Конспект уроку на тему: "Fun with american music"

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Objectives:

- to familiarise Ukrainian students with an American children's song;

- to teach students about animal names and the sounds they make in "English" versus the sounds they make in "Ukrainian/Russian";

- to teach students about "Old MacDonald" and the meaning of the song lyrics.

Time: 45 minutes

Equipment: cassette with the children's song "Old Mac-Donald", song lyrics and a tape player.

PROCEDURE

I. WARMING-UP

Explain to students that you will teach them an American children's song "Old MacDonald". Write "Old Mac- Donald" on the chalkboard and ask students to brainstorm what they think the song is about. Tell them that MacDonald is a last name if they have trouble brainstorming. Write their ideas on the board.

II. PRESENTATION

Explain that the children's song "Old MacDonald" is about an old man who has a farm and his last name is "MacDonald". Tell students that his farm is very big and he has lots of animals on his farm. Ask students to tell you the names of farm animals they know and write them on the board. Then ask students to tell you the noise that each animal makes. This is the fun part because the animals make different noises in Ukrainian/Russian versus English.

Note: most of the animals make the same noises but the following have differences (pig, rooster, dog and you will discover others).

 Alongside the animal name, write the corresponding noise the animal makes (e.g. duck: quack, quack; cat: meow, meow). With students, practise saying and repeating the animal names and sounds. Then once you have accumulated a good list (approximately 8-10 animal names and sounds), write the words to "Old MacDonald" on the chalkboard and ask students to write the song lyrics in their copybooks.

III. PRACTICE

Sing the lyrics once for students at a slow pace. As you sing the lyrics point to the words on the chalkboard so they can follow along. In addition, when you come to an animal name/sound, point out that animal name/sound for students. After students have listened to the lyrics slowly one or two times, tell them that now they will listen to the cassette tape and that they have to listen very carefully because it is sung quickly. Tell students to listen to the music and identify the names of the animals and the order in which they are sung about. When you finished listening to the tape one time, ask students to tell you which animal was sung about 1st, 2Bd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

IV. APPLICATION

After listening to the tape music, tell students that you will now compose your own version of "Old MacDonald" together. From the list of animals listed on the chalkboard, ask them to list the animals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. These animals you will now sing about. Practise saying the animal names and sounds one time before singing the new version. Make sure students are clear about the order of the animals. Begin singing slowly with students. Point to the song lyrics on the chalkboard as you sing them and point out each animal name and sound as you come to it. Finally, for fun, I like to see how students can sing to the tape. Play the tape and tell students to try and sing along to the actual speed of the song! Have fun!

V. HOMEWORK

Ask each student to imagine that s/he is an animal on Old Mac Donald's farm. Ask them to write about or draw their favourite animal and the life of that animal, where it lives (in a barn or field), what it eats, and what it looks like. Tell them to be creative!

Note: If you get good results from the homework, you can even display the students' works (drawings/writings) on a school bulletin board. This is always a hit!

OLD MACDONALD

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

And on his farm he had some chicks, E-I-E-l-O.

With a chick, chick here, and a chick, chick, there,

Here a chick, there a chick, everywhere a chick, chick,

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

And on his farm he had some ducks, E-I-E-I-O.

With a quack, quack here, and a quack, quack, there,

Here a quack, there a quack, everywhere a quack, quack,

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

And on his farm he had some turkeys, E-I-E-I-O.

With a gobble, gobble here, and a gobble, gobble, there,

Here a gobble, there a gobble, everywhere a gobble, gobble,

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

And on his farm he had some pigs, E-I-E-I-O.

With an oink, oink here, and an oink, oink, there,

Here an oink, there an oink, everywhere an oink, oink,

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

And on his farm he had some cats, E-I-E-I-O.

With a meow, meow here, and a meow, meow, there,

Here a meow, there a meow, everywhere a meow, meow,

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

May also use: frogs — croak, dogs - ruff, cows — moo, sharks — chomp, owls — hoot, birds — tweet, snakes — hiss, mouse - squeak, sheep — bah.

Джерело: English. – 2006. - № 10

Level – A1 elementary, A2 pre-intermediate

Amy Heasley,

TEFL, Group 27,

Coordinator: Natalia Protopopova,

The Humanities gymnasia 2, Berdychiv, Zhytomyr region

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