Meet Great Britain. The Geographical Position of the Country

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Meet Great Britain. The Geographical Position of the Country

Goals:

-        to give students basic information about the subject they are going to learn about;

-        to inform students about the geographical position of the UK;

-        to enrich the outlook;

-        to develop skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing;

-        to teach students to listen carefully, to summarize, to work in groups and individually.

Equipment: the maps of the UK, the texts, cards.

 

The procedure:

 

Warming-up.

Each student gets the card with the riddle and the number (1-12). Their task is to guess the word and to write the first letter of it on the blackboard in the square marked by the number the student has in his/her card.

G1

R2

E3

A4

T5

B6

R7

I8

T9

A10

I11

N12

(Students guess the riddles, go to the blackboard and write the letters as far as they know the answer. If there are difficulties, the class helps. 4 min)

 

The riddles

  1. It is green and everywhere on the ground seen. (Grass)
  2. It is a very beautiful sweet smelling flower, a flower of love, but with thorns. (Rose)
  3. This is the biggest animal in the world that doesn’t live in water. (Elephant)
  4. This fruit grows on an apple-tree. (Apple)
  5. A hot drink that is made of leaves and is very popular with British and all over the world. (Tea)
  6. The animals that can fly. (Birds)
  7. In Ukraine it’s the Dnipro, in Britain it’s the Thames. What’s this? (River)
  8. It is cold and very tasty. It can be vanilla, chocolate and with jam. (Ice cream)
  9. A person who teaches you at school. (Teacher)
  10. They also live on the earth but they are not people. (Animals)
  11. The international computer net. (Internet)
  12. 1,2,3,4,5… They are … (Numbers)

Now you know the topic we are going to speak about. It is Great Britain.

 

I really have much to tell you and there will be a series of lessons dedicated to Britain. Today we shall learn basic facts about this country and especially about its geography. And at the end of the lesson there will be a short test in order to check your work. OK! Let’s go ahead!

 

First look at the sentence.

 "Great Britain" has several different names, some people say "Britain", or "the United Kingdom", or just "the UK".

How many names of the country are mentioned?

What do you think is the official name of the state?

What is the abbreviation?

Remember to use the article where necessary. If the name of the state consists of several words, it is used with the article “the”: The United Kingdom.  Great Britain is the name of an island, that’s why it is used without an article. (2 min)

 

Now when you know the name of the state, look at the map of it. Listen to a summary and then be ready to correct the mistakes in the sentences. (4 min)

There are four different countries in the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Altogether more than 56 million people live in Britain, many of them in big industrial cities like London, Liverpool and Manchester. Northern Ireland is situated in the northern part of Ireland. The territory of the United Kingdom is about 244 square kilometers and it takes the 75th place among other countries in the world. The capital of the country is London.

 

Now look at the sentences and correct them if necessary.

  1. There are five different countries in the United Kingdom.
  2. Altogether more than 56 million people live in Britain.
  3. Northern Ireland is situated in the northern part of Britain.
  4. The territory of the United Kingdom is about 422 square kilometers.
  5. The capital of the country is London.