Урок–путешествие по теме "Хотел бы ты поехать в Шотландию?"

Разделы: Иностранные языки

Задачи урока:

  1. Совершенствование коммуникативной компетенции, интеллектуального развития обучающихся.
  2. Углубление знаний обучающихся по культуроведению Великобритании.
  3. Повышение мотивации изучения английского языка путем личностной вовлеченности обучающихся в учебную деятельность на уроке.

Цель урока: Развитие речевого умения устной и письменной речи обучающихся на основе аутентичных текстов для аудирования и чтения.

Оснащение урока: карта Великобритании с обозначенными на ней географическими и культурными центрами, видеофильм о Шотландии, раздаточный материал (карточки для индивидуальной работы), национальные сувениры Британии, аудиозапись аутентичного диалога, иллюстрации достопримечательных мест Шотландии.

Ход урока

Teacher: I’m glad to see you. I hope you are all right. I’ve got a surprise for you. You are to gather the words around the classroom and guess what will be the name of our topic. You are to divide into three groups. Let’s start. You have three minutes to do it. Mind the order of the words.

1. W – Why not


9. L – Lifestyle


17. T - Tolerant

2. O – Opportunity


10. I – Imagine


18. O - Outstanding

3. U – Underground


11. K – Keep



4. L – Language


12. E – Emblem


19. B - Boast

5. D – Doubt




20. R - Recognize



13. T – Typical


21. I - Island

6. Y – Yes


14. O – Order


22. T - True

7. O – Opinion poll




23. A - Ancient

8. U – Union


15. G – Go


24. I – In my mind



16. O – Official


25. N – Number plate

Teacher: So, children, would you like to go to Britain?

Pupils: Such an interesting question. Of course, we’d like to go to this wonderful country.

Teacher: Open your books page 41, ex.1. Why travel to the UK, I wonder? Can you think of any reasons for traveling to the UK? Complete the Word Web. One of you will be a scriber.

1. to meet people
2. to take part in a festival
3. to learn about customs


4. to visit new places
5. to taste British food
6. to practice English

Teacher: Listen to the conversation of Russian teenagers who decided to spend their summer holidays in Britain. Tick their answers. (Listening for specific information)

Teacher: You‘ve got a chance to visit Great Britain as tourists, of course. You go to Edinburgh by plane. You are on а board now.

Stewardess: Hello, ladies and gentlemen! Fasten your seatbelts, please! The pilot is preparing to take off. Thank you.

Pilot: Ladies and gentlemen. This is the pilot speaking. I would like to welcome you aboard British Airways Flight 21, non-stop to the Airport to Edinburgh. We are currently flying at an altitude of 11,000 meters. Our flight time today will be approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. We’ll arrive in Edinburgh at about 10 a.m. If there is anything we can do to make your trip with us more comfortable, please, let us know. Otherwise sit back and enjoy the flight.

Stewardess: May I have your attention, please. Our flight is full of different lotteries. Now you’ll have one. What do you know about Scotland? The more information you say the more chances you have to win a prize.

P1. Scotland is a country in the United Kingdom to the north of England.
P2. Edinburgh is its capital.
P3. Its Symbol is a thistle.
P4. Its patron is St. Andrew.
P5. The country is divided into Highlands and Lowlands.

Stewardess: Thanks a lot. These are your prizes. Ladies and gentlemen. The pilot is preparing for landing. When we are in the airport in Edinburgh the tourists group from Ardatov will be met by a guide.

 Pilot: Ladies and gentlemen. This is the pilot speaking. We are about to touch down in Edinburgh. It’s 10 a.m. The temperature outside is 15 degrees above zero. Thank you for flying British Airways. Enjoy your rest! Bye!

Teacher: We are in Edinburgh and this is our guide.

Guide: How do you do? Welcome to our country. Pleased to meet you. Let me introduce myself. My name is Mary. I’m your guide. I hope we’ll de friends.

P1. How do you do! My name is Helen Kusnetsova. You may call me Helen.
P2. Hello! I’m Kate Kheruimova. You may call me Kate.
P3. Hi! My name is Alex Morosov. You may call me Alex.
P4. Pleased to meet you. I’m Irene Malova. This is my sister Yana. We are twins.
P5. Nice to meet you. My name is Nastya Smolinkina. We are so grateful to you!

Guide: Think nothing of it. The pleasure is all mine. There is a bus waiting for us.
I think you ‘ll have some difficulties with new options. May be you don’t have them in the Russian culture.

Match words and pictures




Teacher: During our excursion I want you to number places of interest in order you see them.


Edinburgh Castle
The Palace of Holyrood
The Royal Mile
The Firth of Forth
King Arthur’s Seat
The ruins of the Abbey

Teacher: Let’s return back to the places we’ve already visited. Just to remember some facts of history of this ancient city.

Ex.2. Choose the correct answer.

1. Who lived in Edinburgh Castle until 1603?

a. King James VI
b. Mary Tudor
c. Richard the Chancellor

2. In which direction does the Royal Mile go?

a. straight ahead
b. eastwards
c. southeast

3. What is a kilt made from?

a. tartan cloth
b. leather
c. silk

4. How much material is needed to make one?

a. eighteen meters
b. eighty meters
c. eight meters

5. When does the Queen visit Edinburgh?

a. in summer
b. in autumn
c. in winter

6. What can you see at the Palace of Holly Roodhouse?

a. Edinburgh Castle
b. The ruins of the Abbey
c. The Firth of Forth

7. How many hills are there in Edinburgh?

a. three
b. nineteen
c. nine

8. Which river runs north of Edinburgh?

a. the Thames
b. the Severn
c. The Firth of Forth

Ex.3. Choose the phrases on the right which complete the phrases on the left.

1. Edinburgh is a city…

- by craftsmen in workshops.

2. Edinburgh is full of …

- as a souvenir.

3. Many of the buildings…

- for people who like to walk.

4. Off the Royal Mile …

- are made of grey stone.

5. You can buy many tartan things…

- green parks, gardens and hills.

6. Bagpipes are made …

- was built by a Scottish king.

7. The Palace of Hollyrood House…

- you can walk through old, narrow streets.

Teacher: I’d like to present you with a travel leaflet about Edinburgh. Look through it. Perhaps you’ll find some more information about the capital of Scotland. You have five minutes for reading. What places do you find the most attractive? Give reasons.

(Pupils read the text and tell about the most attractive places in Edinburgh).

Edinburgh is a capital of Scotland. This city is attractive, very proud, and friendly and has a great past. Edinburgh is known as Athens of the North. It is an ancient city and if you walk around it you can touch on history at every step. Practically every building has a tale to tell.

The two most interesting parts of the city are the Old Town and the Town. The Old Town lies between the Castle and Holy rood Palace. The Castle hangs over the city like some Disney cartoon – but it is real. The Castle, in fact, is older than the city. No one can say exactly when the first settlers came to live on the huge rock that stands high above Edinburgh. Later they built here a castle than used to be a fortress and then a royal palace. It looks god in any weather but at night when it is floodlit it looks just like a castle in a fairy tale. It is not surprising that the Castle attracts a lot of tourist.

The Edinburgh military tattoo takes place every August and September and is known throughout the world. For 90 minutes on five or six night a week, 600 people perform in the square in front of the Castle. The performers play military music and march to it. At the same time as the tattoo, you can go to the famous Edinburgh festival started in 1947. Every year the best performances from all over the world are shown in Edinburgh.

A line street, which runs from the Castle to Holly rood House, is called the Royal Mile. Holly rood House is a big royal palace which is the residence of the Queen when she is in Edinburgh. The most picturesque part of the Royal Mile is the Cannongate, which gives a good idea of what the Old Town was like. Closes (narrow passages) lead to little yards and attractive historical building.

One of the most modest and yet one of the best known monuments in Edinburgh is a monument to a dog called Bobby. The dog belonged o John Gray. When he died Bobby lived near his grave for twenty-six years. Later Bobby was buried near his master and statue in the Old Town has become a symbol of devotion. The Old Town is a striking contrast to the New Town with its white and beautiful streets lined with trees. Princes Street is the most beautiful street of the New Town. It has a lot of gardens on the side and it is also Edinburgh’s popular shopping center. Princes Street is connected with the name of the famous writer Sir Walter Scott. A monument 200 feet high rises between green trees. They call it a poem of stone. It is the Scott Monument. Inside it there is a marble statue of the writer, and of his favourite dog.

Princes Street lies between the New Town and the Old Town. The modern town is on the lower side, the old one – on the higher. They look at each other across the valley under Scotland’s blue sky.

Match the proper names and their definitions:

*The Edinburgh military tattoo

- is a festival of performances that started in 1947

*The Royal Mile

- is a show that takes place five or six night a week in August and September

*The Cannongate

- is the oldest part of Edinburgh

*Princes Street

- is a line of streets that connects the Castle and Holly rood Palace

*Holly rood House

- is a Royal Palace

*The Castle

– is connected with the name of Walter Scott

*The Edinburgh festival

– is the most picturesque part of the Royal Mile

Teacher: Our first day in Edinburgh is over. You’ll have a rest in a hotel. Please, write a letter to your parents about your first day in Scotland.

Thank you for the lesson. Your marks are good.

See you tomorrow. I love you all.