Технологическая карта урока "Great Inventions" 8 класс

Great Inventions.
Class: 8-9
Level: pre-intermediate
Course book: New Millennium English
Aim: by the end of the lesson my pupils will be able to talk about possible usage of modern gadgets in present and future using modals may, might and
Express opinion
Give reasons
Make predictions about present and future
Vocabulary: modern gadgets, descriptive adjectives
Grammar: Present Simple Tense, modal verbs may, might, could
Listening: documentary film about the history of a wheel
Speaking: talking about useful gadgets, expressing preferences and possibility of use in personal context
Writing: an advertisement for a gadget
Equipment: 12 computers with Hot Potatoes 6 program software, teacher’s computer with access to the Internet, projector, acoustic system
Before the lesson: make enough copies of pupils’ sheets, write all the site addresses on the computer screens for pupils just to copy them into the
browser or open necessary pages and minimize them at the bottom of the screen.
Цель и предполагаемый
Действия учителя
Действия учеников
7 min
Warming up
and checking
home work.
Inform of the lesson objectives,
motivate pupils, revise
vocabulary, express opinion
giving arguments
Group work
Today we are going to speak about the greatest
inventions in our life and the possible use of modern
gadgets in the future.
First of all, let’s check your homework and see what the
most important gadgets are for you.
Work in groups of 4. Tell each other about the most
important gadgets you have at home. Choose the most
important gadget and the most impressive speaker.
Present your ideas. What is the most important gadget
and who is the most impressive speaker in your group?
Give reasons.
Listen to each other and
choose the best gadget and
4 min
5 min
5 min
3 min
Motivate pupils for listening
Get necessary info from a
video material
Define true and false info
Express opinion, using
background info
Lock step
group work
Lock step
Make a list of 5-7 gadgets you can’t live without.
Why are they so important for you?
What are the most important inventions of all
generations? Why?
1) Watch a video
invented-the-wheel about one of the greatest
inventions in the world and say whether the
sentences are true or false.
Compare your answers in pairs.
2) Watch the video again and fill in the necessary
info in your papers.
Compare the answers in small groups.
Where do we use wheels in everyday life? Can we live
without this invention? Why? Do you agree that it is a
great invention?
Make a list of useful
gadgets in copy books
Explain their choice
Watch the video and note
sentences T or F
Compare the answers
Watch the video and fill in
the task
Compare the answers
Answer the questions
1 min
Prepare for new grammar
Lock step
Where may we use the wheel in the future?
Brainstorm ideas
3 min
1 min
5 min
4 min
may, might,
Use modal verbs may, might,
could (in positive and
negative) talking about
possibility in present and
Practise to use modals may,
might, could
Practise to use modals in oral
Pair work
Group work
1) Read the text and underline all the examples of may,
might, could.
2) Study when we use these verbs.
1) Open Tasks on Modals on your computers. Do the
tasks. Computer will put you marks.
2) Work in groups of 4. Tell your partners something
that you:
Might do after lessons
May eat tomorrow
Read the text and
underline modal verbs
Study grammar material
Complete the text with
modal verbs and verbs
from the box
Exchange info
3 min
Could do next weekend
May not remember to do tomorrow
3) Tell the class what your partner may, might or could
Describe possible
activities their partners
may, might, could do
2 min
Home work.
A personal letter
Write a letter to your pen friend and invite him/her to
spend a week or two in Krasnoyarsk. Offer at least 3
places you could visit and 3 activities you might do
together. Don’t forget about the format of a personal
Write a personal letter
2 min
Lock step
What have you learned today? What was the most
interesting info? What was the easiest/the most difficult
task? Why?
Answer the questions
3 min
Extra activity.
Practise modal verbs
Do a short test on the usage of modal verbs may, might,
could. Copy the address in the browser line:
Do the test