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Урок-викторина по английскому языку "How Well Do You Know Great Britain?''

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QUIZ - SHOW “How Well Do You Know Great Britain?”

ОБОРУДОВАНИЕ: географическая карта Великобритании, тематические ил-люстрации по теме “Великобритания”, карточки с вопросами, карточки с анаграммами слов-географических названий Великобритании, карточки с за-

писью английских пословиц, скороговорки.

I. Вступительное слово преподавателя.

T: Dear pupils, we are glad to meet you at our lesson. Welcome everybody!

It is always interesting to go abroad, to see interesting places, to learn about people,

their culture, customs and traditions. As the English proverb says: “It is better to see something once than to hear about it many times”. We hope you will have a possibi-

lity to visit Great Britain, to see the country with your own eyes, to see the people who live there, to learn about their customs, traditions, mode of life. But today we will speak about Great Britain. Welcome to our quiz-show!

First of all let me introduce our teams and our jury. As you know, Great Britain

consists of 4 parts: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. So, we have 4

letters – E, S, W and I and we’ll have 4 teams – the team of England, the team of Scot-

land, the team of Wales and the team of Ireland. Please, choose any letter you like.

We have 4 teams and now choose the captains of your teams. Our captains are ….. The teams present their names, mottoes and emblems.

The members of our jury are: …..

II. Main part.

T: The main topics of our quiz are: geography, the British climate, state and symbols

and the capital of the country - London. Choose any topic you like. (The captains choose the topics).

( Teams fulfil the task ).

T: Take cards and do some anagrams. Each number of this word is the number of a

letter. So you must write down the words ( the geographical names of Great Britain )

and explain what do they mean.

1. 5, 14, 7, 12, 14, 4 (England)

2. 20, 8, 1, 13, 5, 19 (Thames)

3. 19, 5, 22, 5, 18, 14 (Severn)

4. 19, 3, 15, 20, 12, 1, 14, 4 (Scotland)

5. 3, 1, 18, 4, 9, 6, 6 (Cardiff)

6. 2, 5, 12, 6, 1, 19, 20 (Belfast)

7. 12, 15, 14, 4, 15, 14 (London)

8. 19, 14, 15, 23, 4, 15, 14 (Snowdon)

( Teams fulfil the task ).

T: And now we’ll see how well do you know English. I’ll give you some sentences

and your task is to correct the mistakes.

( Teams fulfil the task ).

T: Now I ask the captains of the teams to come up here. The next round will be for

you. Take the envelopes with the tasks.

Task 1. Complete the proverbs.

Task 2. Pronounce the tongue-twisters as quickly as possible.

The best captain is ….. Thank you, dear captains, you have coped with the tasks

very well. And while our jury is working hard, I’d like to address our fans.

(The fans of the teams answer the questions).

T: And now your task is to take cards with the questions and do the final test on

Great Britain.

( Teams fulfil the task ).

III. Summing-up.

T: Listen to our jury (the jury is summing up the results). But whatever the results

are, the most important is that we have gathered here and we will hope that this mee-

ting won’t be the last. So, the final score is …… Let’s congratulate the winners. Please, come to the jury and get your prize! Thank you for the game. Thanks to our jury for their work. Good luck in your further English learning! Our lesson is over.


The questions of the quiz:


  1. Want kind of climate is in Great Britain?

  2. Why is the weather changeable?

  3. What are the coldest months and what are the warmest months?

  4. What is the worst thing about the climate?

  5. What are 3 main features of the British climate?


  1. What is the official name of the country?

  2. What is the name of the British National Flag?

  3. Describe the British Flag.

  4. Name the symbols of the 4 parts of Great Britain.

  5. What does the word “Britain” mean?


  1. What is the population of London?

  2. What river is London situated on?

  3. What is Trafalgar Square famous for?

  4. What is the official residence of the British Queen?

  5. What is the Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament famous for?


  1. Name four parts of Great Britain and their capitals.

  2. What is the highest mountain in the country?

  3. What is the longest river in the country?

  4. What channels separate the UK from the continent?

  5. What oceans and seas wash the UK?

Tasks for the captains:


  1. A friend in need is a friend……..

    1. really

    2. indeed

    3. truly

  1. A good beginning makes a good…….

    1. ending

    2. finish

    3. result

  2. A little pot is soon ……..

    1. warm

    2. hot

    3. empty

  3. All is well that ends ……..

    1. well

    2. good

    3. in time

  4. All that glitters is not ……..

    1. a star

    2. silver

    3. gold

  5. As busy as a …….

    1. horse

    2. bee

    3. bird

  6. First …….., then speak.

    1. decide

    2. see

    3. think

  7. He laughs best who laughs…….

    1. first

    2. fast

    3. last


  1. Betty Botter bought some butter,

But she said, the butter”s bitter,

If I put it in my batter,

It will make my batter bitter.

But a bit of better butter

Will make my batter bitter.

  1. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

Then where”s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

  1. My dame has a lame tame crane,

My dame has a crane that is lame.

Pray, gentle Jane, let my dame”s tame crane

Feed and come home again.

  1. She sells seashells on the seashore,

The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure,

For if she sells seashells on the seashore,

Then I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

The questions of the final test:

  1. The UK consists of…

    1. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

    2. England, Wales, and Ireland

    3. England, Scotland, Wales

    4. England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

  1. Which sea separates England from Ireland?

a) the Irish Sea b) the Celtic Sea

c) the North Sea d) the Baltic Sea

  1. In which country is the Lake District?

a) England b) Scotland

c) Wales d) Northern Ireland

  1. In which country are Cambrian Mountains?

a) Wales b) England

c) Scotland d) Northern Ireland

  1. In which country are the Highlands?

a) Scotland b) Wales

c) England d) Northern Ireland

  1. What is the longest river in the UK?

a) the Severn b) the Thames

c) the Avon d) the Clyde

  1. What is the capital of Northern Ireland?

a) Belfast b) Glasgow

c) Dublin d) Edinburgh

  1. What is the capital of Scotland?

a) London b) Edinburgh

c) Cardiff d) Belfast

  1. What is the capital of Wales?

a) Cardiff b) Belfast

c) London d) Edinburgh

  1. What is the highest peak / mountain / in the UK?

a) Ben Nevis b) Pennine

c) Snowdon d) Cheviot

  1. What is the total area of Britain?

a) 244, 100 sq km b) 144, 100 sq km

c) 344, 100 sq km d) 444, 100 sq km

  1. What is the population of the UK?

a) about 58 million b) about 88 million

c) about 28 million d) about 38 million

  1. What is the population of London?

a) about 8 million b) about 3 million

c) about 14 million c) about 20 million

  1. What channels separate the UK from the continent?

    1. the Strait of Dover, the English Channel

    2. the Bering Strait, the English Channel

    3. the Strait of Magellan, the Gulf Stream

    4. the Gulf Stream, the Strait of Dover

  1. What ocean and seas wash the UK?

    1. the Atlantic Ocean, the Irish Sea, the North Sea

    2. the Pacific Ocean, the Baltic Sea

    3. the Pacific Ocean, the North sea, the Arctic Ocean

    4. the Arctic Ocean

  1. What is the name of the Prime minister of the UK?

a) Tony Blair b) David Cameron

c) John Major d) Gordon Brown

  1. What is the name of the flag of Britain?

a) Union Jack b) Black Jack

c) St’Georges flag d) St’Andrews flag

  1. What is the oldest university in the UK?

a) Oxford b) Queen’s University

c) Cambridge d) London

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