Конспект урока "Discover American English" 9 класс


Discover American English
Цели:
Образовательная: Познакомить учащихся с разновидностями английского языка;
объяснить грамматические, лексические, фонетические и орфографические различия.
Развивающая: Развить навыки и умения устной речи, аудирования, чтения и письма.
Воспитательная: Расширить кругозор, привить интерес к американской и британской
культуре, поддержать интерес к учению.
Stages:
I. Introduction.
II. Warm-up activities.
Questions about student’s native language:
1. Are there big differences in the way people speak your language?
2. Are there some words that are only used in certain places?
3. What differences in pronunciation are there?
Questions about English language:
1. Why English is becoming so important?
2. Can you tell the difference between British English and American English?
III. Listening. The English language.
Ex.1. Choose the answer you think is correct.
1. How many people speak English in the world?
a. Half the world’s population
b. A quarter of the world’s population
c. One third of the world’s population
2. How many words are there in the English language
a. 80000 b. 18000 c. 800000
3. How many languages have more words than English?
a. none b. one c. two
Now listen to someone talking about English and find out if you were right.
IV. American English.
Now give some examples of differences between American English and British
English. The differences can be in vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and spelling.
Examples:
British English
American English
1
Autumn
Fall
2
Petrol
Gas
3
Flat
Apartment
4
Biscuit
Cookie
5
Holiday
Vacation
6
Mark
Grade
7
Surname
Last name
8
Post
Mail
9
Underground
Subway
10
Sweets
Candy
Grammar differences.
American and British English sometimes use different prepositions.
1. Monday through Friday.
Monday to Friday
2. It’s five after nine.
It’s five past nine.
Pronunciation differences.
“r” is often not pronounced in British English. It is always pronounced in American
English.
e.g. car[ka:r] A.E
car [ka:] B.E.
Practice.
Ex.2 Read the sentences. Where does each person come from?
1. Can you tell me where the nearest chemist is? (Britain)
2. Is there subway near here? (Un. States)
3. I live in a block of flats? (Britain)
4. It’s quarter of three. (Un. States)
Ex.3 Match the British and American English words.
Ex.3 Make up a dialogue and act out in class. You are an English tourist in America. Your
car has run out of petrol. Ask a passer-by a way to the petrol station.
Ex.4 There are some differences between American and British English spelling.
Examples: traveled (AM) travelled (BR)
theatre (BR) theater (AM)
color (AM) colour (BR)
Complete the missing information.
1. or is …………… but - our is ………………
2. eled is …………. but - elled is………………
3. re is …………….. but er is ………………….
V. Ending. Marks and homework.