Урок "City" 6 класс
Date : 08.12.2014 year
Theme: City or country?
To enrich the pupils’ knowledge giving them more information about country.
To develop the pupils’ speech speaking on the text, and revising the grammar helping them freely express their opinions and thoughts.
To bring up pupils to be patriots of their motherland, to love their country and to make great efforts in the development of the country.
a map of Britain
five sets of self-made cards with adjectives from the Fun spot
Write the title of the lesson on the board. Clarify the difference between a country, e.g. Poland and the country, as opposed to the city. Explain that in this lesson students are going to talk about the country. Divide the class into two groups and give one the topic of the city, the other one the topic of the country. The groups should make a list of all the words they associate with their topic. Set a time limit of 3 minutes. Then ask the groups to read out their lists.
a) [ 1.41 ] Focus attention on the photo of the boy. Introduce Steve and elicit that he lives in a big city. If you have a map of Britain, show students where Bristol is. Ask students to predict if Steve likes living in the city and if he wants to live in the country. Next they read and listen to the text to check their ideas. Play the CD.
Explain that Steve does not say directly if he wants to live in the country, but that they can guess the answer based on the final paragraph, (he does not want to live in the country).
Ask students if they know/can guess what the following comparative and superlative adjectives mean: quieter, cleaner, easier, more exciting. Provide explanation if necessary and introduce the base form of the adjectives. Explain the infinitive of purpose after adjectives in the phrases It's more difficult to go shopping/find friends. It's easier to find friends, but do not expect students to use this structure at this stage.
Cultural information Bristol is the largest city in the south west of England with a population of approximately 0.4 million. It is over a thousand years old and was a major seaport for centuries. Nowadays it is a famous culture and education centre. The best known landmark in the city is Clifton Suspension Bridge, built across the Avon Gorge.
see Student's Book Activity 1a
b) Go through the example and ask students to make a list of three good and three bad things about living in the country, according to Steve. They should write comparative adjectives as answers. Check the answers with the whole class.
Ask comprehension questions about the text to different students, e.g. Why is a village cleaner than a city? Why is it more boring in the country? Why is shopping more difficult there? Why is it more difficult to find friends there?
Answer key Good things: 1) quieter 2) more beautiful 3) cleaner Bad things: 1) more boring 2) more difficult to go shopping 3) more difficult to find friends
Mixed-ability classes Fast finishers can add their own points to the list. Less confident students can underline the answers in the text and mark them with a plus or minus to show if these are good or bad points. This way they will not take a long time to write down the answers or concentrate on spelling.
[1.42] Point to the photo and introduce Helen. Explain that she lives in Charfield, a village near Bristol. Ask students to look at the accompanying picture of the city and predict if Helen thinks that it is better to live in the city than in the country. Play the CD for students to check their ideas. Elicit that she thinks that it is better to live in the country.
Yes, there are some good things about living in a city. Cities are exciting and there are a lot of things you can do. However, these things are usually expensive and most kids haven't got the money to go to cinemas or cafes. Also, I don't agree with Steve that it's easier to find friends in a city. A lot of kids in cities live a long way from their friends and it's more difficult to meet than in the country. I live in Charfield and I've got a lot of good friends here in my village and it's great because they live close to my house. After school and at the weekend I hang out with my friends in the park or in their houses. It's much better than living in the city!
[1.42] Students read the sentences and listen to Helen again. Then they circle the correct words. When students have compared their answers in pairs, check with the whole class.
Extra activity Students write down secretly which place they think is better to live: Bristol or Charfield. Then in pairs they guess each other's answers. Find out how many students chose the city and how many the village.
Tapescript see Activity 2a
[1.43] Ask students to read and listen to the questions and think how they would answer them. Play the CD.
see Student's Book Activity 3a
In pairs students take turns to ask and answer the questions from Activity 3a. They should take notes of their classmate's answers. Read out the example with a student.
Ask a few students to report their classmate's answers to the whole class, using their notes, e.g. Filip thinks that the country is quieter.
Home task: To learn vocabulary.
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