Конспект уроку з ділової англійської мови для учнів 10 класу на тему “Money”

Автор: вчитель англійської мови Коляда Тетяна Василівна

Урок був проведений у вигляді «міжнародної фінансової конференції», де представники різних країн розповідали про історію та особливості грошових одиниць своїх країн. Учні розглядали банкноти, порівнювали їх та заповнювали порівняльну таблицю. Урок стимулював аналітичне та критичне мислення учнів.


Урок з курсу “Ділова англійська мова» для учнів 11 класів

вчителя Запорізької спеціалізованої школи  I-III ступенів №40

з поглибленим вивченням англійської мови

Коляди Тетяни Василівни

Theme: Money.


-to develop students’ speaking and listening skills;

-to revise the vocabulary related to the topic;

-to stimulate students’ analytical, comparative and creative thinking;

-to encourage students’ respect to their native culture and to be tolerant to the culture of the other countries;

-to motivate students’ curiosity.

Equipment:  students’  projects,  CD projects, pictures, CD songs, ”Prosperity Corner”, banknotes, lenses, badges, handouts.


  1. Introduction.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to our Business English lesson. The topic of our lesson is “Money”. Of course, we can’t buy the most important things with money as LOVE, HEALTH, HAPPINESS, FRIENDS…

But most economics in the world are based on money relations. What makes you happy? Is money very important in your life? What is money used for?

  1. Warming Up. (Grammar Time) Is the word “money” a noun? Is it plural or singular? Is it countable or uncountable? How can we count money?

Restore the proverbs: Money (does ) not smell. Money (opens) all doors.  Money (is ) power.  Money lent (is) money spent. Money (makes) the world go round. How ( much) money do you need?

3.Vocabulary Expansion.   Earn, make, invest, count, pay, spend, save, change, lent, borrow  – MONEY.

Continue the sentences :  If we work hard, we…(earn) money. If we have a lot of money,we… ( invest)  it in bank. If we travel abroad, we… (exchange money)…  When we do not have enough money, we…(borrow) it from a bank or our friends.  Etc.

  1. Listening and singing. The song “MONEY” by ABBA group. (Supplement#7)
  2. Speaking Practice. Welcome to International Finance Conference. We have delegations from Ukraine, the European Union, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the USA. The head of the conference is MR.CHAIRMAN. Feel  free to ask questions.

A speech of Mr.Chairman about history of money.  (Supplement #1)

A speech of the delegation of Ukraine about history and design of a Ukrainian hryvnia. (Supplement#2)

A speech of the delegation of the European Union about the design of a euro. (Supplement #3)

A speech of the delegation of the UK about the history and design of a pound. (Supplement #4)

A speech of the delegation of the USA about the history and design of a dollar. (Supplement #5)

  1. Practical Work. Fill in” The Comparative Table”. Find out:

The youngest currency…The oldest currency…The most colourful  currency …The currency, that  unites the world… The currency, which reflects history …

Find out some details on banknotes  with the help of the lenses(compare two banknotes of 100 hryvnias, describe 5 euro, 5 pounds, 5 dollars, symbols on 1 and 2 dollars).

Answer the questions:

What does the word “hryvnia” mean?

What do windows, gateways and bridges on European banknotes symbolize?

Whose portraits are on British banknotes?

Are all the portraits on US dollars- the portraits of American presidents?

  1. Lexical Practice. He word “MONEY” has a lot of synonyms. Try to guess about their meaning:

Fees, interest, taxes, wages, salary, rent, pension, fare, cash, change, bribe, scholarship…

Find the explanation in the dictionary and write them into your exercise books.

  1. Listening and speaking.

Our guest Ms.Prosperity will tell you about “Money Habits and Superstitions”:

A money tree,  a wealthy corner,  a jumping frog, a red wallet,  money attracts money, if a bird…poops on you…, itchy palm, left hand-receiving, right hand – giving… ( Supplement#6 )

Feel free to ask questions.

  1. Homework.

*To find explanation of money synonyms with the help of dictionary and to write it in the exercise books.

* To speak about coins in Ukraine, the EU, the UK, the USA.

*To describe funny habits and superstitions connected with money.



I work all night, I work all day

To pay the bills I have to pay

Ain’t it sad?

And still there never seems

To be a single penny left for me

That’s too bad In my dreams

I have a plan

If I got the wealthy man

I wouldn’t have to work at all

I’d fool around and have a ball


Money, money, money

Must be funny

In the rich man’s world

Money, money, money

Always sunny

In the rich man’s world


All the things I can do

If I had a little money –

It’s a rich man’s world x2

A man like that is hard to find

But I can’t get him off my mind

Ain’t it sad?

And if he happens to be free

I bet he wouldn’t fancy me

That’s too bad

So I must leave I’ll have to go

To Las Vegas or Monaco

And win a fortune in a game

My life will never be the same…

Money, money, money…


Supplement #1.

Money Conference Speech.

Ladies and Gentlemen!      Welcome to our conference!

Electronic Money, Internet  payments, plastic  cards are coming into use in modern life. But I want to remind you, that money has gone a long and interesting history.

In old times people used cattle, grain, teeth, salt, tobacco and many other things before money appeared.

When people learnt to work with metals, they began to mint coins from precious metals.

Later appeared paper money “ bank notes”.

Today   the delegations from different countries will make short reports about currency bank notes circulating in their countries.

We ask you to fill in the Currency Table by the end of their reports.     We have to choose:

the youngest currency;               the  oldest currency;

the most colourful currency ,            the currency, that unites the world;

the currency, that  reflects history.

Feel free to ask questions to the speakers.

I give the floor to the delegation of Ukraine.     …   Do you have any questions?    …      Thank you.

I give the floor to the delegation of the European Union.  … Ask questions, please.   … Thank you.

I give the floor to the delegation of the United Kingdom  of Great Britain.  … You are free to ask questions. Thank you.

I give the floor to the delegation of the USA ….  Any questions to the speakers?  …Thank you.

Now feel in the Currency Table, please.

Thank you for your attention and productive work. I declare the conference closed.



Ukrainian Currency(modern banknotes).

Hryvnia is the official currency of Ukraine.

The very first hryvnia appeared in Kyiv at the beginning of the 11-th century. It was minted from pure silver, weighed 164 grams and was shaped like a hexagon. In fact, the word “hryvnia” comes from a piece of jewelry which was made of iron, bronze, silver or sometimes gold. It had a shape of a hoop and was worn around the neck, by both men and women. Sometimes it was used instead of money.

The second birth of hryvnia coincided with the proclamation of independence in Ukrainian National Republic in 1918.The famous Ukrainian artist Heorhiy Narbut designed the hryvnia banknote.

The modern-day hryvnia was designed by famous Ukrainian artist Vasyl’ Lopata. It was introduced on September 2, 1996.The face side of modern hryvnia depicts  the outstanding people of Ukraine. The back side  of  hryvnia depicts the places of interest, connected with Ukrainian history and culture.

In 2004 a graphic sign of hryvnia was introduced. It looks like an old letter   ?  with  two parallel lines as a symbol   of stability. In 2008 the Ukrainian hryvnia had been recognized as one of the five the most beautiful currencies in the world. The Aesthetic Commission took into account the aesthetic design and the historical significance of the pictures on the currency. The group of winners except  Ukrainian hryvnia  included Australian dollars, US  dollars, the euro and the Bulgarian lev.



Euro banknotes

On 1 January 2002 euro banknotes were put into circulation in the 12 euro area countries. There are seven denominations of different sizes and colours each: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.

Banknotes are legal tender throughout the euro area.

Euro banknotes feature the architectural styles from seven different periods in Europe’s cultural history – classical, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque and rococo, the age of iron and glass and modern 20th century architecture – without depicting any specific monument of any EU country.

The architectural styles from the seven periods in Europe’s cultural history are represented as follows:

  • Classical: €5 banknote;
  • Romanesque: €10 banknote;
  • Gothic: €20 banknote;
  • Renaissance: €50 banknote;
  • Baroque and rococo: €100 banknote; Age of iron and glass: €200 banknote;

Modem 20th century architecture: €500 banknote Design

The windows and gateways on the front of the banknotes symbolise the spirit of openness and cooperation within the EU.

The bridges on the back symbolise dose cooperation and communication between the people of Europe and between Europe and the rest of the world. Bridges are stylised illustrations, not images of, or from, actual constructions.

The 12 stars of the EU represent the dynamism and harmony of European nations.


Supplement #4

British Currency  (modern banknotes).

The pound sterling is the official currency of the UK. It is one of the oldest world’s  currency.  It was officially established   by  Queen  Elizabeth I  in 1560.  The term  “ pound sterling’’  dates back to 1266 and originates from the value of one pound of weight of high purity silver, known as “sterling silver”. The first banknotes were issued in 1694. Since 1971 the monetary system of Great Britain is based on the decimal  system and now  one pound is subdivided into 100 pence (singular: a penny).

The currency sign is the Latin letter “libra” with two cross- bars (      ).”Libra” was the basic Roman unit of  weight.  The   sign “libra” is more commonly used with a single cross-bar  now (    ).

The old British coins were: a sovereign (a gold coin equal to 1 pound), a shilling (a silver coin equal  to 12 pence), a guinea (a gold coin equal  to 12 shillings). But now these coins are out of the circulation.

The face side of each banknote depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The back side shows the portraits of the outstanding people of the UK. The design of the back side is changing from time to time.

1 pound is a coin now. The banknote featured  Isaac Newton(a scientist).The banknote is out of the circulation since 1998.The current    5 pound  note  features Elizabeth Fry ( a teacher, a fighter for women rights and living conditions in European jails).The previous portraits were: Duke of Wellington, George Stephenson.

The current    10 pound  note features Charles Darwin ( an English naturalist and  traveller).The previous portraits were: Florence Nightingale, Charles Dickens.The current     20 pound  note features Adam Smith ( a Scottish economist).The previous portraits were: William Shakespeare, Michael Faraday, Edward Elgar.The current     50  pound note  features  Matthew Boulton  and James Watt (business partners, the founders of industrial  revolution in England). The previous portraits were: Christopher Wren, John Houblon.


Supplement #5

American Currency (modern banknotes).

The word “dollar” comes from the name of a silver coin used 400 years ago in Europe. The coin was minted from pure silver and called “taler”. Later the word changed into “daler” and “dollar”. This word travelled to the Netherlands,  England, Germany and Spain. The dollar was the currency of Germany and  Spain for over two centuries before it came to America. In 1782 Thomas Jefferson proposed that the Spanish dollar be the unit of currency, thus helping Americans to become independent of the British pound sterling after the War for Independence. Continental Congress of the USA approved its circulation in1786.The dollar became American’s official currency in 1792.

The origin of the dollar sign is not clear. Before Americans had their own dollars, they used Spanish coins. The Spanish coin contained the symbol of Philip – the king of Spain –a ribbon winding around two Pillars of Hercules ($ $).     Historians suppose that it may have led to the dollar sign $. As for the design and colour of banknotes, it was decided that the front side would be printed in black ink with green highlights. The back side was printed in green ink. The green colour was seen as a symbol of stability.So, the banknotes  became known as “greenbacks”. All banknotes bear the words:”In God We Trust”. The face side features the portraits of famous Americans: the outstanding Presidents (banknotes $1, $2, $5, $20, $50) and public figures($10, $100).The back side features the famous places and  historical buildings.


Supplement #6

Money Habits and Superstitions.

Ladies and Gentlemen! It is not a secret, that people practice money habits all over the world. I’d like to remind some of them. As you know, the green colour of this covering is a symbol of stability and prosperity. Let’s look under the green covering…Do you know these symbols?  …

  1. “A Money Tree”. You should have a Money Tree at home. You can decorate your Money Plant with symbols of prosperity. We have decorated our Christmas Tree with coins to attract money in the coming New Year.
  2. “The Wealthy Corner”. It is better to keep your symbols of prosperity in the Wealthy Corner – the south-eastern corner of your house. It can be: a Money Plant, Chinese coins, a Jumping Frog or a beautiful vase with flowers or fruits.
  3. “A Jumping Frog”. A Jumping Frog with a coin in its mouth is a symbol of luck and prosperity.
  4. “A Red Wallet”. Red colour attracts money to your wallet or purse. It is better to keep your change in a special pocket, separately from your banknotes. Organize your banknotes in the right order, with face sides to you.
  5. “Money attracts money”. Never give empty wallet or purse as a present. Put inside a coin or two for good luck.
  6. “If a bird”… poops on you or your car… you will be rich.
  7. “Itchy palm” means that you will get money very soon.
  8. “Left hand – receiving, right hand -giving”. Receive your money with your left hand and give your money with your right hand.

Try to keep to the Money Habits and best wishes for the coming New Year.

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  1. Мені сподобалось, як ви спланували роботу з досить складною, але цікавою і практично коррисною для старшокласників темою. Дуже важливо, що багато учнів – “доповідачів” на конференції , -серйозно працювали самостійно в позаурочний час. Урок , по суті, є частково інтегрованим в Правознавство. Подальших вам успіхів!