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Конспект уроку англійської мови по темі
“Travelling”

Автор: вчитель англійської мови Коляда Світлана Василівна

Procedure

І. Introduction

Teacher: Good afternoon, dear friends! Good afternoon, dear guests! The topic of discussion at our today’s lesson is “Travelling”. We’ll speak about different ways of travelling, about your favorite kinds of travelling, about trips during the holidays, recollect types of transport existing in the world; also we’ll role-play some situations, make a little tour round Ukraine and try to give advice how to avoid troubles and problems during journeys.

ІІ. Brainstorming.

 

Teacher: Well. What are your associations with travelling?

Pupils answers:

  • types of transport
  • luggage
  • rucksack
  • station
  • ticket
  • customs
  • boarding card
  • information desk
  • passport control
  • check-in

Teacher: Nice of you.

III. Main Part.

1. Vocabulary revision.

Teacher: and now the task. Let us recollect what types of transport people can use for their trips, journeys, voyages.

  • a balloon – a very large bag filled with hot air and with a basket bellow, used to travel through the air.
  • a car
  • a train
  • a plane
  • a helicopter – a kind of aircraft with long parts that turn round on the top.
  • a van – a kind of a lorry but a little bit smaller.
  • a ship
  • a yacht – a boat with sails; an expensive boat with an engine and rooms used on the sea
  • a ferry – a boat that takes passengers across a river or narrower part of a sea
  • a hovercraft – a kind of vehicle that travels over water on air that it pushes down
  • a bus

Teacher: Right you are. There is a great number of transport in the world. Some of them we use regularly, some are very rare. But do you know how the transport developed?

Please, look at the screen. Here is a very interesting poem-story FROM THE HISTORY OF TRANSPORT.

This is a bus, this is a train,

This is a ship, this is a plane.

I travel by bus, I travel by train,

I travel by ship, I travel by plane.

In far-off days when roads were stony,

Man traveled round on a small pony.

This was too slow and so, of course,

One day he learned to use a horse.

And then man’s creative brains

Invented steam and so the trains,

Motor cars were next on view,

Electric trains and tube trains, too.

And then to everyone’s surprise

Airplanes went up to the skies.

Such things were outdated soon,

When rockets went up to the moon.

That brought the stars much nearer

And started a new and glorious era.

Teacher: Rather interesting, isn’t it?

 

2. Speaking.

T: And now let’s start our talk about travelling. What proverbs about travelling do you know?

Pupils:

  • East or West home is best.
  • There’s no place like home.
  • Every departure has an arrival.
  • He that travels far – knows much.
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

T: Nice. You are rather educated students.

Well, children. Now let’s share opinions about different ways of travelling, advantages and disadvantages of them.

It goes without saying modern life is impossible without travelling. Travelling is very popular nowadays. When travelling tourists visit famous places and go sightseeing.

P1: Right you are. Travelling is very popular in Ukraine.

People can travel by air, by sea, by train, by bus. Personally I prefer travelling by air. It’s the fastest way of travelling. Our modern air-liners fly to many big cities of the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, New York and many others. The seats are very comfortable, and you can sit and read an interesting book, newspaper or magazine, look out of the window or sleep!

Just imagine! You can have breakfast in Kyiv, dinner in London, Paris or Berlin, and supper in New York on the same day!

P2: You are right. Personally I think travelling by plane is the best kind of travelling because it saves time. That’s why many people enjoy flying greatly. And what about you …? What’s your favorite way of travelling?

P3: I dislike travelling by plane because I’m air-sick.

I enjoy travelling by sea. It’s very pleasant to travel by sea in summer. Travelling by sea is very popular in Ukraine. There are big liners, holiday ships and river boats. Big liners are very comfortable. Pleasure trips on the Dnepr are very popular in our country. I dream of making a round-the-world voyage.

P4: Should you ask me what kind of transport I like best, I’d speak in support of the train. With a train you have speed, comfort and pleasure combined.

P5: Yes, that’s right. Travelling by train is slower than by plane, but it also has its advantages. You can see the beauty of the country, its beautiful rivers, mountains, lakes. Modern fast passenger trains are very comfortable. There are sleeping cars and dining-cars. All these makes even the longest journey enjoyable. I say …

P6: Yes?

P5: Which do you prefer: travelling by train or by car?

P6: As for me there’s nothing better than to travel by car – a good modern fast car I mean. Travelling by car also has its advantages: you will never miss your train, ship or plane; you can make your own time-table; you can stop wherever you wish.

P7: Personally I think travelling by car is very popular for pleasure trips while people usually take a train or a plane when they are travelling on business. And what’s your favorite way of travelling?

P8: You see I am car sick. That’s why I don’t like travelling by car. As for me there’s no travel as pleasant as on foot. Personally I think hiking is a nice thing for all people – young and not so young. A hike is a walk for pleasure in the open country and when you plan a hike you think about pleasure and exercise.

(a knock at the door)

T: Oh, children. Look, we have a guest today! This is Jane from Britain. Nice to meet you. How sweet of you to come! You see we are talking today about travelling and I know that my curious students have a lot of questions to ask you. Don’t you mind taking part in our conversation?

British guest: With great pleasure.

P1: My question to Jane is… Is travelling popular in Great Britain?

Br. g.: Yes, of course. We, the British, have always been pioneers in travelling far away. Each year more Englishmen, Englishwomen and their children travel to some parts of continental Europe. Many take their cars.

P2: My question is … Where do most British people spend their holidays, I wonder?

Br. g.: Most British people spend their holidays in Spain and France.

P3: And how can you get best of all from GB to France?

Br. g.: By modern fast comfortable train. Recently the channel Tunnel or the underwater railway between Britain and France has been built. Special fast trains cross from one country to the other. It takes a traveller about 4 hours to make a trip.

P4: Oh, it’s so interesting! And my question is … How do the British spend their weekends?

Br. g.: Of all sporting activities walking is the most popular. Many people in Britain spend their weekends travelling along beautiful rivers and canals. They enjoy their rest greatly.

P 5: Many people say that England looks like a large well-kept park. Is it really so?

Br. g.: Yes, that’s right. In GB there are many beautiful parks. There are many places of beauty in England. The Lake District is in the north-west of England. There are 16 big lakes and lots of small mountain lakes in this district. They are very beautiful.

Dear friends, you are welcome to England! I’m sure you’ll enjoy your stay there greatly!

T: Thank you very much for your invitation. You see, students, Jane is going to stay in Ukraine for some days. But she is at a loss. She doesn’t know where to go, what to see. Will you help Jane decide for sure? You have prepared some presentations of the biggest Ukrainian cities and their sights. I’m sure this will help Jane a lot.

Let’s start our tour. And we begin with …… (the greatest city, the capital of our native land – Kyiv).

PRESENTATIONS: KYIV, KHARKOV, SIMFEROPOL, ZAPORIZHYA.

G.: Oh, friends, thanks a lot. I’ve always known that Ukraine is a great country to visit. However I found it difficult first how to spend time here. Now I’m absolutely sure I’ll enjoy my stay in Ukraine.

T: A lot of work have been already done. Now it’s time to have fun! Ira, will you start?

P: Oh, with great pleasure. I propose you to play the game “Twenty Questions”. The rules of the game are: you have to guess who the famous person is. You may ask twenty yes/no questions.

  • Let’s start! Did he live in America?
  • No, he didn’t.
  • Did he live in Canada?
  • No, he didn’t.
  • Did he live in New Zealand?
  • No, he didn’t.
  • Did he live in Australia?
  • No, he didn’t.
  • Did he live in England?
  • Yes, he did.
  • Was he a composer?
  • No, he wasn’t.
  • Was he a scientist?
  • No, he wasn’t.
  • Was he a pop singer?
  • No, he wasn’t.
  • Was he an artist?
  • No, he wasn’t.
  • Was he a traveller?
  • Yes, he was.
  • Did he travel much?
  • Yes, he did.
  • Did he have a family?
  • Yes, he did.
  • James Cook?
  • Yes, that’s right. James Cook was a famous English traveller. He discovered many new lands and gave them English names. (a photo)

3. Auding

T: Thanks. Let’s go on working. As you remember our English friend Jane invited us to visit GB. What is the fastest way to get there in your opinion? Right you are. Of course it’s a plane. now I want you to recollect the words connected with planes, airports.

  • baggage, boarding card, check-in, customs, flight, gate, passport control, information desk, passenger, seat, ticket, trolley, seat belt, life jacket, emergency exit, overhead locker, pilot.

Nice, I see you know the words well. And now we’ll practice in auding. On your desks there are such cards, take them. The same you can see on the screen. You’ll listen to the announcements in the airport and complete the information. But first look through the given information and see what needs to be filled in. Now listen to the recording.

Well, now check. Make up the sentences with the announcements.

e.g. Flight AF 2146 to Ottawa departs from Gate 12.

4. Dialogical Speech.

T: As you know, when you have already planned your trip, the first thing you do is booking tickets. So now our girls will show how this happens. While they are getting ready, I’ll try to create the atmosphere of the airport (recording “Sounds of the airport)

Dialogue “Buying a Ticket”

  • Good morning. What can I do for you?
  • I want to fly to London. Are there any seats available on Wednesday, next week?
  • Are you flying alone?
  • What class?
  • Just a moment…..I’ll check….yeah…..there are a few seats left.
  • What is your name?
  • ……….
  • As a rule, we sell Ukrainian citizens return tickets. You can buy an open return.
  • How much is it?
  • It’s one thousand, one hundred and 55 hrivnas, including airport taxes.
  • May I pay in cash?
  • Here you are. Flight PS 501.
  • What time is the flight due to depart?
  • It leaves at 8.55 a.m., but you must check in one hour prior to departure.
  • And what time does it arrive in London?
  • 30 local time. There’s two hours difference, you know.
  • Thank you very much.

Before boarding the plane passengers have to fulfill a lot of formalities: register the tickets, weigh and check the luggage, go through customs and what not. So our next situation is how to go through customs and passport control.

Dialogue “At Passport and Customs Desk”

  • Next, please. Your passport, please. How long are you planning to stay in the country?
  • Three weeks. Could I prolong my entrance visa in case of necessity?
  • The receiving party shall take care of it. Can you put your bags on the table, and your customs form, please?
  • How much do they weigh?
  • 23 kilos. I’m sorry, but you’ll have to pay an excess luggage charge.
  • Oh! It’s only 3 kilos overweight.
  • Yes…that’s $6… Thank you. Have you anything to declare?
  • Pardon?
  • Alcohol, cigarettes, fresh fruit, plants…?
  • Uh, no.
  • Open your suitcase, please. Any gifts?
  • Only one bottle of vodka.
  • All right. It’s duty free. As you know, it’s forbidden to bring in more than two bottles of alcohol and two blocks of cigarettes to England. And no limitations as to currency. Here’s your form.
  • Thank you.
  • Not at all. Next, please.

5. Giving advice

T: Great. But that’s not everything. As we all know travelers may face an uncountable number of troubles during their trips that can spoil the pleasant impression. So let’s help our guests avoid and overcome the bad sides of their journeys. My students have some advice

Tips for travelers

  • Keep your wallet and purse out of sight.
  • Keep your handbag securely closed.
  • Don’t leave your things unattended.
  • Don’t leave your things beside, under or on the back of your chair.
  • Don’t put your bag on the floor near the door of a public toilet.
  • Don’t wear expensive jewelers or watches that can be easily snatched.
  • Don’t carry a wallet in the back pocket of your trousers.
  • Don’t enter parks and commons after dark.

T: Thanks, I think this will help everyone a lot.

V. Summarizing.

Our lesson has come to the end. But the lesson won’t be complete without the home task.

Look at the screen. Here are the proverbs you have already mansion. Read them again.

Well, your task will be to write an essay in 10-12 sentences expressing your thoughts about any proverb you like best.

You worked well. So all of you get good marks.

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2 коментарів

  1. Шановна панї Світлано, дякую за цікаву підбірку матеріалу до теми “Travelling”.Дуже вдало підібрані прислів”я.

  2. Гарно викладений зміст уроку, але немає мети та для якого класу цей урок? А от що варто взяти собі на замітку, так це Вашу розповідь про історію транспорту(дуже цікавий матеріал).