Путешествие по Великобритании
научить учеников рассказывать о частях Великобритании;
научить поиску необходимой информации в процессе ознакомительного чтения;
научить обобщать и использовать на практике полученную информацию по теме;
практика употребления грамматических времён глагола;
развивать память, внимание, воображение;
уметь самостоятельно планировать речевой поступок и уметь сотрудничать при выполнении коллективных проектов;
расширить знание учеников о стране, язык которой изучаем.
І. Организационный момент
1) Объявление темы и цели урока
Звучит аудиозапись стиха Р. Бернса “My Heart’s in the Highlands”.
My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer,
A-chasing the wild deer and following the roe -
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go!
Teacher: You’ve just heard some lines from the poem, written by R. Burns. This famous poet loved his Motherland and admired its beauty. Do you know where he was born? (Expected answer: In Scotland)
Yes, he was the Scottish and wrote about Scotland. This is a part of the country we are going to speak about. Can you guess the topic of our lesson? (Expected answer: Great Britain). Can you name other 3 parts? (Expected answer: England, Wales, Northern Ireland). The best way to get to know other country is to visit it. So I propose you to make an imaginary tour to Great Britain.
2) Введение в иноязычную атмосферу.
Teacher: Do you know why people travel?
People travel to…
Teacher: So, during our tour we’ll see new places, learn more about Great Britain, improve our English, develop outlook.
Unfortunately we have only 2 days for visiting the UK. What means of transport should we choose? Why? (Expected answer: We should choose a plane, because it is the fastest means of transport).
ІI. Основная часть урока.
1. Актуализация ранее изученного материала.
Teacher: It’s useful to know some facts about the country you are going to visit. On the blackboard you can see 4 parts of Great Britain, their flags and emblems. Match them.
2. Введение новой лексики.
Teacher: And now some proper names necessary for understanding our guide’s speech.
3. Чтение (работа в группах).
Teacher: Oh, it’s a message from our travel agent. Our guide has fallen ill, he can’t go with us. What shall we do? I’ve got an idea! We have these leaflets with information about Great Britain and we know English well enough to be guides ourselves.
You’ll be organized in groups of 3. Each group will get a set of pictures, the UK Information Guide and a fact file. Your task is to represent one part of Great Britain. You should also fill in this fact file. At first only 1 column which concerns your country. And during other teams’ presentations you’ll fill in other columns.
The UK Information Guide
(where to go and what to see)
People: the English
You should start your tour with London, the capital of Great Britain. You can see Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and many other places of interest here. But England is not only London. Oxford and Cambridge are famous for their old universities. Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of Shakespeare. Stonehenge is situated in the south-west of England. It is a circle of big stones. Nobody knows why it was built.
People: the Scots
Language: English, Scottish
This is a land of high mountains and green valleys. The highest mountains are situated in the Highlands. The national dress of Scots is the kilt, which was originally worn by men. It is a skirt with a lot of folds. The Scottish musical instrument is the bagpipe. The festival, celebrated by the Scots on the 25th of January is called Burns’ Night. It is the birthday of Robert Burns. During the festival people play pipe music, wear kilts and recite Burn’s poems.
People: the Welsh
Language: English, Welsh
It is a country of lakes and mountains. The second highest mountain in Great Britain Snowdon is situated here. The Welsh are famous for their singing ability. Every year an international festival called Eisteddfod is held in Wales. People come from all over the world to recite poems, sing and dance. The Welsh are especially proud of their language. They like to speak Welsh, to sing songs in Welsh. St David is the Patron Saint of Wales. On St David’s Day people wear a leek or a daffodil.
People: the Irish
Language: English, Irish
This part of Great Britain is often called Ulster. The Irish musical instrument is the harp. The national flag of Ireland represents a red cross with a crown and a red hand on a white field. It’s Saint Patrick’s Cross. The patron saint of Northern Ireland is St Patrick. St Patrick’s Day is a national holiday here. It is a time for shamrocks, Irish flags, parades, parties, national songs and dances.
Fact file of the UK
4. Монологическая речь.
Teacher: Let’s start our trip on a jet airplane. Fasten your seatbelts.
(Группы по очереди производят презентацию 4 частей Великобритании).
5. Контроль знаний.
Teacher: Your English is rather good and you know a lot about Great Britain. Let’s find out if you can pass an exam for qualified guides. This is a special test for travel guides.
Finish the sentences.
1) In London you can see…
2) The highest mountain in Great Britain …
3) The birthplace of Shakespeare …
4) The flag of Wales …
5) The Irish musical instrument …
6) Cambridge and Oxford …
7) Burns’ Night is a festival in honour of …
8) Eisteddfod is held in …
9) On St Patrick’s Day people …
Congratulations! You’ve passed this exam.
Teacher: While we are abroad our mums worry about us. Let’s send them postcards.
The task is to put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense.
We ____________ (to be) in Northern Ireland at the moment. It ______ (to be) foggy. And planes ___________ (not to fly) in bad weather. So we have to wait until the weather ____________ (to change). We ________________________ (already to visit) England, Scotland, Wales. I _____________ (to make) a lot of photos and Lera ___________ (to buy) many souvenirs for her friends. I hope, we _______________ (to come) back home tomorrow.
Teacher: It’s time to return home. What are your impressions of our journey? Did you like it?
Imagine that you have just returned from Great Britain full of impressions. You meet your classmate who hasn’t been to this country yet. Tell him or her what you have seen, what places of interest you have visited, express your feelings.
ІІІ. Заключительная часть урока.
1. Подведение итогов.
Teacher: What have we done at the lesson? (Expected answers:
- We have seen new places.
- We have learnt more about Great Britain.
- We have practiced our language.
- We have developed outlook…).
What can you do now? (Expected answers:
- We can speak about different parts of Great Britain.
- We can work as guides in a travel agency…).
2. Домашнее задание.
Write a story “My visit to Great Britain”.
(Map of Great Britain)
William Shakespeare Big Ben
The Tower of London
A Scottish national costume.
A harp St Patrick’s Day