English-Speaking Countries

Омаров Айдос Аймагамбетович

учитель английского языка

«Средняя школа №13»

г. Жезказган

The theme of the lesson:   English-Speaking Countries

The aims of the lesson:

  • Educational aim:
  • The formation of the ability to perceive the works it by ear with the necessary information.
  • Improving vocabulary skills.
  • Formation of skills of search engine readability.

2) Developmental aim:  

  • Development of cognitive activity of students.
  • Group work skills, in collaboration.
  • Research methods skills work in the classroom.

3)  Bringing up:

  • to nurture the culture of communication;
  • the ability to listen to the interlocutor to form the need for teamwork;
  • a willingness to participate in intercultural communication

Type of the lesson:  Combined

Method of reference:  Combined

Form of lesson: Lesson using developing technologies and learning technologies in cooperation

Equipment:  

  • Multimedia overhead projector slides
  • Cards handout with the questions for each group

 

The Procedure of the lesson

  1. Organization moment.
  2. Greeting.

Good day, students! I am glad to see you!

We begin our English lesson traditionally with a national anthem of Kazakhstan!

Thank you very much! Sit down!

Today we have an unusual lesson. Today, you have to show all their skills and knowledge. And let’s begin our lesson.

  1. The conversation with the duty group.

Who is on duty today?

What date is it today?

What day of week is it today?

Who is absent?

  1. Phonetic drill.

  And now our phonetic drill

Look at the interactive whiteboard. You see the words. Please, repeat after me

Popular      population     country    tongue    language    official     language    Queen    capital        town     city    center       cultural center       million      thousand      England

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland    the USA     New Zealand   Australia   Canada   Canberra   Wellington

 

  • The main part of a lesson.

You see the maps of New Zealand, Canada, Australia, the UK, the USA and the flags of these countries. And what language do people speak in these countries?

You are quite right. They speak English.

 

And the theme of our lesson is “ENGLISH – SPEAKING COUNTRIES”. (слайд)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

                                          

The British Kingdom (before 1922 the United Kingdom — U.K.) includes four large historical areas: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Britain can be referred to in several different ways: British, Great Britain, and the British Isles.

Briton is a native or inhabitant of Great Britain. Albion is a poetic name for Britain, comes from the an­cient name of Britain.

Flag. Known as the Union Jack, the flag has the red cross of St. George of England, the white cross of St. Andrew of Scotland, and the red cross of St. Patrick of Ireland, all on the blue background.

Anthem. «God Save the Queen/King» is the British Na­tional Anthem. The words and music probably date to the 16th century

Currency. Pound. The pound consists of 100 pence.

Regions. …The chief regional administrative units are called counties in England and Wales, regions is Scotland, and districts in Northern Ireland.

Languages., English is the official and predominant lan­guage; Gaelic is spoken in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, while Welsh is the first language in most of the western counties of Wales and at least formally enjoys equal, status with English as fee official language of the area.

The name «Great Britain» was first used in 1603. The U.K. is the name of the land the Queen rules over. The British Isles is the name given to Great Britain., the whole of Ireland and the neighboring smaller islands in the geography books.

 

The United States of America

                                   

The United States of America is the world’s third largest country in size and nearly the third largest in terms of population. Located in North America, the country is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Along the northern border is Canada and the southern border is Mexico. There are 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States. It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the «union») bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and became the first states in the Union. Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner.

 

 

 

Australia

                    

                           

Australia is the smallest continent in the world. It is also the 6th largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada, China, USA, and Brazil.

There are over 20 million people living in Australia. Australia is divided into six states and two territories. The capital city is Canberra.

The Australian National Flag has three elements on a blue background: the Union Jack, the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross.

 

  1. Fastening the new material

А) And now answer questions: For 1st group

  1. The official languages of Canada are …

English and French.

  1. The capital of Australia is …

Canberra.

  1. The national symbol of New Zealand is …

kiwi.

  1. The princess called “The Queen of Hearts”

Diana.

  1. The portrait of … we can see on 100$ banknote.

Benjamin Franklin

  1. The head of the UK is …

The Queen.

  1. Who was the youngest president of the USA?

Bill Clinton.

  1. The official residence of the Queen of Great Britain is …

Buckingham Palace.

  1. What is the capital of Canada?

Ottawa.

 

For 2nd group

  1. How long does kangaroo live?

10-15 years.

  1. Which is the official language in Australia?

English.

  1. Which the hottest month in Australia?

January.

  1. The British flag is often called …

the Union Jack.

  1. What is the official residence of the president of the USA?

The White House.

  1. America was discovered by …

Christopher Columbus.

  1. What does Koala eat?

Leaves of eucalyptus.

  1. Who was the 1st president of the USA?

George Washington.

  1. The USA consist of …

50 states.

Thank you very much for your answers!

 

  1. B) Next task for the 1st Complete the sentences:
  2. Australia was discovered in ______ by ________.
  3. The discoverer of Australia claimed it for ___________.
  4. Australia’s is located in __________ hemisphere.
  5. The hottest month in Australia is ________.
  6. About 70 per cent of the population live in the __________.
  7. ________ is the capital of Australia.
  8. People in Australia speak ________.
  9. Australia became independent in _____.

Key:

  1. 1770, James Cook
  2. the king of England
  3. the southern
  4. January
  5. 10 largest cities
  6. Canberra
  7. English

 

And this task for 2nd group. Guess the holiday:

  • It is a public American Holiday, which is dedicated to the birth of the state.
  • The festival in honour of all saints, now celebrated as a masquerade with costumes of different wicked characters such as witches, skeletons, ghosts.
  • For this holiday people buy greeting cards and flowers and give presents to women.
  • The holiday connected with some historical events, when people get together and thank for the good things that they have.
  • This holiday is marked in honour of the resurrection of Jesus.
  • A celebration where the people show their affection to each other.
  • All the people have a lot of fun, they play jokes on each other.

This is the day of national good humour.

 

April Fool’s Day, Independence Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Mother’s Day, Halloween, St. Valentine Day.

 

  1. The final phase of the lesson:

The results of the lesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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