Конспект урока "City. Sightseeing"

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Lesson: City. Sightseeing.
The 10
Textbook: V. M. Pavlotsky. Read. Learn. Discuss.
New Version. St. Petersburg 2000.
Teacher: A. Kuznetsova
School 11
Vladikavkaz 2004
Lesson Notes.
Subject: City. Sightseeing.
Objective: to train to read and speak about sights around London (St. Albans,
Hampton Court, Windsor Castle), to teach to make a poster.
Aids: cards, tourist guides and brochures, tables.
The Course of the Lesson.
I. Org. moment.
T Class:
1. A lot of people like to travel and to do the sights. What do you think, why?
- Travelling is a popular hobby.
- They want to see famous places.
- They’d like to meet new friends.
2. Are you a stay-at-home person?
- No, I’m not.
-Yes. I’m.
3. What famous places have you already visited?
- I’ve been to St. Petersburg.
- I’ve visited Rostov and Sochi.
-I haven’t been to any famous place.
4. Why do people visit England and in particular London?
- They’d like to see St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower and the British Museum.
- London is worth seeing.
5. What London sights have you heard and read about?
- Big Ben, the British Museum.
- Westminster Abbey, the Tower.
- Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square.
6. Which of them would you like to see?
- I’d like to visit the British Museum.
- I’d like to see The Tower and Big Ben.
7. What country would you like to visit if you had a chance?
- I’d like to visit France and Holland.
- I’d like to go to Brazil and to England.
- I want to travel to Spain and to Italy.
II. Lexical Drills.
T: Sometimes your tour is exciting, pleasant and interesting. It’s like a dream.
Occasionally your tour can be terrible because of bad weather, bad food or bad
hotel. What’s your opinion about a dream tour and a terrible one?
Let’s divide into two groups according to your height. Each group will get a list
of words and word-combinations. Group 1 will choose all the possible words to
describe a dream tour. The other group will find the words to describe a terrible
a) division
b) each student gets a list of words and chooses 5 words on the problem
c) the group makes one list of words
d) the groups present their ideas in turn (they write the words on the blackboard
and try to prove their opinion)
Group 1: I’m sure it’s convenient means of transport because it’s very
important when you travel. You needn’t wait for a long time.
Group 2: Just so. Transport makes your trip comfortable.
Group 1: In my view it’s a lot of sights because it’s interesting to see as much
as possible when you travel.
Group 2: We are not so sure. You may be tired of sights and it’ll be “porridge”
in your head.
Group 1: I feel that I’ll go with friends because I can’t live without friends.
Group 2: Certainly. Travelling with friends is a real fun. Etc.
T: Let’s summarize our ideas. As you see, every person has his own view on
the problem. Some people are fond of local food and others prefer fast food,
some tourists like to do the sights others think it’s boring. As the English people
say “Tastes differ”.
Phrases to express opinion:
I think (feel, guess, suppose) that
As I see it
My view (opinion) is that
In my opinion (view)
Just so. I quite agree. Certainly. Sure. Exactly. I should think so. That’s it.
I think you are right. I can’t but agree.
On the contrary. Certainly not. Don’t be so silly. Just the other way round. I’m
afraid you are wrong.
You are not sure.
Yes, but… On the other hand… I don’t think you are right. I can’t agree with
you there. I’m not so sure.
Convenient means of transport
Noisy airports and railway stations
A lot of sights
Fast food
Hot sun
Crowds of tourists from other countries
Conducted tours
Bad weather
Local food
A very different culture
With your friends or family
Non-stop entertainment
No timetable
Romance with a stranger
Peace and quiet
Big modern hotels
Camp holidays
A coach tour
Beautiful scenery
At the seaside
A lot of luggage
Taking pictures
III. Reading for information.
T: Now let’s divide into three "colour" groups. Every student in each group will
get one text to read.
Text 1 “St. Albans”
Text 2 “Hampton Court”
Text 3 “Windsor Castle”
Students are dividing into 3 groups (3 students in each group). Everybody who
has number 1 works with the text about St. Albans. Everybody with number 2
reads text about Hampton Court. And those who have number 3 read text about
Windsor Castle (5 min.).
T: Now, change your groups. All students with text 1 will sit at one desk and
discuss the contents of their text. The other groups will do the same. After
discussing the students should fill in their part of the table according to their
numbers (8-10 min).
Now, return to your "colour" groups and present the information you’ve learnt to
your companions. Their task is to ask questions and to fill in the whole table (8-10
T: What is text 1 (2, 3) about? Where is it situated?
How can we get there?
What sights can we see there?
What else can we do there?
What new words have you found in the text necessary to describe the place?
T: So, you’ve learnt about three places of interest. What do they have in common?
- They are near London.
- They are popular with tourists.
- They are connected with the history of Britain.
What are the differences?
- St. Albans is a town; Hampton Court and Windsor Castle are the buildings.
- Hampton Court is situated on the bank of the River Thames.
- Hampton Court is 400 years old but Windsor Castle is about 900.
Who would the places be interesting to visit for?
- Everybody who is fond of history.
- Tourists and students.
- Schoolchildren.
Why are they worth seeing?
-They tell us about history, culture and art in Britain.
- They help to understand English customs and traditions.
IV. Solving a problem.
Imagine, that we have only one day and we can visit only one place. Where
shall we go? Let’s vote. But you should prove your opinion.
Students stand in a line. Each of them must say where he or she would like to
go and explain why.
e.g. Student 1: I’d like to go to Windsor Castle because I’ve never seen the
Royal palace.
Student 2: I’m sure Hampton Court is worth visiting because it’s a jewel of
the Royal heritage.
Student 3: I suppose St. Albans is a “must” because it’s a Roman city. Etc.
T: The result is four students would like to visit Windsor Castle, three of you
have chosen Hampton Court and two students prefer to travel to St. Albans. So,
we’ll go to Windsor. Thank you for your choice.
V. Making a poster.
T: Imagine that a travel agency gave you the task to make posters to advertise
these places to attract tourists. Return to your "colour" groups. Each group will
draw a lot and make a poster (20-30 min).
Present your posters to the jury.
Groups put their posters on the blackboard and present them.
Group 1: Welcome to St. Albans!
It’s the best place to touch history!
It’s the shortest way from London!
It’s the tastiest local food!
It’s the nosiest street market!
Group 2: Windsor Castle is a “must”
You should go there very fast!
You will see the Royal treasures,
You will get the real pleasures!
Group 3: The highlight of your tour is Hampton Court.
It has beautiful surroundings, 400 years of history, and sumptuous
examples of decoration, furnishing and paintings, costume guides and
Tudor Kitchens. You’ll never forget it!
VI. Homework.
You are a guide. Tell about one of these places.
Write a letter to the travel agency to get information about the tour.
The name of the place
and where it is
How to get there
Sights to see (3)
What else you can do
there (2)
New words (5)