N. Anikieienko, English teacher,
School 60, Donetsk
WE LEARN ENGLISH
(A team game)
The game is based on the textbook “Our English” (Form 6) by L. Byrkun.
to help pupils monitor their own progress, make them feel they have achieved a lot and once more recycle the language covered;
to help the teacher monitor pupils’ progress and check that 6 form language areas have been learnt and remembered;
to develop team workers’ skills;
to mould friendly disposition and personal responsibility;
to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Things required: cards with tasks, dictionaries, pens to write with, English alphabet.
The class is divided into three teams: “Reds”, “Greens”, and “Yellows”. They choose their leaders to coordinate their work and report to the jury. The members of each team sit at the table, and they are dressed in clothes of their colour. Each team is given a dictionary, English alphabet, a pen to do the tasks.
The tasks are of three types: vocabulary tasks, speaking tasks, and role-plays. Speaking tasks and role-plays are prepared as homework. The teams prepare presentations for their monologues and proper clothes and things for role-playing.
I. Teacher’s opening remarks
The teacher tells the objectives and rules of the game, introduces the jury.
II. Team greetings (2points)
The leader introduces himself: his name, age, favourite subjects, and hobbies. Then each member tells personal information.
My name is .
I am .
I like .
ІІІ. Health. Food.
Find the verbs that mean different ways of cooking. Translate them into your native language. (3 points)
Reds - Meet, bake, help, get, bring, steam, read, listen, buy, sell, see, have, smell, add.
Greens - Meet, help, get, grill, bring, boil, read, listen, buy, sell, see, have, smell, add.
Yellows - Meet, help, get, fry, bring, read, listen, buy, sell, see, have, roast, smell, add.
2. Homework. Monologue (REDS). (3 points)
HOW TO LAY THE TABLE
First you spread the table cloth and put the plates. Then you take soup spoons for the soup, spoons for the sweet and all the knives and forks. You should put the knife and the soup spoon on the right of the plate and the fork on the left. On the left of each guest you put a small plate for bread and on the right – a glass. Don’t forget to put out the table napkins for each guest.
Task: Decode the word. (3 points)
20 – 5 – 13 – 16 – 5 – 18 – 1 – 20 – 21 – 18 – 5
4. Homework. Role-play “Health”. (1 point)
I’ve got a terrible headache.
You shouldn’t watch TV late.
I’ve caught a cold.
Here. Take the temperature.
I’ve got a toothache.
You shouldn’t eat too much chocolate.
5. Homework. Role-play (REDS). (3 points)
AT THE RESTAURANT
Good evening. Do you have a table for two?
A table for two? This way, please.
Could we have the menu, please?
Here it is, sir. Are you ready to order?
Do you have any fish?
Sorry, fish is off the menu.
Could we have two soups, please?
Tomato or chicken?
Would you like a dessert?
No, thank you. Just coffee.
Black or white?
So, two chicken soups and two black coffees.
IV. Shopping. Clothes.
Task: Match the sentences with the pictures (Appendix 1)
Homework. Role-play (GREENS).(3 points)
IN THE SHOP
Can I help you?
I am looking for a dress.
What colour are you looking for?
What size are you?
What about this one?
Can I try it on?
Sure. The fitting room is over there. Does it suit you?
Yes, it fits fine. I’ll have it. How much is it?
Here you are.
V. Hobbies. Sports.
1. Task: Put these sports into the following groups. (3 points)
REDS: winter sports, summer sports, all-the-year-round sports;
GREENS: indoor sports, outdoor sports, both;
YELLOWS: team sports, individual sports, both.
Hockey, skating, skiing, sledging, figure skating, ski jumping, swimming, boating, cycling, football, cricket, volleyball, basketball, badminton, boxing, gymnastics, track and field events, aerobics, martial arts, karate, billiards, table tennis, chess, baseball, golf, handball, jogging, ballooning, camping, car-racing, dominoes, horse racing, running, windsurfing, water polo.
2. Homework. Monologue (GREENS). (3 points)
The world’s greatest international sports games are the Olympic Games. The Olympic idea means friendship and cooperation among the people of the world. The Olympic emblem is five rings: blue, yellow, black, green and red. The original Olympic Games began in ancient Greece in 776 BC. It was a great athletic festival including competitions in five kinds of sports: running, long jumps, throwing of discus and javelin, and wrestling. The games were for men only. The first modern Olympic Games took place in Athens in 1896.
Task: Decode the name of a literary character.(1 point)
(Key: Harry Potter)
Homework. Role-pay (YELLOWS).(3 points)
AT THE LIBRARY
Hello! We’ve just moved into this district and I’d like to borrow books from your library.
Good. Have you got a library card?
No, not yet.
Please fill in this form. Write your name and address.
How many books can I borrow at a time?
Three fiction books and four non-fictions.
How long can I keep the book?
Ten days. If you need some books for a longer period you can renew them. You can do it by telephone. You needn’t specially come to the library for that.
Thank you. Have you got any books on the American Civil War?
Look through the catalogues. Our library is rich and I’m sure you’ll find the books you need.
VI. Great Britain. Ukraine.
Task: Find the sights of London and Kyiv in the picture. (Appendix 2) (3 points)
Homework. Monologue (YELLOWS).(3 points)
Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. It is situated on the river Dnieper. The city is green and beautiful. The streets are lined up with trees and flowers. The population of Kyiv is three million people. It is a great political, industrial cultural and scientific centre. There are many museums, monuments, parks in Kyiv.
VII. Summing up
The jury counts the points of each team and announces the results. The teacher sums up the game.
Игра - это эффективный способ формирования речевых навыков, создания аутентичных ситуаций для активизации слов и грамматических структур. Игры ценны еще и тем, что с их помощью можно проводить обобщающие уроки. Урок-командная игра "We Learn English" является обобщающим уроком. Он основан на материале учебника Л. Биркун "Our English" (6 класс).
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