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Theme of the lesson: Plants and animals (7 класс)



Theme of the lesson: Plants and animals

Aims of the lesson: 1) to speak about plants and  animals

                                2) to understand oral speech;

                                3) to understand and love the nature;

Type of the lesson: Discussing

Method of the teaching: pair, group work

Visual aids: pictures, cards, an interactive board

Connections with the subject: Geography

                Procedure of the lesson

I Organization moment

-Good morning pupils! How are you?

-Who is on duty today?

-Who is absent?

-What’s the weather like today?

-What season is it now?

-What day is it today?

So, the theme of our lesson is “Plants and animals” We shall speak about animals today. You know that we can divide all animals into two groups : domestic and wild. Name me domestic animals, please

 Domestic animals

A cow, a horse, a sheep, a camel, a dog, a cat


                              Wild animals

A fox, a wolf, a rabbit, a squirrel, a bear, a tiger, an elephant


II Checking up the home task

  1. To complete the chart about animals

  2. To put questions for discussion

-What is your favourite  animals?







a fox a rabbit a wolf a squirrel

( pupils come up to the screen and finish the sentences) flowers trees

 III Presentation of the new material

What associations do you have with the word animals and plants



domestic dog, cat, duck, goose


fox, wolf, bear, elephant

  • Look at the screen. You see a picture of a desert and tropical forests.

  • Do you know anything about life in the desert?

  • Is there water?

  • What kind of animals live there?

  • Do you know anything about life in the tropical forest?

  • What animals live there?

 IV Explanation of the new material

Remember the words: practice the pronunciation

Cool[ku:l]  Insects[‘insekt] - Lifeless[‘laiflis]-

Hide[haid]- Seed[si:d]- wither[‘wi ә]-

Read and remember

a wolf-wolves

a fox-foxes

a squirrel-squirrels

a rabbit-rabbits

a zoo-zoos


V Work with a book.

 Read the text about  ”Life in the tropical forest”, ”Life in the desert”

  1. Reading

  2. Complete the chart


Tropical rain forest

Plants Animals



 ( pupils come up to the screen and finish the sentences)

 VI. Riddles. Game” Who is quicker?”

  1. It lives in India or Africa. It is a large animal. It has four legs and two big ears. It helps people to carry things.

  2. It is a wild animal. It has four legs, a long tail and very sharp teeth. It is very dangerous. It can be red or white with black stripes.

  3. It is a wild animal. It has four legs, a long tail and very sharp teeth. It is very dangerous. It is considered to be the king of animals.

  4. It is a wild animal. It has four legs, a strong tail and very sharp teeth. It is very dangerous. It lives in the lakes and rivers.

  5. It has kind eyes, four legs and a long neck. It eats leaves.

  6. It is very funny. It has four legs, a long tail. It can jump and climb the trees.

  7. It is a wild animal, but it is not dangerous. It’s black and white. It has stripes.

  8. It is a wild animal. It has four legs and very sharp teeth. It is dangerous. It lives in the forest. It is a symbol of our region.

  9. It is a wild animal, but it is not dangerous. It can run and jump very fast. It can be white or grey.

  10. It is a wild animal, but it is not dangerous. It has four legs and a very fat tail. It can climb the trees.

Work in pairs answer the questions


About animals

Animals in danger

  1. Vast

  2. Depths

  3. Survival

  4. Exactly


  1. Fur


  1. Scale


  1. Despite

  2. Feature

  3. Cell

  4. Alive

  5. Fuel

  6. Run out

  7. Nerve

  8. Sense


  1. React



  1. Where do animals live? /They live everywhere/

  2. What can you say about the animal kingdom? /It is amazingly varied/

  3. What do animals often have? /They have eyes, ears and legs/

  4. What is difference between plants and animals? /Animals need to eat/

  5. Which animals can react more quickly than others? /mammals, birds/

  6. Why? /They’ve complicated nervous system/

  7. How do you call the long period of animal’s development? /evolution/

  8. What has happened to many species during evolution? /They’ve become extinct/

  9. What kind of the most impressive animals do you know? /tiger, black rhino, giant panda/

  10. Why are they endangered? /They’ve now so rare/

  11. What can happen to them in 10-20 years? /We can see them only in zoos/

  12. Why are animals in danger? /for many reasons/

  13. Who is the main danger? /humans/

  14. What do people do with animals? /hunt, collect/

  15. For what do they do it? /for fun and for food/

  16. What must we do? /look after animals/

  1. Our planet is home of animals. /True/

  2. Animals live where they want. /False/

  3. Animals have all developed their own methods of survival. /True/

  4. It is easy to think that we know exactly what animals are. /True/

  5. The animal kingdom is not amazingly varied. /False/

  6. All animals have fur and feathers. /False/

  7. Animals have muscles and nerves. /True/

  8. Animal don’t sense their surroundings. /False/

  9. Mammals and birds are animals with complicated nervous system. /True/

  10. Mammals and birds react more quickly than any other living things. /True/

  11. Evolution is a place where live a lot of wild animals. /False/

  12. During evolution many species have become extinct. /True/

  13. Tiger, black rhino, giant panda are impressive animals because they are very kind. /False/

  14. In just 10-20 years’ time we can see tiger, black rhino and giant panda only in zoos. /True/

  15. People hunt animals for food. /True/

  16. We may don’t look after the animals. /False/

 VII. Test

  1. Choose the right plural form.

  1. There are a lot of _____ in the forests of Kazakhstan.

  1. wolf            

  2. wolves

  1. Squirrels eat a lot of____.

  1. leaves

  2. leaf

  1. I have seen a lot of_____ in the zoo of the U.K.

  1. rhinos

  2. rhinoes

  1. Wolves have sharp____.

  1. teeth

  2. tooth

  1. There are lot of_____.

  1. children

  2. child

VIII Group work.

Pupils now divide into two groups read the text and write some interest facts about the oldest plants and animals.

The oldest plants and animalsТHE OLDEST PLANTS AND ANIMALS

In 1497 a German fisherman caught a ringed pike dated 1230. This meant that the pike was more than two hundred and sixty-seven years old. But the pike cannot compete with a turtle found in 1737 and brought to the London Zoo. When the turtle was found, scientists studied it and said that it was more than a century old. Two hundred years later, the same turtle was still living in the Zoo. There are also crocodiles that live as long as turtles.

        We all know that large parrots live long. There is one that lived 140 years. There are other birds that live to be a century old. But elephants do not usually live so long – not more than 50 to 70 years. The life of lions is even shorter – not more than 30 years.

        But the animals who live the longest lives cannot compete with members of the plant world. Little blueberry plants can live more than three hundred years. Scientists have shown that Mexican cypress trees can live ten thousand years; but the prize for long life belongs to a tree in Australia that can live fifteen thousand years.

Перевод текста на русский язык

Самые старые растения и животные

В 1497 году в Германии рыбак поймал окольцованную щуку; на кольце стояла дата – 1230 год. Это означало что щуке более чем 267 лет. Но даже щука не может соревноваться с черепахой, пойманной в 1737 году привезенной в лондонский зоопарк. Ученые изучили её и выяснили, что ей более, чем 100 лет. 200 лет спустя,  эта черепаха все еще жила в зоопарке. Так же существуют виды крокодилов, которые могут прожить столько же сколько черепахи.

Мы все знаем, что большие попугаи живут долго. Был  один попугай, который дожил до 140 лет. Так же есть птицы, которые живут почти 100 лет. А вот слоны, как правило, не живут долго – от 50 до 70 лет. Продолжительность жизни львов еще короче – не больше 30 лет.

Но даже животные, живущие так долго, не могут соревноваться с растениями. Маленькое растение голубика живет более чем 300 лет. Ученые выяснили, что мексиканские кипарисы могут прожить 10 тысяч лет. Но первое место принадлежит дереву, растущему в Австралии, которому около 15 тысяч лет.

IX. Conclusion of the lesson

-What we must do to keep plants?

-What we must do to keep animals?


T: Thank you for your active work.

You are really very clever pupils.

It was pleasant to listen your right answers.

Was this lesson interesting for you?

 2.Marks. T: Your marks for the lesson.

X. Home work

Find some information about a desert or a forest and write about it.


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