Тема: The country we live in.
Цели и задачи: 1. развитие способности к анализу, обобщению; к сравнению и сопоставлению
речевых единиц, развитие познавательного интереса учащихся;
2. формирование потребности и способности к сотрудничеству и
взаимопомощи при работе в паре и группе;
3: воспитание чувства гордости за свою страну;
Teacher: Dear boys and girls! I am very glad to see you at our lesson today because we have an
unusual lesson — a competition. There are two teams at the lesson: ……. team and ……… team.
They will show us their knowledge of the Russian Federation because our lesson is devoted to this
country. We’ll speak about the sights, the capital of the country some politicians and writers and
interesting facts. We’ll have several tasks at the lesson. Some of them were prepared by your
classmates. I hope our competition will be fun. I have lots of red and blue stars here. For a right
answer you will get a star. At the end of the competition you’ll count all the stars you’ve received.
The winner will be the team with the biggest number of the stars. Let’s start our lesson.
II. Warm-up activities
1. Do you know what the state coat of arms? (the two-headed eagle)
The first task is to collect the picture of the state coat of arms.
III. Interpretation and presentation
2. And now let’s listen the dialogue about the Russian Federation.
— What area does the Russian Federation occupy?
—It occupies the area of some 17,000,000 square kilometres.
— What oceans is the country washed by?
— The country is washed by the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
— What countries does the state border on by sea and by land?
— Russia has a land border with China, Mongolia, Korea, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Azerbaijan in the
south, Norway, Finland, the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), Poland, Byelorussia and the
Ukraine ii the west. Russia has a sea-border with the USA and Japan.
— What is the most important river of Russia?
—The Volga is the longest and the most important river of Russia. It flows into the Caspian Sea.
Many rich and important industrial cities stand on the Volga.
— What resources is Russia rich in?
— Russia is rich in gas, oil, coal, non-ferrous metals such as aluminium, nickel and lead, in iron ores.
Russia is also rich in natural resources such as timber, fish and fresh water.
— What kind of state is Russia?
— Russia now is a parliamentary republic.
—What is the political structure of the country?
— There are three branches of power - the legislative branch, the executive branch and the juridical
—Are there many political parties in Russia?
—Yes, there are. We have many parties. That helps democracy. Everyone can find a party to his/her
taste or organise his own party.