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Oh, lovely land, United Kingdom!

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Віртуальна подорож. Знайомство з історією, культурою, звичаями та традиціями Сполученого Королівства Велика Британія та Північна Ірландія.
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Oh, lovely land, United Kingdom!

(Віртуальна подорож)

Мета:    І. 1)Розширити знання про країни Європейського Союзу

                2). Познайомити учнів з історією, культурою, звичаями та традиціями        Сполученого Королівства Велика Британія та Північна Ірландія.

                3) Розширити соціокультурну та комунікативну компетенції  учнів.

       4) Мотивувати до вивчення англійської мови.

           ІІ. 1) Розвивати вміння логічно викладати інформацію.

                 2) Розвивати культуру мовлення.

           ІІІ. 1) Виховувати пізнавальний інтерес до життя людей в інших країнах.

                 2)Виховувати вміння співпрацювати у колективі.


Oh, lovely land, United Kingdom!

Travelling is one way of lengthening life  (B. Franclin)

T: Dear guests! We greet you at our meeting. We are glad to see you. Our meeting is devoted to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Let’s travel to this beautiful country.

P1: Ladies and gentlemen! British airways are glad to meet you on our plane. I wish you a pleasant flight.

P2: Welcome to our plane. Our flight lasts one hour. The speed of the plane is 800 km/hour. The height is 2000 metres. The temperature aboard is 20 degrees below zero. We ask you to fasten your seatbelts and stop smoking. British airways wish you a pleasant travelling.

(Music sounds)

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

On lovely land whose mountain ran

From peak to peak to seek the sun

 And where we take the sacred fire

 Of life and love to raise them higher.

Oh, Kingdom, oh promised land.

This is the dream our fathers planned

And though the rich have ravished you

We swear to make this dream come true.

Oh, lovely land, where April rains,

And April suns break ancient chains

And where we too such bounties share

Forever free and ever fair.

P3: Dear friends you are welcome to Great Britain! The British Isles lie to the north-west of the continent of Europe and consist of two main islands, the larger of which is Great Britain, the smaller is Ireland. These and over five hundred small islands are known collectively as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with a total area of 244, 1 thousand sq. km.

P4: Great Britain is the country with many interesting historical events. Imagine that you are in Britain of the Middle Ages!

Long-long ago the biggest part of England was covered with thick green forests. Not far from Nottingham the gang of robbers hid in the Sherwood Forest. They were dressed in the clothes of green colour. All of them could shoot arrows and were perfect shooters. The ringleader of those men was fearless Robin Hood. Robin Hood and his followers were famous for their noble deeds. They tried to protect poor people from cruelty of their masters. Very often they took money from the rich to give it to the poor. Side by side with Robin Hood fearlessly fought his beloved Maid Marian. They got married not in the church but under the canopy of the legendary Sherwood Forest.

Robin: Oh, Marian, why are you here?

Marian: I want to be with you, Robin. I want to fight with you.

Robin: My darling, this life is so difficult, and there is danger everywhere.

Marian: I am not afraid of danger.

Robin: Besides, Sheriff’s bandits are after our men all the time. Why have you come?

Marian: I know the forest.

Robin: You are a woman. You are not strong.

Marian: My hand is as strong as yours. Try, please.

Robin: My dearest. I don’t know how I will live in the forest without you, when you go away. But you mustn’t stay.

Marian: But I will not go away. I am going to stay with you. I can fight as well as you do. Oh, Robin, do not say that. The sun doesn’t shine and the birds do not sing when I am not with you. Let me stay with you and I will never let you down. I will be your comrade in joy and sorrow.

God save our gracious Queen,

 long live our noble Queen!

God save the Queen!

Send her victorious, happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us,

God save the Queen!

Thy choicest gifts in store

On her be pleased to pour,

Long may she reign.

May she defend our laws

And give us ever cause,

 To sing with heart and voice

 God save the Queen!

P : You are welcome to the Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II is a symbol of Great Britain. She is a very popular monarch. She is the wealthiest woman in the world. Her hobby number 1 is horse racing. The Queen hates cold and cigar smoke. She dislikes milk pudding, tennis and Charles Dickens. Her Majesty likes Scottish country dancing and the Beatles song “Yellow Submarine”

(Song “Yellow Submarine)

Cities and Thrones and Powers

Stand on times eye

Almost as long as flowers,

Which daily day:

But, as new buds put forth

To glad new men,

Out of spent and unconsidered Earth

The cities rise again.

P: We are in London – the capital of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is one of largest and the most beautiful cities in the world. There are a lot of places of interest in London. Among them there are: Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and the Tower of London.

C: What is the most interesting museum in London?

D: It is the Museum of Madam Tussaud.

C: How did it get its name?

D: It is called after the person who founded it.

C: Was she English?

D: No. She came from France.

C: What can we see in the museum?

D:. In the Museum of Madam Tussaud you can see wax sculptures of famous people of the past (kings, queens, pirates, generals, admirals, scientists) and sculpture of those who live now (Presidents, ministers, film-stars, pop-stars, sportsmen, members of the Royal family). If you like “Beatles” you can see the wax sculptures of these singes in the museum.

C: Thank you.

D: The pleasure was mine.


P: Scotland is the land of myths and mysteries. There are many old castles there and every castle has its ghosts. They say that Glammis Castle (shows the picture of the castle) has nine of them, and, of course, everyone knows about Loch Ness monster.

Many famous people were born in Scotland, but one of the best-known is Robert Burns. In his poems he described the beauty of his native land and the life of poor people. One of the best-known Robert Burns’ poems is “My Heart’s in the Highlands”. Every year Scottish people celebrate his birthday. The dinner begins with the sound of bagpipes and the “haggis”, Scotland’s national dish. Then everyone reads poems and sings songs written by the great Robbie Burns himself.

R. Burns                                   

My heart’s in the Highlands? My heart isn’t here
My heart’s in the Highlands a chasing the deer,
A –chasing the wild deer and following the roe
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go!
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North
The birthplace of velour, the country of worth!
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love
Farewell to the mountains high cover’d with snow
Farewell to the straits and green valleys bellow
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods!

P: Robert Burns was married Jean Armour, his “Bonnie Jean”. He devoted to Jean many beautiful poems!                            My love
My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June.
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass
So deep in love am I.
And I will love thee steel, my Dear
While the sands of life shall run.
And fare thee wheel, my only love
And fare thee wheel a while.
And I will come again my love
Though it were ten thousand miles.

(Song “My Bonnie”)

P: Wales is a land of mountains and valleys, streams and waterfalls, green fields and forests. Wales is also famous for its castles. They stretch like an iron chain across the country. Welsh is a Celtic language and is very difficult to learn. It has very musical intonation and difficult sounds. Cardiff is the capital of Wales. It is a Roman castle and a modern shopping centre.

P: We are in Northern Ireland. This country is still a park of the United Kingdom. It has a strong cultural tradition: songs, dances, literature and festivals. Its capital is Belfast. Belfast is the most important commercial and industrial centre, it is also a very big port. In Belfast was built Titanic - a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The disaster was greeted with worldwide shock and outrage at the huge loss of life. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history, its memory kept alive by numerous books, films, memorials and songs.

(Song “Titanic”)

Role Play

Interviewer: Hello! I am interviewing people about they like or don’t like about England. Can I ask you some questions?

Ann: Yes, of course.

Interviewer: Are you a tourist.

Ann: No, I am a student at a language school.

Interviewer: And where are you from?

Ann: I am from Ukraine.

Interviewer: What’s your name?

Ann: Ann

Interviewer: Thank you. Well, Ann, what do you like about England?

Ann: I like the people. They are very friendly.

Interviewer: What don’t you like?

Ann: I don’t like the weather. It’s too rainy for me. But I love your sweets and English breakfasts are great.

P: Let’s play a game “Find your pair!”

P: Britain is the tea-drinking nation. Every day they drink 165 million cups of the stuff and each year around 144 thousand tons of tea are imported. Most Britons like their tea strong and dark, but with a lot of milk.

P: The traditional way of making  tea is:

  • Boil some fresh cold water;
  • Put some hot water into the teapot to make it warm;
  • Pour the water away;
  • Put one teaspoon of tea-leaves per person and one extra tea-spoon into the pot;
  • Pour boiling water onto the tea;
  • Leave for a few minutes;
  • The tea is ready,  you can drink it.

P: We cannot speak about Great Britain without observing some of its traditions and customs. If you arrive to Great Britain you’ll hear the word “tradition” everywhere. An Englishman has a sentimental love for things, customs and traditions. There is even a joke that British people have no thoughts, they have traditions are commonly known all over the world. As you remember all British people like Christmas best of all.

Christmas ….

A beautiful time of the year.

With carols and tinsel

 And lots of good cheer

 With sharing and caring

And hearts drawing near –


A beautiful time in the year.

(Song “Silent Night”)

P: Christmas is a time for joy, parties, dances, celebrations. On Christmas Eve everything is in rush and bustle. Offices and public buildings close at one o’clock, but shops stay open late. Children usually don’t go to school. At Christmas London, as other big cities, has a special atmosphere. There is Christmas tree in Trafalgar square, sent by people of Norway to people to Britain. There are beautiful decorations in the streets, people sing carols in the streets and wish each other “Merry Christmas!”

(Song “Last Christmas”)

P: Dear friends! We congratulate you with coming Christmas. We wish you healthy, lucky and happy holidays!

P: Dear ladies and gentlemen! Our flight is coming to the end. We hope that you have travelled with pleasure.

P: Do not forget your personal effects when leaving the plane.


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