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“Known and Unknown Facts About English-Speaking Countries”

План итогового урока в 11-ом классе

Цель урока: урок задуман как контроль реальных знаний учащихся, так как все тексты в учебнике Кузовлева имеют ключи, что часто позволяет учащимся получить оценку выше той, которая соответствует их истинным знаниям.

Задачи: контроль усвоения страноведческих знаний, полученных в основной и средней школе, воспитание уважения к культуре англо-язычных стран, развитие интеллектуальных способностей учащихся.

Оборудование: карты (США, Великобритании, Австралии), видеофильмы “Glimpses over the USA”, фонограмма песни “Auld Lang Syne”.

I. Организационный момент.

Teacher: Good morning! It’s a great pleasure to meet you. We have gathered to compete for the best expert on the English-speaking countries’ cultures, traditions, histories, geographies and other spheres. It’s obvious, that all of you are full of enthusiasm and eager to be the best. As the proverb says: “Intention is half the battle”. The maximum points you can get for the quiz is 102.

II. Детям предлагаются различные задания.

1. Match the names with the correct country: A. UK, B. USA, C. Australia.

1. Arafura Sea; 2. St. Lawrence River; 3. Clyde; 4. Maine; 5. Land Down Under; 6. Cockney; 7. Commonwealth; 8. system of checks and balances; 9. MP; 10. Star-Spangled Banner; 11. Thistle; 12. Magna Carta; 13. National Party; 14. BUPA; 15. Medicaid; 16. punk rock; 17. NSPCC; 18. MPAA; 19. A.G. Bell; 20. Perth Entertainment Centre; 21. Elvis Presley; 22. Lord Chancellor; 23. Henry Ford; 24. Woodstock festival; 25. Clash; 26. National Statuary Hall; 27. serial “Neighbours”; 28. Betsy Ross.

2. Write T for the true and F for the false statements.

1. The symbol of the US Democratic Party is a donkey.

2. There are not extremes in the land and climate of Britain.

3. The British are a nation of risk-takers.

4. The British Prime Minister appoints life peers.

5. The US President can veto laws passed by the Congress.

6. Australia is an independent republic.

7. The UK ranks first among Europe’s healthiest countries.

8. People in the USA live in 11 time zones.

9. The state of Virginia is nicknamed “Mother of Presi-dents”.

10. The Olympic Games have never been held in Great Britain.

3. Which is the odd word in each group?

1. bagpipes, Robert Burns, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh Festival

2. “Cats”, Liverpool, “Love me Do”, Lennon

3. Mississippi, Darling, Midwest, Clyde

4. Shadow Cabinet, President, Congress, Supreme Court

5. Veteran’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Columbus Day

4. What do these names stand for?

1. Philadelphia

a. the smallest state in the USA

2. Mt. Mc Kinley

b. a doctor in general medicine

3. Rhode Island

c. the first capital of the USA

4. GP

d. the seat in the British Parliament on which the Lord Chancellor sits

5. Woolsack

e. the highest mountain in the USA

6. Skye

f. an island in the Irish Sea which isn’t a part of the UK

7. Isle of Man

g. the highest mountain in England

8. Brighton

h. an island off the northwest coast of Scotland

9. Snowdon

i. a seaside resort on the southern coast of England

10. Wall

j. a company which makes ice cream

5. Choose the right variant:

1. Russia joined the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in:

a. 1989
b. 1990
c. 1991

2. Young people in Britain can drive a car at:

a. 16
b. 18
c. 17

3. In Great Britain women are entitled to retirement pension at the age of:

a. 60
b. 50
c. 55

4. Hollywood is in:

a. Texas
b. California
c. Florida

5. “Pygmalion” was written by:

a. A.L. Webber
b. G.B. Shaw
c. S. Townsend

6. The director of the film “Titanic” is:

a. Steven Spielberg
b. Baz Luhrmann
c. James Cameron

7. The legislative branch of the American Government is called:

a. Parliament
b. Congress
c. Court

8. The national flag of Great Britain (the Union Jack) is made up of three flags, though the country consists of four nations. The cross of which patron Saint is not represented in the flag:

a. St. George
b. St. Andrew
c. St. Patrick
d. St. David

9. The first Safari Park in Britain is in:

a. London
b. Longleat
c. Liverpool

10. Thomas Cook was:

a. a great writer
b. one of the first travel agents
c. a sailor who discovered many new lands

11. How old is Stonehenge?

a. 2000 years old
b. 3000 years old
c. 5000 years old

12. Thanksgiving Day is observed in the USA on:

a. the third Thursday in November
b. the fourth Sunday in November
c. the fourth Thursday in November

13. Several bars from __________ are used by the BBC as a signature tune for the World Service news.

a. H. Purcell’s song “Lilliburlero”
b. B. Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes”
c. “Beatles” composition “Love Me Do”

14. Mrs. Beeton was:

a. the author of a famous cook book
b. a Nobel Prize winner
c. Prime Minister of GB

15. The Peter Pan Cup is named after:

a. a famous sportsman
b. a great writer
c. a literary hero

16. Which of the following is the name of a “chain” of stores in the UK:

a. Habitat
b. Jackie
c. Current

17. The National Museum of Photography is in:

a. Bath
b. Cambridge
c. Bradford

18. Which are working languages of the UN?

a. Chinese
b. English
c. Spanish
d. French

6. Divide the following words into two groups: American English and British English. Pay attention to spellings.

to practice, to practise, behavior, behaviour, driver’s lisense, driving licence, holidays, vacations, kilometer, kilometre, traveling, travelling, corn, maize, gramophone, phonograph, canned goods, tinned goods, petrol, gas, check, cheque, dish, platter

7. Teacher: Now you’ll get a map of Lower Manhattan in New York City and small bunches of flowers. What for? Please, put the flowers at the place where the World Trade Center was, to commemorate those who were killed there. Tell (or write) what you know about the greatest tragedy in the history of the USA and the whole world.

(2 minutes of the film)

III. Заключение.

Teacher: I ask all of you to sing the song “Auld Lang Syne” as it unites all the English-speaking world on New Year’s Eve. (Исполнение песни под фонограмму.) I hope you’ll never stop learning, and remember Palmer’s words forever: “Learning a language has a beginning but no end”.

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1.A: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 22, 25;

B: 2, 4, 8, 10, 15, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28;

C: 1, 5, 7, 13, 20, 27

2. 1. T; 2. T; 3. F; 4. F; 5. T; 6. F; 7. F; 8. F; 9. T; 10. F

3. 1. Adleburgh Festival (Scotland); 2. “Cats” (Beatles); 3. the Midwest (Rivers); 4. the Shadow Cabinet (US Gov.); 5. St. Patrick’s Day (Official US Holidays)

5. 1. a; 2. c; 3. a; 4. b; 5. b; 6. c; 7. b; 8. d; 9. b; 10. b; 11. c; 12. c; 13. a, 14. a; 15. c; 16. a; 17. a; 18. b, c

6. A.E.: to practice, behavior, driver’s license, vacations, kilometer, traveling, corn, phonograph, canned goods, gan, check, platter.

B.E.: to practise, behaviour, driving licence, holidays, kilometre, travelling, maize, gramophone, tinned goods, petrol, cheque, dish

The author of the material is Olga Fedechkina,
School No. 12