How Different the World Is!
Цели: закрепить, обобщить и
углубить знания, умения и навыки, приобретённые
учащимися в рамках базового курса по учебнику The
World of English для 10–11-х классов под редакцией В.П.
Кузовлева; совершенствовать умения и навыки
практического владения языком как средством
общения по теме “Культура англоязычных стран”
по циклам учебника; повышать мотивацию у
учащихся с целью дальнейшего самостоятельного
изучения английского языка после окончания
школы; развивать творческую инициативу учащихся,
их самостоятельность и активность, а также
Оформление зала: приглашение “Welcome
to our competition!” “How Different the World Is!” висит на сцене.
Зал украшен газетами на английском языке,
сделанными учащимися различных классов по
Ведущий конкурса – учитель
Конкурс проводится между командами мальчиков и
девочек 11-го класса. Ведущий рассказывает о цели
конкурса, представляет команды и жюри зрителям.
Члены команд очень кратко рассказывают о себе.
Teacher: Dear boys and girls! Today you’ll take part in a
linguistic and cultural competition based on the textbook by V.P. Kuzovlev, the aim of
which is to determine the best knowledge of the culture of English-speaking countries.
You’ll have several tasks. For a right answer you’ll get a star. If your answer is
wrong, you won’t get anything. At the end of the competition, you’ll count up all the
stars you got and the team with the greatest number will be the winner of our competition.
The most active participants showing the best knowledge of the material will be awarded,
as well. Good luck to you! Let’s start our contest.
I. The First Task
More than five million people live in some 200 different countries and
territories. The world is full of interesting places and sights to visit. Now each team
will be given five cards with places of interest in English-speaking countries. Your task
is to explain what the chosen place is famous for and what attracts you about it most of
Названия следующих известных и
интересных мест написаны на карточках: Big Ben, the
Bronx, Broadway, the Capitol, Cannes Film Festival, Florida, Hollywood, the Houses of
Parliament, the Land of Cakes, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Serpentine, the Thames,
Woodstock. (Названия взяты из текстов учебника В.П.
Кузовлева или книги для чтения, или рабочей
тетради, с которыми учащиеся работали.)
II. The Second Task
Teacher: Visiting different countries, people meet different
teenagers and young people belonging to various groupings (or subcultures). To communicate
with them successfully you should know their beliefs, values, fashion, and favourite
The following task is: having listened to the description of various groups or members of
groups, guess the name of their subculture.
На кассету записывают описания
следующих молодёжных субкультур: панков,
хакеров, хиппи, рокеров, модов, готов, рейверов,
скинхедов. Каждая команда по очереди
прослушивает описание группировки только один
Guess the names of various subcultures:
1. The members of this subculture wear black clothes, a lot of silver
jewellery. They look very pale and thin and gather together to read Bram Stoker and talk
about being vampires. (They are goths.)
2. They like to be in a group and create all-night dance parties. They
want to try out all sort of options and they are thought to be rebellious and violent. (They
3. They support a liberal attitude and lifestyle. Their behaviours and
attitudes differ from social norms. They always want to change the world for the best.
They are thought to use psychedelic drugs and listen to Rock ‘n’ Roll. (They are
4. A young person who has brightly coloured spiked hair and dresses in
a shocking way to express his or her identity. He or she wears metal chains and rejects
everything in the world. (It’s a punk.)
5. These young people have pale faces and plenty of make up. They
prefer listening to soul music. Their clothes are a neat white Italian shirt, a short
jacket, narrow trousers and a short blazer. Scooters are their preferred means of
transportation. (They are mods.)
6. This type of young people is associated with something rebellious.
They wear leather jackets, army boots and a cowboy hats to show off. (They are rockers.)
7. It is a young person who has a deep understanding of how computers
work. He can do “magical” things with them. (It is a hacker.)
8. The young people of this subculture have no or very short hair. They
are uninterested in traditional politics. The majority of them are working class and
football fans. They are regarded as violent and aggressive. (They are skinheads.)
III. The Third Task
Teacher: If you want to understand different subcultures you
should know their likes and dislikes. Teenagers abroad prefer listening to various kinds
of music. You should know the brightest representatives of the different musical styles
and the musicians. The following task is to match different music styles with the suitable
musicians and music groups from the box.
Match different music styles with the suitable
musicians and music groups from the box:
1. Rap ____________________
2. Techno ____________________
3. Reggae ____________________
4. Punk Rock ____________________
5. Rock’n’Roll ____________________
6. Psychedelic Rock ____________________
Pink Floyd, the Kraftwerk, Prodigy, Pearl Jam, the Chemical Brothers,
Bob Marley, Public Enemy, Ice Tea, the Clash, Nirvana, the Sex Pistols, Buddy Holly, Chuck
Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard
Каждый участник обеих команд должен написать
название группы или имя музыканта к стилю музыки.
Оценивается правильность ответов и скорость
IV. The Fourth Task
Teacher: Being abroad, sometimes it’s very difficult to
understand people using idiomatic expressions or idioms in their speech. Knowing them is
very difficult for foreigners. Your following task is connected with idioms. Choose only
five idioms and try to explain their meanings by acting them out. The other team should
guess what idiom it is.
Участникам команд предлагается 17
идиом. Каждая идиома напечатана на отдельной
карточке. Все идиомы взяты из текстов, с которыми
дети работали на уроках, и даны в конце каждой
разработки. Участники должны “разыграть”
значение выбранных ими идиом. Команде-сопернице
нужно отгадать “разыгранную” идиому. (Team1 «
V. The Fifth Task
Teacher: Each country has its own well-known writers, artists,
actors and politicians, who made their country famous all over the world. The task is to
guess the name of an outstanding person. Each team will describe three prominent people
without naming them. The other team should guess who these people are. For each correct
answer the team will get one point (or a star). (Team1 « Team2)
VI. The Last Task
Teacher: Each country is rich in folksongs that are popular with
their people. You should know some of them if you want to be a highly educated person.
Your homework for this competition was to learn a famous popular American or English song
and to dramatise it.
Команды подготовили песни.
by S. Foster (American)
За лучшую инсценировку песни команда
получает по три очка-звезды.
Перед подготовкой команд к последнему заданию
конкурса зрители прослушали песню “Let It Be” из
репертуара группы “The Beatles” в исполнении девушек
Во время подготовки команд к четвёртому и пятому
заданиям ведущий (учитель) проводит конкурс со
зрителями в зале.
Teacher: You will listen to five extracts of different music
styles. Identify what music styles these extracts belong to.
Звучат отрывки из:
1. Reggae – Bob Marley;
2. Rock ‘n’ Roll – Elvis Presley;
3. Techno – Prodigy;
4. Punk Rock – Sex Pistols;
5. Psychedelic Rock – Pink Floyd.
Музыкальные отрывки записаны на
аудиокассете в приложении к УМК “The World of English”
В.П. Кузовлева для 10–11 классов.
Teacher: Listen to the descriptions of the meaning of idioms and
Болельщикам можно предложить
следующие идиомы: a lazy bone, a couch potato, a spendthrift. Эти
идиомы следует исключить из списка
идиоматических выражений, которые давались
командам для “драматизации”. За правильный
ответ болельщику можно дать “приз”.
VII. Заключительный этап конкурса:
В конце соревнования подводятся
итоги выполнения заданий командами. Объявляется
победитель и самый активный знаток культуры
англоязычных стран. Вручаются грамоты, сладкие
призы. Болельщиков, принимавших самое активное
участие в конкурсе, можно наградить конфетами.
on second thought a thought that a past opinion may not be right
(хорошо подумав). Reader, p. 1.
to be nuts over to be interested and eager about some-body or
something (очень любить, быть
большим знатоком в чём-либо). Reader, p. 2.
tо be in full swing (быть в полном разгаре). Reader,
tо score a duck to miss a goal. Reader, p. 52
to keep themselves in check to control emotions. Reader,
to drive smb. nuts to annoy or irritate someone (сводить с
ума). Reader, p. 54.
a wallflower a person who is not asked to dance and stands
watching others (дама, оставленная без кавалера).
tо beat about bush to talk about something without saying it
directly (ходить вокруг да около). Reader, p. 54.
tо spill the beans to reveal a secret (раскрывать
секрет, пробалтываться). Reader, p. 54.
a spendthrift a person who cannot spend money wisely (мот,
транжир). Reader, p. 56.
to go berserk to become angry (рассердиться). Reader,
a couch potato a person whose pastime is watching TV, video,
playing computer games. Activity Book, p. 35.
a lazy bones a person who dreams about his/her great future
life, about the career of rock star, DJ, lawyer, who likes to have a rest on the couch and
always chews bubble gum. Activity Book, p. 35.
to pat oneself on the back to praise oneself. Student’s
Book, p. 326.
to go Dutch to share expenses (устроить складчину,
платить свою часть за угощение). Student’s Book, p.
a blind date to arrange a date for two people who do not know
each other. Student’s Book, p. 116–117.
to go steady to regularly date only one person (иметь
постоянную возлюбленную). Student’s Book, p. 116–117.
1. He was an American singer and film actor born in
1915. His distinctive style of singing made him famous as a performer all over the world.
He also starred in several successful films and musicals. He died in 1998.
2. He was a Spanish explorer. Florida was named by
him in 1512 due to the fact that the whole region which he saw was covered with flowers.
He searched for the legendary “fountain of youth”.
(Ponce de Leon)
3. He was the Chief Commissioner of Works when the
bell of the Great Clock of the Houses of Parliament in London was cast in 1856. The bell
in the clock tower is supposed to be nicknamed after him.
(Sir Benjamin Hall)
4. He was an English novelist who was very popular
during his lifetime as a storyteller, making his readers laugh and cry. His novels include
The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and
5. He was a king of England in 1066–1087. He
invaded England from France and established Norman rule in England.
(William the Conqueror)
6. He was an English statesman, a powerful orator and
Prime Minister from 1951 to 1955. This leader wrote several books on history and was
awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
(Sir Winston Churchill)
7. This 17th century man was an Irish satirical
writer and cleric who wrote Gulliver’s Travels, as well as many other works
attacking corruption in religion and education.
8. He was an Irish novelist, actor, theatre manager and author. He
wrote his even popular novel Dracula in 1897.
9. This man is a US film director, writer and
producer, born in 1946. He directed many films such as Jurassic Park (1993) and Schindler’s
List, for which he received Academy Awards for Best Film and Best Director.
10. He was a US filmmaker and animator, a pioneer of
family entertainment. He established his own studio in Hollywood in 1923. He opened the
first theme park in California in 1955. His cartoon films and characters are famous all
over the world.
Sights and Interesting Places
1. Big Ben. I’d like to see Big Ben. It is the name of the
bell that strikes the hours inside the great clock of the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben is
supposed to be nicknamed after Benjamin Hall who was the Chief Commissioner of Works when
the bell was cast in 1856.
2. The Bronx. I’d like to visit the Bronx because it is one of
the five boroughs of New York City. It is considered to be a poor area of New York, but it
contains a world-famous Zoo and Yankee baseball Stadium.
3. Broadway. Broadway is a major avenue in New York City running
from the top of Manhattan and crossing Times Square at 42nd Street. Broadway is known to
be the heart of the theatre district. This avenue is famous as “The Great White Way”.
New York theatres situated outside this area are described as “off-Broadway”.
4. The Capitol. It is the tallest building in Washington, D.C,
and one of the most famous buildings in the USA because the United States Congress meets
there. The Capitol is the place where laws are made. It is surrounded by a beautiful
garden with many trees and flowers.
5. Cannes Film Festival. Cannes Film Festival is an
international film festival. It has been held every year in April or May since 1946. Many
guests from different countries attend. They are actors, film producers, directors and so
on. The first prize of the festival is La Palme d’Or.
6. Florida. Florida attracts me most of all and I’d like to
visit it. Florida is one of the fifty states of America. Florida was named by Ponce de
Leon in 1512 because the whole region was covered with flowers. This state has various
nicknames: the “Alligator State”, the “Everglade State”, the “Mockingbird
State”, the “Orange State”. Florida has beautiful beaches, Cape Canaveral, and
7. Hollywood. It is a district in the city of Los Angeles in
California. Hollywood has been the centre of the US film industry since 1911. It is the
home of legendary film studios such as: 20th Century Fox, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Disney,
Warner Bros. MGM and Universal Studios have become major theme parks and tourist
8. The Houses of Parliament. The Houses of Parliament are the
group of buildings in London where the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet. The
Houses of Parliament are also known as the Palace of Westminster where members of
Parliament gather to issue laws of the country.
9. The Land of Cakes. I’d like to visit the country which has
the name of the “Land of Cakes”. This name was given to Scotland, which is famous for
its oatmeal cakes. Scotland is also rich in beautiful lakes (lochs) visited by many
10. The Serpentine. I’d like to see the Serpentine. It is a
lake in Hyde Park in London. This lake is famous for the custom of swimming in it on
11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’d like to see the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. This museum is the most important art museum in New York City.
It has great art collections from all over the world. It’s located in Central Park.
12. The Thames. The Thames attracts me most of all because it is
a river in southern England with a length of 338 km. The capital of the UK is situated on
the Thames. London is full of old buildings and different sights and places of interest to
see and to visit, many of them located on the Thames.
13. Woodstock. Woodstock is a farm in upstate New York where the
biggest and most famous three-day Rock Festival took place in 1969. This Festival was a
landmark in the US youth culture of the 1960s. Janis Joplin and Timmy Hendrix appeared
among many big name stars. Many festivals were later held but none was as famous as the
|Answers to the third task:
Match different musicians and music groups with their music styles:
4. Punk rock
6. Psychedelic rock
Musicians and Groups
Ice Ted, Public Enemy
the Kraftwerk, Prodigy, Pearl Jam, The Chemical Brothers
The Clash, Nirvana, The Sex Pistols
Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley
By Nadezhda Ratina, L. Kulnozarova,
Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsky Reg.