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Урок-игра "Звездный час" Путешествие по США

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10th form

Kurinskaya G.P.

ЗАДАЧИ УРОКА: провести контроль овладения учащимися языковой и речевой компетенцией в рамках изученной темы;

активизировать изученную лексику по теме;

организовать аудирование текста в предъявлении учащихся;

учить находить необходимую информацию в прослушанном и прочитанном текстах;

углубить знания учащихся о культуре и истории Соединенных Штатов;

развивать навыки неподготовленного высказывания по конкретным вопросам и навыки коммуникативного общения;

Образовательный аспект:

формировать навыки аудирования, чтения, диалогической и монологической речи .

Развивающий аспект:

развивать навыки и умения во всех видах речевой деятельности;

развивать слуховую и зрительную память, умение выделять главное, анализировать, логично и последовательно высказывать свои мысли на иностранном языке;

стимулировать познавательную мотивацию, усовершенствовать внимание, образное воображение.

Воспитательный аспект:

воспитывать любовь к знаниям;

воспитывать уважение к культурному наследию народа страны изучаемого языка, к традициям других народов;

формировать устойчивый интерес к предмету, готовность к сотрудничеству и взаимовыручке.

ТИП УРОКА: комбинированный.

ОБОРУДОВАНИЕ: карта и флаг Соединенных Штатов, наглядный материал, тематические картинки, портреты известных американцев, компьютер.



1.Greeting ( приветствие).

T: Good morning, dear friends. I'm glad to see you happy and healthy today.

2. Aim ( сообщение теми и цели урока).

Т: From the very ancient times people wanted to explore other countries. They used primitive transport, they spent much time to get somewhere and they tried and tried and tried.

To whatever part of the world you went

By wheel or sail, or wing, or track,

You’ll have exciting things to tell

Now that you are safely back.

So, today we’re going to make a kind of journey to the past and present of one of the English-speaking countries. Listen to a short description of it and try to guess what country it is.

3. Warming-up (введение в иноязычную атмосферу).

This country lies in the middle of the North American continent. Its area is over 9 million square kilometres. The country consists of 50 states. Its national emblem is the bald eagle. The flag is called “The Stars and Stripes”. What country is this?

P1: I think it’s the United States because it consists of 50 states.

T: What else do you know about this country?

P2: The full name of the country is the United States of America.

P3: Washington is the capital of the USA.

P4: It’s a very large country.

P5: New York is the largest city.

P6: People of many nationalities live there.

P7: It is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

P8: The country borders on Canada in the north and Mexico in the south.


1. Listening (аудирование текста “American State Symbols”):

a) Pre-Listening Activities. Этап подготовки к аудированию.

Т: What state symbols can you name? Does every state have them?

b) While - Listening Activities. Этап прослушивания текста.

Т: Listen to the text “American State Symbols” to get as much information as you can.

P: THE AMERICAN FLAG has thirteen stripes (the country started from 13 states) and fifty stars because now there are 50 states in the USA. The flag is red, blue and white and often called “Stars and Stripes”. Americans love their flag very much and even have a special holiday for it – “Flag Day”, which is celebrated on June 14th. There are many rules for the flag: to display it only during the day, to fold on a special day and so on.

P: THE BALD EAGLE is the official national symbol. It carries an olive branch as a sign of peace and

arrows as a sign of strength.

P: THE STATUE OF LIBERTY is one of the most famous unofficial USA symbols. It is a statue of a woman holding up a torch in her right hand. The statue symbolizes liberty. France presented it to the USA in 1884.

c) Post-Listening Activities. Контроль понимания прослушанного текста.

Выполнение компьютерного теста по прослушанной информации.

T: And now switch on your computers and choose the correct answer for each sentence.

  1. The American flag has ________________________________

  2. There are_________ because there are fifty states in the USA.

  3. The colours of the flag are ________________________________

  4. _____________________ is often called “Stars and Stripes”.

  5. _____________________ is celebrated on June 14th.

  6. There are many _________________________________

  7. _____________________ is the official national symbol.

  8. The bald eagle carries __________________________________

  9. _____________________ is one of the most famous unofficial USA symbols.

  10. It is a statue of a woman _________________________________

  11. _____________________ symbolizes liberty.

  12. The Statue of Liberty is a present from _________________________________


  1. France

  2. red, blue and white

  3. 50 stars

  4. Flag Day

  5. The American Flag

  6. holding up a torch

  7. rules for the flag

  8. The statue

  9. The bald eagle

  10. an olive branch and arrows

  11. The Statue of Liberty

  12. 13 stripes

KEY: 1l 2c 3b 4e 5d 6g 7i 8j 9k 10f 11h 12a

2. Reading (работа с текстом “The Grand Canyon – Arizona, USA).

a) Pre-Reading Activities. Этап подготовки к чтению текста.

T: There are many sights for tourists to see in the USA. One of them belongs to Seven Nature’s Wonders.Can you guess what I’m speaking about? Its the Grand Canyon.

b) While-Reading Activities. Этап чтения текста и выполнение заданий в процессе чтения.

T: Read the advertisement for the Grand Canyon, then use the information to write appropriate supporting sentences for the topic sentences 1 to 4. What phrases would you use to recommend it?


American’s most beautiful natural landmark

16 km wide – 450 km long

made of red rock

Walls of Canyon: 250 million years old formed

by water cutting through the rocks

rocks at "; "> 1540: first time Europeans saw the canyon

Activities: go on hiking trips, go camping, guided tours,

go skiing on one of the northern sections of the canyon,

see animals (deer, squirrel, wild turkeys, mountain lions).


c) Post-Reading Activities. Контроль понимания текста.

  1. One of the most spectacular natural landmarks in the world is the Grand Canyon.____________

  2. The canyon is ancient.____________________________________________________________

  3. You’ll never be bored there._______________________________________________________

  4. It’s a wonderful place to visit. _____________________________________________________

3. Oral Practice (практика в диалогической речи )

a) “Scrambled dialogue”. Составление диалога.

T: There is a dialogue hidden in the sentences below. Construct a dialogue.

  • What’s the purpose of your visit? 1

- Yes, please. 2

- Welcome to the USA. May I see your passport? 3

  • It’s a holiday. 4

  • I’m going to New York, then to Washington and to Los Angels. 5

  • Where are you going to stay? 6

  • No, this is my first visit. 7

  • Where are you from? 8

  • Er, with my friend. 9

  • Well, I think for about 3 weeks. 10

  • Thank you. Have a nice journey. 11

  • I’m from Russia. 12

  • Where are you going? 13

  • Have you been to the USA before? 14

  • Thanks. 15

  • How long are you going to be here? 16

KEY: 3, 2, 8, 12, 14, 7, 1, 4, 13, 5, 6, 9, 16, 10, 11, 15

b) Role play. Практика учащихся в общении.

Т: Work in pairs. Practise the dialogue with you partner.

c) Role situation. Практика учащихся в общении.

T: Imagine yourself arriving to the USA. Make up a dialogue between you and a customs officer.

4. Game “Star Time” (игра “Звездный час”).

T: You’ve already read a lot about the USA, its cities, main holidays and sights. Let’s have an interesting game – “Star Time”. Let me introduce the participants, there are 8 of them, they are brilliant pupils, and I hope they will do their best to win. The game will have 5 rounds. I’ll explain the rules of each round.

  1. The first round.

T: After the question has been asked, you must raise one of your cards with the number. The time to give an answer is 10 seconds after each question.

  1. surnames, printed on a sheet of paper, are on the blackboard or monitor)

1. Drake 5. Webb

2. Lincoln 6. Columbus

3. Vespucci 7. Ross

4. Twain 8. Brown


1. As you remember, America was discovered in the 15th century. Whose name did the country get?

2. Niagara Falls is the best known natural wonder in the USA. What was the surname of the man who wanted to become famous by swimming the Niagara Falls but drowned?

3. Who was only 9 years old when he saw a black slave beaten to death and promised to help poor slaves?

4. Who abolished slavery in the USA?

KEY: 3, 5, 8, 2

b) The second round.

The rules are the same as in the first round. But after this round two participants, who have the least number of points, leave our competition.

1. Rhode Island 5. Michigan

2. Florida 6. Louisiana

3. New Orleans 7. Kansas

4. Texas 8. Alaska


1. As far as you know, the USA consists of 50 states. Please name the smallest and the largest states of the USA.

2. Which state is known as the Lake State as there are the Great Lakes?

3. Which state is famous for its beautiful beaches? It is also the home place of the Disney World.

4. Which state is situated in the central part of the USA and is in the centre of the cyclone zone?

KEY: 1, 8; 5; 2; 7

c) The third round.

Now six participants are left in the competition. You will get four tasks during this round, then 2 more persons will go out.


When did Christopher Columbus discover America?

1. 1392 4. 1294

2. 1492 5. 1429

3. 1499 6. 1292

KEY: 2


Which is the second largest city of the USA?

1. Boston 4. Washington

2. Detroit 5. Chicago

3. New York 6. Hollywood

KEY: 5


Try to guess what I’m talking about

1. Grand Canyon 4. Glacier Bay

2. Niagara Falls 5. Mammoth Cave

3. Yellowstone National Park

a) It was established in 1872 and it’s famous for hot spring geysers and wild life.

b) It is a real labyrinth of underground corridors, famous for its formations.

c) It’s unique in colour and architecture, it’s a real fantasy of stones and cliffs.

d) It’s a land of big fiords and perpendicular ice-walls shining in the sky.

KEY: 3, 5, 1, 4


Now I’ll show you some pictures and you should name the famous sights of the USA that you see in them.

The Capitol The Statue of Liberty

The White House The Monument to George Washington

The Pentagon The Lincoln Memorial

The Empire State Building The NASA Museum

d) The fourth round.

So, 4 participants are left. Now each of you will get a card with an abbreviation. The task is to say what it means:

UNO – United Nations Organization

DC - District of Columbia

NYC - New York City

US - United States

e) The fifth round. Now there are only 2 participants. And you’ll have the last competition.


You’ll see the portraits of famous people of the USA. Please name them, tell what they are famous for.

1. GEORGE WASHINGTON – the first president of the USA.

2. ABRAHAM LINCOLN – the 16th American president who abolished slavery.

3. JACK LONDON – a famous American writer.

4. CHARLIE CHAPLIN – a famous English /American film actor.

5. MICHAEL JACKSON – a famous pop singer.

6. NEIL ARMSTRONG – an American astronaut.

7. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER – a famous Hollywood film actor.

8. MADONNA – a famous pop singer.


Now you will have a word duel. Look at this long word – acknowledgement – признание. You must make as many words as possible out of it: never mind what part of speech they are. You’ll have 3 minutes for it. Then you must read the words in turn one after another.

T: Dear friends, while they are working, let’s sing a very famous song “We shall overcome”.

We shall overcome (2),

We shall overcome, some day!

Refrain: Oh, deep in my heart

I do believe,

We shall overcome, some day!

We shall live in peace (2),

We shall live in peace, some day!


We shall all be free (2),

We shall all be free, some day!


We are not afraid (2),

We are not afraid, some day!


T: Please read the words in turn one after another. The word must not be repeated. The last person to say the word is the winner.

(Финалисты зачитывают слова по очереди).

O.K. Congratulations to you. And that’s your prize, plus “five” in English. Thank you all so much.


  1. Homework (домашнее задание).

T: Make up a dialogue on discussing today’s lesson.

  1. Summerizing (подведение итогов урока).

1.Your marks for the lesson are…

2. Have you got anything new about the USA? What’s this? What didn’t you like about the lesson? Who knows more about the lesson: you or the winner? Will you try to get more information about the USA?

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