The theme of the lesson: Political systems of UK.
Educational: to practice students in mono logical and dialogical speech, to teach students to work creatively and introduce new words, expressions according to the theme.
Developing: to enrich children’s memory and logical thinking, to develop creativity doing exercises.
Bringing up: to bring up pupils to love for foreign language, promoting interest in the culture.
Who is absent today?
What day of the week today?
What is the weather like today?
What season is it now?
Take out your books, pens and copybooks. Get ready for the lesson.
What date is it today?
Everyone open your exercise-books and write down the date.
II. Warm up:
Talk to your partner/class.
Who makes laws in the U.K?
Which country hasn’t got a written Constitution: the USA, the U.K, Kazakhstan?
Who sings the laws?
What is the difference between the House of Commons and the House of Lords?
What is the main political parties in the U.K?
III. Following up activities:
The new words.
The grammar rules.
b)Presentation of the new theme:
The British Parliament and Her Majesty’s Government
Until the seventeenth century, kings and queens of England had enormous political power. But now the Queen is the only Head of State in a ceremonial sense. She signs new law and see the Prime Minister every week, but has no direct political influence.
One of her most important official functions is the State Opening of Parliament. In this traditional ceremony, the Queen rides in a gold coach from Buckingham Palace to the House of Parliament. There she opens the new session of Parliament each year and reads a speech. But the Queen doesn’t write the speech. It’s written by the government ministers and only it’s read aloud by her.
Britain’s Parliament is divided into two houses. Both of these are in the Palace of West minister in London. The House of Commons is for elected members of Parliament. The House of Lords is for non-elected members.
The House of Commons
Every five years in Britain, there is a general election. Voters choose members of Parliament (or MPs as they’re known) from local areas. On average, there are between 600-700 MP’s in West minister. The Commons debates new laws. These ‘bills’, as they’re called, don’t become laws or ‘acts’ until the House of Lords and the Queen have accepted them. In theory, the House of Lords and Queen have accepted them.
The House of Lords
There are two groups of lords or peers. One group is hereditary and the other is not hereditary. The second group is the chosen by the Government. Nowadays, the House of Lords (which includes several women) has little direct power.
The Prime Minister and the Cabinet
The Prime Minister chooses about twenty MPs from his or her party to become Cabinet Ministers. Each minister is responsible for a particular area of government. The leader of the opposition also chooses MPs to take responsibility for opposing the Government.
Politicians come and go, but one group of important people doesn’t change after every election – the civil servants. They work in ministries. Several important ministries are in a street in London called Whitehall.
The Main Political Parties
The Conservative Party. Also known as the “Tories”, the Conservative represent the ‘right’ in British politics. It is the party of the middle and the upper classes, although it does receive some working-class support.
The Labour Party. The Labour Party represents the ‘left’. It has always had strong links with the trade unions and receives financial support from them. Presently it has shifted more to the centre.
The Liberal Democrats. This is a comparatively new centre left party in British politics. It’s a combination of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party.
Ex. 2, 3, 4 ,6 p 115- 118 orally
Ex. 5 p 118 writing
The new words