. Dickens’ characters were full of colour and life – good people were very, very good and bad people were horrible. His books became popular in many countries and he spent a lot of time abroad, in America, Italy, and Switzerland.

Dickens had ten children, but he didn’t have a happy family life. He was successful in his work but not at home, and his wife left him. He never stopping writing and traveling, and he died very suddenly in 1870.


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Mr. Winkle Goes Shooting

(After Charles Dickens)

Characters

Mr. Pickwick

Mr. Wardle

Mr. Winkle Mr. Pickwick’s friends

Mr. Tupman

Mr. Snodgrass

Boy, who frightens rooks

(The scene opens with Mr. Pickwick standing near a tree and breathing deeply).

Pickwick: Pleasant, pleasant country; such fresh air

(Mr. Wardle appears)

Wardle: Hello, Mr. Pickwick. You’re up early for a London man.

Pickwick: Yes. The sun coming in at my window woke me.

Wardle: How are you? Beautiful morning, isn’t it?

Pickwick: Yes, it is. (He sees two guns in Mr. Wardle’s hands). What are you going to do with those guns?

Wardle: Your friend and I are going to shoot rooks before breakfast. Winkle is a very good shot, isn’t he?

Pickwick: He says he is a good shot, but I’ve never seen him shoot.

Wardle: Well, why doesn’t he come? Joe! Joe!

(The fat boy appears).

Joe: Here sir.

Wardle: Go up and call the gentlemen and tell him he will find me and Mr. Pickwick in the rookery. Show the gentlemen the way there, do you hear?

Joe: Yes, sir.

(The fat bag goes away. Mr. Wardle puts one of the guns on the ground and loads the other).

Pickwick (sees Mr. Tupman, Mr. Snodgrass and Mr. Winkle in the distance): Here they, are.

Wardle: Come along, Mr. Winkle! A good shot like you will find some pleasure here.

Wincle: Oh, yes, certainly.

(Mr. Winkle takes the gun which lies on the ground. Mr. Wardle makes a sign to Joe, who begins to shout).

Pickwick: What is he going to do?

Wardle: Frighten the rooks. (Mr. Wardle fires). Now, Mr. Winkle, it is your turn. Fire away.

(Mr. Winkle steps forward, and raises his gun, just at that moment Mr. Tupman looks out from behind a tree, Mr. Winkle fires and a terrible cry is heard. Mr. Tupman lies on the ground, the charge has got into his arm. Mr. Winkle kneels beside him. Mr. Tupman sits up and then falls back again).

Winkle: What have I done! Oh, what have I done!

Pickwick (with indignation): Wretch! You are a wretch, sir.


6. English humor, Riddles, Puzzles

5-11 классы

Учащимся предлагается решить занимательные головоломки и загадки. Здесь также приводятся смешные сценки. Рекомендуется устроить вечер юмора, в котором могут принять участие все классы и разыграть эти сценки на публике.

Time for fun.

Curious problems.

Take a square piece of paper. Then try to fold it so as to form the largest possible equilateral triangle.

A triangle in which the sides are the same length as the sides of the square, as you see in the picture, will not be the largest possible.

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(Key: Fold the square in half and make the crease FE. Fold the side AB so that point B lies on FE, and you will get the points G and H from which you can fold HGJ. While B is on G, fold AB back on AH, and you will have the line AK.

You can now fold the triangle AJK which is the largest possible equilateral triangle.


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Charlie started from his home on a bicycle. He wanted to go to the village which was 10 miles away.

He came to a cross-roads and found that the sign-post had been broken and lay in the middle of the road. Yet he made the sign-post tell him which was the right way to go.

It was a usual sign-post with four arms, on which were written the names of the villages to which the four roads led.

How did he do it.

(Key: Charlie knew the name of the village from which he had come. So he could say exactly in which direction the arm of the sign-post with the name of his village pointed. So he was able to say what roads were pointed to by the other arms).

Jim had two candles. One candle was one inch longer than the other. He lighted the longer candle at 4.30 and the shorter at 6. At 8.30 they were both the same length.

The first burned out at 10.30, and the second at 10.

How long were they before Jim lighted them?

(Key: The first candle burns for 6 hours and the second for 4 hours. In 2 hours (from 8.30 to 10.30) the first burns as much as the second in 4 ½ hours. The second candle would require ½ hour to burn 1 inch. So the second candle was 8 inches long, and the first was 9 inches long).

Riddles

  1. What, by losing an eye, has nothing left but a nose?

  2. What is the best way to make a fire with two sticks?

  3. Can you make a match burn under water?

  4. What is it that you have at every meal but never eat?

  5. What is the end of life?

  6. What is full of holes, but holds water?

  7. What is too much for one, very good for two, but nothing for three?

  8. When Columbus discovered America, where did he first stand?

  9. What is it that everyone can divide, but no one can see where it is divided?

  10. Why can’t your nose be 12 inches long?

(Key: 1. If “noise” loses “i”, it will have nothing left but “nose”

2. Be sure that one of them is a match

3. Light a match and hold it under a glass of water

4. An appetite

5. The letter “E”

6. A sponge ([spəndз] – губка)

7. A secret

8. On his feet

9. Water

10. Because then it will be a foot (Игра слов: 1 – единица длины, 2 – нога)

1. When a boy falls into the water, what is the first thing he does?

2. Why is the letter “K” like a pig’s tail?

3. If two is a company, and three is a crowd, what are four and five?

4. What is the difference between a cat and a comma?

5. What is the best way to carry water in a sieve?

6. How can you keep stamps from sticking together?

7. Who are the two largest ladies in the USA?

8. What can pass before the sun without making a shadow?

9. Why is your shadow like a bad friend?

10. Which word is shorter if you add a syllable to it?

(Key: 1. He gets wet

2. Because it is at the end of “PORK”

3. Four and five are nine

4. The cat has claws at the end of paws; the comma is a pause at the end of a clause (Игра слов:

Claws [klə:z] – когти, clause [klə:z] – предложение;

Paws [pə:z] – лапы, pause [pə:z] – пауза)

5. First freeze the water and then carry it in a sieve

6. Buy one stamp every time

7. Miss Ouri (Missouri) and Mrs Sippi (Mississippi)

8. The wind

9. Because it only follows you when the sun shiny

10. The word “short”.

1. Why is a bad friend like the letter P?

2. Why is a tree like a dog?

3. What contains more feet in winter than in summer?

4. What is it that we often see being made, but never see it after it is made?

5. Who handles more letters in a day than a postman?

6. What has a hand but can’t scratch itself?

7. Why are different trees like different dogs?

8. Take away my first letter, I remain unchanged; take away my second letter, I’m still the same; take away all my letters I’ll still remain unchanged. What am I?

9. What two letters of the alphabet contain nothing

(Key: 1. Because though he is first in pity, he is always last in help.

2. Because they both lose their bark when they die (Bark – 1) лай 2) кора дерева)

3. A skating-rink

4. A noise

5. A typist ([‘taipist] – машинистка) (A letter – 1)письмо; 2) буква)

6. A clock (A hand – 1) рука; 2) стрелка часов)

7. Because each has a different bark (Игра слов: см. ответ на вторую загадку)

8. A postman (Игра слов: см. ответ на 5 загадку)

9. M, T [‘em’ti:] – empty [‘emti]

1. What has six feet and can sing?

2. Why is a cherry like this book?

3. How much does a horse weigh?

4. Why does a man’s hair usually turn grey sooner than his moustache?

5. How can you divide seventeen apples equally among eleven boys if four of the apples are very small?

6. What is it that cannot think, cannot speak, but tells the truth to all the world?

7. On which side does a chicken have the most feathers?

8. What word is it which, when two letters are changed places, beco-mes its own opposite?

(Key: 1. Trio [‘tri’ou]

2. Because it is red [read]

3. Put it on the scales and you will see.

4. Because a man’s hair is twenty years older than his moustache.

5. Make apple pudding

6. Scales

7. On the outside

8. United [ju:’naitid] – объединенный; untied [‘Λn’taid] – несвязан-ный.

1. Which is heavier, a half or a full moon?

2. What does everybody give and few take?

3. Why must a man always wear a watch when he travels in a desert?

4. What is it which never uses its teeth for eating?

5. What are the most wonderful things which were ever built?

6. Why will a traveler never starve in the desert?

7. What is it that every Englishman once was?

8. What is it that was born almost at the same time as the world, will live as long as the world, but is never five weeks old?

(Key: 1. A half moon is heavier, because the full moon is lighter (Light – 1) легкий; 2) светлый)

2. Advice

3. Because every watch has a spring (Spring – 1) пружина; 2) источ-ник)

4. A comb

5. Air castles

6. Because of the sand which is (sandwiches) there

7. An English boy

8. The moon



The King’s Knights

(A puzzle)


Once upon a time King Arthur was staying at his hunting horse which had him rooms. He himself slept in the central room and he placed his 24 knights in the other rooms in each, so that there were always 9 knights on each side of the house. They were placed like this:


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As the King stayed at his hunting house for a long time, his knights asked him if they could meet in one another’s rooms in the evening. The King answered that he would allow this if there were always 9 men on each side of the house at all times. To be sure of this the King counted his knights each evening.

On the first evening the King found that 4 of his 24 knights were absent and yet, there were 9 on each side of the house!

He became more surprised the second evening when he found that 4 men from the near-by village had come to visit his knights. Now although 28 men were in the house, there were still 9 men on each side of the house!

The third evening the King counted 32 men in the house but only 9 on each side.

On the fourth evening the knights had 10 guests from the village! Still there were only 6 of the knights went to visit their friends in the village.

Although only 18 men remained in the house, there were still 9 men on each side.

Try to guess how the knights placed themselves in the house.

(Answer:


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Transplanting the Trees

(A curious problem)

A man had a garden of twenty-two trees which were planted as it is shown in the picture.

The man transplanted only six of the trees, and after that the trees formed twenty rows with four trees in every row.

How did he do that?

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Answer: Only 6 trees have been transplanted, and they now form 20 rows with 4 trees in every row.

См. картинку (стр. 153 книжка).

A Heavy Stamp

That letter is too heavy: said the clerk in the post-officer, after weighing the letter. “You’ll have to put another stamp on it”.

What’s the good of that?” said the boy. “If I put another stamp on it, that will make it still heavier”.

A Peculiarity

A man who stuttered was asked why he did so.

It’s my p-p-p-peculiarity”, he answered. “Everybody has s-s-s-some p-p-p-peculiarity”.

I don’t have any”, said the questioner”.

Don’t you s-s-s-stier your t-t-t-tea with your r-r-r-right hand?”

Yes, of course”

Th-that’s your p-p-p-peculiarity. Most p-p-p-people use a s-s-s-spoon!”

Why Does It Rain?

Little Boy: Mummy, why does it rain?

Mother: To make things grow. To give us corn, apples, pears, flowers

Little Boy: Then why does it rain on the pavement.

How Much Does Ink Cost?

Boy: Is ink so very expensive, Father?

Father: Why, no, what makes you think so?

Boy: Well, Mother seems quite disturbed because I spilled some ink on the carpet.

How Do They Get Into Them?

Father: Isn’t it wonderful how little chicks get out of their shells?

Son: What puzzles me is how they get into them.

A Brave Girl

Father took his young daughter to the cinema. He took a seat in the middle of the hall while his daughter sat down in the front row to join some other children. The news-reel was showing a forest fire which frightened the little girl very much and she came back to take a seat beside her father.

What’s the matter?” he asked. “Did the fire frighten you?”

Oh, no!” she answered. “The smoke got in my eyes”.

I can never sleep the night before I go on a trip.

Then why don’t you always leave the day before?

Was it hot where you spent your holidays last summer.

Terrible, and no trees! We took turns lying in each other’s shadow!

Did you take your usual two weeks trip this year?

No; we just left our house doors open, opened the window, and got the same effect.

Watson: What school did you go to, Holmes?

Sherlock: Elementary, my dear Watson!

The conjurer arranged a new stage trick and asked his young son to help him.

When I ask for a boy to come on the stage, you must come at once. But you must not do anything or say anything that will make the audience think that you know me”.

The boy said he understood, and when the conjurer asked for help he came quickly on forward and was invited on the stage. When this was done the conjurer said:

Look at this boy! He has never seen me before. Have you, my boy?”

No, Father!” replied the boy.

Two men had talked for a time in the park.

Are you going to Milberry’s lecture today?” asked one of them.

Certainly”, answered the other.

Don’t go for I heard that he is a very bad speaker”.

I must go”, said the other, “I’m Milberry”.

An absent-minded writer was very busy at his desk one evening. Suddenly his son came into the room.

What do you want?” asked the father.

Oh, daddy”, said the boy, “I only want to say good night”.

I have no time”, answered his absent-minded father.

Tell me tomorrow morning and if I’ve time, I’ll listen to you”.

A big fat man called at the house of the woman well known for her charity.

Madam”, he said in a sad voice. “I wash to draw your attention to a poor family in our street. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are always hungry. They will be turned into the street if you don’t help them. Their rent is about twelve pounds”.

How terrible!” exclaimed the woman. “May I ask you who you are?”

The fat man put his handkerchief to his eyes and said, “I’m the landlord. They live in my house”.

A fisherman brought a very large fish to a rich man’s house. The rich man asked the fisherman to fix his own price.

I don’t want money”, was the answer. “One hundred lashes on my back is the price of my fish! I will not take one lash less”.

The rich man was surprised and said:

Well, this man has a strange wish, but we must have the fish. So let the price be paid”.

After fifty lashes had been given the fisherman cried:

Stop! Stop! I have a partner in this business and he should get his share too”.

Where can I find him?” asked the rich man.

He is your own servant. He didn’t let me pass until I promised to give him half of what I got for the fish”.

How’s your little brother, Johnny?

He is in bed. He hurt himself.

That’s too bad. How did he do it?

We were playing who could lean furthest out of the window, and he won.

So, Joe was the life of the party?

Oh, yes. He was the only one who could talk louder than the radio.

Is your dog clever?

Very. When I say to him: come here or don’t come here, just as you please, he comes or he doesn’t come, as he pleases.

Teacher: What is a circle?

Pupil: A circle is a line which meets its other end without ending.

Teacher: What is the difference between one yard and two yards?

Pupil: A fence!

A school teacher told a class of small pupils the story of the discovery of America by Columbus. After he had finished the story, he said:

And all this happened more than 400 years ago. A little boy, with eyes wide open with wonder, said after a moment’s thought:

Oh! What a memory you’ve got!”

Pupil: I’ve added those figures ten times, sir.

Teacher: That’s a good boy.

Pupil: And here are the ten answers.

Robert smiled when the teacher read the story of a man who swam a river three times before breakfast.

Do you doubt that a trained swimmer could do that? Asked the teacher.

No, sir, – answered Robert, – but I wonder why he didn’t make it four times and swim back to the side where his clothes were.

What Did You Have for Breakfast?

On Sunday Victor went to play with Peter. Peter looked at Victor and began to laugh.

Why are you laughing?” asked Victor.

I can see what you had for breakfast this morning”, answered Peter.

Well, what was it?” asked Victor.

Eggs”, said Peter.

You’re wrong”, said Victor. “That was yesterday”

A Good Proverb

It was tea-time. There was a large cake on the table.

Mother”, said Peter suddenly. “Do you know the proverb: Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today? Is it a good proverb?”.

Oh, yes, Peter”, said Mother. “It’s a very good proverb”.

Then, Mother,” said Peter, “let’s eat all the cake today”.

How’s the weather today?

It’s so cloudy I can’t see.

Teacher: What do you see over our heads in fine weather?

Jimmy: The blue sky, sir.

Teacher: And when it rains?

Jimmy: An umbrella, sir.

Mother: Get up, you lazy boy. Look, the sun is up and you are in bed.

Boy: Yes, but the sun goes to bed at six o’clock, and I go to bed at nine.

Tommy, why do you have your umbrella open? It isn’t raining.

Well, you see, when it rains, Dad takes the umbrella. I get it only when we have fine weather.

There are very many cars, trolleybuses and trams in the street. A man is standing just in the middle of the street. He asks the policeman.

What is the shotest and the quickest way to the hospital?”

The policeman answers:

If you just stand where you are standing now, you will get there very quickly. This is the shortest and the quickest way to the hospital”.


Страноведческая викторина (6-9 классы)

Вопросы подбираются в зависимости от подготовленности классов, является ли класс языковым или нет. Мы предлагаем некоторые варианты вопросов.

1. What is the official name of Great Britain?

2. What countries does it consist of?

3. What is the longest river of Great Britain?

4. What is the deepest and the most important river?

5. What are the main British ports?

6. Where is England situated?

7. How can you define the climate of Great Britain?

8. What was the origin of smog in the UK?

9. What goods are produced in the UK?

10. What kind of political system has Great Britain?

11. What part does the Queen play in the Parliament?

12. How can you explain the name “The Houses of Parliament?

13. Who do the House of Lords and the House of Commons consist of?

14. Why is the clock Tower called “Big Ben”?

15. What does the light at the top of the clock tower mean?

16. What is the job of the Prime Minister?

17. Where is the official residence of Prime Minister located?

18. What the most famous British newspapers do you know?

19. What are main districts of London?

20. Name the famous parks in London?

21. A fortress, a palace, a prison, a mint. What is it?

22. What battle was is 1805?

23. How many years did it take C. Wren to build St. Paul’s Cathedral?

24. Where has every English monarch been crowned?

25. Who founded Westminster Abbey?

26. Name the British Museums and Galleries.

27. Name the main stages of English schooling?

28. What is the traditional English breakfast like?

29. What is usually called a “continental breakfast”?

30. What is the traditional dish for Christmas table?

31. What is the most popular holiday in Britain and when is it celebrated?

32. What’s a carol?

33. What do the British do on Boxing Day?

34. When is Guy Fawkes Night celebrated?

35. What do you know about Guy Fawkes?

36. Name the most popular kinds of sport in English?

Answers:

1. The United Kingsom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

2. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

3. The Severn

4. The Thames

5. London, Bristol, Southampton, Portsmouth, Dover etc.

6. England is a part of the island of Great Britain.

7. The climate is mild and temperate. Due to the influence of the Gulf Stream, Great Britain enjoys warmer winters and cooler summers. There much rain and fog in England.

8. All over the world Britain is notorious for its fogs. For many centuries, during the cold time of the year the English people, have been using coal in their fireplaces in private houses, though smoke from factories contributed a great deal to the trouble. That kind of fog and smoke English people used to call smog. An unusually thick smog in London in 1962 caused the death of some 4000 people. During the 1960s and 1970s, laws were passed under which using open coal fires in homes in the city area was forbidden.

9. Over three-quarters of Britain’s land is used for farming; farms produce nearly half of the food that Britain needs. The UK is a highly developed industrial country, known as a producer and exporter of machinery, electronics, ships, aircraft and navigation equipment.

10. Great Britain is a monarchy, but the power of the Queen is limited by the Parliament.

11. The Queen enters the Palace of Westminster only on the day of the State Opening of Parliamentat the beginning of a session. Crowned and wearing many of the Throne in the House of Lords.

12. The Parliament consists of two Cambers, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

13. Members of the House of Lords (peers) are not elected. About 70 % of them are “hereditary peers” because their fathers were peers before them. The other 30 % are “life peers”, whose titles are not passed on to their children. They are officially appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the government, for various services to the nation.

Members of the House of Commons are elected by the votes of 650 Constituencies. They are known as MPs or Members of Parliament. The Prime Minister, or leader of the Government, is also a MP, usually the leader of the political party with the majority in the House of Commons.

14. The clock named after sir Benjamin Hall under whose direction the construction of the clock was conducted. People call the clock Big Ben, but the name really belongs to the bell on which the clock strikes the hours.

15. The light at the top of the clock Tower shows when Parliament is sitting at night.

16. The job of the Prime Minister is Cabinetmaking.

17. 10, Downing Street, London.

18. “The Times” “The Independent”, “The Guardian”, “The Financial Times”, “The Daily Telegraph”.

19. The West End and The East End.

20. Hyde Park, Regent Park, Kensington Garden etc.

21. The Tower of London.

22. The battle at Trafalgar.

23. It took thirty-five years.

24. In Westminster Abbey

25. Edward the Confessor in 1050.

26. The British Museum, the Science Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, Madam Tussaud’s Museum of Waxworks.

27. Infant school, junior school, secondary school.

28. Cornflakes with milk and sugar, or bacon and eggs, toast and marmalade, tea or coffee.

29. A cup of tea or coffee with a toast or something similar usually called “continental breakfast”.

30. a roast turkey, Christmas pudding, Christmas cakes.

31. Christmas 25 of December.

32. Carols are traditional Christmas songs.

33. The 26th of December, Boxing Day, is an extra holiday after Christmas Day. This is the time to visit friends and relatives or perhaps sit at home and watch TV.

34. 5th of November

35. On the 5th of November in 1605, Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the House of Parliament and kill King James I. He didn’t succeed. The King’s men found the bomb, took Guy Fawkes to the Tower and cut off his head.

36. Football, cricket, rugby, horse-racing etc.

Match parts of the words. How many names of the towns and cities of Great Britain do you know?

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Chester fast

Ham ford diff Bel

New ford start Glas Man

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Don

Keys: Manchester, Brighton, Sheffield, Bradford, Rochester, Bristol, Stratford, New Castle, Glasgow, London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Liverpool, Cambridge, Birmingham.

Choose the correct answer:

1. The capital of Britain is…

(Glasgow, London, Liverpool)

2. Britain is a…

(monarchy, federal republic, parliamentary monarchy)

3. St. Paul’s Cathedral is situated in…

(Oxford, London, Bristol)

4. Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of…

(Ch. Diskens, W. Shakespeare, M. Twain)

5. Jerome K. Jerome wrote his famous book…

(“Pigmalion”, “The Pickwick Club”, “Three Men in a Boat”)

6. The biggest bell in Britain is…

(the Great Bell, the Clock Bell, Big Ben)

7. Who was an English naval captain and explorer?

(J. Cook, Ch. Columbus, M. Polo)

8. The oldest part of London is…

(the East End, the City, the West End)

9. Walter Scott, the famous writer of historical novels, lived and worked in…

(Wales, England, Scotland)

10. Speaker’s Corner is situated in…

(Hide Park, Regent Park, Kensington Garden)

11. England Queen’s name is…

(Maria, Victoria, Elizabeth)

12. “The father of London” is…

(The Thames, Big Ben, William the Conquers)

Keys: 1. London; 2. parliamentary monarchy; 3. London; 4. W. Shakespeare; 5. Three Men in a Boat; 6. Big Ben;7. J. Cook; 8. The City; 9. Scotland; 10. Hyde Park; 11. Elizabeth; 12. The Thames.


Quiz: Britain and British

1. What is the current Queen’s name?

a) Maria Stuart b) Queen Elizabeth II c) Queen Margaret II

2. Where does the Changing of the Guard take place?

a) Tower b) Buckingham Palace c) Piccadilly Circus

3. What is a double-decker?

a) a bus b) a taxi c) a ship

4. What is Harrods?

a) a bank b) a department store c) a famous man

5. How many pence are there in 1 pound sterling?

a) 10 b) 100 c) 1000

6. What is the name of the famous stadium in the north of London?

a) Wembley b) Westminster c) Wimbledon

7. Which Liverpool band was so popular in the 60’s?

a) The Beatles b) The Police c) The Rolling Stones

8. In Britain, cars are driven on the ________ side of the road

a) left-hand b) right-hand c) wrong-hand

9. Date Agatha Christie wrote a lot of –

a) detective stories b) plays c) poems

10. Manchester United is a popular ________ team

a) basketball b) football c) rugby

11. Which famous writer was born in Stratford-upon-Avon

a) A. Miln b) C. Dickens c) W. Shakespeare

12. Which king had 6 wives?

a) Henry IV b) Henry V c) Henry VIII

13. What is Heathrow?

a) theatre b) airport c) a department store

Key: 1) b; 2) b; 3) a; 4) b; 5) b; 6) a; 7) a; 8) a; 9) a; 10) b; 11) c; 12) c; 13) b

Quiz

Who Want To Be a Millianer?

1. Great Britain consists of:

a) England c) Wales e) Northern Ireland

b) Scotland d) Iceland

2. The longest river is:

a) The Thames c) the Clyd

b) the Severn d) the Avon

3. The English Channel separates Great Britain from:

a) Sweden c) Germany

b) France d) Russia

4. The man nationalities are:

a) the Scots c) the French

b) the English d) the Welsh

5. The capital of Wales is:

a) London c) Dublin

b) Birmingham d) Cardiff

6. The Union Jack is:

a) a river c) Prime Minister

b) flag d) street

7. The oldest British universities are situated in:

a) London c) Harvard

b) Cambridge d) Oxford

8. The current British monarch is:

a) Prince Charles c) Prince William

b) Queen Elizabeth II d) Queen Victoria

9. The main political parties are:

a) Republican c) Democratic

b) Conservative d) Labour

10. The kilt is a:

a) musical instrument c) hat

b) short skirt d) crown

11. Guy Fawkes was a

a) king c) conspirator

b) prime-minister d) general

12. What is Piccadilly Circus?

a) a square c) a circus

b) a disco d) a street

13. The Tower of London now is a

a) royal palace c) state prison

b) museum d) zoo

14. The residence of Prime Minister is

a) Buckingham Palace c) Baker Street, 221B

b) 10, Downing Street d) Westminster


15. What city does the 0º meridian pass through?

a) Nottingham c) Sheffield

b) Greenwich d) London

16. The highest mountain in Great Britain is

a) Snowdon c) McKinley

b) Ben Nevis d) Everest

17. Stonehenge is a

a) theatre c) town

b) place for religious rituals d) place for hunting

18. What is the chairperson of the House of Lords called?

a) Lord Protector c) Lord Chancellor

b) Lord Mayor d) Lord Buckengham

19. The chairperson of the House of Lords sits on a:

a) sofa c) woolsack

b) chair d) throne

20. What part is called the City of London?

a) oldest c) poorest

b) richest d) newest

21. London is really three cities. What are they?

a) the City of London c) the City of Southwarf

b) the City of Westminster d) the City of Northwarf

22. What is Loch Ness?

a) a river c) a town

b) a lake d) a monster

23. Where was Walter Scott born?

a) London c) Cardiff

b) Edinburgh d) Belfast

24. Who said: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”

a) Elizabeth II c) Dr. Johnson

b) Prince Chales d) J. London

25. Eisteddfod is

a) a placename in Scotland

b) a Welsh festival of music and poetry

c) an Irish national dance

d) English national song

26. The UK has the land border with

a) France c) Germany

b) Portugal d) Irish Republic

Keys: 1) a, b, c, e; 2) b; 3) b; 4) b; 5) d; 6) b; 7) d; 8) b; 9) b, d;

10) b; 11) c; 12) a; 13) b; 14) b; 15) b; 16) b; 17) b; 18) c; 19) c;

20) a; 21) a, b, c; 22) b; 23) b; 24) c. Dr. Johnson is an author of the world-famous English dictionary; 25) b; 26) d.

(9-10 классы)

Do you know English?

Supply the best suited words

1. A nursery school is a school for…

a) babies b) infants

2. Who is the… of you grammar school?

a) head b) director

3. My favourite… at school is Mr. Snowdon

a) professor b) teacher

4. The book is for… at university

a) students b) pupils

5. Our teacher always sets us a lot of…

a) housework b) homework

6. What will you be doing in summer?

a) vacation b) vacancy


7. Children often have to carry heavy…

a) schoolbags b) sacks

8. Class 2 is waiting for me in the…

a) class room b) lesson

9. We have a very good school…

a) canteen b) restaurant

10. What year did you leave…?

a) college b) collegue

11. I want to be a … when I leave school

a) teacher b) learner

12. When did you… your exam?

a) take b) give

13. There are 15 students in our English…

a) class b) grade

14. I’m… English classes

a) attending b) following

15. Please write… ink

a) in b) with

16. Teachers use a lot of…

a) crayon b) chalk

17. She’s in the headmaster’s

a) bureau b) study

18. Our teacher is sitting behind her…

a) desk b) office

19. Sit… your desk and get on with your work

a) on b) at

20. I made too many… in my essay

a) faults b) mistakes

Keys: 1) b, 2) a, 3) b, 4) a, 5) b, 6) a, 7) a, 8) a, 9) a, 10) a, 11) a, 12) a, 13) a, 14) a, 15) a, 16) b, 17) b, 18) a, 19) b, 20) b.


Choose the right word

1. …as much as you can about Antarctica

a) Find b) Find out

2. I can’t… you with your homework

a) help b) aid

3. Everyone needs a good English…

a) dictionary b) lexicon

4. You… too many lessons last term

a) missed b) lost

5. Explain… why you are late

a) to me b) me

6. Children soon learn… do what they’ve told

a) how to b) to

7) You will each need a… paper for this.

a) sheet of b) –

8) Do you know… spell ‘cough’?

a) to b) how to

9) … your knowledge!

a) Try b) Test

10) You’ll have to… it’s true

a) test b) prove

11. What did you get out of ten in the test?

a) Nought b) Nil

12. How many… do you speak?

a) languages b) tongues

13. …is my favorite subject

a) Story b) History

14. How are you enjoying your English…?

a) course b) coarse

15. Maths… easy for everybody

a) aren’t b) isn’t

16. I’m afraid you… wrong

a) are b) have

17. I’m not good… sports

a) in b) at

18. Children know it isn’t… to betray a friend

a) correct b) right

19. I’ve started learning

a) German b) german

20. I’m doing a course in…

a) cookery b) cuisine

Keys: 1) b, 2) a, 3) a, 4) a, 5) a, 6) b, 7) a, 8) b, 9) b, 10) b, 11) a, 12) a, 13) b, 14) a, 15) b, 16) a, 17) b, 18) b, 19) a, 20) a


Supply the best word or Words

Occupations

1. The person in charge of a business is in formally knows as…

a) chef b) chief c) boss


2. The person who is in charge of a car in the…

a) guide b) leader c) motorist d) driver e) conductor

3. A person who prepares food is a…

a) cook b) cooker

4. A person who works in an office is an…

a) officer b) office worker

5. A person who takes photographs is a…

a) photograph b) photographer c) photography

6. A person who know how to use a keyboard is a…

a) typewriter b) typist c) typing machine writer

7. A woman who looks after other people’s children is a

a) nanny b) nurse

8. The person you work with is your…

a) college b) colleague c) collaborator

9. The person who is in charge of a restaurant is the…

a) patron b) manager

10. The person who would service your car is…

a) mechanic b) engineer c) technician

11. The person who studies the origin of the universe is a…

a) physician b) physicist c) physics

12. Another word for a doctor is a…

a) physician b) physicist c) medicine

13. The person who teaches you at school is a…

a) teacher b) professor c) student

14. If you are one of the people waiting to be served in a shop you are a…

a) client b) customer c) patient d) guest

15. If you serve people who come into a shop, you are a…

a) official b) shop assistant c) attendant d) clerk


Supply the best words in gaps

1. Tomatoes are very nice…

a) filled b) stuffed

2. A… is a piece of furniture in a dining-room

a) sideboard b) buffet

3. A light meal is a…

a) collocation b) snack

4. We can speak of the con… of food

a) summation b) sumption

5. The first course is…

a) an entrée b) a starter

6. A large meal for important guests is…

a) feast b) a banquet

7. Weigh it on the Kitchen…

a) scales b) balance

8. Boil milk in this small…

a) saucepan b) casserole

9. Food becomes… in a deep freeze

a) congealed b) frozen

10. …a little butter in a pan

a) dissolve b) melt

11. The salad has been dressed… oil

a) in b) with

12. Vegetables should be stored in a … place

a) fresh b) cool

13. I like… salmon

a) smoked b) fumed

14. I have a very good… for onion soup

a) receipt b) recipe

15. Please… a couple of lemons for me

a) squeeze b) press

16. I must consult the … for the food mixer

a) directions b) instructions

17. …some of that pie for me, won’t you?

a) Reserve b) Save

18. What shall I do with the…

a) remainders b) leftovers

19. Do you want your food… or not?

a) with sauce b) saucy

20. The toast has been…

a) scalded b) burnt

Keys: 1) b, 2) a, 3) b, 4) b, 5) b, 6) b, 7) a, 8) a, 9) b, 10) b, 11) b, 12) b, 13) a, 14) b, 15) a, 16) b, 17) b, 18) a, 19) a, 20)b.


Some facts about England and the USA

Учащиеся 7-8 классов подготавливают материал о малоизвестных фактах жизни Англии и Америки. Каждая группа устраивает свою презентацию в свободной форме. Это может быть костюмированное представление; интервью; презентация с использованием газет, фотографий; презентация с использованием Internet-ресурсов. Мероприятие рассчитано на учащихся 7-8 классов.

Материал подбирается такой, какого нет в учебниках.

Примерные темы:

1. Tolpuddle Rally

Six men whose fate shook all England were the Tolpuddle (a small village in the country of Dorset, South England) Martyrs. They were arrested and then deported to Australia in 1834.

No one could have guessed that when the Tolpuddle parish constable tapped George Loveless on the shoulder and demanded that he accompany him to Douchester he was starting a case that was to shake all England. Jet so it was, and its echoes are still rumbling to this day – a century and half later.

At Dorchester Assizes (periodical sessions in each county of England for administration of civil and criminal justice.) Loveless and five other farm workers were charged with administering illegal oaths. But their real crime was that they had formed a trade union in their village. They could not be charged with this, since unions were since the repeal of the Combination Acts (the first Combination Act (1799) making trade unionism illegal; in 1800 the second Act (with certain modifications due to vigorous protest) Both laws repealed in 1824), not illegal. At Dorchester Assizes, Lord Justice Williams sentenced all six to the maximum penalty of seven years transportation.

They were simple men and the statement which George Loveless made to the court might have moved anyone: “My Lord, if we have violated any law, it was not done intent ionally: we have injured no man’s reputation, character, person or property: we were uniting together to preserve ourselves, our wives and childrens, from utter degradation and Starvation. We challenge any man, or number of men, to prove that we have acted, or intended to act, different from the above statement.

The whole trade union and fury to the challinge. As early as March 24 a huge protest meeting (Robert Owen (1771-1858, a Welsh advocate/ Reformer and educator. Criticised private property, religion and other aspects of life in bourgeois society) in the chair was held at Rathbone Place just off Oxford Street. On March 26 the first of a great flood of petitions, demanding the quashing of the sentences and the release of the prisoners, was placed before Parliament.

On April 26 one of the greatest and best-organised demonstrations ever seen in London carried to Whitehall, a petition signed by between two and three hundred thousands, largely trade unionists with their banners and insignia, were assembled at Copenhagen Fields and insignia, were assembled at Copenhagen Fields, a little to the north of the present King’s Cross Station. From there they marched to Westminster, where the petition was insolently rejected.

By this time the Tolpuddle labouers were well on their way to Australia, and it took two years of agitation before the Government was forced, very reluctantly, to grant a pardon and bring them home. But in the end this was accomplished and they received a hero’s welcome on their return.

It was a great victory for the movement against legal repression, and its wider results were no less noteworthy. The rawness and obvious in justice of the trial made it possible to unite an exceptionally wide cross section of the people.

The annual march at Tolpuddle organized by the National Union to Agricultural Workers to commemorate the Tolpuddle Martyrs takes place every year. It is an impressive and moving occasion. There is a short march through Tolpuddle past the Martyr’s tree and then back again to the memorial cottages built by the TUC, where a meeting is held. There is an exhibition at the Tolpuddle colleges, a picnic on the lawns and popular music by the Dorchester Silver band.

2. Loch Monsters

Most of the Scottish lochs (Scots-lake) have their monsters. A large group of Gaelic stories tell of causing a hide tide; it claimed a human sacrifice and when lots were drawn the king’s daugheter was the victim. The young and beautiful princess had to go to a selected spot and await the coming of the monster so that the whole realm might not be ravaged.

The king’s daughter was accompanied by warriors to a green mound by the sea-side, but these armed men fled at the first hint of peril. A brave young man who had been acting as herd came to defend the princess and lay down to sleep until the monster appeared. To awaken him from his “magic sleep” during which he acquired “power”, the princess had to cut off a portion of his ear or a joint of his little finger or a portion of his scalp.

As the young hero slept, the princess saw the three-headed monster approaching in a squall of wind, while the tide rose and the loch grew stormy. She awoke the young man by slightly mutilating him as instructed and on the first day he cut off one of the monster’s heads. The combat, was repeated on the second day, when another head was cut off. On the third day hero cut off the last head and the monster was slain.

A monster is reputed to haunt Loch Morar, Lochaber, the deepest loch in Scotland. It is known as “Morag” and has been described as a huge, shapeless, dark mass, rising out of the water like an island.

And what about Loch Ness Monster (Nessie)? Is it a rotting tree trunk, a killer whale that has penetrated the loch from the sea, a pleliosaurus from an age 60 million years ago, a giant eel, or a Heating mat of vegetation?

There have been at least two deliberate hoaxes: an imprint on the lake shore made by a hippo’s foot mounted on an ask tray and a whale’s jaw lifted from a rock garden in York. Serious inwestigations there have been in plenty, and in June 1963 the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau was set up with ten observation stations. There were 40 recorded sightings that month. The Highlands Development Board even donated ₤ 1000 to the Burean. There have been anchored ballons taking timelapse photos, and underwater sound recordings.

Early one morning in 1934 a young woman looked out of the dinning-room window of the house where she worded as a maid and saw about 300 yards away in the waters of Loch Ness the “largest animal I have ever seen”. She borrowed her employer’s binoculars and watched it for 25 minutes. It had, she said later, a “giraffe-like neck, and an absurdly small head out of all proportion to the great dark-grey body”, which was the colour of an elephant. As it twisted and turned its back arched into two or more humps. Then it lowered its head into the water and swam away.

That was the year in which the first book about the so-called Loch Ness Monster was published.

Peter Costello in his book “In Search of Lake Monsters” examines the many theories about these creatures, not omitting aspects legendary, supernatural, hystorical and auto suggestive. His own conclusion, after dismissing all the other explanatios, is that the “monster is a warm-blooded mammal with a fur coat more specialized for a purely aquatie existence than any known seal. He says the seientific name propoded for the animal (translated from the Latin) is the big sealion with a long neck”.

Nothing is known about their reproduction, birth, growth or maturity. Jet there cannot be just one of the Loch Ness animals. To main tain a population of them in the lake, he contends, there must be at least 15 or 20.

3. Forms of Address

It is true that one addresses an audience of English people as “Lalies an gentlemen”, but the singular of these vocatives is another matter. A foreigner would do best to stick to “Madam” and “Sir”: this is the only formally correct way to address strangers, though it is not at all commonly used by the English themselves. Also, in the course of conversation, if one does not want to go on repeating “Mr. Jones”, “Mrs. Jones”, etc. one can call the person to whom one is speaking “Sir” or “Madam”.

But if you mix Freely with the English or read the latest English publications you will find a maddening number of variations on the use “Sir” or “Madame” among the English themselves. Te English often do not know: what one is to call after a stranger who has, for example, dopped a glove white getting out of a train? They have no generally accepted forms like “Monsieur” “Madame” in French, and most people in such circumstances call out. “I say!” or even “He!” In less urgent cases one usually says “Excuse me…” without a vocative word. Waiters and waitresses, shop-assistants and servants of both sexes say “Sir” or “Madame” to the people whom they are serving. You call “Waiter!”. “Waitress!” or “Porter!” if you want service: you may call a Female shop-assistant “Miss” (though often she does not like it), and what you call a male shop-assistant is possible to say. Women, apart from the exceptions just mentioned, hardly ever call a man “Sir”, unless he is very much their superior at work. Schoolgirls and schoolboys call their master “Sir” but their mistress “Miss”, not “Madam”.

Nearly all manual workers would think if rather degrading to themselves if they addressed either a superior or a stranger as “Sir”, in offices, on the other hand, some use “Sir” to their superiors, some do not. Almost any worker will feel insulted if he is addressed by a superior as “Jones” instead of “Mr. Jones” he always is. Jet if men are on any terms of Friendly acquaintance, they will use Christian name or surname only. Women call each other “Mrs. Jones”, “Miss Jones”, or “Mary”, but almost never “Jones”. Girls in school are called by their Christian names, but boys usually by their surnames.

The habit of using Christian naves alone has spread enormously since the war. Even high-ranking civil servants or army officers will now use Christian names after a very brief acquaintace, and among the young of all classes the habit is so universal that sometimes they do not even know each other’s surnames when they are quite well acquainted. The English have come a long way from the world of earlier English novels, where even husband and wife would address each other, as in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice, – as “Mr. Bannett” and “Mrs. Bennett”! The new habit has spread not only in social life but also at work, in offices and factories a like. There has been a natural reaction against it by some people, even among the young, who feel that Christian names should be postponed until acquaintance is rather more intimate. Another common way of referring to people (but not of addressing them) is to use Christian name and surname together.

There are some “Folk” ways of address which the traveler will hear from people of less education: “Mister” to a man (especially from children), “Lady” to a woman, “Guy’nor” (Governor) to a man who is considered a superior, and “Mate” among both men and woman to those whom they consider their equals. Since the war there has also been a pleasant habit of addressing a stranger, whether man or woman, as “Dear”, and in the north of England “Love” is an old-established word.


8. Конкурс английской песни

Принимают участие все классы. Любые песни на английском языке.

Приведем пример конкурса песни для 10-11 классов «Песни наших родителей» из репертуара группы «Биттлз».


Yellow Submarine

In the town where I was born

Lived a man who sailed the sea,

And he told us of his life

In the land of submarines.

So we sailed up to the sun

Till we found the sea of green.

And we lived beneath the waves

In our yellow submarine.

We all live in a yellow submarine,

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine.

And our friend are all abroad,

Many more of them live next door,

And the band begins to play.

We all live in a yellow submarine,

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine.

As we live a life of ease,

Everyone of us has all we need.

Sky of blue and sea of green

In our yellow submarine.

We all live in a yellow submarine,

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine.


Love Me Do

Love, love me do

You know I love you

I’ll always be true

So please love me do

Wo ho love me do

Love, love me do

You know I love you

I’ll always be true

So please love me do.

Who ho love me do

Someone to love

Somebody new

Someone to love

Someone like you.

Love, love me do

You know I love you

I’ll always be true

So please love me do

Wo ho love me do

Love, love me do

You know I love you

I’ll always be true

So please love me do

Wo ho love me do.


I Saw Her Standing There

Well, she was just seventeen,

You know what I mean.

And the way she looked.

Was way beyond compare.

So how could I dance with another,

Ooh, when I saw her standing there?

Well, she looked at me

And I, I could see

That before too long

I’d fall in love with her.

She wouldn’t dance with another,

Whoa, when I saw her standing there.

Well, my heart went boom

When I crossed that room

And I held her hand in mine!

Well we danced through the night

And we held each other tight.

And before too long

I fell in love with her.

Now I’ll never dance with another,

Whoa, since I saw her standing there.

Well, my heart went boom

When I crossed that room

And I held her hand in mine!

Well we danced through the night

And we held each other light

And before too long

I fell in love with her.

Now I’ll never dance with another,

Oh, since I saw her standing there – repeat 3 times

Do You Want To Know A Secret?

You’ll never know how much I really love you

You’ll never know how much I really care

Listen, do you want to know a secret

Do you promise not to tell

Wo-oh oh oh closer

Let me whisper in your ear

Say the words you long to hear

I’m in love with you, oh, oh, oh, oh.

Listen, do you want to know a secret

Do you promise not to tell

Wo-oh oh oh closer

Let me whisper in your ear

Say the words you long to hear

I’m in love with you, oh oh oh oh

I’ve known a secret for a week or two

Nobody knows, just we two.

Listen, do you want to know a secret

Do you promise not to tell

Wo-oh oh ph closer

Let me whisper in your ear

Say the words you long to hear

I’m in love with you, oh oh oh oh.


It Won’t Be Long

It won’t be long,

Yeah, yeah, yeah,

It won’t be long,

Yeah, yeah, yeah,

It won’t be long,

Yeah, till I belong to you.

Every night when everybody has fw

Here am I sitting all my own.

It won’t be long,

Yeah, yeah, yeah

It won’t be long,

Yeah, yeah, yeah,

It won’t be long,

Yeah, till I belong to you.


Since you left me, I’m so alone

Now you’re coming, you’re coming on home,

I’ll be good like I know I should.

You’re coming home, you’re coming home.

Every night the tears come down from my eyes,

Every day I’ve done nothing but cry.

It won’t be long,

Yeah, yeah, yeah,

It won’t be long,

Yeah, yeah, yeah,

It won’t be long,

Yeah, till I belong to you.

Since you left me, I’m so alone,

Now you’re coming, you’re coming on home,

I’ll be good like I know I should.

You’re coming home, you’re coming home.

So every day we’ll be happy I know,

Now I know that you won’t leave me no more.

It won’t be long,

Yeah, yeah, yeah,

It won’t be long,

Yeah, yeah, yeah,

It won’t be long,

Yeah, till belong to you.


All My Loving

Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you

Tomorrow I’ll miss you,

Remember I’ll always be true

And then while I’m away,

I’ll write home every day

And I’ll send all my loving to you.

I’ll pretend that I’m kidding

The lips I am missing

And hope that my dreams will come true.

And then while I’m away,

I’ll write home every day

And I’ll send my loving to you.

All my loving I will send to you.

All my loving, darling I’ll be true.

Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you

Tomorrow I’ll miss you,

Remember I’ll always be true.

And then while I’m away,

I’ll write home everyday

And I’ll send all my loving to you.

All my loving I will send to you.

All my loving, darling I’ll be true.

All my loving, all my loving, all my loving

I will send to you.


A Hard Day’s Night

It’s been a hard day’s night

And I’ve been working like a dog,

It’s been a hard day’s night,

I should be sleeping like a log.

But when I get home to you

I find the things that you do

Will make me feel alright

You know I work all day

To get you money to buy you things,

And it’s worth it just to hear you say,

You’re gonna give me everything

So why on earth should I moan,

Cos when I get you alone

You know I feel OK.

When I’m home everything seems to be right,

When I’m home feeling you holding me tight, tight, yeah.

It’s been a hard day’s night,

And I’ve been working like a dog,

It’s been a hard day’s night,

I should be sleeping like a log

But when I get home to you

I find the things that you do

Will make me feel alright.

So why on earth should I moan,

Cos when I get you alone

You know I feel OK.

When I’m home everything seems to be right,

When I’m home feeling you holding me tight, tight, yeah.

It’s been a hard day’s night,

And I’ve been working like a dog,

It’s been a hard day’s night,

I should be sleeping like a log.

But when I get home to you

I find the things that you do

Will make me feel alright.

You know I feel alright, you know I feel alright.


I Should Have Known Better

I should have known better

With a girl like you,

That I would love everything that you do,

And I do, hey, hey, hey, and I do.

Whoa, oh, I never realized

What a kiss could be,

This could only happen to me,

Can’t you see, can’t you see.

That when I tell you that I love you, oh,

You’re gonna say you love me too, oh,

And when I ask you to be mine,

You’re gonna say you love me too.

So I should’ve realized

A lot of things before,

If this is love you gotta five me more,

Give me more, hey, hey, hey, give me more.

Whoa, oh, I never realized

What kiss could be,

This could only happen to me,

Can’t you see, can’t you see.

That when I tell you that I love you, oh,

You’re gonna say you love me too, oh,

And when I ask you to be mine,

You’re gonna say you love me too.

You love me too,

You love me too.

Can’t Buy Me Love.

Can’t buy me love, love

Can’t buy me love.

I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend,

If it makes you feel alright,

I’ll get you anything my friend,

If it make you feel alright,

Cos I don’t care too much for money,

Money can’t buy me love.

I’ll give you all I’ve got to give,

If you say you love me too,

I may not have a lot to give,

But what I’ve got I’ll give to you,

I don’t care too much for money,

Money can’t buy me love.

Can’t buy me love, everybody tells me so,

Can’t buy me love, no, no, no, no.

Say you don’t need no diamond rings,

And I’ll be satisfied,

Tell me that you want the kind of things,

That money just can’t buy,

I don’t care too much for money,

Money can’t buy me love.

Can’t buy me love, everybody tells me so,

Can’t buy me love, no, no, no, no.

Say you don’t need no diamond rings,

And I’ll be satisfied,

Tell me that you want the kind of things,

That money just can’t buy,

I don’t care too much for money,

Money can’t buy me love.

Can’t buy me love, love

Can’t buy me love, no, no, no, no.

Things We Said Today

You say you will love me

If I have to go.

You’ll be thinking of me,

Somehow I will know.

Someday when I’m lonely,

Wishing you weren’t so far away,

Then I will remember

Things we said today.

You say you’ll be mine, girl

Till the end of time.

These days such a kind girl

Seems so hard to find.

Someday when we’re dreaming,

Deep in love, not a lot to say,

Then we will remember

Things we said today.

Me, I’m just the lucky kind,

Love to hear you say that love is love.

And though we may be blind.

Love is here to stay

And that’s enough

To make you mine, girl,

Be the only one.

Love me all the time, girl,

We’ll go on and on.

Someday when we’re dreaming,

Deep love, not a lot to say,

Then we will remember

Things we said today.

Me, I’m just the lucky kind,

Love to hear you say that love is love.

And though we may be blind

Love is here to stay

And that’s enough

To make you mine, girl,

Be the only one.

Love me all the time, girl,

We’ll go on and on.

Someday when we’re dreaming,

Deep in love, not a lot to say,

Then we will remember

Things we said today.



Help!

Help! I need somebody.

Help! Not just anybody.

Help! You know I need someone

Help!

When I was younger,

So much younger than today,

I never needed anybody’s help in any way.

But now these days are gone

I’m not so self-assured,

Now I find I’ve changed my mind,

And opened up the doors.

Help me if you can,

I’m feeling down

And I do appreciate you being round.

Help me get my feet back on the ground.

Won’t you please, please help me.

And now my life has changed in

Oh so many ways,

My independence seems to vanish in the haze

But every now and then I feel so insecure.

I know that I just need you like

I’ve never done before.

Help me if you can,

I’m feeling down

And I do appreciate you being round

Help me get my feet back on the ground

Won’t you please, please help me.

When I was younger,

So much younger than today,

I never needed anybody’s help in any way.

But now these days are gone

I’m not so self-assured,

Now I find I’ve changed my mind,

And opened up the doors.

Help me if you can,

I’m feeling down

And I do appreciate you being round.

Help me get my feel back on the ground.

Won’t you please, please help me.

Help me!

Help me!



9. Конкурс газет

(для всех классов)

Наряду с газетами учащихся можно сделать газету с наиболее значимыми датами в истории Великобритании.

Dates in British History

43-408

Period of Roman Rule

832-60

Scots and Picts unite under Kenneth Macalpin to form what is to become the kingdom of Scotia

871-99

Reign of Saxon king Alfred of Wessex, “the Great”, who forces Viking invaders out of Wessex and resists futher in vasion.

1066

Norman Conquest of England following William the Conqueror’s victory at the Battle of Hastings

1215

King John signs Magna Carta, to protect feudal rights against royal abuse

1236

The term Parliament is used officially for the first time to describe the gathering of feudal barons and representatives of counties headed by the King.

1348-1349

Black Death (bubonic plague) wipes out a third of England’s population

Among the 61 clauses of Magna Carta, the charter of liberties set out by king John, were the definition of feudal rights between king and barons and the opening of the law courts to free men.


1381

Peasants’ Revolt in England, its immediate cause three poll taxes.

1455-1485

Wars of the Roses – name later given to political and dynastic troubles, involving claims of houses of Lancaster and York to English Crown.

1534-1540

English Reformation: Henry VIII establishes the Church of England

1555

Muscovy company – forerunner of other joint-stock companies – founded to promote English trade with Russia.

1558-1603

Reign of Elizabeth I – successful and competent

1590-1613

Plays of Shakespeare written

1649

Execution of Charles I – demanded by army leaders and radicals after the King’s defeat during the civil wars between Crown and Parliament.

1679

Habeas Corpus Amendment Act greatly improves the means by which a person may establish a right to liberty, for example by securing release from unjust imprisonment.

1694

Bank of England founded

1775-1783

American War of Independence – Britain loses American colonies

1760-1830

Industrial Revolution

1825

Stockton to Darlington railway built

1831

Michael Faraday discovers magneto-electricity

1776

Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, written at Kirkcaldy in Scotland and a fundamental work in the history of economics, advocates free trade, division of labour and minimal government interference.

1803-1815

Britain involved in continental conflict to contain Napoleon’s expansionism.



1801

First census in England and Wales – a census has been held every ten years since, except in 1941.

1807

Slave trade to British colonies abolished

1829

Catholic emancipation gives civil rights to Catholics in Britain.

1832

First Reform Act extends right to vote to men in certain economic categories and abolishes many rotten boroughs in England and Wales.

1833

Britain abolishes slavery in all its colonies.

1837-1901

Reign of Victoria – at its close the British Empire has expanded to almost one-fifth of the world land mass and one-quarter of the world population.

1848

Public Health Act mirrors philanthropic activity to improve sanitary conditions and curb cholera.

1860

London General Omnibus Company carrying 40 million passengers a year reflects improvement in suburban transport.

1883

Bribery and other corrupt practices are made illegal at elections.

1911

Parliament Act restricts powers of House of Lords.

1918

Fourth Reform Act gives vote to men over twenty-one and a substantial measure of suffrage to women over thirty.

1928

All woman over twenty-one win vote.

1940

Battle of Britain, in which RAF Fighter Command prevents Nazi invasion of England during the second world war.

1942

Beveridge Report forms basis for post-war social reconstruction and a comprehensive social security system.

1944

Under Education Act local authorities have to provide secondary education, school-leaving age is raised to fifteen.

1975 and 1986

Sex Discrimination Acts make discrimination between men and women unlawful in employment, education and other spheres.

1976

Race Relations Act makes discrimination unlawful on grounds of colour, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin.

В последний день недели устраивается гала-концерт, где учащиеся показывают наиболее запомнившиеся номера (сказки, сценки, песни, стихи), а также на гала-концерте происходит награждение победителей в разных конкурсах (за лучшую газету, за лучшую инсценировку, за лучшее исполнение песни на английском языке и т.д.).

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