British Cities

Objectives:

To check the pupils’ skills of listening and understanding the English
speech;

to develop pupils’ memory;

— to teach pupils to work in pairs, groups:

To teach pupils to collect information and make the conclusions.

Supplies: cards, map, pictures

Type of the lesson: listening lesson

Procedure

I. The beginning of the lesson

1. Greeting.

— How do you do!

— How do you do!

Aim.

The topic of our today’s lesson is “British Cities”.

By the end of the lesson you should be able to give your own points of
view on the topic, to talk about the British cities.

Warming up.

What words do you associate with topic of our lesson? Do you remember
the names of main cities features?

Let’s make up “Mind Map” according to our topic.

Large squares Galleries
Theatres

Old churches

Long avenues

Large
squares

Ancient cathedrals

Make up as many sentences as you can to describe a modern town or city.

II. The main part of the lesson

Listening “ Britain and the British”

Pre-listening activities

a) Before listening learn to read and pronounce the names of some
British cities. Find them on the map.

Manchester

Liverpool

Bristol

Portsmouth

Birmingham

Stratford-upon-Avon

Leeds

b) Listen to the lecture about the population of Great Britain and try
to remember the nationalities of the inhabitants who live in parts of
the country.

While-listening activity

Listen to the text and fill in the table.

Country Capital People Language

Great Britain London The British English

England London

English

Scotland Edinburgh

English,Gaelic

Wales Cardiff

English, Welsh

Northern Ireland Belfast

English, Irish

Post – Listening Activities.

Listen about the population of Great Britain again and complete the
sentences choosing right answers.

More than _______ million people live in Britain.

a) 65 b) 46 c) 56

2. … are the biggest industrial cities in the centre of England

a) Manchester and Leeds

b) Liverpool and Manchester

c) Leeds and Birmingham

3) Many sailors and fishermen live in Liverpool, ….

a) Plymouth and Portsmouth

b) Sheffield and Portsmouth

c) Portsmouth and London

4. … is the birthplace of famous Shakespeare.

Bristol

Manchester

Stratford-upon-Avon

In some parts of… and Wales people speak other languages besides
English.

a) England b) Scotland c) Britain

Everyone in the UK speaks English ….

a) clearly

b) in the same way

c) differently

Use the table you have copied and name the capitals of:

-England -Northern Ireland -Scotland -Great Britain -Wales

What country has the same capital as Great Britain on the whole?

Work in pairs. Ask and answer about the people, the language and the
capitals of each part of Great Britain

Work in pairs

Each group get a card with a task.

The task is to put sentences about one of the British cities in the
right logical order.

Card 1.

The University of Manchester founded in1880 is famous for its studies.

With its large suburb Salford Manchester has a population of nearly one
million.

Manchester is the centre of the cotton industry.

Manchester has few ancient buildings, but few English cities have better
parks of which there are over fifty.The largest of them is Heaton Park.
Manchester is rich in libraries and schools.

Card 2.

It is a centre of the iron industry.

The district around Birmingham is known as the Black Country.

It is a land of factories and mines. Steam-engine, motor-cars, railway
carriages, bicycles are manufactured in the factories of the Black
Country.

In the heart of England about 112 miles north-west of London is
Birmingham.

Birmingham is a city with population of over one million.

Card 3.

This was the port from which many ships sailed in Elizabeth’s reign.

Bristol is divided into two parts.

Bristol is not a very large port.

The University building has a very high tower from the top of which you
can see College Green, many churches and Park Street.

The eighteenth century stone houses climb up the hills past the
beautiful and little-known cathedral to the second part of Bristol. It
has a wooden eighteenth century theatre untouched since those days.

One of them is the port on the Avon with narrow streets, old churches
and houses.

Bristol has a college named College Green, the University, the art
gallery and some museums.

This part is more modern and it has many fine houses built of pink stone
and many wonderful monuments and churches.

Card 4.

The first place we went to was Shakespeare’s birthplace—a small house
with small rooms in the centre of Stratford. We saw the very room where
Shakespeare was born. Lots of people who had visited the house had
written their names on the walls. It seemed a wrong thing to do—although
among the names were Walter Scott, Dickens.

Stratford is a very interesting town, right in the centre of England. It
is nice to think that Shakespeare was born right in the heart of England
and in the midst of the country that is so typically English.

There are no mountains or deep valleys near Stratford; there’s nothing
of the grand scenery that we have in Scotland, but there are beautiful
woods, green fields, a quiet gentle river—the winding Avon—and lovely
houses, black and white with thatched roofs.

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One of the biggest port.

one of the biggest industries city

the birthplace of William Shakespeare

the capital of Scotland

6. the capital of the Northern Ireland

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the capital of Great Britain

3. the capital of Wales

III. Finishing the lesson

Summary of today’s work at the lesson.

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