Методична розробка інтелектуальної гри "How well do you know Britain?"

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Методична розробка інтелектуальної гри  How Well Do You Know Britain?”

Compere 1 : Dear friends! We’ve gathered in this beautiful, magnificent hall on a very special occasion.   Do you know at this time Europe Day is being celebrated across many European countries.                                                                                                                                                  Compere 2: As you know, Europe Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. This particular day  is observed in Ukraine on the third weekend in May to celebrate and honor its unity with other European countries. In Ukraine it has been officially celebrated on the third Saturday of May since 2003.

Compere 1 : Many cultural activities are held in different cities across Ukraine during the Europe Day weekend. Festivities include food events featuring different types of European food, as well as concerts showcasing musicians from across Europe.                                                                                                           Compere 2:  Flags of different European countries, including Ukraine, are often displayed together as a symbol of unity at various Europe Day events. It's not a coincidence that on this very day the best experts on Great Britain are expected to compete.                                                                                                             Compere 1 :  Ladies and gentlemen!  We are glad to see you here and welcome you to our intellectual game “How well do you know Britain?” dedicated to Europe Day.  Now let us introduce the honored judges who’ve come  to assess the teams.                                                                                                                                     Compere 2  Now, the captains , please, gather round and take a card with your team number. All the contestants are invited to the stage.                                                                                                                             Compere 1 : Please put on your badges. The supporters should take a ribbon and tie it up round their wrist. The colour of the strip corresponds to the number (or colour) of your team. 

A British Airways airplane is taking off on the screen.

  Compere 1: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard  Flight 4B7 service from Zhytomyr  to London. We are currently third in line for take-off and are expected to be in the air in approximately seven minutes . Please fasten your seatbelts  and secure all baggage underneath your seat or in the overhead compartments.                                                                                                                                Compere 2: Please turn off all personal electronic devices, including laptops and  mobile phones. Smoking is prohibited for the duration of the flight. Thank you for choosing British Airways.  Enjoy  your  flight.                                                                                                                                                   Compere 1: Our competition consists of 2 rounds. Besides,  the captains of the teams are going to compete today.   There are also some questions for those who’ve come to support the teams. The participants have only 1 minute to think them over. Of course, you may be ready with your answers  before your time is  up.                                                                                                              Compere 2: As soon as you are ready raise your hand and press the horn. The faster you raise your hand  the better. Provided you are the first to put up your hand you’ll  get an extra or additional point.   Supporters shouldn’t try to prompt or, somehow, help the major participants. Do so, and you’ll be punished.                                                                                                                                           Compere 1:  For the first offense 1 point will be deducted.  Do it again and they will be  dismissed.   Now, the teachers are invited to help us with the questions. Round I begins.                                                                             Teacher 1: Listen to the questions very carefully , you can see them on the screen,   try to answer them completely.   Are you ready?

Round I          

  1.  There are no high mountains in Great Britain -  in the North the Cheviots separate England from Scotland , the Pennines,  are a range of hills separating North West England from Yorkshire and North East England , the Highlands of Scotland are the tallest of the British mountains.                                                                                                                                           Question 1: What mountains occupy the greater part of Wales? Why are they called so?                                                                                                                                                   Answer: The Cambrian mountains.   The name “ Cambrian” derives from   the earliest geological period – the Cambrian period.                                                                                                                              Teacher 2:
  2. Scotland is a very mountainous country; three - quarters of the area of Scotland is occupied by mountains   having a great amount of moorland, in which few people live. The Cheviot Hills separate England from Scotland.

Question 2: What are the Cheviot Hills famous for?                                                                                                    Answer: This region of Cheviot Hills is famous because of the fact that short-wooled sheep breeding is developed here and also high quality woolen stuff is produced in this district. This woolen cloth is called "cheviot".                                                                                                                                                                    Teacher 1:                                                                                                                                                                   3. There are a lot of famous women in the British history, but only one of them is known as the “Iron Lady”.                                                                                                                                                                Question 3: Do you know her real name? Why was she called so?                                                         Answer: Margaret Thatcher  was nicknamed  the  “Iron Lady”.  This nickname is associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style.                                                                                                          Teacher 2 :                                                                                                                                                          4.   The Tower of London is the most famous of all the historical buildings in London. It has played a prominent role in English history and stands today almost unchanged since first it was built in the 11th century.                                                                                                                                                                   Question 4: What was  the Tower of London used for in the past and what is it nowadays?                                                                                                                                     Answer: The Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. Early in its history the Tower of London served both as a palace, a royal residence and as a state prison,  later it   served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public records office, and is still the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.  But today it is only a museum.                                                                                                                                                                    Teacher 1:                                                                                                                                                                           5. Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason, why gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot.                                                                                                                                                  Question 5:  What national holiday does this rhyme describe? Do you know why this day is celebrated?                                                                                                                                                                    Answer: November 5th is a famous day in British history. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated on this day. Guy Fawkes was a member of a group of British Roman Catholics who were involved in a plot to kill  King James I on November 5th, 1605. The group planned to use gunpowder to blow up the Houses of Parliament when the King was there. Guy Fawkes was caught guarding the barrels of gunpowder in a cellar below parliament. After he was caught, he was accused of treason,  brutally tortured and then killed.
Today this day is remembered by the lighting of  bonfires that have an effigy of Guy Fawkes on them (the effigy is called a ‘Guy’)   along with fireworks displays.                                                                                        Teacher 2:                                                                                                                                                                 5. St. Patrick's Day (17th March) is an official Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland. The work of St. Patrick   was a vital factor in the spread of Christianity in Ireland. Born in Britain, he was carried off by pirates, and spent six years in slavery before escaping and training as a missionary.                                                                                                                           Question 6:  What do the Irishmen wear on this day? Why? Give arguments.                                     Answer: The day is marked by the wearing of shamrocks (a clover-like plant) because it is the national   emblem of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.                                                                                           Teacher 1:                                                                                                                                                                  7.  Education in Britain is compulsory and free for all children between the ages of 5-16. About 93 percent of all children are educated in state schools and the rest attend private schools. At the age of 16 about two thirds of these pupils leave school and get jobs or undertake further college courses.                                                                                                                                                Question 7:  What examination do the British pupils pass at the age of 16?                                        Answer: At the age of 16, students sit the General Certificate of Secondary Education exams (orGCSE ) in as many subjects as possible.                                                                                                                                                                                             Teacher 2:                                                                                                                                                  8. Queen Elizabeth II is a Constitutional Monarch. This means that although she is officially the head of the state, the country is actually run by a government led by the Prime-Minister.                                                                                                                               Question 8: How many birthdays  does the Queen have? What does “the Trooping of the Colour” refer to?                                                                                                                                           Answer: The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year – her private birthday on 21 April and an official birthday.  The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated  on the second Saturday of  June each year. The day is referred to  as the Trooping of the Colour’, the official name is “The Queen’s Birthday Parade”.   An official birthday for the British Sovereign has been held in the summer months since 1805 – the occasion allows the general public an opportunity to celebrate in warmer weather. No particular annual ceremony is held on the Queen's true birthday, although the Union Flag is flown on public buildings and the national anthem is sung.                                                                      Teacher 1: Question 9 : What is the flag of the United Kingdom called? What does it symbolize?                                                                                                                                               Answer: The Union Jack or Union Flag  is a fine expression of unity as well as diversity. The British flag incorporates the national symbols of three distinct countries, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not Wales. In fact its name "Union Jack" emphasizes the very nature of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a union of nations. The Union Jack symbolizes all this: respect for individuality within a closely knit community. It’s a symbol of unity.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Teacher 2:                                                                                                                                                 10. St Paul's Cathedral  is one of the most famous and most recognizable sights of London. It is a Church of England  Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and its dome is also among the highest in the world. In terms of area, St Paul's is the second largest church building in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral. St Paul's Cathedral is a busy working church, with hourly prayer and daily services.   Many famous people    are buried there.                                                                                                                              Question 10:  Who was  the first person to be buried there and what is written above the tomb?                                                                                                                                                    Answer: Christopher Wren was the first person to be interred  in 1723. On the wall above his tomb in the crypt is written, "Lector, si monumentum requiris, circumspice" (Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you).                                                                                                        Compere 1: Now, the major participants can leave the stage and relax for a while. The   supporters of the teams are invited  here.                                                                                         Questions for the supporters                                                                                                                       Question 1                                                                                                                                                                  Teacher 1:  Right, you supporters! Look at the screen and listen to the question. Who will be the first to answer?                                                                                                                                                                                             This great man was buried in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church two days after his death.  The epitaph carved into the stone slab covering his grave includes a curse against moving his bones.                                                                                                                                                            (The words are on the screen)                                                                                                                   Good friends, for Jesus sake forbear                                                                                                         To dig the dust enclosed here,                                                                                                                           Blessed be the man, that spares these stones,                                                                                           And cursed be he that moves my bones.                                                                                                     Question: Who do these words belong to? (W. Shakespeare)                                                                     Teacher 2: Question 2: Now, you supporters  , can you see this picture on the screen? Do you know what it is..                                                                                                                                            Answer:  Stonehenge                                                                                                                          Compere 1: Now, all the participants, can leave the stage and relax for a while.                       Additional questions ( in case the members of the jury hesitate)

  1. What is a Cockney? (A person born within the sound of Bow Bells,  London ). His London accent is often referred to as ‘Cockney’.                                                                                                          2.What title does the heir to the throne of England have? (Prince of Wales ) Recently Parliamentary approval was given for the eldest child to succeed to the Throne, if this was to be a girl there is no precedent for a Princess of Wales!).
  2. What is whisky made from? (Water and barley)
  3. Which flower is the symbol of Wales? (Daffodil)
  4. When was the Great Fire of London? (1666)

Break I  

 Compere 2: Are the members of the jury ready to announce the results of the round?                          The head of the jury announces the results.




Round II

From the history of Great Britain

 Compere 2: Now Round II is about to begin. In a moment we’ll find out if you’re good at the history of Great Britain. The rules remain the same. You’ve got only a minute to discuss the questions. You should be as quick as possible to raise your hand. If you’re ready before your time is up you’ll  get an extra point.

   Teacher 1:                                                                                                                                                                                                              Question 1:   Who is  known as the Father of English literature, the first poet   buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. What is the name of the book he is best known for ? Answer:  Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 –   1400),  “The Canterbury Tales”.                                                                              Teacher 2:                                                                                                                                                          Question 2: What happened in England on 14 October, 1066?                                                         Answer:  The Battle of Hastings was fought on the 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold II, and was a decisive Norman victory. Harold was killed by an arrow through one of his eyes.                                                                                                                                                        Teacher 1:                                                                                                                                                 Question 3: It is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. London is the biggest city in the United Kingdom and in western Europe. It is the world's largest financial centre.

Who founded London?

 Answer:  London was founded by the Romans in AD 43 and called Londinium which was later shortened to London. The name Londinium (and then 'London') came from the Celtic language of the Ancient Britons.                                                                                                                                 Teacher 2:                                                                                                                                                                                                Question 4: What do you know about William the Conqueror?                                                                     Answer:  He was the first Norman King of England.   He was also Duke of Normandy from 3 July 1035 until his death, under the name William II. Before his conquest of England, he was known as William the Bastard because of the illegitimacy of his birth.                                                                                                                            Teacher 1:                                                                                                                                                                                      Question 5: Was Elizabeth I the last queen of the Windsors or the Tudors? What was her reign famous for?

Answer:  Elizabeth I (1533   1603) was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess" Elizabeth's reign is known as the Elizabethan era, famous above all for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and for the seafaring prowess of English adventurers such as Francis Drake.               

Teacher 2:  Question 6:  What events are known as The Wars of the Roses?  Why are they called so?   Answer:The Wars of the Roses (1455–1485) were a series of dynastic civil wars fought in England between supporters of the Houses of Lancaster and York. The name "Wars of the Roses" is not thought to have been used during the time of the wars but has its origins in the badges associated with the two royal houses, the Red Rose of Lancaster and the White Rose of York.                                                                                                                                                                       

Teacher 1:

Question 7:   The Great Charter of the Liberties of England”.  What do you know about this document?                                                                                                                                                             Answer:  Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter),  also called Magna Carta Libertatum or The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, is an Angevin charter originally issued in Latin in June 1215. Magna Carta was the first document forced onto a King of England by a group of his subjects, the feudal barons, in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their rights.                                                                                                      Teacher 2:                                                                                                                                                                 Question 8: What do you know about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table? Why was the “table round”? What historical events are described in the legends about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table?                                                                                                                             Answer: King Arthur is a legendary British leader of the late 5th and early 6th centuries, who, according to medieval history and romance, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians.                                                                                                     The Knights of the Round Table were characters in the legends about King Arthur. They were the best knights in King Arthur's kingdom, and lived in King Arthur's castle, Camelot. They were called the Knights of the Round Table because of a special table in Camelot, that was round instead of rectangular. This meant that everyone who sat around it was seen as equal.                                                                                                  Teacher  Question 9: When was the British Empire  called "The Empire on which the sun never sets?"   Why?                                                                                                                                                             Answer:     In the 19th century, especially during the Victorian era, it became popular to apply this phrase to the British Empire. The phrase "the empire on which the sun never sets" was often used to describe the British Empire, because its expanse across the globe meant that the sun was always shining on at least one of its territories. Now almost all the countries which were part of the British  Empire are united in what we know as The Commonwealth of Nations.                      

   Teacher 2:                                                                                                                                                              Question 10: WHAT IS BEHIND THE WELL-KNOWN PHRASE "SHEEP ATE PEOPLE"                                                                                                                                             Answer:  It all began in the 16th century when Britain developed industrialisation (which actually meant hand labour). At the dawn of British manufacture their main industry was producing cloth made from the wool of sheep.  More and more sheep were bred in England, and soon there was not enough land for them. And land owners were quick to realize that it was much more profitable to allocate their lands for sheep pastures than to lease it to peasants. So the peasants were ousted from the lands, and sometimes dwellers of entire villages were driven away.
Sir Thomas More bitterly remarked in his famous “Utopia” "Your sheep whiсh аre usuаlly so tame аnd so cheaply fed, begin now, aссording to reрort, to be so grееdy and wild thаt they devоur human beings thеmselves and devаstate and depоpulate fields, houses, and towns."
Later, when people started citing him, they transformed the quotation into a simpler phrase — “SHEEP ATE MEN”.                                                                                                                                                                       Questions for the supporters                                                                                                                Compere 1: Now, the major participants can leave the stage and relax for a while. The    supporters are invited  here.                                                                                                                                                         Teacher 1:                                                                                                                                                            Question 3   Now , you supporters! You are going to see a film clip. Listen to the song performed by  the main character in Russian  and say who wrote the original English lyrics to the song. Do you know this well-known  poet?                                                                                                                                                              Answer:  Robert Burns,  Poortith Cauld And Restless Love” - Любов та бідність) «Здравстуйте, я ваша тётя», фрагмент кінофільму. (Robert Burns wrote in English, but he was a Scotsman)                                                                                                                                         Teacher 2:  Question 4 Attention, you supporters! You are going to see a video clip about a well-known  museum. You should guess what museum it is and where it is situated.  How much do you know about this museum?                                                                                                                                                                 Answer: (The British Museum)  Situated close to Russell Square in Central London.                                                                                             Additional Questions   (in case the judges doubt and hesitate)

1.What do Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots  have in common?                                                       Answer:  Queen Mary I of England, also known as "Bloody Mary", was Queen Elizabeth's half sister; they shared a father but had different mothers. Mary's mother was Catherine of Aragon, a Spanish Princess. Elizabeth's mother was Anne Boleyn, the daughter of a knight. Their father was Henry VIII.

2.When was the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland created? (1927)

3.What are the names of two British Conservative Prime Ministers?  Margaret Thatcher and John Major. (also  Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Harold MacMillan,  David Cameron, Edward Heath, Alec Douglas-Home).

4.Who was the great British Engineer of the 19th Century? (Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was the engineer responsible for the SS Great Britain, the Great Eastern, the Great Western Railway, Box Tunnel, the Clifton Suspension Bridge ….)                                                                                                          5. “ Never was so much owed by so many to so few”                                                                                     Who do the following words belong to? What does this famous quotation mean or refer to?   Answer: “Never was so much owed by so many to so few” was a wartime speech made by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on 20 August 1940. The name stems from the specific line in the speech, Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few, referring to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force pilots who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe with Britain expecting a German invasion.   He meant that the whole population (so many) owed so much to so few (the pilots) who saved England from Hitler.

Break II                                                                                                                                                              The contest of the captains                                                                                                                                       Compere 2: Now it’s time for the  captains  competition.  The captains of the teams are invited to the stage.                                                                                                                                                                      Teacher 1 :   You are going to  listen to a piece  of music. Then, in about 20 seconds you’ll see a picture on the screen. You should identify what part of  Britain it belongs to.  Speak about this wonderful land for one minute. The captains take turns.  The captains can add and complete the answers of their opponents as soon as they finish speaking. For additional information you  get  extra points.                                                                                                                                                     Team 1  (Wales)    Team 2   (England)    Team 3   (Scotland)  Team 4   (Northern Ireland)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Team 5   (UK)                                                                                                                                                          Compere 1: Now, all the participants, can leave the stage and relax for a while.                                      Break IIІ                                                                                                                                                      Compere 1 : Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your belts, please. Our plane is about to land in Zhytomyr.                                                                                                                                             Compere 2 : Welcome back to Ukraine! We hope you enjoyed your  trip to Great Britain. Hope to see you  again. All the best!

Критерії оцінювання виступу учасників інтелектуальної гри Раунд І   Команда №                      






№ питання

 Лінгвістична компетенція

Соціокульт.      аспект

10 б.

Сценічна культура


10 б.


     Заохоч.  бали 




Макс. сума балів за   одне  питання

54 б.



10 б.

Лекс.  насиченість

10 б.

Грам.  правильність

10 б. 













Максимальна сума балів за 10 питань: 540 балів



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