Let’s do some phonetic drills. Pay attention to the pronunciation.
Try to pronounce correctly:
4. Основная часть урока. Работа по теме урока.
Among special areas that are enjoyed are national parks. Below there are three texts about them.
Make a home group of three pupils. Read one of the pieces of information below. Look at the
Text 1. America was the first country in stating up “National parks”, beginning with
Yellowstone in 1872. By now this and a dozen (дюжина) other parks together cover
(покрывают) a small fragment of the whole area of western mountains. Long before 1872,
William Wordsworth, the great English poet, suggested that his native Lake District should
become a special place.
But only in 1949 the first national park in England and Wales was founded (был основан).
Now there are ten national parks in England and Wales which cover 9 % of the land area. 90
million visitors come to national parks every year.
The firs aim of national parks is to protect the countryside; the second aim is to allow people to
enjoy the countryside as home to tree, flowers, animals and birds.
Text 2. The USA is a larger country then Britain, that’s why it has more regions to protect. The
Great Smoky Mountains, the great Canyon and Yellowstone Park are the most popular national
parks in the USA. The Everglades, Florida, is one of the most interesting places. Some time ago
hunters killed alligators for their skin and birds for their meat there. That was awful. If you visit
the Everglades now, you can see a moving log (бревно).
It’s probably an alligator. Be careful. It can be dangerous. The Everglades is protected as a
national park. Its unique (уникальная) ecology – home to water birds, snakes, alligators,
wildcats, fish, cypress tree – is enjoyed by naturalist and tourist.
Text 3. The Lake district in the northwest of England is the largest national park. It is popular
with walkers, cyclists, and people who go boating. It is one of the most beautiful and attractive
places. It has Windermere, the longest lake in England, and Scafell, the highest mountain in
The Lake District was unknown until the end of the 18
century. Then the works of such writers
as Wordsworth* and Coleridge* attracted visitors to the lakes. Now the Lake District is one of
the most popular tourist places in Britain. It is a place where you can enjoy fishing in the rivers
and lakes or boating on the quiet waters of Lakeland.
Look at the screen and watch video about national parks of the USA and Great Britain.
the Great Smoky Mountains,
the Grand Canyon,
the Lake District,
(Учащиеся делятся на 3 группы. Каждая группа выбирает один из предложенных в упр, с.
87 текстов, выполняет задания, относящиеся к нему, и готовит пересказ текста. Сильные
учащиеся помогают слабым. Затем представители групп пересказывают свой текст другим
группам, пока все группы не узнают содержание всех текстов. В результате такой работы
над текстом каждый учащийся должен уметь передать содержание каждого текста.