Тема: Столица США.
Класс: 8 «А»
Цели: Раскрыть тему «Столица США»
Educational: Работа над текстом и новыми словами;
Developing: развитие у учащихся памяти, привычек через изучение новой темы;
Brining: воспитание интереса у учащихся при введении новой темы.
Оборудование: Календарно-тематический план, поурочный план, материалы с учебника, интернет ресурсы.
Checking up the home task.
What was your home task? Do have any questions?
Who is ready? Is there any volunteers?
Warm up: What is the title of the lesson? What words can you associate with this title?
Ok! Now Let’s read the text about Washington
Washington, the capital of the United States of America, is situated on the Potomac River in the District of Columbia. The district is a piece of land 10 miles square and it does not belong to any separate state but to all the states. The district is named in honor of Columbus, the discoverer of America. The capital owes much to the first President of the USA -George Washington. It was G. Washington, who chose the place for the District
Washington is not the largest city in the USA. It has a population of 900 000 people. Washington is a one-industry town. That industry is government. It does not produce anything except very much scrap paper. Every day 25 railway cars leave Washington loaded with scrap paper.
Washington has many historical places. The largest and tallest among the buildings is the Capitol with its great House of Representatives and the Senate chamber. There are no skyscrapers in Washington because no other building must be taller than the Capitol. The White House is the President's residence. All American presidents except George Washington (the White House was not yet built in his time), have lived in the White House. It was built in 1799. It is a two-storied, white building.
Not far from the Capitol is the Washington Monument, which looks like a very big pencil. It rises 160 metres and is hollow inside. A special lift brings visitors to the top in 70 seconds from where they can enjoy a wonderful view of the whole city. On the other bank of the Potomac lies the Arlington National Cemetery where President Kennedy was buried. American soldiers and officers, who died in World Wars I and II are buried there too.
1. What city is the capital of the USA?
2. Where is Washington situated?
3. To which state does the city of Washington belong?
4. In whose honor is the district of Columbia named?
5. Who was the first President of the USA?
6. Who chose the place for the District?
7. Is Washington the largest city in the USA?
8. What is the population of Washington?
9. What industries are situated in the city?
10. Why are there no skyscrapers in Washington?
11. Where is the President's residence?
12. When was the White House built?
separate - отдельный
to be named in honor - быть названным в честь
except - кроме, за исключением
scrap paper - макулатура
hollow - полый, пустой
to enjoy a wonderful view of - любоваться прекрасным видом
on the other bank - на другом берегу
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