Конспект урока "Wales: legends and traditions" 8 класс

Урок английского языка в 8 классе.
Урок-путешествие «Wales: legends and traditions».
Цель урока: знакомство с легендами и традициями Уэльса.
Задачи: тренировка изучающего чтения, умения отвечать и задавать вопросы; развитие
навыком монологического высказывания.
Ход урока:
1. Организационный момент.
2. Фонетическая зарядка
Give a man a pipe he can smoke
Give a man a book he can read
And his home is bright
With a calm be light
Though the room is poor indeed. (Учащиеся читают с доски хором, индивидуально,
громко и шепотом).
- dear children, at this lesson we’ll continue our work with the texts about Wales. Today
we’ll speak about legends and traditions of Wales. Some texts will be given to you. After
reading traditions you must answer the questions and then retell the texts.
Учитель раздает ученикам небольшие тексты. На карточках или листах находятся
текст и вопросы к нему. Ученики готовят пересказ текста. В конце работы учитель
обобщает материал.
Text 1.
There are places in the County of Gwynedd connected with the well-known Welsh
legends. Thus the town of Aberdovey is known for an old song with a plaintive melody
“The bells of Aberdovey”: a legend relates that centuries ago the sea burst the protecting
wall and submerged a large part of the town including the church, and it is said that if you
listen carefully, you will still hear the faint sound of the bells as they sway to and fro with
the movement of the water.
To relate рассказывать
To burst размывать
To submerge затоплять, погружать
To faint sound слабый звук
Sway to and fro качаться вперед и назад
1. What place is known for an old song?
2. When did the sea burst the protecting wall and submerge a large part of the town?
3. What had happened with the church?
4. What will you hear if you listen carefully?
5. What do you think can the faint sound the bells sway to and fro with a movement of
the water?
Text 2.
The name of the mountain Cader Idris is connected by the ancient legend with Idris,
the heroic warrior-bard. It is said the anyone sleeping in the night in the part of the
mountain reputed to be the actual chair of the bard, will awaken either a poet or a
A warrior-bard бард-воин
It is said говорят
Reputed to считающий
Chair место
1. What place is connected by the ancient legend?
2. Who was Idris?
3. What had happened with a man sleeping for a night in that part of the mountain?
4. What do you think about this legend?
Text 3.
St.David is the patron sain of Wales. He was a monk who lived on bread, water,
herbs and leeks and died on March 1, 583 AD. The leek became the national
emblem for Wales, and medieval soldiers used to wear leeks as they rode to
battle. Nowadays, the leek is worn on March 1 and at international rugby matches
(the daffodil is also a national emblem because its Welsh name is translated as a
type of leek).
A patron saint святой покровитель
A monk монах
A herb трава, растения
A leek лук-порей
A daffodil нарцисс
1. Who was St.David?
2. Why did the leeks become the national emblems for Wales?
3. When is the leek worn nowadays?
4. Why is the daffodil also a Welsh national emblem?
5. What do you prefer to wear the leek or the daffodil?
Text 4.
The Welsh national costume seen on dolls and postcards is largely a myth
created for tourism. Certainly the 17-th century women wore long coloured
skirts, a white aprone and a tall black hat, but so did English women at that
time. In the 19-th century, the idea of a national costume was born and this
pleased both tourist and locals, a although there is no evidence at al of a long-
lost costume.
A myth - миф
An aprone - передник
Evidence - доказательство
A long-lost costume давно потерянный костюм
1. Where can you see the Welsh national costume?
2. What did country women were in the 17-th century?
3. When was the idea of a national costume born?
4. Is there evidence at all of long-lost costume?
5. Do you like the Welsh national costume?
Text 5.
Wales has always been known as a country of music and song. As well as
the mane male voice choirs and famous rugby match singing, some of the
greatest opera singers, like Geraint Evans, and poo singers, like Tom
Jones, are also Welsh.since the 12-th century we have records of an annual
competition, which was held to find the best poets, writes and musicians
in the country. The competitions now include local crafts, orchestral, brass
band contests, and even ambulance work.
Record запись
Male-voice-choirs мужской хор
Local crafts - ремесло
Ambulance work работа скорой помощи
1. Is Wales a country of music and song?
2. What welsh singers do you know?
3. Why was Eisteddfod held?
4. What do the competitions include now?
5. In what competition do you prefer to take part?
Обобщение материала.
- Dear pupils. You have translated the texts, answer the questions. Now, please, let’s discuss
your texts. Please, answer to my questions. 1) what legend are connected with the well-known
welsh places?
Ученик пересказывает первый текст.
2) Do we have such situations when the church was submerged?
-Yes, on the Russian north we have such legend about bells. This legend is interesting!
3 )And what about a mountain? What is the name of mountain connected by the ancient legend?
Ученик пересказывает второй текст.
- It is easier way to become a poet!
4) Do you know something about Welsh national costume?
- I know that this myth was created for tourist. Is it true?
Ученик пересказывает четвертый текст.
5) Wales has always been known as a country of music and song. Have you ever heard about
Ученик пересказывает пятый текст.
Подведение итогов. Учащимся предлагается ответить на следующие фразы:
- Сейчас я знаю….
- Еще я хотел узнать…
Я бы поделился своими знаниями…
Учитель задает домашнее задание: написать письмо другу, рассказать в нем об одной из
традиций Уэльса.