- to provide opportunities for developing speaking skills based on the topic;
to develop pupils' memory;
to teach pupils to collect information and make the conclusions;
to teach pupils to respect our native country and the countries the language we are learning;
Supplies: cards, map, pictures
Type of the lesson: speaking lesson
I. The beginning of the lesson
- How do you do!
- How do you do!
The topic of our today's lesson is "English-Speaking Countries". By the end of the lesson we'll be able to speak about English-Speaking countries.
Match the names of the English-speaking with their flags.
II. The main part of the lesson
Look at the map of the world and say what countries The UK ( the USA, Canada,Australia, New Zealand) borders on.
Work in group. Each group get the map of one of the English –speaking countries.
Look at the maps and find out the facts and fill in the table. After that it is necessary to represent the country.
The full name of the country
The total area
The highest peak
Use the map of the world and read the paragraphs below. Try to guess what English-speaking country each of the following paragraphs tells about.
1. It is not a large country. It is situated in Europe. It is much smaller than France or Norway. It consists of four ports, but English is the national language in all the parts of this country.
2. This country lies in the middle of the North American continent. Its area is over 9 million square kilometres. The country consists of 50 states. Its national emblem is the bald eagle. The flag is called 'The Stars and Stripes'.
3. This country is a very large country. Its territory is about 10 million square kilometres, people speak English and French there.
4. This country is called the 'upside down country'. The hottest summer month is January and the coldest winter month is June, it lies in the southern hemisphere.
5. This country is situated in the southern hemisphere. When it is midnig in Great Britain, it is midday of the next day in this country. Many peo came to live here at the end of the 16th century.
You are going to read a magazine article about people in Britain. Six sentences have been removed. Choose which sentences (A-G) fit into the gaps (1-6). There is one extra sentence you do not need to use.
A. A red dragon is probably the oldest symbol of Wales.
B. They like to speak Welsh, to sing songs in Welsh and when you travel you can see road signs in Welsh all over Wales.
C.Green is one of the symbols of Ireland and everybody wears green on St. Patrick's Day, the Irish national holiday.
D.The English are also famous for their love of animals.
E. People from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland are not English.
F. Traditional tartan skirts are called kilts and many Scotts them - women and men!
G. Every country in the UK has got its own symbol.
People in Britain
The symbol of England is a red rose, and English people are crazy about gardening.
A lot of families have pets. English football is famous, of course, but there is another national sport too, cricket. English people like to talk about the weather.
Scotland is very famous for its beautiful scenery and the lakes called Lochs. An important symbol of Scotland is a special kind of material called tartan.
Another Scottish symbol is the thistle. People in Scotland play very unusual musical instruments called bagpipes.
Another symbol of Wales is a vegetable called the leek. People wear them on their coats on St. David's Day, the Welsh national holiday, although some people wear another symbol of Wales - the daffodil. Welsh people are famous for their singing and their musical festivals. Rugby is their national sport.
The most famous symbol of Ireland is the shamrock. In Ireland you may see different shades and tones of green.
The Irish are famous for their playing, singing and dancing. People in Britain are reserved and conservative. They have kept their traditions alive for centuries.
Everyone who was born in Britain is British. People from England are the English.
They are the Scottish or the Scotts; the Welsh and the Irish. People from Scotland and Wales don't like it when they are called the English.
Everyone in Britain speaks English. But in some parts of Scotland and Wales people speak different languages as well. The Welsh are especially proud of their language.
Everyone in the UK speaks English but they all speak it differently.
III. Finishing the lesson
Summary of today's work at the lesson.
Teacher of English: And now you've got the last task. I'll divide you into three groups. Imagine a situation I am a tourist. I want to visit any English-speaking country. The groups will persuade me to visit one of the best English-speaking countries.