План-конспект уроку на тему: "Школа" / School. School life
The theme of the lesson: School. School life
- to develop students’ language skills using interactive forms (interview, discussion);
- to promote students’ creativity, to motivate students in expressing their opinions on the problems under discussion;
- to tech students to find specific information in the text;
- to develop students’ skills in giving opinions.
Equipment: picture, spidergram, everyday phrases.
T: Good morning everybody. So nice to see you. Everybody looks wonderful today. I suppose. Is it so? Make a compliment to each other.
Ps. You look great/ perfect/ wonderful/ terrific/ stylish/ cool/ excellent/ fantastic/ cute/ charming/ attractive/ today.
Answer: thank you/ so do you/ Thank a lot/ Many thanks/ Thank so much/ My sincere thanks/ How kind it was of you/ You are so thoughtful/ so do you.
2. A talk about pupils’ mood
T: The compliments are made and I think everybody is OK. How are you? Pupils answer the teacher’s question.
P1. I’m fantastic because I am at school and I am having an English lesson now. To be frank English is my favourite lesson. I like all subjects, but…
P2. Oh, I’m quite well, because Lera invited me to her birthday. She’ll be 13. Her birthday parties are always interesting, merry and unusual. Moreover, her Mum cooks a lot of tasty things. Mm… They are fantastic.
P3. I’m never better, because it is spring now. I like this season greatly because it is season of first flowers, first thunderstorms and blossoming fruit trees. It is the season of love, hopes and joy. In one word, it is a magic season. And I can’t but feel well.
P4. Personally I am OK, because school year is coming to the end. I am so tired of going to school, doing lessons, learning something by heart, reading, writing. Of course, I like school, but…
P5. Can’t complain. The weather is fine, school is coming to the end and we are on eve of summer holidays. At last I will be able to do everything. I wish: to get up late, not to go to school and think of school problems. It’s so great.
3. Acquainting with the theme of the lesson
T. I’m glad, that you are OK and are ready for the lesson. The theme of our lesson today is “School” . You’ll be involved into a discussion, concerning school problems expressing your own point of view using everyday phrases. You will practice in reading, listening, writing.
II. The main part of the lesson
1. Warming up
We’ll begin our lesson with speech drills. Answer my questions.
- What’s yours name/ family name?
- Are you a pupil? Is it good to be a pupil?
- Do you go to school?
- What school do you study at?
- Is your school big or small?
- How old is it?
- Is it far from your house?
- How often do you go to school?
- How many floors does it have?
- Is it school of a new type?
- How is it called?
- What is your school like?
- Where is it situated?
- Are there many classrooms in it?
- What subjects do you study?
- Do you like school?
2. Describing school
T. I see, you like your school. Today at the lesson some quest are present. I guess, it would be interesting for them to get some information about our school.
P1. So to go begin with I’d like to say that our school is very old. It was built long before the war, in 1933 and was the evident of many historic events. The main of them was the Great Patriotic War. Those were hard times for our people and for our school. It was used as a horse it was ruined and rebuilt. And people came here to pray. They wished peace and happiness and their dreams came true.
P2. Some years ago we celebrated its 70th anniversary. Trough it was founded more than 70 years ago it looks quite well. It is a four-storeyed building of a typical design and stands in a large yard. Aptly, the yard is very beautiful, especially in spring, when the trees are in blossom. There are always a lot of birds in spring here. They make their nests and sing merry songs. Behind the school there is a sport ground, where we have our PT lessons when the weather is fine.
P3. The ground floor of our school as in most schools is for juniors pupils. They are so lively and active that there is always much noise there. There is also a library with great amount of books and magazines and a dining-room where we can have a snack. The pride of our school, ecological museum, is on the ground floor too. Besides, there is gymnasium, where the pupils are always welcome. Our school administration wants us to be healthy and if something is wrong we can go to the doctor’s room which is here too.
P4. The first floor is occupied by classes, studying different subjects: Mathematics, Russian, Music, Geography. On the right there is the headmaster’s room, staff-head’s room, teacher’s room. Of course, I can’t but say words about our dancing hall. It is large, light and sunny. All our parties take place here. On the second and third floors there are rooms for English, Physics, Chemistry, Ukrainian and German. They are equipped with necessary devices and literature. It’s interesting to study there.
P5. Special attention should be paid to our computer classes. They have everything for conducting computing. By the way it is the most favourite lesson in our school. And, of course, speaking about our school I can’t but stress that the pupils are pride of our school. They have good knowledge of all subjects. They take a part in different Olympiads, competitions, contests and show good results. That’s why we can’t but love our school. We are proud of its classrooms and corridors full of sunshine and we try to keep them tidy and clean. And we’ll be indebted to our teachers and school for the rest of our lives.
T. A you see our school is really pride and glory of our teachers and pupils. Our classrooms are really beautiful, clean, spacious, full of sunlight. Everyone who visits our school for the first time admires its hospitality, warmness, friendship, and is impressed by classrooms which are like gardens because of many plants. And it is really so.
3. Listening to the story “The Bible”
Once upon a time there lived a young man and his father. The young man’s name is Bill. Bill was from a rich family and he was about to graduate from high school. The people who lived next to him were rich. His classmates were rich. And there was a tradition to give an automobile after graduating from school.
Bill and his father had spent many months looking at cars and at last they found the perfect car. Bill was sure that his father would give him a car on graduation night.
On the eve of graduation Bill’s father gave him not a car, but a gift-wrapped book. It was Bible. The boy was angry and disappointed. He threw the Bible down and ran out of the house. He and his father never saw each other. And only after his father’s death he came home again to live there.
One day going through his father’s possessions he saw the Bible. He opened the book to find money or check, dated of the day of this graduation. But in vain. Time passed. Sometimes he took the Bible and read. Soon he understood that Bible was a treasure. It was a great value.
4. Debates on the text heard.
T. What is main idea of this story?
What were Bible’s values?
Did he realize his mistake?
What would you do if you were Bill?
P1. On the one hand I understand him because it was the tradition and the car was chosen it’s a pity, but on the other hand he shouldn’t be so desperate, because what you lose on the swings you again on the roundabouts.
P3. I think that his father was right. Of course would be charming to have a car, and he could wish for nothing better, but his father thought about his future and I think Bible was just in place here.
P4. I stick to your opinion. I guess that his choice was right. Bible is more important, because it contains a lot of use full advices and helps to find the way out. It’s a real value.
T. look at the blackboard and tell which values are most important for you.
P2. If I were Bill I would be upset. Tradition is tradition. And bargain is a bargain.
And what about school? Why?
P1. We can’t do without school.
P2. School gives us knowledge of different subjects.
5. Why do we need knowledge?
P1. We need knowledge to be good workers
To build, to design, to create
We need knowledge to be good soldiers
To defend our Motherland.
P2. On September morning day
Feeling fresh and cool
With a lonely bunch of flowers
I go to get knowledge at school.
P3. I take my bag to school with me
I need some pencils too
I need knowledge to be clean
And what about you?
P4. My books and copy-books are clean
And I’m tidy too
I always have my clothes clean
And what about you?
P5. I always listen to my teachers
I do my lessons every day too
I want to have good education
And what about you?
P6. I come to school not to run and jump
As some of the pupils do
I come to learn, to get something new
And have success in life.
T. Obviously, we go to school to get knowledge, because without them we can’t get success in life, we can’t be good specialists. And we should always remember that “Success comes in cans, failure in can’ts”.
6. Proverbs about knowledge, education.
Live and learn
Knowledge is power
Knowledge is power.
Knowledge is wealth
It’s never too late to learn
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens
A little learning is a dangerous thing
Learn young, learn fair
Repetition is the mother of learning
Better untaught than ill taught
A child uneducated is a child lost
Learning today touches tomorrow
Learning is the beginning of wealth/ health/ spirituality
He who has knowledge, rules the word
Knowledge is a hard nut to crack
The fate of empire depends on education of youth.
T. Children spend a large part of their life at school. But do they like it? Some pupils really like going to school, others go to school because it is a necessity. What do you think about this problem. Is school joy or burden?
P1. School? To be honest, school is everything for me. I like my school very much. I can’t imagine my life without it. I think that education is very important now. I like studying because I learn something new, useful about the usual things. I’ve never heard before. This broadens my outlook, and makes me happy because I can become an educated person.
P2. Well, I like to go to school, but not only to study. I like to meet my friends and to take part in different out-of-class activities. There are a lot of clubs of interest in our school. As for me, I take part in our sport sport club “Victoriya”. All this helps me in my studies. I become fit and healthy. I’m sure school is joy.
P3. Personally I like school because it is associated with my friends. Aptly, I have a lot of them at school. We spent much time together not only at school, but after classes as well. I am proud of my friends, because they are clever, kind, generous and always ready to give a helping hand. That’s why is it joy for me to go to school.
P5. School? Just the other way around. Only this makes me really feel upset. It’s a burden for me because I don’t like it at all, because I don’t think there is sense in learning poems, reading dull books. I don’t think all this will be useful for me. School is burden.
P4. It would be in place here to stay, that school is our “home from home”. I have many kind teachers. I like to get good marks. The lessons are always exciting, interesting, cognitive and I enjoy them. I’m sure school is joy.
P6. I sick to your opinion. My parents keep telling me that I should study hard to become an educated person. But I think school isn’t for me. The classes are boring and it’s rather difficult for me to listen to the teachers and sit still because I’m too active, energetic. I don’t know what to do during the lessons. I draw, play jokes, make faces and what not to make classmates laugh.
P7. Of course, burden. I don’t like going to school either. I don’t like going to school either. As for me, I have problems with my teachers. They are so annoying. They never give me good marks. They only cry, make notices. I don’t like them either. I hate learning and teachers.
T. As you see there are pros and cons. Some like school, others don’t. and what is the reason in most cases? As it was mentioned above – teachers.
T. Our correspondents conducted a survey. They asked the students to tell some words about their teachers, what they don’t like about their teachers.
C. The teachers demand too much.
The teachers often shout, become angry.
They humiliate the pupils sometimes.
Some teachers are very strict.
Others are rude and nervous.
The lessons are boring, not interesting.
Some pupils don’t pay attention to pupil’s behaviour.
The pupils become noisy, talkative and good pupils can’t get good knowledge.
Of course, the teachers want their children to be literate, educated. It’s not an open secret, that most children do their lessons unwillingly, in a slipshod manner. Sometimes they are not ready at all or work fits and starts. And no wonder that teachers become nervous, still more strict. And sometimes the lessons are doomed to fail. That is a nice thing to say. It’s a pity, but…
T. And our second correspondent was asked to conduct a survey what a good teacher is like. But I want the pupils answer this question themselves first.
P1. My feeling is that the teacher should love children first of all.
P2. She would understand students, be attentive to them, calm, fair and frank.
P3. A good teacher should be intelligent, devoted to his profession, experienced, full of ideas.
P4. A good teacher should help pupils, communicate with them, give advice and have a good sense of humour.
P5. I would say that a good teacher should explain material well, should be able to convince, introduce some new activities, and play jokes. Personally I am sure that all teachers working in our school are just the same. That’s why I go to school willingly with great interest. Our teachers are our friends. They are always ready to lend a helping hand, to find the way out. To be frank I am proud of our school and our teachers.
9. School rules
T. You see, we spoke about school, about teachers, what they should be like. But we didn’t touch upon pupils, their role in the process of studying, and it is very important, because they influence the process of studying as well and they should know what they must and mustn’t do at school. In one word they should know school rules. And do you know school rules? (Pupils answer what they must and mustn’t do)
- be polite with teachers
- arrive at school in time
- listen to the teachers attentively
- work hard with their lessons
- be quiet in the corridor
- have all school belongings
- wear school uniform.
- chew a chewing gum
- stand on their heads in the corridor
- wear make-up and decorated at school
- laugh at the lesson
T. Well, you know all school rules, but I guess, you can agree with me, that not all pupils observe them and sometimes they get into funny situations and look odd.
(Stories, anecdotes, jokes from school life)
T. Speaking about school rules you touched upon question of school uniform. Pupils should wear school uniform, you said. Do we have school uniform in our school? Do you like it? Why? Why not? Is it interesting for you if there is school uniform in other countries?
Reading the text “What school children wear in Great Britain” and discussion the text.
- Do British pupils wear school uniform?
- What colour are they?
- What do boys/ girls wear?
10. School ideal
T. How do you imagine an ideal school?
P1. I see cozy, spacious building with large windows, where it is warm and cozy ever in winter.
P2. I think school should be equipped with computers, Internet, slide-films for faithful work of students.
P3. I can’t imagine lessons without excursions to the plants during the lessons of chemistry and physics and to different countries during the lessons of Geography and English.
P4. There will be only 5 or 6 lessons. The students will choose them according to their interests and importance.
P5. I’d like the classes with fewer pupils.
P6. I suppose ideal school should have international exchange problems for pupils.
P7. The school I would like should have a swimming-pool.
P8. The school will have 5 floors and there would be a lift to takes us up.
P9. I’d like ideal school with some playgrounds and gymnasiums: for the young children and for the senior forms.
T. An of course, speaking about school we can’t but touch upon our English language. Learning a foreign language is very important nowadays because it is an international language. Her are some things which people have said about learning a foreign language. Do you agree or disagree with them?
(Doing exercise 22 page 127.)
Ex. 9 p 130.
Англійська мова та література. – 2009. - №3. – С.13-15.
Мартинова Н. М., гімназія №1, м. Донецьк
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