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Урок "A Trip around the USA"

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Topic: A Trip around the USA

Date: _________

Teacher: Natalia Krynytska

Class: 6

Level: Beginner

Time: 1 hour



  • to revise all the vocabulary on the topic “The USA”;
  • to get pupils know more about the country, its traditions, history and culture and to broaden their outlook;
  • to develop the skills of speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, listening on the basis of the country — study material about the USA;
  •  to develop pupils’ skills of group work, pair work;
  • to develop their acting skills;
  •  to bring up the pupils’ creativity, cooperation, respect to teach other.



Structures:  This is/These are, That is/Those are, Have got/Has got, I/He/She/We would like to etc.




  • names of the states
  • names of traditions and dishes
  • geographical names
  • special adjectives to describe countries and nationalities





  •   flashcards
  •   printables
  •   colored crayons / pencils
  •   CD / Tape player or something to play the text on
  •   computer
  •   screen


Lesson Overview:

Warming Up:

  1. Brainstorming. Quiz “What do you know about …”                                        5 min
  2. Setting the topic of the class                  1 min


New Learning and Practice:

  1. Listening to the text                                                                                                                                     4 min                                                                                                                    
  2. Speaking. Answering the quiz questions                                                                                             5 min
  3. Presenting students’ projects        15 min
  4. Speaking. Discussing projects          5 min
  5. Making a chart “The USA States”       5 min
  6. Group work. Maps         5 min
  7. Speaking. I would like  to… structure in use                  6 min
  8. General work. Puzzle          7 min

Wrapping Up:

Set home assignment.           2 min











Warming Up:

  1. Brainstorming

Quiz “What do you know about …”

  1. What do you know about the United States of America?
  2. What is the official name of the USA?
  3. On what continent is the USA situated?
  4. What oceans wash the coasts of North America?
  5. How many states are there in the USA?
  6. What names of American states do you know?
  7. What is the capital of the USA?
  8. What is Washington?
  9. What big cities in the US do you know?
  10. Are there any mountain chains in the North America?
  11. What is the name of the American flag?
  12. How many stars and stripes are there on the American flag?
  13. Who is the US President at the moment?
  14. What is the American symbol of freedom? (the Statue of Liberty)
  15. Where is the Statue of Liberty situated?

Yes, it is. You know that New York is the largest city of the US. Washington and San Francisco are very important and beautiful cities of this country. But some of your answers were not correct.


T. I think these questions will help you to guess the topic of today’s lesson. Your suppositions, please.

P1. I think our topic is the USA.

T. Yes, you are right. ( Вчитель відкриває назву уроку на дошці) .

So, today we are going to make a very enjoyable trip to a wonderful country, the USA.

We have to talk about the states of the USA, review grammar material and practice our pronunciation and speaking skills. By the end of the lesson you should be able to talk about the USA, its states, sights, traditions etc.


New Learning and Practice:


  1. Listening to the text  ( the teacher can read it or play it on)


The USA is situated on the North American continent and is washed by three oceans: the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Arctic.

It borders only on two countries — Canada and Mexico.

This great country has a lot of mountains, rivers, lakes. The main mountains are the Appalachians and the Cordilleras. The longest rivers are the Mississippi and the Missouri.

The climate of the country is varied. In the southern part it is subtropical while the northern part has very cold weather in winter.

America has fifty states and one federal District of Columbia where the capital of the country is situated.

The capital of the USA is Washington. It stands on the Potomac river in the eastern part of the country.

The main cities are located on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. New-York is the largest city of the country. Other large cities are San-Francisco, Los-Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Phoenix and Dallas.

The USA is a country of highly developed industry and agriculture. The main industrial centres are Chicago and Detroit, with their greatest automobile company “General Motors”. There are many farms with various agricultural products. Grain, fruit and vegetables are grown on numerous fields especially in the South.

The USA is a country with great holidays, customs and traditions. It is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in the world.


  1. Speaking. Answering the quiz questions


T. Remember you did not answer all he quiz question correctly. That is why we will answer them again, but now you have some more information and knowledge on the topic.

3. Presenting students’ projects

Some of your classmates have already prepared projects about the US states. They are ready to present them and we are ready to listen attentively (some projects by my students as examples; we also had Power Point presentations)



California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area. Located on the Pacific coast, California shares borders with Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. The state capital is Sacramento. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second largest after New York City. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, respectively. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County.

Though California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north, to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains.

The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence, but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The western portion of Alta California then was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom.

California's economy is larger than that of any other state in the country; if it were a country, California would be the 6th largest economy in the world and the 35th most populous. It is regarded as a global trendsetter in both popular culture and politics, and is the origin of the film industry, the hippie counterculture, the Internet, and the personal computer, among others. Fifty-eight percent of the state's economy is centered on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific and technical business services. The San Francisco Bay Area has the nation's highest median household income by metropolitan area, and is the headquarters of three of the world's largest 40 firms by revenue, Chevron, Apple, and McKesson. Although it accounts for only 1.5 percent of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.S. state.


Taco, Beagle, Barbecue, Steak, Hamburger, Fried chicken, Steak, Gumbo, French fries (French potatoes), Mashed potatoes, Banana bread, Ham, Sandwiches, Corn Dog, Corn bread, Corn-Chowder is a milk corn soup, Cornflakes, Waldorf Salad, Caesar salad", Tabasco", Thousands of islands sauce, Pecan pie, Pumpkin Pie, Apple pie, Brownies are a chocolate cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Donuts, Mafina - a small cupcake, Banana split, Cheesecake, Marshmelov, Maple syrup, Popcorn, Coca Cola.


 Florida - a state in the south - east of the United States, located mainly on the peninsula with the same name, which speaks to the Atlantic Ocean. Florida - 22nd in the area and 3rd in the US state.

 The state capital is Tallahassee; the main cities are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville

Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

The territory of the Everglades National Park is a gigantic swamp. People come here to watch alligators, who are very much here. Budget go along the cycle route. You will have time to enjoy the wildlife around. You can also take a canoe rental or, by taking a map with the route, waving with a paddle.



Hawaii is the state of the USA in the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

This state consist of a chain of 20 islands of volcanic origin. Major ones: Maui, the second one behind the island and Oahu, the third in area and first in population.

Hawaii it`s 28 311 square kilometers.

Residents of Hawaii speak in languages such as English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Hawaiian.

One of the traditional dishes are Lomi Lomi and Lao Lau.

An interesting place in Hawaii is the Pale Coast, which is located on the island of Kauai.






Montana – state of the USA  380 , 3  kilometers square , 840 thousands peoples . Administrative center Helena.

Rocky mountains and great plaints , coniferous forests , wheat cultivation , barley , exploitation of forests , ore  mining , non-ferrous metals , melting of copper , wood working industry Yellowstone National Park .

Montana is fourth by  size state of the USA after Alaska , Texas and California . State square is equals 376.978 square kilometers . Montana borders on the north with Canadian provinces : British  Columbia , Alberta and Saskatchewan , in the East with North Dakota , in the  South with Wyoming , in the West from Idaho .


New Jersey

New Jersey is located northeast of USA. His ethnic composition: Italians 17.9%, Irish 16.9%, African Americans 13.6%, Germans 12.6%, Poles 6.9% and the Jews 5.7%. New Jersey is 22 608 square KM. His nickname is The Garden State and his motto Liberty and prosperity.

Around 180 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period, New Jersey bordered North Africa. The pressure of the collision between North America and Africa gave rise to the Appalachian Mountains. Around 18,000 years ago, the Ice Age resulted in glaciers that reached New Jersey. As the glaciers retreated, they left behind Lake Passaic, as well as many rivers, swamps, and gorges.



Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary along Washington State, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary along Idaho. Oregon is one of only three states of the contiguous United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

Oregon was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before Western traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in the Oregon Country in 1843 before the Oregon Territory was created in 1848. Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Today, at 98,000 square miles (250,000 km2), Oregon is the ninth largest and, with a population of 4 million, 27th most populous U.S. state.

Oregon is one of the most geographically diverse states in the U.S., marked by volcanoes, abundant bodies of water, dense evergreen and mixed forests, as well as high deserts and semi-arid scrublands.

Because of its diverse landscapes and waterways, Oregon's economy is largely powered by various forms of agriculture, fishing, and hydroelectric power.



  Certainly, this state has its nick name: Lone Star State.

  The origin of state’s name comes from a word used by Cad-do Indians meaning “friends.”

   It’s estimated to be the richest state of the USA that is why it also called the Golden State.

    The main cities are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Jose etc.


4. Speaking. Discussing projects      

5. Making a chart “The USA States”


           Students complete the chart with the state names and some features (capital, population etc.)               


  1.       Group work. Maps


       Students get maps The USA and they have to complete the gaps with the states names             


  1.       Speaking. I would like to… structure in use:


      Students use the structure to talk about the state they would like to live in.


  1.       General work. Puzzle


      Students do puzzle The USA                     

Wrapping Up:

Set home assignment. 



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