to revise and enrich students' vocabulary on the topic “Inventors and Inventions”.
to develop speaking skills of students' through methods of interactive activity (pair work, group work) and giving opinions;
to develop students' skills of informative reading;
to show students' knowledge and ability of clever thinking and creativity;to develop culture of communication
Theme. Inventors And Inventions.
Hand Out (text “Inventors and Inventions”)
Hand Out (words)
The Course of the Lesson
I Aim: Good morning teachers and students!
Today we are going to continue our talk about inventors and their inventions.
Do you think we can live without modern technological appliances?
Is there a way back to, say, 19th century living?
Is Man’s longing to inventions permanent?
Why do we need all this? What is Bill Gates?
If you don’t know these things don’t be upset.
We’ll speak about these things today.
I hope you have heard the words; a raglan, a cardigan, a mackintosh.
You are right: they are related to clothes.
But do you know that they are actually the names of the people who invented those things.
Here is a test
Match the people and the items of clothing.
(HO2) (on the display).
a) a sleeve style
b) a water coat
c) a woolen jacket with buttons.
Answer: 1-b, 2-c, 3-a.
II 1. Vocabulary Practice. (HO3) (on display)
by means of
to work hard
to add more power
2. What makes our life easier, longer and warmer?
What is Rudolf Diesel famous for?
Do you know the abbreviation SOS? (Save Our Souls)
When is SOS used? How is it sent?
Do you have a telephone?
Do you often use it?
What is your telephone number?
Can you imagine you life without the telephone?
What is the mother of invention?
Why do you think necessity is the mother of invention?
Your homework was to speak about one of the inventors and his invention. Who wants to tell us some facts about his life?
III 1. Listening Comprehension
Listening to the text “Match-Box Labels” (HO4)
Inflammable – that can catch fire and burn easily;
harmful – causing damage;
a substance – a type of solid, liquid or gas;
label – a piece of paper, etc. that is attached to smth. and gives information about it.
2. Listening to the text “Match-Box Labels”
Matches that we know were invented by a Hungarian called Irini and were first produced in 1835. They were phosphoric matches and the inflammable head was very harmful causing an illness to the workers who made them.
In the years that followed scientists tried to find a substance to substitute the phosphorus head. Berger, a German chemist, found it in 1848. The first safety matches were produced in Sweden, hence the name "Swedish matches".
At first matches were sold in tin boxes. Wooden boxes were used later, and with them labels appeared. They were strips of paper, which held the box together and bore the name of the factory that produced them. With the use of machines for making match-boxes the labels were glued to the boxes.
People began collecting match-boxes as soon as they appeared. During the past 100 years collecting match-boxes has become a very popular hobby. Now thousands of people in many lands collect them. The labels show not only the name of the factory, but also historic events, portraits of outstanding people, plants, animals, sports, etc.
3. Comprehension Check. Which statements are true and which ones are false? Put “+” near the correct statement and “-“ near the wrong one.
Put **+" near the correct statement and "—" near the wrong one.
IV Reading. “Bill Gates, The Software King”.
The Software King
Most of the computers in the world use software invented by Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft Inc. of Redmond, Wash. Software is the set of programs that make computers — whether business or personal — perform various tasks.
Gates was born in Seattle, Wash., in 1955. As a boy, he was bright and curious. He was active in Scouting, reaching Life Scout rank in Troop 186. He especially loved hiking,, camping and other outdoor adventures.
But Gates was obsessed with computers. While a student at Harvard University in 1975, Gates and a friend', Paul Allen, developed a computer language for an early version of the personal computer. Microsoft was born. Gates went on to develop operating systems, such as MS-DOS, and software programs.
Thanks to Microsoft, Gates is now one of the richest men in America. He is worth more than $8 billion.
A technical wizard and a fierce business competitor, Gates sees great things ahead for computers. He says they "are really going to change a lot of things in the world — the way we work, the way we play and entertain ourselves and even the way we are educated."
1. Pre-reading. Vocabulary.
2. While-reading. Listen to the tape-recorder (text).
3. Reading in groups.
4. Post reading activities.
5. Answer the questions:
What is Bill Gates?
What did he invent?
Why does Gates see great things ahead for computers?
Is the binary number system still used in today’s computers?
What is the difference between the binary number system and your computer?
Why do experts see great things ahead?
What do they predict?
What will you able to do at home on your TV-size PC?
T Big dreams?
Perhaps. But engineers are working to make it reality.
Would you retell the text?
V Have you got your own inventions?
Did you patent your device?
T. I have an invention too. This is a special card to check up your knowledge very quickly.
I. Mickey Mouse IV. America VII patented
II. messages V software VIII X-rays
III. creators VI. MS-DOS IX. The telephone
I A composition “Is there a way back to say 19-th century living?” (10-20 sentences)
or Make up a presentation. “Inventors and Inventions”
or Ex 25 p.41 (to read and retell)
Have you learnt anything new at the lesson today?
Thank you very much for your creative work.
I hope you remember our today’s proverb.
“Necessity is the mother of Invention?”
Try to be inventive in your work. Is Man’s longing to inventions permanent?
At home you are to write a composition.
or To prepare a story about an inventor and his invention. (15 sentences)
or Do ex. 25. P.41 (to read and retell)
Пухальська Тетяна Герасимівна
Учитель англійської мови
школи I-III ступенів № 12