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Разработка урока "Страноведческая викторина"

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«Страноведческая викторина»

по английскому языку

для старшеклассников

Выполнила: Пигарёва Любовь Александровна,

учитель английского языка

1-ой квалификационной категории.

Цели: обобщить, углубить и расширить лингвострановедческие знания по теме «Англо-говорящие страны»,

совершенствовать умения и навыки практического владения английским языком по заданной теме,

способствовать формированию социокультурной компетенции учащихся,

повысить интерес к изучению английского языка.

Оснащение: интерактивная доска, проектор, ноутбук, цифровое поле с числами от 1 до 62, карты англо - говорящих стран.

(В викторине могут принимать участие 2 и более команд. На обдумывание вопросов даётся не более 1 минуты. За правильный ответ – 2 балла. Номер вопроса выбирают на цифровом поле. Можно использовать 2 музыкальные паузы.)

Today we shall have an unusual lesson. It will be the completion between two eleventh forms “A” and “B”. We shall travel across the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. You know that “Knowledge is Power” (these words are on the blackboard) and I’ll hope you show us your knowledge of geography, history, culture of English speaking countries.

Let me introduce our judges ……

There are 60 questions in the quiz. Each team will choose the number of the question from the table with numerals and will be given a minute, if they need, to answer the question. There are 2 musical pauses.

Now let’s begin. I wish you good luck.


1 What is the longest river in Britain? ( the Severn )

2 What people live in the United Kingdom? (the English, the Scots, the Welsh, the Irish)

3 What was the first name of New York? (New Amsterdam)

4 Where do black people mainly live in New York? (in Harlem)

5 What river is the capital of the USA situated on? (the Potomac River)

6 Where is Hollywood situated? (not far from Los Angeles)

7 What is Detroit famous for? (automobile industry)

8 What university is the oldest in the USA? (Harvard, 1636)

9 What are the native people of New Zealand called? (Maoris)

10 Give British variant of the American English:

Movies - ………. (cinema)

Elevator - ………. (lift)

Automobile - ………. (car)

Fall - ………. (autumn)

11 You know that there are 50 states in the USA. Name, please, the fiftieth state. (Hawaii, 1959)

12 In which city is Disney World located? (in Orlando, Florida)

13 Who discovered Australia? (captain James Cook)

14 Who was the creator of Sherlock Holmes? (Arthur Conan Doyle)

15 Name a Famous American writer who wrote about gold in Alaska, dogs, adventures. (Jack London)

16 What is the day of National Independence in the USA? (July, 4-th)

17 What is the traditional costume in Scotland? (the kilt)

18 Give the Russian equivalent of the English proverb: “You can’t kill two birds with one stone” (За двумя зайцами погонишься, ни одного не поймаешь.)

19 What is the national musical instrument in Scotland? (a bagpipe)

20 Give British variant of the American English:

Test -- ………. (exam)

Candy -- ………. (sweet)

Ice-box -- ……… (refrigerator)

Apartment -- ………. (flat)

21 Which country presented the USA with the Statue of Liberty? What was the occasion? (France, 100 years of independence)

22 Which American President was the first to live and work in the White House? (James Adams, the 2-d US President)

23 Who is the first visitor in a Scottish house on the New Year Eve? (A dark – haired man with a coin, a piece of bread and coal)

24 Which American President attended the Potsdam Conference? (Harry Truman)

25 The musical pause. (звучит песня группы Битлз)

26 Name the famous British pop-group from Liverpool. (the Beatles)

27 Give the Russian equivalent of the English proverb: “He who laughs last laughs best”. (Хорошо смеётся тот, кто смеётся последним.)

28 Which American astronaut first stepped on the surface of the Moon? (Neil Armstrong, 1969)

29 Who wrote the famous Beatles’ song “Yesterday”? (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)

30 Which 19-th century American writer is said to be the founder of the detective genre? (Edgar A. Poe)

31 What monument in Washington, D.C. dedicated to an American President, nicknamed “The Pencil”? (Washington monument)

32 What is the name of the awards given to the best movie actors and actresses each year in the USA? (Oscars)

33 Which sport is considered to be the national pastime of America? (baseball)

34 Where was the first skyscraper built? (in Chicago)

35 What is the name of the English town where William Shakespeare was born? (Stratford – on – Avon)

36 There were four in the Beatles. Give their names. (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr)

37 Why are there no skyscrapers in Washington? (A law forbids to build buildings higher than the Capitol.)

38 What is the Capitol? Where is it? (The seat of the American government, Capitol Hill)

39 What is the name of the Scottish lake in which there is supposed to be a monster? (Loch Ness)

40 Who was Shakespeare’s favourite actress? (He had no favourite actress, because all roles at that time were played by the men.)

41 Which is the most popular British sport? (football)

42 Describe American flag. (Stars and stripes)

43 What kind of music first developed in New Orleans? (Jazz)

44 What is the largest state in the USA? Which is the smallest one? (Alaska, Rhode island)

45 Which famous American document begins with words: “We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union … “? (the Constitution of the USA)

46 The emigrants from England, who became the founders of New England colonies in North America, were brought to the American coast by a ship. What was its name and when was that journey made? (“Mayflower”, 1620)

47 On what river does London stand? (the Thames)

48 The musical pause. (Звучит песня Элвиса Пресли)

49 In this museum we can see many famous people from all over the world, but they are not alive, they are made of wax. What museum is it and where is it? (Madame Tussaud’s Museum, London)

50 “The adventures of Tom Sawyer” was written by Mark Twain. What was his real name? (Samuel Clemens)

51 What is the capital of Australia? (Canberra)

52 What is the symbol of New Zealand? (the kiwi)

53 Why did Romans call Britain “Albion”? (“Alba” means “white” in Latin. When Romans came to Britain they saw the white chalk cliffs.)

54 What is the national symbol of Australia? (the emu and the kangaroo)

55 Why is Australia called the Land Down Under? (because of its geographical position. Summer is here from December to February (New Year is in the middle of summer), autumn is from March to May and so on.)

56 What is the most peculiar feature of Australian animals? (Many of them have the pouch (that is a kind of a pocket).

57 What is the favourite hot drink in Britain? (tea)

58 What are the biggest airports in the United Kingdom? (Heathrow, Gatwick)

59 Who was called “An Iron Lady”? (Margaret Thatcher, the Prime Minister of Britain in 1979 --1990)

60 What is the name of the King of rock-n-roll? (Elvis Presley)

61 What is the national symbol of Scotland? (a thistle)

62 How do the British people celebrate theirs 100 years birthday? (a telegram from the Queen)

The results of the quiz.

(Слова, пословицы вывести на интерактивную доску.)

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Викторина подводит итоги знаний учащихся,связанные с географией, историей, политикой, культурой, известными людьми англо-говорящих стран.Ответы на вопросы расширят кругозор учащихся. Викторину можно провести в неделю иностранного языка. Подобные викторины, КВНы повышают мотивацию учащихся к изучению иностранных языков.

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