Конспект урока "The role of the Queen Elizabeth II and the Parliament in the political system of Great Britain" 8 класс

Урок по теме: « The role of the Queen Elizabeth II and the Parliament in the political system of
Great Britain”
Учебник «Happy English.ru», К.И. и М.Ю. Кауфман
1) развитие лексических навыков по теме;
2)развитие навыков устной и диалогической речи;
3)развитие умений работать с информацией, принимать участие в дискуссии, отстаивать свою точку
зрения по проблеме;
4) расширение знаний о политических системах мира, воспитание толерантного отношения к
истории, культуре, традициях страны изучаемого языка.
Оборудование урока: лексика, портрет королевы, здание парламента, мешок с шерстью, экран,
мультимедийное оборудование.
I Good morning boys and girls, collogues and guests!
Today we got together to discuss the problem: “British political system and the role
of Queen Elizabeth II and the Parliament.”
Our task is to speak about the role of the Queen. Also I want you to extend your knowledge about the role
of the British Parliament, its traditions.
II So, look at the screen. Our first step is to revise the vocabulary to the topic.
a) read after me, please.
b) read in a chain and translate.
III. As a speech exercise, I want you to remember: What does the word “democracy” mean?
1 People do what they want within the framework of law.
2 People elect the head of state.
to appoint
to revise
to examine
to vote
to sign
to pass
to make laws
a bill
to elect
to rule
a house, chamber
a representative
3 People elect their representatives to rule the country.
4 People say what they think.
5 People can live in any place they choose.
6 The head of state guarantees the rights of citizens.
7 All people and authorities follow the constitution.
IV Yes, that’s right. And now look at the structure of the political system of Great Britain.
(На экране структура политической системы Великобритании)
What does it consist of?
1. I see, the official head of state is Queen.
2. The British Parliament is an important branch of the political system of Great Britain.
3. I know that Parliament has two houses: the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
4. The majority seats in the House of Commons form the Government with the Prime Minister at the head.
Уes, you are right. And now we’ll speak more about the Queen Elizabeth II. I’ll give you some more
historical facts about this splendid woman and you’ll add.
( The portrait of the Queen on the screen)
The teacher.
Queen Elizabeth II`s full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, she was born on the21st of April 1926
in London, England. She never went to school and was taught by home tutors.
Do you know what subjects was she taught?
1. I know that she was taught usual subjects as English, Literature, History, Geography and others.
2. Besides she learned basis of economy, law and constitutional right.
3. Queen knows French freely. Also she took the lessons of horse-racing, dancing and music.
4. The important fact in her life is that she was crowned in Westminster Abbey in June 1953.
5. I know that Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her birthday twice in April and in June.
Well done! You see, she is a very modest and simple woman and on her birthdays Queen always invites
people who was born on the26th of April 1926.
This year 2006 Queen celebrated the80th birthday.
What else can you add?
1Queen lives in a beautiful Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen.
2Queen likes to travel very much. She and her husband were all over the world.
Now, listen to the dialogue and try to understand where she was recently.
-Have you heard that Queen was in Pribaltic countries?
-No, when was she there?
-She was there in October.
-Oh, her program was extensive. To her honour many meetings, concerts and receptions were held.
-I see, I think Queen’s visit has a historical meaning.
Where was the Queen in October?
Today the Queen is not only the heard of the state but also an important symbol of national unity
She has a legislative power a little, a part of executive one. She sings bills, gives speeches which are written
by ministers. In practice the Queen Elizabeth II has no actual power: they say, the monarch reigns but
doesn’t rule.
So, your conclusion.
Pupil-Queen Elizabeth is very popular respected all over the world. She is one of the richest person. But in
fact her role is ceremonial.
Teacher: People of the UK love their Queen and not without reason their English anthem begins with the
words” God save the Queen”
Anthem God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
God save the Queen.
Send her victorious,
happy and glorious.
Long to reign over us
God save the Queen.
(One pupil gives the translation of the anthem.)
Now, look at the screen. Here you can see Queen’s real title in Britain.
Elizabeth the second by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and
of her other Realms and Territories, Head of Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
VI Now, it’s time to discuss the role of the Parliament in the political system of Great Britain.
(The picture of the houses of Parliament)
How many chambers are there in the Parliament?
There are two chambers: the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Parliament has real power in the political system of Great Britain. British Parliament is often called” The
mother of all Parliaments.”
What branch of power does the Parliament represent?
Parliament represents the legislative branch of power.
What can you say about the House of Commons and the House of Lords?
1The House of Commons controls the Government, makes laws. The Commons have much more real
2The House of Lords examines and revises bills and can delay bills for one year.
That’s all right. But do you know where the Parliament works?
Yes, I know. The Parliament works in the Palace of Westminster on the bank of the river Thames.
What is the other name of it?
It is called the Houses of Parliament.
What shows that the Parliaments` sittings began?
The face of Big Ben is lighting.
What national tradition is there in the hall of the House of Lords?
I know that near the throne of Lord Chancellor stands the Woolsack
(On the screen the word “Woolsack”)
Yes, of course. The Woolsack symbolizes the wealth of Great Britain.
So, our lesson is coming to the end. We must do the conclusion. The real power is represented by the
Parliament and the role of the Queen is mostly ceremonial. Now, tell me, please, what state is Great Britain?
(Great Britain is a parliamentary democracy with constitutional monarch).
Your homework is to prepare for the test.
Your marks.
And now let’s play a little.( The game with cards what Queen likes and dislikes).