III. UN Agencies. Cooperative Learning.
T: Let's divide into 2 groups according to your dates of birth. Stand in a line. Show
your dates of birth on the sheets of paper. You'll be the first and the second groups.
Task. Each group will get a list of the UN agencies and short passages about their
activities. You should work in groups and match the manes of the agencies with their
activities (V. V. Safonova's textbook, English X-XI pp.26-27). You have 5-6 min. You
should comment on your choice in one sentence. The other group will agree or disagree.
PI (from group 1): We consider number 1 is International Atomic Energy Agency
because its aims are to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace,
health and prosperity throughout the globe.
P2 (from group 2): We agree that this agency's goal is to prevent diversion of
atomic energy from peaceful purposes to military ends.
P3 (from group 2): We are sure number 6 is United Nations Environment
Programme, because it monitors the state of environment.
P4 (from group 1): You are right it promotes environmentally sound
developments throughout the world. Etc.
IV. Global problems.
T: The next part of our lesson we'll discuss some global problems. (Case Method).
Let's make our "colour" groups once again. You know, there are a lot of problems
nowadays. Your home task was to watch TV current affairs programmes during a week
and to see what the main global problems are today.
Please, make up your own list of five problems (each student makes up his/her
list). What problems have you mentioned? PI, P2, P3 read their lists aloud. T: Have you
got anything in common? Class: Yes, we have.
T: Now, your task is to make up a list of global problems within your group. Each
group reads its list in turn. They again have mentioned the same problems. T: Now, we'll
make up one list for the whole class on the blackboard. The students suggest the
problems and the teacher writes them on the blackboard. As you've read, the UN already
has special agencies to solve some of these problems. Can you name them? (The students
name the agencies and the teacher marks them on the blackboard).
T: Now, think and say what agencies should be organized within the United
Nations to solve nowadays problems