Конспект урока "Мир вокруг нас" 7 класс

Косицына Вера Ивановна,
учитель английского языка МБОУ Гимназия № 1 им. А.С. Пушкина
г. Южно-Сахалинска
Разработка урока в 7 классе по теме «Мир вокруг нас» по УМК О.В. Афанасьевой и
И.В. Верещагиной. Дополнительный материал по теме для развития навыка чтения.
Supplementary reading over the theme “The World around us is wonderful”
Theme: “Scientists Study Lake Mystery”
1. Intensive reading (reading carefully for complete, detailed comprehension)
2. Making guesses about the meaning of words by looking at the surrounding words or
situation (contextual guessing)
1. Broaden students’ vocabulary and practice oral speech
2. Master skills of reading
3. Increase of English studying motivation
4. Develop students’ attention, memory and initiative
5. Review Past Simple prepositions.
Target group’s needs: Children of 13-14 and intermediate level, interested in Geography and
Problem: vocabulary isn’t enough for good comprehension.
Selection of the text: content, vocabulary, grammar.
I. Greetings
Morning! How’s everything?
II. Warm-up
Have you ever read about something unusual or strange?
III. Choice and sequencing of tasks:
Pre-reading tasks:
1. Look at the map and answer the questions:
What country do you see on the map?
Do you know what Oregon is?
Can you guess why Crater Lake is pointed on the map?
2. Look at the title of the text. Discuss with another student what you might expect to find
in the text.
3. Now think of 6 or so words that you might expect to find in this text and write them
While-reading tasks:
1. Read the text and check whether the words you predicted in appear or not.
2. Find words or phrases in the text which here mean the same as:
3. True or False
o The scientists didn’t find any surprises in Crater Lake.
o They saw towering cliffs near the bottom of the lake.
o The scientists know a lot about what is causing the cloudiness.
o Warm water is coming into the lake from underground hot springs.
Post-reading tasks:
1. Write down all the words and expressions used to describe the Mystery of Crater Lake.
2. Write a sentence in your own words summarizing the scientists’ conclusion.
3. Find out any other mysterious facts in the world.
IV. Reading Strategies:
Start reading without panicking
Find the sentences that contain the main idea
Think of other words you already know that are similar to the unknown words
you come across
Look at the title, map before reading
V. Integration with other skills: speaking, writing.
VI. Assignment: Try to find out information from other books about Lake Baikal.
Text “Scientists Study Lake Mystery”
Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the USA. It also has the clearest water of any lake in the
Each year about a half-million people visit Crater Lake in Oregon. Some people take boats
onto the lake and look down into the beautiful blue water. The water is so clear that people might
see fish swimming at about 100 feet deep. On most lakes people can see things only about 10
feet deep.
Five years ago people noticed that the water in Crater Lake was beginning to look cloudy. No
one knew why. The U.S. Government asked scientists to solve the mystery.
This summer the scientists went down into the lake to find out what is causing the cloudiness.
The scientists used a tiny submarine. They explored the lake and become the first people to see
the bottom of Crater Lake.
The scientists found some surprises in Crater Lake. They saw towering cliffs near the bottom
of the lake. Hanging from one cliff was a large tree that had fallen into the lake. The scientists
saw the floor of the lake covered with tall mossy plants. One scientist saw holes that might have
been made by worms.
The scientists also found warm water at the bottom of Crater Lake. The warm water makes
scientists believe water is coming into the lake from underground hot springs. Scientists believe
the warm water is causing the cloudiness.
The History of Crater Lake
About 7,000 years ago a volcano erupted. The
powerful eruption caused the volcano to cave in. The
top of the volcano fell into the center of the volcano.
A giant hole or crater was formed.
Many years later the crater became filled with
water from rain and snow. A lake was formed.
People named it Crater Lake and made the land
around the lake into a national park.