“MEMORY IS THE TREASURY AND GUARDIAN OF ALL THINGS”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Time: 45 minutes
• to involve students in talking and discussion encouraging free expression of opinions and ideas;
• to develop students’ speaking, reading and listening skills;
• to broaden students’ general outlook;
• to prepare students to independent testing;
• to put emphasis on the importance of commemoration.
I. INRODUCTION. WARM UP.
Language is the dress of thoughts (Samuel Johnson)
A thing well said will be wit in all languages (Dryden)
Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind (Rudyard Kipling) He is describing the ability of a person to use words to change the way another person thinks and feels, to influence that person to do or feel things that are not normal for that person — just as drugs would do.
England and America are two countries separated by the same language
English is a language that came from nowhere to conquer the world
- Why do you learn English for?
- to be better educated
- to travel abroad
- to get a good job
- to be familiar with social and cultural life in other countries
- to be able to participate in conversations with English-speakers
“MEMORY IS THE TREASURY AND GUARDIAN OF ALL THINGS” Marcus Tullius Cicero Here is one more popular expression for you to guess the topic of the lesson. The students’ ideas are collected and listed in a form of a spider-gram.
MODEL: Today we’ll probably speak about …
If the students fail to guess the topic, they are asked to guess it using the letters:
Answer: REMEMBERING THE PAST
2. Checking the hometask Monuments
3. Matching.Pair-work. Students are asked to match the given definitions with the words
a) a person who tells soldiers what to do – officer
b) people who fight on the same side as you – comrades
c) a place where soldiers fight – battlefield
d) people injured or killed in a battle – casualties
e) a situation in which countries or groups of people fight against each other - war
f) periods of fighting – conflicts
g) red flowers - poppies
1. Picture-based discussion. The teacher asks the students to look at the picture and say what they know about that monument.
The monument is a war memorial in London called the Cenotaph. It commemorates all soldiers who have died in wars in which Britain has fought
2. The teacher asks the students to pay attention to the fact file they have to complete after watching a video
1. The teacher asks the students to read the title of the text
Read the text. Fill the gaps. Ask the questions to this text
teacher divides students into three groups
• first group acts out a dialogue about the text
• second group chooses the correct answers in ex 5 p 16
• third group works with cards
1. The teacher asks the students to read the text
• presentation of the results
VIII. ANALYSING THE POEM “IN FLANDERS FIELDS”
- Reading and listening in pairs
- Vocabulary in the poem
- Complete the sentences
- Listen to the poem and complete the missing words
- answer the questions, share your ideas to class
IX. LESSON SUMMARY
• The lesson is discussed by all members of the group.
X. HOME ASSIGNMENT
• Learn the poem “In Flanders fields” by heart