The Discovery of America (конспект уроку)
Theme. The Discovery of America.
practical: to introduce new words which cocern the theme; to practise reading, speaking, writing; to develop pupils' quick reaction and ability to select necessary information.
developing: to develop the skills in reading, speaking, writing; to develop pupils' creative imagination, memory.
educative: to educate the culture of intercourse; to broden pupils' knowledge about the discovery of America and Christopher Columbus.
Equipment: books, cards, rebuses, tables, map, picture.
Literature: 1. Верещагіна І.М., Афанасьєва О.В. Англійська мова. 5 кл.; 1996 р., 336 ст.
2. Мюллер В., Зубков М. Сучасний англо-український словник - Х.: "Школа", 2003. - 640 с.
I. Organizative moment.
Good morning pupils! Sit down, please. Today I'll be your English teacher and my name is Hristina Yuriivna.
Today we'll speak about the discovery of America and also about its discoverer Christopher Columbus. We will have some reading, writing and speaking practice.
But let's start from poem. As you know it is spring now and we are going to read such a poem "Spring".
1. Listen and repeat after me.
Spring - the season of delight!
Apple blossoms - pink and white!
Welcome, spring, with all your joys
For merry girls and merry boys.
a) Do you know what are spring months?
b) What is the weather like in spring?
c) Are boys and girls happy to have spring?
d) What can you do in spring?
e) What holidays do we celebrate in spring?
III. Language work.
And now let's return to our theme and learn new words. Open your vocabulary. Now listen and repeat after me.
appear - з'являтися
interested - зацікавлений
island - острів
settlement - поселення
round - круглий
discovery - відкриття
sailor - моряк
to reach - досягати
And now write down all the words.
IV. Ok. Look here and guess codified words. (See appendixes)
If you guess al the words, you will get known the name of discoverer of America, about who we are going to speak now.
V. Work with the book.
1. Before-reading practice.
Practice in reading proper names.
America, Central America, North America, South America, Christopher Columbus, the United States of America, The USA, the States.
2. Reading practice.
Let's read the text "The Discovery of America" (see appendixes) (Pupils read only the first item of the text, after that look at the map, here they can see North and South America and the part of the world called America)
Ok, go on reading (pupils read the next three items and after that read a song about Christopher Columbus and his journey to America).
Let's Remember Columbus
In fourteen hundred and minety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue…
Let's sing together this old song
About the voyage that took him long,
About the sailors, those strong brave men!
Let's sing and remember them all again!
Ok, go on to read about the life and discovery of Christopher Columbus.
3. After-reading practice.
Say true, false or don't know
1. The word America means the name of the country and the name of the two continents.
2. Christopher Columbus discovered the new continent in 1492.
3. Nobody remembers Columbus's voyage.
4. Columbus was born is Spain.
5. Columbus lived all his life in Italy.
6. "The New World" was the name of the new land.
VII. Writing practice.
Use the right form of the word. Open your copy-books and write down the date and class-work.
But before, what is the difference between "man" and "men".
Ok, "man" it is singular and "men" it is plural.
Let's doe xercise.
1. A… (milkman, milkmen) brings milk to us every morning.
2. … (postman, postmen) bring letters and telegrams.
3. The burglar was afraid and didn't get into the flat because he saw a … (policeman, policemen).
4. Christopher Columbus wanted to become a … (seaman, seamen) when he was still a little boy.
5. There are many… (fisherman, fishermen) in this place.
VIII. Speaking practice. Game.
I devide you into 2 groups. I'll give you a piece of information about Christopher Columbus. Your task is to learn this information. After that you must give a piece of this information to your partner from the other group. Let's start.
IX. Setting the homework.
At home you must learn the words and to retell the text about Christopher Columbus.
Thank you for your attention and participation. I hope you liked this lesson.