Разработка урока английского языка в 8 классе по теме “Captain Scott’s Polar Expedition”
Sheina Vera Nicolaevna School № 132 Almaty
Aim of the lesson: 1.Training: Drilling of speaking skills on the basis of the text read. 2.Developing: Development of the ability to systematize and generalize. 3.Educational: Development of students’ volitional qualities.
Type of the lesson: Lesson with multiple objectives. Form of the lesson: Discussion. Equipment: Course-books, portraits.
1.Preliminary stage. a)Organization. Good morning dear students. You are welcome to our lesson which focuses on the topic Scott’s polar expedition. People began to travel ages ago. The very first to travelers were explorers who went on trips to find wealth, fame or something else. Their journeys were very dangerous but people kept on going to the unknown lands. Nowadays it is not as dangerous and much more convenient. With modern services you can go around the world. b)Warming up. Antarctic explorers came up against many obstacles – sometimes even before they reached the Antarctic! They had to adapt to many situations to survive and achieve their goals. Ask students how difficult they think it would be to get to one of the poles. Brainstorm how explorers could travel there, and what supplies they would need to survive in the extreme polar environment. 2.The main stage. Exercise 1 p. 10. (New Opportunities. Intermediate). • Focus on the photo and ask if students know who and where the men are and how they look/feel. (The men are Captain Scott and his team at the South Pole). • Students then read the text to check their guesses. • Ask students some comprehension questions. • What people were exploring Antarctica in the early 1900s? • Why do you think they wanted to explore Antarctica? • Who was the first person to make it to the South Pole? • What expedition arrived second? What happened to them and why? (Roald Amundsen and his expedition were the first people to reach the South Pole, in December 1911. They were very experienced in snowy terrain and used dogs to help them haul their supplies. Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition was headed to the South Pole at the same time, and they made it to the Pole second, in January 1912. Because of poor planning and inexperience, coupled with bad weather, they died on their return trip). • In groups students research the expeditions of Scott and Amundsen to Antarctica and fill in a ‘fact finder’ table for each explorer.
Fact finder table
Name of explorer Dates and length of expedition Purpose of expedition Food Shelter Transport Clothing Other equipment Difficulties faced
• Students present their findings to the class. They should discuss similarities and differences between the expeditions. What worked in the expeditions? What didn’t work? What would they do differently from what the explorers did? • Ask student to plan their expedition. Working in the same groups and using the information from the previous activity, students plan their own expedition to Antarctica in 1915. Students will need to consider the following questions: • What is the purpose of their expedition? • Think about the problems and difficulties they might face. How might they overcome these? • What equipment will they need? • How will they get to Antarctica? • Remember that they will need food, shelter, clothing and maps. • Students fill in a ‘fact finder’ table with the details of their journey. Then students should share their expedition plans with the class. 3.The concluding stage. a)Home assignment. Dear students! I’d like to thank you for you work. And now write down your task for the nest lesson. Tell SS that they have just reached the South Pole. They should write an account in their diary. Tell them to consider the following issues: • Environment. • Weather conditions. • Methods of transport and possible dangers. • Feelings and emotions. b)Summing up. Reflection. Ask students what new things they have found out at the lesson; would they like to know more on the given topic. Evaluation.