The Dwellers of the White House (Жители Белого дома)

Разделы: Иностранные языки

Образовательные: Совершенствовать умения и навыки практического владения английским языком по теме урока по всем видам речевой деятельности: аудированию, говорению, чтению и письму.

Развивающие: развивать творческие способности школьников, умения анализировать, обобщать, делать выводы.

Воспитательные: формировать уважение к мнению другого человека: прививать интерес к культуре, традициям, повысить интерес к изучению английского языка.

Учебник: Афанасьева, Михеева. Учебник английского языка: для 6 класса, школ с углубленным изучением английского языка. – Москва “Просвещение”, 2003.

Учебные пособия:

1. Задания для учащихся

2. Карточки с рисунками

Техническое обеспечение: магнитофон, мультимедиа.

Ход урока

1. Organization period

T: Good morning, pupils and our highly respected quests. Welcome to our lesson. I hope you are fine today. On the blackboard you can see pictures of different moods. You can choose one which really shows how you are feeling at the moment.

Висят фигуры, показывающие настроение.

What is your mood? (Отметить настроение)

Today we are going to read, speak and write about famous people of the USA.

We will make some stops, they are: Translation, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing.

(На доске схема движения)

Moutain of Success

You will also evaluate your work yourselves using the mountain of success. Your aim is to reach the top of the mountain by the end of the lesson. And now let’s begin our lesson.

2. Introduction of the Theme

T: The motto of the lesson today is

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart

(Repeat after me)

Can you give me the Russian equivalent?

Тот, кто борется, тот добивается цели

It will be the quatation of the lesson.

Write your translation into your exercise-books.

3. Speaking.

T: Let's repeat these names all together.

  1. Congress
  2. A Trunk
  3. Term
  4. The Commander-in-Chief
  5. Constitution
  6. The War of Independence
  7. White House

What associations do you have with these words?

Tell some words about them. (Ученики рассказывают)

Т: So, there are some questions for you. They can help us to check your knowledge about the USA. Read and answer them.

How is the federal government divided?

Which branch makes the laws for the country?

Which branch decides cases under the laws?

What does the executive branch do?

Which carries out the laws and the politics of the government?

4. Reading.

Т: And now we shall speak about the most famous president of the USA.

Слайды с президентами.

Look at the portraits of American presidents. Can you name them?

  1. Which of them was the tallest president?
  2. Which of them was the only president who didn't live in the W.H.?
  3. Which of them was a writer?
  4. Which of them has a nickname "Red Fox"?
  5. ... took part in the Civil War?
  6. ... can play the Saxophone?
  7. ... signet the Bill of Rights?

“How to become a US President?”

T: Americans want to be proud of their president as well as their country. They like him to be good-looking, religious and good family man. I want you to read the next for yourselves. This text will show you who may be a president of the USA. Be attentive. Try to remember all the facts in order to answer the questions to the content of the text.

Раздается текст: The president of the United States

Do you want to be a President of the United states of America? May be you can apply for the job. Answer these questions.Are you an U. S. citizen?Are you thirty five yrars old or older?Have you been a resident of the United States for fourteen years or longer?Did you say yes to all these questions?Then you can take the first steps to the White House.

You become a President for a term. A term is four years. You can only serve two terms.This means that you can only be a president twice.This became law in 1951. Before that the lay was different.In fact, Franclibn D. Roosevelt became a president in 1933. He was still a president when he died in 1945. He was a president for twelve years. No one was a president longer than he was.

As a president of the USA, you earn 200000$ a year. You also get an extra 50000$ for txpenses,tax free. You have your own limousine, a jet, and housekeepers,allfree.You also live rent free, in the White House in Washington, DC.You are a head of the richest country in the world.

Presidents of the United States are very different people, twenty two were lawyers, four soldiers, farmers, four teachers, two writers, two businessmen, one engineer, one tailor, and one actor. Eight of them did not have a college education.

Apply for - обращаться за работой

A citizen - гражданин

A resident - постоянный житель

A term - срок полномочий

To еаrп - зарабатывать

Tax - без налогов

A jet - реактивный самолет

A tailor - портной

T: Was the text interesting? Let's listen to you.

(Предлагается воспроизвести текст, опираясь на вопросник, вызывается учащийся по желанию)


1. What are points for a person who wants to become a president of the USA, he is to be a citizen of the USA.

2. He is to be 35 years old or older.

3. He must be a resident of the USA for 14 years or longer.

4. How long does the term of any president last?

5. How many terms can a president be in a power?

6. Who was in power for 12 years?

7. How much money does a president earn a year?

8. What other preferances has a president got?

9.He has 50000$ for expenses tax-free, hasn’t he?

10. What about a jet,a limousine,and housekeepers?

11.Where does he live?

12. What professions were the presidents of the USA?

13. Did all the presidents have a college tducation?

5. Relaxation

T: Тhe Americans love and proud of their motherland. Let's have a rest, and try to sing together “America the beautiful”. Look at the screen.

Магнитофон. Ученики поют.

6. Speaking

T: Who is the president of the USA now?

P: Barak Obama

Who is this man?

Your home task was to find some information about Barak Obama. Let's revise:

  1. When was he born?
  2. What University did he graduate?
  3. When was Barak Obama first elected?
  4. What is an inauguration day?

Ученики отвечают на вопросы.

7. Test

T: I’d like to ask you to write as fast as possible until I say “Stop”

Our the last stop is Writing.

T: Welcome to the quiz “How to become a US President?”

You have to remember the text and use your background knowledge as well.

Ученики выполняют тест.


1. According to the Constitution, a president must be Elected every:

a) 4 b)6 c)2 d)5

2. To become a US President you must be ... or older.

a) 45 b)25 c) 35 d) 21

3. To become a U President you must live in the USA at least... year.

a) 17 b)14 c)4 d)15

4. You can only serve ... terms.

a) 1 b)3 c)2 d)4

5. Franklin D. Roosvelt was the president... terms.

a) 3 b)4 c)5 d)l

8. Game

T: Now I want you to guess who he is. I have a portrait of a very famous person. Ask me different questions, in order to guess. Your questions must be of different types. (Yes/No questions. Alternative questions, and etc..)

(Учащиеся задают вопросы)

1. Is this a man or a woman?

  1. Is he Russian or not?
  2. How old is he?
  3. Where does he live?
  4. What colour are his eyes?
  5. What is he?
  6. Where does he work?
  7. What does he wear?
  8. He is bold, isn't he?
  9. His name is ... , isn't he?

9. Hometask

T: Well, I think it will be useful for you to go to the library or to look for the information in Internet to find some interesting material about Mr. Medvedev, about his biography.

10. Conclusion

Определение настроения в конце урока. Сравнение с началом урока. Подведение итогов работы.

T: Look at the pictures of different moods once more and choose one which
shows your mood at the moment.

It is different?

Can you explain why? Thank you very much for your work.

How do you evaluate your work at the lesson? What marks did you get for yourselves?