Конспект уроку ": The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"

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Конспект уроку з теми : "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" може бути використаним вчителями при вивченні даної теми у 8 класі за підручником О.Карпюк, а також в позакласній роботі.

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The theme: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Practical: to activate pupils’ reading skills, trying to get the main information from the texts; to expand pupils’ vocabulary; to involve pupils into communicative activities, to practise pair work.

Educative: to extend pupils’ knowledge about the UK; to teach pupils to respect the culture of the country the language of which they study.

Developing: to develop pupils’ attention, memory; to develop pupils’ ability to express their thought logically; to broaden their outlook.

Type: combined

Equipment: mind-map “Why people travel to the UK”, map “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”, microphone, handouts, textbook “English 8” by O.Karpiuk, a computer, a multimedia projector.


  1. Introduction.
  1. Greeting.
  2. The aim of the lesson.

T: Today we’ll continue our journey across the UK. We’ll read the texts and learn new things about the country; we’ll practise new words and by the end of the lesson you should be able to apply your knowledge for this topic and talk about the parts of the UK.

  1. Warming-up. (slide)

T: Modern life is impossible without travelling. Travelling has completely changed our life, our knowledge about other people, their life-style and culture. Do you like travelling? Where do you like to travel: in our country or abroad? Why do people travel to the UK? Make up the mind-map.

Possible answers using the method “Microphone”. I think (In my opinion)…

To meet people; to take part in celebrations; to learn English better; to know more about the Royal family; to make friends, to visit London ( other cities); to study; to see the countryside; to work…

  1. The main part.
  1. Reading.

T: Imagine that some pupils of your class are exchanging students. They have a happy chance to visit the UK. They are in the UK now. Some days ago you received the letters from them. Let’s read these letters. But first of all let’s find out what you know about the UK.

Pre-reading activity.

Answer the questions.

  1. How many countries are there in the UK?(4)
  2. How many parts does Great Britain consist of? What are they?( 3, Scotland, Wales, England)
  3. What’s the difference between England, Great Britain, the UK? ( England is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom and has a separate identity from Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Great Britain is the land consisting of England, Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom is the political entity consisting of Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland.)
  4. What are the highest mountains? Where are they? (Ben Nevis, Scotland)
  5. Name the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.( London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast)

While-reading activity. Exercise1, pages120, 121; exercise 4, pages 121, 122.

  1. Complete the sentences.
  1. The most famous lake in Scotland is called… .(Loch Ness)
  2. There are beautiful gardens… .( all over England)
  3. A popular musical instrument in Wales is… . ( a harp)
  4. The official languages in Wales are… .( English and Welsh)
  5. Ireland’s other name is … .( “ The Emerald Isle”)

Post-reading activities.

  1. True or False. Correct the false sentence.
  1. Edinburgh is the capital of Wales. F ( Scotland )
  2. The oldest symbol of Wales is a red dragon. T
  3. Swimming is the national sport in Wales. F (rugby)
  4. Green is one of the symbols of Ireland. T
  5. The Irish national holiday is Saint Patrick’s Day. T


  1. Match the names of the countries with some notes about them.
  1. Northern Ireland
  2. England
  3. Wales
  4. Scotland
  1. The popular musical instrument in this country is harp. People are fond of rugby. Road signs are usually in native language and in English.
  2. This is the most mountainous are in Great Britain. The country is popular with campers and climbers. A huge festival of music and literature takes place here every year.
  3. This is the part of a separate island. Saint Patrick is a patron of it. Bagpipes and fiddles are considered as traditional music instruments in this country.
  4. You can find lots of plains and meadows here. Gardening is very popular among the population. People are proud of its language because it is spread out over the whole UK.

Key. 1c 2d 3a 4b

  1. Practising New Vocabulary. Fill in the words.
  1. When you speak about the … of a place you mean its hills, rivers, forests and so on. (scenery)
  2. … is a large are of a land with very few trees on it. (desert)
  3. … is a field which has grass and flowers growing in it. ( meadow)
  4. … is a long and narrow piece of land between hills. (valley)
  5. People who live in their own house, usually put a … around it and a small yard in front of it. (hedge)
  6. … are low-lying lands. ( lowlands)
  7. … are lands in the mountains. ( highlands)


  1. Speaking

Pair work. Answer the questions.

  1. What would you like to see in Scotland? Why?
  2. What was Helen impressed by in England?
  3. What parts of England did she visit? What did she see there?
  4. What do the holiday makers like in Wales?
  5. What can anyone see in Wales?
  6. What was maxim surprised with?
  7. Would you like to go to the Northern Ireland? Why?


  1. Writing
  1. Read some information files and list the national symbols under these categories:

Plants: red rose, thistle, leek, daffodil

Real animals: lion, bulldog

Mythical animals: dragon

Abstract patterns: tartan

(slide show)

  1. Read, answer and make up the word map of Great Britain.

When people think of a foreign country they picture in their minds different things. What do you usually imagine when you think of Great Britain?

  1. Quiz.

T: I’d like to propose you a short quiz to see what have you learned at the lesson.



  1. Summarizing.

T: Did you like our tour to the UK? What impressed you most of all? What activities did you like? What have you learned at the lesson?

  1. Evaluation (marks with motivations).
  2. Homework.

The task is different for levels. The pupils with high level will write exercise 6, page 122 PB; the other pupils will write the fact files about four parts of the UK.

Our lesson is coming to its end. I want to thank you all for the lesson. See you next time.




Try to guess


Thistle. The national flower of Scotland



Flag of Scotland.svg


The national flag of Scotland




The national flower of Northern Ireland is shamrock.



Daffodil is the national flower of Wales







The symbol of England is a red rose


edinburgh festival


Edinburgh International Festival

Aspenwood cottage-Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland


The most famous lake in Scotland is Loch Ness


Ben Nevis  across Loch Linnhe



Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland



The capital of Great Britain is London





Harp is the national musical instrument of Wales

flag of Wales


The Welsh flag is Red dragon

St George's Flag

The national flag of England



St Patrick's

The national flag of Northern Ireland



4 серпня 2018
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