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ВЕ PROUD TO BE UKRAINIАN

Level pre-intermediate

Вовченко Т. Б., Цюрупинська гімназія, м. Цюрупинськ, Херсонська обл.

Objectives: to practice the vocabulary on the topic; to develop students’ skills in reading, listening, speaking; to widen pupils’ knowledge and outlook on Ukrainian history and culture.

Equipment: cards with tasks.

I.  Lead-in

T. I’m  Ukrainian. I’m proud to be a part of the strongest nation in the world. I’m  Ukrainian.  I’m proud of living in the biggest European state. I’m  Ukrainian and I’m the citizen of the most industrious country.  I’m  Ukrainian. I speak one of the most melodious languages in the world.

Ukraine: the place where beauty, intellect and courage are coming together now. Our Motherland is really beautiful, astonishing and marvelous. And we love it.

Divide students into pairs and ask them to write as many words that associate with Ukraine as they can in two minutes. Give them stripes of yellow and blue paper to write on.

Collect answers on the board and discuss them.

Introducing the topic and the lesson objectives

T. The theme of the lesson is`ВЕ PROUD TO BE A UKRAINIАN`. Today we’ll speak about things we have to be proud of in our country, we’ll practice our reading, listening and speaking skills. By the end of the lesson you’ll get to know some new information and you’ll be able to tell a lot about Ukraine.

 

II. MAIN PART OF THE LESSON

Reading

T. Look at the pictures. Are they familiar to you?

Ex.1. Read the text quickly and identify the pictures:

Древнє святилище Кам`яна могила              http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQYxcKAZ9WbbVrBepxEGH3rWRAiek0AJSjtyjCAyfccmXzQWZ6aUw                                                     

a)                                                             b)                                                          

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/90/Cucuteni_Gov_PD.jpg/220px-Cucuteni_Gov_PD.jpg 

c)  

Ukraine is a very young country as it regained its independence only 23 years ago (1991), But our ancestors lived on these lands for thousands of years and left us a very rich heritage.

  • Kamyana Mohyla is the oldest known sanctuary-observatory in the world. It was built thousands years (22000 BC) before Stonehenge, Giza, Indus Valley or Sumer.
  • Trypillian Culture (5500 BC - 2700 BC) built the largest settlements in Europe.
  • Ukrainian ancestors were first in the world to domesticate horses.
  • Golden Pectoral (5th century BC) is comparable in importance to the discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen in Egypt.
  • Kyivska Rus was the biggest and the most powerful state in Europe in 10-11th century.

 

Ex.2. Match the highlighted words in the text with the definition.

  1. someone who lived a long time ago and is related to you
  2. the art, buildings, traditions, and beliefs that a society considers to be important parts of its history and culture
  3. a place where people have come to live permanently
  4. fairly similar to another thing, so that it is reasonable to compare them
  5. able to influence or control what people do or think

 

Ex.3. Complete the text with the correct words.  

So you see that Ukrainian 1)_______________  is rich and amazing. But what do you know about its 2)____________________  in science, architecture, industry, education, culture and sport? Besides, Ukraine is the 3)________________  of many talented and renowned scientists, researchers, poets, writers, musicians, actors and sportsmen. You will be surprised to learn that names of these 4)____________  people, who are familiar to every educated person and are not associated with Ukraine, are Ukrainians in 5)__________.

1     a) story     b) world     c) history     d) people

2     a) achievements     b) facts     c) successes     d) records

3     a) country     b) homeland     c) capital     d) motherland

4     a) successful     b) familiar     c) famous     d) noble

5     a) history     b) origin     c) universe     d) home

Listening

Ex.4. Listen to five facts that Ukrainians can be proud of and match them to five titles:

1) The big game         2) Salt of the soil     3) Taste of Homeland

4) Basic law                5) The cleverest

1. The first constitution in the world was created by Ukrainian hetman Pylyp Orlyk. It absorbed the best traditions of European law, and told Ukrainians about who was right, who advised and who judged.

2. Ukraine, the first post-Soviet country, was honored to take one of the four most prestigious sporting events in the world - the European Football Championship.

3. Unique in its composition black earth – Ukrainian soil, which cannot be created artificially, is famous among farmers throughout the world as the best environment for any crop.

4. Scientists from Ukraine first in the Soviet Union split the atom, invented a detonator for a nuclear bomb, and now take part in experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

5. Ukrainian borsch, dumplings, chicken Kiev and banosh - became the feature of the country and inspire chefs from all over the world to create new dishes.

Ex.5. Decide whether the information in each sentence true or false, then listen and check.

1. Hrihoriy Skovoroda is often regarded as Ukrainian Socrates.

2. Ivan Franko is the author of the first Ukrainian detective novels.

3. Ivan Pului is one of the discoverers of X-Rays.

4. Illya Mechnikov is the Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology and Medicine.

5. Igor Sikorsky is the inventor of the helicopter.

6. Sergey Korolev is a rocket designer.

7. Kazimir Malevich, the author of `The Black Square` was born in Kyiv.

8. Both Steven Spielberg’s granddads are from Ukraine.

 

 T.    Yes, you’re right, all these facts are true. I’m so proud to live in Ukraine. And now it is the time for the task which I want you to do most of all.

Speaking

Ex.5. Work in pairs. Think of three things you’re really proud of in your country. Make notes. Then tell the class your opinion.

Lesson outcome

T. What did you learn today? What can you do now?

Home assignment

Make a group project on the topic `TEN GOOD REASONS TO BE PROUD OF UKRAINE`. If you wish, you may use such categories as: HISTORY, NATURE, ARCHITECTURE, CUISINE, TRADITIONS, CRAFTS, CULTURE, SCIENCE, SPORTS, PEOPLE.

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