- to develop communicative skills using active lexis on the topic “Transport. Journeys”;
- to extend students’ knowledge about Britain as a multicultural country;
- to develop their fluency in using the language;
- to develop students’ reading and listening skills;
- to practice their grammar skills (Present Perfect);
- to develop students’ creative imagination;
- to develop logical thinking;
- to broaden pupils’ outlook.
Equipment: recording of the text for listening, tape-recorder, grammar table of Present Perfect, the table of irregular verbs, a map of Great Britain.
- Good morning, children. Nice to meet you. I hope you are fine. And now look at the blackboard and tell me what country it is on the map. Yes, it’s Great Britain. Today you’ll get to know some facts from the history of it.
II Main part
- Match two parts:
- go by bike
- go on foot
- go by bus
- go by train
- go by car
- go by taxi
- give somebody a lift
- a) take a train
- b) cycle
- c) take a taxi
- d) drive
- e) walk
- f) drive somebody to
- g) catch a bus
- Make up correct word-combinations:
- Answer the questions:
- How do you usually get to school?
- Do you drive to school?
- Does your father go to his work by bus or by car?
- Does your friend go to school on foot?
- Have you ever taken a taxi to get to school?
- Do your parents take a taxi to their work?
- Are the sentences true or false?
- Veronika goes to school by bus.
- Alina drives to school.
- Yulia always walks to school.
- Yevhen never goes to school on foot.
- Nazar cycles to school.
- Vitalik gives somebody a lift to school.
Work in pairs
- Ask each other how you get to school and your parents get to their work.
- — Do you know anyone who has gone to live in Britain?
— What city are they in?
— Why do many people go to Britain these days?
Reading the text
Britain has always been a mixed society. In the distant past, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans all settled in Britain. During the past 150 years people from Ireland, the former British colonies and the European Union have also come to Britain.
In the 1840s there was a terrible famine in Ireland. A million people died and a million more left Ireland, and never returned. Most went to the USA, but many came to Britain.
In the 1950s and 1960s the British government invited people from Britain’s former colonies to live and work in Britain. The majority were from the West Indies, Pakistan, India and Hong Kong.
People from countries in the European Union are free to travel, live and work in any other EU country. Recently a lot of people have arrived from Central and Eastern Europe.
- There are thousands of Indian and Chinese restaurants in the UK.
- Immigrants from the West Indies started the Notting Hill Carnival in 1965. It is now the biggest street festival in Europe.
- There are lost of Irish pubs in Britain and Irish folk music is popular.
- West Indian music, like reggae, has had a strong influence on British pop music.
- Match the highlighted words in the text with these definitions?
- countries which another country controls
- came and lived
- not long ago
- a time when there is very little food
- people who come and live in another country
- Are the sentences true or false?
- Immigration into Britain started in the nineteenth century.
- People left Ireland in the 1840s because there wasn’t enough food to eat.
- Many Irish people left Ireland and returned later.
- The West Indies, India and Pakistan are former British colonies.
- In the 1950s and 1960s the British government tried to stop immigration.
- In the last few years a lot of people have arrived from southern Europe.
- —Would you like to live in another country? Why? Why not?
— What problems do people face when they go and live in another country?
— Let’s listen to two people talking about their life in Britan.
- Woman: My name’s Ania Chomacka. I’m a dentist and I live in Birmingham. I came to Britain a year ago from Gdansk in Poland. It was quite difficult at first. I was a bit homesick and I missed my family a lot. I studied English at school in Poland so I don’t find it very difficult to communicate with English people, but sometimes they speak very fast. I like Birmingham – there’s lots to do here – it’s a very exciting city. I’ve made a lot of friends, both English and Polish – there’s a big Polish community here in Birmingham. It’s nice to meet up with people from back home and to speak my own language.
- Man: My name’s Abdul Khan. I’m a student at Bradford University in the north of England. I live here in Bradford with my parents and grandparents. My grandparents came over from Pakistan in the 1960s, when my parents were young. I was born here but I speak Punjabi as well as English. In fact we all speak Punjabi at home. I’m British but I’m also Pakistani – I think it’s important not to forget where you come from. Sometimes people are a bit racist but generally there’s a good relationship between the Asian and white communities in Bradford.
Task: Choose the correct answers .
- Ania found it difficult at first because
a she was homesick. b she couldn’t speak English
- a Ania can’t understand English people because they speak too fast.
b Ania can talk to and understand English people quite well.
- Ania has made
a only Polish friends. b both Polish and English friends.
- Abdul’s parents were born in a b Britain.
- Abdul thinks of himself as a b British and Pakistani.
- Abdul speaks a only English. b English and Punjabi.
- Look at the table and repeat after me the three forms of the irregular verbs.
- let’s remember the formation of Present Perfect (pupils make up sentences in Present Perfect)
- Use the Present Perfect affirmative with just.
- ‘Would you like a sandwich?’
‘No, thanks. I _______ lunch.’ (have)
- ‘Has Mum left yet?’
‘Yes, she _______ to the shops.’ (go)
- ‘When is Pete getting here?’
‘He’s in the kitchen. He _______ .’ (arrive)
- ‘Do you need help with your homework?’
‘No, thanks. I _______ it.’ (finish)
- ‘Shall we go the canteen and have lunch?’
‘No, thanks. I _______ .’ (eat)
- ‘Are Rich and Jenny still playing that computer game?’
‘No, they _______ .’ (stop)
- ‘Can you drive me to school, Mum? I _______ the bus.’ (miss)
- ‘When is Maggie coming home?’
‘At eight o’clock. I _______ to her.’ (speak)
- Find and correct mistakes (Work in groups)
- They have just arrive.
- She have already eaten her breakfast.
1.The lesson have already started.
- We have just send a letter.
- Ann has already did shopping.
- I have just wash up.
- The team have won the game.
- The boys have already play football.
- Our lesson has come to the end. You were active and worked hard. Your marks are…
T. Make up 10 sentences with Present Perfect (use regular and irregular verbs).