The theme of the lesson
The aim of the lesson
introduce with the history of London. To study about sights of London.
To develop speaking and reading skills, lexical habits, to enrich pupils vocabulary. To develop critical thinking, logical speech, to improve the habits in group work.
At the end of the lesson students know about the history of London, its sightseeins. Ask and answer the questions, make a story, improve the habits in group work.
Books for 9th grade, cards, computer, pictures, interactive board.
Methods of the lesson
training, question – answer, dialogue, individual work, pair work, group work, ICT, method “catch a question”
Procedure of the lesson
Stages of the lesson
Give cards to students
Check up hometask
H/t: find gerunds from the text and name their functions in a sentence.
students look at your papers, pictures. What pictures are they?
Where can you see these buildings?
What is the theme of our today’s lesson?
Today we have an unusual lesson. We’ll make a trip to London.
At your geography lesson you’ll also speak about this country, about the most famous sights of London you’ll learn some interesting facts about the sights. First of all, turn on your computers and find text “London” You should read the text read the text individually and discuss it with your partner and work in a poster, give information about the text.
London is the capital of Great Britain. It’s not only the capital of the country, it is a big port, one of the greatest commercial, cultural, political, economic and financial centers in the world. London lies on both banks of the river Thames. Its population is about 8 million people. London is divided into several parts: the City, the West, the East End and Westminster. The City is the busiest part of London. The West End is the richest part of London. The best hotels, shops, restaurants and theatres are situated there. The East End is the poorest part of London. There are a lot of factories and docks there. There are famous buildings such as; Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Westminster Abbey is one of the most beautiful buildings in London. The ancient large church in London in which the coronation ceremony of almost all the English kings and queens has taken place. Many famous people are buried there.
The Tower of London
It was fortress, a royal palace and late a prison. The Tower of London was founded by Julius Caesar and rebuilt by William the Conqueror. It is a museum now. There are lots of interesting collections in the Tower.
St. Paul’s Cathedral – is the greatest work of England’s greatest architect, Christopher Wren. The Cathedral was begun in 1675 but was finished only in 1710, when Wren was almost eighty years old. There are memorials to many famous men of England. In the Cathedral.
Big Ben is one of the most famous clocks in the world. The English people built the tower and the clock in 1858. The bell weights 13,5 tons. The man in charge of the building was Sir Benjamin Hall. This man was very tall and his friends called him Big Ben. So they called the clock and the Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament Big Ben.
Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen. It is a place where the Queen meets important visitors such as kings, queens or presidents from other countries.
Buckingham Palace is the official residence and principal work place of the British monarch. Buckingham Palace is like a small village. There is a police station, a hospital, a bar, two sports clubs, a disco, a cinema, and a swimming pool. There are 600 rooms. About seven thousand people work there. More than 50,000 people visit the Palace every year.
1. Hundreds of years ago the Tower was a fortress. T
2. Big Ben is the smallest clock in Britain. F
3. London is the capital of Scotland.
4. William the Conqueror built St. Paul’s Cathedral. F
5. The Tower of London was a prison. T
6. The Tower of London is a museum now. T
7. The West End is the poorest part of London. F
8. Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen. T
Task 3. Complete the sentences.
- London is the ___________ of Great Britain.
- Its population is about _____ people.
- London lies on the banks of the river ___________.
- ___________ is the heart of London.
- ___________ is part of London where working people live.
Game; “Guess” Match the pictures with the words.
1. Big Ben
2. Buckingham Palace.
3. The Thames
4. St. Paul’s Cathedral.
5. Westminster Abbey
6. The Tower of London
a) 5 b) 2
c) 4 d) 3
e) 1 f) 6
Game: “Playing cards”
On the banks of the river Thames
Big Ben is
8 million people
Buckingham Palace is
St. Paul’s Cathedral is
the City is
the heart of London
The capital of Great Britain
the largest city
live in London
a home of Queen
many famous buildings in London
1. It has these parts: the City, the West End and the East End
a) New York b) London c) Glasgow
2. What is the London residence of Queen Elizabeth II?
a) the Tower of London b) Windsor Castle c) Buckingham Palace