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Урок – Брейн-ринг «Письменники англомовних країн»

Objectives of the lesson:
- to practice pupils’ skills in oral speech
- to teach logical saying on the topic
- to develop pupils’ skills in dialogue speech and group work
- to widen pupils’ knowledge about English speaking writers
- to teach pupils to understand poetry
- to develop good taste

Equipment: a tape – recorder, cards, photos, pictures.

I Introduction
T.Today we’ll have an unusual lesson. It won’t be a lesson. It will be a competition. Do you feel like a competition?
I’m sure you do.
We have learned much about English-speaking writers. Here you can see an exhibition of books by English and American authors. If you have free time I advise you to read them.
Well, during the breaks between the rounds you will hear the poems.
If we want to express some tender emotions or the best within us we turn to the poetry. That’s why it will be heard in class today.
So we begin our competition. You have been splitted into 2 teams: Team A, Team B. I’d like to introduce our jury: our English teachers.

II All-round class discussion Teacher Team A
Team B
T. I’m going to ask you guestions. Answer them without any preparation. For each correct answer the team will get I point. So, 10 questions to each team.
1. Who inherited the title of Lord?
2. Who couldn’t walk for many years?
3. Who was baptised on the 26 th April?
4. Who fought for liberation of Italy and Greece?
5. Who was born in Scotland?
6. Who wrote plays and sonets?
7. Who was born in India?
8. Who wrote poem “A red red rose?
9. Who wrote “Romeo and Julet”?
10. Who wrote “Jungle book”?
11. Who was the first Englishman awarded the Nobel prize?
12. Who travelled very much?
13. Whose father was very poor but gave his son a good education?
14. Who was in love with a black lady?
15. Who looked after horses in the theatre?
16. Who was awarded the Order of the Friendship of Peoples?
17. Who wrote “Child Harold’s Pilgrimage”?
18. Who was a war correspondent?
19. Who was fond of English folk-songs and ballets?
20. Whose father was a glover?

While our jury is counting the points of the 1st round, listen to the poetry. “My Heart in the Highlands” by Pobert Burns.

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands, a – chasing a deer
A chasing the wild deer, and following the roe –
My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I go.

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North.
Her birthplace of valour, the contry of,
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove<
The hills of the Highland for ever I love.

Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow,
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below,
Farewell to the forests and wild hanging woods,
Farewell to the torrents and laud-pouring floods.

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands, a- chasing a deer
A chasing the wild deer, and following the roe –
My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I go.

III T. Now the second round “Choose an author as you choose a friend”. Listen to the information about writers and guess who this writer is.
For each correct answer you’ll get I point.

Team A: He is an American writer. He wrote wonderful poems and tales about his life and work. He travelled very much. He was awarded the Nobel prize.

Team B: He is an English poet. He left the country never to return. He took an active part in political life of the country. He liberated Italy and Greece.

Team A: He is an English writer and poet. He wrote many sonets. He was born in a rich family and got a good education. He was an actor in his own theatre.

Team B: He is not a poet. He is a writer. He loved nature. He wrote many stories about animals. He made some trips about Australia. He was a war correspondent.

IY Brainstorming around proverbs.
T. We learned many proverbs about books.
You will be given the cards. Your task is to match these cards to compose a proverb.
Books Sourse Book Friends
Knowledge Books Like Don’t
By Are Choose As
Its The Like Are
A Of Friend Choose
Best Author You Author
Our Book Cover A
An Judge

Key Books are sourse of knowledge.
Choose an author as you choose a friend.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Books are our best friends.
Like author like book.

T. Now the poetry again. “A red red rose”/
A red red rose
O my luve’s like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June,
O my luve’s like the melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.-

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I,
And I will love thee still, my Dear,
Till a’the seas gang dry.-

Till a’the seas gang dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt wi’the sun,
I will love thee still, my Dear,
While the sands o’life shall run.-

And fare thee well, my only luve!
And fare thee weel, a while!
And I will come again, my luve,
Tho’it were ten thousand mile! –

Y T. Both teams prepared questions. For correct answer you’ll get 1 point.
Team A . Where did W. Shakespeare spend his childhood?
Where was W. Shakespeare buried?
What popular American writers do you know?

Team B. What do you know about the child hood of A. Marshal?
What poem brought Byron fame and universal acclaim?
What popular English writers do you know?

We are going to listen to the poetry again. The poem by George Byron

When I dream that you love me, you’ll surely forgive
Extend not your anger to sleep
For in visions alone your affection can live,-
I rise, and it leaves me to weep

Then, Morpheus! Envelope my faculties fast,
Shed o’er me your languor be nign
Shoud the dream of to- night but recemble the last,
What rapture celestial is mine!

Ah, from not, sweet lady, unbed your soft brow,
Nor deem me too happy in this
If I sin in my dreamtatone for it now
Thus doom’d but to gaze upon bliss.

YI Logical Saying on the Topic
T. Now our next round. You’ll choose a card with a name of a writer.
Tell us about this writer. ( pupils work in groups)

Listen to the poem “A Chopin Waltz”

A Chohin waltz… Who hasn’t played one once?
And who not listened? Can there be lips
That never parted in a whimsical smile
Or erge that not a spark lit for a moment
In half regret, half tenderly from love
On hearing melodies a bit coquettish,
as sad as twilight-close of golden day,
Or burning as a kiss that seems unending.

YII Now, our next competitions “Wordsquare”
In this wordsquare there are surnames of the English speaking writers.
The poem by Robert Frost
Some say the word will end in fire
Some say in ice
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire
But if it hat to perish twice
I thin I know enough of hate
I say that for destruction ice
It also great
And would suffice.

YIII Listening and Comprehension
Charles Dickens, one of the greatest and most popular English novelist was born on the 7 th of February, 1812, in a small English town. He was a weak child and did not take part in noisy and active games. The little boy was very clever and learned to read at an early age, he read a lot of books in his childhood, when he was about six, someone took him to the theatre for the first time. He saw a play by Shakespeare and liked it so much that he decided to write a play of his own. When it was ready he performed it with some of his friends Everybody enjoyed the performance and the little writer felt very happy. When Dickens was nine years old, the family moved to London where they lived in an old house in the suburbs. They had a very hard life. There were several younger children in the family besides Charles. The future writer could not even go to school because at that time his father was in the Marshalsea Debtor’s Prison. Those were the most unhappy days of all Charles’ life. The boy worked from early morning till late at night to help his family.
Charles was only able to start going to school when he was nearly 12.
Listen to the text on the tape. Try to remember all the details. Read the statements if it is true, put + , if it is false, put - .
1. Ch. Dickens is an American novelist.
2. He was a weak child and didn’t take part in noisy and active games.
3. He enjoyed the theatre.
4. He didn’t read a lot in childhood.
5. Ch. Dickens wrote the plays of his own.
6. Dicken’s family had a very hard life.
7. His father was in prison.
8. He started going to school when he was 7.

IX Summing – up
X Home Assignment: write a composition on the topic “My Favourite


Куран Ірина Миколаївна,вчительанглійської мови, остерська гвмназія Чернігівської області


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