Урок для 7 класса по теме: “What’s best in your country?”
Образовательные: расширить и углубить знания учащихся;
Развивающие: развивать речевые умения учащихся, внимание, познавательную активность;
Воспитательные: воспитывать умение выслушивать и уважать мнения других, повышать мотивацию изучения английского языка.
Оборудование: учебник, Encarta Premium DVD 2006, Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia Deluxe 2001.
I. Создание атмосферы иноязычного общения.
1. Организационный момент.
T – Good morning, children! Sit down, please. Today we will speak about Great Britain and our great empire - Russia.
2. Речевая зарядка.
T – But before we start our work, please, answer some my questions. What country do you live in? What is the official language in our country? Do you agree that Russia is our home?
3. Фонетическая зарядка.
T – I want to start our work with the proverbs. Look at the chalkboard. You can see the Russian proverbs and the English proverbs. Your task is to read each English proverb and try to find the Russian equivalents.
Home, sweet home. Нет ничего лучше родного дома.
There’s no place like home. Восток или Запад, дома лучше всего.
East or West, home is best. Дом, милый дом.
II. Показ функционирования и использования усваиваемого материала.
1. Введение нового материала.
T – Every country has its own famous people, things, traditions, places, events and habits. One of the Sunday newspapers The Observer offered its own selection of the 99 best items in Great Britain. British children – Nick, Tracy and Phil – offer their comments and opinions on three of the 99 items. But we won’t read all three opinions. We will read only one opinion. I think that this opinion will be the most interesting, because it’s about Loch Ness. Open your books at page 225, Text 2. Please, read and translate the task before this text.
2. Чтение текста.
P – What does Tracy think about Loch Ness, which has also been included in the list of British successes?
T – And now, who wants to read and translate this text?
P – First, Loch Ness is the third largest lake in Europe. Second, it is a lake that never freezes. Third, it has (our geography teacher says) underwater caves! Last, there is a mysterious thing in the loch – the Loch Ness Monster! My dad says there is no monster in the lake. It’s in people’s imagination. Besides, there is a big industry which attracts tourists. It’s a place where you can buy chocolate “Nessie’s”, T-shirts with “Nessie” on them, and other souvenirs. I for one think that there is no smoke without a fire.
T – Do you think Loch Ness is really attractive for tourists?
P – Loch Ness is the third largest lake in Europe. There is a mysterious thing in the loch – the Loch Ness Monster. It is a place, where you can buy chocolate “Nessie”, T-shirts with “Nessie” on them, and other souvenirs. Besides, there is a big tourist industry. They say there is no monster in the lake. Even more - it’s in people’s imagination.
III. Управление тренировкой в овладении материалом.
1. Места в Великобритании.
T – Open your books at page 226 and find the exercise 2. Please, read and translate the task to this exercise.
P – Here are some other items from the 99 best items of Great Britain. Why are they included in the list? What do you think? Give your comments.
T – And now, you see nine pictures. Please, try to read.
P – National parks, the Thames, galleries, the British Museums, Lollipop Lady, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, red telephone boxes, double-deckers, dogs.
T – Look at the chalkboard, here you can see some statements about London’s sights. Let’s read and translate them. And then try to choose the suitable statements to this view.
P – “The political center of the united Kingdom is the houses of parliament, located along the Thames River in London.”
“Westminster Abbey is both the oldest and most important of London’s great churches.”
“Trafalgar Square, public square in central London that commemorates the victory of British naval commander Viscount Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.”
“Saint Paul’s Cathedral, a major London landmark and the greatest achievement of architect Sir Christopher Wren, is a fine example of English Baroque architecture.”
“Big Ben tolls the hours in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.”
“Westminster Abbey, the most famous church in Great Britain, enshrining many of the traditions of the British people.”
“Big Ben is the great bell in the clock tower on the eastern end of the Houses of Parliament.”
T – And now you have learnt something new about this place. Try to describe the Houses of Parliament.
P – First I see is a big building and a road where there are a lot of people. I think that this building is the house of government. Yes, you have already said that this house is the Houses of Parliament. I see that this building is very old and beautiful. Next to the building there is a tower. I think that this tower is a clock, because I see a clock at this tower. It is Big Ben. Then, there is a river, Thames River. We can see a bridge over the river. Also there are some boats. The road where there are a lot of people is the bridge. We can see one more bridge aside. On both sides of the river there are a lot of old buildings. I also see that now it is 10.00 on the clock.
T – Thank you very much. And now answer my question why is the River Thames included in the list?
P – I think that the River Thames is a very attractive place, because there are such places as the House of Parliament and Big Ben. People want to see this big clock and, of course, they want to listen to the bell that rings every hour.
T – Tell me, please, what are the best items in our country?
P – The Kremlin, Red Square, Moscow River, the Bolshoi Theater, the Bolshoi Ballet, Russian dolls.
T – And now let’s speak about the Kremlin. Look at the chalkboard; here you can see the view of the Kremlin and Red Square. And also you see some statements about Moscow’s sights. Let’s read and translate them. Then you should choose some of them that are suitable for this view.
P - “The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Basil is a well-known landmark in Moscow.”
“Red Square has long been the center stage of Moscow life.”
“The Bolshoi Theater dominates Sverdlov Square in Moscow.”
“Arbat Street is a narrow 19th-century pedestrian avenue in Moscow, Russia.”
“Moscow (river) or Moskva, river in western Russia, flowing through Moscow Oblast and part of Smolensk Oblast.”T – And now you have learnt something new about the Kremlin. Try to describe the Kremlin.
P – First that I see is a great square. On this square there are a lot of beautiful buildings. I see Saint Basil’s Cathedral that has different colorful domes. The next building is the Savior’s Tower. This tower has a clock and at the top of this tower there is a star. Then we see that this tower has a long wall. Near this wall there are a lot of fir trees. There is also the Presidium behind this wall. If we go to the Kremlin Gardens we can see Tsar Bell, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Trinity Tower, Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles, Senate Building, Statue of Lenin, and Cathedral of Archangel Michael. And now let’s move on to the Cathedral Square. Here you can see Cathedral of the Dormition, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Secret Tower. These buildings look very old. We also see the Cathedral of the Annunciation. This Cathedral is white. And you see the stairs to the Palace of Facets. Let’s continue our trip and go on to the Tsar Cannon. Here we can see the Tsar Cannon, St. Nicholas’s Tower, and Alarm Tower. Near the Tsar Cannon there are some shells. And now come back to Red Square. And, of course, there is the Lenin Mausoleum. Then we can see State Historical Museum, Resurrection Gate. And the last there are some buildings that stand in succession.
T – Thank you very much for your answer. It’s great. And now open your books at page 227 and find the exercise 3. Please, read the task to this exercise. Are there many famous sights in your country? What are they famous for?
3. Домашнее задание.
T – And now open your record books and write down your homework. Your homework is to write an essay about Russia. What attracts you in our country?
4. Итог урока.
T – Tell me please, what do you like the most in our country? Thank you for your work. The lesson is over. Good bye.