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It is our duty to make the classroom a lively and interesting place. How can we create such a classroom? My experience has taught me that warm-up activities can spark students' curiosity and promote a comfortable atmosphere. I am convinced that all activities are effective if they are done with pleasure, motivation, trust and creativity. The pupils like various warm-ups: mind-maps, poems, brainstorming, tongue-twisters, games, songs, completing proverbs. They motivate them, arouse their interests, improve their thinking skills. Try to make your lessons brighter!


1. Summer is over.

2. Welcome to school.

3. English is fun.

4. Family. Friends.

5. Animal world.

6. Food.

7. Let's go in for sport. It's cool!

8. Travelling.

9. Health.

10. Shops and shopping.

11. Theatre and cinema.

12. The weather.

13. City and country.

14. Jobs.

15. Ukraine.

16. Great Britain.

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                                               Kovalchuk L. Y.

                                                                Chortkiv district

                                                                School of Probizhna





       No matter how long we teach, we are always in search of some new and more effective ways to use in class and motivate our students in learning. We try to make our lessons interesting by giving pupils freedom to creatively use the new material, by making the learning material relevant to our pupils’ lives, by involving them in various activities which will make speaking, listening, reading and writing practice more effective and purposeful.

    It is very important to start each lesson successfully. It is not in vain that people say:”A good beginning makes a good ending”. That’s why the beginning of every lesson should be effective.

    Daily warm-ups or do nows are tools that every teacher should have in their educational arsenal. Warm-ups can be given to students at the beginning of the period to review a previous topic or to introduce new material. They give students something to accomplish of an educational nature while allowing the teacher time to take roll and perform other housekeeping duties. They can also reinforce the key points that you want students to remember. Therefore, every teacher can benefit from including warm- ups each day.   

     Each class should begin with a warm-up activity. This allows the students to transition into thinking like scientists while giving the teacher the opportunity to take attendance or prepare materials.  Warm-up activities can be questions about the current topic or can hone general skills. The teacher can begin each class with a set of questions reviewing the material from the day before, quiz the students with vocabulary words, ask them to explain concept. By reinforcing material from one class to the next, students are able to commit more information.

 It is our duty to make the classroom a lively and interesting place. How can we create such a classroom? My experience has taught me that warm-up activities can spark students’ curiosity and promote a comfortable atmosphere. I am convinced that all activities are effective if they are done with pleasure, motivation, trust and creativity. The pupils like various warm-ups: mind-maps, poems, brainstorming, tongue-twisters, games, songs, completing proverbs. They motivate them, arouse their interests, improve their thinking skills. Try to make your lessons brighter!


                                        Summer is over

1. Learn the poem.

Summer is over,                                         September is the month

September comes.                                      When school  begins.

October and November                              “It’s time to work, 

Are also autumn months.                           The school bell rings.

                                Holidays are over,

                                No more fun.

                                Holidays are over,

                                School has begun.

2. Speak about your  summer holidays:

Т: Answer the questions:

Where can we spend our summer holiday?








to the seaside






our grandparents

to the mountains           






to the camp

other cities or countries...

What sports can you do in summer?


I We


play swim jump run


volleyball basketball



When did you feel happy in summer? Why?




was felt







we you





at kid's camp

some new friends

at the seaside

with my grandfather.

T - PI - P2 - P3 - P4; PI - P2 - P3 - P4; PI - P2

3. Fill in the table:


Places tourists usually visit:

Things tourists do on holidays:

Adjectives which are used do describe places:

art galleries, monuments, museums, cinemas, theatres, churches, towers, castles, camps, shops.

rest, dance, sing, relax, see, take photos, fishing, camping, eating, drinking.

Splendid, wonderful, impressive, nice, fine, beautiful, interesting, historical, useful,

cultural, pleasant.


4. Answer the questions:

1. How did you spend your last summer?

2. Did you like your summer holidays?

3. When did you feel happy in summer?

4. Are you happy to come back to school?

5. Are you glad to meet your friends (teachers) again?


5. Learn a jazz chant:

I swam in the river,                As no one, 

And that was fun.                  I had a lot of things to do,

       I was as glad                          I was so happy,

                          What about you?


                                                     Welcome to school

1. Learn the poems:

1. The school has doors that open wide,

And friendly teachers wait inside.

Hurry, hurry, let’s go in.

For the lessons will begin.


Books and pencils I will need,

When I start to write and read.

Lots to learn and lots to do.

I like to go to school, don’t you?


2. The greenest buds of May,

The brightest flowers of June.

To me are never so gay,

As the first September day.

When in the morning fresh and cool.

With flowers I go first to school.

2. Answer the questions:

1.What do we go to school for?

make new friends.

learn new information.

communicate with somebody.

get knowledge.





We go to school to





T – P1, P2, P3, P4.

2. Are you happy to meet your classmates?

3. Did you enjoy your first day at school?

4. How many lessons do you have a day?

3. Speaking:

T: What are you?

What form are you in?

What school do you study?

Where are you now?

Do you know a rhyme about a school?

Ps: Yes, I do.

Every morning I go to school.        The lessons begin at eight.

      Our school is beautiful.                   And we are ready to read and translate.

4. Memory game:

The form is divided into two teams: name as many words as you can.

Team 1 – The days of the week.

Team 2 – School subjects.

Game: What day is that?

T: You have Maths on this day.

P1: Is it Monday?

T: You also have Art in this day.

P2: Is it Tuesday?

T: Yes, it is.

5. Learn the song: “What day is it?”

What day is it? It's Monday

It is a happy day

We've got some Maths and do some Sport.

Hip-hop, hooray-hooray!


What day is it? It's Tuesday.

It is a happy day

We've got the English lesson.

Hip-hop, hooray-hooray!


What day is it? It's Wednesday.

It is a happy day

We've got some Art and Music.

Hip-hop, hooray-hooray!


What day is it? It's Thursday.

It is a happy day

We write and read, then jump and say,

Hip-hop, hooray-hooray!


What day is it? It's Friday.

It is a happy day

We do some work and make some things.

Hip-hop, hooray-hooray!


We go to school on weekdays.

We've got school every day.

But Saturday and Sunday

Are surely for play!

6. A contest.

The teacher prepares sets of pictures of classroom activities (students speaking, reading, writing, singing, working in groups or pairs, etc.). The students are divided into groups, each group is given a set of pictures. The task is to choose as many subjects for one picture as possible and give a corresponding sentence using the pattern:

We/ students/ children read (write, etc.) at … lessons.



   English is fun.


1.  Learn the poems


 1)   I  love  learning English

I can read, I can write,

I can speak English too.

I love learning English

And what about you?


2)   English is wonderful,

English is great ,

We can travel to England

By plain or by plain.

We should learn it hard,

We should speak it well

To make many friends

And to write e-mail.


 3)   English is a cool as it can be

With as many words as you can see,

With as many sounds as you can say,

With as many games as we can play.

English is as nice as it can be ,

As great for you as it is for me,

As faithful as a friend that’s near.

We’re fond of English,

You can hear.

2.What should you do to know English well?

Maybe  you know that nowadays English is an international language  in the world. That’s why we should work hard to learn English well. Look at this substitution table and answer the question

What should you do every day?





English systematically




grammar (drills)




Vocabulary (drills)












to read texts




to listen to English poems and songs




to speak English (to make up and act dialogues)




to watch video and education programmes




to learn songs by heart


3.  Answer the questions:


1) T:  Do you like to speak English?

 Are you good at learning English?

 Is it difficult for you to learn new words?

     T - P1, P2, P3







4.  Make up sentences using the mind-map.

    T: Look at the mind-map and say where we can use the knowledge of  English.














 Finish:  I can use the knowledge of  English …

T – P1, P2, P3.

5. Game:

The teacher asks the students to play a game by throwing a ball to a student and asking him/her to say a word concerning the topical situation (learning English) after which the ball should be passed on until all the students the words may refer to one selected part of speech; for the brightest class there might be a following sequence: a word – a sentence with this word/a new word, etc.).

6. Prove that “Knowledge is power”. Round-table-talk.

-The more we know- the greater power we have. We get knowledge at school, from magazines and from radio and TV programmes. Our knowledge will help us in our future life.

-A knowledge of history, for example, helps to understand the past, the present, the future.

-A knowledge of other languages is very useful. If you know the language of a foreign country, you can talk to its people and understand what they are saying.

-In my opinion if you want to be a good specialist in any field you need a foreign language to receive new information on your speciality. If you are a businessman you need a foreign language to have business with foreign partners.

-A knowledge of geography gives us information about interesting lands and countries, about new plants and animals, mountains and rivers. So, the more we learn-the more we know.   

- A knowledge of foreign languages help us to learn about different countries and people, about their culture, customs and traditions. I agree with the proverb: “How many languages you know, so many times you are a man”.


                                        Family. Friends.


1. Listen and learn the poems:

1. Come and meet my family!

Mummy, Daddy, my brother and me,

Grandma and Grandpa

Are coming for tea!


       2. Grandfather and grandmother,

My father and my mother,

My sister and my brother.

I love my father Ben,

I love my uncle Dan,

I love my granny Emily,

I love my dear family!


3. Here’s my grandpa, grandma, dad and mother.

Here’s my sister and my little brother.

My doll and my bike,

My favourite shoes,

Avery best friend I luckily choose…

My favourite flowers,

My pet that is small…

With all my kid’s heart

I can love them all!


4. Mother and Father.

Mother is the dearest

Of all the friends I know.

She helps me work and helps me play

That’s why I love her so.


Father is the kindest

Of all the friends I know.

He likes to take me out with him

That’s why I love him so.


       2. Speak about the kindest person in your life:














       3. Prove that “ There is no place like home”

They say “East or West

But Home is best”.

I fully agree with it.

Wherever I go, wherever I am,

Only home is dear and sweet.
































T: How do you feel at home?

P1: I feel at ease.

P2: I can rest.

P3: I can be always understood at home.

P4: I can discuss my problems with my parents.

P5: I adore my home, no wonder “East or west – home is best”.

4. Remember the poems about friendship:

1. My friend.

I’ve got a friend

We like to play,

We play together

Every day.

He always helps me

When I’m in need

For he’s my friend

Good friend indeed.

2. Friends a hundred miles apart

Sit and charter heart to heart,

Boys and girls from school a far

Speak to mother, ask papa.

3. The Gift of Friendship.

Friendship is priceless gift

That cannot be bought or sold.

But its value is far greater

Than a monument made of gold,

So when you ask God.

5. Brainstorm.

T: What does friendship mean for you?

P1: The more friends we have the safer and happier we are.

P2: Friends always help us, they support us, give good advice.

P3: Real friendship is possible, when people respect and trust each other, help each other in the     trouble.

P4: If you want to have a friend you have to be a good friend yourself.

P5: I agree with the proverbs: “A good friend is as the Sun in winter”, “A friend is easier lost    than found”.

T: What kind of person must a real friend be?

       Ps: He must be

                    -honest                             -well-bred

                    -modest                            -clever                        

                    -generous                         -ready to help in the trouble

                    -attentive                         -faithful


6. Let us sing together:

The more we get together,

Together, together,

The more we get together,

The happier we are!

For your friends are my friends,

And my friends are your friends.

The more we get together,

The happier we are!

Oh, how's for getting friendly,

Quite friendly, really friendly?

Oh, how's for getting friendly,

Both your friends and mine?

If your friends like my friends,

And my friends like your friends.

We'll all be friends together,

Now won't that be fine!


                                                            Animal world

1. Let us learn the poems and play.

1. I see a monkey, I see a dog,

    I see rabbit, I see frog.

    I like this monkey, I like this dog,

    I like this rabbit, I like this frog.

2. A little mouse is in the house,

A little cat is in a hat,

A little duck is in a truck,

A little fox is in a box,

A little goat is in a coat.

3. My Dog.

A dog can’t talk

But he can bark.

When I take my dog

To the park,

I throw him a stick

And he runs a race.

Then he comes back

And licks my face.

My doggy is funny, my doggy is small,

It likes to run, to jump, to roll.

4. Mother Cat has a red hat,

Mother Cat has a red coat,

Mother Hen has a red pen,

Mother fox has a red box.

       5. I can see a fox in the Zoo.

I can see a rhino, it is blue.

I can see a monkey in the tree.

I can see a black and yellow bee.

Can you see a dolphin? It can swim.

Can you see a birdie? It can sing.

A tiger, a lion and a small kangaroo…

We can see them all in the Zoo.

2. Welcome to the animal world:

 T: "You are welcome to the Animal World. Look around! You can see different animals that live there. Let's recol­lect their names.

(Урізних місцях класу розташовані флеш карти з теми «Animals», діти отримують картки з назвами тварин, зачитують уголос слово і знаходять відповідний малюнок, вільно рухаючись по класу).

P1: It's a kangaroo.

Т: Look what I have got.

Р2: It's a bear.

Т: Do you like this bear? Let's learn a tongue-twister about it. Listen and repeat after me.

(Учитель демонструє ситуативний малюнок і фо­нетичну картку зі звуком [ εə ]. Учні колективно від­працьовують скоромовку.)

Т: It's a bear sitting on the chair combing its hair and holding a pear.

3. Do you know animals?

T: Are there many different animals in the world?

P1: Yes, there are many different animals in the world.-

T: What are they? 

P2: There are wild and domestic animals. They are big and little, long-necked and short-necked, long-legged and short-legged, long-tailed and short-tailed.

T: What wild animals do you know?

P3: I know such wild animals as bears, foxes, tigers.

T: What domestic animals do you know?

P4: I know such domestic animals as cows, hens, sheep.

T: Which animals are very quick (slow, quiet, clev­er)?

P5: Leopards are very quick. Turtles are very slow. Hamsters are very quiet. Dolphins are very clever.





1. Tongue Twister:

Betty Botter made some butter.

“But”, she said, “This batter’s bitter”.

“So”, She said, “I’ll buy some butter”.

It will make the butter better!”


So, Betty Botter bought some butter

Just to make the butter better.

“Alas”, she sighed. “This butter’s better –

But it’s still a little bitter”.

2. Jazz chant:

How do you like coffee?

- Black, black.

 How do you like tea?

- With lemon, please.

How do you like steak?

- Medium rare.

How do you like your eggs?

- I don’t care.

Scrambled, with bacon?

- I don’t care.

Soft-boiled, hard-boiled?

- I don’t care.

How about the omelet?

- I don’t care.

Come on, tell me, this isn’t fair.

- I told you the truth,

I really don’t care.

If you try to make up a rhyme you can continue this chant at home. Use the dictionary if necessary.

3. Answer the questions:

1. Where do people go if they want to eat out?

2. Is going to a restaurant a usual thing with young (middle-aged, old-aged) people?

3. Why do people sometimes want to celebrate their birthday (or other events) in restaurants?

4. What do customers usually order for the first (second) courses?

5. What do customers usually do while waiting for their meal being served?  

4. Listen and discuss:

1. Do you know where potato chips came from?

George Crumb, an American Indian, who was the chef in a restaurant in New York in the 19th century, had a visitor who didn't like his fried potatoes. The visitor repeated that the slices of potatoes were very thick. George Crumb didn't know what to do but then he cut the slices very thin and fried them in very much oil. The guest liked it very much. The dish called potato chips became famous all over the world.

2. Tastes differ.

This saying is found almost in every language. People really have different tastes. In the first place it displays in food. There are individual tastes and there are common tastes of a nation established by history and customs.

A French man will eat a fried frog with pleasure but Ukrainian would choose something different. Pigs are not eaten in Moslem countries though Europeans are fond of pork. A sandwich of raw meat is a delicacy for a German while in other countries it is not served. Fried ants are eaten in Africa, dogs in South Asia.

One may give many other facts to illustrate the above saying.

What do you know about food customs in different countries?

What explanations can you give to this phenomenon?

The students give their explanations.


On Sunday I like meat and chips,

On Monday bread and cheese.

On Tuesday coca-cola and pizza

Mmm... Yes, please.

On Wednesday it's spaghetti

And on Thursday egg and fish,

On Friday l like sandwiches

And ice-cream on a dish.

But Saturday

Is my favourite day

Oh, yes, it's very nice.

On Saturday it's chicken...

Mmm... salad, bread and rice.

The students either read or listen to the poem and answer the questions.

  •   Does the boy / girl always eat healthy food? 
  •   What food is considered to be healthy?

The teacher asks the students to speak about their favourite dish and analyze its qualities.





    Let’s go in for sport.  It’s cool!


1.  Learn and discuss:

Sport is very cool,

People think it’s good.

Only a swimming pool

Really raises mood.

Try to take a time out

Come and have it done

Ladies, kids and gentlemen

Usually have some fun

Better come to us,

Swimming is first class!


Answer the questions.

1) What must we do if we want to feel fit?

2) What sport do you go in for?

3) Do you belong to any sport club?

4) When were you at the stadium last time?

5) Was the game exciting or not?



2. Make up questions upon the model

T. Ask your friend if he / she is a sport fan / likes sport.

P. Are you a sport fan? Do you like sport?


Ask him/ her:

  •   if he/she is fond of skiing;
  •   if he/she is keen on playing chess;
  •   if he/she is good at gymnastics;
  •   if he/she is a member of any sport club/team;
  •   if he/she always follow sport event on TV;
  •   what summer sport  he/she  likes best;
  •   what winter sports he/she goes in for;
  •   what indoor/outdoor games he/she likes to play.

3. Guess the Riddle:

It’s always round,

It can jump and fall

In the air, on the ground

We can see a …


4. Facts for you to remember:

Do you know that…

  • the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B. C. and the first Olympic champion was Coroebus of Elis. He won the 200-yard sprint, the only event of the first Olympic athletic programme.
  • the ancient Olympic Games were held during the period of the full moon between August and September of the present Gregorian Calendar. At first the games were held from dawn until sunset on a single day. Later, at the peak of the ancient Olympic Games, they were extended over five days.
  • of the total 23 sports ever played in Olympiads the most popular were wrestling, boxing, pentathlon and chariot race.


5. Do you know the proverbs?

T: On the walls of our classroom are some proverbs and sayings. Can you read and translate them?

P1. A sound mind in a sound body.

P2. Citius! Altius! Fortius! or Quicker! Higher! Stronger!

P3. No pain, no gain!

P4. Fortune favours the brave.

P5. It is above all to take part in not to win.

P6. If at first you don’t succeed try again.

T. What do these proverbs mean?




1. T. Do you like to travel?

Where do you like to travel: in our country or abroad?

Where did you travel last time?

Why do you like to travel?

Answer the questions using a spider-gram:
































2. Are these statements true or false in your experience?

1. Trains are more reliable than buses.

2. Train fares are more expensive than bus fares.

3. Railway stations are nicer places than airports.

4. Air flights are less interesting than train journeys.

5. You get to the place you are going faster by car than by train.

3. Brainstorm.

1. Are you afraid of flying?

2.  Which form of transport do you believe is the safest and which most dangerous?

3. Have you ever had an experience while travelling? What happened?

4. What are disadvantages and advantages of travelling alone?

5. What form of transport do you think is the most uncomfortable, the cheapest, the slowest, the most interesting when travelling alone and with your friend?

4. Do you know the city transportation?

       The teacher starts by telling that one of his friends has received an invitation to go to England and asks what the city transportation in London may be. The students give their ideas, and the teacher notes them on the board. After that the students make up questions and answer them.

5. Put the sentences in a logical order. Then retell the text.

  1. I paid my bill.
  2. I checked in at reception.
  3. I left the hotel.
  4. I went up to my room.
  5. I spent the night in the hotel.
  6. I had an early morning call at seven о 'clock.
  7. I booked a room at the hotel.
  8. I went out for dinner in a local restaurant.
  9. I arrived at the hotel.
  1.  I got up and had a shower.
  2. I had breakfast.
  3. I tipped the porter who carried my luggage.






1.What should you do  to be healthy?

I                                         brush        the teeth.

You                                   eat             much sweets.

He          should (not)      do              healthy food (fruit, vegetables, milk, cheese…)

She                                    go             exercises.

We                                    watch       for a walk.

They                                                   TV too much.


2. Learn the song “I don’t want”:

Every time I have a headache

Mama takes me to the doctor.

Every time I have a headache

Mama takes me to the doc.

I have a headache,

I have a headache.

I don't want to go to bed.

I have a headache,

I have a headache.

I don't want to go to bed.  


      2. The students read the poem and try to predict the topic of the lesson.


Jonathan Blake

Ate too much cake,

He isn't himself today;

He's tucked up in bed,

With a feverish head,

And doesn't much care to play.

Yes, Jonathan Blake

Ate too much cake,

So he's not at his best today.

But there's no need for sorrow

I'm sure he'll be out to play.

"The first wealth is health".

3.   Jazz chant.

- I’ve got the hiccough.

- Drink some water.

- My nose itches.

- Scratch it.

- My feet hurt.

- Sit down for a while.

- My shoes are tight.

- Take them of.

- I have a toothache.

- Go to the dentist.

- I have a headache.

- Take some aspirin.

4. Guess what doctor we are going to visit.

Patient: Do you extract teeth painlessly?

Doctor: Not always- the other day I nearly dislocated my wrist.

Answer the    questions:

1. Healthy teeth are important of a healthy body, aren’t they ?

2. How healthy are your teeth?

3. How do you feel about visiting the dentist?

4. when did you last have headache?

5. Do you want to be a doctor?

- Must a man be born a good doctor or can he learn to become one?

- What is more important in a good doctor: knowledge, talent or experience?

- Must a person be really decisive to become a doctor?

- Is there anyone in your class who wants to become a doctor ?

Finish the Sentence


Go around the room and have each person complete one of these sentences (or something similar):

The best job I ever had was...

The worst project I ever worked on was...

The riskiest thing I ever did was...


This is a good technique for moving on to a new topic or subject. For example, when starting a class and you want everyone to introduce themselves, you can have them complete “I am in this class because...”


You can also move on to a new subject by asking a leading question. For example if you are instructing time management, “The one time I felt most stressed because I did not have enough time was ...”




1. Where would you buy the items in the right column? Match them with the list of shops.

1)    a fishmonger's                           a)  a loaf of bread, French rolls

2)    a baker's                                     b)  a CD

3)    a butcher's                                  c)  a pair of trainers or slippers

4)    a shoe shop                                d)  cod or herrings

5)    a DIY store (do-it-yourself)      e)  fillet or chops  

6)    a chemist's                                 f) a paperback                     

7)    a newsagent's                             g) a screwdriver or hammer

8)    a record shop                             h) throat pastels.


2.  Choose the correct word to complete the phrase. Some words are used more than once.


a carton of,

a box of,

a bunch of,

a bottle of,

ajar of,

a loaf of,

a brick of,

a tube of,

a packet of




lemonade chocolates

crisps soap

ice-cream bananas


honey mineral water

matches jam

chocolate grapes


sun cream


3. Revise How much...?

  • I went shopping yesterday.
  • What did you buy?
  • I bought....
  • How much was it? — ..., etc.

4. Revise I’ll...

I'm going shopping. I'll buy a sweater. What will you buy, Ann? — I'll buy a hat.

I'm going shopping. I'll buy a sweater and a hat. What will you buy, Kate? — I'll buy some cassettes.

I'm going shopping. I'll buy a sweater, a hat and some cassettes.

Continue round the class adding an item to the list.

5. Imagine yourself a shop-assistant and ask the write question.

  •     I  need some apples. 
  •     How many, please?

Substitutes: toys, furniture, baby food, wallpaper, curtains, playmates.

6.   Suggested questions for warm -ups.


Clothes shopping

How often do you buy clothes?

Which is your favourite shopping area?

Which day of week do you usually go?

Do you go in the morning or in the afternoon?

How do you get there?

Do you make a list of clothes you want to buy?

What are the easiest clothes to buy?

What are the hardest?

How often do you buy jeans / new shoes?

Do you buy second-hand clothes?


Supermarket shopping

Which supermarket do you go to regularly?

How often do you go?

Do you always go on the same day of the week?

Do you always go at the same time of day?

How do you get there?

Do you make a shopping list?

What do you usually buy first / last?

How often do you buy basic provisions such as bread and milk?

Do you always buy ‘Special Offers’?

Do you ever use discount coupons?                             


                                   Theatre and cinema

  1. True or false.
  1.  The audience is the people watching a theatre performance.
  2. Kevin Costner and Bruce Willis are actors.
  3. A conductor works with an orchestra or choir.
  4. Tom and Jerry are cartoon characters.
  5. You buy your theatre tickets at the box room.
  6. Actors perform on a stage.
  7. A group of musicians is called a chorus.
  8. The cast are the actors in a play.
  9. Evening performances are called matinees.
  10. The first row of the dress circle is very close to the stage.

Key: 1T, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5F, 6T, 7F, 8T, 9F,10F.

  1. Ask the students:
  1. How often do you go to the cinema?
  2. What sort of films do you like best?
  3. Who is your favourite film star? Why?
  4. Which film did you see last? What was it about?
  5. What is the best film you have seen?
  1. You are going to make a film. Write as many words as you can to describe your scenery.

Example: desert, sand, the sun, few clouds, the blue sky…

4.   Write the following headings on the board:

the 1900s                        the 1920s                      now

        Then read out the following: the first films, many different kinds of film, black and white films, "talking" films, no sound, new films, cowboy films, special effects. The pupils should write them in the    proper columns.

       5.   Ask the students:

  • Can you say what the theatre is?
  • Where are the best seats in the theatre, at the front or at the back?
  • What is the difference between a cinema and a theatre? Which do you prefer?
  • Which of the two, the theatre or the cinema, is more popular in our country? Why do you think so?
  • What role does the theatre play in our life?
  • How often do you go to the theatre? When was the last time you went to the theatre?
  • Which of Ukrainian play appeals to you deeply? Give your reasons.
  • Who is your favourite actor (actress)?
  • What is the price of admission?
  • Which plays that are on now in our city are successful? 
  • What is a puppet theatre?
  • Are you fond of ballet? Which ballet do you like best of all?
  • When and how do you book seats for the theatre?

                                               The weather 

  1. Draw on the board pictures of the sun shining, raindrops falling, wind blowing, snow falling and clouds. Ask the students to call out the appropri­ate descriptive weather words.
  2. Transfer the sentences in Present Simple into Past Simple. It is windy to­day. → It was windy yesterday.
  3. Listening. Read these short texts and ask the students to guess what season it is.

       It is hot and sunny. You wear shorts and T-shirts. You wear sandals on your feet.

      It is cold and snowy. It's windy too. You wear coats, hats, gloves and boots.

      It is cool and cloudy. It often rains. You wear jeans, warm sweaters and raincoats.

      It is warm and sunny. It sometimes rain. You wear jackets, jeans and shoes.

4. Complete the sentences.

Today the weather is ____________________________________

When it rains you take_______________________________

In winter you wear__________________________________

In autumn you eat __________________________________

Yesterday the weather was ___________________________

If it's hot you wear__________________________________

When it's snowy you can_____________________________

In summer you don't wear____________________________

  1. Write the names of the months on the board. Ask the students to classify them according to season. Then ask the students what their favourite sea­sons are and why.
  2. Activities according to the seasons: football → summer, gardening → spring, snowballs → winter.
  3.   Ask the students:

What do you do when it is hot and sunny?

What do you do when it is cold and slippery?

What do you do when it is raining?

What do you do when there is much snow on the ground?

What do you do if the weather is bad?


                                            City and country

  1. Write city, town and country on the board. Call out the words for things associated with the city, town and the country with which students are fa­miliar as you have individual students go to the board and stand under the appropriate category.
  2. To review the city and country words, give each member of a small group of students a picture of something associated with either place such as a farm, a pond, a tall building or a cinema. Ask the other students in the class to name each location in the pictures and say if it can be found in the city or in the country. Then encourage the students with the city pictures to stand in one area of the classroom and the students with the country pic­tures to do the same in another area.
  3.   Where do they live?

Dorothy always wears sandals. (In the south)

Ben has a cow. (In the country)

Mary works in the office. (In the city)

Kevin works on a farm. (In the country)

My aunt is often stuck in traffic jam. (In the city)

My sister often feels bad because of great air pollution. (In the city)

Becky enjoys fresh air and fresh milk every morning. (In the country)

My cousin likes birds watching in the fields. (In the country)

My mother always feels awful in overcrowded streets. (In the city)

My friend wears a fur coat during the most part of the year. (In the north)

4. A snowball game

Say a sentence, let a pupil repeat it, and he (she) adds his (her) own sen­tence, a next pupil is to repeat the two previous sentences and to add a new sentence, etc.

  • This is a street.
  • This is a street. There are many cars in the street.
  • This is a street. There are many cars in the street. There is a big shop in the street. Etc.

5. Where can we find these objects? Put these words in the proper columns.


zebra crossing, meadow, refrigerator, surfboard, pond, pedestrian, parking meter,
carpet, dishwasher, wet suit, chickens, pebbles, wash basin, shell, drawer, orchard,
post box, barn


in the street

at home

on the beach

in the country






6.   Jigsaw reading

Copy, cut out and shuffle the parts of the two short stories. Students have to sort out the cards (in pairs or in groups) so that they make two stories. Set time limit. Then students have to read the both full stories orally.


When I come to my sister's place I usually visit

the picture gallery. I go there by

underground because the streets are overcrowded. In the

gallery it is quietly and calmly and I

have a real pleasure watching my favourite pictures.

Returning home I often have a cup of coffee in the cafe

which is nearby the Opera Theatre. Sometimes I meet

my sister after she finishes her work and we do

shopping at the supermarket. After silence

in the gallery the supermarket seems

a real huge noisy ant hill.





Story 2

When I come to my uncle's place I usually go

to the forest which is not far from the house. I like

walking there as I hate overcrowded streets. My

uncle sometimes asks me to help him on the farm and I

do it with pleasure. Fresh air, lots of animals

around and beautiful nature makes me feel as

on the other planet. Here there is no

rush hour, traffic jam and

noisy streets. After crazy

life in the city the country

seems a real paradise.


       Story 1

When I come to my sister's place I usually visit the picture gallery. I go there by underground because the streets are overcrowded. In the gallery it is quietly and calmly and I have a real pleasure watching my favourite pictures. Returning home I often have a cup of coffee in the cafe which is nearby the Opera Theatre. Sometimes I meet my sister after she finishes her work and we do shopping at the supermarket. After silence in the gallery the supermarket seems a real huge noisy ant hill.

Story 2

When 1 come to my uncle's place I usually go to the forest which is not far from the house. I like walking there as J hate overcrowded streets. My uncle sometimes asks me to help him on the farm and I do it with pleasure. Fresh air, lots of animals around and beautiful nature makes me feel as on the other plan­et. Here there is no rush hour, traffic jam and noisy streets. After crazy life in the city the country seems a real paradise.



1.   Ask the students:

  • What would you like to do?
  • Why? 
  • Which of the things below would you do in              you ideal job?

wear a uniform                   work at night            use your hands

give orders                        drive a car                 work in a office

travel                                 work with money       use a computer

      meet a lot of people           wear smart clothes      work outside

       speak on the telephone     sell clothes                work at weekends

2.   A police officer and an office worker do two very different jobs. Which of the things above do they not do?

   Fill in the table and then make sentences. Which do you not do? Use the words from the previous activity.


  Police officer

     Office worker





Example: A police officer wears a uniform, and I do it too. A police officer drives a car, but an office worker doesn't do it.


3.   Complete the information in the table to characterize these jobs and make sentences.




Work place

      What they do

    Special qualities










physical strength




checks your teeth












Example: Teachers work at school. They teach pupils. They are patient.

4. Who says the following?

  1.   Good morning, doctor!
  2.   Could you open your suitcase, please, sir?
  3.   I'm sorry, sir, you can't park your car here.
  4.   Would you like any wine with your dinner, sir?
  5.   Take your shirt off, please, say "AHH!"
  6.   Why haven't you done your homework?
  7.   There is a parcel for Mr. Brown... sign here, please.
  8.   Excuse me, how much does this coat cost?
  9.   I'd like to ask you some questions, Mr. Willis.
  10. That's one pound, fifty pence altogether, please.

      A patient, a custom officer, a policeman, a waiter, a doctor, a teacher, a postman, a customer, a journalist, a shop assistant

5. From the following jobs choose those connected with manual labour (A)
and with creative activity (B). 

miner musician artist manager

cleaner postman bus driver business owner

farmer reporter barber teacher.



1.    Blitz –quiz

T: For a blitz quiz take cards from the envelope, find a partner and work in pairs.

  1. What is the territory of Ukraine?
  2. Is Ukraine a large or a small country?
  3. How many countries does Ukraine border on?
  4. How many regions are there in Ukraine?
  5. What are the biggest cities in Ukraine?
  6. What are the main rivers in Ukraine?
  7. Is Ukraine an industrial country?
  8. Is Ukraine an independent country?
  9. What is the tastiest Ukrainian food?
  10. Why do you love your country?

2.   Fill in the gaps. Where do people live in Ukraine?

Some people live in the ______(1)

Where the  houses are very small.

Some people live in the_______(2)

Where the houses are very tall.

But in the country where the houses are______(3)

The gardens are very _______(4).

And in the city where the houses are _______(5)

There are no gardens at all.

E. Segal

     Keys:1) country; 2) city; 3) small;4) big; 5) tall.

    3.  Comment on the words: “You may choose everything, my son, but not Ukraine”

    4.  Spidergram

    T: Imagine our country being a sunflower. What will be the petals?



















T: Now let us stop at each petal and describe it.

Possible pupil’s answers.

Our country’s symbols are our flag and trident.

We have our own language that is Ukrainian.

I think that our people are talented, hard -working and friendly.

5. Read the questions and make up a story.

1. Have you been to the capital of Ukraine?

 2. How did you go there?

3. Where did you stay?

4. What was the city like?

5. Did you go sightseeing there?

6. What places of interest did you visit there?

7. What did you find the most interesting there?

 8. Did  you enjoy your visit there?

6. Match the holidays to the dates and discuss your favourite holiday with your partner.

1. New Year’ Day;                            a) 7 January;

2. Christmas;                                      b) 1 January;

3. Easter;                                             c) 28 June;

4. Mother’s Day;                                d) 1 September;

5. Victory Day;                                   e) 24 August;

6) Independence Day;                        f) 9 May;

7) Day of Knowledge;                        g) the second Sunday in May;

8) Constitution Day;                            h) March or April.

Key:1-b; 2-a; 3-h; 4-g; 5-f; 6-e; 7-d; 8-c.


                                                                        Great Britain

  1. Roundtable.

T: To begin with, let’s recollect some basic facts about the UK. This kind of work is called “Roundtable”. Each member of the team in turn supplements one statement about the UK. The sheet of paper with the statements is passed around the group members. In 2 minutes the teams read their information aloud and get 10 points for each correct statement.

  1. True or False.
  1. Smog is a mixture of snow and fog.
  2. The United Kingdom has a population of 80 million.
  3. Gaelic is spoken on the west coast of Scotland.
  4. A country is an area with a local government of its own.
  5. St. Andrew is the name of the Scottish flag.
  6. Northern Ireland is part of Great Britain.
  7. A bobby is a British policeman.

Key: 1F, 2F, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6F, 7T.

3. Agree or disagree.

  1.   Mac in Scottish means "a son of".
  2.   The kilt is Scotland's national costume.
  3.   Loch is the Welsh word for lake.
  4.   Snowdon is a high mountain in Wales.
  5.   Cardiff is the capital of Scotland.
  6.   Northern Ireland is also called Ulster.
  7.   The dragon is the symbol of Northern Ireland.
  8.   Rugby is a popular sport in Wales.
  9.   Moors are areas of wild, open countryside.
  10. Oxford is situated on the River Thames.
  11. Saint George is the patron of Wales.
  12. There are three crosses on the British flag.
  13. The north of Scotland is famous for its developed industry.
  14. The capital of Northern Ireland is Dublin.
  15. The tartan is a checked cloth.

Key: 1T, 2T, 3F, 4T, 5F, 6T, 7F, 8T, 9T, 10T, 11F, 12T, 13F, 14F, 15T.

4. Picture dictation

Pupils draw a picture containing simple visual information from a descrip­tion which you dictate.

Draw an island in the sea. There are some mountains in the middle of the island. There are some rocks to the north from the mountains. In the west next to the mountains is a palm-tree. There is a house in the east at the bottom of the mountains. There is a small lake to the south from the house. A narrow-road connects the lake and the house. And a lonely elephant is going along the road to the house.

5.   Famous Britons

Brainstorm your students’ knowledge about famous Britons.

  1.   He invented a machine on which the modern Computer is based.
  2.   He discovered the law of gravity when the apple fell on his head.
  3.   He  tried to prove that our remote granddads and grannies were monkeys.
  4.   The author of The Lord of the Rings.
  5.   Scotland's national poet.
  6.   The most famous playwright in the world.
  7.   The author of Jungle Book.
  8.   The monument to this man stands in Trafalgar Square.
  9.   The first woman Prime Minister of Britain.
  10. A  member of the Beatles who was murdered in the USA.
  11. The author of Oliver Twist.
  12. The beautiful Princess of Wales and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, who died in a               car crash in Paris.
  13. This guy tried to blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605.
  14. This Queen ruled for the longest period in British history.
  15. The author of the Harry Potter books.
  16. One of Britain's greatest leaders, who was the Prime Minister of the country during World War II.
  17. The creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
  18. This man invented the telephone.
  19. A famous explorer who discovered Australia and Hawaii.
  20. The author of Alice in Wonderland.
  21. A very famous singer, once a member of the Beatles.    
  22. This famous scientist discovered laws of electricity.
  23. The author of The Canterbury Tales.
  24. This brave scientist discovered penicillin.
  25. The inventor of the steam engine.
  26. This romantic poet died in Greece while fighting against the Turks for Greek independence.
  27. The author of Robinson Crusoe.
  28. This man was leader of the parliamentary army against King Charles I and after Charles's execution, became Lord Protector. But he was al­most as tyrannical as the king he defeated and the monarchy was re­stored two years after his death.
  29. The author of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
  30. The author of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.
  31. A film director famous for his horror films.
  32. This Englishman was the first to sail around the world. He also led the English navy to victory against the Spanish Armada.
  33. The author of The Picture of Dorian Gray.
  34. A famous landscape painter of the 19th century.
  35. A famous explorer of Africa, the first European to see the Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls.
  36. A comic actor with a small black moustache, a bowler hat and a funny way of walking.
  37. A famous footballer.
  38. The inventor of the television.
  39. The author of Treasure Island.
  40. The author of” Ivanhoe”.

Key: 1. Babbage 2. Newton 3. Darwin 4. Tolkien 5. Burns 6. Shakespeare 7. Kipling 8. Nelson 9. Thatcher 10. Lennon 11. Dickens 12. Diana 13. Fawkes 14. Victoria 15. Rowling 16. Churchill 17. Christie 18. Bell 19. Cook 20. Car­roll 21. Paul McCartney 22. Faraday 23. Chaucer 24. Fleming 25.Watt 26. By­ron 27. Defoe 28. Cromwell 29. Arthur Conan Doyle 30. Austen 31. Alfred Hitchcock 32. Drake 33. Wilde 34. Constable 35. Livingstone 36. Chaplin 37. Beckham 38. Baird 39. Stevenson 40. Scott.

Guess the name of the city.

This city, an European capital, has a charm and character of its own. It’s one of the largest cities in the world .It has 8,000 miles of streets, over 1,000,000 houses and 9,000,000 people.


In two minutes write down:

-the three places you would most like to go;

-the three places you would least like to go;

-the three places you have known about.





1. Make Your Lessons Brighter. К., 2005.

2. Poems to Enjoy. М., 1988.

3. Poems, Songs, Plays. К., 1969.

4. Graham  Carolyn. Jazz Chants for Children Oxford University Press,1979.

5. Let’s Sing and Play. T., 2007.

6. For You, for Us, for All. T.,1996.

7. I can Speak English by L. P. Stupin, SV. Voronin. М., 1980.

8. Усі дидактичні матеріали з англійської мови. Оніщенко І. О. Харків, 2006. 

9. Brush up Your Talk by Diment Ad. М., 1977.     

10.Warming up. Розпочинаємо урок ефективно. Кіктенко Т. М. Харків, 2008.











1. Summer is over.

2. Welcome to school.

3. English is fun.

4. Family. Friends.

5. Animal world.

6. Food.

7. Let’s go in for sport. It’s cool!

8. Travelling.

9. Health.

10. Shops and shopping.

11. Theatre and cinema.

12. The weather.

13. City and country.

14. Jobs.

15. Ukraine.

16. Great Britain.



Kovalchuk Liudmyla
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