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открытый урок для 9-го класса

Сюжетно-ролевая игра “Мы в Лондоне”

Задачи урока:

1. Провести практику в речевой деятельности: монологической, диалогической, аудировании.
2. Активизировать лексику по теме “Лондон”.
3. Развивать:

а) творческую фантазию,
б) инициативу в осуществлении иноязычной речевой деятельности,
в) познавательный интерес.

4. Воспитывать уважение к культуре английского народа.

Оснащение урока:

Видеофильм о Лондоне.


Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Big Ben
Big Ben

Teacher: Today we shall not read texts or learn dialogues. We were busy doing all that at the previous lessons. Today we shall role-play. So imagine that you’re a group of Russian school children going to London. And you, Misha, imagine that you have already visited London several times. Will you, Sveta, speak to Misha?

Sveta: I say, Misha, I’m going to London in a few days.

Misha: You don’t say so! I hope you’ll enjoy your trip to London.

Sveta: Let’s hope for the best. I’d like you to tell me something about London.

Misha: With great pleasure. I visited London several times. Is it your first trip to London?

Sveta: Yes, it is; I’ve never been there before.

Misha: How long are you going to stay there?

Sveta: Eight days.

Misha: I must tell you that there are many places of interest in the capital of Great Britain.

Sveta: What do you advise me to begin with?

Misha: The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace are a must. You should watch the Changing of the Guard which takes place every day.

Sveta: Thank you for the information. I’ll follow your advice.

Teacher: Thank you, Misha and Sveta. I liked your dialogue. And now imagine that Maxim is the owner of the hotel in London in which we are staying. We are going on an excursion round London and the owner of the hotel wants to tell us a few words about London traffic. So let’s listen to Mr. Driscoll (Maxim).

Mr. Driscoll: First of all, traffic in London differs from that of the Continent. In England we keep to the left side of the road and not to the right. We say: “If you go left, you go right. If you go right, you go wrong”. You can see many buses, cars and taxis in the streets. There have been no trams in London since 1952. There are two main kinds of buses in London: the red double-decker and the red single-decker. There are a large number of routes in London. The main places a bus goes to are shown on the front of the bus. Some double-deckers have automatic doors and you pay the driver when you go in. In single-deckers you buy your ticket from a machine in the bus. These buses travel between the main stations and stop at fewer stops than double-deckers. But most London buses have a conductor who will come round and collect fares. You can get a bus map of London at most underground stations. This map shows the routes for all the buses. But you’ll have to find the bus stop yourself and remember to look for the number of the bus on the post at the bus stop. You must do this because in busy streets there may be four or five bus stops close together. Double-deckers have seats for 65 people. Only five people are allowed to stand when the seats are full. So the conductor may stop you getting on the bus if there are already five passengers standing.

Teacher: Thank you, Mr. Driscoll. I wonder if you understood what Mr. Driscoll said. Andrei, will you translate?

Andrei: Во-первых, уличное движение в Лондоне отличается от уличного движения на континенте и т.д.

(The students listen to a story about London traffic (in Russian)).

Mr. Driscoll: And now let me introduce your guide to you. His name is Barry. He will tell you about London. Will you, Igor, play the role of a guide?

(The students watch a video film about London.)

Barry: Welcome to the British capital! I’m glad to show you the most famous sights of London. But just a few words about London. It lies on the river Thames. The population of the city is over seven million people. It is an ancient city, for it is more than 2000 years old. London consists of three main parts: the City, the West End and the East End. The City is the most important commercial and financial centre of the country; there are banks and offices of companies from all over the world their, and over a million of the so-called white-collar workers work there. The West End is a district where most of the theatres, bars, restaurants and hotels are situated. In the East End there are most of the factories and docks. London is famous for its museums, art galleries and theatres. No doubt, London is a city that is worth seeing.

Teacher: And now imagine that we’ve come to an English school. Let Yana play the role of the head mistress.

Headmistress: I’m very glad to invite you to our school. My name is Amanda Fox. Before you start your lessons I’d like to know your impressions of our city.

Sergei: As for me, most of all I was impressed by St. Paul’s Cathedral. It was very interesting to visit “Whispering Gallery”. I did not know that among many memorials to famous men within the Cathedral there are the tombs of Wellington, the victor of Waterloo, and Nelson, the hero of Trafalgar.

Olga: And I liked Trafalgar Square. It still stands out in my memory along with Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery. Now I have a dream to come to Trafalgar Square at night. You know at Christmas there is a special Christmas tree...

Alexander: And my dream has already come true. As a matter of fact Marina took a photo of me near Big Ben. It is large bell tower. I have read about the Houses of Parliament. It is a beautiful sight indeed.

Marina: In my opinion, Englishmen strictly keep their traditions and preserve memorials, and Westminster Abbey is one of them. The coronations of nearly all English kings and queens since William the Conqueror have taken place here. Here we saw memorials to statesmen, philosophers and other distinguished people, such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens.

Nick: Nobody mentioned Buckingham Palace. It’s impossible to forget the ceremony of the Changing of the Guards. Needless to say it is a great tourist attraction.

(Students watch the Changing of the Guard in the video film.)

Teacher: Miss Fox, what kind of excursion shall we have today?

Miss Fox: Today you’ll go to the Tower. I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about it. You know, at first it was a fortress, then a royal residence, then a prison and now it is a museum. By the way, a group of Russian students made a film about it. Let’s watch it.

(The students watch the video film.)

Narrator: А вот и Тауэр. Отличный вид на него открывается с Тауэрского моста. Вы видите герб на арке. Какие красивые перила! Просто произведение искусства! А вот и стены самого Тауэра. Потрясающее зрелище! А недалеко виднеется современный небоскреб. Чувствуете соотношение времен? Тауэр такой величественный! Да, это сооружение стоит посмотреть!

Miss Fox: It’s a pity it is difficult for me to understand the narrator. Will you translate it, please?

(The teacher asks one of the students to translate the narrator’s story about the Tower.)

Miss Fox: Thanks a lot. It’s a pleasure to hear such words. But it is still more pleasant to see the Tower with your own eyes. See you tomorrow.

Teacher: Well, did you like to role-play acting? Your home task is to write a letter to your new English friend in London about your stay in the British capital.

By Natalia Fomenko,
Stariy Oskol