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THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NOTHERN IRELAND”

 

Цілі: узагальнити вивчений матеріал за темою «Велика Британія»;

          розвивати навички монологічного мовлення  і перекладу;

          виховувати почуття поваги до іншої країни, її народу й традицій.

Обладнання: карта Великої Британії, роздавальний матеріал, малюнки від учнів.

 

OUTLINE OF THE LESSON

I. Organization

1. T. Good morning!

So let me start our lesson.

2. T. The topic of our lesson is “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. Our lesson will have the form of a test seminar. At our lesson we’ll revise everything we know about this country. So, I want you to demonstrate all your knowledge from the Geography and English course.

Our class is divided into 2 groups. Each group will get scores for the work at our lesson.

 

II. Introduction

T. For the beginning let’s revise our knowledge about the UK. You should answer the questions of the quiz: “Do you know much about Great Britain?”

What’s the biggest mountain in Great Britain? – Ben Nevis in Scotland.

What river is the longest in Great Britain? – The Severn.

What is Liverpool famous for in English pop music? – The Beatles band.

What’s the birthplace of the playwright William Shakespeare? – Stratford-upon-Avon.

In what part of GB is the wool industry developed? – Scotland.

What’s considered to be the English national game? – Cricket in summer, football in winter.

What’s the Scottish national game? – Golf.

 

 

III. Geographical Location

T. The United Kingdom is very small compared with many other countries in the world. Some people call that country “Britain”, others call it “England”, and there is another name “the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. So, which is correct?

We’ll discuss our topic from the geographical location of the UK. Well, who will begin?

P1. The UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is an island state. It occupies the territory of the British Isles and is composed islands, small and large. The two main islands are GB and Ireland. The UK consists of four parts: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The UK is washed by the Atlantic Ocean in the north-west and the North Sea in the east.

T. The next aspect is the landscape of the country. Now, who will continue?

P2. The UK is one of the world's smallest countries. The population of the country is 57 million people.

The landscape varies from the north to the south. The highest mountains are found in Scotland (Ben Nevis) and Wales (Snowdon). There are no long rivers (the longest are the Severn and Thames). But the country has many beautiful lakes especially in the Lake District and Scotland.

The largest cities of the UK are London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and some others.

 

IV. Climate and weather

Let’s discuss the climate and weather of the British Isles. Now, who can tell us about it?

P. Everybody knows the proverb: “When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is about weather”. The weather in the country is so changeable that the English people say they have no climate but only weather. The Irish Sea comes deeply into the land. This influences greatly the climate which is damp and mild: the winter is not very cold and the summer is not very hot. As a rule, there is no ice on the lakes and rivers in winter, and snow never lies on the ground for long. All parts of the British Isles get a lot of rain in all seasons.

 

V. Geographical Dictation

T. I hope everybody has revised the geographical material and has listened to the information properly. Now, prepare for the dictation with the outline maps. Mark with the numbers the geographical location of the following site:

1. The Atlantic Ocean

2. Ireland

3. Scotland

4. Wales

5. England

6. The Irish Sea

7. The North Sea

8. London

 

VI. Traditions and National Emblems

T. Our next aspect is the national traditions of the UK. The population of each part of the UK has its own traditions and national emblems.

So, let’s discuss what you know about national peculiarities of each part of the UK. Each group of pupils will represent two parts of the UK.

P1. The capital of England is London. People from England are the English. They speak English. England’s national day is St. George’s Day. It is on the 23rd of April. The national flower of England is the rose. The flower has been adopted as England’s emblem since the time of the Wars of Roses between the royal house of York (whose emblem was a white rose).

P2. The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. People from Scotland are Scotts. They speak Scottish or English. Scotland’s national day is St. Andrew’s Day. It is observed on the 30th of November. The Scottish national flower is the thistle. It is a prickly-leaved purple flower. The thistle was first used in the 15th century as a symbol of defense.

P3. The capital of Wales is Cardiff. People from Wales are the Welsh. Their national language is Welsh. St. David’s Day is the national day of Wales. It is observed on the 1st of March. The national flower of Wales is usually considered to be the daffodil. However, the leek is also considered to be a traditional emblem of Wales.

P4. The capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast. The Irish speak Irish or English. St. Patrick’s Day is an official holiday in Northern Ireland. It is observed on the 17th of March. The work of St. Patrick was a vital factor in the spread of Christianity in Ireland. The day is marked by wearing shamrocks. Shamrock is a three-leaved plant. It was used by St. Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.

 

 

 

 

VII. Observation Test

Now you should fill in the observation table regarding this aspect:

 

Country

Capital

People

National Holiday

National Flower

England

 

 

 

 

Scotland

 

 

 

 

Wales

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

VIII. Listening

T. Well, I want each pupil to know some interesting facts about the life of the British Queen. Listen to the text and prepare to do the test.

QUEEN’S LIFE

There are two addresses in London that the whole world knows. One is 10 Downing Street, where the Prime Minister lives. The other is Buckingham Palace, where the Royal Family lives.

It is two places, not one. It is a family house, where children play and grow up. It is also the place where presidents, kings and politicians go to meet the Queen.

Buckingham Palace is like a small town, with a police station, two offices, a hospital, a bar, two sports clubs, a disco, a cinema and a swimming pool. There are 1000 rooms in it. About 700 people work in the Palace.

When the Queen gets up in the morning seven people look after her. One starts her bath, one prepares her clothes and one feeds the royal dogs. The Queen has eight dogs, and they sleep in their own bedroom near the Queen’s bedroom. Two people bring her breakfast. She has coffee from Harrods, toast and eggs.

Every Tuesday evening the Queen meets the Prime Minister. They talk about world news and have a drink, perhaps a gin and tonic or a whisky.

When the Queen invites a lot of people for dinner, it takes three days to prepare the table and three days to do the washing-up.

Most people in Britain like the Royal Family. But some people say that Britain does not need a royal family. They think the Queen has too much money and she should give more to the British people.

 

Now you should do the test.

         1. The official residence of the Queen is:

a) Downing Street, 10;

b) Buckingham Palace;

         c)The Tower of London.

3. How many rooms are there in the Buckingham Palace:

a) 1000;

b) 600;

c) 16.

4. How many dogs does the Queen have?

a) 2;

b) 10;

c) 8.

5. The Queen’s dogs sleep:

a) in the Queen’s bedroom;

b) near the Queen’s bedroom;

c) outdoors.

6. The Queen has coffee from:

a) McDonald’s;

b) Jacob’s;

c) Harrods.

 

XIX. Summarizing the lesson

So, let us sum up the result of the contest. The team number two is a winner! I think we should clap. The teams worked hard. Good for you. Thank you for your work. That’s all for today. See you next time.Good bye!