Конспект уроку на тему: "Say no to alcohol"

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Навчальний рівень: 


- to enrich students' vocabulary;

- to practise students' reading, speaking skills.

Equipment: a tape recorder, cards, blackboard.



V. Today we are going to speak on a very topical issue: the harm of drinking alcohol. We'll speculate about the harmful effects of alcohol. What does the word "alcohol" mean?

SI: Something you drink for example, beer or wine that can make you lose control of your behaviour if you drink too much.




Nobody knows where this story has come from. It tells us about a well-known artist who gave his whole life to his art. It is said that his last picture was a real masterpiece. Everybody knew with what enthusiasm the great painter worked at his picture. At first he easily found many models to pose for him and at last the picture was almost finished except for the two most important figures: Christ and Judas.

The painter missed models for them and looked for them everywhere but could not find a suitable face for a very long time. It was either not noble enough for Christ or not ugly enough for Judas. But once while he was walking along the street, he happened to meet a boy whose face struck him: his hair was dark, his nose was straight, his blue eyes shone under long eyelashes. It was the face of an angel, though the boy looked miserable with his torn dirty clothes on and bare feet.

The painter took the boy to his place and several weeks later the figure of Christ appeared on the canvas. It was splendid and all who saw it wondered where the painter could have found the model with such regular features.

But the painter still had no model for Judas. Many men >vith ugly faces were ready to serve him, but neither of them could satisfy the artist. Years passed on and the painter got very old. He almost lost his last hopeof finishing the picture, as he was old and no medicine could do him any good.

Once he was sitting in a little tavern over his daily glass of wine. It was a cheerless autumn day. It was raining and the wind was blowing.

 Suddenly the door opened and a man appeared. The artist looked at him, startled. It was difficult to imagine that a man could be so ugly. His face was blue with cold. He stretched his dirty trembling hand and whispered: "Wine! Wine!" and fell down.

The artist rushed to him. To his delight he saw the real face of Judas. He helped him to his feet and promised to give him much wine and everything he wanted for posing for Judas. The artist began working at once, but he noticed that a strange change happened to the beggar. The ugly man

was looking at the picture in horror. The painter asked: "What is the matter with you, my son? Tell me, I think you are suffering greatly." The man looked at him. His bloodshot eyes filled with tears. Then he answered in a low voice: "Haven't you recognised me? I served you as a model for Christ."

After listening

1. Agree or disagree with the statements.

1. The story tells us about the sculptor.

2. The picture painted by a well-known artist, who gave

his whole life to his art, was a real masterpiece.

3. The artist chose an old man to be the model for Christ.

4. The boy's face was the face of an angel.

5. The painter found a model for Judas at once.

6. He almost lost his last hope of finishing the picture.

7. Once he was sitting in the library. Suddenly the door opened and a man appeared. To his delight he saw the real face of Judas.

8. The artist began working at once.

9. The beggar recognised himself because he served the painter as a model for Christ.

Key: 1-D; 2-A; 3-D; 4-A; 5-D; 6-A; 7-D; 8-A; 9-A.

2. Express your opinions on the harmful effects of alcohol. Use the following expressions:

I think...

To my mind...

In my opinion...

It seems to me...

S I : To my mind young people are more vulnerable than adults to the harmful effects of alcohol.

S2:1 think alcohol i s one of the most common causes of permanent disability.

S3: In my opinion drinking too fast causes alcohol poisoning.

S4: It seems to me young people are more likely to be involved in drink-driving accident than other people.


T: Get into groups of 4. Write an anti-alcohol advertisement. Be ready to present it.


Freddie Mercury was the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Queen. He was noted for his wide vocal range, charisma, and live performances. He died at the age of 45. He is said to like noisy parties, wine, vodka. He took drugs. His last song was "Show must go on..." Don't let your show stop so early, when you are young and full of energy.

Ad 2

Look around. The sun is shining brightly, the sky is blue, birds are singing their songs, and the light wind is blowing. Life is beautiful. You are young and all the roads are open to you. And you can choose any of them. Make the right choice.


You can meet a lot of difficulties in your life. You think that your jeans are worse than your classmate's. You cannot buy an expensive mobile phone. But this is nothing compared to your own wealth — your life and your health. Once a wise man said: "I was sad that I could not buy new shoes until I saw a man without legs."


Look through the words in the box. Which of the following adjectives describe positive and negative qualities of a person?

Funny, aggressive, forgetful, lazy, dishonest, generous, hard-working, rude, honest, intelligent, active, polite, responsible, selfish, unbalanced, disorganised, nervous, persistent, strong-willed.

Positive: funny, generous, hard-working, honest, intelligent, active, polite, persistent, strong-willed, responsible.

Negative: aggressive, dishonest, rude, selfish, disorganised, forgetful, lazy, nervous, unbalanced.

T: Now you'll see t h e slides of famous people. What do you know about them? What are they famous for? What personal qualities do they have?

Sylvester Stallone

He came from a poor family. He was very thin and children mocked him. But he was hard-working, persistent and strong-willed. He went in for sports. Nowadays he is a famous actor, film-maker and screenwriter. He is a I strong and handsome man. He looks younger than people [ of the same age.

Marilyn Monroe

She was one of the most beautiful women in the world. T Thousands of men loved her. Gifted with beauty, talent and 1 charm, Marilyn became a legendary Hollywood actress. | But she is said to be nervous, selfish, unbalanced. Alcohol j and drug problems spoilt her beauty, destroyed her career and killed her.

Margaret Thatcher

She was born in a modest family. She started to workat the age of t en because her family needed money. Margaret was hard-working, honest, intelligent, active and responsible. And success came to her. She was the most successful Prime Minister in Great Britain.

T: What kind of person would you like to be? Successful, respected, healthy or wealthy? Do you remember Mother Teresa's Message? Let's read it aloud and translate.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is bliss, taste it.

Life is a dream, realise it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is wealth, keep it.

Life is love, enjoy it.

Life is a mystery, know it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it.


T: The long-term problems linked to alcohol include depression as well as permanent damage to the liver and heart. Alcohol is also the problem of today. It undermines your coordination, concentration and even your temper - the loss of control that can lead to accidents and violence. Say NO to alcohol once and forever.


Write 20 sentences proving the statement that a healthy way of life is the best thing for you.

Джерело: English. – 2010. - № 41- с. 21-22.

Suggested level - A2+ pre-intermediate

Zinaida Gusatchenko,

a teacher of English,

secondary school,

Biliaivka, Odesa region

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