The theme: Idols of the 20th century.
The aims: a) to revise the present and past simple tenses
b)To develop students speaking, reading and writing abilities (talk about a picture)
c)To enlarge students general outlook
The visual aids: table, pictures, grammar table, SCAT
Procedure of the lesson
I Organization moment:
1. Who is on duty today? 2. What date is it today? 3. What is your hometask? 4. Who is away? 5. What season is it?
III Revision of present simple and past simple
III Pre -task
Look and describe the picture.
Read and find verbs in present simple and in past simple
The name of the painting is Nighthawks: Boulevard of Broken Dreams. It's by an Austrian painter called Gottfried Helnwein. It shows a scene in a diner in the USA during the 1950s. Outside, the street is dark and empty. Inside, three people are sitting at the counter, a woman and two men.
A waiter is standing behind the counter. The man in the middle of the picture is wearing a blue suit and tie. He doesn't look very happy. The woman on the right is laughing and talking to the man next to her, but he isn't listening.
The four people in the picture are all famous American stars from the 20th century. The man in the blue suit is the actor Humphrey Bogart. Bogart was born in New York. At first, he acted in the theatre, but for many years he wasn't successful. Then he started working for the Warner film studio and, at the age of 40, he finally became a star. He made more than thirty films. Two of his most famous films were The African Queen and Casablanca. Bogart died in his sleep at his home in Hollywood in 1957.
b)Find these things : 1 a nationality 2 a country 3 a two jobs 4 two things that people wear
2. Listening Biographies (фото слайд)
Marilyn Monroe was born in 1926 and she died in 1962. She was born in Los Angeles and her real name was Norma Jean Baker. She was one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses. For much of her career, she worked for the film studio 20th Century Fox. Her most famous film was called Some Like it Hot.
Elvis Presley was born in 1935 and he died in 1977. He was born in Tupelo, Mississipi and he started to play the guitar when he was eleven. He was one of America’s most famous singers. For much of his career, he worked for RCA Records. His most famous hit records were: Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock and Blue Suede Shoes.
Complete the table.
Date of birth
work that made him/her famous
Look at the painting and complete the description of James Dean.
On the left, there ………. (be) a tall, good-looking young man.
He ……………. (wear) a dark coat and a scarf. He looks sad and
lonely. He……….. (not talk) to anyone. He ……….. (be) the
famous American actor James Dean.
James Dean …….. (be) born in Indiana in 1931. At first he
(act) on television and, four years later, he ………….
(become) a film star. But Dean only ……….. (make) three
films. He ………….. (die) in a car accident in September 1955.
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VII Giving marks
VIII Home task Find information about your favourite movie star.
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