Конспект уроку на тему: "Amazing animals"

Тип матеріалу: 
Навчальний рівень: 


- to practise group work;

- to develop pupils' communicative skills;

- to motivate pupils to take care of animals;

- to stimulate pupils' interest in learning English.

Equipment: project works.



Ti Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! Glad to see you at our scientific conference. Today we have a meeting with the group of world known biologists. For a long time you've studied the life of t he most amazing animals in the world. And today we will tell each other the most interesting facts about these animals. Besides, we'll discuss the conditions of animals' living.



T: There are 3 groups of scientists.

Group 1 will tell us about the life of African animals.

Group 2 will describe Asian and Australian animals.

Group 3 will share the secrets of animals that belong to Oceania and Antarctica.

(Pupils present their own project works.)



I t ' s the biggest animal that lives on land. It lives in Africa or Asia. It's very clever but it can be dangerous. An elephant's trunk has no bones but it has about 40,000 muscles.  A trunk can kill a lion with one blow. It can pick up a feather. An elephant's tusks can be 3 metres long and weigh 200 kilos.


It 's the tallest animal. It lives in Africa. It can run fast. A giraffe eats leaves from the trees. A giraffe's tongue is 40 centimetres long. Giraffes can live for one month without water. A baby giraffe can be 2 metres tall. It can stand up and walk twenty minutes after its birth.


It's the largest monkey. It lives in Africa in high mountains. This monkey is black or brown. Its height is up to 175 centimetres and its weight is 140-180 kilograms. It eats fruit and vegetables. It sleeps in a tree at night. Today this animal is in danger, because men hunted them for their fur.


It is the fastest land animal. A cheetah can run faster than a car. It can run 100 kilometres per hour. It eats weak animals. There are very few cheetahs in Africa nowadays.



It is a very strange animal. It lives in Australia. It has fur like a cat. It has a beak like a duck. It can swim very well and eats plants and insects under the water. It lays eggs like a snake. Baby platypuses drink milk from their mother.


This animal lives in Australia. It is from the kangaroo family. Koalas have got pouches as well as kangaroos. Their babies live in pouches. They are great sleepers. They sleep on the branches of t he trees for about 19 hours a day.



This animal comes from the cat family. It lives in Asia. It's very fast and can jump and swim very well. It has got strong teeth and it kills other animals for food. The animal has beautiful red fur with black stripes.


This animal lives in bamboo forests in China. It walkson four legs and it can climb the trees. It eats bamboo.


Camels are perfect for desert life. They have two rows of eyelashes to keep sand out of their eyes. They can close their long noses to keep out the sand too. Camels have humps on their backs. They do not carry water. They carry food. If a camel is hungry, its hump will get smaller. If a camel is thirsty, it will drink a lot of water at once. A thirsty camel can drink up to 140 litres of water. If it drinks a lot of water, it won't drink again for over a week.



It is the most dangerous and the angriest fish. It can eat a man. It lives in warm water in the ocean. It eats other fish.


Dolphins are the friendliest animals to people and like to play with them. This animal lives in warm waters. For example, in the Atlantic Ocean. It swims very fast and jumps 3 metres out of water. It eats small fish. It is very clever. It can speak. Dolphins use some sounds to speak with each other.

The Blue Whale

This animal lives in the sea but it is not a fish. Its

the largest animal in the world. It is much bigger thai

any animal on land. Whales breathe air through a hole!

on the top of their head. They can stay under water

for about an hour without breathing. This animal is

dangerous. Men hunted it and today there are only

12,000 blue whales.



It is a big bird of black and white colours. It lives in  Antarctica. It has two small wings, but it cannot fly. It can swim very fast. It eats small fish. It is not dangerous  for people.


T: We have a message from Ukrainian schoolchild dren. They want to organise a zoo in their native town  and need your advice as for the animals' conditions  of living. What is necessary to do to look after African  animals?

P3: I t ' s necessary to have warm cages for them in winter.

T: What is your advice as for Australian animals?

P5: These exotic animals can live only in the na tive continent. I t ' s impossible to look after t h em in Ukraine.

T: Can children look after pandas in Ukraine?

P8: Pandas eat bamboo leaves. There are no bamboo trees in Ukraine. They will have problems with eating. T: What conditions are necessary for sharks and E dolphins?

P10: You need a big aquarium with sea water for sharks.

P l l : Dolphins can live in a big pool with sea water. T: What about penguins?

P13: Penguins live in very cold areas, that's why they need a cooling pond in the zoo.


(Pupils are offered to evaluate their work.)

T: Was our meeting useful, interesting? (Pupils' answer.)

T: Who was the best scientist?

P 3 : 1 think Sasha and Vika were.

T: Who was the most inquisitive?

P4: Yura was.

T: Do you like such kind of work?

P5: Yes, we do. It was exciting.

T. You were great scientists today and told us a lot  of interesting facts about amazing animals. Let's assess your work in the lesson. Every group will give marks to the classmates from other group.


E-mail Ukrainian children giving your pieces of advice about exotic animals' conditions of living.

Джерело: English. – 2010. - № 5- с. 13-14.

Suggested level - A1+ elementary

Tetiana Belova,

a teacher of English,

NVK # 38, Zhytomyr

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