Teacher: Lavrentyeva Natalya
Grade: The 8th form
Date: 3rd of February
The theme: «My School».
The aim of the lesson: The development of communicative competence.
Objectives of the lesson:
1) Teaching :
-To teach the pupils to work independently in groups and individually.
-To develop creative activity, memory, imagination;
-To develop abilities of comparing and translation.
-To arouse pupils’ interest in the English speaking countries;
-To arouse love to English lessons.
The course of the lesson
I. Organization moment.
Teacher: Good morning, pupils! I am glad to see you!
Pupils: (Looking at the cards) Good morning teacher! We are glad to see you too!
Teacher:Please, tell me: “How are you doing” in different variants.
(Children tell the teacher)
Доброе утро! (до обеда)
Добрый день! (после обеда)
(I’m) glad to see you!
(Я) рад Вас видеть!
We are glad to see you too!
Мы тоже рады вас видеть!
I haven’t seen you for ages.
Давно не виделись.
Is it you?
Кого я вижу!
What a pleasant suprise!
It’s a long time since I saw you last!
Как давно мы не виделись!
How are you feeling?
How are you?
How are you doing?
How are things?
Thank you, very well.
Спасибо, очень хорошо.
Thank you, not so bad.
Thank you, so-so.
Спасибо, так себе.
(I’m) Fine, thank you.
I hope you are feeling well.
Надеюсь, что Вы чувствуете себя хорошо.
I’m all right.
Все в порядке.
Not too bad.
2) School talk based on the home task (words about education)
a) Read the words based on the homework.
1. [ɔ] – not, fox, long, economics, geometry, automobile
2. [iː] – see, tree, agree, automobile
3. [æ] – flat, can, matter, humanities
4. [ɜː] – reserve, service, worker, a term, nursery
5. [ɑː] – park, hard, dark, kindergarten, advanced, master
6. [iː] –read, meet, fee, free
7. [əu] – go, no, so, diploma, coeducational
8. [iː] – feed, speed, teach, field, thesis
9. [e] – get, end, clever, elementary, secondary, specialize
10. [eɪ] – plane, name, major, payment
11. [ʌ] – bus, adult, public, compulsory
12. [ɜː] – work, learn, word, certify
13. [ə] – enter, governor, junior, senior, to attend, algebra, diploma
14. [ɪ] – begin, live, six, composition, doctorate, elective, examination
15. [aɪ] – mile, type, file, private
Public; the public school; to study at the public school; I study at the public school.
Private;the private school; to attend the private school; I attend the lesson
in the private school.
To attend; to attend the lecture; to attend the university; I didn’t attend the university
Elementary; the elementary school; My little sister studies at the elementary school.
Secondary; the secondary school; My elder brother studies at the secondary school.
Anexamination; to pass the examination; Do you know how to pass any examination?
A fee; fees; to charge a fee; The fees are also charged at our school.
Free; the free school; Public schools are free schools.
Coeducational; the coeducational school; To study at coeducational school.
A field; afield of education; The government has no power to make laws in the field of
Compulsory; the compulsoryeducation; State laws decidethe age of compulsory education.
Certify; he is certified; My teacher is certified by the Board of Education.
To teach; to teach pupils; How to teach English at school?
Senior; senior high school; I study at senior high school.
Junior; junior high school; She studies at the junior high school.
Geometry; plane geometry; to study plane geometry; I study plane geometry at school.
A composition;to write the composition; I haven’t written the composition yet.
Algebra; to study algebra, I study algebra at school.
Graduation; graduation speech; I don’t know how to tell my graduation speech.
Advanced; advanced study; I am going to the higher education institute for more advanced
To specialize; to specialize in; I specialize in plane geometry.
Economics; home economics; To study home economics.
Mechanics; to be good at mechanics; My brother is very good at mechanics.
Automobile; automobile engineering; I specialize in automobile engineering.
Humanities; to study humanities; , I study humanities at the university.
A term; winter term, spring term; We have four terms in a school year.
Nursery; nursery school; My little brother attends the nursery school.
A kindergarten; to go to the kindergarten; My sister goes to the Kindergarten.
Diploma;my diploma; my diploma work; I am going to write my diploma work.
Thesis; my thesis; At the end of 4th year study at University you will write the thesis.
Elective; elective courses;You can select elective courses from the basic program.
Major; major subjects courses; High schools include 4-5 major subjects courses.
Bachelor; a bachelor’s degree; to get a bachelor’s degree; I don’t know how to get the
Master; master’s degree; to get the master’s degree; I have got the master’s degree.
Doctorate; doctorate degree; to get the doctorate degree; He has got the doctorate degree.
b) Answer my questions.
1) Do English children the same things as children in other countries?
2) What does the program of studies in American schools include?
3) Some schools teach a modern language, doesn’t it?
4) What is the junior high school?
5) Elementary school subjects are taught in junior high school, aren’t they?
6) What are the subjects introduced in the junior high school?
7) What does the high school prepare for?
8) Can we specialize in home economics in the high school?
9) How many major subjects do children study in the high school?
10) The United States have the largest school year in the world, haven’t it?
c) Retelling of the text (each other)
Teacher: So, pupils. Don’t forget that your home task was to prepare for the retelling. So, now let’s retell this text in pairs, altogether.
3) Giving the Homework.
Teacher: Children before we will go to our theme, please, open your record books and write down your H/W.
-the control reading of the 1st paragraph of the text;
-to learn the dialogue by heart;
-to do the grammar task;
-to learn the greetings by heart.
Find the mistakes.
1) If you will study at the University
You will got the bachelor’s degree (2 mistakes)
2) If you studied at private school
You would charge a fee. (2 mistakes)
3) If you specialize in Humanities
Your program of study will includes Foreign languages, Literature, English, etc. (3 mistakes)
4) If you would studied at University
You had to write the thesis.(3 mistakes)
Teacher:Good! Now I give you a dialogue. Let’s divide into 2 groups and read this dialogue in roles.
Pupils:Yes, of course!
Teacher: But at first would you mind repeating the phrases after me.
Pupils: It’s a good idea!
a) words (children repeat after teacher and translate)
b) reading(in groups)
Ann: Fred, stop reading at once and help me with English.
Fred: What’s happened?
Ann: Have you forgotten? I’m having a test tomorrow. Didn’t I tell you about it two days ago?
Fred: I’m sorry, I don’t remember. But why worry? I’m sure that you are very good at
Ann: Don’t fool me. Again your silly jokes. You know that I’m good at History of the
USA, but not at English..
Fred: Ok, I’ll help you with English, but you will help me with Literature. I must write
a composition about the USA writers.
Ann: Oh, that’s all right. I wrote such composition last year. I’ll give it to you and you
will copy it out. Then we’ll read and speak English about the USA.
atonce – сразу, сейчасже
What’shappened? – Чтослучилось?
Butwhyworry? – Зачембеспокоиться?
to be good at – бытьспособным
Don’tfoolme. – Не дурачь меня.
silly jokes – глупыешуточки
a composition – сочинение
to copy it out – скопировать
5) Definition of the theme of the lesson.
Teacher: Children, Today our theme concerns the theme from the previous lesson. But today we will tell about the school which you study at. So the theme of our lesson is
6) Talking about main aims of the lesson.
Teacher: That’s why our aims for today are:
1) to speak
2) to read
3) to translate
4) to write
1) The work with the text.
Teacher:Children, now you will work with the text. It helps you to tell, to know more about your school and it also helps you to prepare for the home reading.
Children: It’s a good idea!
2) Words in each tasks.
Teacher: Children, now we will work with the text.
(Teacher read the task, then read, then hands in, then read the word and translate it.
Speaking about my school, first of all, I am going to tell you about its importance for us. Then, I should describe you some classroom and students’ activities at different lessons. There is no doubt that I will tell you about students’ attitude to teachers in brief.
Everybody will agree with me that school is our second home. Honestly speaking it is the only place where we meet our first teacher who leads us along the way of knowledge.
We have many friends at school and they are willing to help us in different situations. School brings up kindness, bravery and love to our Motherland. Due to school we become real persons who can love, struggle and defend. There is no doubt that school helps us to choose the right way in our life. At all lessons we develop logics, memory, independent thinking and independence of character. I should say that at school we are taught to be clever, well-read, well-bred, attentive, polite and to please other people. It goes without any saying, school is dear to everybody and it will live in our hearts forever.
Our school is not large, but we are proud of it. Frankly speaking, if we wanted to build the house of knowledge it would be high up to the sky thought it is only three-stored building. And I can prove it.
We have light well-equipped laboratories where we do scientific work and make careful observations. They are on the first and second floors. Schemes and tables can be seen on the classroom walls.
I have a great desire to tell you, that at our Maths we add and subtract, divide and multiply numerals quickly, solve problems and do sums well.
We write compositions, learn rules and terms by heart, express our points of view on events, attend Russian, Literature and History lessons.
I am going to add that we sing songs, study customs, traditions of English speaking countries, read and discuss original texts, make projects, translate newspaper articles. Here we are taught to debate, dramatize texts at the English lessons.
We are taught to be skillful at knitting and cooking at our Handcraft lessons. Our workshops for wood work and metal work, our home economics room are on the ground floor.
We try to develop our body strong, healthy and fit in out P. T. lessons. Usually boys dream of setting a record in swimming, boxing or fighting and girls try to show their good results in gymnastics.
The favorite place in our school is an Assembly hall. Here we hold our meetings, parties, concerts or celebrate great holidays. It is decorated with beautiful curtains in a modern style. Near the stage there is the piano. Very often, when students present their creative work, a swift melody is heard or different place are performed, because our students are very talented and active.
I should remind you, that our school is a specialized school in English. So if you need English or American literature we are advised to visit our school library which is on the ground floor. We pay much attention to English.
To sum it up, we have all opportunities to go on our education in Universities and we are eager to get knowledge in different branches of science. We value the help and advice of our teachers.
Our teachers are always full of new ideas and they involve us in making projects or taking part in subject Olympiads. Through we belong to different generations; it is easy to get along with them. They treat us with respect and understanding. Our head master is considered to be the second mother. It is really true, because very often she knows much more about us then our parents. We trust her our secrets and our form teacher always keep them.
The school I study is a number 38. Our school is famous not only in our country, but abroad for its high quality of education, for its scientific work of teachers and students, for a joined work of teachers with parents and students and for its strict discipline. It is not a private school. It is a state and classic school. Our school is situated in the center of the city, in a new district, not far from Republic Square. I don’t get to school by bus or by tram. I walk to school. It takes me 10 minutes. I go to school 5 days a week. Every lesson lasts 35 minutes. The first lesson starts at half-past eight in the morning. Classes are over at 10 minutes past 2 in the afternoon. In between classes there are 10 minutes breaks. During our brakes we go to the canteen to have lunch. We have four terms in a school year. There are four holidays in between the terms. Summer holidays are the longest. Our school year begins on the 1st of September and ends in May.
to bring up – воспитывать
bravery – храбрость
to struggle – бороться
to defend – защищать
be willing to – иметьжелание
the way – путь
logics – логика
memory – память
independence – независимость
character – характер
well-bred – воспитанный
attentive – внимательный
to please- хотеть
to be proud of – гордиться
three-stored – 3-хэтажный
to prove – доказать
well equipped – хорошо оборудованный
scientific – научный
observation – наблюдение
a scheme – схема
to add – прибавлять
to subtract – вычитать
to divide- делить
to multiply – умножать
to debate – обсуждать
to dramatize – драматизировать
Handcraft lesson – урокитруда
knitting – вязание
a workshop – семинар
to fit – подходить
to set a record – ставитьрекорд
Assembly hall – Актовыйзал
to decorate with – украшать
swift – быстрый
to perform – исполнять
specialized school – специализированнаяшкола
to be advised – получатьсовет
to pay attention – обратитьвнимание
to be eager to –горетьжеланиемсделатьчто–то
abroad – заграница
to involve – включать
to belong to – принадлежать
to treat with – относиться
to trust – доверять
head master – директор
form teacher – классный руководитель
a break – перемена
canteen – столовая
a term – четверть
classic school – гимназия
There is no doubt, that… – У меня нет сомнений, что…
….in brief – …вкратце…
Honestly speaking… – Честно говоря…
it is only the place….. – Это единственное место…
Due to …. –Согласно этому…
It goes without any saying that…. – Понятно без слов, что….
I have a great desire to tell you about…. – Я с радостью расскажу Вам о….
I am going to add, that…. – Хотелось бы добавить, что…
I should remind you… – Хотелось бы напомнить Вам, что…
To sum it up… – В заключении ….
Teacher: This lesson was great!
Thank you for the lesson! Goodbye!