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Россия, г. Москва

ГБОУ Средняя общеобразовательная школа №858
Учитель английского языка
Мустафаева Хавер Гусейновна


Цели урока:


а) тренировать учащихся в устной речи;

б) систематизировать учебный материал

Развивающие: развивать творческую мыслительную деятельность, кругозор, память учащихся, развивать интерес к американской литературе.

Воспитательные: воспитывать у учащихся чувство товарищества, уважение к культуре страны изучаемого языка. Формировать у детей навыки  межличностного общения , навыки самоконтроля и  контроля деятельности  других детей.

Оснащение: компьютер, презентация слайдов в Power Point, плакаты с цитатами Марка Твена, выставка иллюстраций к произведениям M. Твена ,выполненных учащимися.

Плакаты с цитатами Марка Твена

1. Kindness quotes 

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

2. Motivation quotes

“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great”.

3. Achievements quotes

“It is easier to stay out than get out”

4. Mankind quotes

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody”

5. Accident quotes

“Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors”

6. Needs quotes

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure”

План  урока

I. Вступительное слово учителя

Hi! Boys and girls. I’m glad to see you. How is it going? Is every think OK?

Our lesson is dedicated to the greatest American humorist, novelist, well-known writer Mark Twain.

It is impossible to speak about this author. People all over the world can’t help admiring his great humor. He was known as a great humorist. One quotation by M. Twain “Humor is the great thing, the saving thing.  The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments sleep away sunny spirit takes their place”

II. Речевая зарядка

1. Whose portrait is it? It is Mark Twain’s portrait.

2. What is he? He is a Writer.

3. What language did he speak? He spoke American English.

4. What was his real name? Samuel Clemens.

5. M. Twain was a great American writer wasn’t he? Yes, he was.

III. Работа с лексикой

1. Missouri

2. Cub pilot

3. Steamboat

4. Irritation

5. Mississippi River

6. Masterpiece

7. Resentment

8. Lawyer

9. To crop up

IV. Сообщение учащихся о жизни и творчестве Марка Твена

Pupil1 - Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. His parents, John and Jane Clemens, moved their family to Hannibal. His father was a lawyer. When Samuel was 11 years old, his father died.  The shock changed him and he was a different boy. He went to work in printing shop.

Pupil2 - Once he wrote funny stories for the newspapers. Sam changed many jobs and visited many places in the USA. At the age of 20 years he found a job on a ship travelling  up and down the Mississippi. In 1857 Clemens began working as a cub pilot on Mississippi River steamboats and received his steamboat pilot license in1859.

Pupil3 - In 1863 Samuel Clemens began using the pen name Mark Twain. The name was a phrased used on the steamboats of the Mississippi River which meant “two fathoms deep”. In 1868, Twain become engaged to Olivia Langdon, and in 1870 they worried in Elmira, New York. They lived in Buffalo, New York, where Clemens worked as an editor and writer for the Buffalo Express.

His wife Olivia gave a birth to a son Langdon and 3 daughters Susy, Clara and Jean. Clemens marriage lasted 34 years.

Pupil4 – In 1904 Olivia’s death and Jean’s death depended Twain’s gloom. In 1909 Twain is quoted a saying: I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It’s coming again next year and I expected to go out with it. It will be the great disappoint went of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: Non here are these two un accountable freaks: they came in together they must go out together.

Pupil5 – Mark Twain died of a heart attack on April 21.1910. He was buried in his wife’s family plot in Elmira, New York.

Teacher: Death – the most precious of all gift. He welcomed without fear.



V. Вопросы к учащимся

You have mentioned the main fact from Mark Twain’s life. Now I’d like you to agree or disagree with some facts of Twain’s life.

1. Mark Twain was born in the 18th  century. No, it is not true. He was born in 19th century.

2. His father was a writer. It’s not true. his father was a lawyer.

3. When Samuel was a boy, he dreamed of becoming a sailor. It’s right.

4. Mark Twain had 2 daughters. No, it isn’t true. He had three daughters: Susy, Clara and Jean.

5. In 1876 Mark Twain published his first novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. No, it isn’t right. He published his first novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”

6. His novels are known only in the USA. No, it is not right. Children and grownups all over the world know these two novels. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, considered to be Twain’s masterpiece.

VI. Relaxing (музыкальная пауза)

VII. Беседа о произведениях

 Mark Twain was the greatest American Humorist and short story writer. American satirical and critical literature began with Mark Twain. His works are divided into 4 categories.


- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- Mysteries Stranger

- Prince and the Pauper

- The Innocent Abroad

Short Story category

- About barbers

- Boons of Life

- Eve’s Diary

- The curious Dream

- A Fine Old Man

- A true story

Non-fiction category

- Christian Science

- Life on Mississippi

- The letters of M. Twain

- Following the Equator

Essay category

- The Death of Jean

- Is Shakespeare Dead?

- What is Man?

- The Bee

- Concerning Tobacco

VIII. Задание творческого типа

A Cinquain is a 5 line poem that describes a noun (person, place or thing). It is a fun and easy way to introduce children to poetry but all ages can enjoy using this form of poetry.

Line 1. One word title, a noun (a person, place or thing).

Line 2. Two adjectives (words that describe the thing).

Line 3. Three verbs (words that tell what your noun does).

Line 4. A phrase (or sentence about the noun).

Line 5. A Synonym for your title, another noun (another word for your title, rename your noun).

Teacher: now we are going to write our own poem about Mark Twain. Such poem is called ''Cinquain”.


Mark Twain

critical, satirical

write, work, publish

The father of American literature


Teacher: Thank you very much. You are absolutely right.

IX. Подведение итогов урока (Рефлексия)

Dear friends, our lesson is over. Thank you for the lesson. You have learnt a lot of things about M. Twain’s family, about his works and about his birthplace.

I think it was very interesting. Did you like our lesson? What did you like specially? You get today a good mark. Good bye! 

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