So, the topic of our today’s lesson is connected with the country where bagpipes are considered to be their national musical instrument. Can you guess the name of the country?
Yes, you are right. It’s Scotland.
And the topic of today’s lesson is “A trip to Scotland”. We are going to walk in the Highlands of Scotland.
I’m sure that you’ve learned a lot about this country at your geography lessons, from TV programmes. At our lesson we’ll try to enlarge your knowledge about this country while doing different activities.
3. Warming up
And now give 3-5 associations you may have with Scotland’s:
Do you know that Scotland is a separate country from England both historically and culturally? Even today Scotland has its own legal system, educational system and currency.
II. ОСНОВНА ЧАСТИНА УРОКУ
Vocabulary Presentation. Лексична робота
а) Введення нової лексики,с.200
First we should learn some new words. Open your books on page 200.
Read new words after me.
б) Словникова робота
в) Make up some sentences using new words.
Look at the pictures and say how they, in your opinion, relate to Scotland.
Ex.I, p. 200, 201
1) And now read the fact file about a part of the Highlands of Scotland and suggest what it could be?
It is 38 kilometres long from end to end.
It averages about 230 metres deep.
There is plenty of area for some creature to hide.
Saint Columbus blessed the water there in the year 565.
There is an ancient castle there.
2) Now we are going to enrich our knowledge about Scotland watching a video.
You are going to watch an episode about Loch Ness.
What, do you think the characters will have discovered by the end of the tour?
(Scene 1: Walking in the Highland of Scotland 01:45 – 06:15)
Watch scene 1 and tick the items of the Visitors’ Centre which helped the characters to explore their Scottish family history.
a. mugs d. photos
b. socks e. books
c. ribbons f. tartan kilt
Watch Scene 2 and match the beginnings to the endings.
(Навчальний посібник з англійської мови та культури “Word on the Street”, с. 28)
( Scene 6: Walking in the Highland of Scotland 17:49 – 21:52)
Watch Scene 6 and match the sayings to the speakers, p. 30
3) With a friend, discuss what makes Loch Ness a popular tourist destination.
Watch Scene 7 and make the sentences passive, p. 31
T: Say what you can see/ hear/ feel while sightseeing in Scotland. Use the words and word-combinations from the chart above.
Dear pupils! Thank you for your work. And now I’d like to know your opinion concerning the lesson. What was the most important? What was the most interesting? Here some cards. Please, write pluses where you choose.
I like the lesson
I don’t like the lesson
The lesson was interesting
I have learnt something new
The lesson was boring
My mark for the lesson
12 - 10
9 - 7
6 - 4
You were very active today. I think, you have learned a lot of new facts about Scotland. Maybe, one day you travel to this nice country and there you can enjoy its beauty.
So, for this lesson you have got the following marks …
The lesson is over. Good bye!
Клас 9 Урок 5
Підтема: Великі міста Шотландії.
Цілі: Розвивати навички читання, письма та усного мовлення.
Розвивати комунікативні та творчі здібності учнів.
Розширювати знання учнів про країну, мову якої вони
вивчають. Виховувати почуття поваги до країни та її історії.
Обладнання: підручник, зошит, роздавальний матеріал з текстом
“ Glasgow”, карта Шотландії, вікторина про Шотландію, гра
“Name the Word”, сенкан, аудіозапис пісні “My Bonny is over the
I. ПІДГОТОВКА ДО СПРИЙНЯТТЯ ІНШОМОВНОГО МОВЛЕННЯ.
1. Greeting. Привітання
T: Good morning, children! How are you today?
2. Aim. Повідомлення теми та мети уроку
Today we’ll speak about the biggest cities of Scotland. By the end of the lesson you will improve your speaking skills, practice your reading and writing. You’ll learn how to write a visitors’ checklist and cinquan.
3. Warming up
T: First of all, let’s complete the quiz about Scotland.
1. What is the capital of Scotland?
2. A tartan is …
3. A “loch” is the Scottish word for …
a) a lake
b) a river
c) an island
4. A drink associated with Scotland is …
5. Bagpipes are a kind of a …
c) musical instrument
II. ОСНОВНА ЧАСТИНА УРОКУ
1. Checking on homework
In pairs, discuss your plans for touring Scotland.
1) T: Please, look at the map of Scotland and answer the questions:
Where is Scotland situated? - It is situated to the north of England.
What is Scotland washed by? - It is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.
What rivers in Scotland do you know? - The river Clyde, etc.
Are there high mountains in Scotland? - Yes, there are. Some of them are covered with snow.
What is its capital? - It is Edinburgh. What other big cities in Scotland can you name? - Glasgow, for example.
2) Удосконалення навичок монологічного мовлення.
T: You know that every country has its capital. The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. We go on our trip. Let’s visit Edinburgh. It is very interesting to listen about the history of the city and its interesting places and famous people.
What do you know about the history of Edinburgh? What can you say about its parts?
P1: Edinburgh is a capital of Scotland since the 15 century. It was an important strategic centre in Scottish wars. Its population is 470 000. It is very proud but friendly. Edinburgh has a great past. It is an ancient city and you can touch on history at every step in Edinburgh. Practically every building has a tale to tell.
The two most interesting parts of the city are the Old Town and the New Town. The Old Town is situated on the Castle Rock. The New Town was built to the north of the Castle in the 18 century and was linked with the Old Town by bridges.
The Old Town is a striking contrast to the New Town. It has many beautiful streets lined with trees. Princes Street is the most beautiful street in the New Town. It has a lot of gardens and it is also a popular shopping centre in Edinburgh. Princes Street lies between the New Town and the Old Town.
Edinburgh is the finest city in Europe which is hardly changed for century.
T: Thank you. It has been interesting information.
T: Let’s walk along the city and try to guess its main sightseeing.
P2: I want to tell about interesting places of the city.
The Castle is situated on the Castle Rock. It is older than the city. No one can say exactly when the first settlers came to live on the huge rock. They built a castle there. It was used as a fortress and then a royal palace. It is very beautiful and at night it looks like a castle in a fairy tale. Many tourists visit it with great interest.
P3: Another interesting place is Holyrood House. Holyrood House is a big royal palace. It is the residence of the Queen when she is in Edinburgh. As many other buildings it is an example of beautiful architecture and design. You can get there along the Royal Mile.
T: Edinburgh is associated with the names of George Byron, Walter Scott, Robert Burns and others. It is also associated with the world famous Edinburgh Festival of Music and Drama.
P4: Walter Scott is a famous Scottish writer. His monument is situated in Princes Street. The monument is very high, it rises between green trees. People call it a poem of stone because it is unusual, attractive and romantic. There is a marble statue of the writer inside of the monument. Walter Scott had his favourite dog and you can see it near the writer.
T: It seems to me as if I have just walked along the city with you.
T: I hear a wonderful melody of the old English song “My Bonny”. Let’s have a short rest and listen to a song.
Glasgow is the largest city of Scotland with almost 1 million inhabitants. It lies only 50 miles from Edinburgh, near the west coast of Scotland, but most people would agree that the two cities could not be more different!
For many centuries Glasgow was little more than a cluster of cottages built on the river Clyde. In fact, the name itself means “dear, green place” in the Gaelic language and this is as true today as it was in the 6th century. In the middle of 15th century the second university in Scotland was built in Glasgow, and the city became important as one of the educational centres. The discovery of America led to the start of the modern city with increasing import of tobacco, sugar and cotton and, consequently, a growing shipbuilding industry. Slowly Glasgow transformed itself into one of the richest and most successful cities in all of Britain.
However, in the 20th century, things started to go wrong for the city. The depression of the 1930s hit the city’s heavy industry particularly badly, and thousands of people lost their jobs. From its poverty the city soon developed a taste for left-wing politics – a taste which remains to this day as there is not a single Conservative MP in the whole city!
Glasgow and its neighbouring industrial towns are situated upon the Lancashire coal-field, while the city itself lies on the raised bank of the River Clyde. It dominates the whole region and every day many thousands of workers commute to the city. It is the centre of a great variety of manufacturing industries. Glasgow became a great port and manufacturing centre at the beginning of the 18th century. Today its leading industries are shipbuilding, iron and steel, machinery and chemicals, textile and clothing, marine and aero engines, road vehicles and machine tools, cotton and woolen carpets production. It is also known for its book-producing and publishing firms.
Today Glasgow is important as a cultural centre. In 1990 it became European City of Culture, ahead of cities such as Athens, Florence, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. Glasgow is full of interesting museums and art galleries: The People’s palace telling the historical and social story of Glasgow; the Museum of Comparative Religion, exploring the world’s different faiths through art; Glasgow Cathedral, a wonderful example of Gothic architecture, etc.
However, Glasgow is perhaps most famous for the liveliness of its people. The Irish and Highland immigrants of previous centuries have added some of their own charm and wit to the “Glasgow melting pot”, making it the friendliest city in Scotland. In addition the shopping facilities are particularly good with many small speciality shops dotted around the main street.
Let's draw the table like this:
We want to know
Now we know
Glasgow is the largest city of Scotland.
What is Glasgow famous for?
Today Glasgow is important as a cultural centre.
While reading the text you have to fill in the table. After that we shall discuss your work. What new facts can you find in the text?
Decide if the following statements are true or false:
Glasgow is situated to the north of London.
Glasgow and Edinburgh have much in common.
Glasgow is known to have been founded in the 13th century.
Christopher Columbus played an important part in the development of Glasgow.
The citizens of Glasgow never helped the Conservative party of Great Britain to win elections.
The heavy industry of Glasgow was the only one which did not suffer greatly during the 1930s economic crisis.
Glasgow and Odesa have some common features.
Your Language Portfolio: Writing
T: Today we’ll learn how to write a visitors’ checklist. Let’s study the language tips.
4. Work in trios.
T: Read the information from the visitors’ checklist below and choose the places to go which is the best suited for each of you. Give reasons for your choice.
Ex. III d), p. 203,204
T: Now, we are going to write our own poem. Look at the example! Such poem is called a “cinquan”:
Let’s sum up our lesson and do it in a form of “cinquan”.
1 line: Theme (the main word)
2 line: 2 adjectives
3 line: 3 verbs, actions of the main word or comparison
4 line: a sentence (quotation on the topic)
5 line: synonym of the main word or phrase
Wild and beautiful
Living its own life
It is the country of worth
How I want to visit it!
Your own cinquan poem must be ready in 3-5 minutes.
1) To compose a visitors’ checklist for one of Scotland’s major attractions;
2) To write an essay “Is Scotland worth visiting?”*
2. Summarizing. Підведення підсумків уроку
T: So many countries, so many traditions. It is a famous English saying. Do you agree with it? What associations have you got when you hear the word Scotland?
I offer you to play a game “Name the Word”. I’ll give you the definitions and you name the word corresponding to this definition.
1. It is a kind of a skirt worn as part of man’s dress in the Scottish Highlands. (A kilt)
2. A musical instrument with air stored in a bag of wind held under one arm and pressed out through pipes in which there are reeds.(A bagpipe)
3. Public entertainment with music, marching by soldiers. (Tattoo)
4. Sport and cultural event known from North to West of Scotland. (Highland Games).
5. Scottish dish of parts of sheep mixed with oatmeal and cooked in a sheep’s stomach. (Haggis)
So, our lesson is going to its end. I think you have enriched your knowledge about the country. Your marks are …