English Learners’ Party

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English Learners’ Party

Introduction

Presenter 1: Dear teachers, pupils and guests, we are happy to see you here. Welcome to our English Party.

Presenter 2: By the way, do you know why the pupils go to school?

P1: Maybe to study school subjects?

P2: Well, only this?

P1: Of course not. To meet their friends!

P2: You are right. We are here today to enjoy English, to meet our friends and to have a good time.

P1: Tonight we are having an English party. Two teams are going to compete. But all of you are welcome to take part in it.

P2: If you win a special fan contest your team will receive an extra point, and  you will get a prize.

P1: To make our competition fare and just we invited a jury. Welcome our jury!

P2: The jury is given special cards to put points.

I think the fans are ready to support their teams with a storm of applause. To help your teams during the contests, please, keep silent.

P1: Everything is ready, isn’t it? Let’s start then. Meet our teams!

Team presentation

The first team is called “Enthusiasts”

P2: The members of the other team call themselves “Optimists”

Let the teams introduce themselves and recite their mottoes.

Optimists: When the weather is cold

                    We must not scold

                    When the weather is wet

                    We must not fret

                    When the weather is warm

                    We must not storm

                    But be joyful together

                    Whatever the weather

Enthusiasts: What do we care how rough the road

                       How rough or fine the weather

                       How light the fare

                       How heavy the load

                       We walk the road together!

 

Warming up

P1: Thank you. To begin with let’s train a little.

Your task is to give quick answers to six questions. Be attentive!

1)    What is the real name of Jack London: John Griffith, Samuel Clements or William Porter?

2)    Lena is Sasha’s sister, but Sasha is not her brother. What is Sasha?

3)    What does the word “standee” mean? a) a theatre goer without any seat b) a pupil who is always standing in class c) a person on strike

4)    Give British equivalents of the words: movie, first floor, subway

5)    How can you get from Britain to Australia: by helicopter, by plane, by ship?

6)    Name the hero who sad the words “to be or not to be, that is the question”.  

P2: Now the questions to the Optimists:

1)    What is the real name of Mark Twain? a) John Griffith b) Samuel Clemens c) William Porter

2)    It takes 20 minutes to boil one egg. How long will it take to boil four eggs?

3)    What does the word “schoolie” mean in Australian English? a) a big school b) a mini school c) a teacher

4)    What is the American English for flat, high school, lorry?

5)    Is James Aldridge the author of “The last inch”, “The last leaf” or “The last of the Mohicans”?

6)    Which foreign language is most commonly taught in British schools: French, German or Spanish?

P1: Now we ask our jury to show the results of the two contests.

 

The artistic competition

P2:   Thank you, now we are having an artistic competition. We’ll see what painters you are!

Listen to the description and draw a portrait. Use as many details as possible. Our assistants will give you paper and markers. Be attentive!

(The presenter is reading the descriptions for both teams)

P1: While our painters are working lets have some music and listen to the song performed by Katia.

P2: Thank you, Katia. Now we have two masterpieces. It’s up to our jury to decide which one is better.

Listen and move

P1: Now be ready to move. Listen attentively and do exercises. First the Optimists:

Stand up and look around

Shake your head and turn around

Stamp your feet upon the ground

Clap your hands and then sit down

P2: Now the Enthusiasts:

Step, step, clap, clap

Bend left, clap, clap

Bend right, clap, clap

Hands up, clap, clap

Turn yourself around and sit down.