Конспект урока "How to Understand Foreigners: Russian Soul and British Character" 10 класс

Для иллюстрации хода обучения приведем конспекты двух уроков в 10 классе из
раздела How Different the World Is?’ (Как разнообразен мир!) на темы: How to Understand
Foreigners: Russian Soul and British Character (“Как понять иностранцев: русская душа и
британский характер”) и ‘East or West Home is BestВосток ли, запад ли, а дома лучше»).
Конспект урока № 1
Место урока: 5 урок в разделе‘How Different the World Is?’ и 1 урок по теме “How to
Understand Foreigners: Russian Soul and British Character”.
Цель урока: научить учащихся рассказывать о россиянах и британцах
Задачи урока:
Образовательные (предметные):
- обучение умению в говорении;
- обучение социобикультурной компетенции;
- формирование лексических навыков;
- формирование навыков в письменной речи;
- формирование навыков в аудировании;
- формирование навыков в чтении;
Развивающие (метапредметные) - развитие способностей сопоставлять российскую и
британскую культуры;
- развитие умения выделять общие и специфические черты каждой из культур;
- развитие умения обосновать свою точку зрения.
Воспитательные (личностные):
- воспитание толерантности, положительного отношения к британской культуре;
- воспитание уважительного отношения к культуре родной страны, более глубокое
осознание своей родной культуры;
- формирование социобикультурной компетенции.
Оснащение: компьютер, мультимедийный проектор, слайд-проект, магнитофон, наглядный
материал, кроссворд, раздаточный материал
Plan of the lesson (План урока)
1. Warming- up activity
2. Tasks on quick wits
3. Crossword puzzle
4. Stories about the British
5. Introduction of new words
6. Writing activity
7. Listening- comprehension
8. Reading- comprehension
9. Culture match
10. Singing a song.
11. Giving homework.
12. Conclusion
I. Начало урока
1) Организационный момент
Hello, dear boys and girls!
I’m happy to see you. Take your seats and let’s start our lesson which is devoted today to the
topic “How to understand foreigners “. We are going to speak, write, read and listen about British
and Russian people.
2) Прогнозирование темы урока
Учащиеся просматривают видеоролики о британцах и россиянах, после просмотра
высказывают свои предположения, о чем пойдет речь на уроке, догадываются о теме урока и
о цели урока.
Тема урока: How to Understand Foreigners: Russian Soul and British Character(“Как понять
иностранцев: русская душа и британский характер”)
3) Pечевая зарядка:
Could you answer this question? What should we know about foreigners?
What are your views I wonder.
P1 We should know English language.
P2 We should know about their country.
P3 We should know about their character.
P4 We should know their customs and traditions.
T You are absolutely right.
Travelling to all corners of the world gets easier & easier. We live in a global village, but
how well do we know & understand each other? You should know a character of people of a
country where you are going to travel. As we learn English & we ourselves Russians I would like to
compare British & Russian characters. Today we’ll pay attention to the differences between British
and Russian characters.
Understanding the differences and similarities between people and their characters is the
first step to bridging them. This will help you learn more about boundless Russian soul and will
show up some priorities and values, that influence British general way of living. This will help you
understand the British better.
II. Проверка домашнего задания.
At home you were to answer the question “What generalizations do people from your country make
about the British?”
P1: British people have a slightly patronizing attitude to foreigners.
The British are considered to be not very sociable people.
P2: The British are said to be polite and well-mannered people.
P3: British people have the reputation of being shy and reserved with strangers.
T: Is it true?
P4: This is not always true. Of course, some are shy and reserved with strangers, and some are shy
and reserved with everybody.
T: Does it prove that we shouldn’t make generalizations about people?
P5: There are some generalizations that are probably true. The British don’t like answering
questions about the details of their lives. You must never ask them how much money they earn, or
how old they are.
T: Who wants to add something?
P6: As far as I know, only officials can ask questions like that; that is perhaps why the British don’t
really like officials.
P6: Englishmen tend to be rather conservative, they love familiar things.
P7: The English are practical and realistic, prudent and careful about almost everything.
T: They say «Prevention is better than cure».
Everything is orderly the lawns and the trees are neatly trimmed.
III. Актуализация знаний.
Повторение пройденного материала.
But before we begin to compare the British and the Russians, let us remember that the last
lesson we’ve learned some interesting facts about the British. What do you remember? Let’s see
what you know about the British.
Are the following causes true or false?
British people don’t keep their customs
England’s coastline affected the English character
Englishman’s home is his castle
The British started the fashion for seaside holidays (Nobody in Britain lives more than
120km from the sea. Many families prefer to drive to the warm south and camp in
comfortable campsites.
British people considered travelling waste of time
Let’s do the Britain Quiz.
Read the task and put necessary word into crossword.
a) the British have a good sense of…
b) citizens of Britain
c) for British people it is more important than enjoyment
d) a king or a queen
e) restrained; unemotional; the fact that one person is better, more powerful than another
IV. Изучение нового материала
Ознакомление с новой лексикой и ее тренировка.
This time the task is more difficult: you have to match the words with their definitions. Take
a pencil, connect the line.
1) hard-working a) tender; easily affected
2) polite b) calm; inactive
3) generous c) reserved; uncomfortable in the presence of others
4) shy d) working too much and too often
5) quiet e) having good manners; well-bred (the most important words:
please, thank you, excuse me, sorry)
6) sensitive f) not mean; ready to give freely
Which of the adjectives best matches each description?
1. Kolya never makes much noise. ----------------
2. Tanya does a lot of overtime. ----------------
3. Vadim hates talking to strangers. --------------
4. Dima likes giving people things. --------------
5. Vera has very good manners. ----------------
6. Natasha has a tender heart, she is easily moved to pity. --------------
Which personality traits do you think are typical of Russians and the British?
P1: Russians are generous and sensitive people.
P2: The British are quiet, hard-working, shy and polite people.
Развитие навыков письма.
In the next part of our lesson you’ll write about yourself.
Choose four adjectives and make up sentences to describe yourself.
Be honest ! Sign your papers. Ученики пишут. Your time’s up.
Развитие навыков аудирования.
Two foreigners visited Russia. Listen to the tape and decide what kind of information do the
foreigners give you? What is their opinion about this country?
Use the words from the list to complete the gaps.
Listening. Ученики слушают.
What kind of information does the tape give you? There are three variants, choose the correct one.
- about Russian holidays
- about Russian people
- about Russian sport
2) Use the words from the list to complete the gaps.
a) Russians are not from the other Europeans. They also … to travel, …with others, have life’s
pleasure, and give their all to sports.
b) In Russia I’m often struck, sometimes dazzled by of people’s souls and in their hearts.
Since my first visit I many people who … me deeply. In some cases I by their or and..
associate have touched self- sacrifice sensitivity
the beauty the kindness was moved different
have met like generosity
Say what you have listened about Russian people.
Развитие навыков чтения.
The Russians have a great proverb, attributed to their own character. It sounds like this:
Russian soul is a fathomless mystery. It does not mean that the Russians themselves cannot
understand what they want, what priorities they have etc. But for some foreigners it becomes very
difficult to understand Russian lifestyle and habits. The reason of such incomprehension is in
Russian character, which is a bit different from American or European ones.
Let’s read about it. Then be ready to choose the best title for the article.
The Russian character
The Russian spacious soul
The material wealth of Russia
The Russian landscape
Pay attention to some new words from the text: pettiness , greediness, spacious soul, tough-minded,
shrewd, material possessions, unreliable thing
“A generous nature” or “shyrokaya dusha” will be the first thing to hear from a Russian if
asked about the Russian national character. Russian people are generous people, just like their land.
Russian people value generosity. The vastness of their land implies their full-handedness. Being
fond of making handsome gestures, they enjoy surprising their friends and guests with generous
gifts and regales. Even if the hosts are having hard times, they will do their best to treat their guests
well. Naturally, the same generosity is expected from you - and it should be sincere. Pettiness and
greediness are considered real sins here. Counting expenses on friendly meetings or checking the
bill in a restaurant will seem petty.
Let’s see what you have got for the heading.
V. Закрепление и обобщение материала урока.
What have you learnt today? Sum up our knowledge and decide
Which words would you choose to characterize the Russians and the British?
Go to the blackboard and fill in the table. Your words should be different.
Работа в группах.
Make a short report about Russian and British pupils.
Составление учащимися кратких рассказов о жизни российских и британских школьников.
VI. Подведение итогов.
You all did a good job today. I want to thank you for your participation. I give you only
good and excellent marks today. Moreover I want to say that I’ m happy and proud of having such
clever pupils as you.
VII. Рефлексия. Домашнее задание.
Imagine that you are a special correspondent from the Russian newspaper “Arguments and
Facts”. What would you write about the Russians and the British. Your hometask is on the screen.
Please, write it down in your copybooks. Do you have any questions?
Now appreciate your work. Оцените свою работу на уроке.
Did you like the theme of the
Did you enjoy yourself?
Did you work hard?
Did you like to work in groups?
Did you get useful information?
Did you like the video?