Открытый урок "London Sightseeing tour"

Разделы: Иностранные языки


  1. Развитие коммуникативных навыков на лексическом материале “Достопримечательности Лондона”.
  2. Формирование практических умений (ведение диалога, описание, выделение главного, тренировка памяти).
  3. Расширение кругозора и повышение интереса к предмету.
  4. Формирование межкультурных связей.

Инструментарий: карта Лондона, репродукции и (или) фотографии достопримечательностей Лондона.

Ход урока


Teacher. Hello, my dear friends! Have you ever been abroad? Never? Well, today at the lesson you have got a chance to visit tne most famous and beautiful city in tne world, the capital of the UK – London! You will see some interesting and historical places of the London. Let’s have our London sightseeing tour right now with our professional guids.

A scene (a tourist and an Information Officer):

– At last, I’m in London. It’s great! Oh, here is an Information desk. Excuse me, sir.

– Yes. What can I do for you?

– Could you tell me the best way to get much more information about London?

– Is it your first time here?

– Yes, it is.

– What have you already seen in London?

– I haven’t seen anything yet. I have just come.

– Oh, where are you from?

– I am from Russia.

– Well, you can take our London sightseeing tour on a double-decker bus. The best way to learn more about the world is travelling‚isn’t it ?

– I agree with you.Thank you sir. Good bye!

– Good bye. Have a nice trip!


Pupil 1. Hello, ladies and gentlemen.We welcome you to London. London is one of the largest cities in the world. About seven million people live here. London is more than two thousand years old. London’s most famous sights are Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and St.Paul’s Cathedral. You will see all these places and much more of London from our red double-decker.

Pupil 2. We start from Trafalgar Square. On the column in the centre there is a statue of Admiral Nelson who defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. To the left of us you can see the National Gallery. It has a fine collection of European paintings. Now we are coming to Piccadilly Circus. It is meeting point of six streets.

Pupil 3. We’ve just passed Piccadilly Circus and now we are making our way to Buckingham Palace. Look rignt. We are passing Hyde Park. In the park anyone can stand up and say what they want. It is a very democratic park. Now we are at Buckingham Palace. It is the London home of the Queen. When the flag is flying on the top she is at home. Look, they are changing the Guard. It happens every day at 11:30 a.m.

Pupil 4. We have just turned left and you can see St. James’s Park. It is one of the royal parks. Here you can see pelicans and ducks. There are a lot of parks and gardens in London. In Regent’s Park there is the London Zoo. It is one of the biggest zoos in the world.

Pupil 5. In front of you there are the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. The Houses of Parliament is the seat of the British government. Big Ben is one of the most famous clocks in the world.

Pupil 6. In a moment you will see Westminster Abbey. It is royal church. Here you can see the tombs of the many British kings and queens and other famous people and the beautiful Henry VII Chapel.

Pupil 7. Now we are crossing Tower Bridge over the river Thames. From here you can see the Tower of London. The ravens are another famous sight. The legend says that without them the Tower will fall. The Raven Master is the person who gives them food. Earlier in our tour we saw a famous royal church, Westminster Abbey. We are now making our way to the second famous church, St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is the greatest work of the architect Sir Christopher Wren.

Pupil 8: We are now going along Fleet Street to the Strand. On the right you’ll see Covent Garden. It was a big fruit and vegetable market. It is now a tourist shopping centre with cafes and restaurants. We’ll stop here so that you can go shopping. Our tour has finished. I hope very much that you have enjoyed this tour of London. Thank you and goodbye.


Teacher: You have just visited some interesting places in London. Let’s see how well you know them. ( A teacher shows some pictures of the London sights to the pupils, asking them “What is it? What is it famous for?”). OK. Your memory is good. Now, check up what you have learnt about these sights, how attentive you are. Answer the questions, making a circle the right variant (the pupils are doing a test on the paper-sheets).


1. Big Ben is …

  • a palace
  • a bell (clock)
  • a square
  • a church

2. The Queen lives in …

  • Tower of London
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey

3. Nowdays the Tower of London is…

  • a fortress
  • a prison
  • a royal palace
  • a museum

4. The country’s government seats at…

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Hyde Park

5. The royal church is…

  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Henry VII Chapel
  • Westminster Abbey

6. In Trafalgar Square there is a monument of…

  • The Queen of England
  • Sir Christopher Wren
  • Admiral Nelson

7. Changing the Guard happens every day at…

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 11:30 p.m.
  • 10:35 a.m.