Конспект уроку з теми «Мистецтво» / "Virtual visit to the museum"

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  • to enrich students' vocabulary on the topic "The World of Painting";
  • to develop students' reading, listening and speaking skills;
  • to provide students with additional information about famous Ukrainian museums and painters;
  • to consolidate the knowledge used in History and Arts lessons.



T: Dear friends, today we'll continue to study the topic The World of Painting". The quotes describe the impor­tance of the whole process for a person called painter.

These quotes reflect the painter's energy. It includes labour, material and equipment; drying and protection of the painted surfaces and property.

It may also be a series of operations that includes sur­face preparation, pretreatment, and application of paints to surfaces, whether in the shop or in the field. Do you know any painting quotes or proverbs?

(Students read the quotes)

"The fellow mixes blood with his colours."

Guida Rent

"Painting with all its technicalities, difficulties, and peculiar ends, is nothing but a noble and expressive Jaîiguage^mvaluabie as the vehicle -of; thought, but by itself nothing,"

John Raskin

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."

Henry Ward Beecher

"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands."

Michelangelo Buonarroti

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

Pablo Picasso

"Painting is silent poetry; and poetry is painting with the gift of speech."


"Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend."

John Singer Sargent

"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through."

Jackson Pollock

"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence transform a yellow spot into the sun."

Pablo Picasso

"A  picture is a poem without words."




T: Art is actually all around you, in every shape and form. Many people prefer going to museums to watching TV. Why do people go to museums and art galleries?

(Students ask and answer the questions)

1.Why do people go to museums or galleries?

2.Which famous museums do you know?

3.Which of them have you visited?

 4. Exposition of which museum would you like to see?

5.What makes people create works of art?

6.What makes people collect them?

7.  What makes people go to see them in museums and
other places?   

2.                LISTENING

Before listening

T: If you have never been to museums you have missed a lot. What did you miss? A number of things: from ancient books in Ireland to modern architecture in Spain.

Let's go to the museum. Do you know where they are? Match the famous museums with their home places.


The National Gallery




The  Museum  of Western  and Oriental Art




The   Museum   of   One   Street Exhibition Hall




The State Tretiakov Gallery




The Louvre




The Uffizi - Renaissance Art Hall of Fame




The Prado




The British Museum




The Vatican Museum




T: Look at the following pictures. They are the reproductions of famous painters. But they are cut out into 5 pats. Can you glue these parts together to save them?

(Students work together to understand what pictures these re and glue to make them complete)

T: What pictures are they? Do you know what museum keeps them?

(The pictures are n productions of Kyiv Museum of West­ern and Oriental Art)


While listening

T: Listen to the text and be ready to answer the question who the museum was named after?



The Museum, of Art named after Bohdan and Varvara Kharienko was founded in 1919 on the basis of their pri­vate museum. The museum is also called the Museum of Western and Oriental Art. Now it keeps one of the best collections of foreign art in Ukraine.

From 1919 the number of exhibits has been more than 13 times increased. Visitors can view many remarkable samples of foreign art: Ancient Greek, Roman, Italian, French, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Egyptian, etc,

Famous founders of museum's collections were Boh­dan Khanenko and his wife Varvara. They always dreamt to open the public museum of art. In Kyiv, Finally their dream came true.

The collection of the museum consists of 25 thousand 'of exhibits and is considered to be the biggest foreign art collection in Ukraine,

Among the museum's collection there are real fine ail masterpieces. There is, for example, the world-famous work of Diego Velazquez, The Portrait of Infanta Margaret, located in the Spanish hall of the museum.

The famous portrait appeared in Kyiv after Bohdan Khanenko had purchased it in Berlin on the sale of Hamburg council Weber’s collections. The presentation of the painting in Kyiv was arranged very mysteriously.

Khanenko hadn't informed the guests of the banquet about the true reasons. When the curtain was taken away from Velasquez’ masterpiece, the audience was really im­pressed. The picture created a real excitement in cultural life of that time Kyiv.

The building of the museum was constructed under the project of a famous architect from Saint Petersburg F Meltzer in the 80s of the 19th century. Then it was re­constructed and decorated several times according to the plans of the Khanenko family.

This building is considered to be the shell and the architectural addition to the great art collections of the Khanenko family.

So, Kyiv Museum of Western and Oriental Art is fa­mous not only in Ukraine but also for abroad.

After listening

1.  Answer the questions.

1.Have you heard these names before?

2.Whose family was the museum named after?

3.What is another name of his museum?

4.When was it founded?

5.Who designed the draft of the museum building?

2. Find facts about the dates and numbers.

1. The Museum of Art was founded in ...


 b) 1991

c) the 19th century

2.  The number of exhibits has been increased more
than ...

a)30 times

b)3 times

c)13 times

3.  The collection of the museum is considered to be
the biggest foreign art collection in Ukraine and has ....

a)25 thousands of exhibits

b)from 2 to 5 thousand of exhibits

c)more than 50 thousand of exhibits

Key: 1-a; 2-c; 3-a.

3. Act out the situation.

T: Assume that you are Bohdan and Varvara Khanrnko. Make up a conversation about the foundation of the mu­seum and its reasons.

Discuss the place of the museum, the pictures you would buy for the collection, and the architect who would make the draft of the museum building.

3.   Group work

T: You have visited the Museum of Western and Oriental Art virtually.  Write an acrostic describing the founders of the museum or your impressions after seeing real fine art masterpieces.

Read it in front of the class.

(Students write and read the acrostic)
















T: Act out a dialogue with a partner about visiting the Museum of Western and Oriental Art according to the plan.

The tasks for student 1:

-   mention the time, place and street where this mu­seum is located;

- say what pictures and drawings you saw in it;

- what impressed you most of all;

- give your advice as for visiting.

The task for student 2:

- try to find out opening hours;

-   ask the names of the artists your friend saw in the museum;

-   thank for the information.


T: Write .an essay about the importance of arts and painting in our lives. Start your essay with the words "If not Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko...”.


T: It's high time to refresh grammar material and train it in practice. Why do we use the Past Perfect tense? Give the examples, please.

(Students revise the rule and read the sentences.)

T: When is the Past Perfect Continuous tense used?

Choose the correct tense form to complete the sen­tences.

(PB, Ex. 6 P. 117)

Key: 1-a; 2-a; 3-b; 4-b; 5-a.

T: Look at the board, read and complete the sentences according to grammar rules you'd revised.

1. They_________(paint) for a few hours before their parents arrived.

2. They ______________ (mix colours) for a few minutes before their friends came in.

3.___________ They______________ (look through the large book of masterpieces) for a few days before they visited the Louver.

4.____________ They_______________(be) amazed. They___________(see, never) such a beautiful canvas.

5.________ John___________    (be) upset because his picture___________ (not display).

6. The exhibition ____________(already, start) when we __________ (arrive) at the museum.

Key: 1. had been painting; 2. had been mixing colours; 3. had been looking through the large book of master­pieces; 4. were, had never seen; 5. was, had not been displayed; 6. had already started, arrived.


T: Our lesson of virtual visiting the museums is coming to an end. What did you like most of all in today's lesson?

(Students answer.)

T: I liked your work during the lesson. I think you have known a lot of interesting things about artistic traditions of Ukraine, the Museum of Western and Oriental Art in the capital, and the family of the Khanenko.

Remember a very popular proverb "There are paint­ers who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are-others who with the help of their art and their intelligence transform a yellow spot into the sun".

I wish you to enjoy the life and its beauty. Transform a yellow spot into the sun, a green spot into the grass and a blue colour to paint the sky blue!

Your home task for the next lesson is to learn the in­formation about the National Gallery in London using the Internet resources


Джерело: English. – 2012. – № 20. – р. 12-14.

Suggested level - B1

Inna Pokusa,

a teacher of English, secondary school # 23,


Zaporizhzhia region


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