A trip to national parks
- to develop students’ speaking, reading and listening skills;
- to practise skills to work in group;
- to practise students’ grammar skills in using Present Passive;
- to develop students’ communicative skills using active vocabulary on the topic;
- to widen students’ knowledge on the topic;
- to develop students’ logical thinking, creative abilities, imagination.
Type of lesson: developing communicative skills
Equipment: a text-book “English 11” by O.Karpiuk , CD-recorder, the smart board, special cards for pair work, copies of texts for reading, listening, cards for matching and making up the sentences, pictures of landscapes
T. Nice to meet you!
I’m happy to see you, to work with you, our topic is very interesting and exciting, because we are going to make a cyber trip to the most beautiful parks of Great Britain, the USA and of course of our country.
I see you are in a good mood today and I hope you’ll get bright impressions of our meeting.
The topic of our lesson is “A trip to national parks”
Tell me please, what are you expecting of today’s lesson?
(learn new words, get good marks, enrich our vocabulary, widen our knowledge, work in pairs, develop our communicative skills)
So, we’ll have a long trip. Look at the plan of our lesson. (на дошці план)
By the end of the lesson you will:
Please, read the motto of the lesson:
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
II. THE MAIN PART OF THE LESSON
Look at our screen and try to read these scrambled words
Where can we have all these kinds of activities? (at National Parks)
2. Answer my questions:
What is a national park?
(protected areas of natural beauty, where nature is not disturbed)
What are national parks for?
(to protect the countryside and to allow people to enjoy the countryside)
How many national parks are there in the UK ? in the USA?
(There are 15 members in the UK national park family:10 in England, 2 in Scotland and 3 in Wales. And more than 60 national parks in the USA)
What are the famous of these parks?
(the Broads, the lake District, the New Forest, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Great Canyon, the Yellowstone, Snowdonia …)
Why do we have national parks?
(They provide a safe home for native plants and animals. They keep the air and water clean. They help us to learn about the environment.)
3. Match the parts of the sentences.
which is Lake Svitiaz, the biggest in Ukraine.
established in 1879
6. Britain has the world’s f. occupies the territory between two
cities Manchester and Sheffield.
Look through this list, please and find out …
- the oldest park among them? (The Peak District N.P.)
- the largest National Park in the UK? (The Cairngorms in Scotland)
- the newest one? (The South Downs)
4. Method “Microphone”
Tell me, please
What famous National Park would you like to visit and why?
1. 9. 6. 11. 6. 10. 5
12. 8. 14. 7. 11. 9. 15. 10. 6. 2. 3.
13. 9. 3. 4. 11.
(British countryside is great)
What synonyms for the word countryside do you know?
(landscape, scenery, setting, environment, surroundings)
6.Watching video and Speaking
Now I want you to make a cyber trip to the Lake District, to the heart of this park - lake Windermere, one of the largest natural lakes of England.
Tell me, please what do you know about the Lake District?
(It is known as the Lakes or Lakeland.
It is a mountainous region in the North West of England.
It is the most visited national park.
It is the second largest park in the UK.)
Slate – шифер appealing - charming
Timber - лісоматеріали
While watching activities.
Which is the best title for the video?
What do these numbers refer to in the video?
Reorder the words to make sentences from the video.
In what order do you hear about these things in the video?
7.Now, students, tell me please, what famous Ukrainian National Parks
and reserves do you know?
(Shatskyi National Park, Poliskyi Reserve, Yavorivskyi National Park, The Carpathian Natural Nature Park,)
Have you ever been to one of them?
Group 1. “Sofiyivka”
Group 2. “The Carpathians”
Well done. Thank you.
Two phrases are extra.
People say “Getting to know endlessness takes a long time”.
The Great Nature doesn’t stop to astonish us with its wonders.
Now relax, please.
Our lesson is coming to the end. I’m pleased with your work at the lesson.
How did you like our trip?
Both groups were active and smart.
I think this you’ve got only positive impressions.
Your home assignment will be: to write an e-mail letter to your friend and share with him\her your pleasant memories about our trip.
See you soon. Bye.