Разработка урока по теме “City Versus Country”, УМК Биболетовой , Form 11.
Цель: совершенствование умений практического владения учащимися английским языком по теме.
- обобщить лексический материал по теме
- совершенствовать коммуникативные умения учащихся
- совершенствование умений аудирования с целью извлечения необходимой информации
- развивать умения учащихся составлять монологическое высказывание в соответствии с заданной ситуацией
Развивающая задача: уметь сравнивать, высказывать своё мнение, делать вывод, принимать решение на основе сравнения, делать вывод, основываясь на приведённых аргументах.
Воспитательная – умение работать в коллективе, в группе. Посоветовать, не навязывая своего мнения, приводить убедительные аргументы. Быть вежливым.
1. In the beginning of the lesson the pupils sing the song:
Song № 1
In my country we are happy
In my country we are happier
In my country we’re the happiest of all.
In my country the sky is bluer
In my country the sun is brighter
In my country we are the friendliest of all.
My country, your country,
Travel east or west.
Living in the city,
Living in the country,
Russia is the best.
2. T: We live in a big and beautiful country. Our motherland is Russia. All people of our state live either in the country or in big cities and little provincial towns. But I am sure that nowadays it is not so important where you live. People may be happy both in a little village and in a huge modern city as well. and today we are to find out whether there is really much difference between the city lifestyle and the life of those living in the country.
T: Where would you rather live?
P1: I would rather live in the city.
P2: And I would prefer living in the country
P3: For me there is nothing like city life (and etc.)
Now look through the list of activities and express your attitude to the mentioned kinds of pastimes.
P1: I am fond of working on the computer and I am absolutely indifferent to going to discos.
P2: And as for me I prefer hanging on with my friends rather than shopping.
Working on the computer
Playing musical instruments
Roller-skating and skateboarding
Hanging out with friends
going to a disco
going to the cinema, theatre, to picture galleries
eating out in cafes and restaurants
gardening and growing fruits, flowers and veggies
fishing and hunting
travelling to different cities, countries and continents.
reading books, newspapers and magazines.
going to the library
camping out in a tent
doing crosswords and puzzles
watching various films
having promenades in the fields and in the forest
swimming in the river
drawing and painting
listening to music
surfing on the Internet
And can you tell me what activities are available only in the city, in the country and what activities are quite possible both in the city and in the country?
4: And what do you really think about
city dwellers/country people. What kind of people are they in your opinion?
P1: I think that country people are less communicative.
P2: And I am of another opinion. To my mind they are kinder and friendlier.
more /less humane
more/less educated kinder
5. And what are the advantages and disadvantages of the country life and the pros and cons of the city life?
a. The advantages and disadvantages of the country life:
On the one hand On the other hand country people
in the country people
Enjoy the beauty of nature
have less education opportunities
Enjoy the twitter of birds
don’t have modern conveniences
Enjoy fresh air
Enjoy healthy lifestyle
Drink crystal clear water
Fish and hike
Swim in the river
Pick berries in the forest
Farm the land
Grow wheat and vegetables
Produce their own food
Live in big apartments
Have a lot of true friends
Don’t spend money on transport
b. The advantages and disadvantages
of the city life:
From one point of view From another point of view
city dwellers the city dwellers
Have apartments with all modern Bump into traffic jam
Can find a well paid job
Come across the problem of pollution
Can get better education
Have a lot of industrial waste produced by plants and factories
Have a lot of places for entertainment
Face crowds of people
Have excellent roads
Have better medical service
If I had an opportunity I would rather choose the city because…
If I had a chance I would prefer the …life rather than the …as…
I would advise you to live in the … because I think that …
I would recommend you to choose the … because in my opinion If I were you I would move to the … because it seems to me that
To my mind you’d better live in the … as …
Now will you listen to 5 speakers.
6. Listen to 5 people speaking about the countryside they live and match them with the place they are describing.
Speaker 1, Sheila
I think that Exmoor National Park is the most beautiful place in the world. The timeless beauty of the scenery is magical and very unique. Once you are in Exmoor, you will see… no traffic, only wildlife; no superstores, only trees. You will hear… no shouting, only birdsong; no car horns, only streams. You will enjoy its peacefulness and feel glad to be there.
Speaker 2, Mike
I spent my childhood in Edithmead and every morning when I woke up, I could see the mountain. On the many occasions that I climbed to the top, I would imagine that I could see the entire world from its summit. It is a place of wonderment, beauty and mythical proportions, It will always remain the centre of my universe, and I welcome any opportunity to revisit whenever I return to England from Canada.
Speaker 3, John
I like the Mendip Hills very much. It’s truly an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here you have it all. You have an area full of historical mystery in the form of Roman ruins, countless ancient forts and castles. There are plenty of cycling and walking routes to enjoy and there is a mixture of everything: forest, marsh, pasture and fields.
Speaker 4, Sue
I think that Goblin Combe, near Bristol and the airport, is absolutely terrific. It’s such an unusual place, a deeply wooded valley on the northern edge of a hill. It has its own ecology, with some fantastic plants and trees, and its character changes depending on the weather and the time of day. It’s also reasonably easy for everyone to reach.
Speaker 5, Chris
I have travelled the road from Milverton to Wivelscombe many times in the 16 years I’ve lived in the area, but the view as you pass the turn for Croford, over the hill and round the bend is magnificent. No matter what the weather, the season or the time of day, the essence of the whole area remains strong and impressive.
Can you tell me why this or that speaker loves his (her) native place?
Express your opinion.
In the end I ask you to divide into 2 groups. Which group can give more arguments for a young family who are really at a loss what place to choose as a place for permanent living. Give them advices.
Group 1: We would advise you to live in the country because in this case you and your family will be able to…
Group 2: We think that it would be better for you to stay in the city as everybody knows that there are a lot of advantages such as …
While finishing our lesson let’s sing one more song about Russia:
Song № 2 “Moscow Suburb Nights”
Not a rustling leaf, not a bird in flight
In the sleepy grove until dawn.
How I love these nights, Moscow suburb nights,
The caress of the waking sun.
The calm rilling stream seems to ebb and flow
Like a silver web of moonlight,
In my heart I hear singing come and go
On this wonderful summer night.
Why this downcast look? Does the rising day
Bring us near the hour when we part?
It’s as hard to keep as to give away
All that presses upon my heart.
Write a short letter to your friend - invite him to visit your village and describe the advantages of spending a part of his holidays in your village.
Use the phrases: If you come to our place we can … (name the activities); describe the people living in your village.