"What we know about the USA"

Разделы: Иностранные языки

Цели урока:

1. Практическая: развитие умений устной монологической и диалогической речи, употребляя Passive Voice.

2. Образовательная: - знакомство с культурой и историей США;

- расширение словарного запаса;
- повышение эрудиции.

Сопутствующая задача: совершенствование навыков аудирования.

Необходимое оборудование: персональный компьютер, проектор и интерактивная доска для демонстрации презентаций.

Ход урока

I. Организационный момент

а) Приветствие
б) Обсуждение текста рекламы


You see, I have read the advertisement in the newspaper and I’ve got a very good idea.

But first let’s try to read this advertisement all together. (Слайды 2, 3)

meeting you Do people like new, places seeing new?
(Do you like meeting new people, seeing new places?)

enjoy You exciting can an America in holiday.
(You can enjoy an exciting holiday in America.)

II. Обучение диалогической речи


I like travelling very much and I know you like travelling. We like travelling together. Let’s discuss these questions in pairs:

1. Have you been to America?

2. Would you like to go there?

3. What would you like to do there?

III. Презентация What we know about the USA


I have listened to everybody and see that you are ready to go to America. But first let’s see what you know about this country.

Before going to a new place you must learn as much as possible about it.

1. Read and answer the questions (Слайды 4, 5, 8)
- Where is the USA?
- How many people live in the USA?
- How many states are there in the USA?
- Which is the largest state in the USA?
- Which is the largest city in the USA?
- What language do they speak in the USA?

Teacher: Do you know that American English is a bit different from British English? Let’s see.

2. Match the English words on the left with their American equivalents on the right. (Слайды 6, 7)

3. Presentation “American symbols”
Answer the questions:
- Who gave the Statue of Liberty to the USA?
- How is the American flag called?
- Where is the Liberty Bell now?

4. Presentation “American presidents”
Answer the question:
- When is Presidents’ day in the USA?

5. Describing towns and cities


Teacher: Try to use these adjectives while describing American cities.

6. Presentation “Washington, D.C.”
Answer the question:
What places would you like to see in Washington, D.C.?

7. Presentation “New York City”
Answer the question:
How many districts are there in New York City?

8. Presentation “Los Angeles”
Answer the question:
What is Los Angeles famous for?

9. Let’s have a rest.
Listen and complete the words of the song “Running Bear”

10. Presentation “American National Parks”
Answer the questions:
What park would you like to visit? Why?

11. Presentation “Great Salt Lake”
Answer the question:
Where is it situated?

12. Presentation “The Niagara Falls”
Answer the questions:
Would you like to go there? Why?

13. Presentation “Death Valley”
Answer the question:
Why did people go to Death Valley?

14. Presentation “Mark Twain”
Answer the question:
What is he famous for?

15. Presentation “Thanksgiving Day”
Answer the question.

16. Presentation “New Year in the USA”
We wish everybody Happy New Year!

IV. Подведение итогов урока

Teacher: Our lesson is over. Thank you for your work.

Good bye!

Используемая литература и материалы

  1. Учебник английского языка для 7 класса общеобразовательных учреждений New Millennium English.
  2. Учебник английского языка Open Doors 3.
  3. Ощепкова В.В. “О США кратко”.
  4. Журналы Speak Out за 1999-2008 гг.