Айдосынова Алия Алибековна,
учитель английского языка в Атырауской Национальной гимназии для одарённых детей, г. Атырау,
The aims: the formation of socio-cultural and communicative competence of students.
Education: to strengthen language on the subject; improve the skills of monologue speech and listening skills; regional studies to update the material on "Canada";
Developing: to develop creative skills, the ability to compare, to generalize, to develop memory, attention, thinking; ability to carry out productive speech acts;
Educational: forming the ability to work together in a group, to expand the horizons of students.
In class take part 2 teams of students in Grade 10. On the blackboard is written lesson plan, ie the name of the travel stages.
During the classes
- Organizing the time.
T: Good morning boys and girls! Glad to see you! How are you? What date is it today? What is the weather like? The weather is fine, isn’t it? It is warm and we think you are looking forward to your summer holidays, aren’t you? Because in summer we have a great chance to travel. Do you like travelling? Why? How do you like to travel? What about English-speaking countries? Have you ever been to one of them? So, today we suggest travelling to one of the English-speaking countries. Guess what country it is. The name of this country comes from an Indian word.
Opening theme “Canada”
- Ad purposes.
T: Imagine you are travel agents today, and you have a task to sum up all the necessary information about this country because you should answer the question if it is worth visiting Canada. Our imaginary trip has got six stations. If you do the exercise well, you will collect six leaves and read the name of a Canadian aborigine. So, we would like to welcome you aboard Arkhangelsk Airlines. Our plane is taking off and our imaginary trip starts.
Show the first slide with the aircraft.
The plane is flying very fast,
And we are so glad,
To come to Canada to see
The beauty of this land.
T: So, our plane has landed.
Second slide “Welcome to Canada”
3. Main part.
T: Now let’s start our trip. The first task is symbols. There are 20 parts of ten words. Try to combine them into the words, read the words in order they are written and make sentences with them. The other group must translate your sentences. 5 minutes for you.
Words for 1 team:
Words for 2 team:
When children make suggestions on the slide appear symbols of Canada. T: Well, we see you know the symbols and geographical position of Canada well, we are sure you can tell the tourists about them. Here you are the first leaf for each team. So, it’s time to go to the next station which is called “Numbers”.
T: The next task for you is to look at the numbers and remember what they connect with or what they mean. (Third slide with numbers)
30 (million population)
104 (members of the Senate)
Students remember what linked these figures and make deals with them. You have guessed all the numbers you get the second leaf. Now you are ready to go to the next station which is called “Cities”.
T: Well done, look, the next station is “Cities”. What Canadian cities do you know? Your task is to match the descriptions of the cities with the names below. I’ll give you 2 minutes.
1) It is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario. It’s a Canada’s economic capital. There is one of the largest zoos and a lot of museums in this city. (Toronto)
2) It is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second largest city in Canada. It is an unusual green city, because it has got 350 parks. It also has got beautiful cathedrals. The official language of it is French. This city is often called “Paris of the North America”. (Montreal)
3) It is a coastal city and a main seaport located in the Lower Mainland of southwestern British Columbia. It’s the second largest metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest region. Different festivals and other interesting events are held here during the year. It is named after a British explorer. (Vancouver)
4) The city has population of 812,000. It is the fourth largest municipality in the country and the second largest in Ontario. It is very clean and quiet. Legislative power is vested in Parliament situated in this city. (Ottawa)
Students relate the description of the city with its name, then read out the team and check each other. (C fourth slide the correct answer appears on the screen)
T: So, the time is up. Let’s check up. Let’s begin with the first team. Read the first description.
T: You have done this task quite well, so you get the third leaf and it’s time to go to the next station which called “Sights”, because these cities have got a lot of attractive places.
T: Well, pupils, we suggest looking at the screen and seeing the most attractive sights for tourists in Canada. Be attentive, you have to make some notes in the tables and use them in your answers.
Showing a slide with five attractions.
T: Answer the questions.
In what city is Parliament situated?
What are the most famous Falls in Canada?
Where is Fort York Historical Site situated?
In what city can we see Olympics Clock and what does it do?
In what city can we go to Botanical garden to see a lot of different plants?
What city would you like to visit and why?
T: So, you have been to the largest cities in Canada, you’ve got to know the most interesting places there. We consider team can get the fourth leaf. Let’s go next.
T: As you know a lot of different species of animals inhabit the forests and prairies in Canada. Your next task is to find hidden words. What animals inhabit the forests? You can find 11 words.
Pupils can find 11 words: raccoon, squirrel, bear, mink, deer, buffalo, caribou, beaver, skunk, lynx, and coyote. (Sixth slide show with animals)
T: Look at the pictures of these animals, read the names and translate them. What do you think about fauna of Canada? (It is very rich and various. Why is it so? (Because forests cover about half of Canada.) So, pupils, let’s go to the next station “Main facts”.
T: Your task is to complete the sentences. I’ll give you 2 minutes.
Now Canada is the second largest country after ……… .
The country’s most important symbol is ……………. .
The French were the first to settle in the country in large numbers during ………. .
Both ………….. and ……….. are official languages.
Canada has ……… provinces and ……. territories, each with its own ………… .
Forests cover about ……….. .
Legislative power is vested in Parliament, which includes ………. , ……………. Of 104 appointed members and ……….. with about 300 elected members.
Canada’s largest metropolitan areas are ………………, Montreal, Vancouver and …………….. .
T: It’s high time to check up your task. Exchange your sheet of paper with your partner. Pay attention to marks. (Seventh slide show with the correct answers) At the end of our lesson hand in your papers, please.
- The result of the lesson.
T: Our imaginary trip is coming to an end and you, travel agents, have to go home. (Showing a slide with eight aircraft)
We say to Canada “Good-bye”,
The plane is flying back.
But we are sure, we won’t forget
The beauty of this land!
T: The plane has landed. Now as the travel agents you’ll have to answer the main question of our trip if it is worth visiting Canada.
Ch: I think that it is worth visiting Canada because …………
T: We see you have collected all six leaves; it means you have done all the tasks well. Let’s turn them over and see what word it is. Read the name of Canadian aborigine.
T: Indeed, the Inuit are the original inhabitants of Canada. Since 1999 it was even founded Eskimo autonomous republic. Guys, what reminds you treat the word "Eskimo"?
ice cream name "Eskimo" is derived from the word "Eskimo". There are several versions popsicle invention. On one of them, the ice cream recipe first developed the American Christian Nelson in 1919. The first was a popsicle ice cream bar with chocolate glaze and was called "popsicle-share" - "Eskimo pie." In 1922, Nelson patented his invention.
According to another version, the honor belongs to the invention popsicle Charles Gervais, one of the founders of the French company "Gervais", famous for the production of cheese. Charles Gervais was selling ice cream popsicle in one of the theaters of Paris, where was shown a documentary about the life of the Eskimos "Nanook of the North". Therefore, one of the spectators, and christened the new ice cream "Eskimo".
There is also another version. They say that the hour of "cane" ice cream came when in 1920 another American Christian Kent in his home laboratory covered with chocolate icing. Kent founded a small confectionery factory, which produced small things: chocolate, ice cream and other sweets classic. Once in the store come the kid who could not decide what he wants to better - ice cream or a chocolate bar. In the end, he chose the chocolate. Both goodies a child could not buy for a very simple reason: the mother gave him only 5 cents. It was then struck by the idea of Christian and "wedding" of ice cream and chocolate.
At the end of the lesson the children for their good work get a popsicle.