The theme: I am going to London
Aims of the lesson: 1) to activate pupils` vocabulary by theme;
2) to develop pupils` interest in teaching English; to develop pupils` grammar and speaking skills;
3) to bring up foster teamwork.
Visual aids: presentation
The procedure of the lesson
1. Organization moment.
– Good afternoon, boys and girls! I am glad to see you. How are you?
Our topic today is London. Today we’ll speak about capital of UK – London. We’ll remember the places of interest of London, read about the sightseeing of London.
And I‘d like to begin our lesson with the phonetic drill exercises. Let’s train our tongues
2. Phonetic drill exercises.
[ n ] London
[ t ] tower
[ d ] building
[ s ] street
[ p ] picture
3. Warm - up.
Well, a new task for you. You have some mixed words. But the letters are mixed. The task for you is to put the letters in these words in the right order. Is the task clear?
Put the letters in the right order and read the words:
Tipacal ------------ capital
Square ------------ areusq
Gallery ------------ lrygale
Museum ---------- seumum
Bridge ------------- begrid
Abbey ------------- babey
4. Training in using vocabulary.
Use the words from the blackboard and make up the word combinations or sentences with them. - An old museum, an interesting museum, to visit the museum…
- Westminster Abbey…
- A famous monument, a monument to Admiral Nelson…
- To visit a theatre, a lot of theatres…
- To go to the stadium, a modern stadium…
- The Houses of Parliament…
- To go to the cinema…
- Art gallery, the Tretyakov Gallery…
- Trafalgar Square, Red Square…
- The capital of the UK, The capital of Kazakhstan…
5. Working with the text.
Before the reading text let’s read and act out the dialogue.
- Have you ever been to any museums in London?
- Of course, I have.
- I went to British museum a year ago.
- Oh, did you?
- I have not been there.
- Is it worth visiting?
- Yes, sure.
Work in pairs. Make up dialogues and act them out.
- Have you ever been to…?
- Of course, I have. / No, I have never been there.
- It’s worth visiting. / Come on!
- Let’s go to visit (see) …
- Yes, why not! I’d love to!
/ I’m afraid I can’t.
6. Journey to London` s sightseeing
Now we are ready to make a small excursion to our capital: London. Are you ready? One of you come to the blackboard and read the one point of the text. All others listen to them very attentively.
Trafalgar square. Some people say it is the most beautiful place in London. In the middle of the Square stands a tall column. It is a monument to Admiral Nelson. Four bronze lions look at the square from the monument. There are two beautiful fountains in the square.
Westminster abbey. It is more than nine hundred years old. There are many monuments and statues there, many English kings and queens are buried there. It is famous for the Poet’s Corner. In 1952 Queen Elizabeth was crowned there.
The Buckingham Palace. The Buckingham Palace - is the Royal residence. It was built in 1703. It is now the official home of Queen Elizabeth. There are nearly six hundred rooms and 3 miles of red carpet. Buckingham Palace is like a small town, with a police station, a hospital, a bar, a cinema and a swimming pool.
The Tower of London. The Tower of London is a very old building. It has more than 900 years old. English kings lived in it many years ago, but now it is a museum. It was a royal place and later a prison. The ravens are another famous sign. The legend says that without them the Tower will fall.
Big Ben. - The main bell, officially known as the Great Bell, is the largest bell in the tower. The bell is better known by the nickname Big Ben. People can get inside the Tower to see the works of Big Ben.
7. Training in speaking. – Let’s play the game “Agree or Disagree”. Listen to my sentence, please.
1) Trafalgar Square is in London. (I agree with you. Trafalgar Square is in London.)
2) London is the biggest city of the UK. (I agree with you. London is the biggest city of the UK.)
3) There are a lot of places to visit in London. (I agree with you. There are a lot of places to visit in London.)
4) London is not a beautiful city. (I disagree with you. London is a beautiful city.)
5) London is one of the most interesting and famous cities in Europe. (I agree with you. London is one of the most interesting and famous cities in Europe.)
6) There are no Art galleries in the capital of the UK. (I disagree with you. There are some Art galleries in the capital of the UK.)
7) Big Ben is far from the Houses of Parliament. (I disagree with you. Big Ben is not far from the Houses of Parliament.
8. Activating grammar skills.
Put the words in a logical order:
England, capital, London, of the, is. – London is the capital of England.
Trafalgar, will, tourists, visit, square. – Tourists will visit Trafalgar square.
Bridge, want, to see, I, London. – I want to see London Bridge.
the museum, to see, a lot of, pictures saw in. – I saw a lot of pictures in the museum.
a) Home task;